Economic Policies for Development: Beyond the Millennium Goals


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Series: Economic Issues, Problems and Perspectives
BISAC: BUS068000

The promotion of economic development is a recurrent area of interest, both in the policy ground as well as in the academic arena. Developed and developing countries are aware that there are pending issues to be solved. Trying to offer a response to some of them, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations balance social, economic and environmental factors which are in turn the pillars for sustainable economic growth. In this context, social changes, innovations, and technological advances would play a crucial role. But the needed changes require adequate economic policies aimed to promote sustainable economic development. Joint to this, the past financial and economic crisis has questioned the usefulness of several paradigms accepted by the academy and has also favored the research on economic policies. In the current globalized world, the new approaches to conduct economic policies, and the practical lessons that emerge from empirical analysis, are revealed as necessary tools to understand international economic relations.

In this book, we provide some contributions that show the most recent approaches showing to which extent economic policies would overcome a sustainable economic development. First, we will review the current situation and the perspectives of development theories and policies. Next, we will show the scope of both demand-side and supply-side policies, when trying to achieve economic development. Finally, we will show several examples of how developing countries from the Latin America area are dealing with the current situation after the economic crisis, in light of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Our results provide a vast and comprehensive analysis of the situation, the perspective and the proposals for the future of the economic policies for development.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Economic Policies for Development. Beyond the Millennium Goals: An Introduction
(Carmen Díaz-Roldán, Laura Pérez Ortiz and Julimar da Silva Bichara, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha and Instituto de Economía Internacional, Spain, and others)

Chapter 2. Economic Policies for Development: Current Situation and Future Prospects
(Nieves Carmona-González and José Luis Parada-Rodríguez, Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, Madrid, Spain)

Chapter 3. The Development Theory and the Institutions: A Comparative Analytical Perspective
(Marcelo Mallet Siqueira Campos and Octavio A. C. Conceição, Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 4. “Nudging” Development Policies
(Julimar da Silva Bichara and Laura Pérez Ortiz, Department of Economic Structure and Development Economics, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain)

Chapter 5. Monetary and Fiscal Policy in Developing Countries
(Maria A. Prats and Vicente Esteve, Department of Applied Economics, University of Murcia, Spain, and others)

Chapter 6. Economic Growth, Technological Progress and Technical Efficiency: A World Comparative 1970-2014
(Anelí Bongers, Department of Economics and Economic History, University of Málaga, Málaga, Spain)

Chapter 7. Employment Policies for Development
(Santos M. Ruesga, Laura Pérez Ortiz and Mª Isabel Heredero de Pablos, Department of Economic Structure and Development Economics, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain)

Chapter 8. Industrial Policy in the 21st Century: Institutional Historic Trajectories Matter
(Marcelo Arend, Vinicius Zuniga Fagotti and Glaison Augusto Guerrero, Department of Economics and International Relations, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 9. Territorial Development
(Luis A. Collado Cueto, Department of Economic Structure and Development Economics, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain)

Chapter 10. Economic Structure and Growth in Brazil: An Analysis of Their Relations and Determinations on Long-and Short-Term Performance
(Ricardo Dathein and Pedro Cezar Dutra Fonseca, Department of Economics and International Relations, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 11. Finance and Development after the Global Financial Crisis: The Brazilian Experience
(André Moreira Cunha, Luiza Peruffo and Pedro Perfeito da Silva, Department of Economics and International Relations, UFRGS and CNPq, Porto Alegre, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 12. Sustainable Development in Colombia: Challenges for Compliance with the 2030 Agenda
(Tania I. Jiménez-Castilla, Luis M. Bolívar-Caro and Michael Segrera-Castilla, Faculty of Economics and Business. Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar, Turbaco, Colombia)

Chapter 13. Public Policies and the Development of Costa Rica: An Approach from the Productive Sectors and the Labor Market
(Shirley Benavides-Vindas, School of Economics, Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica, Heredia, Costa Rica)



The primary market for this title would be graduates students enrolled on Postgraduate courses (Doctor of Philosophy or Master of Arts) on Social Sciences (Economic Policies, Development Economics, International Economics and Regional Economics). As well as Professors, Supervisors, Lecturers, Teachers, etc., academic staff and researchers, in general, interested in the latest contributions to economic policies for economic development.
The markets for the book would mainly be the Libraries of Universities and Research Centers or Institutes.


Economic policies, economic development, sustainable economic development, economic growth, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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