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Wool to WETA: Transforming New Zealand's Culture and Economy
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Victoria University physicist Paul Callaghan has given a series of public lectures around New Zealand, sponsored by the David and Genevieve Becroft Foundation and the Royal Society of New Zealand, entitled 'Beyond the Farm and the Theme Park'. The lectures have been on the subject of sustainable wea...

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Capital in the Twenty-First Century
by Thomas Piketty ~ Hardback
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What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for la...

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The Economy
by The Core Team ~ Paperback

The only introductory economics text to equip students to address today's pressing problems by mastering the conceptual and quantitative tools of contemporary economics. OUP has partnered with the international collaborative project of CORE researchers and teachers to bring students a book and learn...

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Poor Economics
by Abhijit Banerjee ~ Paperback

Why do the poor borrow to save? Why do they miss out on free life-saving immunizations, but pay for unnecessary drugs? In Poor Economics , Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo, two practical visionaries working toward ending world poverty, answer these questions from the ground. In a book the Wall...

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The Age of Stagnation
by Das Satyajit ~ Hardback

The global economy is entering an era of protracted stagnation, similar to what Japan has experienced for over a decade.That is the message of this brilliant and controversial summary of our current economic predicament from an internationally respected consultant and commentator on financial market...

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The Five Stages of Collapse
by Dmitry Orlov ~ Paperback

In the face of political impotence, resource depletion, and catastrophic climate change, many of us have become reconciled to an uncertain future. However, popular perception of how this future might actually unfold varies wildly from "a severe and prolonged recession," to James Howard Kunstler's "l...

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Geographies of Development: An Introduction to Development Studies
by Tony Binns ~ Paperback

Geographies of Development: an Introduction to Development Studies remains a core, balanced and comprehensive introductory textbook for students of Development Studies, Development Geography and related fields. This clear and concise text encourages critical engagement by integrating theory alongsid...

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Prosperity & Violence
by Robert H. Bates ~ Paperback

As power and politics play a role in every society, rich or poor, Bates argues it is the reorganization of coercion--not its extinction--that underpins the security needed for investment. Although history makes clear that political structures can be used for destructive ends, it also demonstrates th...

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In Defense of Globalization
by Jagdish N Bhagwati ~ Paperback

In the passionate debate that currently rages over globalization, critics have been heard blaming it for a host of ills afflicting poorer nations, everything from child labor to environmental degradation and cultural homogenization. Now Jagdish Bhagwati, the internationally renowned economist, takes...

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Making Sustainability Work
by Marc Epstein ~ Hardback

NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED Most companies today have some commitment to corporate social responsibility, but implementing these initiatives can be particularly challenging. While a lot has been written on ethical and strategic factors, there is still a dearth of information on the practical nu...

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Making Money
by Gary G Hamilton ~ Paperback

Beginning in the 1950s, Tawian rapidly industrialized, becoming a tributary to an increasingly "borderless" East Asian economy. And though President Trump has called for the end of "American carnage"-the loss of U.S. manufacturing jobs-domestic retailers and merchandisers still willingly ship produc...

Pre-order - out 12 Dec 2017
The Global Debt Crisis and Its Socioeconomic Implications
by Mohamed Rabie ~ Hardback

This fascinating and ambitious book proposes a new strategy ("the Ramo Plan") to tackle the current global socioeconomic crisis. Issuing a direct challenge to the status quo, the author lays out a bold set of policies to overcome the West-East divide and lead us to a more successful and secure futur...

Pre-order - out 18 Nov 2017
Sustainable Economic Development

Sustainable Economic Development: Resources, Environment, and Institutions presents 25 articles that lay the foundations of sustainable development in a way that facilitates effective policy design. The editors mix broad thematic papers with focused micro-papers, balancing theories with policy desig...

Pre-order - out 30 Oct 2018
African Economic Development

This new text offers a much needed overview of African economic development, surveying the historical and geographic context and the development experience since Independence, with a particular focus on the period since 2000. Opening with an analysis of some of the main theories relating to develo...

