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2013-07-04 08:20:42

OXFORD, England, July 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Water Resources and Economics published first issue which is now freely available online on ScienceDirect Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ] is pleased to announce that the launch of the new journal Water Resources and Economics [http://www.journals.elsevier.com/water-resources-and-economics ] published in association with the International Water Association (IWA) [http://www.iwahq.org/1nb/home.html ] and the European...

2013-06-05 12:28:11

TORONTO, June 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Canadian universities lag behind their US counterparts in generating technology transfer between academic research and companies, and improved policies are needed to address the problem, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In "From Curiosity to Wealth Creation: How University Research can Boost Economic Growth," author Peter Howitt recommends how governments can improve the incentives for universities and their researchers to...

2013-04-09 23:03:42

How would Latin America change over the next two decades? A discussion based on a three-year study and four scenarios for Latin America in 2030, to be hosted by the World Bank, in Washington, DC, Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 12:30- 2:00 p.m. (PRWEB) April 09, 2013 A Discussion of How Latin America Will Change Over the Next Two Decades will be hosted by Pedro Alba, Director, Strategy and Operations, who will be moderating a panel with José Cordeiro, Director of the Venezuela Node of The...

2012-07-23 02:22:57

MARBELLA, Spain, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Schellhammer, Founder and President of Marbella University, announces the publication of his trilogy on Economics, "a no holds-barred look and critical analysis to the deepest core of the established economic theories as preached by most business schools, colleges and universities around the globe". From Mankiw to Krugman and Colander, to McDowell and McConnell, to the underlying much deeper dimensions of human's life and business...

2011-09-26 08:23:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Economists have long suspected that one reason why developing countries struggle to emerge from poverty is that they lack robust financial sectors, especially when compared to wealthier nations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100914/DC63872LOGO ) Although it may seem obvious that a weak financial sector would stifle growth within a developing country, until now few economists have tried to determine just how this phenomenon...

2011-09-21 02:00:00

LONDON, Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New research, commissioned by AT&T* and conducted by leading independent research company Oxford Economics, finds that if Europe increases its investment in Information & Communication Technology (ICT) to match levels elsewhere in the world, it could reap hundreds of billions of Euros of additional GDP thanks to faster productivity growth. ICT investment and productivity growth are closely linked, and European countries are lagging other...

2010-06-09 13:01:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania has made progress in applying smart growth policies toward the distribution of economic development assistance, according to a new report from the Keystone Research Center (KRC). The report is available online at http://keystoneresearch.org/21st-century-economic-development. Between May 2003 and November 2008, the Commonwealth directed more economic development aid per capita from three major programs to businesses in older towns and...

2008-10-11 03:00:07

By Henry, John F The Soulful Science: What Economists Really Do and Why it Matters, by Diane Coyle. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press. 2007. Hardcover: ISBN 13: 978-0-691-12513-8, $27.96. 277 pages. There are two good reasons why every reader of this journal should peruse this book. First, it is a very good introduction to work now being done by "mainstream" economists that (ostensibly) departs from the rather sterile output previously generated by "neoclassical" economists,...