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1. ... Budget review [ - 2019]

volumes : illustrations ; 18 x 26 cm
Green Library

2. Ganzabenā lemāt. [ - 2019]

volumes : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Green Library
v. : ill. ; 30 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
volumes : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Green Library

5. Benelux newsletter [ - 2019]

volumes : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Green Library

6. Nigerian economy [ - 2019]

volumes : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Green Library
v. : ill. ; 21-28 cm.
Green Library
x, 253 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction : adapting infrastructure to climate change
  • Learning across contrasting governance regimes
  • Rotterdam : a neo-corporatist approach to adaptation
  • Singapore : adapting a strong city-state
  • Boston : many hands on deck in the neopluralist U.S
  • Role-play simulation exercises for social learning and collaborative problem solving
  • Uncertain decision-making : the use of multiple scenarios
  • Moving forward : flexible and collaborative governance.
Green Library
xv, 175 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Africa under neoliberalism / Nana Poku and Jim Whitman
  • Neoliberalism and economic growth in contemporary Africa / Augustin Kwasi Fosu and Eric Kehinde Ogunleye
  • As the global commodity super-cycle ends, Africans continue uprising against 'Africa rising' / Patrick Bond
  • Neoliberalism, urbanization and change in Africa / Pádraig Carmody and Francis Owusu
  • From urban crisis to political opportunity : African slums / Jeffrey W. Paller
  • The poverty of 'poverty reduction' : the case of African cotton / Adam Sneyd
  • Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink (except for a price) / Larry A. Swatuk
  • Autocrats and activists : human rights, democracy and the neoliberal paradox in Nigeria / Bonny Ibhawoh and Lekan Akinosho
  • Neoliberalism and alternative forms of citizenship / Amy S. Patterson.
"The period since the 1980s has seen sustained pressure on Africa's political elite to anchor the continent's development strategies in neoliberalism in exchange for vitally needed development assistance. Rafts of policies and programmes have come to underpin the relationship between continental governments and the donor communities of the West and particularly their institutions of global governance--the International Financial Institutions. Over time, these policies and programmes have sought to transform the authority and capacity of the state to effect social, political and economic change, while opening up the domestic space for transnational capital and ideas. The outcome is a continent now more open to international capital, export-oriented and liberal in its political governance. Has neoliberalism finally arrested under development in Africa? Bringing together leading researchers and analysts to examine key questions from a multidisciplinary perspective, this book involves a fundamental departure from orthodox analysis which often predicates colonialism as the referent object. Here, three decades of neoliberalism with its complex social and economic philosophy are given primacy. With the changed focus, an elucidation of the relationship between global development and local changes are examined through a myriad of pressing contemporary issues to offer a critical multi-disciplinary appraisal of challenge and change in Africa over the past three decades."--Publisher's summary.
Green Library
x, 278 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • List of Illustrations viiAcknowledgments ix1 Introduction 1Part I The Rise of the Intangible Economy2 Capital's Vanishing Act 153 How to Measure Intangible Investment 364 What's Different about Intangible Investment? The Four S's of Intangibles 58Part II The Consequences of the Rise of the Intangible Economy5 Intangibles, Investment, Productivity, and Secular Stagnation 916 Intangibles and the Rise of Inequality 1187 Infrastructure for Intangibles, and Intangible Infrastructure 1448 The Challenge of Financing an Intangible Economy 1589 Competing, Managing, and Investing in the Intangible Economy 18210 Public Policy in an Intangible Economy: Five Hard Questions 20811 Summary, Conclusion, and the Way Ahead 239Notes 243References 253Index 267.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691175034 20171218
The first comprehensive account of the growing dominance of the intangible economy Early in the twenty-first century, a quiet revolution occurred. For the first time, the major developed economies began to invest more in intangible assets, like design, branding, R&D, or software, than in tangible assets, like machinery, buildings, and computers. For all sorts of businesses, from tech firms and pharma companies to coffee shops and gyms, the ability to deploy assets that one can neither see nor touch is increasingly the main source of long-term success. But this is not just a familiar story of the so-called new economy. Capitalism without Capital shows that the growing importance of intangible assets has also played a role in some of the big economic changes of the last decade. The rise of intangible investment is, Jonathan Haskel and Stian Westlake argue, an underappreciated cause of phenomena from economic inequality to stagnating productivity. Haskel and Westlake bring together a decade of research on how to measure intangible investment and its impact on national accounts, showing the amount different countries invest in intangibles, how this has changed over time, and the latest thinking on how to assess this. They explore the unusual economic characteristics of intangible investment, and discuss how these features make an intangible-rich economy fundamentally different from one based on tangibles. Capitalism without Capital concludes by presenting three possible scenarios for what the future of an intangible world might be like, and by outlining how managers, investors, and policymakers can exploit the characteristics of an intangible age to grow their businesses, portfolios, and economies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691175034 20171218