Pre-order - out 1 Jan 2018
Poverty: A Very Short Introduction
by Philip N. Jefferson ~ Paperback

No one wants to live in poverty. Few people would want others to do so. Yet, we find ourselves in a situation where millions of people worldwide live in poverty. Indeed, according to the World Bank in 2010, 1.2 billion people lived below the extreme poverty line with an income of US $1.25 or less a...

Pre-order - out 16 Jan 2018
The Dilemma of Regional Policy
by Stilianos Alexiadis ~ Hardback

Applying the principles of Optimal Control Theory to the problem of regional allocation of investment can be a useful tool for demonstrating how the trade-off between regional equity and overall efficiency can be overcome. This book poses the following questions: are spatial inequalities harmful for...

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A Fistful of Rice
by Vikram Akula ~ Hardback

Around the globe, poverty has held too many people in its grip for too long. While microfinance - small loans to impoverished individuals - initially attracted attention in the press, it didn't achieve the scale, scope, and profitability necessary to substantially combat poverty. All that changed wi...

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by Saskia Sassen ~ Hardback

Soaring income inequality and unemployment, expanding populations of the displaced and imprisoned, accelerating destruction of land and water bodies: today's socioeconomic and environmental dislocations cannot be fully understood in the usual terms of poverty and injustice, according to Saskia Sasse...

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Markets, Governance, and Institutions in the Process of Economic...

Written in honour of Kaushik Basu, Markets, Governance, and Institutions in the Process of Economic Development is a celebration of over forty years of contributions to development economics. Written by Professor Basu's past and present collaborators and research students it offers original insights...

Pre-order - out 2 Nov 2017
Agricultural Development in the World Periphery

This book brings together analysis on the conditions of agricultural sectors in countries and regions of the world's peripheries, from a wide variety of international contributors. The contributors to this volume proffer an understanding of the processes of agricultural transformations and their int...

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Start Something That Matters
by Blake Mycoskie ~ Paperback

In 2006, while travelling in Argentina, young entrepreneur Blake Mycoskie encountered children too poor to afford shoes, who developed injuries on their feet that often led to serious health problems. Blake knew he wanted to help, but rather than start a charity, he went against conventional wisdom ...

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The White Man's Burden
by William Easterly ~ Paperback

We are all aware of the extreme hunger and poverty that afflict the world's poor. We hear the facts, see the images on television, buy the T-shirt and are moved as individuals and governments to dig deep into our pockets. Yet what happens to all this aid? Why after 50 years and $2.3 trillion are the...

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Agriculture, Diversification, and Gender in Rural Africa

Agriculture, Diversification, and Gender in Rural Africa uses a longitudinal cross-country comparative approach to contribute to the understanding of smallholder agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa. Relying on unique household level data collected in six African countries since 2002, it addresses the ...

Pre-order - out 18 Jan 2018
China's Great Economic Transformation

This landmark study provides an integrated analysis of China's unexpected economic boom of the past three decades. The authors combine deep China expertise with broad disciplinary knowledge to explain China's remarkable combination of high-speed growth and deeply flawed institutions. Their work expo...

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Reclaiming Africa

This book presents the findings of research conducted by scholars and activists associated with the Agrarian South Network, based mainly in Africa, Asia and Latina America. The research articulates a Southern perspective on the "new scramble" for Africa, with a view to strengthen tri-continental sol...

Pre-order - out 11 Jan 2018
Portfolios of the Poor
by Daryl Collins ~ Paperback

Nearly forty percent of humanity lives on an average of two dollars a day or less. If you've never had to survive on an income so small, it is hard to imagine. How would you put food on the table, afford a home, and educate your children? How would you handle emergencies and old age? Every day, more...

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The Zero Marginal Cost Society
by Jeremy Rifkin ~ Paperback

The capitalist era is passing. Rising in its wake is a new global collaborative Commons that will fundamentally transform our way of life. Bestselling author Jeremy Rifkin explains that intense competition is forcing the introduction of ever newer technologies, in turn boosting productivity to the p...

