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Accelerating Energy InnovationInsights from Multiple Sectors

Accelerating Energy Innovation: Insights from Multiple Sectors

Rebecca M. Henderson and Richard G. Newell (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226326832
eISBN:
9780226326856
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226326856.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Accelerating energy innovation could be an important part of an effective response to the threat of climate change. This book complements existing research on the subject with an exploration of the ... More

Access to Land, Rural Poverty, and Public Action

Access to Land, Rural Poverty, and Public Action

Alain de Janvry, Gustavo Gordillo, Elisabeth Sadoulet, and Jean-Philippe Platteau (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242177
eISBN:
9780191697036
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242177.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The way jurisdiction over land is distributed among members of a community has a powerful influence over how efficiently land is used, the incidence of poverty, and the level of inequality in the ... More

Achieving Development SuccessStrategies and Lessons from the Developing World

Achieving Development Success: Strategies and Lessons from the Developing World

Augustin K. Fosu (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199671557
eISBN:
9780191751059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671557.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In the development literature, some countries are cited more often than others as examples of development success. These countries are understood to have policies and institutions in place that could ... More

Acts of God and ManRuminations on Risk and Insurance

Acts of God and Man: Ruminations on Risk and Insurance

Michael Powers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153676
eISBN:
9780231527057
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153676.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book examines traditional insurance risks such as earthquakes, storms, terrorist attacks, and other disasters. It begins with a discussion of how the risk of such “acts of God and men” impact on ... More

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

African Successes, Volume IGovernment and Institutions

African Successes, Volume I: Government and Institutions

Sebastian Edwards, Simon Johnson, and David N. Weil (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226316222
eISBN:
9780226316369
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226316369.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This is volume I of a four volume set, with papers developed as part of a large-scale project and associated conference series funded by the Gates Foundation. It is comprised of careful empirical ... More

African Successes, Volume IIHuman Capital

African Successes, Volume II: Human Capital

Sebastian Edwards, Simon Johnson, and David N. Weil (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226316055
eISBN:
9780226316192
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226316192.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This is Volume II of a four set series that reports on progress with economic, political, and social development in Africa over recent decades. Volume I deals with social peace, the basic functioning ... More

African Successes, Volume IIIModernization and Development

African Successes, Volume III: Modernization and Development

Sebastian Edwards, Simon Johnson, and David N. Weil (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226315720
eISBN:
9780226315867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315867.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This is Volume III of a four volume set that reports on progress with economic, political, and social development in Africa over recent decades. Volume I deals with the essential issues of social ... More

African Successes, Volume IVSustainable Growth

African Successes, Volume IV: Sustainable Growth

Sebastian Edwards, Simon Johnson, and David N. Weil (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226315553
eISBN:
9780226315690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315690.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This is Volume IV of a four volume set reporting on research on Africa funded by the Gates Foundation. Volume I is focused on conditions that make growth possible; Volume II deals with human ... More

After the SpringEconomic Transitions in the Arab World

After the Spring: Economic Transitions in the Arab World

Magdi Amin, Ragui Assaad, Nazar al-Baharna, Kemal Dervis, Raj M. Desai, Navtej S. Dhillon, Ahmed Galal, Hafez Ghanem, Carol Graham, and Daniel Kaufmann

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199924929
eISBN:
9780199949427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199924929.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The Arab Spring constitutes perhaps the most far-reaching political and economic transition since the end of communism in Europe. For too long, the economic aspirations of the people in the region, ... More

After-Development DynamicsSouth Korea's Contemporary Engagement with Asia

After-Development Dynamics: South Korea's Contemporary Engagement with Asia

Anthony P. D'Costa (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198729433
eISBN:
9780191796340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729433.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Development, Growth, and Environmental

South Korea’s economic development trajectory has been widely studied and is well understood. From an impoverished war-torn nation, the country has progressed on all fronts, including a ten-fold ... More

Agrarian Crisis in India

Agrarian Crisis in India

D. Narasimha Reddy and Srijit Mishra (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198069096
eISBN:
9780199080472
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069096.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book contains chapters that deal with the agricultural crisis in India. It provides a comprehensive analysis of the macroeconomic and micro-level issues associated with the crisis, as well as ... More

Agricultural Input SubsidiesThe Recent Malawi Experience

Agricultural Input Subsidies: The Recent Malawi Experience

Ephraim Chirwa and Andrew Dorward

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199683529
eISBN:
9780191763069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683529.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

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 ... More

Agriculture, Diversification, and Gender in Rural AfricaLongitudinal Perspectives from Six Countries

Agriculture, Diversification, and Gender in Rural Africa: Longitudinal Perspectives from Six Countries

Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt, Fred Mawunyo Dzanku, and Aida Cuthbert Isinika (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198799283
eISBN:
9780191839641
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799283.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book contributes to the understanding of smallholder agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa through addressing the dynamics of intensification and diversification within and outside agriculture, in ... More

Aid and DevelopmentA Brief Introduction

Aid and Development: A Brief Introduction

Myles A. Wickstead

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198744924
eISBN:
9780191806025
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744924.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

There are many books about aid and development, but most of them either assume a good deal of prior knowledge about the subject, or are written to make the case for or against aid. This book sets aid ... More

The Aid LabUnderstanding Bangladesh’s Unexpected Success

The Aid Lab: Understanding Bangladesh’s Unexpected Success

Naomi Hossain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198785507
eISBN:
9780191827419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785507.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, South and East Asia

From an unpromising start as ‘the basket case’ to present-day plaudits for its human development achievements, Bangladesh plays an ideological role in the contemporary world order, offering proof ... More

Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya SenVolume I: Ethics, Welfare, and Measurement

Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen: Volume I: Ethics, Welfare, and Measurement

Kaushik Basu and Ravi Kanbur (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239115
eISBN:
9780191716935
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239115.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The year 2008 marks Amartya Sen's 75th birthday. Amartya has made deep and lasting contributions to the academic disciplines of economics, philosophy, and more broadly the social sciences. He has ... More

Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen, Volume 2Society, Institutions, and Development

Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen, Volume 2: Society, Institutions, and Development

Kaushik Basu and Ravi Kanbur (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239979
eISBN:
9780191716874
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239979.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The year 2008 marks Amartya Sen's 75th birthday. Amartya has made deep and lasting contributions to the academic disciplines of economics, philosophy, and the social sciences more broadly. He has ... More

Asia's Next GiantSouth Korea and Late Industrialization

Asia's Next Giant: South Korea and Late Industrialization

Alice H. Amsden

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195076035
eISBN:
9780199870691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195076036.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, South and East Asia

South Korea has been quietly growing into a major economic force that is even challenging some Japanese industries. This book examines South Korean economic growth as an example of “late ... More

Behavioral and Distributional Effects of Environmental Policy

Behavioral and Distributional Effects of Environmental Policy

Carlo Carraro and Gilbert E. Metcalf (eds)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226094816
eISBN:
9780226094809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226094809.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Most people would agree that it makes sense to tax a company that pollutes in a way that directly reflects the amount of environmental and social damage it has done. Yet in practice, such taxes are ... More

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