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1 Beyond Micro-credit: Putting Development Back Into Micro-Finance

Thomas Fisher and M.S. Sriram

Vistaar Publications, New Delhi, India, 2002, 8178291711 / 9788178291710, First Edition, Paperback, New, 
Micro-finance has emerged in recent years as a major tool for development and is fast growing as an international industry. This book explores how developmental goals and action can be put back into micro-finance. It sets out how micro-finance can be designed, in practice, to contribute to a wide range of developmental objectives, including social and economic security for poor people, promoting livelihoods, building democratic people`s organisations, empowering women, and changing wider systems or institutions within society. It provides a detailed discussion on the fast expanding movement of savings and credit or `self-help` groups in India, and presents a comparison of these groups with those promoted by the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, reviewing the differences in their sustainability, outreach and impact on poor people. Printed Pages: 392. 028527

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2 E-Finance: The Future is Here

V.C. Joshi

Response Books, New Delhi, India, 2010, 8132102452 / 9788132102458, Second Edition, Paperback, New, 
E-Finance: The Future is Here exhorts the Indian banks to use their post crisis advantages like safe and sound business practices, technology competence and lower costs to attract business from overseas customers . “The Future is Here,?avers V C Joshi and suggests that financial institutions could effectively use their branch network to market e-Services. This concise yet comprehensive book talks about not only the planning aspect, but also the process of e-banking; it discusses the internet business model that these banks can adhere to and examines the working of e-banking, e-insurance and e-broking, and so on. The developments in alternate systems of trading in areas like treasuries and foreign exchange are also discussed in great detail. The author oversteps the Indian periphery and takes on a global approach.The security aspects are gone into exhaustively and the author highlights the difficulties in enforcing claims through the judicial process. This book is enriched with recent examples and will be very useful for professionals in the banking, insurance and financial sectors, as also to management students and the general reader. Since it touches upon the implementation aspects of e-finance, it would also be of immense help to practising executives. Printed Pages: 212. 029620

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3 Employment and Unemployment in India: Emerging Tendencies during the Post-Reform Period

E.T. Mathew

Sage Publications, New Delhi, India, 2006, 0761935452 / 9780761935452, First Edition, Paperback, New, 
This book critically examines the emerging trends in employment and unemployment in the Indian Economy during the post-reform era. Using the latest round of NSS data, the author studies the impact of these structural economic reforms on: ?Employment generation, with reference to different and competing sectors—rural / urban; agricultural / non-agricultural; organised / unorganised. ?Unemployment and underemployment, in terms of the apprehension that economic reforms lead to loss of employment. –Casualisation of employment?that is, a belief that reforms lead to increase in the proportion of casual labour. ?Information of employment –Feminisation of employment. Unique in the fact that there is no comparable work on the topic, this book provides an excellent organisation of the material and a lucid presentation of the discussion and will be of enormous interest to economists, social scientists, policy makers, scholars and students. Printed Pages: 172. 028529

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4 Federalism and Fiscal Transfers In India

C. Rangarajan & D.K. Srivastava

Oxford University Press, New Delhi, India, 2011, 0198070985 / 9780198070986, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 
These essays comprehensively cover key aspects of fiscal federalism in India both in theoretical and empirical terms. An analysis of experiences and challenges of fiscal federalism as it evolved - over the last sixty years since the First Finance Commission - reveals the emerging patterns in transfer of resources from the centre to the states. Management of Central and state finances relating to sustainability of debt and fiscal deficit is also an important aspect of the present discussion. Attention is drawn to the re-emergence of high levels of fiscal imbalance and the implementation of fiscal decentralization in India, particularly in the light of the recommendations by the Thirteenth Finance Commission. Comparison with two developed federal systems in the world, the Canadian and the Australian systems, is an important feature of this study. Special Features Authoritative analysis of fiscal policies. Provides perspectives of a Central Banker-cum-Academic. Comparison with two developed federal systems in the world. Distinct Policy-oriented approach. Printed Page: 336. 037518

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5 Financial Access in Post-reform India

T.A. Bhavani and N.R. Bhanumurthy

Oxford University Press, New Delhi, India, 2012, 0198076657 / 9780198076650, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 
This book analyses the changes in the financial sector, its policies, growth, efficiency, and the support it has been providing to the productive sectors of the economy in post-reforms India. Using a macroeconomic growth perspective, it examines the state of financial development and access. Printed Page: 992. 037506

