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Kanbur, S. M. Ravi

Works: 553 works in 1,490 publications in 1 language and 14,240 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  Periodicals 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Contributor, Honoree, Collector
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Most widely held works by S. M. Ravi Kanbur
Spatial disparities in human development : perspectives from Asia by S. M. Ravi Kanbur( )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Spatial disparities are a measure of the unequal distribution of income, wealth, power and resources between peoples in different locations. This book focuses on issues directly related to the Millennium Development Goals including conflict, poverty, and the causes and consequences of inequality. It applies the latest research techniques including regression-based decomposition, poverty decomposition and computable general equilibrium models."--Jacket
Poverty and inequality by David B Grusky( )

13 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together leading public intellectuals Amartya Sen, Martha C. Nussbaum, François Bourguignon, William J. Wilson, Douglas S. Massey, and Martha A. Fineman to take stock of current analytic understandings of poverty and inequality. Contemporary research on inequality has largely relied on conceptual advances several decades old, even though the basic structure of global inequality is changing in fundamental ways. The reliance on conventional poverty indices, rights-based approaches to poverty reduction, and traditional modeling of social mobility has left scholars and policymakers poorly equipped to address modern challenges. The contributors show how contemporary poverty is forged in neighborhoods, argue that discrimination in housing markets is a profound source of poverty, suggest that gender inequalities in the family and in the social evaluation of the caretaking role remain a hidden dimension of inequality, and develop the argument that contemporary inequality is best understood as an inequality in fundamental human capabilities. This book demonstrates in manifold ways how contemporary scholarship and policy must be recast to make sense of new and emerging forms of poverty and social exclusion
Urbanisation in India : challenges, opportunities and the way forward by Isher Judge Ahluwalia( )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urban areas are integral to India's growth and development, accounting for around two-thirds of the country's GDP. Analysing India's rapidly expanding process of urbanisation, the book identifies the key challenges and opportunities and proposes suitable managerial and policy reforms. It addresses critical issues and puts forth suggestions for better planning financing alternatives and, most importantly, better governance for improved service delivery and affordable housing. Divided thematically into three sections, the volume takes into account the important facets of urbanisation, including the state of urban infrastructure and planning in India with due attention to sustainability, the role of finance in urban development and its dependence on governance, and methods to generate good governance in public institutions, and the impact on housing and climate change. The 11 essays included in this book have been written by leading analysts and practitioners, who propose critical reforms and policy interventions. The volume will be indispensable to students and scholars of urban economics, development studies, urban planning, business practitioners, policymakers as well as the informed general reader
Equity and growth in a globalizing world by Ravi Kanbur( )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The commission on growth and development was established in April 2006 in response to two insights: people do not talk about growth enough, and when they do, they speak with unearned conviction. The workshops turned out to be intense, lively affairs, lasting up to three days. It became clear that experts do not always agree, even on issues that are central to growth. But the Commission had no wish to disguise or gloss over these uncertainties and differences. And it did not want to present a false confidence in its conclusions beyond that justified by the evidence. While researchers will continue to improve people's understanding of the world, policy makers cannot wait for scholars to satisfy all of their doubts or resolve their differences. Decisions must be made with only partial knowledge of the world. One consequence is that most policy decisions, however well informed, take on the character of experiments, which yield useful information about the way the world works, even if they do not always turn out the way policy makers had hoped. It is good to recognize this fact, if only so that policy makers can be quick to spot failures and learn from mistakes. In principle, a commission on growth could have confined its attention to income per person, setting aside the question of how income is distributed. But this commission chose otherwise. It recognized that growth is not synonymous with development. To contribute significantly to social progress, growth must lift everyone's sights and improve the living standards of a broad swath of society. The Commission has no truck with the view that growth only enriches the few, leaving poverty undisturbed and social ills untouched
Poverty, inequality, and development : essays in honor of Erik Thorbecke by Alain Janvry( )

23 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditionally, there have been two strands in the analysis of poverty, inequality and development - a micro strand that focuses on individual behavior, welfare economics and the measurement of inequality and poverty; and a macro strand that analyzes economy-wide policies and the role of institutions. This unique volume brings together both strands in a series of essays written by leading experts in the field of economic development. Topics include measurement issues, micro-behavior determinants of poverty outcomes, economy-wide models in the SAM-CGE tradition and the institutional framework underlying macro policies. Alain de Janvry teaches agricultural and resource economics at the University of California, Berkeley. Ravi Kanbur teaches applied economics at Cornell University
Arguments for a better world : essays in honor of Amartya Sen by Kaushik Basu( )

