TOTAL: 311
  1. Measuring Poverty

    Measuring Poverty

    Edited by Stephan Klasen
    This impressive collection brings together the most important contributions by some of the leading scholars in the field of poverty measurement. It includes critical papers on what constitutes poverty and associated poverty measures, as well as conceptual and empirical approaches to set poverty lines for both national and international settings. The volume also discusses national and international income poverty measures, multidimensional poverty indices, and ways to capture poverty dynamics. With an original introduction by the editor, this collection will be an essential resource for scholars and students of development economics and social policy. Learn More
    December 2018   Hardback Price: $ 480.00   Web: $ 432.00
    Availability: Not yet published
  2. Economic Growth and Poverty

    Economic Growth and Poverty

    Edited by Nanak Kakwani, Hyun H. Son
    This single-volume compilation offers an insight to some of the most important questions economists and policymakers have been grappling over. A substantial amount of research has been carried out using cross-country regression models, resulting in a better and improved understanding of the linkage between economic growth and poverty reduction. The literature on cross-country regressions, however, has led to conflicting conclusions. Based on a selection of influential papers, and prefaced by a critical review of the literature, this collection covers an array of relevant topics and thought-provoking material. Scholars who envision a world free of extreme poverty will find this volume particularly valuable. Learn More
    November 2018   Hardback Price: $ 500.00   Web: $ 450.00
    Availability: Not yet published
  3. The Evaluation of Complex Infrastructure Projects

    The Evaluation of Complex Infrastructure Projects

    Lasse Gerrits, Stefan Verweij
    Infrastructure projects are notoriously hard to manage so it is important that society learns from the successes and mistakes made over time. However, most evaluation methods run into a conundrum: either they cover a large number of projects but have little to say about their details, or they focus on detailed single-case studies with little in terms of applicability elsewhere. This book presents Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) as an alternative evaluation method that solves the conundrum to enhance learning. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
    Availability: In Stock
  4. Teaching Benefit-Cost Analysis

    Teaching Benefit-Cost Analysis

    Edited by Scott Farrow
    Teaching Benefit-Cost Analysis provides detail and inspiration that extends and clarifies standard textbooks. Each short, self-contained module includes guidance to additional sources while many also provide class exercises. Classes for advanced undergraduates, practitioners, or Masters students could especially apply these tools of the trade. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
    Availability: In Stock
  5. The Ecology of Tax Systems

    The Ecology of Tax Systems

    Vito Tanzi
    This groundbreaking book analyzes how the ecology of taxation is fundamental for the success or failure of tax systems. It specifically focuses on the role of the ecological environment on taxation; the factors that determine the ecology of taxation; and how the ecology of taxation has changed and may continue to evolve. The implicit, important conclusion is that there are no permanent or universal optimal tax theories: all theories are related to this ecology. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
    Availability: In Stock
  6. Fighting Terrorism at Source

    Fighting Terrorism at Source

    Jean-Paul Azam, Véronique Thelen
    This book offers a unique and insightful econometric evaluation of the policies used to fight transnational terrorism between 1990 and 2014 using a sample of 124 countries. It proves that foreign aid plays a crucial role by inducing recipient governments to protect the donors’ political and economic interests within their sphere of influence. In contrast, US troops on the ground are counter-productive as they increase the supply of terrorist attacks from the host countries, even though this effect has been significantly reduced by the Obama administration. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
    Availability: In Stock
  7. The Reform of Network Industries

    The Reform of Network Industries

    Edited by Massimo Florio
    Network industries such as electricity, gas, rail, local public transport, telecommunications and postal services are recognised by the EU as crucial for fostering European social and territorial cohesion. Providing an overview of key policy reforms in these industries and an empirical evaluation, this thought-provoking book offers a critical perspective on the functioning of the networks that provide vital services to EU citizens. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
    Availability: In Stock
  8. Advanced Introduction to Cost–Benefit Analysis

