The Great Escape

Author: Angus Deaton

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691165629

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 7483

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Asserts that 250 years ago, some parts of the world began to experience sustained progress, opening up gaps and setting the stage for today's hugely unequal world and examines the United States, a nation that has prospered but is today experiencing slower growth and increasing inequality.
Release

Economics and Consumer Behavior

Author: Angus Deaton,John Muellbauer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521296762

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 450

View: 5971

DOWNLOAD NOW »

This classic text has introduced generations of students to the economic theory of consumer behaviour. Written by 2015 Nobel Laureate Angus Deaton and John Muellbauer, the book begins with a self-contained presentation of the basic theory and its use in applied econometrics. These early chapters also include elementary extensions of the theory to labour supply, durable goods, the consumption function, and rationing. The rest of the book is divided into three parts. In the first of these the authors discuss restrictions on choice and aggregation problems. The next part consists of chapters on consumer index numbers; household characteristics, demand, and household welfare comparisons; and social welfare and inequality. The last part extends the coverage of consumer behaviour to include the quality of goods and household production theory, labour supply and human capital theory, the consumption function and intertemporal choice, the demand for durable goods, and choice under uncertainty.
Release

Finance and Development, December 2013

Author: International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: 1475543476

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 60

View: 4763

DOWNLOAD NOW »

For the latest thinking about the international financial system, monetary policy, economic development, poverty reduction, and other critical issues, subscribe to Finance & Development (F&D). This lively quarterly magazine brings you in-depth analyses of these and other subjects by the IMF’s own staff as well as by prominent international experts. Articles are written for lay readers who want to enrich their understanding of the workings of the global economy and the policies and activities of the IMF.
Release

Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism

Author: Anne Case,Angus Deaton

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691199957

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

View: 5942

DOWNLOAD NOW »

From economist Anne Case and Nobel Prize winner Angus Deaton, a groundbreaking account of how the flaws in capitalism are fatal for America's working class Life expectancy in the United States has recently fallen for three years in a row—a reversal not seen since 1918 or in any other wealthy nation in modern times. In the past two decades, deaths of despair from suicide, drug overdose, and alcoholism have risen dramatically, and now claim hundreds of thousands of American lives each year—and they're still rising. Anne Case and Angus Deaton, known for first sounding the alarm about deaths of despair, explain the overwhelming surge in these deaths and shed light on the social and economic forces that are making life harder for the working class. They demonstrate why, for those who used to prosper in America, capitalism is no longer delivering. Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism paints a troubling portrait of the American dream in decline. For the white working class, today's America has become a land of broken families and few prospects. As the college educated become healthier and wealthier, adults without a degree are literally dying from pain and despair. In this critically important book, Case and Deaton tie the crisis to the weakening position of labor, the growing power of corporations, and, above all, to a rapacious health-care sector that redistributes working-class wages into the pockets of the wealthy. Capitalism, which over two centuries lifted countless people out of poverty, is now destroying the lives of blue-collar America. This book charts a way forward, providing solutions that can rein in capitalism’s excesses and make it work for everyone.
Release

Economics of Development

Theory and Evidence

Author: A.P. Thirlwall,Penélope Pacheco-López

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 1137577959

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 680

View: 6632

DOWNLOAD NOW »

