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Vos, Rob 1955-

Works: 155 works in 517 publications in 2 languages and 7,349 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Contributor
Classifications: HD82, 338.91
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Rob Vos
Who gains from free trade? : export-led growth, inequality and poverty in Latin America( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meant for postgraduate students of development economics and political economy, this book examines the issues surrounding free trade in Latin America, and brings together the experts in the field. It discusses the extent to which trade reforms are an important source of the slowdown of economic growth, rising inequality, and rising poverty
Uneven economic development( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Uneven Economic Development, leading economists and development experts examine the causes and implications of international economic divergences. This comprehensive and timely book reviews economic growth and structural change patterns since the 1960s, before critically reviewing the respective role and impact of trade liberalization, macroeconomic policies, governance and institutions on comparative national economic performance, particularly in developing countries. With country studies included to exemplify the issues at hand, this is a definitive guide to identifying, addressing and perhaps even finding a solution to this global phenomenon."--Jacket
The Philippine economy : East Asia's stray cat? : structure, finance and adjustment by Rob Vos( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Financing economic development : a structural approach to monetary policy by E. V. K Fitzgerald( Book )

10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ageing and development( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

That we all live longer is perhaps one of the greatest achievements of human progress. This book looks at how increasing numbers of older people across the globe are having a huge impact on the structure of populations, offering both challenges and opportunities for the future
Economic liberalization, distribution, and poverty : Latin America in the 1990s by Lance Taylor( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the late 1980s, almost all Latin American countries have undergone a series of far-reaching economic reforms, particularly in the areas of financial and capital account liberalization and trade. This book provides a comparative and analytical framework for assessing the impact of these reforms upon 16 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, including: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru. The contributors analyze the complex interaction between macro policies, trade and financial liberalization. They illustrate that capital account liberalizatio
Debt and adjustment in the world economy : structural asymmetries in North-South interactions by Rob Vos( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For instance, a doubling of aid flows may either benefit or be disadvantageous to the developing countries depending on the way this increase is financed. Additional public borrowing will push up global interest rates and affect economic growth in the North, thereby increasing the debt-service burden and lowering export earnings of the South. Tax-financing or public expenditure reductions could mitigate such potential negative side effects of enhanced aid flows. This study not only makes overly clear that a global framework is needed to assess the contribution of external financial resources for development, it provides one as well
Growth divergences : explaining differences in economic performance( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent years, most developing countries have grown faster than the developed economies. This volume of analytical studies seeks to explain major differences in economic performance in recent decades by considering the dynamics of international economic growth, diverging growth rate, economic structures, and sources of demand, successes and collapses in the developing world, recent episodes of real income stagnation of countries. Several chapters critically review latest misleading claims and the conventional wisdom regarding the relationship of trade liberalization, financial development, development, aid, infrastructure spending, violent conflict, good governance, and industrial policy to economic growth.--Publisher's description
External finance and adjustment : failure and success in the developing world by Karel Jansen( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume studies the impact of different sources of external finance on growth and development in different country contexts
From crisis to equitable growth ; a new development agenda for Latin America by Rob Vos( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Globalization and economic diversification : policy challenges for economies in transition by Rob Vos( Book )

