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Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics SET

by Gilles Duranton, Vernon Henderson & William Strange

Developments in methodologies, agglomeration, and a range of applied issues have characterized recent advances in regional and urban studies. Volume 5 concentrates on these developments while treating traditional...


Rural Wage Employment in Developing Countries: Theory, Evidence, and Policy

by Carlos Oya & Nicola Pontara

There is a striking scarcity of work conducted on rural labour markets in the developing world, particularly in Africa. This book aims to fill this gap by bringing together a group of contributors who boast...


Famines in European Economic History: The Last Great European Famines Reconsidered

by Declan Curran, Lubomyr Luciuk & Andrew G. Newby

This volume explores economic, social, and political dimensions of three catastrophic famines which struck mid-nineteenth and early-twentieth century Europe; the Irish Famine (An Gorta Mór ) of 1845-1850, the...


Quality of Life in Cities: Equity, Sustainable Development and Happiness from a Policy Perspective

by Alessandra Michelangeli

In the last few decades, urban quality of life has received increasing interest from policy makers who aim to make cities better places to live. In addition to the aim of improving quality of life, sustainable...


Screw the Valley: A Coast-to-Coast Tour of America's New Tech Startup Culture: New York, Boulder, Austin, Raleigh, Detroit, Las Vegas, Kansas City

by Timothy Sprinkle

The most exciting high-tech startups are escaping the expensive and inbred environment of Silicon Valley. Welcome to the future.Entrepreneurs know they must embrace innovation to excel—starting with where they...


Community Economic Development in Social Work

by Steven D. Soifer, Joseph B. McNeely & Cathy Costa

Community economic development (CED) is an increasingly essential factor in the revitalization of low- to moderate-income communities. This cutting-edge text explores the intersection of CED and social work...


Gender, Home & Identity

by Katarzyna Grabska

How and where did returning Nuer refugees make their 'homes' in southern Sudan? How were gender relations and identity redefined as a result of war, displacement and return to post-war communities? And how were...


The Organization of Transport: A History of Users, Industry, and Public Policy

by Massimo Moraglio & Christopher Kopper

Over the past ten years, the study of mobility has demonstrated groundbreaking approaches and new research patterns. These investigations criticize the concept of mobility itself, suggesting the need to merge...


Displacing Democracy: Economic Segregation in America

by Amy Widestrom

Displacing Democracy demonstrates how neighborhoods segregated along economic lines create conditions encouraging high levels of political activity, including civic and political mobilization and voting, among...


The City Moves West: Economic and Industrial Growth in Central West Texas

by Robert L. Martin

Where water supply, railway transportation, and oil reserves have been abundant, towns in central West Texas have prospered; where these resources are few, settlements have maintained only slight growth or disappeared...


Baker & Botts in the Development of Modern Houston

by Kenneth J. Lipartito & Joseph A. Pratt

As counsel for Pennzoil's successful effort to recover billions of dollars in damages from Texaco over the acquisition of Getty Oil Company, the Baker & Botts law firm of Houston, Texas, achieved wide public...


Business in Emerging Latin America

by Fernando Robles, Nila Wiese & Gladys Torres-Baumgarten

Driven by expanding domestic markets and exports of natural resource commodities, Latin America has recently come into focus as an economic force in the international arena. Business in Emerging Latin America...


Selling the Welfare State: The Privatisation of Public Housing

by Ray Forrest & Alan Murie

Originally published in 1988, this book offers the first comprehensive and critical analysis of the privatisation of public housing in Britain. It outlines the historical background to the growth of public...


Income Inequality, Fiscal Decentralization and Transfer Dependency

by Caroline-Antonia Goerl & Mike Seiferling

Within the context of reigniting post crisis macroeconomic growth, income inequality has emerged as a topic of significant interest for both academics and policymakers (Bastagli, Coady, and Gupta, 2012) This...


Change Leadership in Developing Countries

by Franca Ovadje

Selected as an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice Magazine in 2014!

In Change Leadership for Developing Countries, Franca Ovadje offers readers a comprehensive and integrative model for the design, implementation...


Crony Capitalism and Economic Growth in Latin America: Theory and Evidence

by Stephen Haber

Crony capitalism systems—in which those close to political policymakers receive favors allowing them to earn returns far above market value—are a fundamental feature of the economies of Latin America. Haber...


Cities, State and Globalization: City-Regional Governance in Europe and North America

by Tassilo Herrschel

This book investigates the ways in which city regions view themselves as single entities, how they are governed, what is meant by 'governance', why the question of city-regional governance matters, and the extent...


Issues in Urban Economics

by Harvey S. Perloff & Lowdon Wingo Jr.

Classic economic considerations applied to the crucial urban problems of poverty, racial segregation, urban renewal, transportation, and education. Originally published in 1968


The Legacy of Ireland's Economic Expansion: Geographies of the Celtic Tiger

by Peadar Kirby & Padraig Carmody

Ireland underwent a dramatic economic and social transformation from the 1990s onwards, earning it the title the "Celtic Tiger". Rapid economic growth was accompanied by substantial in-migration. However in...


Leadership and Place

by Chris Collinge, John Gibney & Chris Mabey

Despite the radical transformation of society associated with globalisation, shifting patterns of demography and the revolution in information and communication technologies over the last two decades, we remain...