• Business & Economics

Agrarian Structure and Economic Underdevelopment


Author: K. Basu
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136462147
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 112
View: 6294
Kaushik Basu (Cornell University) explores the relation between agrarian institutions and economic development.

    • Business & Economics

International Bibliography of the Social Sciences

Economics 1990
Author: N.A
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415074575
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 700
View: 9442
This bibliography lists the most important works in economics published in 1990. First published in 1952, the four International Bibliographies of the Social Sciences (Anthropology, Economics, Political Science and Sociology) are at the forefront of social science information publishing. The IBSS is now produced under the editorial direction and authority of the British Library of Political and Economic Science, one of the world's leading social science institutions. In 1990 this database was merged with the London Bibliography of the Social Sciences to provide an information service of bibliogrpahic data covering the world's literature in the social sciences. The IBSS is the essential tool for librarians, university departments, research institutes, and all public or private institutions whose work requires access to up-to-date and comprehensive knowledge of the social sciences.

    • Political Science

Peasants, collectives, and choice

economic theory and Tanzania's villages
Author: Louis G. Putterman
Publisher: Jai Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 389
View: 9069

    • Business & Economics

Harwood Fundamentals of Pure and Applied Economics


Author: J. Lesourne,H. Sonnenschein
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780415269070
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 8200
View: 2066
The Harwood Fundamentals of Pure and Applied Economics series was a groundbreaking attempt to provide a comprehensive overview of modern economics. A series of short books - arranged into thematic sections - provides state-of-the-art accounts of key areas within the discipline. Although never completed, the series produced several landmark books. It is notable for: * charting the emergence of vibrant new areas of economics (eg 'positive' political economy) * the numerous examples it gives of major innovations like game theory and the new institutional economics re-vitalizing traditional areas of economics * attracting some of the most talented economists of its generation, including Avinash Dixit, Drew Fudenberg, Thomas Palfrey and Jean Tirole This collection reprints the series in its entirety, making all titles available in hardback for the first time, either as individual volumes, or bound together in mini-sets organized by sub-discipline.

    • Business & Economics

Bargaining power, wages and employment

an analysis of agricultural labor markets in India
Author: Gaurav Datt
Publisher: Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
View: 2046
Providing a rich analysis, Bargaining Power, Wages, and Employment examines one of the most deprived groups in the country: agricultural laborers. This group constitutes 30% of all rural households, nearly two thirds of whom live below the poverty line, and accounts for about 60% of the total unemployed person-days in rural India. Using data for five different agro-climatic zones, the author develops a new bargaining model for the casual labor market at the village level. By exerting asymmetric power, the bargaining model determines the agricultural wage rate, the level of employment, and the employers' profits. Of particular interest is author Gaurav Datt's analysis of quasi-cooperative forms of behavior that persist even where labor unions are nonexistent as well as Datt's emphasis on the importance of building gender disparity into the bargaining process. Also developing a new research agenda for a hitherto neglected area of study, Bargaining Power, Wages, and Employment will be of interest to students, academics, and researchers in labor studies, agricultural economics, economic theory, and development studies.



    • Business & Economics

Structural Adjustment Reconsidered

Economic Policy and Poverty in Africa
Author: David E. Sahn,Paul A. Dorosh,Stephen D. Younger
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521665131
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 322
View: 510
In this 1998 study the authors isolate the effect of specific policy measures associated with adjustment programs in ten African countries.

    • Transportation

A Handbook of Transport Economics


Author: André de Palma,Robin Lindsey,Emile Quinet,Roger Vickerman
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 0857930877
Category: Transportation
Page: 928
View: 3695
'This Handbook is a stellar compilation of up-to-date knowledge about the important topics in transport economics. Authors include the very best in the field, and they cover the most important topics for today's research and policy applications. Individual chapters contain sound, readable, well referenced explanations of each topic's history and current status. I cannot think of a better place to start for anyone wanting to become current in the field or in any of its parts.' – Kenneth Small, University of California-Irvine, US Bringing together insights and perspectives from close to 70 of the world's leading experts in the field, this timely Handbook provides an up-to-date guide to the most recent and state-of-the-art advances in transport economics. The comprehensive coverage includes topics such as the relationship between transport and the spatial economy, recent advances in travel demand analysis, the external costs of transport, investment appraisal, pricing, equity issues, competition and regulation, the role of public–private partnerships and the development of policy in local bus services, rail, air and maritime transport. This Handbook is designed both for use on postgraduate and advanced undergraduate courses and as a reference for anyone working in the field. It also complements the textbook Principles of Transport Economics.

