It is not always evident why economic growth takes root in one area over another.
Even within a single region, some communities may outpace their neighbors in
securing the economic growth that leads to an enhanced quality of life. Although
some commonalities in these situations may be identifiable, many communities
possess similar assets and implement apparently similar economic development
plans, yet have experiences that are vastly different—perhaps even diametrically
Government intervenes in a myriad of ways at the local level, and rarely are these interventions coordinated effectively. In the context of the economic recovery and public budget cuts, policy silos and fragmented short-term policy interventions have become luxuries that our economies can no longer afford
Traditional Supply Chain Management (SCM) aims at movement of goods and services from one end of
this chain to the other through different stages so as to improve the efficiency, productivity and profitability
of the entire process. As SCM spans across the economic functions of the entire value chain of
a product or service, it is vital for a company to join in, form, or coordinate its business related supply
chains, forming various kinds of business relationships.
The World Bank Institute was established by the World Bank in 1955 to train officials con-cerned with development planning, policymaking, investment analysis, and project imple-mentation in member developing countries. At present the substance of WBI’s work empha-sizes macroeconomic and sectoral policy analysis.
THE ROLE OF IMPORT SUBSITITUTION AND EXPORT ORIENTATION STRATEGIES ON THAILAND'ECONOMIC GROWTH This result calls the incentive effects of Tiebout choice into question, as it indicates
that administrators of effective schools are no more likely to be rewarded with high demand
for local housing in high-choice than in low-choice markets. To explore this further, I
estimate models for the effect of Tiebout choice on mean scores across metropolitan areas.
Consistent with the earlier results, I find no evidence that high-choice markets produce
higher average SAT scores.
The acceleration of globalization and the growth of emerging economies present signifi
cant opportunities for business expansion. One of the quickest ways to achieve
effective international expansion is by leveraging the web, which allows for the technological
connectivity of global markets and opportunities to compete on a global basis.
To systematically engage and thrive in this networked global economy, professionals
and students need a new skill set – one that can help them develop, manage, assess, and
optimize efforts to successfully launch websites for tapping global markets.
During the past two decades, two prominent influences—globalization
and the information revolution—have brought about profound
changes in the division of powers within nations as well as beyond
nation-states. As a result, the world has gradually but steadily moved
from closed-economy centralized governance to open-economy
globalized and localized governance—sometimes called “glocalized”
governance. International security concerns in recent years
have somewhat dampened this change process.
This study looks at whether Vietnam could adopt the Payment for Environmental Services (PES) approach as part of its national conservation strategy. Using a pilot study in the country’s uplands, it investigates how such a scheme might run and assesses its impact on the environment and on the local people’s livelihoods. Through a review of current Vietnamese conservation practice, it assesses the barriers to the adoption of such schemes and the factors that might encourage their implementation....
The study of economics should begin with a sense of wonder. Pause for a moment and consider a typical day in your life. It might start with a bagel made in a local bakery with flour produced in Minnesota from wheat grown in Kansas and bacon from pigs raised in Ohio packaged in plastic made in New Jersey. You spill coffee from Colombia on your shirt made in Texas from textiles shipped from South Carolina.
The objective of this chapter is to discuss recent developments in the literature that studies
how the dynamics of earnings and wages affect consumption choices over the life cycle.
Labor economists and macroeconomists are the main contributors to this area of research.
A theme of interest for both labor economics and macroeconomics is to understand how
much risk households face, to what extent risk affects basic household choices such as
consumption, labor supply and human capital investments, and what types of risks matter
in explaining behavior.
This report presents the information capacity of Vietnam or organizations who perform CARD 002/05 VIE project. In the best effort of the authors have tried to show the results of short and full rated capacity of the stakeholders of the project even though the information collected. The parties are evaluated in this report consists of 3 groups namely: i) the individual or organization at the national level, ii) the individual or organization at the provincial level, and iii) the individual or organization at the local level....
Second, the sample period in this study covers a full business cycle, thereby
providing a better indication of the relative variability of lending activities experienced by
commercial banks over this period. Brewer, Minton, and Moser (2000) document a universal
downward trend of C&I lending over a sample period of 1985 to 1992, a period during which
the economy experienced a significant cyclical downturn.
An environmental assessment initial quality and identify potential impacts to cultural goal of help desk staff and planners to assess the impact of projects related to environmental impact. The assessment will provide a survey of environmental impacts likely to ensure that if an aquaculture project is successfully implemented. Initial evaluation is also key to see what a positive impact and / or negative after project implementation. Typically, an assessment will be based on easily accessible information, previous studies, the local population, etc....
In this paper, we explore the economic effect of the ECE industry in California. We first provide an
overview of the industry in California, describing characteristics of the workforce, costs for parents,
and the availability of public dollars to assist low-income families needing child care.
We said that you should be ready to work. Here it is where you should be ready to work.
Homework assignments (also known as problem sets) are designed to test your endurance and
ability to work under pressure. And you’ll be under a lot of continuous pressure! It is not
uncommon to see 30-40 page problem sets, which you’ll be delivering every week or two, for
every one of your economics courses. Sounds rough? It is.
One thing is true (at least from our experience). Unless you are a brilliant / top-of-the-
class / remarkably well prepared student, it is...
Transportation demand refers to the amount and type of travel people choose given
specific prices and service options. Current trends are changing travel demands in ways
that increase the value of alternative modes (walking, cycling, ridesharing, public transit,
and telecommunications) and more accessible, multi-modal communities.
This publication sheds light on the issue of decentralisation in Mexico. It shows that decentralisation can make decision-making more efficient and increase local participation in development issues. Decentralisation can provide a better framework to improve local infrastructure and to channel the necessary finance from public and private sources. The modernisation of infrastructure systems in Mexico's cities and regions would improve the quality of life and stimulate economic development, thus fostering entrepreneurship and employment.
Hungary had 175 hospitals in 2009 with an average capacity of 470 beds and
a range of 10 to 2166 beds. Although geographic inequalities at the regional
level have generally decreased over the past 20 years, the fit between hospital
capacity and the health care needs of the population remains less than ideal.
Hospital infrastructure has suffered from a lack of public investment in the
refurbishment of buildings and equipment. In general, health care investments
have been poorly coordinated and guided by local economic interests rather
than by the health needs of the population.