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The Economics of Chance: Policy Prescriptions as Laundry Lists

Justin Yifu Lin and Célestin Monga

in Beating the Odds: Jump-Starting Developing Countries

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691192338
eISBN:
9781400884681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691192338.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter discusses the foundations of the most popular policy prescriptions that are offered to developing countries as blueprints for prosperity. It starts by sketching the historical ... More


The Pampas

Andrew Sluyter

in Black Ranching Frontiers: African Cattle Herders of the Atlantic World, 1500-1900

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300179927
eISBN:
9780300183238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179927.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter looks at the Pampas of Argentina and Uruguay in the nineteenth century. Some scholars have demonstrated that the rural Pampas also had a substantial black population from colonial times ... More


India in the global (political) economy

Sagarika Dutt

in India in a Globalized World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069000
eISBN:
9781781701409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069000.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores the history of India's integration into the international/global economy. It discusses how foreign trade in pre-colonial times had increased the prosperity of many regions in ... More


Turning Time: An Interview

Abidin Kusno

in After the New Order: Space, Politics, and Jakarta

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824837457
eISBN:
9780824871017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824837457.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This concluding chapter presents the author's remarks on the changing ideology of development, during an interview. He claimed that development in Jakarta has a history longer than the Suharto ... More


Restless Nation: Starting Over in America

James M. Jasper

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226394787
eISBN:
9780226394732
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226394732.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book isolates a narrative that lies very close to the core of the American character. From colonial times to the present day, Americans have always had a deep-rooted belief in the “fresh ... More


The Making of a Munshī

Muzaffar Alam and Sanjay Subrahmanyam

in Writing the Mughal World: Studies on Culture and Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158114
eISBN:
9780231527903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158114.003.0008
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter deals with the short (but extremely rich) autobiography of a Hindu (likely Kayastha) munshī named Nek Rai from the second half of the seventeenth century. First-person narrative texts ... More


What Went Wrong?

Arnab Mukherji and Anjan Mukherji

in The Making of Miracles in Indian States: Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, and Gujarat

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190236625
eISBN:
9780190236656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190236625.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter focuses on four key policy-induced disadvantages that could plausibly explain the long-lasting negative impacts on Bihar’s economy. The first policy was the land revenue system, the ... More


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Philip Gerard

in Down the Wild Cape Fear: A River Journey through the Heart of North Carolina

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469602073
eISBN:
9781469608136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469602073.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter focuses on Castle Street, also called Dram Tree Park. The park is named for the fabled bald cypress that once stood on a miniature island just offshore of Sunset Park. It lasted from ... More


Currency Boards in Retrospect and Prospect

Holger C. Wolf, Atish R. Ghosh, Helge Berger, and Anne-Marie Gulde

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262232654
eISBN:
9780262286411
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262232654.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Currency boards, more so than other exchange rate regimes, have come in and out of fashion. Defined by a fixed exchange rate with full convertibility, central bank liabilities backed with foreign ... More


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