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The Economics of Natural Resources in Latin America: Taxation and Regulation of the Extractive Industries

The Economics of Natural Resources in Latin America: Taxation and Regulation of the Extractive Industries

1st Edition

Osmel E. Manzano M., Fernando Navajas, Andrew Powell
November 20, 2017

Revenues from commodities are extremely important for Latin America and the Caribbean, yet there is very little literature on the structure of these industries and on the various ways in which the state obtains commodity revenues. This book aims to understand the trade-off between the degree of...

Employment Policy in Emerging Economies: The Indian Case

Employment Policy in Emerging Economies: The Indian Case

1st Edition

Elizabeth Hill, Amitendu Palit
August 17, 2017

Employment is a critical part of the macro-economy and a key driver of economic development. India’s employment policy over the past three decades provides an important case study for understanding how government attitudes to the labour market contribute to an emerging economy’s growth and...

Capabilities, Innovation and Economic Growth: Policymaking for Freedom and Efficiency

Capabilities, Innovation and Economic Growth: Policymaking for Freedom and Efficiency

1st Edition

Michele Capriati
July 27, 2017

The question of whether we can foster growth and innovation while promoting individual freedoms poses a challenge for everyone studying and working on innovation and development policies. Whilst innovation literature is largely dominated by a focus on efficiency, development literature tends to...

Inequality in Economics and Sociology: New Perspectives

Inequality in Economics and Sociology: New Perspectives

1st Edition

Gilberto Antonelli, Boike Rehbein
July 11, 2017

Inequality remains one of the most intensely discussed topics on a global level. As well as figuring prominently in economics, it is possibly the most central topic of sociology. Despite this, there has been no book until now that unites approaches from economics and sociology. Organized...

State-Business Relations and Economic Development in Africa and India

State-Business Relations and Economic Development in Africa and India

1st Edition

Kunal Sen
June 16, 2017

When the state and business interact effectively they can promote a more efficient allocation of scarce resources, appropriate industrial policy and a more effective and prioritised removal of key obstacles to growth, than when the two sides fail to co-operate or engage in harmful collusion. This...

Public-Private Partnerships in Health Care in India: Lessons for developing countries

Public-Private Partnerships in Health Care in India: Lessons for developing countries

1st Edition

A. Venkat Raman, James Warner Björkman
May 24, 2017

Public-private partnerships are increasingly advocated to alleviate deficiencies in the public health system as well as to reduce economic stress on those who seek services from an expensive, burgeoning and unregulated private health sector. Focusing on India, this book examines how the private...

Sustainable Growth in the African Economy: How Durable is Africa’s Recent Performance?

Sustainable Growth in the African Economy: How Durable is Africa’s Recent Performance?

1st Edition

Jeffrey James
March 21, 2017

The current growth path in sub-Saharan Africa is not following the Lewis model where labour moves from low-productivity agriculture to higher productivity manufacturing. Instead, it is moving directly to inappropriate (import and labour-saving) methods. This book seeks to show how this distorted...

Fair Trade and Organic Initiatives in Asian Agriculture: The Hidden Realities

Fair Trade and Organic Initiatives in Asian Agriculture: The Hidden Realities

1st Edition

Rie Makita, Tadasu Tsuruta
March 13, 2017

In addition to constituting an evolving area of inquiry within the social sciences, agricultural certification, and particularly its Fair Trade and organic components, has emerged as a significant tool for promoting rural development in the global South. This book is unique for two reasons. First,...

Fiscal Policy and the Natural Resources Curse: How to Escape from the Poverty Trap

Fiscal Policy and the Natural Resources Curse: How to Escape from the Poverty Trap

1st Edition

Paul Mosley
February 27, 2017

It is widely accepted that natural resource wealth, especially in the form of oil and minerals, can be a key factor in inhibiting economic development. Many of the countries that are richest in natural resources – including oil, metals and diamonds – are amongst the world’s poorest. Why? Fiscal...

The Universal Social Safety-Net and the Attack on World Poverty: Pressing Need, Manageable Cost, Practical Possibilities, Favourable Spillovers

The Universal Social Safety-Net and the Attack on World Poverty: Pressing Need, Manageable Cost, Practical Possibilities, Favourable Spillovers

1st Edition

Anthony Clunies-Ross, Mozammel Huq
December 09, 2016

The book is concerned with strategy and tactics for directing that small slice of world income into filling the gap. This must be done country by country, on the initiative of each country’s government: with the maximum involvement of its own civil society, and with the rich world also making a...

Value Chains, Social Inclusion and Economic Development: Contrasting Theories and Realities

Value Chains, Social Inclusion and Economic Development: Contrasting Theories and Realities

1st Edition

A.H.J. (Bert) Helmsing, Sietze Vellema
December 09, 2016

Lead firms, development organisations, donors and governments view value chains and voluntary standards as vital instruments for achieving millennium development goals through trade and market-related interventions. The precise foundations for these development strategies, which suggest positive...

Trade Infrastructure and Economic Development

Trade Infrastructure and Economic Development

1st Edition

David Olusanya Ajakaiye, T. Ademola Oyejide
December 05, 2016

There is growing consensus in the literature that trade and trade policy matter for a pro-poor growth and development strategy. Therefore, policies that are consistent with this strategy feature increasingly in many African countries where poverty is endemic and rapid and where sustainable economic...

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