Spatial Disparities in Human Development: Perspectives from Asia
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BeschreibungThis book focuses on issues of poverty and inequality that are directly related to the Millennium Development Goals. It addresses a wide range of issues, including interlinkages between conflict and inequality, poverty mapping, and the causes and consequences of inequality. It applies the latest research techniques, such as regression-based decomposition, poverty decomposition, and computable general equilibrium models. The authors examine spatial disparities in areas including China, Russia, and Central Asian countries. Containing theoretical and empirical contributions by some of the most prominent economists in the area of inequality and development studies, this book will be of interests to economists, sociologists, and policymakers in Asia and elsewhere.
PortraitRavi Kanbur is the T. H. Lee Professor of World Affairs and professor of economics at Cornell University. Anthony J.Venables is chief economist in the UK Department for International Development and professor of international economics at the London School of Economics. Anthony J. Venables is chief economist in the UK Department for International Development and professor of international economics at the London School of Economics. Guanghua Wan is a senior research fellow and project director at UNU-WIDER, Finland.
Pressestimmen"The papers in this volume represent economists' great efforts to achieve a better understanding and measurement of rising regional disparities facing Asian economies. Its theoretical and methodological contents make this book of much value to both students of economics and to policymakers in developing Asia." --Zhang Jun, China Centre for Economic Studies, Fudan University, Shanghai, China "Kanbur, Venables and Wan make an important contribution by bringing together a collection of articles that discuss not only methodological issues in measuring regional disparities but also empirical evidence from small and large countries of Asia. Of interest are the varied explanations of what causes these inequalities that will no doubt be useful for policymakers and practitioners dealing with development issues." --Brinda Viswanathan, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, India
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: UNITED NATIONS UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2006
Seitenanzahl: 322 Seiten