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Development economics & emerging economies

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Essentials of Development Economics, Third Edition

Essentials of Development Economics, Third Edition

Author: Travis J. Lybbert, J. Edward Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/09/2020

Written to provide students with the critical tools and approaches used by development economists, Essentials of Development Economics represents an alternative approach to traditional textbooks on the subject. Compact and less expensive than other textbooks for undergraduate development economics courses, Essentials of Development Economics offers a broad overview of key topics and methods in the field. Its fourteen easy-to-read chapters introduce cutting-edge research and present best practices and state-of-the-art methods. By mastering the material in this time-tested book, students will have the conceptual grounding needed to move on to more advanced development economics courses. This new edition includes: updated references to international development policy process and goals substantial updates to several chapters with new and revised material to make the text both current and policy relevant replacement of several special features with new ones featuring widely cited studies

Essentials of Development Economics, Third Edition

Essentials of Development Economics, Third Edition

Author: Travis J. Lybbert, J. Edward Taylor Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/09/2020

Written to provide students with the critical tools and approaches used by development economists, Essentials of Development Economics represents an alternative approach to traditional textbooks on the subject. Compact and less expensive than other textbooks for undergraduate development economics courses, Essentials of Development Economics offers a broad overview of key topics and methods in the field. Its fourteen easy-to-read chapters introduce cutting-edge research and present best practices and state-of-the-art methods. By mastering the material in this time-tested book, students will have the conceptual grounding needed to move on to more advanced development economics courses. This new edition includes: updated references to international development policy process and goals substantial updates to several chapters with new and revised material to make the text both current and policy relevant replacement of several special features with new ones featuring widely cited studies

Southern-Led Development Finance

Southern-Led Development Finance

Author: Diana Barrowclough Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/09/2020

Southern-Led Development Finance examines some of the innovative new south-south financial arrangements and institutions that have emerged in recent years, as countries from the Global South seek new ways to transform their economies and to shield themselves from global economic turbulence. A few decades ago it would have been difficult to predict the rapid emergence of the trillion dollar holdings of today's southern-owned development banks, infrastructure funds, foreign exchange reserve funds and Sovereign Wealth Funds. The book argues that southern-led development finance plays a significant part in a wider search for new and different paths towards more inclusive, equitable and sustainable patterns of investment, trade and growth. This book brings together insights from theory and from practice, incorporating the voices of bankers, policymakers and practitioners alongside those of international academic researchers. It covers the largest and most high profile new initiatives stemming from Asia; some tried and tested examples in Latin America; experiences in Africa; and also the role advanced economies are contributing to the mix. Whilst the book tends towards the view that Southern-led initiatives could potentially change the global financial landscape profoundly, it also discusses the variation in the success of these initiatives, and recognises that ensuring finance works truly for development requires more than just the technical availability of funds. As governments and businesses frustrated by the traditional North-dominated mechanisms and international financial system seek new approaches to investment, trade and finance, this book is a timely contribution to the debate. It will be of interest to practitioners, policy makers, researchers and students working on development finance.

Southern-Led Development Finance

Southern-Led Development Finance

Author: Diana Barrowclough Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/09/2020

Southern-Led Development Finance examines some of the innovative new south-south financial arrangements and institutions that have emerged in recent years, as countries from the Global South seek new ways to transform their economies and to shield themselves from global economic turbulence. A few decades ago it would have been difficult to predict the rapid emergence of the trillion dollar holdings of today's southern-owned development banks, infrastructure funds, foreign exchange reserve funds and Sovereign Wealth Funds. The book argues that southern-led development finance plays a significant part in a wider search for new and different paths towards more inclusive, equitable and sustainable patterns of investment, trade and growth. This book brings together insights from theory and from practice, incorporating the voices of bankers, policymakers and practitioners alongside those of international academic researchers. It covers the largest and most high profile new initiatives stemming from Asia; some tried and tested examples in Latin America; experiences in Africa; and also the role advanced economies are contributing to the mix. Whilst the book tends towards the view that Southern-led initiatives could potentially change the global financial landscape profoundly, it also discusses the variation in the success of these initiatives, and recognises that ensuring finance works truly for development requires more than just the technical availability of funds. As governments and businesses frustrated by the traditional North-dominated mechanisms and international financial system seek new approaches to investment, trade and finance, this book is a timely contribution to the debate. It will be of interest to practitioners, policy makers, researchers and students working on development finance.

