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Egypt's Desert Dreams: Development or Disaster?

David Sims

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789774166686
eISBN:
9781617976544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166686.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Egypt has placed its hopes on developing its vast and empty deserts as the ultimate solution to the country’s problems. New cities, new farms, new industrial zones, new tourism resorts, and new ... More


On Balancing Rising Long-Term Budgets for a Free Society

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Fixing Inequality in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789888390625
eISBN:
9789888390373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390625.003.0031
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Social welfare as a share of government expenditures has risen the most over time, in part because of growing demand from those with such needs: people with disabilities, elderly people without ... More


Constructing a PCE-Weighted Consumer Price Index

Caitlin Blair

in Improving the Measurement of Consumer Expenditures

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226126654
eISBN:
9780226194714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226194714.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This study investigates the effects of simulating the Consumer Price Index (CPI) with alternately sourced weights on the inflation experience for an average US consumer. The Bureau of Labor ... More


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