Applied Economics for Development Empirical Approaches to Selected Social and Economic Issues in Transition Economies

Applied Economics for Development  Empirical Approaches to Selected Social and Economic Issues in Transition Economies

In all these cases, accurate empirical assessments are central to the design of effective policy. This book presents a selection of pressing economic and social issues in transition economies.

Author: Mahmut Zortuk

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 9781622733576

Category: Business & Economics

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Transition economies experience transformation of their economic system. Following the disintegration of the Soviet Union, a number of former socialist countries underwent transitions from central planning to a market economy. More generally, many rapidly growing economies undergo no less profound transformations of their economic systems. Contrary to common misconception, the transition process cannot be simply reduced to eliminating state intervention and liberalizing the economy. Economies under transition exhibit a unique set of policy challenges. Unlike developed market economies, missing markets or market failures abound. Economic transformation takes the form of rapidly evolving patterns of international trade and investment, industrial structure and consumption. These changes call for appropriate public policies. A continuing flow of investment hinges on suitable institutions, the provision of public infrastructure and other public goods. Adequate regulation can be central in ensuring that environmental resources are sustainably managed. And sophisticated production systems, call for corresponding social institutions in terms of education, health and welfare provisions. In all these cases, accurate empirical assessments are central to the design of effective policy. This book presents a selection of pressing economic and social issues in transition economies. Selected issues include the development of particular industrial sectors, the drivers and consequences of foreign direct investment, public finances, urbanization, social indicators, environmental policy and energy diversification. In each case an original empirical analysis is performed, using a variety of advanced quantitative methods, applied to recent data. The book will be of interest to economists studying transition economies, economic development or having a general interest in applied economics. It will be of particular interest to applied economists, policy analysts and policy makers in transition economies, concerned with the shape and direction of appropriate economic reforms.
Categories: Business & Economics

Accounting Journals Scopus Web of Science SCImago

Accounting Journals  Scopus  Web of Science  SCImago

While it welcomes articles from the international academic community, Society and Economy seeks, in particular, ... research papers in theoretical and applied economics, international economics, economic policy, business studies, ...

Author: Liudmyla Shkulipa

Publisher: Sciendo

ISBN: 9788395669675

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 287

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This book is a full guidebook among more than 218 accounting international journals with an evaluation of 3,000 publications for over the last two years. It aims to help readers for selecting an appropriate journal for publishing own research in the international arena or to find the required topic for conducting further investigating or to be informed about so large-scale science as accounting. Here a reader will find detailed information about accounting journals in terms of Scopus, Web of Science and SCImago databases. In addition, there are highlighted accounting journals in terms of IFRS and blockchain concentration in accounting researches nowadays. The relevant aims and scope of each journal are also presented. Anyway, this book is an indispensable assistant for students while getting the “Accounting” specialization, as well as teachers and scientists while conducting empirical researches in the practice and theory of the accounting filed.
Categories: Business & Economics

Engineering Design and Mathematical Modelling

Engineering Design and Mathematical Modelling

“On the Causes and Effects of Exchange Rate Volatility on Economic Growth: Evidence from Ghana.” Journal of African Business ... “Monetary Policy and Inflation Dynamics: An empirical case study of Tanzanian Economy.” Umea Universitet.

Author: Nnamdi Nwulu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000260137

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 150

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Engineering Design and Mathematical Modelling: Concepts and Applications consists of chapters that span the Engineering design and mathematical modelling domains. Engineering design and mathematical modelling are key tools/techniques in the Science, Technology and Innovation spheres. Whilst engineering design is concerned with the creation of functional innovative products and processes, mathematical modelling seeks to utilize mathematical principles and concepts to describe and control real world phenomena. Both of these can be useful tools for spurring and hastening progress in developing countries. They are also areas where Africa needs to ‘skill-up’ in order to build a technological base. The chapters in this book cover the relevant research trends in the fields of both engineering design and mathematical modelling. This book was originally published as a special issue of the African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Optimization Models in a Transition Economy

Optimization Models in a Transition Economy

Working Group on Dynamic Macro-Economic Modelling of Polish Economy in Transition “DYMOPET”. Polish Operations and Systems Research Society, Warsaw (1995) Kiani, K.M.: Inflation in transition economies: An empirical analysis. Trans.

Author: Ivan V. Sergienko

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781489975447

Category: Mathematics

Page: 334

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This book opens new avenues in understanding mathematical models within the context of a transition economy. The exposition lays out the methods for combining different mathematical structures and tools to effectively build the next model that will accurately reflect real world economic processes. Mathematical modeling of weather phenomena allows us to forecast certain essential weather parameters without any possibility of changing them. By contrast, modeling of transition economies gives us the freedom to not only predict changes in important indexes of all types of economies, but also to influence them more effectively in the desired direction. Simply put: any economy, including a transitional one, can be controlled. This book is useful to anyone who wants to increase profits within their business, or improve the quality of their family life and the economic area they live in. It is beneficial for undergraduate and graduate students specializing in the fields of Economic Informatics, Economic Cybernetics, Applied Mathematics and Large Information Systems, as well as for professional economists, and employees of state planning and statistical organizations.
Categories: Mathematics

The Routledge Handbook on the Middle East Economy

The Routledge Handbook on the Middle East Economy

This Handbook captures the salient features of Middle Eastern economies and critically examines the public policy responses required to address the challenges and opportunities across the region.

