Economics Books

Economics Books

Weltagrarbericht: Synthesebericht
978-3-937816-68-5
Hamburg University Press

The 2008 Africa in Johannesburg (Republic of South) adopted the World Agricultural Report (International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development [IAASTD]) is the result of an unprecedented cooperative effort between the UN and other international organizations, 60 governments and more than 400 scientists from all regions on earth.

Long-run economic aspects of the European Union’s eastern enlargment
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WRR

De serie ‘Werkdocumenten’ omvat stukken die in het kader van de werkzaamheden van de WRR tot stand zijn gekomen en die op aanvraag door de raad beschikbaar worden gesteld. De verantwoordelijkheid voor de inhoud en de ingenomen standpunten berust bij de auteurs.

Bloc Formation, Fragmentation and Stability in the World Economy
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WRR

De serie ‘Werkdocumenten’ omvat stukken die in het kader van de werkzaamheden van de WRR tot stand zijn gekomen en die op aanvraag door de raad beschikbaar worden gesteld. De verantwoordelijkheid voor de inhoud en de ingenomen standpunten berust bij de auteurs.

The Way Ahead : Meeting Canada’s Productivity Challenge
9780776606699
University of Ottawa Press

Canada is a prosperous country, but this prosperity is being stressed by demographics, pressures on the public purse, and low productivity growth. To maintain the nation’s high quality of life, prosperity must increase while remaining sustainable. Combining Tom Brzustowski’s extensive knowledge of government, industry, and

Beyond the crisis
Beyond the crisis
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WRR

We live in turbulent times. This begs the question of how the world might look once the crisis (or crises) is over. For the WRR Lecture 2010 we addressed this question by inviting two internationally renowned experts in the field of future research: Angela Wilkinson, Director of the Futures Programme at Oxford University (uk) and John Robinson, Professor of Sustainable Development at the University of British Columbia (ubc) in Vancouver

Agricultural Input Subsidies: The Recent Malawi Experience
9780199683529
Oxford University Press, Oxford

Agricultural input subsidies were a major feature of development policies in rural economies until the 1980s. Continuing rural poverty with low productivity and fertilizer use in smallholder staple crops has led to their resurgence in Africa. These subsidies are, however, controversial with claims of both large food security

The Practice of Industrial Policy: Government—Business Coordination in Africa and East Asia
9780198796954
Oxford University Press, Oxford

Much of the information relevant to policy formulation for industrial development is held by the private sector, not by public officials. There is, therefore, fairly broad agreement in the development literature that some form of structured engagement—often referred to as close or strategic coordination—between the public and private

Migrating into Financial Markets: How Remittances Became a Development Tool
9780520285460
University of California Press

We understand very little about the billions of dollars that flow throughout the world from migrants back to their home countries. In this rigorous and illuminating work, Matt Bakker, an economic sociologist, examines how these migrant remittances—the resources of some of the world’s least affluent people—have come to be seen in recent

Determinants of Financial Development
9780230273672
Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, and New York, USA

“As the world has witnessed the worst financial crisis and climate crisis of our age, during the period of 2007-2009, the issues surrounding the emergence and development of financial markets and carbon markets is becoming an increasingly significant area of research and debate worldwide. By engaging with recently developed methods

The Practices of Happiness : Political Economy, Religion and Wellbeing
9780415550970
Taylor & Francis, London

There is growing evidence that rising levels of prosperity in Western economies since 1945 have not been matched by greater incidences of reported well-being and happiness. Indeed, material affluence is often accompanied instead by greater social and individual distress. A growing literature within the humanities and