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The Republic of Beliefs - A New Approach to Law and Economics (Hardcover): Kaushik Basu The Republic of Beliefs - A New Approach to Law and Economics (Hardcover)
Kaushik Basu
R680 R485 Discovery Miles 4 850 Save R195 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A leading economist offers a radically new approach to the economic analysis of the law In The Republic of Beliefs, Kaushik Basu, one of the world's leading economists, argues that the traditional economic analysis of the law has significant flaws and has failed to answer certain critical questions satisfactorily. Why are good laws drafted but never implemented? When laws are unenforced, is it a failure of the law or the enforcers? And, most important, considering that laws are simply words on paper, why are they effective? Basu offers a provocative alternative to how the relationship between economics and real-world law enforcement should be understood. Basu summarizes standard, neoclassical law and economics before looking at the weaknesses underlying the discipline. Bringing modern game theory to bear, he develops a "focal point" approach, modeling not just the self-interested actions of the citizens who must follow laws but also the functionaries of the state--the politicians, judges, and bureaucrats--enforcing them. He demonstrates the connections between social norms and the law and shows how well-conceived ideas can change and benefit human behavior. For example, bribe givers and takers will collude when they are treated equally under the law. And in food support programs, vouchers should be given directly to the poor to prevent shop owners from selling subsidized rations on the open market. Basu provides a new paradigm for the ways that law and economics interact--a framework applicable to both less-developed countries and the developed world. Highlighting the limits and capacities of law and economics, The Republic of Beliefs proposes a fresh way of thinking that will enable more effective laws and a fairer society.

An Economist in the Real World - The Art of Policymaking in India (Paperback): Kaushik Basu An Economist in the Real World - The Art of Policymaking in India (Paperback)
Kaushik Basu
R459 R361 Discovery Miles 3 610 Save R98 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An economist's perspective on the nuts and bolts of economic policymaking, based on his experience as the Chief Economic Adviser in India. In December 2009, the economist Kaushik Basu left the rarefied world of academic research for the nuts and bolts of policymaking. Appointed by the then Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh, to be chief economic adviser (CEA) to the Government of India, Basu-a theorist, with special interest in development economics, and a professor of economics at Cornell University-discovered the complexity of applying economic models to the real world. Effective policymaking, Basu learned, integrates technical knowledge with political awareness. In this book, Basu describes the art of economic policymaking, viewed through the lens of his two and a half years as CEA. Basu writes from a unique perspective-neither that of the career bureaucrat nor that of the traditional researcher. Plunged into the deal-making, non-hypothetical world of policymaking, Basu suffers from a kind of culture shock and views himself at first as an anthropologist or scientist, gathering observations of unfamiliar phenomena. He addresses topics that range from the macroeconomic-fiscal and monetary policies-to the granular-designing grain auctions and policies to assure everyone has access to basic food. Basu writes about globalization and India's period of unprecedented growth, and he reports that at a dinner hosted by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, President Obama joked to him, "You should give this guy some tips"-"this guy" being Timothy Geithner. Basu describes the mixed success of India's anti-poverty programs and the problems of corruption, and considers the social norms and institutions necessary for economic development. India is, Basu argues, at an economics crossroad. As CEA from 2009 to 2012, he was present at the creation of a potential economic powerhouse.

