Financing Economic Development in the 21st Century

Author: Sammis B. White
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317470516
Format: PDF
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The fully revised new edition of this textbook presents a well-balanced set of economic development financing tools and techniques focused on our current times of economic austerity. While traditional public sector techniques are evaluated and refocused, this volume emphasizes the role of the private sector and the increasing need to bring together different techniques and sources to create a workable financial development package. The chapters address critical assessments of various methods as well as practical advice on how to implement these techniques. New chapters on entrepreneurship, the changing nature of the community banking system, and the increasing need for partnerships provides critical insights into the ever-evolving practice of economic development finance.

Financial Reforms Stabilization and Development in 21st Century Turkey

Author: Haluk Haksal
Publisher: Vernon Press
ISBN: 9781622732500
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"This book addresses the following problem: How a developing country needs to conduct the transition to a free market economy with particular focus on financial market reforms. Additionally, it provides a basis for explaining potential divergence from desired outcomes. We present and analyze the case of Turkey. We explore the roots of Turkey's traditionally unstable economic performance, which we have identified as being linked to weak institutions and politically-led economic management. The Turkish case shows that though internationally accredited development policies are useful guidelines for policymakers, they constitute only an initial phase of an effective transition to be completed through a domestic commitment to achieve a de-politicized and a development-oriented institutional framework. The book not only explores the complex relationship between economic instability and structural reforms in an emerging economy, but it also investigates why the international development policies proposed to developing countries have not always been successful. It is a story of how institutions developed in one part of the world become adopted and adapted in other parts of the world, each time with tensions and difficulties. It is an on-going story of global inter-cultural institutional migration of gradually sorting out best practices, adopting norms and standards in a gradual process of trial and error. This book tells the story and analyses the role that Turkey has played in this process from 1980 onwards (with some flashbacks to earlier times when appropriate) with special reference to the premature deregulation of its financial markets. It thus examines the financial reforms undertaken by Turkey as it moved towards EU membership, with particular focus on central bank monetary policies. A book length study examining the reforms Turkey undertook in the financial area during this period does not exist. We have used country risk scores published by independent rating agencies and other metrics in the post-institutional reform period, which we believe constitute acceptable measures of the degree to which institutional reform has been successful or not."

SouthSouth Trade and Finance in the Twenty First Century

Author: Omar Dahi
Publisher: Anthem Press
ISBN: 178308586X
Format: PDF, Docs
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The last two-three decades have seen a dramatic rise in South–South economic relations, yet no book exists that systematically examines these changes in the global economy. Most studies on South–South relations focus on regionalism, that is regional integration in South America, preferential trading agreements, or China–Africa relations. While studies/books on South–South trade existed in the 1970s and 1980s, the new round of South–South linkages has not been covered. In addition to filling this gap, this book also includes a historical, theoretical, and empirical examination that attempts to both place current South–South relations within their historical trajectory and examine in what ways current South–South relations differ from previous attempts (‘new-regionalism’), especially that most of the previous discussions took place under the Import Substitution Industrialization or relatively protectionist era. The book contains rigorous empirical analysis of trade and finance to uncover the developmental implications of South–South trade and finance. Finally, the book engages with the burgeoning “new-developmentalism” to discuss how South–South economic integration and the rise of the South as an economic power and as an actor in multinational institutions both benefits and harms the developmental opportunities for poor and middle income South countries.

Economic Development Finance

Author: Karl F Seidman
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506315933
Format: PDF, Docs
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Economic Development Finance is a comprehensive and in-depth presentation of private, public, and community financial institutions, policies and methods for financing local and regional economic development projects. The treatment of policies and program models emphasizes their applications and impact, key design and management issues, and best practices. A separate section addresses critical management issues for development finance programs: program and product design, the lending and investment process, and capital management. Case studies are included throughout the book to help readers develop their skills and apply policies and tools to real practice issues. A glossary of finance terms is also included.

Local Economic Development in the 21st Century Quality of Life and Sustainability

Author: Daphne T Greenwood
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131746592X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Provides a comprehensive look at local economic development and public policy, placing special emphasis on quality of life and sustainability. It draws extensively on case studies, and includes both mainstream and alternative perspectives in dealing with economic growth and development issues. The contributions of economic theories and empirical research to the policy debates, and the relationship of both to quality of life and sustainability are explored and clarified.

Fundamentals of Economic Development Finance

Author: Susan L. Giles
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761919124
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book guides the reader through the steps of securing the funds necessary to meet community needs for cost effective services and facilities. It examines the fundamentals of financing local economic development from the perspectives of both the private and public sector. It shows how to link public community funding and private marketplace funding and describes how private development can incorporate community programs as an asset to a development project or programs. The book includes numerous examples, eight real-world cases, a glossary of terms, and a model local economical development business plan.

Economic Growth in the 21st Century

Author: Tara Abrahams
Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781633216235
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Although the U.S. economic recovery seems to be on solid footing nearly five years after the official end of the Great Recession, this recovery remains slow compared with past recoveries. This book begins with a discussion on the possibility of restoring economic growth in the United States without a housing boom. It then continues to discuss the stimulating GDP growth and employment in the Euro area; Brazil after the neoliberal period; economic growth in China; cognitive human capital and economic growth; the strategic growth approach as a relevant economic growth modelling for the 21st century; economic growth, integration and research development in the European Union; and the inclusive growth impacts of fiscal policies in Asia.

Growth Triumphant

Author: Richard A. Easterlin
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472023551
Format: PDF, ePub
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Taking a longer view than most literature on economic development, Richard A. Easterlin stresses the enormous contrast between the collective experience of the last half century in both developed and developing countries and what has gone before. An economic historian and demographer, the author writes in the tradition of the "new economic history," drawing on economic theory and quantitative evidence to interpret the historical experience of economic theory and population growth. He reaches beyond the usual disciplinary limits to draw, as appropriate, on sociology, political science, psychology, anthropology, and the history of science. The book will be of interest not only to social scientists but to all readers concerned with where we have been and where we are going. ". . . Easterlin is both an economic historian and a demographer, and it is the combination of these two disciplines and the fine balance between theory and experience that make this well-written, refreshingly optimistic book excellent reading." --Population and Development Review "In this masterful synthesis, Richard Easterlin draws on the disciplines of economic history, demography, sociology, political science, psychology, and the history of science to present an integrated explation of the origins of modern economic growth and of the mortality revolution. . . . His book should be easily accessible to non-specialists and will give them a sense of why economic history can inform our understanding of the future." --Dora L. Costa, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, EH.Net and H-Net "Growth Triumphant is, simply, a fascinating book. Easterlin has woven together a history of economic growth, economic development, human mortality and morbidity, the connections each has with the others, and the implications of this nexus of forces on the future. . . . This book deserves a wide audience." --Choice "In what must surely be the most fair-minded, well-balanced, and scrupulously reasoned and researched book on the sensational subjects implied in its title--the Industrial Revolution, the mortality and fertility revolutions, and the prospects for future happiness for the human race--Professor Easterlin has set in place the capstone of his research career." --Journal of Economic History Richard A. Easterlin is Professor of Economics, University of Southern California.

African Finance in the 21st Century

Author: Marc Quintyn
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: PDF, ePub
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With contributions by experts from official agencies in Africa, international financial institutions, the private sector, and academia, this book focuses on financial sector development in Sub-Saharan Africa and how institutions can play a more active role in economic development.