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A sharing economy: how social wealth funds can tackle inequality and balance the books
https://books.google.com/books/content?id=Fs2tCwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=5&edge=curl Britain is a society increasingly divided between the super-affluent and the impoverished. A Sharing Economy proposes radical new ways to close the growing income gap and spread social opportunities. Drawing on overseas examples, Stewart Lansley argues that mobilising the huge financial potential of Britain’s public assets could pay for a pioneering new social wealth fund. Such a fund would boost economic and social investment, and, by building the social asset base, simultaneously strengthen the public finances. A powerful new policy tool, such funds would ensure that more of the gains from economic activity are shared by all and not colonised by a powerful few. This is a vital new contribution to the pressing debate on how to reduce inequality and combat austerity.

Call No.: 332.67 Lan sh 201

Advancing workplace mediation through integration of theory and practice
https://books.google.com/books/content?id=WAW5jwEACAAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=5 This book compares the unique features of workplace mediation to other contexts of mediation, as well as the specific competences each situation requires of the mediator. It covers many important issues related to workplace mediation and discusses interventions by managers, such as conflict coaching and informal mediation. It proposes a new model to assess the effectiveness of mediation, and discusses the impact of legal systems, HRM policies, as well as power structures, and cultural differences.

Call No.: 65:341.6 Bol ad 2016

Complex adaptive systems: an introduction to computational models of social life
http://press.princeton.edu/images/j8429.gif This book provides the first clear, comprehensive, and accessible account of complex adaptive social systems, by two of the field's leading authorities. Such systems--whether political parties, stock markets, or ant colonies--present some of the most intriguing theoretical and practical challenges confronting the social sciences. Engagingly written, and balancing technical detail with intuitive explanations, Complex Adaptive Systems focuses on the key tools and ideas that have emerged in the field since the mid-1990s, as well as the techniques needed to investigate such systems. It provides a detailed introduction to concepts such as emergence, self-organized criticality, automata, networks, diversity, adaptation, and feedback. It also demonstrates how complex adaptive systems can be explored using methods ranging from mathematics to computational models of adaptive agents.

Call No.: 51 Mil co 2009

Economics rules: the rights and wrongs of the dismal science
https://books.google.com/books/content?id=mn9OjwEACAAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=5 Drawing on the history of the field and his deep experience as a practitioner, Rodrik argues that economics can be a powerful tool that improves the world—but only when economists abandon universal theories and focus on getting the context right. Economics Rules argues that the discipline's much-derided mathematical models are its true strength. Models are the tools that make economics a science.

Call No.: 330(091) Rod ec 2015

Global inequality: a new approach for the age of globalization
https://books.google.com/books/content?id=0Sa7CwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=5&edge=curl One of the world's leading economists of inequality, Branko Milanovic presents a bold new account of the dynamics that drive inequality on a global scale. Drawing on vast data sets and cutting-edge research, he explains the benign and malign forces that make inequality rise and fall within and among nations. He also reveals who has been helped the most by globalization, who has been held back, and what policies might tilt the balance toward economic justice. Global Inequality takes us back hundreds of years, and as far around the world as data allow, to show that inequality moves in cycles, fueled by war and disease, technological disruption, access to education, and redistribution.

Call No.: 339 Mil gl 2016

Mastering 'metrics: the path from cause to effect
http://press.princeton.edu/images/j10363.gif Applied econometrics, known to aficionados as 'metrics, is the original data science. 'Metrics encompasses the statistical methods economists use to untangle cause and effect in human affairs. Through accessible discussion and with a dose of kung fu–themed humor, Mastering 'Metrics presents the essential tools of econometric research and demonstrates why econometrics is exciting and useful.

Call No.: 330.115 Ang ma 2015

Mostly harmless econometrics: an empiricist's companion
http://press.princeton.edu/images/j8769.gif The core methods in today's econometric toolkit are linear regression for statistical control, instrumental variables methods for the analysis of natural experiments, and differences-in-differences methods that exploit policy changes. In the modern experimentalist paradigm, these techniques address clear causal questions such as: Do smaller classes increase learning? Should wife batterers be arrested? How much does education raise wages? Mostly Harmless Econometrics shows how the basic tools of applied econometrics allow the data to speak.

Call No.: 330.115 Ang mo 2009

OECD-FAO Agricultural outlook 2016-2025
http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/content/images/oecd-fao-agricultural-outlook-2016-2025_agr_outlook-2016-en.jpg The OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2016-2025 provides an assessment of prospects for the coming decade of the national, regional and global agricultural commodity markets across 41 countries and 12 regions, including OECD countries (European Union as a region) and other key agricultural producers, such as India, China, Brazil, the Russian Federation and Argentina among others. This year's special feature focuses on the prospects and challenges of the agricultural sector in Sub-Saharan Africa. This edition marks the twelfth year of partnership between the two organisations.