Author: Hassan Hakimian

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351596688

Category: Social Science

Page: 404

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This Handbook captures the salient features of Middle Eastern economies and critically examines the public policy responses required to address the challenges and opportunities across the region. Bringing together wide-ranging perspectives from carefully selected and renowned subject specialists, the collection fills a gap in this relatively young and growing academic field. Combining discussion of theory and empirical evidence, the book maps out the evolution of Middle East economics as a field within area studies and applied development economics. Presented in six thematic sections, the book enables the reader to gain a comprehensive understanding of the region’s main economic themes and issues: • Growth and development in comparative perspectives • Labour force and human development • Natural resources, resource curse and trade • Poverty, inequality and social policy • Institutions and transition to democracy • Corruption, conflict and refugees Providing an overview of the principal economic problems, policies and performances relating to the countries in the Middle East and North Africa region, this collection will be a key resource for upper-level undergraduates, graduates and scholars with an interest in Middle East economics, applied development economics, development studies and area studies.
Categories: Social Science

A New Arab Social Contract

A New Arab Social Contract

This generic theoretical framework is further refined and applied to specific national contexts in case studies on ... in core Arab economies on the basis of a detailed review of the literature on Middle Eastern political economy.

Author: Maximilian Benner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030192709

Category: Science

Page: 192

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This monograph offers a unique conceptual bridge between economic geography and Middle Eastern political economy. Arab economies are confronted with enormous structural difficulties such as high rates of youth unemployment in a challenging demographic context, exacerbated by intense spatial disparities. These structural problems demonstrate the breakdown of the "Arab social contract", a social arrangement centered on a strong role of the state in welfare and employment provision, for which regimes demanded acquiescence to authoritarian rule. The book argues that the Arab social contract can be understood in terms of regulation theories known in economic geography and sociology. It uses the approaches such as the regulation school, national systems of innovation, social systems of production, and varieties of capitalism to analyze the structural difficulties of Arab economies and current reform efforts. The basic assumption is that Arab economies are currently faced with a structural crisis. After the breakdown of the Arab social contract, there is a mismatch between the economic and institutional spheres of society. The challenge is for Arab societies to develop new forms of socio-institutional regulation. The book proposes ways towards such new modes of regulation by developing a framework for regulation specifically targeted towards Arab societies, and by applying it to the cases of Tunisia and Jordan.
Categories: Science

Innovative Fiscal Policy and Economic Development in Transition Economies

Innovative Fiscal Policy and Economic Development in Transition Economies

12 For an excellent overview of inequality issues in the transition economies, see Milanovic (1998). ... This approach suggests an average of 31.4 per cent for the 2002–2006 period contrasted to an officially reported 9.2 per cent for ...

Author: Aleksandr V Gevorkyan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136833502

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 284

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This book explores the problems of fiscal policy as an instrument of economic and social development in the modern environment, primarily focusing on the transition economies of Eastern Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia. Evaluating the transformational experience in these countries, this work meets a need for a critical analysis in the aftermath of the 1990s market liberalization reforms, of current trends and to outline the roadmap for future development.
Categories: Business & Economics

Small Town China

Small Town China

2005) make the delineation and analysis of development outcomes at the local level a difficult endeavour. ... When dealing with a transition economy like that of China, the need for in- depth empirical studies and the use of qualitative ...

Author: Beatriz Carrillo Garcia

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136735158

Category: Political Science

Page: 227

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While much has been written about rural migrant workers’ experiences in the big cities, population movements into China’s vast network of towns and small cities has been largely neglected. This book presents a detailed case study of rural migrant workers experiences in a small town in a north China county. The author explores the processes and institutions that enable or preclude the social inclusion of rural workers into the town’s socio-economic system. Inclusion and exclusion are assessed through an examination of rural workers’ immersion into the urban labour market, their access to welfare benefits and to social services, such as housing, education and health. The book proposes that outside the larger cities there are alternative accounts of urban social change and of the integration of rural migrant workers. It stresses the fact that the particular socio-economic structure of towns, where the state-owned share of the economy has been smaller and where consequently social and private forces have been more active, allowed for a more open inclusion of rural workers. Though shortcomings are still observed, the book suggests that China's transformation may not necessarily result in dysfunctional and socially polarized urban environments. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of China’s rural migrant workers, bottom-up urbanization and small town development, social policy, and more broadly on contemporary social change in China.
Categories: Political Science

Labor Market Performance in Transition

Labor Market Performance in Transition

Farrell , Diana , 2004 , “ The Hidden Dangers of the Informal Economy , ” McKinsey Quarterly , No. ... 2002 , “ Migration and Regional Adjustment to Asymmetric Shocks in Transition Economies , " Center for European Integration Studies ...

Author: Ms.Miho Ihara

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: 1589064690

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 92

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More than a decade after the start of the transition process, unemployment rates remain in the double digits in a number of Central and Eastern European countries. That unemployment rates have failed to decline, even in countries experiencing good growth, is puzzling. In this paper the authors examine three interrelated questions: How has the transition from central planning to market economies affected labor market performance? How have labor market institutions and policies influenced developments? Why have regional differences in unemployment persisted? The authors take an eclectic methodological approach: construction of a new data set and a simple analytical model; econometric estimation; and case studies. They find that faster-performing countries have better unemployment records; that labor market policies have some, but not dominant, influence over labor market outcomes; that policies not typically viewed as labor market policies can nevertheless significantly affect labor markets; and that market processes cannot be relied on to eliminate regional differences in unemployment.
Categories: Business & Economics

Cornell University Courses of Study

Cornell University Courses of Study

While these topics were popular in the classic works of political economy , recent advances in game theory and , more generally , game - theoretic thinking allows a new approach to these topics . Hence , the course begins by devoting ...

Author: Cornell University


ISBN: CORNELL:31924101553729


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