OECD Glossary of Statistical Terms

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264055088


Page: 602

View: 2453

The OECD Glossary contains a comprehensive set of over 6 700 definitions of key terminology, concepts and commonly used acronyms derived from existing international statistical guidelines and recommendations.

OECD Glossary of Statistical Terms

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264055088


Page: 602

View: 7181

The OECD Glossary contains a comprehensive set of over 6 700 definitions of key terminology, concepts and commonly used acronyms derived from existing international statistical guidelines and recommendations.

Regierung und Verwaltung auf einen Blick 2013

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264209549


Page: 194

View: 6644

Regierung und Verwaltung auf einen Blick 2013 enthält eine Reihe wichtiger Indikatoren für die Analyse und den internationalen Vergleich der Leistung des öffentlichen Sektors.

Regierung und Verwaltung auf einen Blick 2009

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264080333


Page: 176

View: 4002

Regierung und Verwaltung auf einen Blick ist eine neue, im zweijährigen Turnus erscheinende Publikation der OECD, die mehr als 30 Indikatoren enthält, die die Regierungs- und Verwaltungsleistung beschreiben.

The Regional Integration Manual

Quantitative and Qualitative Methods

Author: Philippe De Lombaerde,Renato Flores,Lelio Iapadre,Michael Schulz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136702040

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

View: 4585

The Regional Integration Manual brings together different methods for monitoring and analysing regional integration processes in a systematic way. Employing a multi-disciplinary approach, it seeks to provide officials in regional organisations, researchers in think tanks, academics and students worldwide with an accessible set of both quantitative and qualitative tools, useful in their day-to-day work. The Manual addresses an increasing demand for such tools, in a world where mechanisms and ideas for effective regional government and governance are in dire need, whereas the monitoring and analytical capabilities of official and non-governmental actors often lag behind. It also addresses a rapidly growing academic community studying the determinants, depth, speed and other characteristics of regional integration and co-operation. Employing a multi-disciplinary approach, The Regional Integration Manual will be of interest to scholars of governance and regional politics as well as policy-makers and those in regional organisations.

Compilation Manual for an Index of Services Production

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264034447


Page: 138

View: 9451

The OECD Compilation Manual for Index of Services Production contains guidelines and methodologies to measure short-term production activities of the services sector by national agencies and international organisations.

Mundus Urbano

Author: Luana Xavier Pinto Coelho,Lorena Melgaco Silva Marques,Regina Orvananos Murguia

Publisher: Frank & Timme GmbH

ISBN: 3865965326

Category: Cities and towns

Page: 228

View: 8854


Public Money, Private Profit

Author: Robert E. Wright

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231521731

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

View: 7766

Today's financial crisis is the result of dismal failures on the part of regulators, market analysts, and corporate executives. Yet the response of the American government has been to bail out the very institutions and individuals that have wrought such havoc upon the nation. Are such massive bailouts really called for? Can they succeed? Robert E. Wright and his colleagues provide an unbiased history of government bailouts and a frank assessment of their effectiveness. Their book recounts colonial America's struggle to rectify the first dangerous real estate bubble and the British government's counterproductive response. It explains how Alexander Hamilton allowed central banks and other lenders to bail out distressed but sound businesses without rewarding or encouraging the risky ones. And it shows how, in the second half of the twentieth century, governments began to bail out distressed companies, industries, and even entire economies in ways that subsidized risk takers while failing to reinvigorate the economy. By peering into the historical uses of public money to save private profit, this volume suggests better ways to control risk in the future. Additional Columbia / SSRC books on the privatization of risk and its implications for Americans: Health at Risk: America's Ailing Health System--and How to Heal ItEdited by Jacob S. Hacker Laid Off, Laid Low: Political and Economic Consequences of Employment InsecurityEdited by Katherine S. Newman Pensions, Social Security, and the Privatization of RiskEdited by Mitchell A. Orenstein

Environmental Taxes and Fiscal Reform

Author: L. Castellucci,A. Markandya,Gustavo Piga

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230392407

Category: Political Science

Page: 276

View: 3994

A review of the literature on environmental taxes, focusing on European experiences, and analysing how such taxes can contribute to green causes as well as reducing the tax burden from "ordinary" taxation. The authors examine the potential 'double dividend' from tax reform for helping the environment, reducing unemployment and encouraging growth.

