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Cornia, Giovanni Andrea

Works: 148 works in 624 publications in 3 languages and 5,873 library holdings
Genres: History  Cross-cultural studies  Case studies  Abstracts 
Roles: Editor, Author, Publishing director, Other, Author of introduction, Redactor, Creator, Director, Compiler
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Most widely held works by Giovanni Andrea Cornia
Adjustment with a human face by Giovanni Andrea Cornia( Book )

42 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study draws on the experience of UNICEF to illustrate the current crisis in the welfare of children and other vulnerable groups.; This book is intended for students of welfare and economic development; officials and politicians who face the problems of adjustment
Child poverty and deprivation in the industrialized countries, l945-1995 by Giovanni Andrea Cornia( Book )

12 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inequality, growth, and poverty in an era of liberalization and globalization by Giovanni Andrea Cornia( Book )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on an extensive review of relevant literature and an econometric analysis of inequality indexes, this volume provides a systematic analysis of the changes in within-country income inequality since the 1980s
Children and the transition to the market economy : safety nets and social policies in Central and Eastern Europe by UNICEF( Book )

14 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organized in two parts, this book explores methods for incorporating concern for human needs into economic policies in eastern and central European countries that are making the transition to a market economy. Part I of the book considers economic reform, social policy, and child welfare in central and eastern Europe as a whole. Topics include: (1) child welfare, and social policy trends and alternatives, before and after the economic reform; (2) the efficiency, cost, and underlying philosophy of the models of social policy in the United States, Germany, and Sweden; and (3) the components and implementation of economic reforms and the consequences of these reforms for child and human welfare. Part ii of the book profiles four case studies of efforts to reform social policies for children in central and eastern Europe. These studies include analyses of reforms in Hungary and Poland that have been underway for some time, and reforms in Bulgaria and Czechoslovakia that were introduced in 1991. a reference list of more than 200 items, an author index, and a subject index are provided. (Bc)
The impact of world recession on children by Richard Jolly( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 1984 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From adjustment to development in Africa : conflict, controversy, convergence, consensus?( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The economic crisis in sub-Saharan Africa in the 1980s and 1990s has generated fierce debate among analysts and policy-makers concerning its causes and appropriate ways out of it. The 'structural adjustment' programmes promoted by the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank have been at the centre of the debate. This volume brings together economists from these international financial institutions and some of the best known of their critics to show where the debate now-stands. A distinguished collection of African and international economists offers up-to-date analysis of the key policy issues in structural adjustment in Africa." "Among the policies addressed are those in the spheres of agriculture, trade, exchange rates, privatisation, investment, social sectors, external relations and democratisation. An introductory interpretive essay searches for areas of consensus and identifies those of continuing controversy. In no other place is there such an up-to-date, informed and comprehensive analysis of the debate over African recovery."--Jacket
Africa's recovery in the 1990s : from stagnation and adjustment to human development by John De St. Jorre( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that several orthodox adjustment policies are still incongruent with long-term development in Africa. The book goes on to discuss a development strategy which could lead to a much awaited economic recovery and improvement in social conditions in Africa in the 1990s
Transition and institutions : the experience of gradual and late reformers( Book )

14 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume reviews the role of initial structural and institutional conditions and their subsequent development during the course of the transition and examines economies which are in the very early phases of the reform process
The mortality crisis in transitional economies( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The former Soviet bloc countries' transition to a market economy was accompanied by a sharp increase in mortality of some three million people from 1989-96. This analysis of that upsurge aims to contribute to policies to tackle the crisis
Alternative development strategies for the post-2015 era by José Antonio Alonso( Book )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The global economic crisis of 2008-2009 exposed systemic failings at the core of economic policy making worldwide. The crisis came on top of several other crises, including skyrocketing and highly volatile world food and energy prices and climate change. This book argues that new policy approaches are needed to address such devastating global development challenges and to avoid the potentially catastrophic consequences to livelihoods worldwide that are likely to result from present approaches. The contributors to the book are independent development experts, brought together by the UN Commiittee for Development Policy, an advisory body of the Economic and Social Council, to identify a development strategy capable of promoting a broad-based economic recovery and at the same time guaranteeing social equity and environmental sustainability both within countries and internationally. This new development approach seeks to promote the reforms needed to improve global governance, providing a more equitable distribution of global public goods. The contributors offer a critical evaluation of past development experiences and report on their creative search for new and well-thought out answers for the future. They suggest that economic progress, fairer societies and environmental sustainability can be compatible objectives, but only when pursued simultaneously by all."--Page 4 of cover
Falling inequality in Latin America : policy changes and lessons by Giovanni Andrea Cornia( Book )