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Globalisation, Economic Development & the Role of the State
by Ha-Joon Chang ~ Paperback

The role of the state continues to be a key debate in economics and development studies. Dr ha-Joon Chang has been one of the leading voices questioning the axiomatic wisdom of what is called the Washington Consensus "free market" view that the role of the state should be minimized. In this collecti...

The Next Factory of the World
by Irene Yuan Sun ~ Hardback

Will Africa be the world's next hub of manufacturing? China is answering in the affirmative and investing accordingly. Considering Africa's difficult history of colonialism, one might suspect that the current story of China in Africa is merely a story about exploitation of resources. This book dispe...

Pre-order - out 7 Nov 2017
Identification Revolution
by Alan Gelb ~ Paperback

Some 600 million children worldwide do not legally exist. Without verifiable identification, they and unregistered adults could face serious difficulties in proving their identity, whether to open a bank account, purchase a SIM card, or cast a vote. Lack of identification is a barrier to full econ...

Pre-order - out 12 Dec 2017
The Emerald Handbook of Public-Private Partnerships in Developing and...

The Emerald Handbook of Public-Private Partnerships in Developing and Emerging Economies is a comprehensive resource bringing together leading scholars to analyze some of the key aspects associated with the processes of designing, implementing, operating, and evaluating PPPs in the context of emergi...

Pre-order - out 10 Nov 2017
Cognitive Capitalism
by Heiner Rindermann ~ Hardback

Nations can vary greatly in their wealth, democratic rights, and the well-being of their citizens. These gaps are often obvious, and by studying the flow of immigration, one can easily predict people's wants and needs. But why are there also large differences in the level of education and disparitie...

Pre-order - out 31 Jan 2018
The End of Poverty: Economics Possibilities for Our Time
by Sachs D Jeffrey ~ Paperback

"The landmark exploration of economic prosperity and how the world can escape from extreme poverty for the world's poorest citizens, from one of the world's most renowned economists" Hailed by Time" "as one of the world's hundred most influential people, Jeffrey D. Sachs is renowned for his work aro...

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The Bottom Billion
by Paul Collier ~ Hardback

Global poverty is falling rapidly, but in around fifty failing states, the world's poorest people face a tragedy that is growing inexorably worse. This bottom billion live on less than a dollar a day and while the rest of the world moves steadily forward, this forgotten billion is left further and f...

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Race Against Time
by Stephen Lewis ~ Paperback

In 2000, the United Nations laid out a series of eight goals meant to guide humankind in the new century. Called the Millennium Development Goals, these targets are to be met by 2015 and are to lay the foundation for a prosperous future. In Race Against Time, Stephen Lewis advances real solutions t...

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The Miracle
by Michael Schuman ~ Paperback

"If you are interested in how Asia became an economic tiger, read The Miracle." -New York Times An international bestseller, The Miracle by business journalist Michael Schuman offers a fascinating exploration of the most meaningful and far-reaching global event since World War II: the economic ascen...

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Eurasian Economic Perspectives

This volume presents selected papers on recent management research from the 20th Eurasia Business and Economics Society (EBES) Conference, which was held in Vienna in 2016. Its primary goal is to showcase advances in the fields of public economics, regional studies, economic development and inequali...

Pre-order - out 16 Dec 2017
Deals and Development

When are developing countries able to initiate periods of rapid growth and why have so few of these countries been able to sustain growth over decades? Deals and Development: The Political Dynamics of Growth Episodes seeks to answer these questions and many more through a novel conceptual framework ...

Pre-order - out 16 Nov 2017
The Business of Transition

This interdisciplinary volume offers a timely reflection on law, development and economics through empirical and comparative perspectives on contemporary Myanmar. The book explores the business that takes place in times of major political change through law and development initiatives and foreign in...

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Development: A Very Short Introduction
by Ian Goldin ~

Author BiographyProfessor Ian Goldin is Director of the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford, and Professor of Globalisation and Development. From 2001 to 2006, he was Vice President of the World Bank and the Bank's Director of Development Policy. Following the end of apartheid, Ian was ...

Pre-order - out 22 Mar 2018