The most informative dictionary of economics available, the Routledge Dictionary of
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discipline. Employing the key feature of further reading with many of the terms, the
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Despite a sizeable theoretical and empirical literature, no firm conclusions have been drawn
regarding the impact of political democracy on economic growth. This paper challenges the
consensus of an inconclusive relationship with a meta-analytic review and a quantitative
assessment of the democracy-growth literature.
In its principles and programs, GHI reflects the Presidential Policy Directive and the QDDR. By strategically investing
in global health, we will spur progress across sectors, in economic development, job creation, education, agricultural
development, gender equality, and political stability. These are goals with both global reach and local significance:
the health and stability of countries around the world are strongly linked to the security and prosperity of the United
This nation has made enormous contributions to improving health outcomes worldwide. The U.S.
Levine explains what the financial system does and how it affects, and is affected by, economic growth. Theory suggests that financial instruments, markets, and institutions arise to mitigate the effects of information and transaction costs. A growing literature shows that differences in how well financial systems reduce information and transaction costs influence savings rates, investment decisions, technological innovation, and long-run growth rates. A less developed theoretical literature shows how changes in economic activity can influence financial systems.
The U.S. economy is highly dynamic: businesses open and close, workers switch jobs and start new enterprises, and innovative technologies redefine the workplace and enhance productivity. With globalization markets have also become more interconnected. Measuring business activity in this rapidly evolving environment increasingly requires tracking complex interactions among firms, establishments, employers, and employees.
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Vectors and matrices played a minor role in the economatric literature published before world War II, but they have become an indispensable tool in the last several decades. Part of this development results from the importance of matrix tools for the statistical component of econometrics...
Recent advances in data collection and data storage techniques enable
marketing researchers to study the characteristics of a large range of
transactions and purchases, in particular the effects of household-specific
characteristics and marketing-mix variables.
This book presents the most important and practically relevant quantitative
models for marketing research. Each model is presented in detail
with a self-contained discussion, which includes: a demonstration of the
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The rapid economic growth in Vietnam has resulted in an increasing demand for
electricity. This in turn translates to a higher rate of coal resource extraction and
consequent rise in pollution of water and land resources.
This study estimated the environmental costs associated with the electricity
demand requirements of the coal electricity sector, as a component of the long-run
marginal opportunity cost (LR-MOC) of electricity production.
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Strategic Interaction among Governments
Strategic interaction among governments has recently become a major focus of theoretical and empirical work in public economics. One branch of the literature analyzes strategic interaction due to various kinds of “spillovers.
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and finance but also in the literature on Islamic finance. This book, however, is not merely
another addition to the available literature. It has a marked distinction. It not only places
theory and practice in one place along with Shar¯ı´ah (Islamic law) underpinnings, but also
provides an objective assessment of conformation of the practice to the theory. A good
coverage of recent innovation in Islamic financial products is also a distinguishing feature
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We now turn to presenting results. After examining the demographic characteristics of Cambodian
elders, we explore a number of social, economic and health issues in that order. When presenting the
results in tabular form, we limit examination of differentials to gender, location (Phnom Penh versus the
remainder of the provinces) and age (60-69 versus 70+). Each of these dimensions are typically of
interest for both academics and policy-makers.
Learning styles and pedagogy in post-16 learning A systematic and critical review
This report critically reviews the literature on learning styles and examines in detail 13 of the most influential models. The report concludes that it matters fundamentally which instrument is chosen. The implications for teaching and learning in post-16 learning are serious and should be of concern to learners, teachers and trainers, managers, researchers and inspectors.
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Environmental economics as a discipline is expanding rapidly. With this
expansion, an increasing vocabulary has been developed to explain various
techniques and ideas within the subject area. As a consequence, the need for a
dictionary to explain the terms used has arisen. The definitions provided in
this dictionary aim to give the reader access to some of the more technical
literature that has been produced, as well as a general overview of the main
techniques in the subject area of environmental and resource economics....
This handbook is intended to be a resource for people affected by landslides to acquire further knowledge, especially about the conditions that are unique to their neighborhoods and communities. Considerable literature and research are available concerning landslides, but unfortunately little of it is synthesized and integrated to address the geographically unique geologic and climatic conditions around the globe.
Driven by the necessity to incorporate the observed stylized features of asset
prices, continuous-time stochastic modeling has taken a predominant role
in the financial literature over the past two decades. Most of the proposed
models are particular cases of a stochastic volatility component driven by a
Wiener process superposed with a pure-jump component accounting for the
Our literature is rich enough in works on the principles of Political Economy. So far as the translator is informed, however, it possesses none in which the science is treated in accordance with the historical method. We may therefore venture to express the hope that this translation will fill a place hitherto unoccupied in the literatures of England and America, and fill it all the more efficiently and acceptably, as Professor ROSCHER is the founder and still the leader of the historical school of Political Economy....
Since the publication of G. P. Lilley’s reference work Information Sources in
Agriculture and Food Science in 1981, we have been witness to incredible
changes both in the area of agricultural research and in our ability to disseminate
the results of that research. Advances have been made in the areas of plant and
animal genetics, in animal and human nutrition and health, and in our understanding
of the effects of human and climatic actions on the land and its natural resources.