Labour Market Mobility in Nordic Welfare States

Author: N.A

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

ISBN: 9289319976

Category: Reference

Page: 286

View: 9925

Analyserer arbejdskraftens mobilitet i Danmark, Finland, Norge og Sverige i perioden 2000-2006

Government at a Glance 2009

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264061644


Page: 163

View: 4570

A new, biennial publication, Government at a Glance provides over 30 indicators describing OECD governments' performance. It compares their political and institutional frameworks, provides data on revenues, expenditures and employment, and indicators on openness, integrity, and e-government.

Politics (Canadian Edition)

An Introduction to the Modern Democratic State, Fourth Edition

Author: Larry W. Johnston

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442605359

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

View: 3083

The latest edition of Politics offers a comprehensive and comparative approach to the essential components of democratic politics in today's states. The book begins by addressing ways of thinking about politics, community, and society, offering broad outlines of political theory in a historical context. Johnston then provides a comparative framework for understanding basic democratic systems which is drawn upon in subsequent sections on institutions, the political process, and governing. The result is an accessible introduction to contemporary democratic politics that is also deeply theoretical and comparative in scope. The fourth edition has been revised throughout and rewritten with a more focused narrative. The student-friendly design incorporates more visuals and sidebars, as well as chapter objectives and a glossary, in order to make the material easily digestible. In addition, a new companion website provides self-study support for students along with a wealth of materials for instructors to draw from when developing lectures, tutorials, assignments, and exams. See www.johnstonpolitics.com for more information.

21st Century Economics: A Reference Handbook

Author: Rhona C. Free

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412961424

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1000

View: 3365

Interest in economics is at an all-time high. Among the challenges facing the nation is an economy with rapidly rising unemployment, failures of major businesses and industries, and continued dependence on oil with its wildly fluctuating price. Americans are debating the proper role of the government in company bailouts, the effectiveness of tax cuts versus increased government spending to stimulate the economy, and potential effects of deflation. Economists have dealt with such questions for generations, but they have taken on new meaning and significance. Tackling these questions and encompassing analysis of traditional economic theory and topics as well as those that economists have only more recently addressed, 21st Century Economics: A Reference Handbook is intended to meet the needs of several types of readers. Undergraduate students preparing for exams will find summaries of theory and models in key areas of micro and macroeconomics. Readers interested in learning about economic analysis of an issue as well students embarking on research projects will find introductions to relevant theory and empirical evidence. And economists seeking to learn about extensions of analysis into new areas or about new approaches will benefit from chapters that introduce cutting-edge topics. To make the book accessible to undergraduate students, models have been presented only in graphical format (minimal calculus) and empirical evidence has been summarized in ways that do not require much background in statistics or econometrics. It is thereby hoped that chapters will provide both crucial information and inspiration in a non-threatening, highly readable format.

Government at a Glance 2011

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264096578


Page: 268

View: 4330

This second edition of Government at a Glance almost doubles the number of available indicators and also offers two special chapters, one on leveraged governance and one the policy implications of fiscal consolidation.

Foreign Aid

An Introduction to U. S. Programs and Policy

Author: Curt Tarnoff

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437919766


Page: 35

View: 7117

Contents: (1) Foreign Aid (FA): An Intro. to U.S. Programs and Policy; (2) What are the Objectives of U.S. Foreign Assistance (FAs)?; What are the Different Types of FA?; What are the Funding Priorities and Trends in U.S. FAs?; (3) How Large is the U.S. FAs Budget and What Have Been the Historical Funding Trends?; How Does FA Compare with Other Fed. Programs?; How Much of FA Dollars are Spent on U.S. Goods?; (4) What Exec. Branch Agencies Administer FA Programs?; What are the Different Forms in Which FAs is Provided?; How Much FA is Provided as Loans and How Much as Grants?; What are Some Types of Loans?; (5) What Congressional Committees Oversee FA Programs?; What are the Major FA Legislative Vehicles?

