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Equity, Growth, and Community: What the Nation Can Learn from America's Metro Areas

by Chris Benner and Manuel Pastor

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s new open access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. In the last several years, much has been written about growing economic challenges, increasing income inequality, and political polarization in the United States. This book argues that lessons for addressing these national challenges are emerging from a new set of realities in America’s metropolitan regions: first, that inequity is, in fact, bad for economic growth; second, that bringing together the concerns of equity and growth requires concerted local action; and, third, that the fundamental building block for doing this is the creation of diverse and dynamic epistemic (or knowledge) communities, w...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 366 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 May 2018 onward  

Ecommerce Empire from Scratch (New Entrepreneurs Training): How to Start Your Own E-Commerce Online Business from Scratch…. Import & Dropship Training

by Martin Scott

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Learn how to do e-commerce product research the most effective way!

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Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Nonfiction
Size: 124 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 May 2018 onward  

EU Cohesion Policy (Open Access): Reassessing performance and direction (Regions and Cities)

by John Bachtler and Peter Berkowitz

This book brings together academics, members of European institutions, and regional and national level policymakers in order to assess the performance and direction of EU Cohesion policy against the background of the most significant reforms to the policy in a generation. Responding to past criticisms of the effectiveness of the policy, the policy changes introduced in 2013 have aligned European Structural and Investment Funds with the Europe 2020 strategy and introduced measures to improve strategic coherence, performance and integrated development.EU Cohesion Policy: Reassessing performance and direction argues that policy can only be successfully developed and implemented if there is input from both academics and practitioners. The chapters in the book address four important issues: the...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Finance, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Nonfiction
Size: 344 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 May 2018 onward  

Asian Century… on a Knife-edge: A 360 Degree Analysis of Asia's Recent Economic Development

by John West

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book delves into the widely held belief that the 21st century will be the 'Asian Century' by examining the Asia's rapid economic development in the post-war era and the challenges it faces in forging ahead of world leaders in the West.The impact of the current turbulent global political climate on Asia is critically analyzed, employing a holistic and multidisciplinary approach, combining economic, social, political and geopolitical perspectives. Written in an accessible style, the book offers students, business, government, and civil society players powerful insights on Asia....

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Finance, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Practical Politics
Size: 335 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 May 2018 onward  

Spanish Economic Growth, 1850–2015 (Palgrave Studies in Economic History)

by de la Escosura, Leandro Prados

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This text offers a comprehensive and nuanced view of the economic development of Spain since 1850. It provides a new set of historical GDP estimates for Spain from the demand and supply sides, and presents a reconstruction of production and expenditure series for the century prior to the introduction of modern national accounts. The author splices available national accounts sets over the period 1958–2015 through interpolation, as an alternative to conventional retropolation. The resulting national accounts series are linked to the historical estimates providing yearly series for GDP and its components since 1850. On the basis of new population estimates, the author derives GDP per head, decomposed into labour productivity and the amount...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Finance, Industries & Professions, Nonfiction
Size: 383 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 May 2018 onward  

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Practical Economics: Economic Transformation and Government Reform in Georgia 2004–2012

by Nika Gilauri

This book is open access under a CC BY license.In this book, Nika Gilauri reveals his formulas for government reform and economic recovery, including how to fight against corruption, reform fiscal policy and tax systems, privatize state-owned enterprises, build a welfare system for those most in need, create a competitive education and healthcare system, and streamline procurement. All formulas are corroborated by practical experience and empirical evidence gathered during Mr Gilauri's term as a cabinet member (2004-2009) and prime minister (2009-2012) of Georgia, and provide an in-depth view of what worked in the case of Georgia since 2003, and how lessons learned could be applied in other parts of the world....

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, History, Russia, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 213 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 2.00 / 5
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SUPPLEMENT MILLIONAIRE (Money Making Blueprint 2016): How Start Your Own Supplement Selling Company in 21 Days or Less

by Alexander Shrouder

If you are tired of jumping from opportunity to opportunity, then this is for you.