Randomized Control Trials in the Field of Development

Randomized Control Trials in the Field of Development

In October 2019, Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael Kremer jointly won the 51st Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty. But what is the exact scope of their experimental method, known as randomized control trials (RCTs)? Which sorts of questions are RCTs able to address and which do they fail to answer? The first of its kind, Randomized Control Trials in the Field of Development: A Critical Perspective provides answers to these questions, explaining how RCTs work, what they can achieve, why they sometimes fail, how they can be improved and why other methods are both useful and necessary. Bringing together leading specialists in the field from a range of backgrounds and disciplines (economics, econometrics, mathematics, statistics, political economy, socioeconomics, anthropology, philosophy, global health, epidemiology, and medicine), it presents a full and coherent picture of the main strengths and weaknesses of RCTs in the field of development. Looking beyond the epistemological, political, and ethical differences underlying many of the disagreements surrounding RCTs, it explores the implementation of RCTs on the ground, outside of their ideal theoretical conditions and reveals some unsuspected uses and effects, their disruptive potential, but also their political uses. The contributions uncover the implicit worldview that many RCTs draw on and disseminate, and probe the gap between the method's narrow scope and its success, while also proposing improvements and alternatives. Without disputing the contribution of RCTs to scientific knowledge, Randomized Control Trials in the Field of Development warns against the potential dangers of their excessive use, arguing that the best use for RCTs is not necessarily that which immediately springs to mind. Written in plain language, this book offers experts and laypeople alike a unique opportunity to come to an informed and reasoned judgement on RCTs and what they can bring to development.

Indigenomics

Indigenomics

Author: Carol Anne Hilton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2020

Igniting the $100 billion Indigenous economy It is time. It is time to increase the visibility, role, and responsibility of the emerging modern Indigenous economy and the people involved. This is the foundation for economic reconciliation. This is Indigenomics. Indigenomics lays out the tenets of the emerging Indigenous economy, built around relationships, multigenerational stewardship of resources, and care for all. Highlights include: The ongoing power shift and rise of the modern Indigenous economy Voices of leading Indigenous business leaders The unfolding story in the law courts that is testing Canada's relationship with Indigenous peoples Exposure of the false media narrative of Indigenous dependency A new narrative, rooted in the reality on the ground, that Indigenous peoples are economic powerhouses On the ground examples of the emerging Indigenous economy. Indigenomics calls for a new model of development, one that advances Indigenous self-determination, collective well-being, and reconciliation. This is vital reading for business leaders and entrepreneurs, Indigenous organizations and nations, governments and policymakers, and economists.

Kazakhstan's Diversification from the Natural Resources Sector

Kazakhstan's Diversification from the Natural Resources Sector

Author: Irina Heim Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/08/2020

This book explores opportunities for diversifying modern Kazakhstan's economy, which is still heavily dependent on its natural resources, as well as looking at economic opportunities for the whole Central Asian region arising from the Chinese government's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The book is comprised of four parts. Part 1 explores the first main theme of the book: development of the economy based on the resource sector with the example of Kazakhstan. Part 2 examines opportunities for diversification arising from BRI: a rise of transport and communication industries alongside the new Belt and Road economic route. Part 3 explores the view from China on the perspectives of regional development, not least the economic reasons for the launch of this programme, investments and planned effects. Part 4 discusses other internal sources for diversification of the economy in Kazakhstan based on development of local industry in the oil and gas sector, small- and medium-sized enterprises and tertiary sector of the economy. This book will be of value for students, academics, policy-makers, and practitioners focused on economic development and business in the Central Asian region, as well as those who are working on the design of instruments for economic development in their own countries.

Whatever Happened to the Third World?

Whatever Happened to the Third World?

Author: Peter De Haan Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/08/2020

How can the successful development of some former Third World countries be explained, while other developing countries have remained stagnant or worse, have deteriorated into failed states? This book offers a history of development economics. De Haan examines how the right mix of policies and evolving insights in development economics have impacted certain countries with the progression from low-income to middle-income, and even high-income status. In particular middle-income countries encounter hindrances to transit into high-income countries. The challenges of low-income countries and those of fragile and failed states is elaborated as well. Due attention is given to successive generations of development economists, economic growth models and international trade theories to provide academic background to the evolution or stagnation of developing countries. The author's own experience in development aid is woven into the text, making this book important and entertaining reading for researchers, students of development economics, international trade and international aid.

