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Routledge Studies in Development Economics


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Market Liberalism, Growth, and Economic Development in Latin America

Market Liberalism, Growth, and Economic Development in Latin America

1st Edition

Edited By Gerardo Angeles Castro, Ignacio Perrotini-Hernández, Humberto Ríos-Bolivar
June 19, 2014

The principal themes pursued in this book emerge from the great transformation that the Latin American and the Caribbean economies experienced in the aftermath of both the foreign debt crisis of 1982 and the macroeconomic stabilisation policies that vividly and painfully produced the so-called "...

Microcredit and International Development Contexts, Achievements and Challenges

Microcredit and International Development: Contexts, Achievements and Challenges

1st Edition

Edited By Farhad Hossain, Christopher Rees, Tonya Knight-Millar
June 19, 2014

This book draws together a set of topical writings on the subject of microcredit that will be of relevance to the work of both researchers and practitioners in the field. In drawing on the experiences of authors from countries and regions throughout the globe, including Cambodia, Barbados and the ...

Youth and Employment in Sub-Saharan Africa Working but Poor

Youth and Employment in Sub-Saharan Africa: Working but Poor

1st Edition

Edited By Hiroyuki Hino, Gustav Ranis
May 20, 2014

It is widely acknowledged that youth unemployment is one of the most critical challenges facing countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. This volume brings together an eminent group of international scholars to analyse the extent and complex nature of this joblessness, and offer a set of evidence-based ...

Economic Complexity and Human Development How Economic Diversification and Social Networks Affect Human Agency and Welfare

Economic Complexity and Human Development: How Economic Diversification and Social Networks Affect Human Agency and Welfare

1st Edition

By Dominik Hartmann
April 30, 2014

This book combines the human development approach and innovation economics in order to explore the effects that structural economic change has on human development. While economic diversification can provide valuable new social choices and capabilities, it also tends to lead to more complex ...

A History of Development Economics Thought Challenges and Counter-challenges

A History of Development Economics Thought: Challenges and Counter-challenges

1st Edition

By Shahrukh Rafi Khan
February 20, 2014

This book explores the history of economic development thought, with an emphasis on alternative approaches in macro development economics. Given that the pioneers of development economics in the 1940s and 1950s drew inspiration from classical political economists, this book opens with a review of ...

Assessing Prospective Trade Policy Methods Applied to EU-ACP Economic Partnership Agreements

Assessing Prospective Trade Policy: Methods Applied to EU-ACP Economic Partnership Agreements

1st Edition

Edited By Oliver Morrissey
February 14, 2014

The European Union (EU) has provided trade preferences to the former colonies of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) regions since 1975 but these preferences have been of limited value and found to be incompatible with WTO rules. To continue preferences, economic partnership agreements (EPAs) ...

Trade Relations Between the EU and Africa Development, challenges and options beyond the Cotonou Agreement

Trade Relations Between the EU and Africa: Development, challenges and options beyond the Cotonou Agreement

1st Edition

Edited By Yenkong Ngangjoh-Hodu, Francis A.S.T. Matambalya
February 14, 2014

Trade liberalisation and openness, as linchpins for development have been flagships of conventional economic policy advices to most African countries over the last few decades. Much of the orientation of the focus however has been on the impact of international trade on development rather than the ...

Financial Stability and Growth Perspectives on financial regulation and new developmentalism

Financial Stability and Growth: Perspectives on financial regulation and new developmentalism

1st Edition

Edited By Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira, Jan Kregel, Leonardo Burlamaqui
February 13, 2014

The 2008 global financial crisis took the world by surprise, not least because politicians, businessmen and economists believed that they had learned crucial lessons from the Great Depression of the 1930s. As a direct result of deregulated financial markets, financial crises occurred in both ...

Achieving Economic Development in the Era of Globalization

Achieving Economic Development in the Era of Globalization

1st Edition

By Shalendra D. Sharma
November 08, 2013

Challenging assumptions about the benefits of specific development practices, this book provides readers with overview of how competing frameworks have developed and the ways that specific development practices reflect specific understandings of the main debates, as well as offering a comprehensive...

Culture, Institutions, and Development New Insights Into an Old Debate

Culture, Institutions, and Development: New Insights Into an Old Debate

1st Edition

Edited By Jean-Philippe Platteau, Robert Peccoud
November 08, 2013

Does culture matter? This question has taken on added significance since fundamentalist revivalism has recently gained ground in different parts of the world. The old controversy between Max Weber and Karl Marx, which centres around the extent to which cultural factors such as social norms and ...

Development Macroeconomics Essays in Memory of Anita Ghatak

Development Macroeconomics: Essays in Memory of Anita Ghatak

1st Edition

Edited By Subrata Ghatak, Paul Levine
November 08, 2013

This brings together relevant papers on macro-, monetary and development economics from many eminent economists from all over the world who are closely associated with the works of Late Professor Anita Ghatak of Greenwich University, UK who was an expert in the field of macroeconomics and ...

Economic Transitions to Neoliberalism in Middle-Income Countries Policy Dilemmas, Economic Crises, Forms of Resistance

Economic Transitions to Neoliberalism in Middle-Income Countries: Policy Dilemmas, Economic Crises, Forms of Resistance

1st Edition

Edited By Alfredo Saad-Filho, Galip L. Yalman
November 08, 2013

Neoliberalism is based on the systematic use of state power to impose, under the veil of ‘non-intervention’, a hegemonic project of recomposition of capitalist rule in most areas of social life. The tensions and displacements embedded within global neoliberalism are nowhere more evident than in the...

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