Financing Economic Development in the 21st Century

Author: Sammis B. White
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317470516
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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.

African Finance in the 21st Century

Author: Marc Quintyn
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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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.

Financial Reforms Stabilization and Development in 21st Century Turkey

Author: Haluk Haksal
Publisher: Vernon Press
ISBN: 9781622732500
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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."

Industrial Development for the 21st Century

Author: United Nations. Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9789211045642
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In 2005 the United Nations Member States reiterated that sustainable development was a key element of the overarching framework for United Nations activities.This book highlights key challenges for developing countries and how effectively and with what sort of policies different countries have responded to them. The volume examines industrial development as central to the process of structural transformation which characterizes economic development. It points to new challenges and opportunities facing today's industrialisers as a result of globalization, technological change and new international trade rules. It also discusses social and environmental aspects of industrial development.

Financial Intermediation in the 21st Century

Author: Z. Mikdashi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 023029412X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The increasing interdependence of the world economy has huge implications for global finance in the twenty-first century. This volume brings together leading scholars and practitioners to offer in-depth analyses of the new direction open to the financial services industry. They explore the challenges and opportunities of the new finance era, future development in financial markets, with particular emphasis on the role of new technologies and the industry's view of strengthening financial intermediation. The book concludes with an assessment of key managerial and regulatory issues.

Das Kapital im 21 Jahrhundert

Author: Thomas Piketty
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406671322
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Wie entstehen die Akkumulation und die Distribution von Kapital? Welche Dynamiken sind dafür maßgeblich? Fragen der langfristigen Evolution von Ungleichheit, der Konzentration von Wohlstand in wenigen Händen und nach den Chancen für ökonomisches Wachstum bilden den Kern der Politischen Ökonomie. Aber befriedigende Antworten darauf gab es bislang kaum, weil aussagekräftige Daten und eine überzeugende Theorie fehlten. In Das Kapital im 21. Jahrhundert analysiert Thomas Piketty ein beeindruckendes Datenmaterial aus 20 Ländern, zurückgehend bis ins 18. Jahrhundert, um auf dieser Basis die entscheidenden ökonomischen und sozialen Abläufe freizulegen. Seine Ergebnisse stellen die Debatte auf eine neue Grundlage und definieren zugleich die Agenda für das künftige Nachdenken über Wohlstand und Ungleichheit. Piketty zeigt uns, dass das ökonomische Wachstum in der Moderne und die Verbreitung des Wissens es uns ermöglicht haben, den Ungleichheiten in jenem apokalyptischen Ausmaß zu entgehen, das Karl Marx prophezeit hatte. Aber wir haben die Strukturen von Kapital und Ungleichheit andererseits nicht so tiefgreifend modifiziert, wie es in den prosperierenden Jahrzehnten nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg den Anschein hatte. Der wichtigste Treiber der Ungleichheit – nämlich die Tendenz von Kapitalgewinnen, die Wachstumsrate zu übertreffen – droht heute extreme Ungleichheiten hervorzubringen, die am Ende auch den sozialen Frieden gefährden und unsere demokratischen Werte in Frage stellen. Doch ökonomische Trends sind keine Gottesurteile. Politisches Handeln hat gefährliche Ungleichheiten in der Vergangenheit korrigiert, so Piketty, und kann das auch wieder tun.

Transportation Finance for the 21st Century

Publisher: Transportation Research Board
ISBN: 9780309062145
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The conference was organized as a national forum to provide information on new approaches to financing all modes of transportation, to share success stories, and to stimulate discussion on the merits and drawbacks of new techniques, which are known collectively as innovative finance. Innovative finance in transportation is a diversified set of public- and private-sector actions that move beyond the traditional federal-aid and state-aid funding processes. Nearly 500 federal, state, and local government officials and private-sector representatives attended the conference. Conference participants grappled with the growing inadequacy of traditional funding sources and how to find new means to finance the continued maintenance and improvement of the nation's transportation infrastructure.