Call No.: 382.63 OECD ag 2016

The conflict paradox : seven dilemmas at the core of disputes
http://media.wiley.com/product_data/coverImage300/15/11188529/1118852915.jpg The Conflict Paradox is a guide to taking conflict to a more productive place. Written by one of the founders of the professional conflict management field and co-published with the American Bar Association, this book outlines seven major dilemmas that conflict practitioners face every day. Readers will find expert guidance toward getting to the heart of the conflict and will be challenged to adopt a new way to think about the choices disputants face,. They will also be offered practical tools and techniques for more successful intervention. Using stories, experiences, and reflective exercises to bring these concepts to life, the author provides actionable advice for overcoming roadblocks to effective conflict work.

Call No.: 65:341.6 May co 2015

The dynamics of conflict: a guide to engagement and intervention
https://books.google.com/books/content?id=quo-UQhc9OUC&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=5 "Mayer once again demonstrates his unique ability to weave theory and practice together with real–world examples whether about warring nations or a family dispute to help readers better understand both the fundamentals and nuances involved in working in the conflict arena. The Dynamics of Conflict is a very important read for anyone who works with people in conflict." Peter Salem, executive director, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.

Call No.: 65:341.6 May dy 2012

The end of alchemy: money, banking and the future of the global economy
https://books.google.com/books/content?id=7tPKsgEACAAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=5 Something is wrong with our banking system. We all sense that, but Mervyn King knows it firsthand; his ten years at the helm of the Bank of England, including at the height of the financial crisis, revealed profound truths about the mechanisms of our capitalist society. In The End of Alchemy he offers us an essential work about the history and future of money and banking, the keys to modern finance.

Call No.: 335.1 Kin en 2016

The great surge: the ascent of the developing world
https://books.google.com/books/content?id=d5zdCgAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=5&edge=curl The Great Surge tells the remarkable story of this unprecedented economic, social, and political transformation. It shows how the end of the Cold War, the development of new technologies, globalization, courageous local leadership, and in some cases, good fortune, have combined to dramatically improve the fate of hundreds of millions of people in poor countries around the world. Most importantly, The Great Surge reveals how we can fight the changing tides of climate change, resource demand, economic and political mismanagement, and demographic pressures to accelerate the political, economic, and social development that has been helping the poorest of the poor around the world.

Call No.: 339.12(1-94) Rad gr 2015

The hidden wealth of nations: the scourge of tax havens
https://books.google.com/books/content?id=tpIpCwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=5&edge=curl In The Hidden Wealth of Nations, Zucman offers an inventive and sophisticated approach to quantifying how big the problem is, how tax havens work and are organized, and how we can begin to approach a solution.His reasearch reveals that tax havens are a quickly growing danger to the world economy. In the past five years, the amount of wealth in tax havens has increased over 25%--there has never been as much money held offshore as there is today. This hidden wealth accounts for at least $7.6 trillion, equivalent to 8% of the global financial assets of households. Fighting the notion that any attempts to vanquish tax havens are futile, since some countries will always offer more advantageous tax rates than others, as well as the counterargument that since the financial crisis tax havens have disappeared, Zucman shows how both sides are actually very wrong.

Call No.: 336.2 Zuc hi 2013

The political origins of inequality: why a more equal world is better for us all
http://press.uchicago.edu/dam/ucp/books/jacket/978/02/26/23/9780226236797.jpg Reaching back to the eighteenth century and around the globe, The Political Origins of Inequality foregrounds the political turning points and decisions behind the making of today’s uneven societies. As it weaves together insights from the Victorian city to the Cold War, from US economic policy to Europe’s present migration crisis, a true picture emerges of the structure of inequality itself.

Call No.: 339 Rei po 2015

The rise and fall of American growth: the U.S. standard of living since the civil war
http://press.princeton.edu/images/j10544.gif In the century after the Civil War, an economic revolution improved the American standard of living in ways previously unimaginable. Electric lighting, indoor plumbing, motor vehicles, air travel, and television transformed households and workplaces. But has that era of unprecedented growth come to an end? Weaving together a vivid narrative, historical anecdotes, and economic analysis, The Rise and Fall of American Growth challenges the view that economic growth will continue unabated, and demonstrates that the life-altering scale of innovations between 1870 and 1970 cannot be repeated. Gordon contends that the nation’s productivity growth will be further held back by the headwinds of rising inequality, stagnating education, an aging population, and the rising debt of college students and the federal government, and that we must find new solutions. A critical voice in the most pressing debates of our time, The Rise and Fall of American Growth is at once a tribute to a century of radical change and a harbinger of tougher times to come.