    Advanced Introduction to Cost–Benefit Analysis

    Robert J. Brent
    This concise yet comprehensive introduction aims to outline the core principles of Cost–Benefit Analysis (CBA), laying them out in an accessible manner with minimum technical detail. The applied nature of the subject is emphasized by showing how each of the principles is applied to an actual public policy intervention, covering transport, education, health and the environment. Robert Brent demonstrates how economic efficiency and equity can be combined as social objectives to help determine decisions that can increase satisfaction for all. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
    Availability: In Stock
    2017   Paperback Price: $ 27.95   Web: $ 22.36
    Availability: In Stock
  9. Central and Local Government Relations in Asia

    Central and Local Government Relations in Asia

    Edited by Naoyuki Yoshino, Peter J. Morgan
    Sustainable and inclusive growth in emerging Asian economies requires high levels of public investment in areas such as infrastructure, education, health, and social services. The increasing complexity and regional diversity of these investment needs, together with the trend of democratization, has led to fiscal decentralization being implemented in many Asian economies. This book takes stock of some major issues regarding fiscal decentralization, including expenditure and revenue assignments, transfer programs, and sustainability of local government finances, and develops important findings and policy recommendations. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 180.00   Web: $ 162.00
    Availability: In Stock
  10. The Economics of Natural Disasters

    The Economics of Natural Disasters

    Edited by Mark Skidmore
    This timely new collection presents essential readings for those interested in the economics of natural disasters. It features influential articles on the macroeconomic and regional impacts of natural disasters, natural disaster vulnerability, resilience, recovery and adaptation. Topics covered include short-run and long-run economic impacts, poverty and vulnerability, emerging life-saving technologies, the role of government in fostering resilience and adaptation in response to disasters. Together with an original introduction by the editor, this volume will be an invaluable source of reference for researchers and policymakers alike. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 465.00   Web: $ 418.50
    Availability: In Stock
  11. A History of American State and Local Economic Development

    A History of American State and Local Economic Development

    Ronald W. Coan
    A History of American State and Local Economic Development relates the history of American local and state economic development from 1790 to 2000. This multi-variable, multi-disciplinary history employs a bottom-up policy-making systems approach while exploring the three eras of economic development. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 210.00   Web: $ 189.00
    Availability: In Stock
  12. Public or Private Goods?

    Public or Private Goods?

    Edited by Brigitte Unger, Daan van der Linde, Michael Getzner
    The book explores the core public tasks that the state has traditionally provided but which increasingly are being privatized and subsumed by the private sector. The night-watchman state role of providing security is instead offered by private prisons and security guards. Legitimized by the argument of efficiency gains, social security including public housing, pensions, unemployment insurance and health care are all being gradually privatized. This book argues that on the basis of efficiency, morality and equality there is still an overwhelming need for public intervention – the res publica. Although the state still funds and regulates core domains, it provides fewer and fewer visible goods. The authors show how this apparent invisibility of the state presents serious challenges for both income equality and democracy. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
    Availability: In Stock
  13. The Future of Federalism

    The Future of Federalism

    Edited by Richard Eccleston, Richard Krever
    The crisis and its aftermath had a dramatic short-term effect on federal relations and, as the twelve case studies in this volume show, set in place a new set of socio-political factors that are shaping the longer-run process of institutional evolution and adaptation in federal systems. This illuminating book illustrates how an understanding of these complex dynamics is crucial to the development of policies needed for effective and sustainable federal governance in the twenty-first century.​ Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
    Availability: In Stock
  14. The Economics of Governance

    The Economics of Governance

    Edited by Donald Wittman
    This collection of articles uses economic theory to explain the governance of organizations. It covers the governance of families, oligarchies, democracies, for profit firms and non-profit institutions such as religious organizations. The widespread and novel subject matter within a set of focused economic questions results in fascinating reading allowing the reader to see how similar issues can be answered in areas where the person has little knowledge of the subject. This is an engaging and useful tool for students, researchers and academics wanting to expand their area of expertise into new and exciting realms. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 370.00   Web: $ 333.00
    Availability: In Stock
  15. The Economics of Sovereign Debt