The Economic Crisis in Social and Institutional Context

Theories, Policies and Exit Strategies

Author: Sebastiano Fadda,Pasquale Tridico

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131761741X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 226

View: 882

This book explores the foundations of the current economic crisis. Offering a heterodox approach to interpretation it examines the policies implemented before and during the crisis, and the main institutions that shaped the model of advanced economies, particularly in the last two decades. The first part of the book provides a theoretical analysis of the crisis. The roots of the ‘great recession’ are divided into fundamentals with origins in financial liberalisation, financial innovation and income distribution, and complementary or contributory factors such as the international imbalances, the monetary policy,and the role of credit rating agencies. Part II suggests various paths to recovery while emphasising that it will be necessary to develop alternative strategies for sustainable economic recovery and growth. These strategies will require genuine political support and a new 'great European vision' to address major issues concerning the EU such as unemployment, structural regional differences and federalism. Drawing on various schools of thought, this book explains the complexities of the crisis through a wider evolutionary-institutional and heterodox framework.

Tied Aid and Development Aid Procurement in the Framework of EU and WTO Law

The Imperative for Change

Author: Annamaria La Chimia

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1782251618

Category: Law

Page: 488

View: 3167

This book is the first legal treatment of tied aid and examines in detail the compatibility of tied aid with EU and WTO law. The workings of the aid projects and aid procurement systems of donor countries granting bilateral aid are fully examined through case studies from the UK, Italy, the EU and the US. Tied aid refers to aid granted to developing countries on condition that goods and services for the aid-financed projects are purchased from the donor country only. The recipient country, in order to receive the grant or the loan, has no other choice but to fulfil the condition imposed by the donor. Economists have shown that tying aid undermines the effectiveness of aid. It leads to higher costs paid for the goods and services purchased and the distortion of the nature of the aid. Further, tying frustrates the potential of aid to foster trade between developing countries - in many of these countries public bodies and, in particular, aid-financed projects are major potential outlets for trade between neighbouring states. The importance of tied aid has been pointed out in economic literature but there is surprisingly little written on the legal aspects of tied aid practices and this book seeks to fill this major gap in the literature. The book is of interest to academics in the field of EU and WTO law, NGOs and practitioners working both in the field of public procurement and development policies.

Beyond Goals

Effective Strategies for Coaching and Mentoring

Author: Mr David Megginson,Ms Susan David,Professor David Clutterbuck

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472401670

Category: Education

Page: 378

View: 502

What is there in developmental relationships beyond setting and striving to achieve goals? The presence of goals in coaching and mentoring programs has gone largely unquestioned, yet evidence is growing that the standard prescription of SMART, challenging goals is not always appropriate - and even potentially dangerous - in the context of a complex and rapidly changing world. Beyond Goals advances standard goal-setting theory by bringing together cutting-edge perspectives from leaders in coaching and mentoring. From psychology to neuroscience, from chaos theory to social network theory, the contributors offer diverse and compelling insights into both the advantages and limitations of goal pursuit. The result is a more nuanced understanding of goals, with the possibility for practitioners to bring greater impact and sophistication to their client engagements. The implications of this reassessment are substantial for all those practicing as coaches and mentors, or managing coaching or mentoring initiatives in organizations.

Glossary of Insurance Policy Terms

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264173218


Page: 128

View: 1154

The OECD has produced a unique glossary of insurance policy terms which covers selected topics ranging from insurance policy regulation/supervision to general trade issues.

Main Economic Indicators Comparative Methodological Analysis: Wage related statistics Volume 2002 Supplement 3

Comparative Methodological Analysis: Wage related statistics Volume 2002 Supplement 3

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing



Page: 152

View: 497

This publication compares key aspects of statistical methodologies used by OECD member countries in the compilation of wage related statistics. Such statistics comprise wages and earnings, minimum wages, labour costs and prices, unit labour costs ...