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Table of Contents includes: Exchange; Village-Level Exchange; Social Stratification and Exchange in West African Conditions; Markets as Systems; The Post-Harvest System in Indonesia; Researching the Market System in Bangladesh; Methods for Tracing Rapid Market Change: Urban Grain Supply Networks in Tanzania; Price Performance and Market Efficiency; Unstandardised Measures and the Analysis of Price Efficiency; The Use of Hedonic Price Analysis in Agricultural Research: Market Prices and the Quality Characteristics of Beans in Colombia; Large Data Bases: The Nineteenth-Century English Corn Returns; The Analysis of Integration: New Methodologies for Domestic Commodity Markets; Testing Market Integration; Markets and Institutions; Power in Peasant Markets; Gender, Markets and Fieldwork in Developing Countries; The Relevance of Religion and Culture to Commercial Accumulation; Studying State Interventions in Food Markets; Best and Worst Practice, Surprises and Lessons

Policies that influence the prices of farm input and output, modify agricultural institutions, and promote new technologies are examined as methods used by governments to alter the environment of agricultural production.

Rigorous and accessible analysis of aid's macro impact.   This book provides an analytical framework for the analysis of aid's macroeconomic impact, which is then applied to case studies of Guinea-Bissua, Nicaragua, Tanzania and Zambia. Aid is shown to have had positive effects, though there have been severe problems of absorptive capacity.

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Presents eight studies on world-wide climate fluctuations, the result of a project funded by the US Environmental Protection Agency focusing on climate change in developing countries and its impact on agriculture, water resources, coastal resources, forests, and human health. Includes an
integrated case study on Egypt, and color graphs and maps. Of interest to climate change researchers and policymakers. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
This book is the result of the first comprehensive study of world wide climate not primarily based on pre-existing literature reviews. Focusing on developing countries, it uses common climate change scenarios to examine effects on agriculture, water resources, coastal resources, forests and human health.

Assisting Development in a Changing World: The Harvard Institute for International Development, 1980-1995
Paperback (1997)
Assisting Development in a Changing World:
The Harvard Institute for International Development, 1980-1995

by Dwight Perkins, Richard Pagett, Michael Roemer, Joseph Stern
Hardcover (1998)
Assisting Development in a Changing World: The Harvard Institute for International Development, 1980-1995
Hardcover (1998)

For over forty years the Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID) has worked with countries in the developing world on the complex issues of economic and social sector reform. This volume describes the experience of the Institute in the challenging development assistance world of the 1980s and early 1990s, when HIID's largest projects involved work with countries attempting to move away from high levels of government intervention to more market-friendly systems.

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The 12 contributions to this volume provide strategies for arresting the relentless destruction of sustainable livelihoods particularly afflicting indigenous and tribal people, emphasizing the feasibility of preventing environmental degradation while creating extra jobs, a crucial requirement for future sustainability. The volume includes discussion of conceptual approaches, seven empirical studies, and a concluding policy synthesis.  Most of the contributors are environmental economists.

 The authors show how economics can, and should, contribute to the formulation of environmental policy and explain the tools that allow environmental economists to make that contribution. DLC: Environmental economics.

The Earth's human population is expected to pass eight billion by the year 2025, while rapid growth in the global economy will spur ever increasing demands for natural resources. The world will consequently face growing scarcities of such vital renewable resources as cropland, fresh water, and forests. Thomas Homer-Dixon argues in this sobering book that these environmental scarcities will have profound social consequences - contributing to insurrections, ethnic clashes, urban unrest.

Why Armed Forces are Increasingly Irrelevant to Security In this eighth book in the Worldwatch Institute's Environmental Alert series, Michael Renner describes the new reality of post-Cold War security -- a reality that seems still to elude global leaders.  In the aftermath of the Cold War, it has become clear to citizens everywhere that it is not the march of armies that is the clearest threat to peace and stability but rather the disaster of pervasive resource loss, refugees who are forced across borders, and social instability that makes war.

Table of Contents includes: Case studies of Chiapas, Mexico; Gaza; South Africa; Pakistan; Rwanda; and Key Findings