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War, Hunger, and Displacement: VOLUME 1

War, Hunger, and Displacement: VOLUME 1

E. Wayne Nafziger, Frances Stewart, and Raimo Väyrynen (eds)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198297390
eISBN:
9780191685323
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198297390.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Civil wars in developing countries are amongst the most significant sources of human suffering in the world today. Although there are many political analyses of these emergencies, this text studies ... More

War, Hunger, and Displacement: Volume 2

War, Hunger, and Displacement: Volume 2

E. Wayne Nafziger, Frances Stewart, and Raimo Väyrynen (eds)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198297406
eISBN:
9780191685330
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198297406.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Since the end of the Cold War, the number of civil wars in developing countries has escalated to the point where they are the most significant source of human suffering in the world today. Although ... More

War, Peace, and Prosperity in the Name of GodThe Ottoman Role in Europe's Socioeconomic Evolution

War, Peace, and Prosperity in the Name of God: The Ottoman Role in Europe's Socioeconomic Evolution

Murat Iyigun

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226388434
eISBN:
9780226232287
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226232287.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book explores three critical questions that blend the functionalist aspects of religion with the evolution of human societies: Why and how did political power and organized religion become so ... More

The Washington Consensus ReconsideredTowards a New Global Governance

The Washington Consensus Reconsidered: Towards a New Global Governance

Narcís Serra and Joseph E. Stiglitz (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199534081
eISBN:
9780191714658
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534081.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book brings together many leading international figures in development studies, such as Jose Antonio Ocampo, Paul Krugman, Dani Rodrik, Joseph Stiglitz, Daniel Cohen, Olivier Blanchard, Deepak ... More

The Watchful Clothier

The Watchful Clothier

Matthew Kadane

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300169614
eISBN:
9780300188936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300169614.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

A clothier and a deeply religious man, Joseph Ryder faithfully kept a diary from 1733 until his death, 2.5 million words later, in 1768. Recently rediscovered and interpreted by the author of this ... More

The Wealth and Poverty of RegionsWhy Cities Matter

The Wealth and Poverty of Regions: Why Cities Matter

Mario Polese

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226673158
eISBN:
9780226673172
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226673172.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

As the world becomes more interconnected through travel and electronic communication, many believe that physical places will become less important. But as this book argues geography will matter more ... More

Wealth in the UKDistribution, Accumulation, and Policy

Wealth in the UK: Distribution, Accumulation, and Policy

John Hills, Francesca Bastagli, Frank Cowell, Howard Glennerster, Eleni Karagiannaki, and Abigail McKnight

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199678303
eISBN:
9780191757594
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678303.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Public and Welfare

This book examines the key issues connected with the distribution of personal wealth in the UK and why wealth is now such an important factor in social differences and in public policy. Personal ... More

The Welfare State as Piggy BankInformation, Risk, Uncertainty, and the Role of the State

The Welfare State as Piggy Bank: Information, Risk, Uncertainty, and the Role of the State

Nicholas Barr

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246595
eISBN:
9780191595936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246599.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This book applies economic theory to the welfare state. Its core message is that the welfare state exists not only to relieve poverty and redistribute income and wealth (the ‘Robin Hood’ function) ... More

Welfare, Incentives, and Taxation

Welfare, Incentives, and Taxation

James Mirrlees

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198295211
eISBN:
9780191685095
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295211.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The author of this book is an economist interested in welfare, development, and public sector economics. The volume brings together published and unpublished work in these key areas.

Well Worth SavingHow the New Deal Safeguarded Home Ownership

Well Worth Saving: How the New Deal Safeguarded Home Ownership

Price V. Fishback, Jonathan Rose, and Kenneth Snowden

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226082448
eISBN:
9780226082585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226082585.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book is an economic history of the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation (HOLC). The HOLC was government corporation created under the New Deal to refinance home mortgage loans in danger of foreclosure, ... More

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