Green Library
118 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction PART I: Red Communism 1. Politics in Command 2. Mao Zedong PART II: White Communism 3. Markets 4. Xi Jinping Part III: Great Debate 5. Red versus White 6. Liberal versus Illiberal Part IV: Beyond Communism 7. Liberal Democracy 8. Globalism 9. Confucius 10. Choosing Sides Prospects.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138125230 20171227
China's Market Communism guides readers step by step up the ladder of China's reforms and transformational possibilities to a full understanding of Beijing's communist and post-communist options by investigating the lessons that Xi can learn from Mao, Adam Smith and inclusive economic theory. The book sharply distinguishes what can be immediately accomplished from the road that must be traversed to better futures.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138125230 20171227
Green Library
xvii, 170 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Chapter 1: Introduction and background.- Chapter 2: The higher rates of surplus through commercial exploitation.- Chapter 3: Development in the shadow of imperialism.- Chapter 4: Security and economic development.- Chapter 5: The rise of China and Closing remarks.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811048210 20170911
This work compares the development experiences of East Asia and the Arab world. It posits that in view of the collapse in socialism and its ideological retreat, their development performances are intensely over determined by their modes of integration with world capital. For East Asia, it's through manufacturing of civilian-end use commodities and for the Arab World, through militarism. The book is a unique attempt approaching the topic from the theoretical angle using an analytical comparative perspective.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811048210 20170911
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xix, 313 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Green Library
xxviii, 366 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Deals and development : an introduction to the conceptual framework / Lant Pritchett, Kunal Sen, and Eric Werker
  • Deals and development in a resource-dependent, fragile state : the political economy of growth in Liberia, 1960-2014 / Eric Werker and Lant Pritchett
  • Powerbrokers and patronage : why Malawi has failed to structurally transform and deliver inclusive growth / Jonathan Said and Khwima Singini
  • Navigating the deals world : the politics of economic growth in Bangladesh / Mirza Hassan and Selim Raihan
  • Not minding the gap : unbalanced growth and the hybrid political settlement in Cambodia / Tim Kelsall and Seiha Heng
  • Political settlements and structural change : why growth has not been transformational in Ghana / Robert Darko Osei, Charles Ackah, George Domfe, and Michael Danquah
  • Dominance and deals in Africa : how politics shapes Uganda's transition from growth to transformation / Badru Bukenya and Sam Hickey
  • The disorder of "miracle growth" in Rwanda : understanding the limitations of transitions to open ordered development / Pritish Behuria and Tom Goodfellow
  • The stroll, the trot, and the sprint of the elephant : understanding Indian growth episodes / Kunal Sen, Sabyaschi Kar, and Jagadish Prasad Sahu
  • The politics of structural (de)transformation : the unravelling of Malaysia and Thailand's dualistic deals strategies / Kunal Sen and Matthew Tyce
  • Searching for a "recipe" for episodic development / Lant Pritchett, Kunal Sen, and Eric Werker.
When are developing countries able to initiate periods of rapid growth and why have so few of these countries been able to sustain growth over decades? Deals and Development: The Political Dynamics of Growth Episodes seeks to answer these questions and many more through a novel conceptual framework built from a political economy of business-government relations. Economic growth for most developing countries is not a linear process. Growth instead proceeds in booms and busts, yet most frameworks for thinking about economic growth are built on the faulty assumption that a country's economic performance is largely stable. Deals and Development explains how growth episodes emerge and when growth, once ignited, is maintained for a sustained period. It applies its new framework to examine the growth of countries across a range of institutional and political contexts in Africa and Asia, using the examples of Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Ghana, Liberia, Malawi, Rwanda and Uganda. Through these country analyses it demonstrates the explanatory power of its framework and the importance of feedback cycles in which economic trends interact with political behaviour to either sustain or terminate a growth episode. Offering a lens through which to analyse complex scenarios and unwieldy amounts of information, this book provides actionable levers of intervention to bring around reform and improve a country's chance at achieving transformative economic growth.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198801641 20180115