The economic and social development of the world’s poorest countries, and the eradication of primary poverty, is one of the greatest challenges facing the world. This tenth edition of Tony Thirlwall’s classic textbook Economics of Development, now co-written with Penélope Pacheco-López, provides a clear, comprehensive and rigorous introduction to the theory ofdevelopment economics and the experience of developing countries. Highlights of the new edition include:• A brand new chapter on human capital: education, nutrition, health, and the role of women in development• New material on the Sustainable Development Goals, the measurement of poverty, and the multidimensional poverty index• Discussion of randomized control trials • The role of structural change in economic development• New IMF lending facilities An ideal textbook for students of economics and other social sciences, this edition contains up-to-date statistics and data, case examples and website references. A companion website is available at www.palgravehighered.com/Thirlwall-Econ-Of-Dev-10e, which includes PowerPoint slides for lecturers, as well as web links to additional resources and videos on development issues. ‘The first edition of this classic text was in 1972, now in 2017 we have a tenth edition. No scholarly work survives for almost half a century without continuing to be current, relevant and authoritative; a considerable task in our fast changing world. Edition number 10 does not disappoint, and will continue to be of great value to current generations of students interested in the economics of development. It is stimulating, informative and comprehensive; as with previous editions, it also maintains rigour whilst continuing to be accessible.’ – Sir David Greenaway, University of Nottingham, UK ‘Economics of Development is by far the best undergraduate textbook in development economics. The new edition expands coverage of the material to include important and relevant topics such as the Sustainable Development Goals, multidimensional poverty, health and nutrition, microcredit, climate change and randomised control trials, and should be an essential reference for students and scholars alike.’ – Kunal Sen, University ofManchester, UK ‘Successive editions of Tony Thirlwall’s textbook on the economics of development have become classic guides to the subject – comprehensive, clear and dispassionate. This updated edition is again outstanding, an essential contemporary introduction to the topic.’ – Frances Stewart, University of Oxford, UK ‘This splendid book, which has gone from strength to strength through ten comprehensive editions, is unquestionably the finest available introduction to the challenging and ever-evolving subject of economic development.’ – Prema-chandra Athukorala, Australian National University, Australia A.P. THIRLWALL is Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Kent, UK. He has lectured widely in developing countries and has been a consultant to several international development agencies. He has also written a number of other books in the field of growth and development, and is Series Editor of Great Thinkers in Economics, published by Palgrave Macmillan. PENÉLOPE PACHECO-LÓPEZ teaches economics at the University of Kent, UK, and has been Consultant to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the International Trade Centre, and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). With A.P. Thirlwall she is co-author of Trade Liberalization and the Poverty of Nations.
Release

Billionaires

Reflections on the Upper Crust

Author: Darrell M. West

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815725817

Category: Political Science

Page: 269

View: 2199

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Meet the Billionaires: the 1,645 men and women who control a massive share of global assets worth $6.5 trillion. Darrell West reveals what the other 99.99998% of us need to know. With rich anecdotes and personal narratives, West goes inside the world of the ultra wealthy. Meet U.S. billionaires such as Sheldon Adelson, Michael Bloomberg, David and Charles Koch, George Soros, Tom Steyer, and Donald Trump—as well as international billionaires from around the globe. The growing political engagement of this small supra-wealthy group raises important questions about influence, transparency, and government performance, and West lays bare the wealthification of politics, including: • How billionaires can block appointments and legislation they don't like • Why the supra-wealthy moved into policy advocacy and referenda at the state level • Why billionaires run for office in more than a dozen countries around the world
Release

Economic Growth and Sustainable Development

Author: Peter N. Hess

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317525035

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 720

View: 8378

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Economic growth, reflected in increases in national output per capita, makes possible an improved material standard of living and the alleviation of poverty. Sustainable development, popularly and concisely defined as ‘meeting the needs of the present generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs,' directly addresses the utilization of natural resources, the state of the environment, and intergenerational equity. Now in its second edition, Economic Growth and Sustainable Development features expanded discussion of income distribution, social capital and the insights of behavioural economics for climate change mitigation. Boxed case studies have been added which explore the impact of economic growth on people and countries in both the developed and developing world. This text addresses the following fundamental questions: What causes economic growth? Why do some countries grow faster than others? What accounts for the extraordinary growth in the world’s population over the past two centuries? What are the current trends in population and will these trends continue? How do we measure sustainable development and is sustainable development compatible with economic growth? Why is climate change the greatest market failure of all time? What can be done to mitigate climate change and global warming? With a blend of formal models, empirical evidence, history and policy, this text provides a coherent and comprehensive treatment of economic growth and sustainable development. It is suitable for those who study development economics, sustainable development and ecological economics.
Release

