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The Economics of Poverty Traps

The Economics of Poverty Traps

Christopher B. Barrett, Michael R. Carter, and Jean-Paul Chavas (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226574301
eISBN:
9780226574448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226574448.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

While the world has seen much progress in economic growth and poverty reduction over the last few decades, the persistence of extreme poverty and its increased concentration in specific places has ... More

Fighting Financial CrisesLearning from the Past

Fighting Financial Crises: Learning from the Past

Gary B. Gorton and Ellis W. Tallman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226479514
eISBN:
9780226479651
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226479651.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Financial crises, banking panics, have plagued all market economies and have throughout history. This book is about fighting financial crises. Lessons and rules are derived from history, in ... More

Rethinking America's HighwaysA 21st-Century Vision for Better Infrastructure

Rethinking America's Highways: A 21st-Century Vision for Better Infrastructure

Robert W. Poole Jr.

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226557571
eISBN:
9780226557601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226557601.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This book examines how the model of state-owned highways came about and why it is failing. It argues for a new model that treats highways as public utilities, such as electricity and water supply. ... More

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