Law Library (Crown)
1 online resource.
  • Acknowledgments About the Author Introduction Part I: Theory and Policy Chapter 1: Global Demographic Trends Chapter 2: Demographics and Innovation Chapter 3: Demographics and the Economy Chapter 4: Resource and Environment Chapter 5: Public Policy Part II: The Race of Innovation Chapter 6: Japan Chapter 7: China Chapter 8: The United States of America Chapter 9: Europe Chapter 10: India Conclusion Epilogue: Historical Competition Among Civilizations: An Essay on Transportation Technology, Demographics and the Race of Innovation References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119408925 20171211
As the population ages, which nation will rise to lead innovation in the future? Demographics of Innovation takes a deep, investigative look at the link between economic growth, innovation, vitality and entrepreneurship in an aging population, and provides smart strategy for the future. Written by a Stanford-trained economist and demographics expert, who is also a prominent internet entrepreneur, this book examines demographic trends across nations and digs into the divergence to find awakening innovation. An aging population hampers growth; while many are focused on the care-related financial burden, few have fully explored the ways in which a seismic demographic shift could transform the face of global business. This book charts the trends, connects the dots and reveals which nations will be best placed to build an innovation economy and grow in the future. Global business is set to undergo a revolution as aging populations mired in old thinking become left behind by younger, brighter, more forward-looking generations. Innovation loss is the first step in stagnation, so the question becomes: who will win and who will lose in this new world order? This book presents clear analysis of the coming demographic bomb, and proposes insightful strategy for the short and long term. Delve into the aging of society and the economic issues it createsLearn how shifting demographics affects innovation and prosperityExamine trends in growth, policy and more alongside the rise in average ageMake smarter planning decisions in light of the changing population The problems of overpopulation pale in comparison to the problem of aging on a massive global scale. Demographics dictate growth rates, economic equilibrium, interest rates and so much more. Demographics of Innovation provides thought-provoking analysis and strategy for policy makers, business leaders, investors, entrepreneurs and everyone concerned about planning for an uncertain future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119408925 20171211
x, 360 pages ; 24 cm
  • Erosion of biological diversity
  • The ubiquitous waste and growing scarcity of water and soil
  • Energy, as little as possible
  • Perspectives on climate change
  • Applying the scientific method for sustainable development
  • Sustainability at the intersection of science and nature
  • Scientific uncertainty, fabricated uncertainty and the vulnerability of regulation
  • Producing and disseminating sustainability-enhancing innovations
  • Economic instruments for sustainable development
  • Global governance of sustainable development
  • The geopolitics of environment
  • The new multi-polarity of sustainable development.
We are squandering our planet's natural capital - its biodiversity, water and soil, and energy sources - at a blistering pace. Major changes must be made to steer our planet and people away from our current, doomed course. Though technology has been one of the drivers of the current trend of unsustainable development, it is also one of the essential tools for remedying it. Earth at Risk maps out the necessary transition to sustainability, detailing the innovations in technology, along with law, science, institutional design, and economics, that can and must be put to use to avert environmental catastrophe. Claude Henry and Laurence Tubiana begin with a measure of the costs of ecological damage-the erosion of biodiversity; air, water, and soil pollution; and the wide-reaching effects of climate change-and then consider the solutions that are either now available or close on the horizon that may lead to a more sustainable global trajectory. What market-based tools can be used to promote clean growth? How can renewable energy help us decrease our use of fossil fuels? Is international agreement on climate goals possible? Henry and Tubiana tackle a range of urgent questions, emphasizing possibilities for-and obstacles to-implementation and action. Building on the experience of the most significant climate negotiation of the decade, they show what a world organized along the principles of sustainability could look like.
Green Library
viii, 174 pages : maps ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Introduction 2. Ethnicity and Nationality 3. Economic Development and Identity in China 4. Xining City: Xining's Tibetan Entrepreneurs 5. Hezheng County: China's Multi-Ethnic Economy at the Local Level 6. Dongxiang County: The People of the East Village 7. Linxia City: Doing Business in China's `Little Mecca' 8. Lanzhou City: An Islamic Economy in a Han City 9. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138041479 20171211
