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Bourguignon, Francois, Ed.; Pereira da Silva, Luiz A., Ed. – 2003
This book, a collection of articles and papers, reviews techniques and tools that can be used to evaluate the poverty and distributional impact of economic policy choices. Following are its contents: "Evaluating the Poverty and Distributional Impact of Economic Policies: A Compendium of Existing Techniques" (Francois Bourguignon and Luiz A.…
Descriptors: Economic Climate, Economic Factors, Economic Impact, Economic Research
United Nations Development Programme, New York, NY. – 1995
In May 1994, 26 experts from 10 countries attended a technical meeting on economic policies and employment. After hearing and discussing eight papers on the nature of the employment problem and its macroeconomic solution, the group formulated an outline for global action that called on nations to act together to increase their chances of providing…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Economic Change
World Bank, Washington, DC. – 1991
This report attempts to show how government and markets can interact most effectively to promote rapid economic development and benefit all people. The world economy is reviewed and an assessment is made of the impact of external factors on development. Alternative scenarios, optimistic and pessimistic, for the 1990s are considered. Four…
Descriptors: Capitalism, Demography, Developed Nations, Developing Nations
Suppes, Patrick – 1969
In the first part of this paper, several important trends of mathematics in the social sciences since the end of World War II are reviewed. Among these are (1) decision theory, (2) the development of macroeconomics as it relates to economic theory and the economics of growth, (3) the general theory of measurement, (4) structural linguistics, and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Problems, Educational Problems, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics Education
Grubb, W. Norton; Stern, David – 1989
This paper states that, although education has been linked historically to economic development, there is no clear evidence that this link is valid. It investigates under what conditions educational programs are likely to be effective and which are likely to shift resources without any net effects on employment, wage levels, productivity, or…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Philosophy, Entrepreneurship
Upjohn (W.E.) Inst. for Employment Research, Kalamazoo, MI. – 1982
This volume contains four papers presented at a 1982 conference sponsored by the National Council on Employment Policy. It begins with a brief policy statement warning that labor force and productivity data systems face deterioration because of budget cuts that have forced a decline in the quality and quantity of the published information and…
Descriptors: Conference Proceedings, Data, Data Collection, Data Processing
National Agricultural Research and Extension Users Advisory Board (USDA), Washington, DC. – 1984
Two areas which will have far reaching consequences for the future of United States agriculture are discussed: (1) biotechnology; and (2) critical economic research in world trade and commodity supply management. Topics in the first area include: controversies related to biotechnology; the relative importance of health, safety, and environmental…
Descriptors: Agriculture, Developing Nations, DNA, Economic Factors
Gerald, Debra E.; Hussar, William J. – 1990
Statistical projections for elementary and secondary schools and institutions of higher education are provided at the national and state levels through the year 2001. National projection tables cover enrollment, high school graduates, earned degrees conferred, classroom teachers, and expenditures of public elementary and secondary schools.…
Descriptors: Degrees (Academic), Educational Finance, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
Wadeskog, Anders – School Research Newsletter, 1987
The public sector in Sweden is under pressure to augment its productivity and cut costs, and the education sector is faced with the same demands. Most people believe that adequately proportioned, efficiently operating schools are essential to Sweden's long-term economic development, but this is seldom mentioned in connection with spending cuts. In…
Descriptors: Decentralization, Economic Development, Educational Economics, Elementary Secondary Education
Multnomah County Intermediate Education District, Portland, OR. – 1972
This document on course goals in the social sciences is one part of a critique series dealing with the development and evaluation of course goals in six subject matter areas for grades K-12. The series provides an initial pool of course-level goals that are expected to be of considerable value in assisting educators with goal definition related to…
Descriptors: Accountability, Behavioral Sciences, Course Content, Course Objectives
Smelser, Neil J., Ed.; Gerstein, Dean R., Ed. – 1986
This commemorative book contains 10 papers that provide a selective sample of behavioral and social science research accomplishments and trends over a 50-year period, and comparisons are made with research presented in the 1933 report, "Recent Social Trends in the United States" (The Ogburn Report). Four chapters in part 1,…
Descriptors: Behavior, Behavioral Science Research, Behavioral Sciences, Cognitive Processes
Benavente, Jose-Miguel; de Mello, Luiz; Mulder, Nanno – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2005
A good framework for investment in innovation can contribute to increasing Chile's growth potential. Spending on R&D is currently low in relation to GDP and heavily reliant on government financing. Innovation activity in the business sector is also limited by insufficient seed and venture capital and human capital constraints. This is despite…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Research and Development, Foreign Countries, Innovation
Buckles, Stephen; Melican, Claire – US Department of Education, 2006
This document provides a guide for the development of the 2006 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Economics Assessment. The framework is designed to assess the outcomes of student education in and understanding of economics in grade 12 as part of NAEP. Economic literacy is defined as the ability to identify, analyze, and evaluate…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Free Enterprise System, Economic Development, Economic Factors
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Schug, Mark C.; Wentworth, Donald R. – Social Studies, 1999
Explores the changes in the U.S. economy explaining that it became an engine of growth for the entire world economy. Describes the transformation in economic thought during the 20th century and relates these changes to issues of interest to social studies educators. Concludes with a discussion on 21st century thought. (CMK)
Descriptors: Economic Change, Economic Factors, Economics Education, Educational Change
Economic Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC. – 1987
These proceedings contain presentations and summaries of papers presented at a Wheat Competitiveness Conference. They begin with two presentations--"The Wheat Prototype Study within an Overall Conceptual Framework of Competitiveness" (James Langley) and "U.S. Competitiveness in the World Wheat Market: A Prototype Study" (Jerry…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Production, Competition, Economics
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