African Economic Development
This new text offers a much needed overview of African economic development, surveying the historical and geographic context and the development experience since Independence, with a particular focus on the period since 2000.
Opening with an analysis of some of the main theories relating to development in Sub-Saharan Africa, the book explores all the key issues, including:
Key economic sectors;
Africa’s role in the world economy;
Sustainable development and environmental issues;
Political dimensions of economic development.
This clear and comprehensive text will be suitable for use on courses on African Economic Development, Development Economics, African Studies and Development Studies.
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Written by Emeritus Professor LIM Chong-Yah, Founding Chairman of the tripartite National Wages Council (NWC), this unique volume offers readers an insider’s view of the genesis and the evolution of the wage determination mechanism and system in Singapore under the aegis of the NWC. As a tripartite body dealing with wages, wage policies and wage-related matters and promoting Growth with Equity, the NWC played a critical role in transforming industrial relations in Singapore from the then confrontational approach to that of mutual understanding, esprit de corps and social co-partnership. Drawing from his 30-year experience as NWC Chairman (1972-2001), Singapore’s eminent Economics Professor shares with readers the important process and problems of seeking equitable wage increases through tripartite consensus based on a yearly national wage guideline system. The book also chronicles the role of the NWC in crisis management in 1974, 1985 and 1998, and in Economic Restructuring, 1979-1981. The structure and operation of this unique Singapore institution and the interesting problems of securing unanimity of support from the three tripartite partners are revealed in the book. Some important NWC personalities and their concerns and unique contributions are interestingly covered, anecdotally.
Readership: Undergraduates, postgraduates and general public who have a keen interest in labour economics and industrial relations.
Retaining the student-friendly approach of previous editions, Introduction to Econometrics, Fourth Edition, uses clear and simple mathematics notation and step-by step explanations of mathematical proofs to help students thoroughly grasp the subject. Extensive practical exercises throughout–including fifty exercises on the same dataset–build students’ confidence and provide them with hands-on practice in applying techniques.
NEW TO THE FOURTH EDITION:
* An expanded review section at the beginning of the book offers a more comprehensive guide to all of the statistical concepts needed to study econometrics
* Additional exercises provide students with even more opportunities to put theory into practice
* More Monte Carlo simulations help students use visualization to understand the math
* New final sections at the end of each chapter contain summaries and non-technical introductions to more advanced topics
An updated and expanded Companion Website contains resources for students and instructors:
* Data sets
* Gretl, a free econometrics software application
* PowerPoint-based slides with explanations
* A study guide
* Instructor manuals for the text and data sets that detail the exercises and their solutions
* PowerPoint-based slides
* A “Contact the Author” link
Macroeconomics: Principles and Practice Asia Pacific Edition with Student Resources Access for 12 Months 1st Edition
Macroeconomics, under the authorship of Bruce Littleboy. Littleboy adapts Taylor’s revised reflections on the global financial crisis and how businesses are recovering. Examples of current events from Australia and New Zealand help explain how discussions on the role of the government can affect the economy. Macroeconomics: Principles and Practice is concerned with concepts, intuition and understanding, which sets it apart from competitor texts. Short run approach is introduced first, but there is an early introduction of the long-run, with Taylor’s Spending Allocation Model appearing towards the end.
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