Indigenous People and Economic Development : An International Perspective
Editors: Katia Iankova, Azizul Hassan and Rachel L’Abbe.
Subject: INDIGENOUS PEOPLES–ECONOMIC CONDITIONS.
Indigenous peoples are an intrinsic part of countries like Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Finland, USA, India, Russia and almost all parts of South America and Africa. A considerable amount of research has been done during the twentieth century mainly by anthropologists, sociologists and linguists in order to describe, and document their traditional life style for the protection and safeguarding of their established knowledge, skills, languages and beliefs. More …
Philosophical Problems of Behavioural Economics
Author: Stefan Heidl.
Subjects: ECONOMICS–PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS–PHILOSOPHY ; ECONOMICS–PHILOSOPHY.
Philosophical Problems of Behavioural Economics argues that behavioural economics is best understood as an attempt to deidealize economic theory guided by psychological research. Behavioural economics deconstructs the model of decision-making by adding different elements. Based on this understanding behavioural economics has a number of tasks: first, it has to identify which economic theory needs to be challenged; second it aims to identify factors which need… More …
Economic Theory and Its History : Essays in Honour of Neri Salvadori
Editors: Giuseppe Freni [and three others].
This collection brings together leading economists from around the world to explore key issues in economic analysis and the history of economic thought. This book deals with important themes in economics in terms of an approach that has its roots in the works of the classical economists from Adam Smith to David Ricardo. More …
Policy Implications of Recent Advances in Evolutionary …
Authors: Bonnie Nguyen and Andrew Wait.
Subject: INSTITUTIONAL ECONOMICS ; EVOLUTIONARY ECONOMICS.
This 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. This collection is inspired by the coming retirement of Professor Wolfram Elsner. It presents cutting-edge economic research relevant to economic policies and policy-making, placing a strong focus on innovative perspectives. More …
Principles of Microeconomics (8th ed.)
Authors: N. Gregory Mankiw.
Publisher: Cengage Learning
The most widely-used text in economics classrooms worldwide, this book covers only the most important principles to avoid overwhelming students with excessive detail. Extensive updates feature relevant, meaningful examples. More …
Microeconomics: A Critical Companion
Author: Ben Fine.
Publisher: Pluto Press
The culmination of forty years of teaching, researching, and advising on political economy, Ben Fine’s Microeconomics offers a clear and concise exposition of mainstream microeconomics from a heterodox perspective. Covering topics from consumer and producer theory to general equilibrium to perfect. More …
Four Central Theories of the Market Economy
Author: Farhad Rassekh.
Four Central Theories of the Market Economy traces the root of the theories, their conception and articulation, as well as their evolutions to the present time. It focuses on the four theories that are generally recognized as fundamental to the discipline of economics: the invisible hand, comparative advantage, the law of markets, and the quantity theory of money . More …
Global Economic Crisis and Local Economic Development
Editors: Jason Begley, Dan Coffey, Tom Donnelly and Carole Thornley.
Publisher: Wiley Blackwell
Subject: GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS, 2008-2009.
This book offers a collaborative investigation of the policies and practices which have redeveloped local and national economies in the aftermath of the global economic crisis which erupted in 2008. It explores ‘localised’ models of economic development, including problems of diversity and balance and the role of firms, industries and clusters, alongside comparative studies of policy responses to the crisis at local, regional and national levels. More …
The Political Economy of Natural Resources and Development
Authors: Paul A. Haslam and Pablo Heidrich
Subjects: NATURAL RESOURCES–DEVELOPING COUNTRIES.
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 sector, the nationalization of foreign firms returned to the mainstream economic policy agenda, and public spending on social and developmental goals surged. More …
Human Development and Capacity Building : Asia Pacific Trends, Challenges and Prospects for the Future
Editors: Maria Fay Rola-Rubzen and John Burgess.
