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From Cotton Belt to Sunbelt
Bruce J. Schulman
0195057031
Jan 1991
Hardcover
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Book Description
This is a carefully executed study of the effects of federal economic policy in transforming the American South from the time of the New Deal to the present. Decrying the South's economic backwardness and political conservatism, the Roosevelt Administration launched a series of aggressive
programs to reorder the Southern economy. A generation of young liberal Southerners entered the national government to preside over these policies. After 1950, however, Keynesianism replaced New Deal reform as the mainstay of national economic policy, and the national security state supplanted the
social welfare state as the South's principal benefactor. Schulman here contrasts the diminished role of national welfare programs in the postwar South with the expansion of military and growth-oriented programs, analyzing their...


Fair Trade for All: How Trade Can Promote Development (Initiative for Policy Dialogue Series)
Joseph E. Stiglitz
0199290903
January 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Nobel Prize-winning economist and ex-World Bank official Stiglitz is the leading mainstream critic of the free-trade, free-market "Washington Consensus" for developing countries. In this follow-up to his best-selling Globalization and its Discontents, he and Charlton, a development expert, present their vision of a liberalized global trade regime that is carefully geared to the interests of poorer countries. They recap a critique, much of it based on Stiglitz's academic work, of orthodox trade theories, noting the real-world constraints and complications that undermine the assumption that unregulated free trade is always a boon, and analyze the bias towards developed countries in previous trade agreements. They call for the current round of trade negotiations to refocus on principles of equity and social justice...


Public Policy and Economic Development
Maurice Fitzgerald Scott
0198285825
Jan 1990
Hardcover
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Book Description
In this festschrift for Ian Little, Professor of Development Economics at the University of Oxford, distinguished experts evaluate policy questions in such areas as exchange rate policy, problems of market stabilization, industrialization of developing countries, trade shocks, capital flows,
principles of taxation, and political implications of economic policy decisions.


Economic Development
Michael P. Todaro
0321278887
June 2005
Textbook Hardcover
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Planning for Change
James Vestal
0198288085
Jan 1994
Hardcover
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Book Description
In addition to providing an overview of Japanese development and industrial policy measures used during the 1945-1990 period, this book assesses the contribution that industrial policy made to Japan's phenomenal economic success. James Vestal concludes that a stable, gradual, and long term
perspective was key to Japan's development, rather than "picking winners." Policy makers selectively blocked competition in inefficient sectors in order to maintain employment, which was necessary given that Japan's productive capital was decimated in the war. Barriers to competition were raised as
the Japanese economy became able to provide full employment at above subsistence wages. Given the enormous upheaval associated with introducing a competitive market structure, the Japanese case has important lessons for Russia and...


The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time
Jeffrey Sachs
1594200459
March 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
Celebrated economist Jeffrey Sachs has a plan to eliminate extreme poverty around the world by 2025. If you think that is too ambitious or wildly unrealistic, you need to read this book. His focus is on the one billion poorest individuals around the world who are caught in a poverty trap of disease, physical isolation, environmental stress, political instability, and lack of access to capital, technology, medicine, and education. The goal is to help these people reach the first rung on the "ladder of economic development" so they can rise above mere subsistence level and achieve some control over their economic futures and their lives. To do this, Sachs proposes nine specific steps, which he explains in great detail in The End of Poverty. Though his plan certainly requires the help of rich nations, the financial assistance...


Planning for Change
James E. Vestal
0198290276
Dec 1995
Paperback
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Book Description
In addition to providing an overview of Japanese development and industrial policy measures used during the 1945-1990 period, this book assesses the contribution that industrial policy made to Japan's phenomenal economic success. James Vestal concludes that a stable, gradual, and long term
perspective was key to Japan's development, rather than "picking winners." Policy makers selectively blocked competition in inefficient sectors in order to maintain employment, which was necessary given that Japan's productive capital was decimated in the war. Barriers to competition were raised as
the Japanese economy became able to provide full employment at above subsistence wages. Given the enormous upheaval associated with introducing a competitive market structure, the Japanese case has important lessons for Russia and...


Road to Serfdom
Friedrich A. Hayek
0226320618
September 1994
Paperback
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Book Description
A classic work in political philosophy, intellectual and cultural history, and economics, The Road to Serfdom has inspired and infuriated politicians, scholars, and general readers for half a century. Originally published in England in the spring of 1944--when Eleanor Roosevelt supported the efforts of Stalin, and Albert Einstein subscribed lock, stock, and barrel to the socialist program--The Road to Serfdom was seen as heretical for its passionate warning against the dangers of state control over the means of production. For F. A. Hayek, the collectivist idea of empowering government with increasing economic control would inevitably lead not to a utopia but to the horrors of nazi Germany and fascist Italy.

First published by the University of Chicago Press on September 18, 1944, The Road to...


Economic Development and Environmental Sustainability
Ramon Lopez
0199297991
July 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
This important collection of essays from the leading writers in the field, focuses on the importance of taking environmental issues into account in the process of development and poverty reduction. This book deepens our understanding of environmental sustainability in a context of economic
growth, putting sustainable development firmly back on the agenda.


The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time
Jeffrey D. Sachs
0143036580
February 2006
Paperback
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Book Review
Celebrated economist Jeffrey Sachs has a plan to eliminate extreme poverty around the world by 2025. If you think that is too ambitious or wildly unrealistic, you need to read this book. His focus is on the one billion poorest individuals around the world who are caught in a poverty trap of disease, physical isolation, environmental stress, political instability, and lack of access to capital, technology, medicine, and education. The goal is to help these people reach the first rung on the "ladder of economic development" so they can rise above mere subsistence level and achieve some control over their economic futures and their lives. To do this, Sachs proposes nine specific steps, which he explains in great detail in The End of Poverty. Though his plan certainly requires the help of rich nations, the financial assistance...


