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Development Economics

Development Economics

  • Author: Debraj Ray
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400835895
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 872
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If you are instructor in a course that uses Development Economics and wish to have access to the end-of-chapter problems in Development Economics, please e-mail the author at [email protected] For more information, please go to http://www.econ.nyu.edu/user/debraj. If you are a student in the course, please do not contact the author. Please request your instructor to do so. The study of development in low-income countries is attracting more attention around the world than ever before. Yet until now there has been no comprehensive text that incorporates the huge strides made in the subject over the past decade. Development Economics does precisely that in a clear, rigorous, and elegant fashion. Debraj Ray, one of the most accomplished theorists in development economics today, presents in this book a synthesis of recent and older literature in the field and raises important questions that will help to set the agenda for future research. He covers such vital subjects as theories of economic growth, economic inequality, poverty and undernutrition, population growth, trade policy, and the markets for land, labor, and credit. A common point of view underlies the treatment of these subjects: that much of the development process can be understood by studying factors that impede the efficient and equitable functioning of markets. Diverse topics such as the new growth theory, moral hazard in land contracts, information-based theories of credit markets, and the macroeconomic implications of economic inequality come under this common methodological umbrella. The book takes the position that there is no single cause for economic progress, but that a combination of factors--among them the improvement of physical and human capital, the reduction of inequality, and institutions that enable the background flow of information essential to market performance--consistently favor development. Ray supports his arguments throughout with examples from around the world. The book assumes a knowledge of only introductory economics and explains sophisticated concepts in simple, direct language, keeping the use of mathematics to a minimum. Development Economics will be the definitive textbook in this subject for years to come. It will prove useful to researchers by showing intriguing connections among a wide variety of subjects that are rarely discussed together in the same book. And it will be an important resource for policy-makers, who increasingly find themselves dealing with complex issues of growth, inequality, poverty, and social welfare.

Development Economics

Development Economics

Theory and practice

  • Author: Alain de Janvry,Elisabeth Sadoulet
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317504267
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 828
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Development Economics: theory and Practice provides students and practitioners with the perspectives and the tools they need to think analytically and critically about the current major economic development issues in the world. Alain de Janvry and Elisabeth Sadoulet identify seven key dimensions of development; growth, poverty, vulnerability, inequality, basic needs, sustainability, and quality of life, and use them to structure the contents of the text. This book gives a historical perspective on the evolution of thought in development. It uses theory and empirical analysis to present readers with a full picture of how development works, how its successes and failures can be assessed, and how alternatives can be introduced. The authors demonstrate how diagnostics, design of programs and policies, and impact evaluation can be used to seek new solutions to the suffering and violence caused by development failures. This text is fully engaged with the most cutting edge research in the field, and equips readers with analytical tools for the impact evaluation of development programs and policies, illustrated with numerous examples. It is underpinned throughout by a wealth of student-friendly features including case studies, quantitative problem sets, end-of-chapter questions, and extensive references. This unique text aims at helping readers learn about development, think analytically about achievements and alternative options, and be prepared to compete on the development job market.

Handbook of Development Economics

Handbook of Development Economics

  • Author: Hollis Burnley Chenery,T. N. Srinivasan,Jere R. Behrman
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 9780444823014
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 686
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Development Economics

Development Economics

  • Author: Gérard Roland
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315510561
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 648
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Gerard Roland's new text, Development Economics, is the first undergraduate text to recognize the role of institutions in understanding development and growth. Through a series of chapters devoted to specific sets of institutions, Roland examines the effects of institutions on growth, property rights, market development, and the delivery of public goods and services and focuses. With the most comprehensive and up to date treatment of institutions on development, Roland explores the important questions of why some countries develop faster than others and why some fail while others are successful.

Development Economics

Development Economics

The Role of Agriculture in Development

  • Author: P. N. (Raja) Junankar
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 113755522X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 233
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The papers in this book study economic development from the perspective of social justice and economic efficiency; exploring the role of land tenure and productivity in Indian agriculture. Junankar discusses the efficiency of small farms versus large farms, and the role of share-cropping tenancy.