    • Business & Economics

Stabilization and Growth in Developing Countries

A Structuralist Approach
Author: L. Taylor
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136461868
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 104
View: 3132
Lance Taylor uses structuralist models to examine the issues of short-term fluctuations and long-term growth in developing economies.

    • Business & Economics

Economic Structure and Performance


Author: Hollis B. Chenery
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 1483257916
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 610
View: 8354
Economic Structure and Performance: Essays in Honor of Hollis B. Chenery briefly reviews the work of Hollis Chenery in the field of economics. This book discusses the underlying themes in Chenery's work, including structure, strategy, adjustment, and models. Organized into four parts encompassing 26 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the patterns of structural change and their relation to growth. This text then examines the objectives, measures, and implementation of policy, as well as administrative capabilities and cultural characteristics. Other chapters compare Chenery's econometric analysis of development patterns with the historical analyses and suggest that the two approaches complement each other. This book discusses as well the persistence of disequilibrium in segments of the economy. The final chapter deals with simple criteria for detecting critical interdependencies and a formula for measuring their welfare consequences. This book is a valuable resource for economists, industrialists, foreign capitalists, and social scientists.

    • Business & Economics

Chronic Inflation in an Industrializing Economy

The Brazilian Experience
Author: Vincent Parkin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521375405
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 322
View: 5579
Since the military coup d'tat in 1964 Brazil has experienced a period of almost uninterrupted inflation measured in tens and sometimes hundreds of per cent per year. In this book, originally published in 1991, Vincent Parkin sets out to explain the nature and causes of chronic inflation in middle-income developing countries by focusing on the Brazilian experience. He rejects the monetarist explanation for inflation and argues instead that the relationship between money and inflation is seldom clear-cut. The book will be of interest to all economists concerned with inflation and Latin America.


    • Bibliography, National

Whitaker's Books in Print


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bibliography, National
Page: N.A
View: 7199


    • English literature

The British National Bibliography


Author: Arthur James Wells
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: N.A
View: 3562

    • Big business

Economic History


Author: Sidney Pollard,Richard S. Tedlow
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415269803
Category: Big business
Page: 200
View: 7444
This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions. Aspinall has included only those essays that offer the most influential and controversial arguments surrounding the play. The issues discussed include gender, authority, female autonomy and unruliness, courtship and marriage, language and speech, and performance and theatricality.

    • Technology & Engineering

Agricultural Land Reform in South Africa

Policies, Markets and Mechanisms
Author: Johan Van Zyl,Johann Kirsten,Hans P. Binswanger
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 621
View: 5540
The policies advocated in this multi-authored book are set to become a benchmark publication in the field internationally. Using South Africa as the model, the research, proposals, and theory, outlines programmes to replace current uneconomic policies and practices that artificially favour big farmers. In order to fulfil the challenges of ensuring efficiency, equity, and growth, market mechanisms are proposed to ensure sustainable redistribution of land and financial support that will favour small farmers.

    • Business & Economics

The Role of Demand and Supply in the Generation and Diffusion of Technical Change


Author: Colin G. Thirtle,Vernon W. Ruttan
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415269346
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 173
View: 4102
Empire's Children looks at works at by Rudyard Kipling, Frances Hodgson Burnett, E. Nesbit, Hugh Lofting, A.A. Milne, and Arthur Ransome for the ways these writers consciously and unconsciously used the metaphors of empire in their writing for children.

    • Land tenure

A Research Paper


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Land tenure
Page: N.A
View: 6700