    The Economics of Sovereign Debt

    Edited by Robert W. Kolb
    This expansive collection contains more than one hundred of the very best and most influential scholarly articles on the sovereign debt of central governments around the world. It features discussions of the debt of many emerging nations as well as the largest sovereign debtors in the world. Collectively, these articles provide a thorough understanding of sovereign debt as seen by the best economists from around the world. The extensive and in-depth introductory chapter also discusses each of the articles individually. This collection is an essential tool to libraries, academic institutions, economic scholars and students alike. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 1,399.95   Web: $ 1,259.95
    Availability: In Stock
  16. Public Utilities, Second Edition

    Public Utilities, Second Edition

    David E. McNabb
    A thoroughly updated introduction to the current issues and challenges facing managers and administrators in the investor and publicly owned utility industry, this engaging volume addresses management concerns in five sectors of the utility industry: electric power, natural gas, water, wastewater systems and public transit. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 175.00   Web: $ 157.50
    Availability: In Stock
    2018   Paperback Price: $ 60.00   Web: $ 48.00
    Availability: In Stock
  17. Structuring Public–Private Research Partnerships for Success

    Structuring Public–Private Research Partnerships for Success

    Gordon Rausser, Holly Amedon, Reid Stevens
    As funding for universities and governmental research units has declined, these institutions have turned to the private sector to augment their research and development budgets. This book presents a framework for structuring public-private research partnerships that protect both these institutions’ academic freedom and the private firm’s corporate interests. This formulation is developed using insights originating from the incomplete contracting and collective decision making literatures. The book presents a number of template designs for a variety of research partnerships. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
    Availability: In Stock
    2018   Paperback Price: $ 40.00   Web: $ 32.00
    Availability: In Stock
  18. Global Public Goods

    Global Public Goods

    Edited by Inge Kaul
    Global and transnational challenges figure ever more prominently on national and international policy agendas and are increasingly analysed as global public goods (GPGs). This timely collection, which includes contributions by eminent scholars from a wide range of academic disciplines, provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of the theoretical and empirical research on this topic, and suggestions on where scholarship could go next. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 425.00   Web: $ 382.50
    Availability: In Stock
  19. Economic Behaviour and Taxation

    Economic Behaviour and Taxation

    Edited by James Alm, J. S. Leguizamon
    Over several decades there have been major changes to the way public economists investigate behavioural responses to taxation. This includes areas such as the supply of labour, charitable giving, savings, capital gains realisations, mobility, bequests, family structure, reported income and tax evasion. Recent research has utilised new data sets and applied new empirical methods, including laboratory experiments, natural field experiments and controlled field experiments. Other disciplines, especially psychology, are increasingly contributing to the application of behavioural (or cognitive) economics, but the lessons from this work are unevenly disseminated. This important volume brings together the most important scholarly articles on how taxes affect individual behaviour, highlighting current knowledge on behavioural responses to taxation, new thinking about the relevant issues and analysis of useful policy options. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 470.00   Web: $ 423.00
    Availability: In Stock
  20. Competition and Regulation in Electricity Markets

    Competition and Regulation in Electricity Markets

    Edited by Sebastian Eyre, Michael G. Pollitt
    Featuring an original introduction by the editors, these carefully-selected essays explore the main issues surrounding competition and regulation in electricity markets. The industry is experiencing irresistible forces of change, driven by energy policy objectives; a reassessment of market regulation in the face of high-energy prices; and the response to consumer pressure to agree on what constitutes a fair price for energy. This volume identifies the key articles that underpin the debate across the industries supply chain (generation, supply and networks) from a regulatory perspective (including market power and incentive regulation). The collection then considers the overall impact of liberalisation and future developments. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 520.00   Web: $ 468.00
    Availability: In Stock