Economic Development and Environmental Sustainability
Ramon Lopez
0199298009
July 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
This important collection of essays from the leading writers in the field, focuses on the importance of taking environmental issues into account in the process of development and poverty reduction. This book deepens our understanding of environmental sustainability in a context of economic
growth, putting sustainable development firmly back on the agenda.


Economic Policy and Development: New Perspectives
Toshio Shishido (Editor)
0865691207
June 1985
Hardcover
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Review
“This volume is must reading for all researchers, policymakers, and students of economic development and development studies.”–Choice

Book Description
Distinguished economists from seven countries provide authoritative perspectives within four topical areas: general trade issues; issues in economic development; the Japanese economy; and trial policy and technological change.


Nurturing Advanced Technology Enterprises
David N. Allen
0275921360
July 1986
Hardcover
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Book Description
With the rise of advanced technology firms, government's role in nurturing business may be changing. Based on a survey of 450 managers of advanced technology firms in Pennsylvania, this book describes how the private and public sectors can work together to improve the economic climate of a region. Nurturing Advanced Technology Enterprises is the only book to offer in-depth and comprehensive analysis of all aspects of advanced technology development. It encompasses job creation and training, location decisions, industry-university interactions, and more. In addition, the book draws from the public policy and economics literature to provide a theoretical perspective on this new planning issue. Finally, it offers two case studies that illustrate how the partnership can work.


China: The Balance Sheet: What the World Needs to Know about the Emerging Superpower
Institute for International Economics
1586484648
April 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
C. Fred Bergsten, Bates Gill, Nicholas R. Lardy and Derek Mitchell are the principal authors of this investigative analysis, full of new information and perspectives on China, the result of a year-long task force jointly sponsored by CSIS and IIE, to which distinguished China experts have contributed. It is accessible, narrative-driven, filled with facts, but written for the general reader. The expert judgments presented in China: The Balance Sheet will inform policymakers in Washington, scholars and the business community for years to come.

About the Author
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a nonprofit, bipartisan public policy organization established in 1962 to provide strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decision makers concerned...


Telecommunications Policy and Economic Development
Jurgen Schmandt
0275933997
Sept 1989
Hardcover
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Review
“This study of state regulation of the telecommunications industry was conducted by a research team composed of 17 graduate students from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Policy and from the Center for Research on Communication, Technology, and Society, both at the University of Texas. The book's thesis is that there exists an important link between telecommunications and economic development that remains to be fully recognized and exploited by various policy-making groups at the individual state level. An advanced communications network is a critical competitive advantage when flexible production processes and segmented markets become paramount strategic concerns. Policy initiatives in nine states (California, Florida, Illinois, Nebraska, New York, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington) are considered in some...


The Elusive Quest for Growth: Economists' Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics
William Easterly
0262550423
August 2002
Paperback
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Review
"A highly readable and iconoclastic treatment of the determinants of economic growth." -- Richard N. Cooper, Foreign Affairs
"It is impossible to convey the depth and range of The Elusive Quest for Growth." -- Bruce Bartlett, Wall Street Journal

Book Description
Since the end of World War II, economists have tried to figure out how poor countries in the tropics could attain standards of living approaching those of countries in Europe and North America. Attempted remedies have included providing foreign aid, investing in machines, fostering education, controlling population growth, and making aid loans as well as forgiving those loans on condition of reforms. None of these solutions has delivered as promised. The problem is not the failure of economics, William Easterly argues,...


Economic Development
Fidelis Ezeala-Harrison
027595479X
Sept 1996
Hardcover
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Review
“Ezeala-Harrison sucessfully bridges the gap between the theoretical and policy approaches to economic development in this compact volume....Theoretical issues are very well developed and policy issues are carefully laid out. This reviewer was impressed with the breadth and depth of real life experiences from which examples are drawn. Perhaps the most distinctive feature is the careful and detailed attention givien to environmental issues throughout the book. Highly recommended for students, reearchers, and practitioners of developmental economics.”–Choice

Book Description
Economists are being asked to provide explanations and prescriptive policy for addressing the questions of chronic poverty and underdevelopment in the world. Answers are needed not only for the...


Applied Economics: Thinking Beyond Stage One
Thomas Sowell
0465081436
November 2003
Textbook Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
While politicians squabble over the pros and cons of price controls on prescription drugs, onlooking citizens are often left scratching their heads. Many of today's economic issues are obscured by their inherent complexity and the blarney coming from political talking heads. In his follow-up to Basic Economics, Sowell, a leading conservative spokesman and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, seeks to alleviate this confusion. He highlights the major differences between politicians (who act for the short term, i.e., reelection) and economists (who look at the long-range ramifications of policy), and urges voters to keep these differences in mind. Sowell then focuses on a few issues, including some political hot potatoes: medical care, housing, discrimination, insurance and the development of nations. He...


Kicking Away the Ladder (World Economics Series): Development Strategy in Historical Perspective
Ha-Joon Chang
1843310279
September 1902
Textbook Paperback
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Charles Kindleberger, Emeritus Professor of Economics, MIT
"A provocative critique of mainstream economists' sermons directed to developing countries...It demands attention."

Lance Taylor, Professor of Economics, New School University
"A scholarly tour-de-force...essential reading for industrial policy-makers in the twenty-first century."

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Asian Development
William James
0299117847
Dec 1989
Paperback
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