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Agricultural policies in developing countries [Monograph]Companion website
Ellis, F. \ 1992
agricultural policy - green revolution - economics - government policy - agricultural law - developing countries

This textbook considers the methods used by governments to change the economic and social framework within which agricultural production takes place: by influencing the prices of farm inputs and outputs, by modifying agricultural institutions, and by promoting new technologies in agriculture. The book is organised around a central set of eight policy chapters, covering topics of price policy, marketing policy, input policy, credit policy, mechanisation policy, land reform policy, research policy and irrigation policy. These chapters are preceded by material covering the nature of policy, in the context of the market versus state debate, and the principles used by economists to undertake agricultural policy analysis. They are followed by chapters that examine the status of women in agricultural policy, and that summarise aspects of food policy not covered in the main chapters. This book is designed for undergraduate and graduate students taking courses related to agricultural policy, agricultural economics, or rural development in developing countries. It will also be accessible to the non-specialist reader who wishes to obtain an overview of the individual policy topics covered.


Used in course: DEC-53306 Economics and Policy of Agricultural Development
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Agriculture for development [Monograph]
Byerlee, D. \ Janvry, A. de \ International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, The World Bank \ cop. 2007
agricultural development - economic development - agricultural policy - agricultural economics - agricultural situation - poverty - developing countries - world bank - agricultural households - agricultural trade - innovations - development economics - economic change - sustainable development

Focuses on three themes, namely identifying new sources of growth for agriculture, making agriculture more effective for poverty reduction, and managing the transitions that accompany the transformation of agriculture as economies develop.


Used in course: DEC-53306 Economics and Policy of Agricultural Development
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Cost-benefit analysis : concepts and practice [Monograph] - 4th ed., International ed
Boardman, A.E. \ cop. 2011
cost benefit analysis - economic impact - shadow prices - valuation

A practical introduction to cost-benefit analysis through problem solving. This edition includes a number of chapters that have been revised and reorganized to make the material clearer and more accessible.


Used in course: DEC-31306 Cost-Benefit Analysis and Environmental Valuation
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Development economics [Monograph]
Ray, D. \ 1998
economic development - economics - developing countries

The study of development in low-income countries is attracting more attention around the world than ever before. Yet until now there has been no comprehensive text that incorporates the huge strides made in the subject over the past decade. Development Economics does precisely that in a clear, rigorous, and elegant fashion. Debraj Ray, one of the most accomplished theorists in development economics today, presents in this book a synthesis of recent and older literature in the field and raises important questions that will help to set the agenda for future research. He covers such vital subjects as theories of economic growth, economic inequality, poverty and undernutrition, population growth, trade policy, and the markets for land, labor, and credit. A common point of view underlies the treatment of these subjects: that much of the development process can be understood by studying factors that impede the efficient and equitable functioning of markets. Diverse topics such as the new growth theory, moral hazard in land contracts, information-based theories of credit markets, and the macroeconomic implications of economic inequality come under this common methodological umbrella. The book takes the position that there is no single cause for economic progress, but that a combination of factors--among them the improvement of physical and human capital, the reduction of inequality, and institutions that enable the background flow of information essential to market performance--consistently favor development. Ray supports his arguments throughout with examples from around the world. The book assumes a knowledge of only introductory economics and explains sophisticated concepts in simple, direct language, keeping the use of mathematics to a minimum. Development Economics will be the definitive textbook in this subject for years to come. It will prove useful to researchers by showing intriguing connections among a wide variety of subjects that are rarely discussed together in the same book. And it will be an important resource for policy-makers, who increasingly find themselves dealing with complex issues of growth, inequality, poverty, and social welfare.


Used in course: DEC-53306 Economics and Policy of Agricultural Development
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Economics [Monograph] - Fourth edition
Krugman, P. \ Wells, R. \ [2015]

Used in course: DEC-10306 Economics
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Economics of development [Monograph] - 7th ed, International student edCompanion website
Perkins, D.H. \ cop. 2013
economic development - economics - economic policy - developing countries - textbooks

Used in course: DEC-20806 Introduction to Development Economics; AEP-10303 Introduction Economics
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Environmental economics for sustainable growth : a handbook for practitioners [Monograph]
Markandya, A. \ 2002
economics - environmental policy - natural resource economics - macroeconomic analysis - sustainability - valuation - developing countries - zambia - botswana - tunisia - costa rica - india - handbooks - economic growth - economic policy - economic analysis - environmental economics

A handbook for trainers, practitioners and government advisors involved in environmental policy making. It should enable professionals to initiate and implement environmental economic studies and identify policies and investments ensuring sustainable development in their respective countries.


Used in course: DEC-31306 Cost-Benefit Analysis and Environmental Valuation
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Guidelines for project appraisal : an introduction to the principles of financial, economic and social cost-benefit analysis for developing countries [Monograph]
Kuyvenhoven, A. \ Mennes, L.B.M. \ 1985
cost benefit analysis - development projects - handbooks - planning

Used in course: DEC-31306 Cost-Benefit Analysis and Environmental Valuation
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International economics : theory and policy [Monograph] - Tenth edition, global edition
Krugman, P.R. \ Obstfeld, M. \ Melitz, M.J. \ 2015
economics - international economy - international trade - economic policy - macroeconomics - markets - globalization - textbooks - International economic relations - International finance - International trade

Used in course: DEC-21806 Macroeconomics and International Trade
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Macroeconomics [Monograph] - 2nd ed
Mankiw, N.G. \ Taylor, M.P. \ cop. 2011
economics - macroeconomics - macroeconomic analysis - supply - demand - economic theory

Sourced from the second edition of Economics by N. Gregory Mankiw (Harvard University) and Mark P. Taylor (Warwick University) and combining clarity, authority and real-world relevance, "Macroeconomics" provides carefully tailored content ideal for use on introductory macroeconomics courses.


