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The Financialisation of Power: How financiers rule Africa

The Financialisation of Power: How financiers rule Africa

1st Edition

Sarah Bracking
May 11, 2016

The financial crash of 2008 led people all over the world to ask how far financiers are in control of our lives. To what extent does what they do with our money affect our everyday lives? This book asks whether the crisis, and subsequent use of public subsidies to help the international economy...

China's War against the Many Faces of Poverty: Towards a new long march

China's War against the Many Faces of Poverty: Towards a new long march

1st Edition

Jing Yang, Pundarik Mukhopadhaya
March 29, 2016

China’s War against the Many Faces of Poverty measures multidimensional poverty in China and deprivation related to income, education, health issues, living standards and social security. The book adopts a well-developed methodology using three different empirical datasets to analyse aspects of...

Institutional Innovation and Change in Value Chain Development: Negotiating tradition, power and fragility in Afghanistan

Institutional Innovation and Change in Value Chain Development: Negotiating tradition, power and fragility in Afghanistan

1st Edition

Holly A. Ritchie
March 15, 2016

George Bernard Shaw once said that reasonable people adapt themselves to the world but unreasonable people adapt the world to themselves. In a sense, this book explores how these so-called ‘unreasonable people’ may interact to re-fashion the world around them in fragile economic development....

The Political Economy of Natural Resources and Development: From neoliberalism to resource nationalism

The Political Economy of Natural Resources and Development: From neoliberalism to resource nationalism

1st Edition

Paul A. Haslam, Pablo Heidrich
February 17, 2016

The Political Economy of Resources and Development offers a unique and multidisciplinary perspective on how the commodity boom of the mid-2000s reshaped the model of development throughout Latin America and elsewhere in the developing world. Governments increased taxes and royalties on the resource...

Essays on Balance of Payments Constrained Growth: Theory and Evidence

Essays on Balance of Payments Constrained Growth: Theory and Evidence

1st Edition

John McCombie, Tony Thirlwall
December 17, 2015

There are many theories concerning the relationship between the pace of development and economic growth in different countries. This impressive collection explores the relationship between a country's balance of payments and their rate of economic growth. The evidence and ramifications within the...

Peripheral Visions of Economic Development: New frontiers in development economics and the history of economic thought

Peripheral Visions of Economic Development: New frontiers in development economics and the history of economic thought

1st Edition

Mario Garcia-Molina, Hans-Michael Trautwein
October 12, 2015

This book explores peripheral visions on economic development, both in the sense that it deals with specific issues of economic development and underdevelopment in countries at the periphery of the world economy, and in terms of its exploration of the economic thinking developed in those regions,...

The Macroeconomics of Monetary Union: An Analysis of the CFA Franc Zone

The Macroeconomics of Monetary Union: An Analysis of the CFA Franc Zone

1st Edition

David Fielding
September 10, 2015

This book applies contemporary macroeconomic theory and econometric modelling techniques in order to address policy issues relating to the CFA Franc Zone, a group of francophone African Countries sharing a common currency that is linked to the French Franc / Euro. Within this methodological...

Public Finance and Economic Growth in Developing Countries: Lessons from Ethiopia's Reforms

Public Finance and Economic Growth in Developing Countries: Lessons from Ethiopia's Reforms

1st Edition

Stephen B. Peterson
April 29, 2015

Public finance is crucial to a country’s economic growth, yet successful reform of public finances has been rare. Ethiopia is an example of a country that undertook comprehensive reform of its core financial systems, independent of the IMF and the World Bank, and successfully transformed itself...

The Microfinance Impact

The Microfinance Impact

1st Edition

Ranjula Bali Swain
April 27, 2015

Financial inclusion through microfinance has become a powerful force in improving the living conditions of poor farmers, rural non-farm enterprises and other vulnerable groups. In its unique ability to link the existing extensive network of India’s rural bank branches with the Self Help Groups (SHG...

Growth and Institutions in African Development

Growth and Institutions in African Development

1st Edition

Augustin K. Fosu
March 31, 2015

Recent years have seen a sustained research effort exploring the African development experience. The extant literature has offered a large set of explanations as to why the African development record has lagged behind that of other regions of the developing world. This new volume brings...

Migration and Inequality

Migration and Inequality

1st Edition

Tanja Bastia
March 04, 2015

The ‘migration-development’ nexus has emerged as an important area of both research and policy over the last ten years. However, most of the interest has focused on the potential that migration holds for poverty alleviation. Relatively little attention has been paid to the relationship between...

Globalization and Development: Rethinking Interventions and Governance

Globalization and Development: Rethinking Interventions and Governance

1st Edition

Arne Bigsten
March 04, 2015

The key challenge for achieving sustained development in developing countries relates to quality of domestic governance, which in turn is strongly affected by external interventions. Domestic governance includes politics, policy formulation, institution building and policy implementation. It is...

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