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6 From Asian to Global Financial Crisis: An Asian Regulator's View of Unfettered Finance in the 1900s and 2000s

Andrew Sheng

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2010, 052116821X / 9780521168212, First Edition, Paperback, New, 150 x 230 Mm 
This is a unique insider account of the new world of unfettered finance. The author, an Asian regulator, examines how old mindsets, market fundamentalism, loose monetary policy, carry trade, lax supervision, greed, cronyism, and financial engineering caused both the Asian crisis of the late 1990s and the global crisis of 2008?009. This book shows how the Japanese zero interest rate policy to fight deflation helped create the carry trade that generated bubbles in Asia whose effects brought Asian economies down. The study’s main purpose is to demonstrate that global finance is so interlinked and interactive that our current tools and institutional structure to deal with critical episodes are completely outdated. The book explains how current financial policies and regulation failed to deal with a global bubble and makes recommendations on what must change. Contents Introduction 1. Things fall apart 2. Japan and the Asian crisis 3. The beam in our eyes 4. Banking: the weakest link 5. Washington consensus and the IMF 6. Thailand: the karma of globalization 7. South Korea: strong body, weak heart 8. Malaysia: the country that went her own way 9. Indonesia: from economic to political crisis 10. Hong Kong: unusual times need unusual action 11. China: rise of the dragon 12. From crisis to integration 13. The new world of financial engineering 14. What's wrong with financial regulation? 15. The global financial meltdown 16. A crisis of governance Appendices: From Asian to global crisis: chronology of notable events Abbreviations and acronyms. Printed Pages: 488 with 16 b/w illustrations and 62 tables. 033172

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7 Growth and Development in Emerging Market Economies: International Private Capital Flows, Financial Markets and Globalization

Harinder S. Kohli (ed.)

Sage Publications, New Delhi, India, 2008, 0761936718 / 9780761936718, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 
This compilation helps understand the basic forces that are now determining the performance and prospects of emerging market economies (EMEs) around the world. In the past few years, there has been a sharp rise in private capital flows to well performing developing countries, commonly referred to as EMEs. With a drop in net transfers from official sources, the private capital flows in these countries now dwarf official flows. Growth and Development in Emerging Market Economies: International Private Capital Flows, Financial Markets and Globalization encapsulates in one volume the understanding of the inter-related topics of global imbalances, finance, investment, trade, and infrastructure. Such assemblage is difficult to find in the existing literature in this field. Many chapters discuss the situations in Asia and Latin America, drawing parallels and pointing out contrasts. The papers in this collection were discussed at the Emerging Markets Forum meeting held in Jakarta, Indonesia in September 2006. The contributors include highly experienced former policy makers and senior officials of multilateral institutions who have lifelong experience in policy formulation at the highest level. The collection would be of value to policy makers in developing countries, officials of multilateral development institutions and researchers and academicians in the field of EMEs. Printed Pages: 368. 028528

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8 Growth, Equity, Environment and Population: Economic and Sociological Perspectives

Kanchan Chopra and C.H. Hanumantha Rao (eds)

Sage Publications, New Delhi, India, 2007, 0761936777 / 9780761936770, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 
In India the process of modernization and development was initiated in the early 1950s, bringing in its fold a number of issues. This book discusses and analyzes from an economic and social perspective some of these vital concerns—growth, equity, environment and human resources. It is a collection of the work of researchers at the Institute of Economic Growth (IEG), inspired by the forthcoming Golden Jubilee Year of the IEG. The essays in the volume employ sophisticated quantitative techniques in the analyses, thereby enhancing the quality of the subject matter. The volume will prove immensely useful for planners and policymakers as well as students and scholars of development studies. The essays are organized in five sections. The first section comprises issues concerning growth viewed from the perspectives of macro-economics, agriculture and industry. Another section deals with regional and gender equity. Economics and sociology of the environment constitute a third section, while a fourth section is about population, migration and health. The last section discusses sociological perspectives on religion, the institution of family and its place in modern society. Printed Pages: 486. 028532

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9 India Macroeconomics Annual 2007

Sugata Marjit (ed.)