Call No.: 338.585.3(73) Gor ri 2016

The sharing economy: the end of employment and the rise of crowd-based capitalism
https://books.google.com/books/content?id=2Zz2CwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=5&edge=curl Sharing isn't new. Giving someone a ride, having a guest in your spare room, running errands for someone, participating in a supper club -- these are not revolutionary concepts. What is new, in the "sharing economy," is that you are not helping a friend for free; you are providing these services to a stranger for money. In this book, Arun Sundararajan, an expert on the sharing economy, explains the transition to what he describes as "crowd-based capitalism" -- a new way of organizing economic activity that may supplant the traditional corporate-centered model. As peer-to-peer commercial exchange blurs the lines between the personal and the professional, how will the economy, government regulation, what it means to have a job, and our social fabric be affected?.

Call No.: 335.1 Sun sh 2016

Revisiting the energy-development link: evidence from the 20th century for knowledge-based and developing economi
https://books.google.com/books/content?id=4O1irgEACAAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=5 Unravelling the intricate relationship between economic development and energy consumption, this book proposes an innovative framework for the empirical investigation of the link between the economy and natural resources. It proposes a novel set of indicators to shed light on those aspects of the economic process and development that determine their requirements in terms of natural resources. Employing updated databases, this book presents tables and diagrams to compare the conventional and the new estimates of the linkage between energy and economic development (Energy Intensity) throughout the world, over the last 100 years.

Call No.: 620.9 Bit re 2016

How power shapes energy transitions in Southeast Asia: a complex governance challenge
https://books.google.com/books/content?id=N-C6DAEACAAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=5 How Power Shapes Energy Transitions in Southeast Asia conceptualizes power for the field of sustainable energy governance. Based on empirical findings from the Philippines and Indonesia, the book develops an analytical approach that incorporates power theory into a multi-level governance framework. The book begins with a profound background on renewable energy development around the world and presents major trends in development cooperation. A power-based multi-level governance approach is introduced that is rooted in development thinking. Examining how coordination and power relations shape the development and dissemination of renewable energy technologies, the book also shows how decentralization affects low carbon development in emerging economies.

Call No.: 620.9:35(5-012) Mar

Microeconometrics using Stata
https://books.google.com/books/content?id=UkKQRAAACAAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=5 Microeconometrics Using Stata, Revised Edition, by A. Colin Cameron and Pravin K. Trivedi, is an outstanding introduction to microeconometrics and how to do microeconometric research using Stata. Aimed at students and researchers, this book covers topics left out of microeconometrics textbooks and omitted from basic introductions to Stata. Cameron and Trivedi provide the most complete and up-to-date survey of microeconometric methods available in Stata. The revised edition has been updated to reflect the new features available in Stata 11 germane to microeconomists. Instead of using mfx and the user-written margeff commands, the revised edition uses the new margins command, emphasizing both marginal effects at the means and average marginal effects. Factor variables, which allow you to specify indicator variables and interaction effects, replace the xi command. The new gmm command for generalized method of moments and nonlinear instrumental-variables estimation is presented, along with several examples. Finally, the chapter on maximum likelihood estimation incorporates the enhancements made to ml in Stata 11.

Call No.: 311 Cam mi 2010

Towards A Sustainable Future: Energy Connectivity in Asia and the Pacific
http://www.unescap.org/sites/default/files/cover.PNG At the sixty-eighth session of the Commission, in 2012, the Bangkok Declaration on Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration in Asia and the Pacific was endorsed, which promoted a comprehensive view of regional economic cooperation and integration. Energy connectivity, with a specific focus on transboundary interconnection and power trade, can play an important role in overall regional economic cooperation and integration. It can realise mutual benefits for member States and play a role in increasing the sustainability of the energy sector. Global leaders at the United Nations in September 2015 adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Goal 7 of the SDGs focuses on ensuring sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030.

Call No.: A X(5-012):620.9 Uni to 2016

Accessibility for all: good practices of accessibility in Asia and the Pacific to promote disability-inclusive development
http://www.unescap.org/sites/default/files/Accessibility%20Cover.jpg This publication seeks to support policymakers in promoting accessibility at a policy and practical level. It contains information on relevant global and regional mandates that support and promote disability-inclusive development and accessibility, with a view to demonstrate the multi-faceted value of focusing on disability and accessibility policies to achieve broader development goals. Readers will learn about the core concepts of disability and accessibility, and be empowered with knowledge on standards, tools and means of promoting accessibility.

Call No.: A X(5-012):362.65 Uni ac 2016