19 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The volume aims to document and explain the sizeable decline of income inequality that has taken place in Latin America during the 2000s. It does so through an exploration of inequality changes in six representative countries, and ten policy chapters dealing with macroeconomics, foreign trade, taxation, labour market, human capital formation, and social assistance, which point to the emergence of a 'new policy model'. The volume addresses a major issue in economic development with profound implications for many developing regions and those OECD countries mired in a long-lasting financial crisis and economic stagnation. For at least the last quarter of the twentieth century, Latin America suffered from low growth, rising inequality, and frequent financial crises. However, since the turn of the century, growth accelerated, inequality declined, poverty fell, and macroeconomic stability improved, all this in parallel to the spread of centre-left political regimes in three quarters of the region. This inequality decline has taken many by surprise as, for a long time, the region has been a symbol of a deeply entrenched unequal distribution of assets, incomes, and opportunities, limited or no state redistribution, and a deeply embedded authoritarianism enforcing an unjust status quo. The recent Latin American experience is particularly valuable as inequality was reduced under open economy conditions and in a period of intensifying global integration, which have often been considered as a source of rising inequality. In this sense, however imperfect, the recent Latin American experience may be of interest to countries completing their transition to the market and liberal democracy (as in the former socialist countries of Europe), facing a political transition (as those affected by the Arab Spring, Myanmar and countries in sub-Saharan Africa), or recording rises in inequality and social tensions in spite of rapid economic growth (as in China and India). Until recently there was not much agreement on the drivers of the inequality decline in the region, which was attributed to changes in the supply/demand of skilled workers, improvements in terms of trade, the spread of social assistance schemes, or 'luck'. In this respect, the volume offers the first scholarly and systematic exploration of this unexpected change. As income inequality has been rising and is currently rising in many parts of the world, a good understanding of the Latin American experience over the 2000s is a topic that will inform and generate a lot of attention --
Pro-poor macroeconomics : potential and limitations by Giovanni Andrea Cornia( Book )

18 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Macroeconomic management is of great importance for the poor, who tends to pay more in times of crisis and gain less in times of booms. This volume rightly avoids providing a recipe for all countries, stressing instead the importance of country context in choosing macro policies."--Francois Bourguignon, Senior Vice President for Development Economics and Chief Economist, World Bank 'At long last, a solid professional analysis of the interrelationships between macroeconomic policies and poverty, not only in theory but also in practice. UNRISD and Cornia merit the policy community's thanks and congratulations. One must pray that finance ministries and the IMF will now learn from it.' - Gerry Helleiner, Professor Emeritus in Economics, University of Toronto, Canada, and Chairman, International Lawyers and Economists Against Poverty (ILEAP) 'Doing macroeconomics to help the poor is just about 180 degrees out of sync with current policy practice. This book will help turn the policy world in the right direction by describing how pro-poor macro policies should be designed. It merits careful study everywhere.' - Lance Taylor, Arnhold Professor of International Cooperation and Development, New School for Social Research, USA 'This wide-ranging volume explores both the potential as well as the limitations of current thinking around 'pro-poor macroeconomics'. It also underscores the crucial importance of grounding development, employment and poverty reduction policies in sustainable macroeconomic policy.' - Jose Antonio Ocampo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations 'The articles are firmly based in empirical evidence, which is refreshing ... ' - CAPSA Flash
Towards Human Development : New Approaches to Macroeconomics and Inequality by Giovanni Andrea Cornia( Book )

19 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human Development is widely recognised as the overriding goal of development, yet its realization is challenged by growing inequality, macro-economic fluctuations, and recurrent financial crises. This edited collection reflects on the work of Richard Jolly and includes contributions from leading scholars of development, all of whom have worked with Richard Jolly at varying points in his distinguished career. The volume advances thinking in the area of Human Development by discussing the evolution of its conceptualization and the policy implications, and the achievements in related key areas such as education, social protection, and employment. It juxtaposes these theoretical and (at times) real life improvements with disturbing developments in terms of growing inequality and macro-economic instability. It documents the growing income inequality which has characterized both developing and developed countries. It shows that there has been a decline in some countries and identifies the policies adopted in these exceptional cases. It also shows also where and how public expenditure on Human Development in developing countries has been affected by the 2008 financial crisis and presents a new framework for a pro-growth pro-Human Development macro-economics, including suggestions for the countercyclical regulation of financial flows. The book also argues that a series of disruptive factors are nudging the innovation trajectory in new potentially pro-poor and pro-Human Development directions, especially if policies speed-up the diffusion of new efficient appropriate technologies in low and middle income economies.--
Health status and health policy in Sub-Saharan Africa : a long-term perspective by Giovanni Andrea Cornia( Book )

11 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social funds in stabilization and adjustment programmes by Giovanni Andrea Cornia( Book )

11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liberalization, globalization and income distribution by Giovanni Andrea Cornia( Book )

11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Afrique vers la reprise économique : de la stagnation et l'ajustement au développement humain : une étude de by UNICEF( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in French and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Ajustement à visage humain : protéger les groupes vulnérables et favoriser la croissance by UNICEF( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in French and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AIDS, public policy and child well-being by Giovanni Andrea Cornia( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long-term growth and welfare in transitional economies : the impact of demographic, investment and social policy changes by World Institute for Development Economics Research( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes the long-term growth and welfare impact of the transition to the market economy in the countries of Eastern Europe--P. vii
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Adjustment with a human face
Alternative Names
Cornia, Giovanni A.

Cornia, Giovanni A. 1947-

Giovanni Andrea Cornia economista italiano

Giovanni Andréa Cornia économiste italien

Giovanni Andrea Cornia Italian economist

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Child poverty and deprivation in the industrialized countries, l945-1995Inequality, growth, and poverty in an era of liberalization and globalizationTransition and institutions : the experience of gradual and late reformersThe mortality crisis in transitional economiesPro-poor macroeconomics : potential and limitationsAIDS, public policy and child well-being