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War, Hunger, and Displacement: Volume 2

War, Hunger, and Displacement: Volume 2

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

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198297406
eISBN:
9780191685330
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198297406.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Since the end of the Cold War, the number of civil wars in developing countries has escalated to the point where they are the most significant source of human suffering in the world today. Although ... More

The Washington Consensus ReconsideredTowards a New Global Governance

The Washington Consensus Reconsidered: Towards a New Global Governance

Narcís Serra and Joseph E. Stiglitz (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199534081
eISBN:
9780191714658
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534081.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book brings together many leading international figures in development studies, such as Jose Antonio Ocampo, Paul Krugman, Dani Rodrik, Joseph Stiglitz, Daniel Cohen, Olivier Blanchard, Deepak ... More

Wealth in the UKDistribution, Accumulation, and Policy

Wealth in the UK: Distribution, Accumulation, and Policy

John Hills, Francesca Bastagli, Frank Cowell, Howard Glennerster, Eleni Karagiannaki, and Abigail McKnight

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199678303
eISBN:
9780191757594
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678303.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Public and Welfare

This book examines the key issues connected with the distribution of personal wealth in the UK and why wealth is now such an important factor in social differences and in public policy. Personal ... More

The Welfare State as Piggy BankInformation, Risk, Uncertainty, and the Role of the State

The Welfare State as Piggy Bank: Information, Risk, Uncertainty, and the Role of the State

Nicholas Barr

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246595
eISBN:
9780191595936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246599.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This book applies economic theory to the welfare state. Its core message is that the welfare state exists not only to relieve poverty and redistribute income and wealth (the ‘Robin Hood’ function) ... More

Welfare, Incentives, and Taxation

Welfare, Incentives, and Taxation

James Mirrlees

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198295211
eISBN:
9780191685095
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295211.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The author of this book is an economist interested in welfare, development, and public sector economics. The volume brings together published and unpublished work in these key areas.

Whither China?Restarting the Reform Agenda

Whither China?: Restarting the Reform Agenda

Wu Jinglian and Ma Guochuan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190223151
eISBN:
9780190223182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190223151.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, International

How has China maintained high-speed economic growth during the last thirty-plus years and successfully transformed itself from a poor, backward, and developing country into the world’s second-largest ... More

Who Needs Migrant Workers?Labour shortages, immigration, and public policy

Who Needs Migrant Workers?: Labour shortages, immigration, and public policy

Martin Ruhs and Bridget Anderson (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199580590
eISBN:
9780191595257
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580590.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

This book discusses the demand for migrant labour both conceptually and empirically with a focus on the UK. With the number of migrant workers at a record high, the regulation of labour immigration ... More

Who's Afraid of the WTO?

Who's Afraid of the WTO?

Kent Jones

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195166163
eISBN:
9780199849819
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166163.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Who is afraid of the WTO, the World Trade Organization? The list is long and varied. Many workers—and the unions that represent them—claim that WTO agreements increase import competition and threaten ... More

Why Cooperate?The Incentive to Supply Global Public Goods

Why Cooperate?: The Incentive to Supply Global Public Goods

Scott Barrett

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199211890
eISBN:
9780191695827
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211890.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Climate change, nuclear proliferation, and the threat of a global pandemic have the potential to impact each of our lives. Preventing these threats poses a serious global challenge, but ignoring them ... More

Why Does College Cost So Much?

Why Does College Cost So Much?

Robert B. Archibald and David H. Feldman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199744503
eISBN:
9780199866168
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744503.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

College tuition has risen more rapidly than overall inflation for much of the past century, and in recent years this growth has accelerated. The rhetoric of crisis now permeates public discussion of ... More

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