Handbook of Production Economics

Handbook of Production Economics

Author: Subhash C. Ray

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811034558

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1797

View: 472

This three-volume handbook includes state-of-the-art surveys in different areas of neoclassical production economics. Volumes 1 and 2 cover theoretical and methodological issues only. Volume 3 includes surveys of empirical applications in different areas like manufacturing, agriculture, banking, energy and environment, and so forth.

Handbook of Agricultural Economics

Handbook of Agricultural Economics

Author: Bruce L. Gardner

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 044451080X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 548

View: 297

Annotation The subject matter of agricultural economics has both broadened and deepened in recent years, and the chapters of this Handbook present the most exciting and innovative work being done today. Following Volume 1, Volume 2 consists of three parts: 'Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment', 'Agriculture in the Macroeconomy' and 'Agriculture and Food Policy'. Although agricultural economists have always paid attention to these topics, research devoted to them has increased substantially in scope as well as depth in recent years.

Handbook of the International Political Economy of Production

Handbook of the International Political Economy of Production

Author: Kees van der Pijl

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1784712582

Category: Production (Economic theory)

Page: 736

View: 477

The Handbook of the International Political Economy of Production offers a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of the changing world of global production. The book explores the topic in a range of directions, including the human material 'used' in production across the globe and alternatives proposed from different quarters.Chapters cover the geography of why and where jobs are moving in both manufacturing and services. The doubling of the world's available labour supply after the opening up of the planned economies in Europe and Asia has sharply tilted the balance of power towards giant corporations. Labour and the politics of work is analysed in a number of key countries. Possible signs of a recovery of organized labour's negotiating power on this vastly expanded playing field are discussed in separate chapters, and a complete overview is provided of labour research networks currently active. This important volume addresses topics relating to the human and natural basis on which production rests, from the consequences of the exploitation of the body and mind to sex work, biotechnology, and the prospects for ecological re-balancing.Written by a team of authors from fourteen different countries and comprising some of the biggest names in contemporary social science as well as topical specialists, this Handbook will prove a critical resource to political economists at all levels, trade unionists and NGO activists in the labour and human rights sphere, politicians and journalists.

Handbook on the Sustainable Supply Chain

Handbook on the Sustainable Supply Chain

Author: Joseph Sarkis

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781786434272

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 616

View: 109

Supply chain management has long been a feature of industry and commerce but, with increasing demands from consumers, producers are spending more time and money investing in ways to make supply chains more sustainable. This exemplary Handbook provides readers with a comprehensive overview of current research on sustainable supply chain management.

Handbook of Economics

Handbook of Economics

Author: Arihant Experts

Publisher: Arihant Publications India limited

ISBN: 9789352030699

Category:

Page: 560

View: 184

The handbook of Economics has been designed for the students studying in Class XI-XII to act as the revision cum Quick Study Resource for various concepts of Economics. This handbook is a multipurpose quick revision resource with unique format which displays concepts clearly, places them in context and crisply identifies and describes all the factors involved. This handbook has been divided into 37 chapters namely Understanding Economics, Consumer’s Equilibrium, Demand, Supply, Price Determination & Market Equilibrium, Producer’s Behaviour, Main Market Forms, Agricultural Sector, Five Year Plans in India, Industrial Sector, Services or Tertiary Sector, India’s Foreign or International Trade, Economic Reforms Since 1991 or New Economic Policy, Selected Areas of Indian Economy, Human Capital Formation in India, Rural Development, Understanding Inflation, Infrastructure, Environment & Sustainable Development, Development Experience of India, Pakistan & China, Macroeconomis: An Overview, National Income & Related Aggregates, Money & banking, Theory of Income & Employment Determination, Government Budget & Economy, Balance of Payments & Foreign Exchange Rate, International Organisation, Introduction of Statistics & Collection of Data, Measures of Central Tendency, Measures of Dispersion, Correlation & Regression, Probability & Expected Value by Mathematical Expectation, Theoretical Probability Distributions, Sampling Theory, Index Number and Basic Tools & Techniques of Economic Ananlysis. The study material of the book has been prepared in the form of compendium, consisting of all important topics, such as concepts, definitions, principles and procedures; well illustrated with examples and diagrams. In the nutshell, this book can be used as a compact and portable reference book for study purpose and for general reference. Due to its simple information and lucid language it can also be used for general reference. This book will prove to be highly useful for aspirants preparing for competitive examinations like CET-BBA, BCA, ICWA, CMA, CS, etc.