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Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Nonfiction
Size: 35 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
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Digital Kenya: An Entrepreneurial Revolution in the Making (Palgrave Studies of Entrepreneurship in Africa)

by Bitange Ndemo and Tim Weiss

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.Presenting rigorous and original research, this volume offers key insights into the historical, cultural, social, economic and political forces at play in the creation of world-class ICT innovations in Kenya. Following the arrival of fiber-optic cables in 2009, Digital Kenya examines why the initial entrepreneurial spirit and digital revolution has begun to falter despite support from motivated entrepreneurs, international investors, policy experts and others. Written by engaged scholars and professionals in the field, the book offers 15 eye-opening chapters and 14 one-on-one conversations with entrepreneurs and investors to ask why establishing ICT start-ups on a continental and global scale remains a challenge on the “Silicon Savannah...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Finance, Industries & Professions, International, Management & Leadership, Reference, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths
Size: 509 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 May 2018 onward  

Dropshipping Like a Professional: Start Your First Profitable Ecommerce Dropshipping Side Business via Teespring and Shopify Online Stores

by DJ S. Durbin

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Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Nonfiction
Size: 2.93 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 May 2018 onward  

The World Bank Annual Report 2014

by World Bank Publications

The Annual Report is prepared by the Executive Directors of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA)--collectively known as the World Bank--in accordance with the by-laws of the two institutions. The President of the IBRD and IDA and the Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors submits the Report, together with the accompanying administrative budgets and audited financial statements, to the Board of Governors....

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 May 2018 onward  

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Africa's Lions: Growth Traps and Opportunities for Six African Economies

by Haroon Bhorat and Finn Tarp

Examining the economic forces that will shape Africa's future.Africa’s Lions examines the economic growth experiences of six fast growing and/or economically dominant African countries. Expert African researchers offer unique perspectives into the challenges and issues in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, and South Africa.Despite a growing body of research on African economies, very little has focused on the relationship between economic growth and employment outcomes at the detailed country level. A lack of empirical data has deprived policymakers of a robust evidence base on which to make informed decisions. By harnessing country-level household, firm, and national accounts data together with existing analytical country research—the authors have attempted to bridge this gap...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Globalisation, International
Size: 285 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 May 2018 onward  

The Arab Spring Five Years Later: Toward Great Inclusiveness: 1

by Hafez Ghanem

The dilemma felt by Arab youth was captured in Tunisia by the selfimmolation in 2010 of Mohamed Bouazizi, who was frustrated by restrictions on his small street-vending business. His death became the catalyst for revolts throughout the Middle East. The frustration had been building for some time: large segments of society were denied economic progress, while the middle class was squeezed, and governments had cut back on services and public employment.Since the series of uprisings began, the debate in Arab countries has focused almost exclusively on politics and questions of national identity. However, economic issues are driving the agenda, and real economic grievances must be addressed in order for the many transitions to succeed.Hafez Ghanem gives a thorough assessment of the Arab Spring...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Finance, International, History, World, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 168 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 May 2018 onward  

Ullstein Buchverlage: English Version

by Ullstein Buchverlage,

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Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Writing
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Managing Elevated Risk: Global Liquidity, Capital Flows, and Macroprudential Policy—An Asian Perspective

by Iwan J. Azis and Hyun Song Shin

This book discusses the risks and opportunities that arise in Emerging Asia given the context of a new environment in global liquidity and capital flows. It elaborates on the need to ensure financial and overall economic stability in the region through improved financial regulation and other policy measures to minimize the emergent risks. "Managing Elevated Risk: Global Liquidity, Capital Flows, and Macroprudential Policy—An Asian Perspective" also explores the range of policy options that may be deployed to address the impact of global liquidity on domestic financial and socio-economic conditions including income inequality. The book is primarily aimed at policy makers, financial market regulators and supervisory agencies to help them improve national regulatory systems and to promote h...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Finance, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 124 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 May 2018 onward  

Infrastructure and Economic Growth in Asia (Economic Studies in Inequality, Social Exclusion and Well-Being)

by John Cockburn and Yazid Dissou

Public spending on infrastructure plays an important role in promoting economic growth and poverty alleviation. Empirical studies unequivocally show that under-investment in infrastructure limit economic growth. At the same time, numerous other studies have shown that investment in infrastructure can be a highly effective tool in fighting poverty reduction1. In that context, the financing of infrastructure has been a critical element of most economic growth and poverty reduction strategies in developing countries, since the start of this millennium. This book provides a comparative analysis of the aggregate and sectoral implications of higher spending on infrastructure in three very different Asian countries: China, Pakistan, and the Philippines. Particular attention is paid to the role o...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Nonfiction
Size: 148 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 May 2018 onward  