Sage Publications, New Delhi, India, 2008, 8178298716 / 9788178298719, First Edition, Paperback, New, 
The ongoing focus of this Annual will be to analyse macroeconomic events in contemporary India using macroeconomic and statistical tools. While one part of the Annual will be devoted to macroeconomic issues, the other part will carry academic research papers encompassing a wide range of topics such as labour, fiscal issues, banking and finance, international trade, econometrics, computational and mathematical methods. The focus of this section will be on problems affecting the economy in general and will take a broader view of topics relevant to developing countries. Printed Pages: 176. 028531

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10 India Macroeconomics Annual 2008

Sugata Marjit (ed.)

Sage Publications, New Delhi, India, 2009, 8178299399 / 9788178299396, First Edition, Paperback, New, 
India Macroeconomics Annual 2008, like the annuals for the earlier two years, provides a macroeconomic update on the state of the country’s economy and discusses issues that were pertinent during the course of the year. It analyses macroeconomic events using macroeconomic and statistical tools. The first section of the annual surveys stock market development and private capital accumulation in the country. The second section contains research papers on a wide range of topics such as labour, fiscal issues, banking and finance, econometrics, computations and mathematical methods, foreign direct investment, income redistribution policy, growing savings rate, skill acquisition with regard to India and the role of finance in business cycles. This work will hold great value for people involved in the study of Macroeconomics, International Trade, Labour Economics, Public Economics and Econometrics. Printed Pages: 176. 028530

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11 Interest Rates and Coupon Bonds in Quantum Finance

Belal E. Baaquie

Cambridge University Press, New Delhi, India, 2009, 0521889286 / 9780521889285, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 180 x 255 Mm 
he economic crisis of 2008 has shown that the capital markets need new theoretical and mathematical concepts to describe and price financial instruments. Focusing on interest rates and coupon bonds, this book does not employ stochastic calculus ?the bedrock of the present day mathematical finance ?for any of the derivations. Instead, it analyzes interest rates and coupon bonds using quantum finance. The Heath-Jarrow-Morton and the Libor Market Model are generalized by realizing the forward and Libor interest rates as an imperfectly correlated quantum field. Theoretical models have been calibrated and tested using bond and interest rates market data. Building on the principles formulated in the author’s previous book (Quantum Finance, Cambridge University Press, 2004) this ground-breaking book brings together a diverse collection of theoretical and mathematical interest rate models. It will interest physicists and mathematicians researching in finance, and professionals working in the finance industry. Contents 1. Synopsis 2. Interest rates and coupon bonds 3. Options and option theory 4. Interest rate and coupon bond options 5. Quantum field theory of bond forward interest rates 6. Libor Market Model of interest rates 7. Empirical analysis of forward interest rates 8. Libor Market Model of interest rate options 9. Numeraires for bond forward interest rates 10. Empirical analysis of interest rate caps 11. Coupon bond European and Asian options 12. Empirical analysis of interest rate swaptions 13. Correlation of coupon bond options 14. Hedging interest rate options 15. Interest rate Hamiltonian and option theory 16. American options for coupon bonds and interest rates 17. Hamiltonian derivation of coupon bond options Appendixes Glossaries List of symbols Reference Index. Printed Pages: 508 with 25 b/w illustrations. 029185

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12 Micro-credit, Poverty and Empowerment: Linking the Triad

Neera Burra, Joy Deshmukh-Ranadive, and Ranjani K. Murthy (eds)

Sage Publications, New Delhi, India, 2005, 0761933662 / 9780761933663, First Edition, Paperback, New, 
Two persistent problems that affect a significant portion of Indian women are poverty and violation of their human rights. In recent years, micro-credit has come to be viewed as a vital tool to ameliorate both conditions. However, there are few studies in the Indian context which test the validity of the assumption that there is a linear link between micro-credit, poverty reduction and women`s empowerment. This important and thought provoking volume brings together revealing case studies of micro-credit interventions made by six non-governmental and quasi-governmental bodies in five states of peninsular India, several of which have been supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The six case studies are diverse in terms of their socio-economic and geo-political contexts: the nature and ideological orientation of the intermediary organizations; the groups targeted by the projects (exclusively women or men and women); and the life-spans of the projects. Despite their differences, all the studies offer useful lessons on the institutional structures and processes that do or do not facilitate women`s empowerment and poverty reduction, while exploring the potential and limitations of micro-credit to achieve these twin goals. Printed Pages: 370. 028526

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13 Microfinance India

K.G. Karmakar (ed.)