An Economist in the Real World - The Art of Policymaking in India (Hardcover): Kaushik Basu An Economist in the Real World - The Art of Policymaking in India (Hardcover)
Kaushik Basu
R358 R290 Discovery Miles 2 900 Save R68 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An economist's perspective on the nuts and bolts of economic policymaking, based on his experience as the Chief Economic Adviser in India. In December 2009, the economist Kaushik Basu left the rarefied world of academic research for the nuts and bolts of policymaking. Appointed by the then Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh, to be chief economic adviser (CEA) to the Government of India, Basu-a theorist, with special interest in development economics, and a professor of economics at Cornell University-discovered the complexity of applying economic models to the real world. Effective policymaking, Basu learned, integrates technical knowledge with political awareness. In this book, Basu describes the art of economic policymaking, viewed through the lens of his two and a half years as CEA. Basu writes from a unique perspective-neither that of the career bureaucrat nor that of the traditional researcher. Plunged into the deal-making, non-hypothetical world of policymaking, Basu suffers from a kind of culture shock and views himself at first as an anthropologist or scientist, gathering observations of unfamiliar phenomena. He addresses topics that range from the macroeconomic-fiscal and monetary policies-to the granular-designing grain auctions and policies to assure everyone has access to basic food. Basu writes about globalization and India's period of unprecedented growth, and he reports that at a dinner hosted by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, President Obama joked to him, "You should give this guy some tips"-"this guy" being Timothy Geithner. Basu describes the mixed success of India's anti-poverty programs and the problems of corruption, and considers the social norms and institutions necessary for economic development. India is, Basu argues, at an economics crossroad. As CEA from 2009 to 2012, he was present at the creation of a potential economic powerhouse.

Beyond the Invisible Hand - Groundwork for a New Economics (Hardcover): Kaushik Basu Beyond the Invisible Hand - Groundwork for a New Economics (Hardcover)
Kaushik Basu
R820 R623 Discovery Miles 6 230 Save R197 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

One of the central tenets of mainstream economics is Adam Smith's proposition that, given certain conditions, self-interested behavior by individuals leads them to the social good, almost as if orchestrated by an invisible hand. This deep insight has, over the past two centuries, been taken out of context, contorted, and used as the cornerstone of free-market orthodoxy. In "Beyond the Invisible Hand," Kaushik Basu argues that mainstream economics and its conservative popularizers have misrepresented Smith's insight and hampered our understanding of how economies function, why some economies fail and some succeed, and what the nature and role of state intervention might be. Comparing this view of the invisible hand with the vision described by Kafka--in which individuals pursuing their atomistic interests, devoid of moral compunction, end up creating a world that is mean and miserable--Basu argues for collective action and the need to shift our focus from the efficient society to one that is also fair.

Using analytic tools from mainstream economics, the book challenges some of the precepts and propositions of mainstream economics. It maintains that, by ignoring the role of culture and custom, traditional economics promotes the view that the current system is the only viable one, thereby serving the interests of those who do well by this system. "Beyond the Invisible Hand" challenges readers to fundamentally rethink the assumptions underlying modern economic thought and proves that a more equitable society is both possible and sustainable, and hence worth striving for.

By scrutinizing Adam Smith's theory, this impassioned critique of contemporary mainstream economics debunks traditional beliefs regarding best economic practices, self-interest, and the social good.

Inequality and Growth: Patterns and Policy - Volume II: Regions and Regularities (Paperback, 1st ed. 2016): Kaushik Basu,... Inequality and Growth: Patterns and Policy - Volume II: Regions and Regularities (Paperback, 1st ed. 2016)
Kaushik Basu, Josephe Stiglitz
R1,168 Discovery Miles 11 680 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

It was part of common wisdom that in the early stages of development inequality would rise, but it would, eventually, decline. As time passed and growth persisted, inequality has, however, continued to grow, casting doubt on the received wisdom.

Beyond the Invisible Hand - Groundwork for a New Economics (Paperback): Kaushik Basu Beyond the Invisible Hand - Groundwork for a New Economics (Paperback)
Kaushik Basu
R463 R366 Discovery Miles 3 660 Save R97 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