Handbook of Yarn Production

Handbook of Yarn Production

Author: Peter R. Lord

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 1855736969

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 508

View: 271

Written a leading expert, this book is an authoritative and comprehensive guide to textile yarn manufacturing. The first three chapters provide an overview of yarn production, products and key principles. Chapters then review in detail the production processes for short-staple, long-staple and filament yarns and discuss quality control and the economics of staple-yarn production. The final section consists of a series of appendices with more detailed technical data and worked examples, providing in-depth analysis of key topics.

Handbook of Development Economics

Handbook of Development Economics

Author: Hollis Burnley Chenery

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780444531001

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1055

View: 238

This handbook organizes chapters by sets of policies that are important components of discussions about how to facilitate development. In each chapter, authors identify and discuss the relevant theoretical and empirical literature that describes the fundamental problems that the policies seek to remedy or ameliorate, as well as the literature that evaluates the effects of the policies. It presents an accurate, self-contained survey of the current state of the field. It summarizes the most recent discussions, and elucidates new developments. Although original material is also included, the main aim is the provision of comprehensive and accessible surveys

Handbook of Agricultural Economics

Handbook of Agricultural Economics

Author: Bruce L. Gardner

Publisher: North Holland

ISBN: 0444507280

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 836

View: 701

This first volume of the "Handbook of Agricultural Economics" presents work on topics central to the economics of agriculture: the quantitative representation of technology; market expectations; household production behaviour; consumer behaviour with uncertain quality and safety of goods; and issues of imperfect competition in food marketing. Volume 1A treats issues in agricultural production, representing the consequences of decades of work deepening and widening the original focus of agricultural economics on farm management. In addition to the theory and estimation of production and supply behaviour in agriculture, chapters are devoted to topics on which major advancements have been made: technological change; returns to agricultural research; the industrial structure of agriculture, land institutions and markets; and human capital and finance. Two chapters are further specialized to rural labour and household issues: migration and the role of women in developing countries.

International Handbook on the Economics of Education

International Handbook on the Economics of Education

Author: Geraint Johnes

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781845421694

Category: Education

Page: 872

View: 229

. . . is a voluminous and timely collection of 18 essays that addresses a number of core issues on the economics of education. . . An exhaustive survey of the literature on the role of universities as multi-product firms at various levels and disciplines identifies the nature of the economies of scope and scale. This enriches the volume further. Economic Analysis & Policy . . . the endeavour of bringing together very knowledgeable contributors, including some of the leading contributors to the literature in the UK and beyond, to write a handbook on the economics of education is highly appreciated. The Handbook contains 18 substantive chapters, encapsulated by a brief introduction and an extensive and a very useful index. . . the Handbook should be praised as a useful overview of the field of economics of education as it stands today. Ludger Wößmann, Economic Issues This major Handbook comprehensively surveys the rapidly growing field of the economics of education. It is unique in that it comprises original contributions on an exceptional range of topics from a review of human capital, signalling and screening models, to consideration of issues such as educational externalities and economic growth, funding models, determinants of educational success, the educational production function, educational standards and efficiency measurement. Labour market issues such as the market for teachers and the transition of students from school to work are also explored. The International Handbook on the Economics of Education will be warmly welcomed by academic economists, educational researchers and practitioners in educational management as well as policymakers. Comprising specially commissioned articles, the Handbook will become indispensable reference for this ever topical field of study.

Handbook of Public Economics

Handbook of Public Economics

Author: Martin Feldstein

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080544193

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 674

View: 813

The Field of Public Economics has been changing rapidly in recent years, and the sixteen chapters contained in this Handbook survey many of the new developments. As a field, Public Economics is defined by its objectives rather than its techniques and much of what is new is the application of modern methods of economic theory and econometrics to problems that have been addressed by economists for over two hundred years. More generally, the discussion of public finance issues also involves elements of political science, finance and philosophy. These connections are evidence in several of the chapters that follow. Public Economics is the positive and normative study of government's effect on the economy. We attempt to explain why government behaves as it does, how its behavior influences the behavior of private firms and households, and what the welfare effects of such changes in behavior are. Following Musgrave (1959) one may imagine three purposes for government intervention in the economy: allocation, when market failure causes the private outcome to be Pareto inefficient, distribution, when the private market outcome leaves some individuals with unacceptably low shares in the fruits of the economy, and stabilization, when the private market outcome leaves some of the economy's resources underutilized. The recent trend in economic research has tended to emphasize the character of stabilization problems as problems of allocation in the labor market. The effects that government intervention can have on the allocation and distribution of an economy's resources are described in terms of efficiency and incidence effects. These are the primary measures used to evaluate the welfare effects of government policy.