Sage Publications, New Delhi, India, 2008, 0761936262 / 9780761936268, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 
Microfinance in India provides an informative and holistic status of microfinance in the country and suggests a road map for the future. A valuable source of information for policy makers, Finance and Management students, and professionals alike, it is a collection of essays by experts from diverse backgrounds on topical themes that capture the complexities of the continuously evolving microfinance sector in India. It covers major microfinance delivery models in an unbiased manner through well-researched articles. The book provides an overview on microfinance institutions and measures that help promote the same. Among other things, it reflects upon the challenges faced by the dominant credit delivery model, i.e., SHG-Bank Linkage Programme and issues related to the emerging microfinance institutions (MFIs). It also dwells upon innovations in the microfinance sector and the efforts being made to evolve new models such as SHG Federations. Printed Pages: 488. 028520

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14 Microfinance India: A State of the Sector Report 2008

N. Srinivasan

Sage Publications, New Delhi, India, 2009, 8178299461 / 9788178299464, First Edition, Paperback, New, 
Microfinance India: State of the Sector Report, 2008 is a part of a series of annual reports on the microfinance sector in India which seeks to document developments, clarify issues, publicise studies, stimulate research, identify policy choices, generate understanding and enhance support for the sector. It is a comprehensive one-stop document that provides the latest data and a holistic view of the sector, combines analysis and description and integrates a variety of topics hitherto treated separately. The book highlights recent developments in Self Help Groups (SHGs) and SHG Bank Linkage Programme (SBLPs), and focuses on microfinance with regard to the investment scenario in India. It also deals with the burgeoning field of urban microfinance, developments in micro-insurance, and the impact of new technologies on the microfinance sector. Additionally, it recognises the high demands which the state makes on microfinance institutions and discusses the need and relevance of new policy regulations. Complementing these analyses, statistical annexes provide essential data on the sector, strengthening its utility as a reference document. It contains extensive original material, and yet draws widely on the findings of other recent studies and reports, thereby emerging as a complete, detailed analysis of the status and the future of the microfinance sector in India. Printed Pages: 176. 028522

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15 Microfinance India: A State of the Sector Report 2009

N. Srinivasan

Sage Publications, New Delhi, India, 2009, 8132102983 / 9788132102984, First Edition, Paperback, New, 
Microfinance India: State of the Sector Report 2009 is an annual publication on the microfinance sector in India brought out by ACCESS Development Services. Through an insightfully analytical approach, it documents trends, assesses issues, disseminates information on important developments, identifies themes for research and discusses policy options for the sector in India. It provides a comprehensive account of the complexities pertaining to the growth of the sector in the country and its operational climate. While the previous State of the Sector Report gave an account of the shifts and movements within the microfinance sector in India and their possible implications on different stakeholders, the 2009 Report covers some of the promising developments in financial inclusion and branchless banking, while also continuing with the account of the critical aspects of the sector’s performance. An exclusive coverage of the problems faced by the sector in Karnataka draws useful lessons for the future growth of the sector. It also includes original studies based on data analysis, in addition to important studies and research reports. No microfinance professional and researcher can afford to miss this complete and comprehensive reference volume. Printed Pages: 176. 031074

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16 Multiple Meanings of Money: How Women See Microfinance

Smita Premchander, V. Prameela, M. Chidambaranathan, and L. Jeyaseelan

Sage Publications, New Delhi, India, 2009, 8132101693 / 9788132101697, First Edition, Paperback, New, 
Multiple Meanings of Money: How Women See Microfinance analyses what microfinance and money mean to women; focusing on the perspectives of individual women and of women-only groups. It explores women’s money management strategies, group dynamics and learning processes in groups. It discusses the divergence in the perspectives of external intervening agencies and those of women who are members of self-help groups (SHGs). Based on case studies and participatory research methods, the discourse spans issues from macro to micro level and focuses on women as agents of change in their own livelihoods. The book will be an asset for professionals working in the sectors of microfinance and gender issues, as well as for policy makers. It will be equally useful for those studying and engaged in social work. Printed Pages: 288. 028540