One of the central tenets of mainstream economics is Adam Smith's proposition that, given certain conditions, self-interested behavior by individuals leads them to the social good, almost as if orchestrated by an invisible hand. This deep insight has, over the past two centuries, been taken out of context, contorted, and used as the cornerstone of free-market orthodoxy. In Beyond the Invisible Hand, Kaushik Basu argues that mainstream economics and its conservative popularizers have misrepresented Smith's insight and hampered our understanding of how economies function, why some economies fail and some succeed, and what the nature and role of state intervention might be. Comparing this view of the invisible hand with the vision described by Kafka--in which individuals pursuing their atomistic interests, devoid of moral compunction, end up creating a world that is mean and miserable--Basu argues for collective action and the need to shift our focus from the efficient society to one that is also fair. Using analytic tools from mainstream economics, the book challenges some of the precepts and propositions of mainstream economics. It maintains that, by ignoring the role of culture and custom, traditional economics promotes the view that the current system is the only viable one, thereby serving the interests of those who do well by this system. Beyond the Invisible Hand challenges readers to fundamentally rethink the assumptions underlying modern economic thought and proves that a more equitable society is both possible and sustainable, and hence worth striving for. By scrutinizing Adam Smith's theory, this impassioned critique of contemporary mainstream economics debunks traditional beliefs regarding best economic practices, self-interest, and the social good.

Institutions, Governance and the Control of Corruption (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Kaushik Basu, Tito Cordella Institutions, Governance and the Control of Corruption (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Kaushik Basu, Tito Cordella
R2,346 Discovery Miles 23 460 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book considers how emerging economies around the world face the challenge of building good institutions and effective governance, since so much of economic development depends on having these in place. The promotion of shared prosperity and the battle against poverty require interventions to reach out to the poor and the disadvantaged. Yet time and again we have seen such effort foild or diminished by corruption and leakage. The creation of good governance and institutions and structures to combat corruption require determination and passion but also intricate design rooted in data, analysis, and research. In this book, leading researchers from around the world bring to the table some of the best available ideas to help create better governance structures, design laws for corruption control, and nurture good institutions.

Institutions, Governance and the Control of Corruption (Paperback, 1st ed. 2018): Kaushik Basu, Tito Cordella Institutions, Governance and the Control of Corruption (Paperback, 1st ed. 2018)
Kaushik Basu, Tito Cordella
R688 R623 Discovery Miles 6 230 Save R65 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book considers how emerging economies around the world face the challenge of building good institutions and effective governance, since so much of economic development depends on having these in place. The promotion of shared prosperity and the battle against poverty require interventions to reach out to the poor and the disadvantaged. Yet time and again we have seen such effort foild or diminished by corruption and leakage. The creation of good governance and institutions and structures to combat corruption require determination and passion but also intricate design rooted in data, analysis, and research. In this book, leading researchers from around the world bring to the table some of the best available ideas to help create better governance structures, design laws for corruption control, and nurture good institutions.

Readings in Political Economy (Hardcover): Kaushik Basu Readings in Political Economy (Hardcover)
Kaushik Basu
R2,576 R1,960 Discovery Miles 19 600 Save R616 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

"Readings in Political Economy" contains some of the most valuable contributions to this rapidly growing field. Ranging from authoritative seminal pieces to striking contemporary papers, the readings in this volume explore the complex intersections between politics and economics from the perspectives of both disciplines.

Presenting both the historical roots and recent developments of political economy within a choice-theoretic framework, "Readings in Political Economy "includes analyses of institutions, conceptions of the state, agency, and the political process. Basu's comprehensive introduction connects and synthesizes these diverse pieces, while also discussing other recent advances in the field. Ideal for both undergraduate and graduate students in economics and politics, this reader will also prove invaluable for political economy courses.

International Labor Standards - History, Theory, and Policy Options (Paperback): Kaushik Basu, Henrik Horn, Lisa Roman, Judith... International Labor Standards - History, Theory, and Policy Options (Paperback)
Kaushik Basu, Henrik Horn, Lisa Roman, Judith Shapiro
R1,124 R871 Discovery Miles 8 710 Save R253 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

This book addresses the controversial call for international labor standards, seeking to productively further this debate by considering the economic implications and history of these standards. A result of an initiative by Professor Kaushik Basu in his capacity as member of the Expert Group of Development Issues (EGDI) sponsored by the Swedish Foreign Ministry, the contributions are based on discussions at a seminar held in Stockholm in August 2001. They focus on four central questions:
How did the labor standards movement evolve in the past, and what can we learn from its history?
What do contemporary economic theories tell us about the possible impact of international labor standards?
What solid empirical evidence do economists have about the incidence, causes and effects of child labor?
What kind of global institutions do we have or need in order to enforce any agreement on labor standards, and what role should the ILO and WTO play?


