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Donaldson, Dave

Works: 5 works in 10 publications in 1 language and 361 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Dave Donaldson
A revolution of compassion : faith-based groups as full partners in fighting America's social problems by Dave Donaldson( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is timely, well written, and well titled. There is a Revolution of Compassion in our nation to unite Americans who want to help the poor, addicted, hungry, and homeless--no matter what their race, religion, or background happens to be ... For this revoluntion to grow, it must be rooted in a commitment to the neighborhood and to faith-based organizations, to the people who have the same zip code as those who need the help. Americans agree overwhelmingly that public funds should go to the groups that are getting the best results. In many cases faith-based organizations are the most effective at addressing our nation's social brokenness"--Forward, J.C. Wattsni
Relentless : pursuing a life that matters by Dave Donaldson( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relentless takes an honest look at some of the tragic problems many people face who are struggling against the odds and fighting a losing battle. But bigger than all these problems are the hearts and desires of the relentless individuals who are joining forces with others and allowing God to do something great in and through them. Do you feel a movement of hope gaining force all around you, drawing you toward making the world a better, safer, healthier, and hope-filled place? Then you may be part of the relentless: people who never of helping the needy because they believe in, and live from, the apostle Paul?s words.?We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down but not destroyed? (2 Corinthians 4:8?9)
The compassion revolution by Dave Donaldson( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Railroads of the Raj : estimating the impact of transportation infrastructure by Dave Donaldson( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How large are the benefits of transportation infrastructure projects, and what explains these benefits? To shed new light on these questions, this paper uses archival data from colonial India to investigate the impact of India's vast railroad network. Guided by four predictions from a general equilibrium trade model, I find that railroads: (1) decreased trade costs and interregional price gaps; (2) increased interregional and international trade; (3) increased real income levels; and (4), that a sufficient statistic for the effect of railroads on welfare in the model (an effect that is purely due to newly exploited gains from trade) accounts for virtually all of the observed reduced-form impact of railroads on real income in the data. I find no spurious effects from over 40,000 km of lines that were approved but - for four different reasons - were never built
Ricardo's theory of comparative advantage : old idea, new evidence by Arnaud Costinot( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When asked to name one proposition in the social sciences that is both true and non-trivial, Paul Samuelson famously replied: `Ricardo's theory of comparative advantage'. Truth, however, in Samuelson's reply refers to the fact that Ricardo's theory of comparative advantage is mathematically correct, not that it is empirically valid. The goal of this paper is to assess the empirical performance of Ricardo's ideas. We use novel agricultural data that describe the productivity in 17 crops of 1.6 million parcels of land in 55 countries around the world. Crucially, this dataset contains information about the productivity of each parcel of land in all crops, not just those that are currently being grown. This direct information about relative productivity differences across economic activities allows us to compute, for the first time, the output predicted by Ricardo's theory of comparative advantage. Despite all of the real-world considerations from which this theory abstracts, we find that Ricardo's theory of comparative advantage has significant explanatory power in the data, at least within the scope of our analysis
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A revolution of compassion : faith-based groups as full partners in fighting America's social problems
The compassion revolution
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Dave Donaldson British economist

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