Formalizing the Shadow Economy in Serbia: Policy Measures and Growth Effects (Contributions to Economics)

by Gorana Krstić and Friedrich Schneider

The main objective of this book is to develop a strategy and policy measures to enhance the formalization of the shadow economy in order to improve the competitiveness of the economy and contribute to economic growth; it explores these issues with special reference to Serbia. The size and development of the shadow economy in Serbia and other Central and Eastern European countries are estimated using two different methods (the MIMIC method and household-tax-compliance method). Micro-estimates are based on a special survey of business entities in Serbia, which for the first time allows us to explore the shadow economy from the perspective of enterprises and entrepreneurs. The authors identify the types of shadow economy at work in business entities, the determinants of shadow economy partici...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Finance, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 179 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 May 2018 onward  

Microfinance 3.0: Reconciling Sustainability with Social Outreach and Responsible Delivery

by Doris Köhn and Doris Köhn

This book focuses on the achievements, current trends and further potential of microfinance to scale-up and serve many more clients with financial services that enable them to improve their living conditions. The book asks what it takes to achieve sustainable impact: to know your clients and to understand their needs, to treat them in a fair and transparent way, and to safeguard the synthesis between the financial and social dimension of sustainable microfinance. The book also sheds light on the future funding landscape and what is necessary to bring more commercial funders on board while ensuring that these new funders will continue the commitment to responsible finance. While being forward looking, the book reflects the debate on core values of microfinance, triggered by recent criticism...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Finance, Management & Leadership, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
Size: 199 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 May 2018 onward  

Poverty Reduction Policies and Practices in Developing Asia (Economic Studies in Inequality, Social Exclusion and Well-Being)

by Almas Heshmati and Esfandiar Maasoumi

This book looks at the major policy challenges facing developing Asia and how the region sustains rapid economic growth to reduce multidimensional poverty through socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable measures. Asia is facing many challenges arising from population growth, rapid urbanization, provision of services, climate change and the need to redress declining growth after the global financial crisis. This book examines poverty and related issues and aims to advance the development of new tools and measurement of multidimensional poverty and poverty reduction policy analysis. The book covers a wide range of issues, including determinants and causes of poverty and its changes; consequences and impacts of poverty on human capital formation, growth and consumption; assessment ...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Science & Maths
Size: 314 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 May 2018 onward  

Policy-Oriented Technology Assessment Across Europe: Expanding Capacities

by Lars Klüver and Øjvind Nielsen, Rasmus

This book is open access under a CC-BY license.Policy-making to address grand challenges faces greater complexity than any previous project of modernization. Future scenarios are haunted by uncertainty and there is real ambivalence as to the values that policy should strive for. In this situation decision-makers look to research and innovation to provide answers and solutions. But neither can the great transitions ahead be planned by science, nor will conventional methods of innovation bring such transitions about. A turn to interactive governance is therefore underway with policy-makers and citizens becoming increasingly involved in processes of deliberating futures. Technology Assessment (TA) is the art of structuring such processes. TA goes beyond traditional expert policy analysis by s...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Computing, Hardware, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences, Political History & Theory, Science & Maths
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
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Simple JV Success: How To Benefit From Joint-Ventures Even If You're Just Starting Out

by Brian O'Graal

Inside this guide:What are joint ventures and how can you benefit from it?The types of joint ventures you can do for a win/winHow joint venture partnerships will speed up your success with projectsHow to increase your chances with getting joint venture partners to say Yes to your deal....