16 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together new contributions from renowned academic scholars, from experts on economies in transition and from the United Nations, the European Union, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development as well as other international agencies. It aims to answer fundamental questions and spell out policy options to address the challenges for economies in transition. The volume includes comparative studies focusing on all transition economies, including Central and Eastern Europe, as well as regions such as Western Balkans and the Commonwealth of Independent States
Climate protection and development by Rob Vos( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Writing about climate change often falls into one of two opposite traps - predicting either calamity or apathy - both of which this book avoids. This is not a story of gloom and doom, of inevitable climate catastrophe. On the contrary, this book spells out, in more detail than usual, what can and should be done to avert the real risks of disaster. Nor is it one of complacent congratulation for "win-win" initiatives, cautiously incremental steps, and "green" consumer choices. Climate Protection and Development summons us to an endeavour worthy of the resources and ingenuity of the twenty-first century - towards bold initiatives with big costs, and much bigger benefits. This book explores the interconnected issues of climate and development, laying the groundwork for just such a new deal. It presents a challenging agenda, and highlights the needs and perspectives of developing countries which may be unfamiliar or uncomfortable to readers in high-income countries. The unfortunate truth is that any large country, or group of mid-sized countries, can veto any global climate solution by refusing to participate, so a solution will only work if it works for everyone."--The publisher
Alternative development strategies for the post-2015 era by José Antonio Alonso Suárez( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 138 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 four of cover
Retooling global development and governance by United Nations( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Retooling Global Development and Governance a team of UN experts debate new ideas about how to overcome deficiencies in the ongoing process of globalization and in the existing mechanisms for global economic governance. They do not claim to offer a blueprint, rather a set of ideas that could become the basis for a coherent "toolbox" designed to guide development policies and international cooperation. Promising directions for reform discussed in the book include: 1. Strengthening government capacities for formulating and implementing national development strategies; 2. New strategies for ensuring that official development assistance is aligned with national priorities; 3. Enhancing international trade and financial systems so that countries with limited capabilities can successfully integrate into the global economy; 4. Creating new mechanisms for dealing with deficiencies, such as specialized multilateral frameworks through which to govern international migration and labour mobility, international financial regulation, multinational corporations and global value chains regulation and sovereign debt workouts. Above all, the book highlights the need for a strong mechanism for global economic coordination to establish coherence across all areas of global economic governance -- P. 4 of cover
Theory and policy design for basic needs planning : a case study of Ecuador( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Financing human development in Africa, Asia and the Middle East by Marco V Sánchez( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How much would poor nations need to invest to eliminate poverty, get all children in school and provide adequate basic health care for all? Can they afford it? Financing Human Development in Africa, Asia and the Middle East provides some clear answers to these questions. The contributors assess feasible financing strategies underpinning actions to enhance human development in pursuance of the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The contributors analyse these strategies in the context of broader concerns of economic development in nine countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle E
Financing for overcoming economic insecurity by Rob Vos( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world is witnessing the paradox of simultaneous increase in income and insecurity. According to available data, global average per capita income has increased in recent decades, while at the same time actual and perceived insecurity has also increased. This paradox is true for both developed and developing countries. However, the concrete form and causes of insecurity differs across these two groups of countries. To the extent that income levels in many developing countries are very low, economic insecurity in these countries takes a starker and chronic form. In Financing for Overcoming Economic Insecurity, leading experts examine the causes and consequences of rising economic insecurity and policy measures that can be adopted to overcome insecurity. The volume contains papers addressing issues of economic insecurity pertaining to both developed and developing countries and caused by both economic factors and natural hazards. It also discusses the issues at both macro and micro levels. The volume's focus on policy measures, such as redistribution and reinvestment of profit income in developed countries and imposition of capital control and promotion of micro insurance in developing countries, should be of much help to policymakers as well as researchers. --Provided by publisher
Technology and innovation for sustainable development by Diana Alarcón González( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Renowned experts provide a variety of insights about feasible pathways for the required technological transformations. They spell out the behavioural and policy changes that would need to accompany the next green technological revolution, as well as the complexities of undoing locked in technologies and infrastructure in energy systems and agricultural value chains. They conclude that it can all be done, but not without much improved national innovation systems and drastic shifts in incentives and regulatory frameworks to induce the necessary shifts in public and private investment patterns. The macroeconomic costs, they contend, are quite affordable for societies worldwide."--Page 4 of cover
Economic insecurity and development( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A growing sense of increased economic insecurity has emerged worldwide. Though many parts of the world have seen increasing prosperity in recent decades, economic progress has been accompanied by highly volatile markets, rising inequality, greater job insecurity, and weakening or non-existent social protection. Day-to-day concerns about income security have been compounded by new global threats. Climate change and increasingly destructive natural disasters are affecting economic livelihoods of many, especially in the developing world. The global financial crisis revealed the potentially devastating risks of inadequately regulated markets. Until recently, these heightened economic risks have often been met with the response that the forces behind them are autonomous and irresistible, beyond our collective political control. This book argues that such complacency is the wrong response to increasing levels of economic insecurity. Instead, it calls for more active and integrated policy response to help communities better manage these new risks to mitigate their downside risks and ideally to prevent them ever becoming a serious threat in the first place."--P [4] of cover
Industrialización, empleo y necesidades básicas en el Ecuador by Rob Vos( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in Spanish and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Who gains from free trade? : export-led growth, inequality and poverty in Latin America
Alternative Names
Vos, Rob

Vos, Rob 1955-

Vos, Rob P. 1955-

Vos, Robert 1955-

Vos, Robert O. 1955-

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English (154)

Spanish (8)

Uneven economic developmentThe Philippine economy : East Asia's stray cat? : structure, finance and adjustmentAgeing and developmentEconomic liberalization, distribution, and poverty : Latin America in the 1990sGrowth divergences : explaining differences in economic performanceExternal finance and adjustment : failure and success in the developing worldGlobalization and economic diversification : policy challenges for economies in transitionFinancing for overcoming economic insecurityEconomic insecurity and development