Used in course: DEC-21806 Macroeconomics and International Trade
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Macroeconomics [Monograph] - 2nd European ed
Mankiw, N.G. \ Taylor, M.P. \ cop. 2014
macroeconomics - economics - macroeconomic analysis - economic theory - economic growth - supply - demand - textbooks

Used in course: DEC-21806 Macroeconomics and International Trade; DEC-22306 Macroeconomics & Policy
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Markets, marketing and developing countries : where we stand and where we are heading [Monograph]
Trijp, H. van \ Ingenbleek, P. \ cop. 2010
economic development - developing countries - markets - marketing - land reform - food marketing - agrarian reform - institutions - market research - institutional economics - fair trade - Markets Developing countries - Marketing Developing countries - Economic development - Marketing - Markets

Markets are increasingly seen as vehicles to solve problems in developing countries. For example, improvements in market performance make potentially important contributions to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. Access of smallholders to well-functioning markets is increasingly expected to contribute to poverty alleviation and improvement of both food security and environmental sustainability. This book presents the views of leading experts on where we stand and where we are heading in the field of markets, marketing and developing countries. Twenty essays in this book describe the role of marketing in achieving development goals, the track record of past market policies, the current functioning of value chains, the roles that market institutions play to facilitate market access for smallholders, as well as the potential to add value to farm produce through certification schemes, new technologies or innovation systems. The book is published in honour of the retirement of Aad van Tilburg, one of the pioneers in the field of marketing in developing countries. Early on in his career Van Tilburg recognised that improvements in the functioning of markets and marketing can be key to economic development with special reference to the livelihood of small producers and other market actors in developing countries.


Used in course: DEC-51806 Microfinance and Marketing in Developing Countries
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Pearson new international edition : cost-benefit analysis concepts and practice [Monograph] - 4th ed
Boardman, A. \ cop. 2014
cost benefit analysis - economic impact - shadow prices - prices - valuation - textbooks

Used in course: DEC-31306 Cost-Benefit Analysis and Environmental Valuation
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Peasant economics : farm households and agrarian development [Monograph] - 2nd ed.
Ellis, F. \ 1993
farm management - agricultural economics - rural planning - rural development - socioeconomics - peasantry - economic situation - agriculture - developing countries - economic planning - nonviolent resistance - economic production

This is a revised and expanded edition of a textbook on the economics of farm households in developing countries. The second edition retains the same building blocks designed to explore household decision-making in a social context. Key topics are efficiency, risk, time allocation, gender, agrarian contracts, farm size and technical change. For these and other topics household economic behaviour represents the outcome of social interactions within the household, and market interactions outside the household. A new chapter on the environment combines exposition of economic tools not previously convered in the book with examination of household and community decision-making in relation to environmental resources.


Used in course: DEC-20306 Rural Households and Livelihood Strategies
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Theorists of economic growth from David Hume to the present : with a perspective on the next century [Monograph]
Rostow, W.W. \ Kennedy, M. \ cop. 1990
economic development - economic growth - economic systems - economic theory - history - Economists History - Economic development - Economists

This history of theories and theorists of economic growth elucidates the economic theory, economic history, and public policy observations of the renowned scholar W. W. Rostow. Looking at the economic growth theories of the classic economists up to 1870, Rostow compares Hume and Adam Smith, Malthus and Ricardo, and J.S. Mill and Karl Marx. He then examines the period 1870-1939 and its economic theorists, including Schumpeter, Colin Clark, Kuznets, and Harrod, and surveys the three forms of growth analysis in the postwar era: formal models, statistical morphology, and development theories. This overview also includes an agenda of unresolved problems in growth analysis and a description of the five major tasks statesmen will confront over the next several generations.


Used in course: DEC-22803 Theorists of Economic Growth
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A brief history of economics : artful approaches to the dismal science [Monograph] - 2nd ed
Canterbery, E.R. \ cop. 2011
economics - economic crises - economic theory - economic systems - culture - history

Blending past and present, this brief history of economics introduces students to the field. A Brief History of Economics illustrates how the ideas of the great economists not only influenced societies but were themselves shaped by their cultural milieu. Understanding the economists' visions allows readers to place economics within a broader community of ideas. The author links Adam Smith to Isaac Newton's idea of an orderly universe, F Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby to Thorstein Veblen, John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath to the Great Depression, and Tom Wolfe's The Bonfire of the Vanities to Reaganomics.


Used in course: DEC-22803 Theorists of Economic Growth
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The economics of microfinance [Monograph] - 2nd. ed
Armendariz, B. \ Morduch, J. \ cop. 2010
economic development - loans - finance - credit - savings - developing countries - cooperative credit - microfinance - gender - credit banks

This book offers an accessible and engaging analysis of the global expansion of financial markets in poor communities. It introduces readers to the key ideas driving microfinance, integrating theory with empirical data and addressing a range of issues, including savings and insurance, the role of women, impact measurement, and management incentives.


Used in course: DEC-51806 Microfinance and Marketing in Developing Countries
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