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Drèze, Jean

Works: 117 works in 585 publications in 7 languages and 6,957 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Personal narratives  Interviews  Conference papers and proceedings 
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An uncertain glory : India and its contradictions by Jean Drèze( Book )
39 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 881 libraries worldwide
When India became independent in 1947 after two centuries of colonial rule, it immediately adopted a firmly democratic political system, with multiple parties, freedom of speech, and extensive political rights. Maintaining rapid as well as environmentally sustainable growth remains an important and achievable goal for India. Two of India's leading economists argue that the country's main problems lie in the lack of attention paid to the essential needs of the people, especially of the poor, and often of women. In the long run, even the feasibility of high economic growth is threatened by the underdevelopment of social and physical infrastructure and the neglect of human capabilities
The Political economy of hunger by Jean Drèze( Book )
59 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 622 libraries worldwide
Part of a major report on world hunger instigated by the World Institute for Development Economics Research, this volume deals with possible solutions to the problem of regular outbreaks of famine in various parts of the world
The political economy of hunger : selected essays by Jean Drèze( Book )
35 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 418 libraries worldwide
"The Political Economy of Hunger is the classic analysis of an extraordinary paradox: in a world of food surpluses and satiety, hunger kills millions more people each year than wars or political repression. Now this abridged version, edited by Athar Hussain, puts the most influential essays from the three-volume work within the reach of concerned citizens." "Ranging from Africa to South Asia to China, and written by an international array of authorities, the essays included in this abridgement give the best available analysis of the causes of worldwide hunger and deprivation, and the best hope for effective aid policies in the future."--Jacket
India : development and participation by Jean Drèze( Book )
28 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 317 libraries worldwide
"This book explores the role of public action in eliminating deprivation and expanding human freedoms in India. The analysis is based on a broad and integrated view of development, which focuses on well-being and freedom rather than the standard indicators of economic growth. The authors place human agency at the centre of stage, and stress the complementary roles of different institutions (economic, social, and political) in enhancing effective freedoms." "In comparative international perspective, the Indian economy has done reasonably well in the period following the economic reforms initiated in the early nineties. However, relatively high aggregate economic growth coexists with the persistence of endemic deprivation and deep social failures. Jean Dreze and Amartya Sen relate this imbalance to the continued neglect, in the post-reform period, of public involvement in crucial fields such as basic education, health care, social security, environmental protection, gender equity, and civil rights, and also to the imposition of new burdens such as the accelerated expansion of military expenditure. Further, the authors link these distortions of public priorities with deep-seated inequalities of social influence and political power. The book discusses the possibility of addressing these biases through more active democratic practice." "This new edition is fully revised and updated and contains an expanded statistical appendix."--BOOK JACKET
Indian development : selected regional perspectives ( Book )
22 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 269 libraries worldwide
India is a country of great diversity. Commonly used indicators of 'quality of life' vary tremendously between states. Comparing experiences within India itself, these essays challenge purely economic judgements of the development process
The Amartya Sen and Jean Drèze omnibus : comprising poverty and famines, hunger and public action, India: economic development and social opportunity by Amartya Sen( Book )
14 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
This text comprises three works by two well-known economists. The trilogy discusses causes of hunger, the role public action can play in its alleviation and the Indian experience in this context. It provides a comprehensive, theoretical and empirical analysis of relevant developmental issue
The economics of famine by Jean Drèze( Book )
11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
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The dam and the nation : displacement and resettlement in the Narmada Valley ( Book )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
Papers presented at Narmada Forum, a workshop organized by Centre for Development Economics and the Institute of Economic Growth in December 1993
War and peace in the Gulf : testimonies of the Gulf Peace Team ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 80 libraries worldwide
In this collection of testimonies the Gulf Peace Team shares their memories and assessments of nonviolent interposition in the Gulf War
The Political economy of hunger by Jean Drèze( Book )
26 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
WIDER Studies in Development Economics The World Institute for Development Economics Research, established in 1984, started work in Helsinki in 1985, with the financial support of the Government of Finland. The principal purpose of the Institute is to help identify and meet the need for policy-oriented socio-economic research on pressing global and development problems and their inter-relationships. WIDER's research projects are grouped into three main themes: hunger and poverty; money, finance, and trade; and development and technological transformation. BL Sen is an internationally renowned, prizewinning economist This volume is the first of three addressing a wide range of policy issues relating to the role of public action in combating hunger and deprivation in the modern world. It deals with the background nutritional, economic, social, and political aspects of the problem of world hunger. Topics covered include the characteristics and causal antecedents of famines and endemic deprivation, the interconnections between economic and political factors, the role of social relations and the family, the special problems of women's deprivation, the connection between food consumption and other indicators of living standards, and the medical aspects of undernourishment and its consequences. Several contributions also address the political background of public policy, in particular the connection between the government and the public, including the role of newspapers and the media, and the part played by political commitment and by adversarial politics and pressures. Taken together, these essays provide a comprehensive and authoritative analysis of the problem of hunger and deprivation, and an important guide for action
Famine prevention in India by Jean Drèze( Book )
16 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Policy reform, shadow prices and market prices by Jean Drèze( Book )
15 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
How should possible policy reforms and projects be assessed when prices give misleading signals? Revenues and costs at market prices then give distorted measrres of social gains and losses and our appraisal should use social opportunity costs, or correctly defined, shadow prices. We show how shadow prices may be integrated into an analysis of tax and price reform, demonstrate the critical dependence of these prices on government policy, and analyze their relations with market prices. A conceptual framework for applied analysis is provided plus a detailed theoretical account of policy in a model with some fixed prices, rationing, and taxation
Hunger and poverty in Iraq, 1991 by Jean Drèze( Book )
5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Economic mobility and agricultural labour in rural India : a case study by Jean Drèze( Book )
7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Credit in rural India : a case study by Jean Drèze( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Poverty in India : regional estimates, 1987-8 by Jean Drèze( Book )
8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
This paper presents estimates of rural and urban poverty and inequality for the 61 constituent regions of India's 16 major states in 1987-88 based on National Sample Survey data--Abstract
Primary education and economic development in China and India : overview and two case studies by Jean Drèze( Book )
5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Democracy and power : the Delhi lectures by Noam Chomsky( Book )
3 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in Undetermined and English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Noam Chomsky visited India in 1996 and 2001 and spoke on a wide range of subjects, from democracy and corporate propaganda to the nature of the world order and the role of intellectuals in society. He captivated audiences with his lucid challenge to dominant political analyses, the engaging style of his talks and his commitment to social equality as well as individual freedom. Chomsky's early insights into the workings of power in the modern world remain timely and compelling. Published for the first time, this series of lectures also provides the reader with an invaluable introduction to the essential ideas of one of the leading thinkers of our time
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Alternative Names
Deleizi, Rang
Drèze, J. 1959-
Drèze, J. P.
Drèze, J. P. 1959-...
Dréze, Jean
Jean Drèze Belgian-Indian economist
Jean Drèze belgisch-indischer Wirtschaftswissenschaftler
Jean Drèze econoom uit België
Rang Deleizi
ਜਿਆਂ ਦਰੇਜ
ドレーズ, ジャン
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