The Politics of Domestic Resource Mobilization for Social Development

The Politics of Domestic Resource Mobilization for Social Development

Author: Katja Hujo Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/08/2020

At a time when the development community is grappling with the challenge of raising the required investment-estimated in the trillions of dollars-for attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), countries' mobilization of their own fiscal revenues is receiving increasing attention. This edited volume discusses the political and institutional contexts that enable poor countries to mobilize domestic resources for global commitments and national development priorities. It examines the processes and mechanisms that connect the politics of resource mobilization and demands for social provision; changes in state-citizen, state-business and donor-recipient relations associated with resource mobilization and allocation; and governance reforms that can lead to improved and sustainable public revenues and services. The volume is unique in putting a spotlight on the political drivers of domestic resource mobilization in a rapidly changing global environment and in different country contexts in Latin America, Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. It will appeal to a broad academic audience in the fields of economics, development studies and social policy, as well as practitioners, activists and policy makers.

Africa's Shadow Rise

Africa's Shadow Rise

Author: Doctor Padraig Carmody, Peter Kragelund, Ricardo Reboredo Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/08/2020

For years economists have spoken of 'Africa rising', and despite the global financial crisis, Africa continues to host some of the fastest growing economies in the world. Africa's Shadow Rise however argues that the continent's apparent economic 'rise' is essentially a mirage, driven by developments elsewhere - most particularly the expansion in China's economy. While many African countries have experienced high rates of growth, much of this growth may prove to be unsustainable, and has contributed to environmental destruction and worsening inequality across the continent. Similarly, new economic relationships have produced new forms of dependency, as African nations increasingly find themselves tied to the fortunes of China and other emerging powers. Drawing on in-depth fieldwork in southern Africa, Africa's Shadow Rise reveals how the shifting balance of global power is transforming Africa's economy and politics, and what this means for the future of development efforts in the region.

Great Transformation, The: Supply-side Structural Reform

Great Transformation, The: Supply-side Structural Reform

Author: Xiaohe (Academy Of Macroeconomic Research, China) Ma Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/08/2020

In recent years, the 'supply-side structural reform' has become a popular term in all regions and fields in China. The supply-side structural reform is the key component of the Chinese government's economic policy framework during the '13th Five-Year Plan' period. It is crucial in both theory and practice, to have an accurate understanding of its background, content, essential features, principles, and goals.The theme of the book revolves around the supply-side structural reform and analyses the concept from different perspectives, such as the basic theories and institutional framework, the fiscal taxation system, the financial system reform, and the innovation system. It attempts to address questions such as: how to understand the supply side and the demand side; why the supply-side structural reform is currently proposed; how to implement the reform; what are the changes brought about by the reform; what factors should be taken into consideration in its implementation; what are the policies to be developed in the process, etc.

Integral Knowledge Creation and Innovation

Integral Knowledge Creation and Innovation

Author: Elizabeth Mamukwa Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/07/2020

This work focuses on the creation of new knowledge, and how this has happened throughout all ages, as far back as the time of ancient philosophy to today. A product of integral research, it covers the process of creating new knowledge, leveraging existing knowledge, sometimes resulting in cutthroat innovations. It also includes knowledge systems such as conventional university systems to Mode 2 university concepts, culminating on integral research to innovation. This book will help the reader to realise that the subject of knowledge creation is no longer business as usual. Many innovations have been created for human benefit in general, but such innovations may have benefited only parts of society. The challenge in the world is that, while new innovations maybe brilliant, there are sections of society who continue to slip into poverty. Modern innovators must also consider such communities and come up with appropriate interventions. This book will open the eyes of innovators to new possibilities. In addition, the subject of knowledge should not be an elitist affair. One may stand to gain a lot by seeing the knowledge in other people, whatever their station in life. This realisation can enable serious innovators to widen their scope in terms of the sources of existing knowledge which can be improved and reassessed as new knowledge. Such existing knowledge can be identified by engaging the very communities that may be affected by a problem or challenge. Such communities will have had time to interrogate their situations and think of possible solutions to such, though they might not have the economic capacity to implement such solutions. This is always a useful starting point if one is seeking a solution to a community problem. This book will be useful to students interested in the subject of knowledge and innovation, from under-graduate to PhD level. It will also benefit captains of industry, executives and managers who are interested in improving their knowledge improvement cycles in their companies.