• Civilización del desperdicio. Psicoeconomía del consumidor (Civilization of waste. Consumer psychoeconomics)

    The author includes a series of new disciplines to his analysis in order to understand processes and apparently anomalous behaviors of economic agents, especially consumers. Among them, the huge waste of (and overspending in) food, water, medicine, electricity, clothing and others, which do not only materialize in the waste of scarce production factors and the damage to the environment, but also in the human alienation that has resulted from our materialistic civilization.

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    Author(s): Schuldt, Jürgen

    Year: 2013​

  • Inversión social: indicadores, bases de datos e inciativas (Social investment: indicators, database and initiatives)

    Peru has admirable macroeconomic indicators, but worrying signs of social unrest. Part of the explanation can be found in the weak management of the State and companies that design and execute social investment in favor of the poorest. That is why the technical level of the managers who administrate billions of public and private resources needs to be improved so as to encourage a more inclusive and peaceful growth. This book is a toolbox that will help you to conceive, develop and make social investment using the most useful techniques to measure indicators, build and analyze databases, as well as to develop sustainable initiatives. Each of the essays has been written by top level professionals who, from their stands, share what they do best. Each and every writer aspires, as you do, to a more efficient, effective, equitable and transparent social investment in order to build a country with more and better opportunities for all.

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    Author (s): Vasquez, Enrique

    Year: 2013​

  • Comida chatarra, Estado y mercado (Junk food, the State and the market)

    In 21st-century Peru, where gastronomy and its autoctonous components represent a source of national pride, chronic child malnutrition reaches 18%, while 19.8% of children until the age of 16 are overweight or at risk of developing obesity. As a response to such problems, President Humala passed in May 2013 the Law of Promotion of Healthy Eating for Children and Adolescents", better known as the law against "junk food", to promote the suitable development of the country's youth. It is true that one law does not suffice to solve these problems, but hardly ever has a law on these issues been so controversial and generated so many passionate debates on the role of the State on advertising, consumption and family decision regulation. Motivated by these debates, here we offer a varied menu of reflections from various disciplines, not only on the above-mentioned law but also on health and nutrition in current Peru.​

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    Author (s): Schwalb, Maria Matilde /Sanborn, Cynthia A. (eds.)

    Year: 2013


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