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Gelb, Alan

Overview
Works: 83 works in 111 publications in 3 languages and 909 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Life skills guides  Fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: TX911, 647.95023
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Most widely held works by Alan Gelb
Getting it right : Milady's survival guide for cosmetology students by Alan Gelb( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents practical advice for cosmetology students from fellow students, teachers, and professionals, providing hundreds of tips arranged by topic
A survival guide for culinary professionals by Alan Gelb( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" A Survival Guide for Culinary Professionals is a lively, easy-to-read book that is full of anecdotes and useful information for the busy student or professional. Chapter One focuses on evaluating whether or not the reality of being a culinary arts professional measures up to the reader's dream, and what the reader sees in the future. It introduces the Seven Guiding Principles that are the core of all the survival guides. Chapter Two asks readers to look at how they function in their personal and professional lives. It discusses time management and efficiency, and directs readers to evaluate how they feel when performing different activities. Chapter Three discusses personal organizational styles and gives practical tips from colleagues in the field on everything from prioritizing to making lists to using organizers. Chapter Four gives strategies from professionals for conflict resolution, anger management, gender bias, and cultural diversity as well as other topics related to surviving in the high-stress restaurant kitchen. Relieving stress is the objective of Chapter Five. Stress relievers such as exercise, diet, and meditation are discussed. Chapter Six directs readers to take a holistic look at their lives and personal habits to avoid the pitfalls of overeating, overdrinking, and succumbing to the physical ailments that often accompany the physical nature of culinary jobs. Fellow professionals talk about the right way to lift, bend, and stand, when to get off your feet, and strength training. Chapters Seven, Eight, and Nine feature tips from the trenches for everyone from the master chef to the grillardin (grill chef) to the banquet chef, the caterer, and the pastry chef. Chapter Ten focuses on diverse opportunities available to culinary arts professionals such as working as an executive chef, on yachts, and in spas. Chapter Eleven covers interviewing, salary negotiations, retirement planning, and taxes, and Chapter Twelve features chef-own." -- Amazon.com viewed October 12, 2020
A survival guide for hotel and motel professionals by Alan Gelb( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survival guide for restaurant professionals by Alan Gelb( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a lively, easy-to-read book that is full of anecdotes and useful information for the busy student or professional. With tips from restaurant professionals on everything from organization to stress management to owing your own restaurant, this is one book busy students and professionals won't want to be without
What matters to African firms : the relevance of perceptions data by Alan Gelb( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: Can perceptions data help us understand investment climate constraints facing the private sector? Or do firms simply complain about everything? In this paper, the authors provide a picture of how firms' views on constraints differ across countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Using the World Bank's Enterprise Surveys database, they find that reported constraints reflect country characteristics and vary systematically by level of income-the most elemental constraints to doing business (power, access to finance, ability to plan ahead) appear to be most binding at low levels of income. As countries develop and these elemental constraints are relaxed, governance-related constraints become more problematic. As countries move further up the income scale and the state becomes more capable, labor regulation is perceived to be more of a problem-business is just one among several important constituencies. The authors also consider whether firm-level characteristics-such as size, ownership, exporter status, and firms' own experience-affect firms' views on the severity of constraints. They find that, net of country and sector fixed effects and firm characteristics, firms' views do reflect their experience as evidenced by responses to other questions in surveys. The results suggest that there are both country-level and firm-level variations in the investment climate. Turning to the concept of "binding constraints," the Enterprise Surveys do not generally suggest one single binding constraint facing firms in difficult business climates. However, there do appear to be groups of constraints that matter more at different income levels, with a few elemental constraints being especially important at low levels and a few regulatory constraints at high levels, but a difficult range of governance-related constraints at intermediate levels. Adjusting to a constraint does not mean that firms then do not recognize it-for example, generator-owning firms are not distinguishable from other firms when ranking electricity as a constraint. Overall, firms do appear to discriminate between constraints in a reasonable way. Their views can provide a useful first step in the business-government consultative process and help in prioritizing more specific behavioral analysis and policy reforms
Vom Plan zum Markt( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in German and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Live from New York by Alan Gelb( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Role of Identification in the Post-2015 Development Agenda by Mariana Dahan( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making Aid Work : the End of the Cold War and Progress Toward a New Aid Architecture Should Make Aid More Effective by Mark Sundberg( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Service Performance Guarantees for Public Utilities and Beyond: An Innovation with Potential to Attract Investors to Emerging Markets by Martin Reto Buehler( Book )

in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Circumstance and choice : the role of initial conditions and policies in transition economies by Martha De Melo( )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

