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World Institute for Development Economics Research

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Works: 1,907 works in 5,907 publications in 2 languages and 46,141 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies 
Roles: Editor, Other, Publisher
Classifications: HN25, 338.9
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The Quality of life by Martha Craven Nussbaum( Book )

25 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The idea of the quality of life is central to economic and social assessment and also to public policy, social legislation, and community programmes. However, the commonly used indicators of economic success such as per capita income are at best crude measures of the quality of life. There is a strong need for a systematic exploration of the content, reach, and relevance of the concept of the quality of life, and ways of making it concrete and usable. In this collection of essays, some leading economists and philosophers rise to that challenge and provide a wide-ranging investigation." "The essays include examination of recent attempts to replace incomes and utilities by the concept of capability and also exploration of the classic Aristotelian accounts of human flourishing, which provide insights into capability-based assessment of the quality of life. Some underlying methodological problems are also examined, including cultural relativism and utility as a measure of advantage. Possibilities of application are discussed in the context of important practical problems, such as correcting gender-based inequalities, determining medical priorities, and promoting living standards. The overall result is a major contribution to the understanding and use of the idea of the quality of life."--Jacket
Women, culture, and development : a study of human capabilities by Martha Craven Nussbaum( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This examination of women's quality of life thus addresses questions which have a particular urgency. It aims to describe the basic situation of all women and so develops a universal account that can answer the charges of 'Western imperialism' frequently made against such accounts. The contributors confront the issue of cultural relativism, criticizing the relativist approach which, in its desire to respect different cultural traditions, can result in indifference to injustice. An account of gender justice and women's equality is then proposed in various areas in which quality of life is measured. These issues are related throughout to the specific contexts of India, Bangladesh, China, Mexico, and Nigeria through a series of case studies. Disciplines represented include philosophy, economics, political science, anthropology, law, and sociology
The Political economy of hunger by Jean Drèze( Book )

16 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Inflation stabilization : the experience of Israel, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, and Mexico by Michael Bruno( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Varieties of stabilization experience : towards sensible macroeconomics in the Third World by Lance Taylor( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who will save the forests? : knowledge, power, and environmental destruction( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines conflicts of the management of forest resources in various parts of the world
Advancing development : core themes in global economics by Amartya Sen( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With contributions from the world's leading scholars and policy-makers, this text presents the key issues in developing economics in a non-technical and engaging style
Resource abundance and economic development by R. M Auty( Book )

27 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text explains the disappointing performance of resource-abundant countries by extending the growth accounting framework to include natural and social capital
From shock to therapy : the political economy of postsocialist transformation by Grzegorz W Kołodko( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The transformation undertaken by the countries of the former communist bloc exhibits immense diversity in terms of initial conditions, shifting targets, consistency, speed, progress and economic performance. This text presents a comprehensive study of the economics and politics of post-socialism
Human well-being : concept and measurement by Mark McGillivray( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human well-being is a core global issue. Achieving and sustaining higher levels of well-being is challenge for individual citizens, governments and international organisations world-wide. Measures of human well-being levels are an integral part of this process, being used increasingly to monitor and evaluate conditions within and among countries. Not only has the number of indicators of human well-being increased appreciably in recent years, but demands that they capture more fully progress in the various dimensions of human well-being have also increased. A key demand is that these indicators need to more fully capture the non-economic dimensions of well-being. This book provides insights into how human well-being might be better measured, by undertaking conceptual and empirical research into the assessment of achieved human well-being. It does this by taking stock of and reviewing various concepts and measures and providing recommendations for future practice and research
New sources of development finance by A. B Atkinson( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book sets out a framework for the economic analysis of different funding sources. It examines a series of new and controversial proposals, including global taxes such as a carbon tax, a global lottery, pre-commitment of aid, increased private donations, and increased remittances by emigrants"--Provided by publisher
Trade policy, industrialization, and development : new perspectives by Gerald K Helleiner( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigates the ways in which the characteristics of a developing country's domestic industrial sector - its oligopolistic technology - affect its chances of industrializing far enough to engage in substantial export trade
Inequality, growth, and poverty in an era of liberalization and globalization by Giovanni Andrea Cornia( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 285 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
Wider perspectives on global development by A. B Atkinson( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together some of the most influential scholars in development economics to explore how to improve the well-being of the poor, how to design effective structures and institutions for poverty reduction and what the role of economic, political and social dimensions are (and should be) in global development. Issues addressed include globalization; both its governance and a historical perspective; inequality, of income, and the potential for conflict; trade and labour practises in a transitional and developing world, and; the natures and characteristics of institutions and markets
Growth, inequality, and poverty : prospects for pro-poor economic development by Anthony F Shorrocks( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a collection of papers examining the pressing issue of increasing inequality in the distribution of income in developing countries
Insurance against poverty by Stefan Dercon( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book evaluates alternatives in widening insurance and social protection provision - including sustainability and poverty effects, in thematic papers and case studies, development assessments, and policy analyses"--Provided by publisher
Spatial inequality and development by S. M. Ravi Kanbur( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 213 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
Personal wealth from a global perspective by Institut mondial de recherche sur l'économie du développement( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There is great media fascination in the activities and lifestyles of the super-rich. But personal wealth is also important for those of more modest means - as a store of potential consumption, as a cushion against emergencies, and as collateral for business and investment loans. This book is the first global study of household assets and debts. It documents not only the level, distribution, and trend of wealth holdings in rich nations, but also addresses developing countries like China and India. The situation in Latin America and Africa is given attention along with the experiences of Russia and other transition countries. Components of household wealth like financial assets, land, and property are examined, as well as the gender division. Worldwide, it is estimated that the richest 2% own more than half of total global wealth, and that this group resides almost exclusively in North America, Western Europe, and rich Asia-Pacific countries."--Jacket
Democracy and efficiency in the economic enterprise by Ugo Pagano( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this book provide a thorough and empirical critique of the orthodox belief amongst economists that any shift away from central planning to more democratic forms of enterprise control would be unworkable
The evolving new global environment for the development process by United Nations University( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Institut mondial de recherche sur l'économie du développement

Institut mondial pour le développement des recherches économiques

Instituto mundial de investigaciones de economica del desarrollo

Queen Elizabeth House

U.N.U./w.I.D.E.R.

UN/WIDER

United Nations Institut Mondial de Recherche sur l'Economie du Développement

United Nations University Institut Mondial de Recherche sur l'Economie du Développement

United Nations University. WIDER

United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Resarch

United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research

United Nations World Institute for Development Economics Research

Universidad de las Naciones Unidas Instituto Mundial de Investigaciones de Economía del Desarrollo

Université des Nations Unies, Institut mondial pour le développement des recherches économiques

Université des Nations Unies (Tokyo) World Institute for Development Economics Research

Univerzita OSN. World Institute for Development Economics Research

UNU/WIDER.

UNU. World Insititute for Development Economics Research

UNU World Institute for Development Economics

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UNU World Institute of Development Economics Research

W.I.D.E.R.

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World Institute for Development Economics Research (Helsinki)

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Women, culture, and development : a study of human capabilitiesThe Political economy of hungerInflation stabilization : the experience of Israel, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, and MexicoWho will save the forests? : knowledge, power, and environmental destructionAdvancing development : core themes in global economicsResource abundance and economic developmentFrom shock to therapy : the political economy of postsocialist transformationHuman well-being : concept and measurement