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Beating the Odds

by Justin Yifu Lin & Celestin Monga

How poor countries can ignite economic growth without waiting for global action or the creation of ideal local conditions

Contrary to conventional wisdom, countries that ignite a process of rapid economic growth...


The Corruption Cure

by Robert I. Rotberg

Corruption corrodes all facets of the world's political and corporate life, yet until now there was no one book that explained how best to battle it. The Corruption Cure provides many of the required solutions...


The Political Economy of Rural-Urban Conflict

by Topher L. McDougal

In some cases of insurgency, the combat frontier is contested and erratic, as rebels target cities as their economic prey. In other cases, it is tidy and stable, seemingly representing an equilibrium in which...


The Practice of Industrial Policy

by John Page & Finn Tarp

This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations....


Poverty Reduction in the Course of African Development

by Machiko Nissanke & Muna Ndulo

In light of the opportunities and the challenges facing African economies in the 21st century, this edited volume traces the evolution of poverty in the course of economic development in sub-Saharan Africa over...


The Aid Lab

by Naomi Hossain

From an unpromising start as 'the basket-case' to present day plaudits for its human development achievements, Bangladesh plays an ideological role in the contemporary world order, offering proof that the neo-liberal...


Growth, Structural Transformation, and Rural Change in Viet Nam

by Finn Tarp

This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations....


Britain’s Cities, Britain’s Future

by Mike Emmerich

Britain invented the modern industrial city in the nineteenth century. But by the late 20th century most British cities had become basket cases. Today London overshadows the rest of the country, as the UK's...


Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development

by Collectif

Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development is the result of a project carried out by the European Union and the OECD Development Centre in ten partner countries: Armenia, Burkina Faso,...


India's Long Road

by Vijay Joshi

India's economic resurgence has been the subject of many extravagant predictions and hopes. In this powerful and wide-ranging book, distinguished economist Vijay Joshi lays out a penetrating analysis of the...


Building State Capability

by Matt Andrews, Lant Pritchett & Michael Woolcock

This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations....


The Great Equalizer: How Main Street Capitalism Can Create an Economy for Everyone

by David Smick

The experts say that America's best days are behind us, that mediocre long-term economic growth is baked in the cake, and that politically, socially, and racially, the United States will continue to tear itself...


The Fourth Industrial Revolution

by Klaus Schwab

World-renowned economist Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, explains that we have an opportunity to shape the fourth industrial revolu­tion, which will fundamentally alter...


Measuring Poverty and Wellbeing in Developing Countries

Turn of the Tortoise

by T N Ninan

In The Turn of the Tortoise, T N Ninan explores the paradox of a "premature superpower" (as Martin Wolf once described India in the Financial Times). India has grown from the 12th largest economy in 2008 to...


Making It in Real Estate: Starting Out as a Developer

by John McNellis

What does it take to be a successful real estate developer? Author John McNellis tells you how, sharing practical tips and advice from his wealth of experience over 35 years in real estate development. Like...


Efficiency, Finance, and Varieties of Industrial Policy

by Akbar Noman & Joseph E. Stiglitz

Industrial policy, once relegated to resource allocation, technological improvements, and the modernization of industries, should be treated as a serious component of sustainability and developmental economics....


Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development: Social Capital and Corporate Development in Developing Economies

by Risa Bhinekawati

Many different companies can significantly contribute to the integrated goals and targets of the United Nations' sustainable development goals, such as poverty reduction by 2030. Poverty is not only about people...


The Development of African Capital Markets: A Legal and Institutional Approach

by Boniface Chimpango

Most capital markets that have been established in developing economies like Africa have struggled to make progress over two decades down the line. Development of African Capital Markets explores why these markets...


Singapore

by Kent E. Calder

How Singapore’s solutions to common problems can provide examples for other societies.

Nearly everyone knows that Singapore has one of the most efficient governments and competitive, advanced economies in the...