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Accelerating Energy InnovationInsights from Multiple Sectors

Accelerating Energy Innovation: Insights from Multiple Sectors

Rebecca M. Henderson and Richard G. Newell (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226326832
eISBN:
9780226326856
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226326856.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Accelerating energy innovation could be an important part of an effective response to the threat of climate change. This book complements existing research on the subject with an exploration of the ... More

African Successes, Volume IGovernment and Institutions

African Successes, Volume I: Government and Institutions

Sebastian Edwards, Simon Johnson, and David N. Weil (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226316222
eISBN:
9780226316369
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226316369.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This is volume I of a four volume set, with papers developed as part of a large-scale project and associated conference series funded by the Gates Foundation. It is comprised of careful empirical ... More

African Successes, Volume IIHuman Capital

African Successes, Volume II: Human Capital

Sebastian Edwards, Simon Johnson, and David N. Weil (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226316055
eISBN:
9780226316192
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226316192.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This is Volume II of a four set series that reports on progress with economic, political, and social development in Africa over recent decades. Volume I deals with social peace, the basic functioning ... More

African Successes, Volume IIIModernization and Development

African Successes, Volume III: Modernization and Development

Sebastian Edwards, Simon Johnson, and David N. Weil (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226315720
eISBN:
9780226315867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315867.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This is Volume III of a four volume set that reports on progress with economic, political, and social development in Africa over recent decades. Volume I deals with the essential issues of social ... More

African Successes, Volume IVSustainable Growth

African Successes, Volume IV: Sustainable Growth

Sebastian Edwards, Simon Johnson, and David N. Weil (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226315553
eISBN:
9780226315690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315690.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This is Volume IV of a four volume set reporting on research on Africa funded by the Gates Foundation. Volume I is focused on conditions that make growth possible; Volume II deals with human ... More

Behavioral and Distributional Effects of Environmental Policy

Behavioral and Distributional Effects of Environmental Policy

Carlo Carraro and Gilbert E. Metcalf (eds)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226094816
eISBN:
9780226094809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226094809.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Most people would agree that it makes sense to tax a company that pollutes in a way that directly reflects the amount of environmental and social damage it has done. Yet in practice, such taxes are ... More

Bringing in the FutureStrategies for Farsightedness and Sustainability in Developing Countries

Bringing in the Future: Strategies for Farsightedness and Sustainability in Developing Countries

William Ascher

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226029160
eISBN:
9780226029184
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226029184.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Humans are plagued by shortsighted thinking, preferring to put off work on complex, deep-seated, or difficult problems in favor of quick-fix solutions to immediate needs. When short-term thinking is ... More

The Changing FrontierRethinking Science and Innovation Policy

The Changing Frontier: Rethinking Science and Innovation Policy

Adam B. Jaffe and Benjamin F. Jones (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226286723
eISBN:
9780226286860
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226286860.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In 1945, Vannevar Bush published Science: The Endless Frontier and thereby established an intellectual architecture that has largely defined public science institutions and policy since. In this NBER ... More

Economic Analysis of the Digital Economy

Economic Analysis of the Digital Economy

Avi Goldfarb, Shane M. Greenstein, and Catherine E. Tucker (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226206844
eISBN:
9780226206981
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226206981.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The rapid decline in the cost of storage, computation, and transmission of data has changed how firms operate and has altered the kinds of products and goods being sold. Increasingly, economic ... More

The Economics of Climate ChangeAdaptations Past and Present

The Economics of Climate Change: Adaptations Past and Present

Gary D. Libecap and Richard H. Steckel (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226479880
eISBN:
9780226479903
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226479903.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The book responds to proceedings of the past couple of decades, especially the efficacy of collective action in light of reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The types of ... More

The Economics of CrimeLessons For and From Latin America

The Economics of Crime: Lessons For and From Latin America

Rafael Di Tella, Sebastian Edwards, and Ernesto Schargrodsky (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226153742
eISBN:
9780226153766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226153766.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Latin America has one of the highest crime rates in the world, creating climates of fear and lawlessness in several countries. Despite this situation, there has been a lack of systematic effort to ... More

The Economics of Food Price Volatility

The Economics of Food Price Volatility

Jean-Paul Chavas, David Hummels, and Brian D. Wright (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226128924
eISBN:
9780226129082
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226129082.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

There is still no consensus on the underlying reasons for recent drastic changes in food prices and continuing agricultural market volatility merits a thorough investigation. This book is a ... More

Globalization and Poverty

Globalization and Poverty

Ann Harrison (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226317946
eISBN:
9780226318004
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226318004.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Over the past two decades, the percentage of the world's population living on less than a dollar a day has been cut in half. How much of that improvement is because of—or in spite of—globalization? ... More

The Intended and Unintended Effects of U.S. Agricultural and Biotechnology Policies

The Intended and Unintended Effects of U.S. Agricultural and Biotechnology Policies

Joshua S. Graff Zivin and Jeffrey M. Perloff (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226988030
eISBN:
9780226988061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226988061.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Using economic models and empirical analysis, this volume examines a wide range of agricultural and biofuel policy issues and their effects on American agricultural and related agrarian insurance ... More

Latin American Macroeconomic ReformsThe Second Stage

Latin American Macroeconomic Reforms: The Second Stage

Jose Gonzalez, Vittorio Corbo, Anne O. Krueger, and Aaron Tornell (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226302676
eISBN:
9780226302683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226302683.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Hidden behind a number of economic crises in the mid- to late 1990s—including Argentina's headline-grabbing monetary and political upheaval—is the fact that Latin American economies have, generally ... More

The Power of ProductivityWealth, Poverty, and the Threat to Global Stability

The Power of Productivity: Wealth, Poverty, and the Threat to Global Stability

William W. Lewis

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226476766
eISBN:
9780226477008
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226477008.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The disparity between rich and poor countries is the most serious, intractable problem facing the world today. The chronic poverty of many nations affects more than the citizens and economies of ... More

The Rate and Direction of Inventive Activity Revisited

The Rate and Direction of Inventive Activity Revisited

Josh Lerner and Scott Stern (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226473031
eISBN:
9780226473062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226473062.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

While the importance of innovation to economic development is widely understood, the conditions conducive to it remain the focus of much attention. This volume offers theoretical and empirical ... More

Understanding Long-Run Economic GrowthGeography, Institutions, and the Knowledge Economy

Understanding Long-Run Economic Growth: Geography, Institutions, and the Knowledge Economy

Dora L. Costa and Naomi R. Lamoreaux (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226116341
eISBN:
9780226116426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226116426.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The conditions for sustainable growth and development are among the most-debated topics in economics, and the consensus is that institutions matter greatly in explaining why some economies are more ... More

The Wealth and Poverty of RegionsWhy Cities Matter

The Wealth and Poverty of Regions: Why Cities Matter

Mario Polese

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226673158
eISBN:
9780226673172
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226673172.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

As the world becomes more interconnected through travel and electronic communication, many believe that physical places will become less important. But as this book argues geography will matter more ... More

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