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Sovereign Wealth Funds in Resource Economies: Institutional and Fiscal Foundations

by Khalid Alsweilem & Malan Rietveld

Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) have reached a transitional moment. Created as a way to direct excess wealth toward economic development and long-term financial returns, some countries are now seeing a decline...


Sovereign Wealth Funds in Resource Economies

by Khalid Alsweilem & Malan Rietveld

Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) have reached a transitional moment. Created as a way to direct excess wealth toward economic development and long-term financial returns, some countries are now seeing a decline...


The Next Factory of the World

by Irene Yuan Sun

• Important research on a crucial global business trend: the shifting of manufacturing to Africa and its implications.

• Fascinating story and perspective from an author with direct experience of how this...


Agricultural Reform in Rwanda

by Chris Huggins

International observers have lauded Rwanda as an example of an African country taking control of its own development trajectory, and as a market-friendly destination for investment. A key component of this narrative...


A Deplorable Scarcity

by Fred Bateman & Thomas Weiss

In this major reexamination of the southern industrial economy and its failure to progress during the antebellum period, Fred Bateman and Thomas Weiss show that slavery and its consequences were not alone in...


Law and the Wealth of Nations

by Tamara Lothian

Economic stagnation, financial crisis, and increasing inequality have provoked worldwide debate about the reshaping of the market economy. But few are willing to risk a reorientation of dominant ideas and a...


Straight Talk on Trade

by Dani Rodrik

An honest discussion of free trade and how nations can sensibly chart a path forward in today’s global economy

Not so long ago the nation-state seemed to be on its deathbed, condemned to irrelevance by the...


Notes on sustainable citizenship

by Fiorenzo Galli

In the last one hundred years, the world population has grown at an impressive rate and societies are facing deep changes. New global scenarios must deal with inevitable migrations of peoples, climate changes,...


The ImpactAssets Handbook for Investors

by Jed Emerson

“The ImpactAssets Handbook for Investors” offers an introductory overview for investors interested in generating financial returns with the creation of social and environmental impact. The handbook offers...


Economic Development of Emerging East Asia

by Frank S.T. Hsiao & Mei-Chu Wang Hsiao

This unique book provides comparative economic studies of Taiwan and Korea, and compares them mostly with Japan and the United States and finds that, in terms of the real GDP per capita in PPP, these emerging...


Blue Ocean Shift: Beyond Competing - Proven Steps to Inspire Confidence and Seize New Growth

by W. Chan Kim & Renee Mauborgne

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BLUE OCEAN SHIFT is the essential follow up to Blue Ocean Strategy, the classic and 3.6 million copy global bestseller by world-renowned...


The Development Dilemma

by Robert H. Bates

Reassessing the developing world through the lens of Europe's past

Today’s developing nations emerged from the rubble of the Second World War. Only a handful of these countries have subsequently attained a...


Changing Jobs: The Fair Go in the New Machine Age

by Mike Quigley & Jim Chalmers

An essential guide to the future of work in Australia.

For many Australians, rapid progress in artificial intelligence, robotics and automation is a growing anxiety. What will it mean for jobs? What will it...


On the Brink: SA's political and fiscal cliff-hanger

by Claire Bisseker

Few countries in transition have managed to get a grip on their public finances as well as South Africa did after 1994. Now, just more than 20 years later, the nation's credibility and the democratic project...


Amazon and the Rise of E-commerce

by 50MINUTES.Com

Find out how Amazon conquered the world in just 50 minutes!

In less than two decades, Amazon grew from a startup to become the world leader in online shopping, with hundreds of millions of customers around the...


Rise Up: How to Build a Socially Conscious Business

by Russ Stoddard

A new breed of socially conscious companies is changing how consumers shop, where employees work, and the way in which the world does business.

Rise Up: How to Build a Socially Conscious Business sets the stage...


Raise Capital on Your Own Terms: How to Fund Your Business without Selling Your Soul

by Jenny Kassan

Fund and Fuel Your Dreams!

You're an entrepreneur with a great idea. But your business needs money. So, do you max out your credit cards, borrow from friends and family, and do everything yourself? Or do you...


Tourism and Resilience

by Prof. C. Michael Hall, Girish Prayag & Alberto Amore

This book is the first authored overview of resilience in tourism and its relationship to the broader resilience literature. The volume takes a multi-scaled approach to examine resilience at the individual,...


BRICS or Bust?

by Hartmut Elsenhans & Salvatore Babones

Once among the fastest developing economies, growth has slowed or stalled in Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. What policies can governments enact to jump-start the rise of these middle-income...


The Imperative of Development

by Geoffrey Gertz, Homi Kharas & Johannes F. Linn

The achievements and legacy of the Wolfensohn Center for Development at Brookings

The Imperative of Development highlights the research and policy analysis produced by the Wolfensohn Center for Development at...