Essentials of Development Economics

Author: J. Edward Taylor,Travis J. Lybbert

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520959051

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 440

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Written to provide students with the critical tools used in today’s development economics research and practice, Essentials of Development Economics represents an alternative approach to traditional textbooks on the subject. Compact and less expensive than other textbooks for undergraduate development economics courses, Essentials of Development Economics offers a broad overview of key topics and methods in the field. Its fourteen easy-to-read chapters introduce cutting-edge research and present best practices and state-of-the-art methods. Each chapter concludes with an embedded QR code that connects readers to ancillary audiovisual materials and supplemental readings on a website curated by the authors. By mastering the material in this book, students will have the conceptual grounding needed to move on to higher-level development economics courses.

Essentials of Development Economics

Author: J. Edward Taylor,Travis J. Lybbert

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520283171

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 422

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Written to provide students with the critical tools used in today’s development economics research and practice, Essentials of Development Economics represents an alternative approach to traditional textbooks on the subject. Compact and less expensive than other textbooks for undergraduate development economics courses, Essentials of Development Economics offers a broad overview of key topics and methods in the field. Its fourteen easy-to-read chapters introduce cutting-edge research and present best practices and state-of-the-art methods. Each chapter concludes with an embedded QR code that connects readers to ancillary audiovisual materials and supplemental readings on a website curated by the authors. By mastering the material in this book, students will have the conceptual grounding needed to move on to higher-level development economics courses.

Essentials of Development Economics

Author: J. Edward Taylor,Travis J. Lybbert

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520283163

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 440

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Written to provide students with the critical tools used in today’s development economics research and practice, Essentials of Development Economics represents an alternative approach to traditional textbooks on the subject. Compact and less expensive than other textbooks for undergraduate development economics courses, Essentials of Development Economics offers a broad overview of key topics and methods in the field. Its fourteen easy-to-read chapters introduce cutting-edge research and present best practices and state-of-the-art methods. Each chapter concludes with an embedded QR code that connects readers to ancillary audiovisual materials and supplemental readings on a website curated by the authors. By mastering the material in this book, students will have the conceptual grounding needed to move on to higher-level development economics courses.

Development Planning

Author: W. Arthur Lewis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134380976

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

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Developing countries' economists and civil servants will find no other handbook on their job so readable and succinct"The Economist "probably the most useful book which has ever been written to show how a plan is made and what the policy requirements are for its implementation"International Affairs Many books have been published on the theory of economic development, but very little has appeared on how a Development Plan is made, what the chief snags are and what distinguishes good planning from bad. The emphasis throughout the book is on policy, although the basic techniques for making a Plan are illustrated. Much information is tabulated for ease of reading.

Principles of Economics

Author: N. Gregory Mankiw

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305585127

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 888

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Now readers can master the principles of economics with the help of the most popular introductory book in economics today that is widely used around the world -- Mankiw’s PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS, 8E. With its clear and engaging writing style, this book emphasizes only the material that readers are likely to find most interesting about the economy, particularly if they are studying economics for the very first time. Reader discover interesting coverage of the latest relevant economic developments with real-life scenarios, useful economic facts, and clear explanations of the many ways economic concepts play a role in the decisions that individuals make every day. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Development Economics: Theory, Empirical Research, and Policy Analysis

Author: Julie Schaffner

Publisher: Wiley Global Education

ISBN: 1118805887

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 720

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Development Economics: Theory Empirical Research and Policy Analysis by Julie Schaffner offers a means to think about development and policy in a way that is disciplined by economic theory and informed by empirical research. The main goal of this text is to get readers to think rigorously using tools of economic analysis. This text will help to define development objectives, understand the development process, identify potential barriers to development, design candidate development interventions, and analyze the multidimensional impact of theory, empirical research and policy analysis within the study of economic development.

Essentials of Real Estate Economics.

