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Advancing Human DevelopmentTheory and Practice

Advancing Human Development: Theory and Practice

Frances Stewart, Gustav Ranis, and Emma Samman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198794455
eISBN:
9780191835902
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794455.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The book provides a comprehensive account of the human development (HD) approach to development. It shows how it emerged as a consequence of defects in earlier strategies, especially growth ... More

Beyond AusterityReforming the Greek Economy

Beyond Austerity: Reforming the Greek Economy

Costas Meghir, Christopher A. Pissarides, Dimitri Vayanos, and Nikolaos Vettas (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262035835
eISBN:
9780262339216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035835.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

More than eight years after the global financial crisis began, the economy of Greece shows little sign of recovery, and its position in the eurozone seems tenuous. Between 2008 and 2014, incomes in ... More

Central Banking in Turbulent Times

Central Banking in Turbulent Times

Francesco Papadia and Tuomas Välimäki

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198806196
eISBN:
9780191844058
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806196.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The book describes the long and difficult process that led to the central banking model prevailing in most advanced economies at the end of last century. The critical institutional basis of that ... More

CommoditiesMarkets, Performance, and Strategies

Commodities: Markets, Performance, and Strategies

H. Kent Baker, Greg Filbeck, and Jeffrey H. Harris (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190656010
eISBN:
9780190656041
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656010.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

In today’s dynamic financial environment, commodity markets can be accessed with products that create unique risk and return dynamics for investors worldwide. Commodities: Markets, Performance, and ... More

The Culture of Contentment

The Culture of Contentment

John Kenneth Galbraith

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171654
eISBN:
9781400889020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171654.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

The world has become increasingly separated into the haves and have nots. This book shows how a contented class—not the privileged few but the socially and economically advantaged majority—defend ... More

Demographic Change and Long-Run Development

Demographic Change and Long-Run Development

Matteo Cervellati and Uwe Sunde (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036627
eISBN:
9780262341660
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036627.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Over the last two hundred years, mortality and fertility levels in the Western world have dropped to unprecedented levels. This demographic transition was accompanied by an economic transition that ... More

Did the Millennium Development Goals Work?Meeting Future Challenges with Past Lessons

Did the Millennium Development Goals Work?: Meeting Future Challenges with Past Lessons

Hany Besada, Leah McMillan Polonenko, and Manmohan Agarwal (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447335702
eISBN:
9781447335740
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447335702.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) set by the United Nations were deliberately ambitious, and they have been the subject of much debate. Now, with the 2015 target date for many of the goals ... More

Diminishing Returns at WorkThe Consequences of Long Working Hours

Diminishing Returns at Work: The Consequences of Long Working Hours

John H. Pencavel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190876166
eISBN:
9780190876197
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876166.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics, Economic History

This book concerns working hours - in the past and in the present, in America and in Britain. The focus is on the relationship between working hours and outcome , such as production and health. ... More

Economics in PerspectiveA Critical History

Economics in Perspective: A Critical History

John Kenneth Galbraith

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171647
eISBN:
9781400889075
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171647.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book presents a compelling and accessible history of economic ideas, from Aristotle through the twentieth century. Examining theories of the past that have a continuing modern resonance, the ... More

Europe's Growth ChampionInsights from the Economic Rise of Poland

Europe's Growth Champion: Insights from the Economic Rise of Poland

Marcin Piatkowski

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198789345
eISBN:
9780191831195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789345.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International, Economic History

The book is about one of the biggest economic success stories that one has hardly ever heard about. It is about a perennially backward, poor, and peripheral country, which over the last twenty-five ... More

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