Compiling the best research in the field, this book provides a solid basis for policy decisions, while also serving as a challenging text for students in trade, development, and labor economics.

Inequality and Growth: Patterns and Policy - Volume I: Concepts and Analysis (Paperback, 1st ed. 2016): Kaushik Basu, Josephe... Inequality and Growth: Patterns and Policy - Volume I: Concepts and Analysis (Paperback, 1st ed. 2016)
Kaushik Basu, Josephe Stiglitz
R1,352 R1,173 Discovery Miles 11 730 Save R179 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

It was a part of the wisdom of mainstream economics that in the early stages of development inequality would rise but as growth persisted, it would, eventually, decline. Early evidence seemed to suggest that this pattern would be borne out. But, as time passed and growth persisted, inequality continued to grow, casting doubt on the received wisdom. The aim of this two-volume book is to analyze the current state of global and regional inequality, dissect the phenomenal increase in inequality that we have seen occur in recent times, and better understand the complex relationship between inequality and development. The political instability and conflict that we see around the world, arguably, has connection to economic deprivation of large segments of society and the perception of marginalization. This two-volume work acquires a special significance in the light of these developments.

Analytical Development Economics - The Less Developed Economy Revisited (Paperback, New edition): Kaushik Basu Analytical Development Economics - The Less Developed Economy Revisited (Paperback, New edition)
Kaushik Basu
R840 R643 Discovery Miles 6 430 Save R197 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Virtually all industrialized nations have annual per capita incomes greater than $15,000; meanwhile, over three billion people, more than half the worlds population, live in countries with per capita incomes of less than $700. Development economics studies the economies of such countries and the problems they face, including poverty, chronic underemployment, low wages, rampant inflation, and oppressive international debt. In the past two decades, the international debt crisis, the rise of endogenous growth theory, and the tremendous success of some Asian economies have generated renewed interest in development economics, and the field has grown and changed dramatically.Although Analytical Development Economics deals with theoretical development economics, it is closely grounded in reality. The author draws on a wide range of evidence, including some gathered by himself in the village of Nawadih in the state of Bihar, India, where--in huts and fields, and in front of the village tea stall--he talked with landlords, tenants, moneylenders, and landless laborers. The author presents theoretical results in such a way that those doing empirical work can go out and test the theories.The book is a revision of Basu's The Less Developed Economy: A Critique of Contemporary Theory (Blackwell, 1984). The new edition, which has several new chapters and sections, incorporates recent theoretical advances in its comprehensive, up-to-date treatment of the subject. It is intended primarily as a textbook for a one-semester graduate course, but will also be of interest to researchers in economic development and to policymakers.

Readings in Political Economy (Paperback): Kaushik Basu Readings in Political Economy (Paperback)
Kaushik Basu
R1,132 R879 Discovery Miles 8 790 Save R253 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

"Readings in Political Economy" contains some of the most valuable contributions to this rapidly growing field. Ranging from authoritative seminal pieces to striking contemporary papers, the readings in this volume explore the complex intersections between politics and economics from the perspectives of both disciplines.

Presenting both the historical roots and recent developments of political economy within a choice-theoretic framework, "Readings in Political Economy "includes analyses of institutions, conceptions of the state, agency, and the political process. Basu's comprehensive introduction connects and synthesizes these diverse pieces, while also discussing other recent advances in the field. Ideal for both undergraduate and graduate students in economics and politics, this reader will also prove invaluable for political economy courses.