46 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sanjay G. Reddy, Kevin Roberts, Ingrid Robeyns, Maurice Salles, Emma Samman, Cristina Santos, Thomas. M. Scanlon, Arjun Sengupta, Tae Kun Seo, Anthony Shorrocks, Ronald Smith, Rehman Sobhan, Robert M. Solow, Nicholas Stern, Frances Stewart, Joseph E. Stiglitz, S. Subramanian, Kotaro Suzumura, Alain Trannoy, Ashutosh Varshney, Sujata Visaria, Guanghua Wan, Jorgen W. Weibull, John A. Weymark, and Yongsheng Xu
Linking the formal and informal economy : concepts and policies by Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis( Book )

25 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The concepts of formal and informal remain central to the theory and practice of development more than half a century after they were introduced into the debate. They help structure the way that statistical services collect data on the economies of developing countries, the development of theoretical and empirical analysis, and, most important, the formulation and implementation of policy. This volume brings together a significant new collection of studies on formality and informality in developing countries. The volume is multidisciplinary in nature, with contributions from anthropologists, economists, sociologists, and political scientists. It contains contributions from among the very best analysts in development studies. Between them the chapters argue for moving beyond the formal-informal dichotomy. Useful as it has proven to be, a more nuanced approach is needed in light of conceptual and empirical advances, and in light of the policy failures brought about by a characterization of the 'informal' as 'disorganized'. The wealth of empirical information in these studies, and in the literature more widely, can be used to develop guiding principles for intervention that are based on ground level reality."--Book cover
Labor markets in an era of adjustment by Susan Horton( )

17 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spatial inequality and development by Ravi Kanbur( Book )

19 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is an introduction to spatial and regional inequality. Drawing on data from 25 countries from around the world, it examines the questions: What exactly is spatial inequality? Why does it matter? And what should be the policy response to it?"--Provided by publisher
Poverty dynamics : interdisciplinary perspectives by Tony Addison( Book )

23 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book looks at poverty dynamics, or how individual experiences of poverty change over time. It includes work from anthropologists, economists, sociologists, & political scientists & combines qualitative & quantitative research approaches to help us understand of why some people remain poor while others escape
The economy of Ghana : analytical perspectives on stability, growth & poverty( )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Ghana enters its second half-century there is a widespread perception of failure of the economic and political system in delivering improved living standards to the population. This failure comes despite a solid transition to democracy, despite a recorded recovery from the economic malaise of previous decades and despite a reduction on measured levels of poverty. The contributors in this book analyse the reasons for this failure and sets out an analytical agenda as the basis of the course that the nations' policy makers will have to steer if Ghana is to fulfil the promise of its independence in 1957. Ernest Aryeetey is Director of the Institute of Statistical, Social & Economic Research, University of Ghana at Legon; Ravi Kanbur is Professor of Economics at Cornell University. The contributors include: Ernest Aryeetey, Ravi Kanbur, Tony Killick, Augustin Fosu, Charles E. Youngblood, David L. Franklin, Stephen Kyereme, Frank W. Agbola, Susanna Wolf, Daniel Bruce Sarpong, Peter Quartey, Theresa Blankson, Thierry Buchs, Johan Mathiesen, William F. Steel, David O. Andah, Harold Coulombe, Anthony Tsekpo, Charles D. Jebuni, Andy Mckay, Nii K. Sowa, Kojo Appiah-Kubi, Abena Oduro, Bernadin Senadza, Felix A. Asante, Joseph R.A. Ayee, Kwabena Gyimah-Brempong, Elizabeth N. Appiah, Niels-Hugo Blunch, G.J.M. Van Den Boom, N.N.N. Nsowah-Nuamah, and, G.B. Overbosch
Attacking poverty by World Bank( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Poor people live without fundamental freedoms of action and choice that the better-off take for granted. They often lack adequate food and shelter, education and health, deprivations that keep them from leading the kind of life that everyone values. They also face extreme vulnerability to ill health, economic dislocation, and natural disasters. And they are often exposed to ill treatment by institutions of the state and society and are powerless to influence key decisions affecting their lives. At the start of a new century, poverty remains a global problem of huge proportions. Of the world's 6 billion people, 2.8 billion live on less than $2 a day and 1.2 billion on less than $1 a day. Eight out of every 100 infants do not live to see their fifth birthday. Nine of every 100 boys and 14 of every 100 girls who reach school age do not attend school. Poverty is also evident in poor people's lack of political power and voice and in their extreme vulnerability to ill health, economic dislocation, personal violence and natural disasters. And the scourge of HIV/AIDS, the frequency and brutality of civil conflicts, and rising disparities between rich countries and the developing world have increased the sense of deprivation and injustice for many."--Http://
Urbanization and development : multidisciplinary perspectives( Book )

