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Social Institutions, Gender Inequality, and Regional Convergence in Developing Countries

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Book Series: Goettinger Studien zur Entwicklungsoekonomik / Goettingen Studies in Development Economics ISBN: 9783631753545 Year: Pages: 252 DOI: 10.3726/b13876 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Economics --- Gender Studies --- Political Science
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This book contributes to the understanding of gender and regional inequalities in developing countries. First, it deals with social institutions related to gender inequality and proposes new composite indices to measure them. Using these indices, some interesting empirical connections between social institutions related to gender inequality and several relevant development outcomes are examined at the cross-country level. The second part of the book is concerned with the historical development of another type of inequality which is relevant for developing countries: inequality between regions. The topic of regional convergence in Colombia during the last quarter of the 20th century is analyzed using different approaches and focusing on both income and social indicators.

Essays in Political Economy and International Public Finance

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Book Series: Finanzwissenschaftliche Schriften ISBN: 9783631596760 Year: Pages: 118 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Economics
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The essays of the book are contributions to the game theoretic analysis of the State. Two of the essays develop further the analysis of political accountability. Political accountability is the study of how the behavior of politicians is shaped by the prospect of reelections. The essays in this book enrich this field by introducing aspects of coalition government and ideology. A third essay focuses on strategic behavior by states in repeated tax competition. The contribution of this essay is the reevaluation of a lower bound to admissible taxrates as a policy instrument to contain tax competition.

The Political Economy of Local Cinema: A Critical Introduction

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ISBN: 9783631813300 Year: Pages: 258 DOI: 10.3726/b16846 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Information theory --- Performing Arts --- Economics
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The globalization and digitalization of cultural markets presents formidable challenges for local cinema and storytelling. The essays in this collection address some of these challenges from the perspective of a critical political economy of local cinema. Inspiring these contributions is the effort of supporting local cinema as a form of valuable storytelling that is at risk of market-driven extinction because of the greater commercial viability of global or Hollywood cinema and national cinema.

Futures Past. Economic Forecasting in the 20th and 21st Century

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Book Series: Literatur – Kultur – Oekonomie / Literature – Culture – Economy ISBN: 9783631818695 Year: Pages: 220 DOI: 10.3726/b16817 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: History --- Economics
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Few areas in economics are as controversial as economic forecasting. While the field has sparked great hopes for the prediction of economic trends and events throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, economic forecasts have often proved inaccurate or unreliable, thus provoking severe criticism in times of unpredicted crisis. Despite these failures, economic forecasting has not lost its importance. Futures Past considers the history and present state of economic forecasting, giving a fascinating account of the changing practices involved, their origins, records, and their implications. By bringing together economists, historians, and sociologists, this volume offers fresh perspectives on the place of forecasting in modern industrial societies, thereby making a broader claim for greater interdisciplinary cooperation in the history of economics.

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