Interdisciplinary approaches to literacy and development (Hardcover, New): Kaushik Basu, Bryan Maddox, Anna Robinson-Pant Interdisciplinary approaches to literacy and development (Hardcover, New)
Kaushik Basu, Bryan Maddox, Anna Robinson-Pant
R2,332 Discovery Miles 23 320 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The links between literacy and development have been the focus of research conducted by both economists and anthropologists. Yet researchers from these different disciplines have tended to work in isolation from each other. This book aims to create a space for new interdisciplinary debate in this area, through bringing together contributions on literacy and development from the fields of education, literacy studies, anthropology and economics. The book extends our theoretical understanding on the ways in which people s acquisition and uses of literacy influence changes in agency, identity, social practice and labour market and other outcomes. The chapters discuss data from diverse cultural contexts (South Africa, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Peru, and Mexico), and from contrasting research paradigms. The contributors examine the significance of culture and socio-economic contexts in shaping such processes. As such, they contribute to our understanding of the role of literacy in processes of poverty reduction, and its importance to people s capabilities and wellbeing. The themes covered include: the dynamics of literacy use in the production of agency, the enactment, negotiation and embodiment of new social identities - including gendered and religious identities; the impacts of literate identities and use on institutional relations and social participation; the dynamics of literacy sharing and their externalities within and beyond households; formal analysis of the impacts of proximate illiteracy on labour market and health outcomes across men and women and social contexts.

This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Development Studies.

International Labor Standards - History, Theory, and Policy Options (Hardcover): Kaushik Basu, Henrik Horn, Lisa Roman, Judith... International Labor Standards - History, Theory, and Policy Options (Hardcover)
Kaushik Basu, Henrik Horn, Lisa Roman, Judith Shapiro
R2,482 R1,888 Discovery Miles 18 880 Save R594 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

This book addresses the controversial call for international labor standards, seeking to productively further this debate by considering the economic implications and history of these standards. A result of an initiative by Professor Kaushik Basu in his capacity as member of the Expert Group of Development Issues (EGDI) sponsored by the Swedish Foreign Ministry, the contributions are based on discussions at a seminar held in Stockholm in August 2001. They focus on four central questions:
How did the labor standards movement evolve in the past, and what can we learn from its history?
What do contemporary economic theories tell us about the possible impact of international labor standards?
What solid empirical evidence do economists have about the incidence, causes and effects of child labor?
What kind of global institutions do we have or need in order to enforce any agreement on labor standards, and what role should the ILO and WTO play?


Compiling the best research in the field, this book provides a solid basis for policy decisions, while also serving as a challenging text for students in trade, development, and labor economics.

Collected Papers In Theoretical Economics: Economic Policy and Its Theoretical Bases - Using Economic Theory for Policymaking... Collected Papers In Theoretical Economics: Economic Policy and Its Theoretical Bases - Using Economic Theory for Policymaking in Emerging Economies (Hardcover)
Kaushik Basu
R994 Discovery Miles 9 940 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book is a collection of the author's papers written over the last decade that broadly span over the area of economic theory for policymaking and is an addition to the author's well-known series 'Collected Papers in Theoretical Economics'. The volumes in this series deal with the philosophical foundations of economics and their applicability to a wide range of issues of immediate policy relevance. Drawing from his policymaking experience in India as the Chief Economic Advisor to the Government, and internationally as Chief Economist at the World Bank, the author addresses domestic as well as global policy challenges through papers rooted in serious economic theory. The chapters address issues like corruption, regulation, finance, exchange rates and currency manipulation, inflation management, fiscal and monetary policy, child labour and household wealth. Further, the book also analyses the major financial crises that have occurred over the past decade, and the role of economies like China and India in the world's economic future.

