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Understanding Poverty

Understanding Poverty

Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, Roland Bénabou, and Dilip Mookherjee

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195305197
eISBN:
9780199783519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305191.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This volume presents 28 essays on poverty by some of the leading experts in the field of economics. The book is divided into three sections, beginning with an essay about how poverty is measured. The ... More

Understanding ReformsPost-1991 India

Understanding Reforms: Post-1991 India

Suresh Tendulkar and T.A. Bhavani

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198085584
eISBN:
9780199082087
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198085584.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book analyses the background and context of the reforms since 1991, while tracing the remarkable transformation of India from a slow-growing economy to one of the fastest in the world. It ... More

Urbanization and DevelopmentMultidisciplinary Perspectives

Urbanization and Development: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Jo Beall, Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis, and Ravi Kanbur (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199590148
eISBN:
9780191595493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590148.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

By many estimates, the world has just crossed the point where more than half the global population is urban, a trend driven by rapid urbanization in developing countries. Urban centres offer ... More

Valuing Environmental PreferencesTheory and Practice of the Contingent Valuation Method in the US, EU , and developing Countries

Valuing Environmental Preferences: Theory and Practice of the Contingent Valuation Method in the US, EU , and developing Countries

Ian J. Bateman and Kenneth G. Willis (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248919
eISBN:
9780191595950
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248915.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Just as individuals have preferences regarding the various goods and services they purchase every day, they also hold preferences regarding public goods such as those provided by the natural ... More

Valuing FreedomsSen's Capability Approach and Poverty Reduction

Valuing Freedoms: Sen's Capability Approach and Poverty Reduction

Sabina Alkire

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199245796
eISBN:
9780191600838
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245797.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The author examines how Amartya Sen's capability approach can be coherently—and practically—put to work in participatory poverty reduction activities so that the voices and values of the poor matter. ... More

Volatility and Growth

Volatility and Growth

Philippe Aghion and Abhijit Banerjee

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199248612
eISBN:
9780191714719
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248612.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

It has long been recognized that productivity growth and the business cycle are closely interrelated. Yet, until recently, the two phenomena have been investigated separately in the economics ... More

Wage Labour and Unfreedom in AgricultureAn Indian Case Study

Wage Labour and Unfreedom in Agriculture: An Indian Case Study

V. K. Ramachandran

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198286479
eISBN:
9780191684524
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286479.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book addresses the question of how it is that so much growth and technical change can take place in agriculture and yet leave the position of agricultural labourers relatively unchanged. Much ... More

War and UnderdevelopmentVolume 1: The Economic and Social Consequences of Conflict

War and Underdevelopment: Volume 1: The Economic and Social Consequences of Conflict

Frances Stewart and Valpy Fitzgerald (eds)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241866
eISBN:
9780191696961
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241866.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Wars, especially civil wars, are among the most serious causes of human suffering and underdevelopment. Yet economic analysis of developing countries at war is relatively rare. These volumes aim to ... More

War and Underdevelopment

War and Underdevelopment

Frances Stewart and Valpy Fitzgerald (eds)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241880
eISBN:
9780191696978
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241880.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Economic analysis of developing countries at war is relatively rare. These volumes trace the economic and social consequences of conflict both theoretically and through empirical investigations, ... More

War, Hunger, and Displacement: VOLUME 1

War, Hunger, and Displacement: VOLUME 1

E. Wayne Nafziger, Frances Stewart, and Raimo Väyrynen (eds)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198297390
eISBN:
9780191685323
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198297390.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Civil wars in developing countries are amongst the most significant sources of human suffering in the world today. Although there are many political analyses of these emergencies, this text studies ... More

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