15 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis is Professor of Economics at the Indian Institute of Technology (Gandhinagar). Previously, he worked with UNDP (Malawi), UNU-WIDER (Helsinki), ICRIER (New Delhi), EXIM Bank of India (Bangalore), and IGIDR (Mumbai)
The future of development assistance : common pools and international public goods by Ravi Kanbur( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Development assistance is beset by two challenges; its past ineffectivenness in achieving the objectives of development and poverty reduction, and the emergence of a range of transnational problems affecting both developed and developing countries. How can aid be delivered more effectively? And how can it assist in international public goods which solve transnational problems? In this essay, the authors propose a twofold framework to guide development assistance: an approach to country-focused aid that would minimize coordination difficulties and enhance recipient country ownership, and a nuanced scheme for the provision of international public goods."--Jacket
The Oxford companion to the economics of China( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work provides a wide range of perspectives on the past, present, and future of the Chinese economy. The topics covered include: the China model, future prospects for China; China and the global economy; trade and the Chinese economy; macro-economics and finance; urbanization; industry and markets; agriculture and rural development; land, infrastructure and environment; population and Labour; dimensions of well-being and inequality; health, education, and gender equity; regional divergence in China; and a brief look at a selection of China's provinces
Trade and development in sub-Saharan Africa by Jonathan H Frimpong-Ansah( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gender aspects of the trade and poverty nexus : a macro-micro approach by Maurizio Bussolo( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gender aspects of the trade and poverty nexus : an introduction and overview / Maurizio Bussolo and Rafael E. De Hoyos -- The gender effects of trade liberalization in developing countries : a review of the literature / Marzia Fontana -- Oil price shocks, poverty and gender : a social accounting matrix analysis for Kenya / Jean-Pascal Nganou, Juan Carlos Parra, and Quentin Wodon -- Exports and labor income by gender : a social accounting matrix analysis for Senegal / Ismael Fofana, Juan Carlos Parra, and Quentin Wodon -- Trade, growth, and gender in developing countries : a comparison of Ghana, Honduras, Senegal, and Uganda / John Cockburn [and others] -- Higher prices of export crops, intrahousehold inequality, and human capital accumulation in Senegal / Maurizio Bussolo, Rafael E. De Hoyos, and Quentin Wodon -- More coffee, more cigarettes? Coffee market liberalization, gender, and bargaining in Uganda / Jennifer Golan and Jann Lay -- Gender impacts of agricultural liberalization : evidence from Ghana / Charles Ackah and Jann Lay -- Can maquila booms reduce poverty? Evidence from Honduras / Rafael E. De Hoyos, Maurizio Bussolo, and Oscar Núñez
International development : ideas, experience, and prospects by Bruce Currie-Alder( )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work maps the concepts and theories currently used to explain development, where they came from, and where they may be going. It shows how real-life experiences of different countries and organisations have been inspired by, and contributed to, thinking on development
Regional inequality in China : trends, explanations and policy responses by Shenggen Fan( )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As regional inequality looms large in the policy debate in China, this volume brings together a selection of papers from authors whose work has had real impact on policy, so that researchers and policy makers can have access to them in one place
The Oxford companion to the economics of South Africa( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La 4e de couverture indique : "In 1994 South Africa saw the end of apartheid. The new era of political freedom was seen as the foundation for economic prosperity and inclusion. The last two decades have seen mixed results. Economic growth has been volatile. While inequalities in public services have been reduced, income inequality has increased, and poverty has remained stagnant. As the twentieth anniversary of the transition to democracy approaches in 2014, the economic policy debates in South Africa are in full flow. They combine a stocktake of the various programs of the last two decades with a forward looking discussion of strategy in the face of an ever open but volatile global economy. Underlying the discourse are basic and often unresolved differences on an appropriate strategy for an economy like South Africa, with a strong natural resource base but with deeply entrenched inherited inequalities, especially across race. This volume contributes to the policy and analytical debate by pulling together perspectives on a range of issues: micro, macro, sectoral, country wide and global, from leading economists working on South Africa. Other than the requirement that it be analytical and not polemical, the contributors were given freedom to put forward their particular perspective on their topic. The economists invited are from within South Africa and from outside; from academia and the policy world; from international and national level economic policy agencies. The contributors include recognized world leaders in South African economic analysis, as well as the very best of the younger crop of economists who are working on the study of South Africa, the next generation of leaders in thought and policy."
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Spatial disparities in human development : perspectives from Asia
Poverty and inequalityEquity and growth in a globalizing worldPoverty, inequality, and development : essays in honor of Erik ThorbeckeArguments for a better world : essays in honor of Amartya SenLinking the formal and informal economy : concepts and policiesSpatial inequality and developmentPoverty dynamics : interdisciplinary perspectivesThe economy of Ghana : analytical perspectives on stability, growth & poverty
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Kanbur, R. 1954-

Kanbur Ravi

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Kanbur, S. M. 1954-

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Ravi Kanbur British development economist

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