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Mauritius The Drivers of Growth-Can the Past be Extended?

by Katsiaryna Svirydzenka & Martin Petri

Mauritius’s economic performance has been called “the Mauritian miracle” and the “success of Africa” (Romer, 1992; Frankel, 2010; Stiglitz, 2011), despite difficult initial conditions that led a Nobel...


Developmental Macroeconomics: New Developmentalism as a Growth Strategy

by Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira & José Luís|Marconi, Nelson Oreiro

Developmental Macroeconomics: Access to Demand, the Exchange Rate and Growth offers a new approach to development economics and macroeconomics. It is a Keynesian-structuralist approach to economics applied to...


Trade-Related Investment Measures: Theory and Applications

by Chi-Chur Chao & Eden S H Yu

This unique book makes a contribution to the deeper understanding of various trade-related investment measures (TRIMs). The issues have been largely inspired by the use of trade policies on foreign investment...


From the Pit to the Market: Politics and the Diamond Economy in Sierra Leone

by Diane Frost

Diamonds have played an important role in the political economy of Sierra Leone, as was highlighted by the use of 'conflict' or 'blood' diamonds in the decade-long civil war. Conflict diamonds were used not...


Incomplete Streets: Processes, practices, and possibilities

by Stephen Zavestoski & Julian Agyeman

The 'Complete Streets' concept and movement in urban planning and policy has been hailed by many as a revolution that aims to challenge the auto-normative paradigm by reversing the broader effects of an urban...


African Industrial Development and Eu Cooperation: Prospects for a Reengineered Partnership

by Francis A.S.T. Matambalya

Of the 54African states, only South Africa is categorised by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) amongst industrialised countries. The economic activities in Africa are still dominated...


The Age of Intelligent Cities: Smart Environments and Innovation-For-All Strategies

by Nicos Komninos

This book concludes a trilogy that began with Intelligent Cities: Innovation, Knowledge Systems and digital spaces (Routledge 2002) and Intelligent Cities and Globalisation of Innovation Networks (Routledge...


Urban Competitiveness: Theory and Practice: Theory and Practice

by Peter Kresl & Daniele Ietri

During the past 25 years the burden of managing economic policy for competitiveness has devolved to cities and to urban regions. National governments have increasingly been focused on staving off fiscal collapse....


Airports, Cities and Regions

by Sven Conventz & Alain Thierstein

Since the emergence of urban systems, cities have developed in a mutually inter-dependent process of socio-economic dynamics and transportation linkages. In recent years, Airports worldwide have stepped beyond...


The Politics of Carbon Markets

by Benjamin Stephan & Richard Lane

The carbon markets are in the middle of a fundamental crisis - a crisis marked by collapsing prices, fleeing actors, and ever increasing greenhouse gas levels. Yet carbon trading remains at the heart of global...


Kuna Crafts, Gender, and the Global Economy

by Karin E. Tice

Brightly colored and intricately designed, molas have become popular with buyers across the United States, Europe, and Japan, many of whom have never heard of the San Blas Kuna of Panama who make the fabric...


The Mexican Urban Household: Organizing for Self-Defense

by Henry A. Selby, Arthur D. Murphy & Stephen A. Lorenzen

The sufferings of "ordinary" people under harsh economic conditions can eventually lead to the fall of governments. Given this fact, it becomes important to know how "ordinary" people live-what privations they...


Growth Curve Modeling: Theory and Applications

by Michael J. Panik

Features recent trends and advances in the theory and techniques used to accurately measure and model growth

Growth Curve Modeling: Theory and Applications features an accessible introduction to growth curve...


Space and Place in Central and Eastern Europe: Historical Trends and Perspectives: Historical Trends and Perspectives

by Gyula Horváth

Across Europe there is a rapidly changing context for undertaking regional development. In the 20th century, development of the former planned economies (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and...


The Informal Economy in Developing Countries

by Jean-Pierre Cling, Stéphane Lagrée & Mireille Razafindrakoto

Informality is ubiquitous in most developing countries. Understanding the informal economy is therefore of utmost importance from a political, economic and social point of view. Paradoxically, despite its economic...


Nature and Social Power

by Erica Schoenberger

We are at an environmental impasse. Many blame our personal choices about the things we consume and the way we live. This is only part of the problem. Different forms of social power - political, economic and...


Economic Transition in China: Long-Run Growth and Short-Run Fluctuations

by B01

This book provides a comprehensive overview on Chinese economy in the last three decades and an insightful view on the future reform in China. The China's miracle is used to describe its rapid economic growth...


Rising Brics and Changes in Sub-Saharan Africa's Business Cycle Patterns

by Oumar Diallo & Sampawende J. -A. Tapsoba

This paper assesses the extent to which Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)’s business cycle is synchronized with that of the rest of the world (RoW). Findings suggest that SSA’s business cycle has not only moved in...


Cross-Country Linkages in Europe: A Global Var Analysis

by Yan Sun & Frigyes F Heinz

This paper uses the Global VAR (GVAR) model proposed by Pesaran et al. (2004) to study cross-country linkages among euro area countries, other advanced European countries (including the Nordics, the UK, etc.),...


Smart Specialisation: Challenges and opportunities for regional innovation policies: Opportunities and Challenges for Regional Innovation Policy

by Dominique Foray

This is the first book on a new policy approach that has been widely adopted in Europe and beyond. It analyses the concept of smart specialisation and discuss the need for smart specialisation strategies, explains...