Economic Development

Author: Michael P. Todaro,Stephen C. Smith

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780133406788

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 860

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For courses on economic development A complete, balanced introduction to the theory, issues, and latest research. Economic Development, Twelfth Edition--the leading textbook in this field--provides students with a complete and balanced introduction to the requisite theory, driving policy issues, and latest research. Todaro and Smith take a policy-oriented approach, presenting economic theory in the context of critical policy debates and country-specific case studies so you can see how theory relates to the problems and prospects of developing countries. Teaching and Learning Experiences This program presents a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. Use the text's Hallmark Approach to presenting engaging information: Shaped by the authors' personalities, this approach is backed up with extensive research and travel to provide the best data possible. Teach with strong pedagogy tools: The text reinforces central key concepts by presenting a clear learning path for students. Give students a real-world global perspective: Students are able togain a unique perspective about world issues from two authors who strive to address different sides to problems.

The Political Economy of Neo-modernisation

Rethinking the Dynamics of Technology, Development and Inequality

Author: Seung Jin Baek

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319913948

Category: Science

Page: 343

View: 1615


Is there a limit to technological advancements? Are technological advancements creating a more equal and fair world? Starting from influential thinkers driving a never-ending evaluation of development discourse – incorporating theories of modernisation, endogenous growth, globalisation, neoliberalism and several others – Seung-Jin Baek answers these questions and sets out practical steps to create societies that are more equal in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This book explores why Western-centred development strategies are unlikely to bring about similar developmental paths and outcomes in developing economies. By theoretically and empirically assessing the Technology-Development-Inequality nexus, Baek explores why a distorted developmental path has been observed in recent years, with high income countries being associated with rising inequality. This is important reading for all those seeking to understand international development in a twenty-first century context.

Technology, Globalization, and Sustainable Development

Transforming the Industrial State

Author: Nicholas A Ashford,Ralph P Hall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429886470

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 774

View: 8931


Technology, Globalization, and Sustainable Development offers a unified, transdisciplinary approach for transforming the industrial state in order to promote sustainable development. The authors present a deep analysis of the ways that industrial states – both developed and developing – are currently unsustainable and how economic and social welfare are related to the environment, to public health and safety, and to earning capacity and meaningful and rewarding employment. The authors offer multipurpose solutions to the sustainability challenge that integrate industrial development, employment, technology, environment, national and international law, trade, finance, and public and worker health and safety. The authors present a compelling wake-up call that warns of the collision course set between the current paths of continued growth and inevitable unsustainability in the world today. Offering clear examples and real solutions, this textbook illustrates how the driving forces that are currently promoting unsustainability can be refocused and redesigned to reverse course and improve the state of the world. This book is essential reading for those teaching and studying sustainable development and the critical roles of the economy, employment, and the environment.

Development Economics

Author: Gérard Roland

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780321464484

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 648

View: 2010


Intended primarily for Economic Development courses, this text also provides practical content to current and aspiring industry professionals. Gerard Roland's new text, Development Economics, is the first undergraduate text to recognize the role of institutions in understanding development and growth. Through a series of chapters devoted to specific sets of institutions, Roland examines the effects of institutions on growth, property rights, market development, and the delivery of public goods and services and focuses. With the most comprehensive and up to date treatment of institutions on development, Roland explores the important questions of why some countries develop faster than others and why some fail while others are successful.

The Political Economy of Good Governance

Author: Sisay Asefa,Wei-Chiao Huang

Publisher: W.E. Upjohn Institute

ISBN: 0880994983

Category: Political Science

Page: 173

View: 4904


A notable group of social scientists explore the political economy of good governance and how it relates to performance management, the influence of political parties, education and health issues in developing countries, the economic performance of transition economies, and the effects of climate on poverty.

Economic Growth

Author: David N. Weil

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman

ISBN: 9780321416629

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 565

View: 4337


Why are some countries rich and others poor? David N. Weil, one of the top researchers in economic growth, introduces students to the latest theoretical tools, data, and insights underlying this pivotal question. By showing how empirical data relate to new and old theoretical ideas, Economic Growth provides students with a complete introduction to the discipline and the latest research. With its comprehensive and flexible organization, Economic Growth is ideal for a wide array of courses, including undergraduate and graduate courses in economic growth, economic development, macro theory, applied econometrics, and development studies. Preview online! An interactive tour of Economic Growth is available here

Agricultural Biodiversity and Biotechnology in Economic Development

Author: Joseph Cooper,Leslie Lipper,David Zilberman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387254099

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 499

View: 629


This volume summarizes the current state of knowledge in the economic literature of management of agricultural biotechnology and biodiversity in agricultural and economic development. It identifies key issues confronting policy makers in managing biodiversity and biotechnology and provides a broad, multi-disciplinary analysis of the linkage between the two. It is especially innovative in its use of plant genetic resource management as the basis for is analysis.

Women, Work and Gender Justice in the Global Economy

Author: Ruth Pearson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415698801

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 9438


This book sets out to understand the role of women in the gendered expansion of the global economy since the 1970s. This involves interrogating the different locations where women have worked in the productive paid economy as well as their less visible labour in the family and the care economy. Much of the public perception, particularly in the global North has centred on women’s work in the export processing factories of developing countries which produced consumer goods for Northern markets – the so called ‘nimble fingered’ women of the new international division of labour. But these industries only employ a fraction of the burgeoning female labour force; the majority of working women in the global economy are located in the so called informal economy , which includes a range of activities usually categorised as "self employment" rather than wage labour. Ruth Pearson takes a feminist economics approach to the different kinds of gendered labour in contemporary economies and demonstrate how the gendering of both paid and unpaid work, including care work in changing demographic contexts is transforming the labour market in both developed and developing economies.

China's New Business Elite

The Political Consequences of Economic Reform

Author: Margaret M. Pearson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520219333

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 207

View: 3838


A lucidly-written study based on a series of interviews with both the Chinese nationals who manage foreign-backed businesses and private entrepreneurs, Pearson's book tests the assumption that the rising market economy promotes democratization.

Globalization, the Human Condition and Sustainable Development in the Twenty-first Century

Cross-national Perspectives and European Implications

Author: Arno Tausch,Almas Heshmati

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1783080493

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 346

View: 6481


‘Globalization, the Human Condition and Sustainable Development in the Twenty-first Century: Cross-national Perspectives and European Implications’ is a cross-national, 175-nation-based exploration of the deep crisis in which Europe currently finds itself. Investigating the effects of dependency theory and world-systems theory upon the global success of eight dimensions of development – including democracy, environmental sustainability, employment, social cohesion, high-quality tertiary education and gender justice – this study argues that the current European crisis has been precipitated by the pro-globalist policies of the European Commission, and that in the near future these policies threaten to enter Europe into a destructive ‘race to the bottom’.