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17 Mutual Funds in India: Marketing Strategies and Investment Practices

H. Sadhak

Response Books, New Delhi, India, 2003, 0761997954 / 9780761997955, Second Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 556. Slightly rubbed dust jacket. 019898

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18 Reflections on Finance, Education and Society

C.D. Deshmukh

Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 8120826507 / 9788120826502, Paperback, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 405. 030209

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19 State of Urban Services in India's Cities: Spending and Financing

Kala Seetharam Sridhar and A. Venugopala Reddy

Oxford University Press, New Delhi, India, 2010, 0198065388 / 9780198065388, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 
With increasing population and expanding demand for urban infrastructure services, the capacities of local governments in many developing countries are overburdened. Adequate infrastructure is not only necessary for increasing productivity but also improving the quality of living. Given the primacy of public service delivery for cities to become engines of growth, this book answers two critical questions: Does low spending explain the state of poor public service delivery? How can urban local bodies have access to greater resources so as to enable them to improve public service delivery? Using case studies of four cities—Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Jaipur, and Bangalore—the book examines urban services such as water supply, sewerage, sanitation, solid waste management, municipal roads, and street lighting. It compares the state of these services with international norms and suggests new ways in which they can be financed and improved. More specifically, the book examines the role of land as a revenue-generating source in India’s cities. 033658

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20 States of the Indian Economy: Towards a Larger Constituency for Second Generation Economic Reforms

Amir Ullah Khan

Sage Publications, New Delhi, India, 2007, 0761935916 / 9780761935919, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 
India today occupies the centre stage in the global arena, and economists the world-over are bullish on india`s unprecedented economic growth in the last ten years and it growth prospects for the future. The large pool of human capital—a young, talented and well-educated workforce—is one of the major drivers of economic growth in the country. Rapid strides in knowledge-based industries, especially information technology, rejuvenation of the manufacturing sector, revolution in the agricultural sector and resurgence in exports have made India one of the fastest growing economies in the world. The opening up of the economy and growth in entrepreneurship has made India a sought-after destination for foreign investment. The authors argue that this situation is a result of first generation economic reforms, initiated primarily by the central government. For inclusive growth, the onus is on state governments to carry forward a second generation of reforms. In this context, the book examines: - The state of the Indian economy after one and a half decades of liberalisation and its role in the fast changing global economy; - the economic performance of various Indian states during this period; and - sectors that have done well and those that need substantial improvement in terms of adoption and implementation of reform measures. Printed Pages: 260. 028533

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21 The Microstructure of Financial Markets

Frank De Jong and Barbara Rindi

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2009, 0521687276 / 9780521687270, First Edition, Paperback, New, 175 x 245 Mm 
Printed Pages: 208. 027763

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22 The Poor Half Billion in South Asia: What is Holding Back Lagging Regions?

Ejaz Ghani (ed.)

Oxford University Press, New Delhi, India, 2010, 0198068840 / 9780198068846, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 
South Asia is a land of sharp and growing contrasts. It has attracted global attention as an emerging economic powerhouse, but is also home to the largest concentration of people living in conflict, poverty, and malnutrition. With a focus on the poor half billion of South Asia, this volume puts into perspective the colossal task ahead to eradicate poverty and enable inclusive growth in the region. Examining the challenges, successes, and failures of South Asia, it provides fresh perspectives on the links between economic geography, institutions, and globalization. Through a comparative study of spatial disparities in income, poverty, conflict, human development, and gender divides, the essays provide answers to why certain regions are lagging. Combining quantitative data with analytical rigour, they provide innovative short- and long-term policy solutions to overcome the limits to growth and escape poverty traps. Printed Page: 795. 037525

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23 Trade and Finance in Portuguese India: A Study of the Portuguese Country Trade, 1770-1840

Celsa Pinto; Foreword By Teotonio De Souza

Concept Publishing Company, New Delhi, India, 1994, 81-7022-507-8 / 9788170225072, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 315. 030332

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24 What's Wrong with Microfinance?

Thomas Dichter and Malcolm Harper

Rawat Publications, New Delhi, India, 2007, 97881315601532, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 318. 033107

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