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Finance, Industries & Professions, Management & Leadership, Marketing & Sales, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Nonfiction
Size: 51 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 05 May 2018 onward  

Microfinance, EU Structural Funds and Capacity Building for Managing Authorities: A Comparative Analysis of European Convergence Regions (Palgrave Studies in Impact Finance)

by Pasqualina Porretta and Giovanni Pes

In recent years, the European Commission has attached increasing importance to the use of financial engineering instruments rather than traditional grant-based financing for the microcredit sector, considering these to be the most efficient option available.This book presents a study of capacity building and structural funds in public managing authorities for the microcredit sector. It presents two surveys to highlight the strengths and weaknesses of the managing authorities' capacity building. The first survey investigates the authorities' need for and interests in capacity building activities, assessing the areas in which capacity building support is needed, and explores the different types of support offered. The second survey analyses the results of the microcredit and microfinance pro...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Finance, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Science & Maths
Size: 316 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 02 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.20 / 5
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Writing a Book a Week: How to Write Quick Books Under the Self-Publishing Model. Write Free Book Series

by Alex Foster

My writing method is a focus on writing short, high quality books that bring value to readers. Most of my methods are for nonfiction, but many examples and ideas work well for fiction books, too.

Learn how to be profitable writing a book a week for Kindle and other book sites. The process is a true test of discipline and character. I share ideas that work for writing under this model and the motivation and mindset it takes to succeed....

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Writing
Size: 40 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 30 April 2018 onward  

Economic Complexity and Human Development: How Economic Diversification and Social Networks Affect Human Agency and Welfare (Routledge Studies in Development Economics)

by Dominik Hartmann

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Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Finance, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 243 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 29 April 2018 onward  

Saving for Development: How Latin America and the Caribbean Can Save More and Better

by Eduardo Cavallo and Tomás Serebrisky

Why should people - and economies - save? This book on the savings problem in Latin America and the Caribbean suggests that, while saving to survive the bad times is important, saving to thrive in the good times is what really counts. People must save to invest in health and education, live productive and fulfilling lives, and make the most of their retirement years. Firms must save to grow their enterprises, employ more workers in better jobs, and produce quality goods. Governments must save to build the infrastructure required by a productive economy, provide quality services to their citizens, and assure their senior citizens a dignified, worry-free retirement. In short, countries must save not for the proverbial rainy day, but for a sunny day - a time when everyone can bask in the bene...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 329 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 April 2018 onward  

The Early Years: Child Well-Being and the Role of Public Policy (Development in the Americas)

by Inter-American Development Bank and Samuel Berlinski

This book is open access under a CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO license. The Early Years analyzes the development of Latin American and Caribbean children and makes a compelling case for government intervention in what is instinctively a family affair. Spending on effective programs for young children is an investment that, if done well, will have very high returns, while failure to implement such programs will lower the returns on the hefty investments being made in primary, secondary, and higher education. Policies for young children belong at the core of a country's development agenda, alongside policies to develop infrastructure or strengthen institutions. However, if the services provided (or funded) by governments are to benefit children, they must be substantially better than what is currentl...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Children's eBooks, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Poverty, Science & Maths
Size: 288 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 April 2018 onward  

The Plight of Older Workers: Labor Market Experience after Plant Closure in the Swiss Manufacturing Sector (Life Course Research and Social Policies)

by Isabel Baumann

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Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Nonfiction, Self-Help & Counselling, Psychology, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 195 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 April 2018 onward  

Technological and Institutional Innovations for Marginalized Smallholders in Agricultural Development

by Franz W. Gatzweiler and Joachim von Braun

The aim of the book is to present contributions in theory, policy and practice to the science and policy of sustainable intensification by means of technological and institutional innovations in agriculture. The research insights re from Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The purpose of this book is to be a reference for students, scholars and practitioners inthe field of science and policy for understanding and identifying agricultural productivity growth potentials in marginalized areas....

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Finance, Industries & Professions, Management & Leadership, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences
Size: 435 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 April 2018 onward  

Has Latin American Inequality Changed Direction?: Looking Over the Long Run

by Luis Bértola and Jeffrey Williamson

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Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Finance, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 419 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 April 2018 onward  

Integrated Groundwater Management: Concepts, Approaches and Challenges

by Anthony J Jakeman and Olivier Barreteau

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Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences
Size: 762 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 April 2018 onward  

Working, Housing: Urbanizing: The International Year of Global Understanding - IYGU (SpringerBriefs in Global Understanding)

by Jennifer Robinson and Allen J. Scott

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Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 60 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 April 2018 onward  

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