In light of the tremendous growth of frugal product and process innovations in emerging markets and Northern economies, this book offers a clear understanding of this new direction of technological change with a Schumpeterian analytical frame. Characterising frugal innovation as a new technological paradigm, it illuminates the relationship between frugality and sustainability.
This book focuses on the recent trends of monetary policy in Latin America. It analyzes how the actions of central banks and the monetary regimes of some Latin American countries have affected the economic performance of these countries, mainly in response to the international financial crisis (IFC) and COVID-19 crisis.
Foreign Exchange Constraint and Developing Economies addresses the complex nature of foreign exchange constraint for macroeconomic and social development. The book collects expertise and perspectives from a diverse set of contributions. Using a combination of innovative theoretical and empirical approaches, the book suggests several analytical frameworks to help advance academic research and policy work on foreign exchange and sustainable development.
Providing a broad overview of the impact of COVID-19 on economic development, this timely book examines closely the macroeconomic aspects of economic development and the design of monetary policies under extreme crises.
In contrast to neo-classical mainstream approaches to economics, this innovative Modern Guide addresses the complex reality of economic development as an inherently uneven process, exploring the ways of theorizing and empirically exploring the mechanisms with which the unevenness manifests itself. It covers a wide array of issues influencing wealth and poverty, technological innovation, ecology and sustainability, financialization, population, gender, and geography, considering the dynamics of cumulative causations created by the interplay between these factors.
Islamic Finance in Africa discusses the progress, issues and innovations in African Islamic financial markets. It provides a comprehensive overview of Islamic finance in Africa by exploring legal, regulatory and governance challenges while balancing the issues and innovations found in both Islamic commercial and social finance.
This visionary book takes stock of the urgent challenges facing food chains globally and provides a critical evaluation of radical new thinking and perspectives on agricultural and food policy. Wyn Grant investigates the principal drivers of change in food and agriculture, including globalization, climate change, the structure of the industry, changing patterns of consumer demand and new technologies.
Engaging and accessible, The Entrepreneurial Solution to Poverty and the Science of What is Possible examines the systematic practice of poverty alleviation. Using the science of informational economics (IE), based on leveraging specific information, as well as decades’ worth of experimental evidence, James Fiet demonstrates how poverty may be mitigated through entrepreneurial practices.