Challenging Religious Studies

The Wealth, Wellbeing and Inequalities of Nations

Author: John Atherton

Publisher: SCM Press

ISBN: 0334046491

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 9511

DOWNLOAD NOW »

This book represents a breakthrough in our understanding and development of the practices, ethics and theories of religious studies through engagement with the world of daily life and its breath-taking transformation since 1800, as revealed particularly in living standards, life expectancy and subjective wellbeing. Together with the equally disturbing growth of inequalities between and within nations, this constitutes the profound paradox of development. What is of particular interest is the book’s rigorous treatment of the question why religion is better at delivering greater subjective wellbeing and how it does so. To build such arguments always involves engaging with key related disciplines, experiences and practices, including economics, psychology, sociology and economic history. But it will also increasingly offer religion the opportunity to participate in such developments but always and increasingly through collaboration with other such disciplines and experiences, and always with the objective of furthering the greater wellbeing of all people in and through their environments.
Release

An Uncertain Glory

India and its Contradictions

Author: Jean Drèze,Amartya Sen

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 184614762X

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 9730

DOWNLOAD NOW »

From two of India's leading economists, Jean Drèze (Hunger and Public Action) and Nobel Prize-winner Amartya Sen (The Idea of Justice), An Uncertain Glory is a passionate, considered argument for the need for a greater understanding of inequalities in India, despite economic development. When India regained independence from colonial rule in 1947, it immediately adopted a firmly democratic political system, with multiple parties, freedom of speech and extensive political rights. The famines of the British era disappeared, and steady economic growth replaced stagnation, accelerating further over the last three decades to make India's growth the second fastest among large economies. Despite a recent dip, it is still one of the highest in the world. Maintaining rapid yet environmentally sustainable growth remains an important and achieveable goal for India. Drèze and Sen argue that the country's main problems lie in the disregarding of the essential needs of the people. There have been major failures both to foster participatory growth and to make good use of the public resources generated by economic growth to enhance people's living conditions; social and physical services remain inadequate, from schooling and medical care to safe water, electricity, and sanitation. In the long run, even high economic growth is threatened by the underdevelopment of infrastructure and the neglect of human capabilities, in contrast with the holistic approach pioneered by Japan, South Korea and China. In a democracy, addressing these failures requires not only significant policy change, but also a clearer public understanding of the abysmal extent of deprivation in the country. Yet public discussion in India tends to be constricted to the lives and concerns of the relatively affluent. This book presents a powerful analysis not only of India's deprivations and inequalities, but also of the restraints on addressing them - and of the possibility of change through democratic practice.
Release

Darwin's Roadmap to the Curriculum

Evolutionary Studies in Higher Education

Author: Glenn Geher,David Sloan Wilson,Hadassah Head,Andrew Gallup

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190624981

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

View: 8502

DOWNLOAD NOW »

There is a paradox when it comes to Darwinian ideas within the academy. On one hand, Darwin's theories have famously changed the foundational ideas related to the origins of life, shaping entire disciplines in the biological sciences. On the other hand, people in educated societies across the globe today are famously misinformed and uneducated about Darwinian principles and ideas. Applications of evolutionary theory outside the traditional areas of biology have been slow to progress, and scholars doing such work regularly run into all kinds of political backlash. However, a slow but steady push to advance the teaching of evolution across academic disciplines has been under way for more than a decade. This book serves to integrate the vast literature in the interdisciplinary field of Evolutionary Studies (EvoS), providing clear examples of how evolutionary concepts relate to all facets of life. Further, this book provides chapters dedicated to the processes associated with an EvoS education, including examples of how an interdisciplinary approach to evolutionary theory has been implemented successfully at various colleges, universities, and degree programs. This book also offers chapters outlining a variety of applications to an evolution education, including improved sustainable development, medical practices, and creative and critical thinking skills. Exploring controversies surrounding evolution education, this volume provides a roadmap to asking and answering Darwinian questions across all areas of intellectual inquiry.
Release