The Retreat of Democracy and Other Itinerant Essays on Globalization, Economics, and India (Hardcover, New): Kaushik Basu The Retreat of Democracy and Other Itinerant Essays on Globalization, Economics, and India (Hardcover, New)
Kaushik Basu
R1,792 Discovery Miles 17 920 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

'The Retreat of Democracy' presents an expanded and reworked selection of Basu's best journalistic and academic writings on political and economic themes since the late 1990s. As well as essays on globalization and democracy, the book provides analyses of ideas in economics, as well as anthroplogical observations on social norms, the role of culture, and travel in India and abroad. It also includes an intellectual biography of Amartya Sen, with a discussion of his scientific contributions.

Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen - Volume I: Ethics, Welfare, and Measurement (Hardcover, New):... Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen - Volume I: Ethics, Welfare, and Measurement (Hardcover, New)
Kaushik Basu, Ravi Kanbur
R3,144 Discovery Miles 31 440 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Amartya Sen has made deep and lasting contributions to the academic disciplines of economics, philosophy, and the social sciences more broadly. He has engaged in policy dialogue and public debate, advancing the cause of a human development focused policy agenda, and a tolerant and democratic polity. This argumentative Indian has made the case for the poorest of the poor, and for plurality in cultural perspective. It is not surprising that he has won the highest awards, ranging from the Nobel Prize in Economics to the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honor. This public recognition has gone hand in hand with the affection and admiration that Amartya's friends and students hold for him. This volume of essays, written in honor of his 75th birthday by his students and peers, covers the range of contributions that Sen has made to knowledge. They are written by some of the world's leading economists, philosophers and social scientists, and address topics such as ethics, welfare economics, poverty, gender, human development, society and politics. This first volume covers the topics of Ethics, Normative Economics and Welfare; Agency, Aggregation and Social Choice; Poverty, Capabilities and Measurement; and Identity, Collective Action and Public Economics. It is a fitting tribute to Sen's own contributions to the discourse on Ethics, Welfare and Measurement. Contributors include: Sabina Alkire, Paul Anand, Sudhir Anand, Kwame Anthony Appiah, A. B. Atkinson, Walter Bossert, Francois Bourguignon, John Broome, Satya R. Chakravarty, Rajat Deb, Bhaskar Dutta, James E. Foster, Wulf Gaertner, Indranil K. Ghosh, Peter Hammond, Christopher Handy, Christopher Harris, Satish K. Jain, Isaac Levi, Oliver Linton, S. R. Osmani, Prasanta K. Pattanaik, Edmund S. Phelps, Mozaffar Qizilbash, Martin Ravallion, Kevin Roberts, Ingrid Robeyns, Maurice Salles, Cristina Santos, T. M. Scanlon, Arjun Sengupta, Tae Kun Seo, Anthony Shorrocks , Ron Smith, Joseph E. Stiglitz, S. Subramanian, Kotaro Suzumura, Alain Trannoy, Guanghua Wan, John A. Weymark, and Yongsheng Xu.

Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen - Volume II: Society, Institutions, and Development (Hardcover,... Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen - Volume II: Society, Institutions, and Development (Hardcover, New)
Kaushik Basu, Ravi Kanbur
R3,148 Discovery Miles 31 480 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Amartya Sen has made deep and lasting contributions to the academic disciplines of economics, philosophy, and the social sciences more broadly. He has engaged in policy dialogue and public debate, advancing the cause of a human development focused policy agenda, and a tolerant and democratic polity. This argumentative Indian has made the case for the poorest of the poor, and for plurality in cultural perspective. It is not surprising that he has won the highest awards, ranging from the Nobel Prize in Economics to the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honor. This public recognition has gone hand in hand with the affection and admiration that Amartya's friends and students hold for him.
This volume of essays, written in honor of his 75th birthday by his students and peers, covers the range of contributions that Sen has made to knowledge. They are written by some of the world's leading economists, philosophers and social scientists, and address topics such as ethics, welfare economics, poverty, gender, human development, society and politics. The second volume covers the topics of Human Development and Capabilities; Gender and Household; Growth, Poverty and Policy; and Society, Politics and History. It is a fitting tribute to Sen's own contributions to the discourse on Society, Institutions and Development.
Contributors include: Bina Agarwal, Isher Ahluwalia, Montek S Ahluwalia, Ingela Alger, Muhammad Asali, Amiya Kumar Bagchi, Pranab Bardhan, Lourdes Beneria, Sugata Bose, Lincoln C. Chen, Martha Alter Chen, Kanchan Chopra, Simon Dietz, Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Jonathan Glover, Cameron Hepburn, Jane Humphries, Rizwanul Islam, Ayesha Jalal, Mary Kaldor, Sunil Khilnani, Stephan Klasen, Jocelyn Kynch, Enrica Chiappero Martinetti, Kirsty McNay, Martha C. Nussbaum, Elinor Ostrom, Gustav Ranis, Sanjay G. Reddy, Emma Samman, Rehman Sobhan, Robert M. Solow, Nicholas Stern, Frances Stewart, Ashutosh Varshney, Sujata Visaria, and Jorgen W. Weibull."

