2014/1

Planning practices of local governments based on the results of an empirical research

by Sisa Krisztina A. The purpose of this study is to explore the most important findings of the empirical research conducted amongst local governments of settlements in Hungary, in order to perform a comprehensive analysis on their practices and methods regarding planning. The primary research was conducted in the spring…

Analyzing soundness of Na tionalized Banks in India: a camel approach

by S.K.Khatik- Amit Kr Nag Performance of the economy of any country is largely dependent on the performance of its banking sector. Since, banking sector constitutes a major component of the financial service sector. Soundness of the banking sector is essential for a healthy and vibrant economy. The efficiency, productivity,…

Sensitivity of Technical Efficiency Estimates to Estimation Methods: An Empirical Comparison of Parametric and Non-Parametric Approaches

by Henry de-Graft Acquah This paper highlights the sensitivity of technical efficiency estimates to estimation approaches using empirical data. Firm specific technical efficiency and mean technical efficiency are estimated using the non parametric Data Envelope Analysis (DEA) and the parametric Corrected Ordinary Least Squares (COLS) and Stochastic Frontier Analysis (SFA)…

Human Rationality, Environmental Challenges and Evolutionary Game Theory

by Andrea Karcagi-Kovács In recent years, game theory is more often applied to analyse several sustainable development issues such as climate change and biological diversity, but the explanations generally remain within a non-cooperative setting. In this paper, after reviewing important studies in this field, I will show that these methods…

The motivations for the diversification of the nigerian economy focusing on sustainable agriculture

by György Iván Neszmélyi Agriculture is one of the major branches of the economy in Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa. It employs around 70% of the population and its contribution to the national GDP ranges around 45% (2012). In spite of the fact that most of the area…

Agricultural development and government expenditures in the new EU countries

by Peter Bielik, Luboš Smutka, Elena Horská, Richard Selby The main ambition of this paper is to analyse agricultural developments in selected new EU member states with particular emphasis on government expenditures in agriculture. The main objective is to identify the relationship between government expenditures development on one side, and…