Subject: HUMAN CAPITAL
This book aims to outline the nature and scale of the capacity building challenges facing countries in the Asia Pacific region. Human Development and Capacity Building presents case studies from selected countries with an emphasis on rural development and programs that enhance opportunity and participation in the economy. It focuses on issues arising from women development in Pakistan, indigenous union voice in the French Pacific, job creation programs in Indonesia and the role of international aid and labour agencies in capacity building in Myanmar. More …
The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War
Author: Robert J. Gordon.
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Subject: COST AND STANDARD OF LIVING–UNITED STATES.
This 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. More …
Energy Economics: Markets, History and Policy
Authors: Roy L. Neresian.
Subject: FOSSIL FUELS ; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES ; POWER RESOURCES
This textbook provides detailed examinations of key energy sources – both fossil fuels and renewables including oil, coal, solar, and wind power – and summarizes how the current economics of energy evolved. Subsequent chapters explore issues around policy, technology and the possible future for each type of energy. In addition to this, readers are introduced to controversial topics including fracking and global warming in dedicated chapters on climate change and sustainability. More …
Energy Markets in Emerging Economies : Strategies for Growth
Author: Henry K. H. Wang.
Subjects: ENERGY INDUSTRIES–DEVELOPING COUNTRIES.
Energy Markets in Emerging Economies addresses current key issues, new opportunities, and various growth strategies relating to the energy markets in key emerging economies. The book addresses key aspects, including key oil and gas energy markets, and their strategic ties to global petrochemical and chemicals, shale gas, and renewable energy growths. It also provides insights on business strategies and market expansion strategies employed by MNCs and state-owned companies in maintaining and defending their positions in the global market … More …
Social Networks and their Economics : Influencing Consumer Choice
Authors: Daniel Birke.
Subject: SOCIAL NETWORKS–ECONOMIC ASPECTS.
Aimed at post-graduate students involved in social network analysis, industrial economics, innovation and consumer marketing, this book offers a unique perspective from both an academic and practitioner point of view on how social networks can help understand and influence consumer behaviour. More …
Cities and Development (2nd ed.)
Authors: Sean Fox and Tom Goodfellow.
Subject: URBANIZATION–ECONOMIC ASPECTS.
This revised and expanded second edition of Cities and Development explores the dynamic relationship between urbanism and development from a global perspective. The book surveys a wide range of topics, including: the historical origins of world urbanization; the role cities play in the process of economic development; the nature of urban poverty and the challenge of promoting sustainable livelihoods. More …
Economics of Agglomeration : Cities, Industrial Location, and Globalization (2nd ed.)
Authors: Masahisa Fujita, Jacques-Francois Thisse.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Subjects: SPACE IN ECONOMICS ; REGIONAL ECONOMICS ; URBAN ECONOMICS.
This book originated the social issues approach to teaching basic economic principles and has garnered a loyal user following for its timely and impartial handling of current social issues that dominate the news. The primary objectives of the book are to create student interest in the study of economics and provide a framework of basic analytical tools useful in the understanding of social issues. More …
Geographies of Health and Development
Editors: Isaac Luginaah, Rachel Bezner Kerr.
Subject: MEDICAL CARE–DEVELOPING COUNTRIES ; MEDICAL GEOGRAPHY.
The geographies of health and development is an emerging sub-discipline, tying in with many of the conceptual, theoretical and practical components of other disciplines working in health, health care, economics, and international development. Spatially and theoretically grounded in geography, this collection offers a fresh perspective on the dialectic relationships between health and development. Health problems in a developing context take on much higher rates of prevalence as a result of the varied cultural, structural and economic vulnerabilities of the people they impact. More …
Environmental Health: From Global to Local
Editor: Howard Frumkin
Subject: ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH.
Environmental Health: From Global to Local is a comprehensive introduction to the subject, and a contemporary, authoritative text for students of public health, environmental health, preventive medicine, community health, and environmental studies. Edited by the former director of the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health and current dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Washington. More …