Author: Dennis J. MacKenzie,Richard M. Betts,Carol Ann Jensen

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 053873969X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 576

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Through a direct and practical approach, this text presents the current economic factors that affect the real estate market and cause real estate values to change. Case & Point features throughout provide thought-provoking application of concepts and help

Essentials of Economics

Author: R. Glenn Hubbard,Anthony Patrick O'Brien

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134125134

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 650

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For one-semester courses in Principles of Economics. The Relevance of Economics Through Real-world Business Examples Economics makes economics relevant by demonstrating how real businesses use economics to make decisions every day. And with an ever changing U.S. and world economy, the Fifth Edition has been updated with the latest developments using new real-world business and policy examples. Regardless of their future career path—opening an art studio, trading on Wall Street, or bartending at the local pub--readers will benefit from understanding the economic forces behind their work. Also Available with MyEconLab® MyEconLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyEconLab does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyEconLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyEconLab, search for: 0134435060 / 9780134435060 Essentials of Economics Plus MyEconLab with Pearson eText (1-semester access) -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 013410692X / 9780134106922 Essentials of Economics 0134125517 / 9780134125510 MyEconLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Essentials of Economics

Essentials of Economics

Author: N. Mankiw

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0538453087

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 592

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ESSENTIALS OF ECONOMICS, Sixth Edition, became a best seller after its introduction and continues to be the most popular and widely used text in the economics classroom. Instructors found it the perfect complement to their teaching. A text by a superb writer and economist that stressed the most important concepts without overwhelming students with an excess of detail was a formula that was quickly imitated, but has yet to be matched. The sixth edition features a strong revision of content in all twenty-four chapters. Dozens of new applications emphasize the real-world relevance of economics for today’s students through interesting news articles, realistic case studies, and engaging problems. The premier ancillary package is the most extensive in the industry, using a team of instructors/preparers that have been with the project since the first edition. The text material is again fully integrated into Aplia, the best-selling online homework solution. I have tried to put myself in the position of someone seeing economics for the first time. My goal is to emphasize the material that students should and do find interesting about the study of the economy. N. Gregory Mankiw. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Essentials of Economic Sustainability

Author: John E. Ikerd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781565495166

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 150

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The recent global financial crisis has raised widespread concern for the sustainability of the global economy. Much has been written concerning the negative impacts of economic development on natural ecosystems and civil societies. Unfortunately, few viable alternatives to the prevailing economic paradigms have been suggested for consideration. Those that have been are typically little more than suggestions for fine tuning capitalist or socialist economies. In his new book, John Ikerd addresses the basic principles and concepts essential to economic sustainability. Some of these concepts are capitalist, some are socialistic, and others are general principles validated by philosophy or common sense. What results is a synthesis: something that is neither capitalist nor socialist but fundamentally different; it is sustainable. A special emphasis is placed on the essential, but limited, role of markets in economic sustainability, including the constraints that must be placed on markets to protect nature and society from economic exploitation. Readers of any political and ideological persuasion will find this brief book engaging, informative, optimistic and refreshing. Instead of threats and apocalyptic pronouncements, Ikerd offers possibilities and assurance. Instead of epithets hurled at opponents, Ikerd offers possibilities for reconciliation and a renewed sense of the need to work cooperatively to find solutions to the most urgent problems of our era. The Essentials of Economic Sustainability was written without references or examples to encourage readers to collaborate in the learning process by finding references and examples most appropriate to their particular situation or circumstances. References and examples relevant to the economic and political system of the United States can be found in Sustainable Capitalism, a Kumarian Press book by the same author.

Development as Freedom

Author: Amartya Sen

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307874290

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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By the winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize in Economics, an essential and paradigm-altering framework for understanding economic development--for both rich and poor--in the twenty-first century. Freedom, Sen argues, is both the end and most efficient means of sustaining economic life and the key to securing the general welfare of the world's entire population. Releasing the idea of individual freedom from association with any particular historical, intellectual, political, or religious tradition, Sen clearly demonstrates its current applicability and possibilities. In the new global economy, where, despite unprecedented increases in overall opulence, the contemporary world denies elementary freedoms to vast numbers--perhaps even the majority of people--he concludes, it is still possible to practically and optimistically restain a sense of social accountability. Development as Freedom is essential reading.