Agrarian Structure And Economi (Paperback): Kaushik Basu Agrarian Structure And Economi (Paperback)
Kaushik Basu
R673 Discovery Miles 6 730 Special order

First Published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Mas Alla de la Mano Invisible - Fundamentos Para una Nueva Economia (Spanish, Paperback): Kaushik Basu Mas Alla de la Mano Invisible - Fundamentos Para una Nueva Economia (Spanish, Paperback)
Kaushik Basu
R407 R373 Discovery Miles 3 730 Save R34 (8%) Special order
Interdisciplinary approaches to literacy and development (Paperback): Kaushik Basu, Bryan Maddox, Anna Robinson-Pant Interdisciplinary approaches to literacy and development (Paperback)
Kaushik Basu, Bryan Maddox, Anna Robinson-Pant
R831 Discovery Miles 8 310 Special order

The links between literacy and development have been the focus of research conducted by both economists and anthropologists. Yet researchers from these different disciplines have tended to work in isolation from each other. This book aims to create a space for new interdisciplinary debate in this area, through bringing together contributions on literacy and development from the fields of education, literacy studies, anthropology and economics. The book extends our theoretical understanding on the ways in which people's acquisition and uses of literacy influence changes in agency, identity, social practice and labour market and other outcomes. The chapters discuss data from diverse cultural contexts (South Africa, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Peru, and Mexico), and from contrasting research paradigms. The contributors examine the significance of culture and socio-economic contexts in shaping such processes. As such, they contribute to our understanding of the role of literacy in processes of poverty reduction, and its importance to people's capabilities and wellbeing. The themes covered include: the dynamics of literacy use in the production of agency, the enactment, negotiation and embodiment of new social identities - including gendered and religious identities; the impacts of literate identities and use on institutional relations and social participation; the dynamics of literacy `sharing' and their externalities within and beyond households; formal analysis of the impacts of proximate illiteracy on labour market and health outcomes across men and women and social contexts. This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Development Studies.

Prelude to Political Economy - A Study of the Social and Political Foundations of Economics (Hardcover): Kaushik Basu Prelude to Political Economy - A Study of the Social and Political Foundations of Economics (Hardcover)
Kaushik Basu
R920 Discovery Miles 9 200 Special order

This book is a critique of economics as social science, unusual because it uses many of the same techniques that contemporary economics and positive political economy use. It relies on game theory, and more importantly, on game-theoretic reasoning; but the technical demands are small. The book cautions that perhaps we are trying to move too fast; that we are, mistakenly, dismissive of ideas that cannot be fully formalized, and too glib with our elegant tools of analysis. It must be recognized that markets and the economy are embedded in society, politics, and the law; and an immense amount of research has to go into understanding the nature of this embedding before we can come out with reliable answers. Prelude to Political Economy suggests a new approach to law and economics and to the state, and addresses important questions such as whether the state should guarantee freedom of speech and whether the free market can lead to coercion.

Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen - Volume I: Ethics, Welfare, and Measurement and Volume II:... Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen - Volume I: Ethics, Welfare, and Measurement and Volume II: Society, Institutions, and Development (Hardcover, New)
Kaushik Basu, Ravi Kanbur
R3,653 Discovery Miles 36 530 Special order

Amartya Sen has made deep and lasting contributions to the academic disciplines of economics, philosophy, and the social sciences more broadly. He has engaged in policy dialogue and public debate, advancing the cause of a human development focused policy agenda, and a tolerant and democratic polity. This argumentative Indian has made the case for the poorest of the poor, and for plurality in cultural perspective. It is not surprising that he has won the highest awards, ranging from the Nobel Prize in Economics to the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honor. This public recognition has gone hand in hand with the affection and admiration that Amartya's friends and students hold for him.
This volume of essays, written in honor of his 75th birthday by his students and peers, covers the range of contributions that Sen has made to knowledge. They are written by some of the world's leading economists, philosophers and social scientists, and address topics such as ethics, welfare economics, poverty, gender, human development, society and politics.
Contributors include: Bina Agarwal, Isher Ahluwalia, Montek S Ahluwalia, Ingela Alger, Sabina Alkire, Paul Anand, Sudhir Anand, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Muhammad Asali, Department of Economics, A. B. Atkinson, Amiya Kumar Bagchi, Pranab Bardhan, Lourdes Beneria, Francois Bourguignon, Sugata Bose, Walter Bossert, John Broome, Satya R. Chakravarty, Lincoln C. Chen, Martha Alter Chen, Kanchan Chopra, Rajat Deb, Simon Dietz, Bhaskar Dutta, James E. Foster, Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Wulf Gaertner, Indranil K. Ghosh, Jonathan Glover, Peter Hammond, Christopher Handy, Christopher Harris, Cameron Hepburn, Jane Humphries, Rizwanul Islam, Satish K. Jain, Ayesha Jalal, Mary Kaldor, Sunil Khilnani, Stephan Klasen, Jocelyn Kynch, Isaac Levi, Oliver Linton, Enrica Chiappero Martinetti, Kirsty McNay, Martha C. Nussbaum, Siddiqur R. Osmani, Elinor Ostrom, Prasanta K. Pattanaik, Edmund S. Phelps, Mozaffar Qizilbash, Gustav Ranis, Martin Ravallion, Sanjay G. Reddy, Kevin Roberts, Ingrid Robeyns, Maurice Salles, Emma Samman, Cristina Santos, Thomas. M. Scanlon, Arjun Sengupta, Tae Kun Seo, Anthony Shorrocks, Ronald Smith, Rehman Sobhan, Robert M. Solow, Nicholas Stern, Frances Stewart, Joseph E. Stiglitz, S. Subramanian, Kotaro Suzumura, Alain Trannoy, Ashutosh Varshney, Sujata Visaria, Guanghua Wan, Jorgen W. Weibull, John A. Weymark, and Yongsheng Xu.

Collected Papers in Theoretical Economics - Development, Markets, and Institutions (Hardcover, New): Kaushik Basu Collected Papers in Theoretical Economics - Development, Markets, and Institutions (Hardcover, New)
Kaushik Basu
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The field of development economics has witnessed major changes over the last tow or three decades. From being a largely descriptive discipline, it has now become much more rigorous and theoretically well-founded. Kaushik Basu s work has played a significant role in this transformation of development economics, and the present book is a collection of his major papers in the field. Theoretical development is a difficult discipline because it entails the use of good economic theory but at the same time requires that the researcher keep a keen eye-an anthropologist s eye-on reality. This collection illustrates this method of research well as it ranges from commenting on contentious subjects, such as the design of policy to combat child labour, through the role of social norms in explaining why certain unwanted economic institutions persist, to how literacy ought to be measured.

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