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Brazil in TransitionBeliefs, Leadership, and Institutional Change

Brazil in Transition: Beliefs, Leadership, and Institutional Change

Lee J. Alston, Marcus André Melo, Bernardo Mueller, and Carlos Pereira

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691162911
eISBN:
9781400880942
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162911.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Brazil is the world's sixth-largest economy, and for the first three-quarters of the twentieth century was one of the fastest-growing countries in the world. While the country underwent two decades ... More

From Neighborhoods to NationsThe Economics of Social Interactions

From Neighborhoods to Nations: The Economics of Social Interactions

Yannis M. Ioannides

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691126852
eISBN:
9781400845385
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691126852.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Just as we learn from, influence, and are influenced by others, our social interactions drive economic growth in cities, regions, and nations—determining where households live, how children learn, ... More

Pricing the Planet's FutureThe Economics of Discounting in an Uncertain World

Pricing the Planet's Future: The Economics of Discounting in an Uncertain World

Christian Gollier

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148762
eISBN:
9781400845408
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148762.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Our path of economic development has generated a growing list of environmental problems including the disposal of nuclear waste, exhaustion of natural resources, loss of biodiversity, climate change, ... More

Public Capital, Growth and WelfareAnalytical Foundations for Public Policy

Public Capital, Growth and Welfare: Analytical Foundations for Public Policy

Pierre-Richard Agénor

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155807
eISBN:
9781400845392
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155807.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In the past three decades, developing countries have made significant economic and social progress, from improved infant mortality rates to higher life expectancy. Yet, 1.3 billion people continue to ... More

Technology Differences over Space and Time

Technology Differences over Space and Time

Francesco Caselli

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691146027
eISBN:
9781400883608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146027.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book examines how countries use their productive resources—such as workers, skills, equipment and structures, and natural resources. It develops methods to assess the efficiency with which ... More

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