Essentials of Microeconomics

Author: Bonnie Nguyen,Andrew Wait

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317426800

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Essentials of Microeconomics is an excellent introduction to microeconomics. It presents the basic tools of microeconomics clearly and concisely. The book presents a vigorous treatment of all relevant introductory microeconomic concepts. The book also emphasizes on modern economics — game theory and imperfect markets. Each chapter is self-contained and includes the required key mathematical skills at the start. This book is ideal not only for introductory microeconomics course, but its level of analysis also makes the book appropriate for introductory level economics taught at postgraduate level. With the emphasis on strategy, this text is also well suited for use in business economics course.

Pioneers of Development Economics

Great Economists on Development

Author: Jomo K.S.

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 9781842776452

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 234

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A survey of the main influences on the development of modern development economics.

Development Economics

Author: Debraj Ray

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400835895

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 872

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If you are instructor in a course that uses Development Economics and wish to have access to the end-of-chapter problems in Development Economics, please e-mail the author at [email protected] For more information, please go to http://www.econ.nyu.edu/user/debraj. If you are a student in the course, please do not contact the author. Please request your instructor to do so. The study of development in low-income countries is attracting more attention around the world than ever before. Yet until now there has been no comprehensive text that incorporates the huge strides made in the subject over the past decade. Development Economics does precisely that in a clear, rigorous, and elegant fashion. Debraj Ray, one of the most accomplished theorists in development economics today, presents in this book a synthesis of recent and older literature in the field and raises important questions that will help to set the agenda for future research. He covers such vital subjects as theories of economic growth, economic inequality, poverty and undernutrition, population growth, trade policy, and the markets for land, labor, and credit. A common point of view underlies the treatment of these subjects: that much of the development process can be understood by studying factors that impede the efficient and equitable functioning of markets. Diverse topics such as the new growth theory, moral hazard in land contracts, information-based theories of credit markets, and the macroeconomic implications of economic inequality come under this common methodological umbrella. The book takes the position that there is no single cause for economic progress, but that a combination of factors--among them the improvement of physical and human capital, the reduction of inequality, and institutions that enable the background flow of information essential to market performance--consistently favor development. Ray supports his arguments throughout with examples from around the world. The book assumes a knowledge of only introductory economics and explains sophisticated concepts in simple, direct language, keeping the use of mathematics to a minimum. Development Economics will be the definitive textbook in this subject for years to come. It will prove useful to researchers by showing intriguing connections among a wide variety of subjects that are rarely discussed together in the same book. And it will be an important resource for policy-makers, who increasingly find themselves dealing with complex issues of growth, inequality, poverty, and social welfare.

Essentials of Statistics for Business and Economics

Author: David R. Anderson,Dennis J. Sweeney,Thomas A. Williams,Jeffrey D. Camm,James J. Cochran

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337516562

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 50

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Trust the market-leading ESSENTIALS OF STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS, 8E to introduce sound statistical methodology using real-world examples, proven approaches, and hands-on exercises that build the foundation readers need to analyze and solve business problems quantitatively. This edition gives readers the foundation in statistics needed for an edge in today's competitive business world. The authors’ signature problem-scenario approach and reader-friendly writing style combines with proven methodologies, hands-on exercises, and real examples to take readers deep into today’s actual business problems. Readers learn how to solve problems from an intelligent, quantitative perspective. Streamlined to focus on core topics, this new edition provides the latest updates with new case problems, applications, and self-test exercises to help readers master key formulas and apply statistical methods as they learn them. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Economics of Development

Theory and Evidence

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

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 1137577959

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 680

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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.

Macroeconomic Essentials

Understanding Economics in the News

Author: Peter E. Kennedy,Jay Prag

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262533340

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 472

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Revised edition of late Peter E. Kennedy's Macroeconomic essentials, c2010.

Development Economics

Author: Gérard Roland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315510553

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 648

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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.

Theories of Economic Development and Growth

Author: Y. S. Brenner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415851640

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 1997

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First published in 1966, this work summarises the theories of economic growth, both ancient and modern, and presents them in a form particularly suitable for university students, both in the developing world and elsewhere. The objective is to enable students to assess the major factors making for economic development and to encourage them to think about ways of applying their knowledge to the particular problems of their own countries. In addition there is a special survey of growth and of limiting factors in the economies of underdeveloped countries, with an important analysis of the economic results of planning in the USSR.