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Empirical development economics, Måns Söderbom ... [and others]

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Empirical development economics
Title
Empirical development economics
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Måns Söderbom ... [and others]
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Language
eng
Summary
"Understanding why so many people across the world are so poor is one of the central intellectual challenges of our time. What explains a pattern of extreme destitution for billions combined with plutocratic levels of income for a tiny minority? This book offers a novel approach to addressing those issues, not by providing answers, but seeking to provide the tools and data that will enable the student, the researcher and the professional working in this area to investigate the questions for themselves. Empirical Development Economics has been designed as a hands-on teaching tool to investigate the causes of poverty. The book begins by introducing the basics of the quantitative approach to development economics. All the topics are presented through data that addresses some important policy issue. In Part 1 the focus is on the basics of understanding why incomes differ so much. What is the role of education, technology and institutions in ensuring that where you are born is so important in determining whether you are poor? In Part 2 the focus is on techniques that allow us to address questions which include how firms invest, how households decide how much to spend on education of their children, whether microfinance does help the poor, whether food aid works, who gets private schooling and whether property rights enhance investment.A distinctive feature of the book is its presentation of a range of approaches to studying development questions. Development economics has undergone a major change in focus over the last decade with the rise of experimental methods to address development issues. One of our objectives has been to show how such methods relate to more traditional ones."--
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Söderbom, Måns
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1981-
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  • Teal, Francis
  • Eberhardt, Markus
  • Quinn, Simon
  • Zeitlin, Andrew
Series statement
Routledge advanced texts in economics and finance
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  • Development economics
  • Poverty
  • Income distribution
  • Econometrics
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Empirical development economics, Måns Söderbom ... [and others]
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 423-430) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17604199
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 433 pages
Isbn
9780415810487
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • 12305640
  • (DLC) 2014012241
  • (OCoLC)858126588
Label
Empirical development economics, Måns Söderbom ... [and others]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 423-430) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17604199
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 433 pages
Isbn
9780415810487
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • 12305640
  • (DLC) 2014012241
  • (OCoLC)858126588

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