December 1997 Initial conditions and economic policy jointly determine the large differences in economic performance among transition economies in Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union. Initial contions dominate in explaining inflation, but economic liberalization is the most important factor determining differences in growth. But reform policy choices are not exogenous. Liberalization depends, in turn, on both initial conditions and political reform. The experience of countries in transition from a planned to a market-oriented economy has varied greatly. The clearest differences are between the East Asian countries, China and Vietnam, and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the former Soviet Union (FSU). China and Vietnam have contained inflation and benefited from continued high growth in GDP since the beginning of their reforms, while all CEE and FSU countries have experienced large declines in output, and most have experienced hyperinflation. But even in CEE and the FSU, differences are marked. Some countries have lost over half of their GDP, and growth performance in a number of countries is still poor, while others are growing strongly. Some are still suffering from high inflation while others have successfully reduced annual inflation. What determines this divergence of outcomes across transition countries? No study so far has analyzed the interaction of all factors, including initial conditions, political change, and reforms, in a unified framework including CEE, the FSU, China, and Vietnam. De Melo, Denizer, Gelb, and Tenev examine these broader interactions, but focus first on the role of initial conditions, such as initial macroeconomic distortions and differences in economic structure and institutions, which have been emphasized less in the literature. They find that intial conditions and economic policy jointly determine the large differences in economic performance among the 28 transition economies in the sample. Initiate conditions dominate in explaining inflation, but economic liberalization is the most important factor determining differences in growth. But reform policy choices are not exogenous. They depend, in turn, on both initial conditions and political reform, with political reform the most important determinant of the speed and comprehensiveness of economic liberalization. Other findings provide additional insight into these relationships. Results show that liberalization has a negative contemporaneous impact, but a stronger positive effect on performance over time. The results also show that macroeconomic and structural distortions are negatively related to both policy and performance. Regarding the former, unfavorable initial conditions discourage policy reforms but do not diminish their effectiveness once they are implemented. The authors find some evidence that the influence of initial conditions diminishes over time. This is in part because many of the initial conditions are themselves modified in the course of transition. Monetary overhangs are dissipated through inflation, industrial overhang is eroded as plants shut down, and market memory returns through experience. This paper-a product of the Development Research Group-is part of a larger effort in the group to provide a comparative overview of the experience with the transition from central planning to a market economy
Cooperativas en marcha : el caso Mondragón by Keith Bradley( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in Spanish and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conquering the college admissions essay in 10 steps, third edition : crafting a winning personal statement by Alan Gelb( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The definitive guide to writing an amazing essay and mastering the college applications process. Writing a memorable personal statement can seem like an overwhelming project for a young college applicant, but college essay coach Alan Gelb's organized and encouraging step-by-step instructions take the intimidation out of the process, enabling applicants to craft a meaningful and polished college admissions essay. Gelb teaches students to identify an engaging topic and use creative writing techniques to compose a vivid statement that will reflect their individuality. A consistent top-seller in the college prep category, Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Easy Steps has been revised to include extra information on supplemental and waitlist essays. This much-needed handbook will help applicants win over the admissions dean, while preparing them to write better papers once they've been accepted. For more, visit the author's website at www.conquerthecollegeessay.com
Reforming Aid Toward More Predictable, Performance-Based Financing for Development by Benn Eifert( )

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

We explore ways of mitigating the costs of aid volatility: in particular, we show that these can be dramatically reduced by a flexible pre-commitment rule which adjusts flows in the case of drastic improvements or deteriorations in country performance ratings. Such a system can further reduce variability with only minor efficiency costs. Our simulations suggest that a buffer stock of the order of 50-100% of annual aid-financed spending might enable a corrective feedback loop, with the necessary buffer depending on the size and variability of aid flows. Our proposed mechanism is similar in principle to natural resource funds, which have worked well in some countries but not in others; we briefly discuss some issues in design and implementation
Introduction The Volatility of Overseas Aid by Aleš Buliř( )

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

Cost of Doing Business in Africa : Evidence from Enterprise Survey Data by Benn Eifert( )

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

Causality testing and data quality : effects of error- induced misspecificaton by Alan Gelb( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Development Economics and the International Development Association by Cevdet Denizer( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prevailing economic ideas -- and fashions -- about development have influenced the International Development Association (IDA) since its creation in 1960. The creation of the organization itself is the result of two contemporaneous facts: an urgent need to channel development finance to least-developed countries and an increasing pressure on World Bank management to directly address the issue of poverty in developing countries. Changing views, over time, have been a rationale -- and, at times, a justification -- for emphasizing poverty and social sectors; for providing grants to particular groups of countries; and for strategic choices and sectoral priorities. IDA has been influential in development debates and been an advocate for specific views about development policy. This paper gives an overview of these views and documents how they have shaped the activities of the organization since its creation. After a brief review of development thinking and of the organization of research at the World Bank, the paper documents the shifts that have taken place in country allocations and in sector emphasis in IDA over the past 50 years and highlights the strategic themes that have guided its development agenda: toward increasing country selectivity; from projects to programs; from conditionality to country ownership of reforms; and from input-based to results-based performance
Making Aid Work The End of the Cold War and Progress Toward a New Aid Architecture Should Make Aid More Effective by Mark Sundberg( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gender and Growth Africa's Missed Potential by Alan Gelb( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the study "Can Africa claim the 21st century?" the author argues on the enormous unexploited potential the region has in its people, "a hidden growth reserve" as he refers to them, and, most importantly in its women, who now provide more than half the region's labor, but who lack equal access to education, concluding that gender equality can be a potential force for accelerated poverty reduction in Africa. The note looks at women and men in African economies, identifying that women work far longer hours than men, being prominent in agriculture, which leads to estimate that women contribute about two thirds of the total rural transport effort. Case studies show how gender inequality limits growth, and the note further compares this reality to the potential productivity, given a gender-inclusive growth, suggesting key tasks should focus on systematic sex-disaggregation of data, to include economic production data and integration of gender modules in statistical surveys, so as to be reflected in national accounts
 
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