Statistics Using R

Sudha G. Purohit

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  • ISBN: 9781842659717
  • Publication Date: Jan 2015
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Microarray Data

Shailaja R. Deshmukh

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  • ISBN: 9781842654231
  • Publication Date: Jan 2007
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Towards a Renewed Bretton Woods Agreement

Giovanni Tria

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  • ISBN: 9780960012787
  • Publication Date: Jul 2021
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Due Diligence

David Roodman

The idea that small loans can help poor families build businesses and exit poverty has blossomed into a global movement. The concept has captured the public imagination, drawn in billions of dollars, reached millions of customers, and garnered a Nobel Prize. Radical in its suggestion that the poor are creditworthy and conservative in its insistence on individual accountability, the idea has expanded beyond credit into savings, insurance, and money transfers, earning the name microfinance. But is it the boon so many think it is?Readers of David Roodman's openbook blog will immediately recognize his thorough, straightforward, and trenchant analysis. Due Diligence, written entirely in public with input from readers, probes the truth about microfinance to guide governments, foundations, investors, and private citizens who support financial services for poor people. In particular, it explains the need to deemphasize microcredit in favor of other financial services for the poor.

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  • ISBN: 9781933286488
  • Publication Date: Dec 2011
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Results Not Receipts

Charles Kenny

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  • ISBN: 9781933286976
  • Publication Date: Jun 2017
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Economics

Wai Leong Wong

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  • ISBN: 9789675492037
  • Publication Date: Jan 2020
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Oil to Cash

Todd Moss

What should a country do if it suddenly discovers oil and gas? How should it spend the subsequent cash windfall? How can it protect against corruption? How can citizens truly benefit from national wealth? With many of the world's poorest and most fragile states suddenly joining the ranks of oil and gas producers, these are pressing policy questions. Oil to Cash explores one option that may help avoid the so-called resource curse: just give the money directly to citizens. A universal, transparent, and regular cash transfer would not only provide a concrete benefit to regular people, but would also create powerful incentives for citizens to hold their government accountable. Oil to Cash details how and where this idea could work and how policymakers can learn from the experiences with cash transfers in places like Mexico, Mongolia, and Alaska.

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  • ISBN: 9781933286693
  • Publication Date: Jun 2015
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Overcoming Stagnation in Aid-Dependent Countries

Nicolas van de Walle

In this book, Nicolas Van de Walle identifies 26 countries that are extremely poor and grew little if at all in the 1990s. His sample excludes North Korea and countries where civil war explains some of their failure to grow (Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tajikistan and others). The 26 countries have limited infrastructure and human capital and the small size of their markets deter private savings and investment. Aid was meant to help overcome these problems, and these countries received a lot. Yet they have failed to grow. What is wrong? Is foreign aid a solution or part of the problem? What changes might make aid more effective? Given these countries require the financial and technical resources of the West, why haven't aid programs made a difference? Van de Walle blames their economic failure mostly on the venality and incompetence of their political leadership. He analyzes the contradictions and tensions faced by the aid community in poorly run countries, providing a sobering analysis of the perverse effects of aid where the politics is all wrong. Too often, resources provided by foreign aid keep the wrong government in office, and undermine adoption of economic as well as political reforms. Bad government combined with aid, in short, hurts poor countries – and particularly the poorest people in those countries. Despite good intentions, little progress has been made in implementing announced "reforms" of the aid business itself. A constituency for reform is lacking, in the donor countries and in the recipient countries, where those in power benefit from the status quo.

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  • ISBN: 9781933286013
  • Publication Date: Mar 2005
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Africa's Private Sector

Vijaya Ramachandran

Why is business performance lagging in Africa? To provide answers, this volume focuses on the day-to-day problems that private sector managers and entrepreneurs there encounter. Through enterprise surveys conducted in several African countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, these businesspeople identify poor infrastructure—particularly the lack of a reliable source of power—as a huge constraint on private sector activity.Politics also plays a key role in limiting the success of African businesses. Many countries there have private sectors that are ethnically segmented or dominated by ethnic minorities or both. Segmented networks in already sparse economic environments limit competition, encourage an ambivalent attitude toward facilitating a good business environment, and constrain the growth of firms outside the dominant network. Consequently, Africa has yet to see the emergence of a broad-based business class. Africa's Private Sector identifies several solutions to address both the infrastructure and political economy constraints hampering business growth in Africa.

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  • ISBN: 9781933286280
  • Publication Date: Jan 2009
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Beyond Lending

Guillermo Perry

When he began this book in early 2008, Guillermo Perry argued that developing countries remained highly vulnerable to external risks such as commodity price declines, capital flow reversals, and natural disasters. The economic crisis that has since ensued confirmed Perry's analysis. It has also made his proposal more important than ever: multilateral development banks (MDBs) should move beyond lending to provide innovative risk-management tools for developing countries to manage volatility. The risk that MDBs will fall into complacency as the short-term demand for traditional loans increases during the crisis should not deter innovations to ensure long-term stability.Contents1. Causes and Consequences of High Volatility in Developing Countries2. The Role of Financial Insurance and Hedging3. Dealing with Liquidity Shocks and the Procyclicality of Private Capital Flows4. Dealing with Currency Risks5. Dealing with Commodity Price, Terms of Trade, and Output Risks6. Dealing with Natural Disaster Risks7. Why Multilateral Development Bank Practices Are So Far from Their Potential8. An Agenda Going Forward

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  • ISBN: 9781933286327
  • Publication Date: May 2009
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Climate and Energy in the Mediterranean

Roudi Baroudi

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  • ISBN: 9781737049111
  • Publication Date: May 2022
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Fair Growth

Nancy Birdsall

Until recently, students of development have put much more energy into understanding the causes and consequences of absolute poverty than of inequality. But globalization—with its new opportunities for winners and losers, and its new insecurities and competitive pressures—is changing that. Nowhere is the issue of inequality more worrying than in Latin America, the setting for many of the world's most unequal societies. This book presents a dozen ideas or "tools" meant to make life in Latin America more equitable and fair for the great majority of its people. It suggests policies and programs for making tax structures more progressive; giving small businesses a chance; protecting labor mobility and workers' rights; tackling corruption head on; and raising the levels of quality, efficiency, and equity of the education systems. Change and reform in the direction of greater fairness will require not only political leadership and technical know-how on the part of government officials and legislators, but support and input from the progressive business community, the increasingly effective and vocal civil society, and students and intellectuals.

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  • ISBN: 9781933286167
  • Publication Date: Jan 2008
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Introduction to Stochastic Process

A.K. Basu

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  • ISBN: 9781842651056
  • Publication Date: Jan 2003
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An Introduction to Estimating Functions

Parimal Mukhopadhyay

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  • ISBN: 9781842651636
  • Publication Date: Jan 2004
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Sampling Theory and Methods

S. Sampath

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  • ISBN: 9781842652145
  • Publication Date: Jan 2005
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A First Course in Mathematical Analysis

D. Somasundaram

  • Imprint: Narosa Publishing House
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9788173190643
  • Publication Date: Jan 1996
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Sample Survey Theory

Des Raj

  • Imprint: Narosa Publishing House
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9788173191374
  • Publication Date: Jan 1998
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Statistical Inference and Design of Experiments

U.J. Dixit

  • Imprint: Narosa Publishing House
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9788173192814
  • Publication Date: Jan 1999
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Statistical and Mathematical Sciences and their Applications

Neeraj Tiwari

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  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9788184875201
  • Publication Date: Jan 2016
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Survey Sampling

P. Mukhopadhyay

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  • ISBN: 9781842653746
  • Publication Date: Jan 2007
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