Under the ethnic affairs management regime established by the People's Republic of China, every Chinese citizen is classified within one of 56 state-recognised `nationalities'. Government policy assumes that these nationalities differ from one another primarily in their levels of economic development, and asserts that ethnic divisions and identities fade with the gradual achievement of economic and social equality. As a result, economic development policy in minority nationality areas has often constituted a replica of the model which has already proven successful in China's Han-Chinese dominated east. Research conducted across five locations in China's Northwest paints a far more complex picture, however. This book considers for the first time how identity informs the nature of economic participation among ethnic minority entrepreneurs in China's remote Northwest. Through interviews with entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds, including Tibetan, Han and Muslim Chinese, this book highlights how ethnic-and other-identities inform the nature of economic participation. Furthermore, it explores the broader implications of this de-facto economic segregation for China's ongoing social harmony and political stability. Ultimately, this book demonstrates how economic participation, even when successful in achieving its economic outcomes, may actually serve to reinforce and strengthen minority national identity-perhaps even at the expense of national Chinese identity. This book will be useful for students and scholars of Chinese Studies, Ethnic Studies and Economics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138041479 20171211
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xvi, 251 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Green Library
x, 152 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Introduction: Evolving Finance, Trade and Investment in Asia Tomoo Kikuchi 1. The Role of China, Japan, and Korea in Machinery Production Networks Ayako Obashi and Fukunari Kimura 2. Global Value Chains and China's Exports to High-income Countries Yuqing Xing 3. Rethinking the Exchange Rate Impact on Trade in a World with Global Value Chains Kevin C. Cheng, Gee Hee Hong, Dulani Seneviratne and Rachel van Elkan 4. Exchange Rates and Production Networks in Asia: A Twenty-first Century Perspective Willem Thorbecke 5. Mega-FTAs and the WTO: Competing or Complementary? Shujiro Urata 6. Heterogeneous Patterns of Financial Development: Implications for Asian Financial Integration Linh Bun and Nirvikar Singh 7. Regional Financial Integration in East Asia against the Backdrop of Recent European Experiences Ulrich Volz 8. Does Inflation Targeting in Asia Reduce Exchange Rate Volatility? Alice Y. Ouyang and Ramkishen S. Rajan.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138721395 20171211
The year 2015 witnessed significant events in the area of finance, trade and investment, which brought Asia to the centre of the world stage. The Trans-Pacific Partnership reached its basic agreement among the 12 member countries in October; the Chinese Yuan was included into the Special Drawing Rights basket of currencies at the International Monetary Fund in November; the ASEAN Economic Community came into force; and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank was established with the 57 founding members in December. Within and outside the region, there is an urgent need to understand the underlying economic structures that brought about these events, which have global implications. The Centre on Asia and Globalisation at the National University of Singapore launched a series of conferences on `Evolving Finance, Trade and Investment in Asia' with the aim of strengthening research capacity in Asia to influence regional policymaking. Looking forward, the conference will provide an annual platform for scholars to discuss the latest findings and to disseminate them to business leaders and policymakers. This book contains scholarship presented at the inaugural international conference in September 2015, and was originally published as a special issue of the International Economic Journal.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138721395 20171211
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xxxvi, 856 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
This invaluable book provides a comprehensive overview of twenty years of research on the economics of innovation and patent policies. Edited by Bruno van Pottelsberghe de la Potterie, the papers in this volume witness twenty years of advanced empirical research - triggered by intensive collaboration and inspired by his own professional experience at the OECD, METI and the European Patent Office. The Editor's publications in these fields have greatly contributed to better understand how innovation can be stimulated, how it can be measured, through which channels it contributes to growth, with a particular emphasis on the role of patent systems. In the introductory chapter, the Editor provides an overview of each subfield of investigation, by explaining the genesis of the research projects and adding some personal history.The book first displays major empirical findings on the effectiveness of science and technology policies in stimulating R&D, on how these policies affect the contribution of R&D to economic growth, and how to measure international R&D spillovers and what are their most effective channels. The policies that aim at stimulating innovation include R&D subsidies, public R&D, and R&D tax credits. The chapters that follow present foundational work on patent count methodologies aiming at improving innovation metrics, as well as creative contributions on patent valuation models. The book then presents pioneering contributions on the design of patent systems, including a thorough work on the role of fees, far-reaching analyses on quality, and critical contributions on the governance of patent systems in general and the European patent system in particular.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789813141148 20171106
Green Library