Rethinking Development Economics

Rethinking Development Economics

  • Author: Ha-Joon Chang
  • Publisher: Anthem Press
  • ISBN: 1843311100
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 544
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This title represents the most forward thinking and comprehensive review of development economics currently available.

Introduction to Development Economics

Introduction to Development Economics

  • Author: Subrata Ghatak
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415280761
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 458
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Charged with analysing and criticising the way economies develop and grow, development economists play a vital role in attempting to reduce inequality across the world. The fourth edition of this classic textbook introduces students to this vital field. All of the popular aspects of earlier editions are retained with new additions such as the introduction of endogenous growth theory. The book also includes the very latest World Bank development data. With vastly improved and updated pedagogical features such as new topical case studies and questions for discussion, Subrata Ghatak introduces what can be a difficult topic with a welcome clarity.

Essentials of Development Economics

Essentials of Development Economics

  • Author: J. Edward Taylor,Travis J. Lybbert
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520283163
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 440
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Written to provide students with the critical tools used in today’s development economics research and practice, Essentials of Development Economics represents an alternative approach to traditional textbooks on the subject. Compact and less expensive than other textbooks for undergraduate development economics courses, Essentials of Development Economics offers a broad overview of key topics and methods in the field. Its fourteen easy-to-read chapters introduce cutting-edge research and present best practices and state-of-the-art methods. Each chapter concludes with an embedded QR code that connects readers to ancillary audiovisual materials and supplemental readings on a website curated by the authors. By mastering the material in this book, students will have the conceptual grounding needed to move on to higher-level development economics courses.

Development Economics

Development Economics

From the Poverty to the Wealth of Nations

  • Author: Yujiro Hayami,Yoshihisa Godo
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780199272709
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 430
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Presbyterian minister John Witherspoon was a key figure, politically and religiously, in the formative years of the United States. In this fresh account of Witherspoon's thought, L. Gordon Tait focuses on Witherspoon's piety--the way Witherspoon believed that the Christian faith should take visible and practical form in ministry, politics, and everyday obedience and devotion.The Piety of John Witherspoonis filled with photographs from Witherspoon's life, and Tait's comprehensive treatment of Witherspoon makes a significant contribution to the understanding of his impact on church, education, and society.

Frontiers of Development Economics

Frontiers of Development Economics

The Future in Perspective

  • Author: Gerald M. Meier,Joseph E. Stiglitz
  • Publisher: World Bank Publications
  • ISBN: 9780195215922
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 575
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With contributions from 35 leading economists, this forward-looking book explores the future of development economics against the background of the past half-century of development thought and practice. Outstanding representatives of the past two generations of development economists assess development thinking at the turn of the century and look to the unsettled questions confronting the next generation.The volume offers a thorough analysis of the broad range of issues involved in development economics, and it is especially timely in its critique of what is needed in development theory and policy to reduce poverty. An overriding issue is whether in the future 'development economics' is to be regarded simply as applied economics or whether the nature and scope of development economics will constitute a need for a special development theory to supplement general economic theory.'Frontiers of Development Economics' is an ideal reference for all those working in the international development community.

Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics 2000

Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics 2000

  • Author: Boris Pleskovic,Nicholas Stern
  • Publisher: World Bank Publications
  • ISBN: 9780821349816
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 441
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Annotation This 12th Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics focuses mainly on four areas: new development thinking, crises and recovery, corporate governance and restructuring, and social security including public and private savings.

DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS : A CRITICAL PERSPECTIVE

DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS : A CRITICAL PERSPECTIVE

  • Author: APARAJITA MUKHERJEE,SAUMYA CHAKRABARTI
  • Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
  • ISBN: 812035219X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 400
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Development economics is a branch of study that focuses on improving the economies of developing countries examining both macroeconomic and microeconomic factors relating to the structure of a developing economy. The main objective of the book is to present major issues of development economies. It takes up an analysis of the limitations of accumulation-centric growth process and introduces the readers to alternative development paradigms along with their critics. Organised into fourteen chapters, the initial chapters discuss historical background of less developed economies, post-colonial development patterns in the context of establishment of the World Bank, the IMF and the GATT, economic models like classical development ideas, Marxian model, the Marginalist economies, Alfred Marshall and the neoclassical school and ideas of Keynes. The book skillfully explains some of the development macro models based on industry-agriculture interactions, structure of agriculture, population and role of market and state in economic development. The later chapters delve on capability approaches to development and thematic deficiency of traditional development economics, and relation between inequality, poverty and development. In this context the book takes up the analysis of the concept of ‘Development Management’ and its application to less developed economies.

Empirical Development Economics

Empirical Development Economics

  • Author: Måns Söderbom,Francis Teal,Markus Eberhardt,Simon Quinn,Andrew Zeitlin
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135093407
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 434
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Understanding why so many people across the world are so poor is one of the central intellectual challenges of our time. This book provides the tools and data that will enable students, researchers and professionals to address that issue. Empirical Development Economics has been designed as a hands-on teaching tool to investigate the causes of poverty. The book begins by introducing the quantitative approach to development economics. Each section uses data to illustrate key policy issues. Part One focuses on the basics of understanding the role of education, technology and institutions in determining why incomes differ so much across individuals and countries. In Part Two, the focus is on techniques to address a number of topics in development, including how firms invest, how households decide how much to spend on their children’s education, whether microcredit helps the poor, whether food aid works, who gets private schooling and whether property rights enhance investment. A distinctive feature of the book is its presentation of a range of approaches to studying development questions. Development economics has undergone a major change in focus over the last decade with the rise of experimental methods to address development issues; this book shows how these methods relate to more traditional ones. Please visit the book's website for more information: www.empiricalde.com

Analytical Development Economics

Analytical Development Economics

The Less Developed Economy Revisited

  • Author: Kaushik Basu
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 9780262523448
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 366
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An examination of theoretical development economics that points the way to further empirical work.

The New Development Economics

The New Development Economics

Post Washington Consensus Neoliberal Thinking

  • Author: Ben Fine
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • ISBN: 9781842776438
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 304
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This volume provides a critique of the post-Washington Concensus in neoliberal economics.

Development Economics: A Policy Analysis Approach

Development Economics: A Policy Analysis Approach

  • Author: Eckhard Siggel
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351944770
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 304
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This innovative textbook focuses upon economic policy in the context of developing countries. The aim is to show how economic theory can be applied to the real and urgent challenges facing the developing world. To achieve its unique policy focus the text includes seventeen country case studies (in the form of assigned questions) as well as comprehensive theoretical coverage. The topics covered by the book are those most relevant to the developing world such as how to accelerate economic growth, ways in which foreign savings can be used to promote development, and the choice of policies to successfully stabilize inflationary and debt-burdened economies. The country case studies featured are those most closely illustrative of the theory. Solutions for nine of the cases are provided in the text; solutions for the other eight are made available to instructors. Development Economics: A Policy Analysis Approach is ideal for undergraduate and introductory graduate courses. It provides a hands-on guide to making and assessing economic policy decisions in the developing world.

Ragnar Nurkse (1907-2007)

Ragnar Nurkse (1907-2007)

Classical Development Economics and Its Relevance for Today

  • Author: Rainer Kattel,Jan A. Kregel,Erik S. Reinert
  • Publisher: Anthem Press
  • ISBN: 9780857288912
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 364
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'Ragnar Nurkse (1907-2007): Classical Development Economics and its Relevance for Today' presents a selection of papers that casts new insight on Nurkse's thought, and discusses his relevance for today.

Ideology and method in the history of development economics

Ideology and method in the history of development economics

  • Author: Mark Alan Weisbrot
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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Development Economics on Trial

Development Economics on Trial

The Anthropological Case for a Prosecution

  • Author: Polly Hill
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521310963
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 198
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This book examines the gulf that separates development economics from economic anthorpology.

Pioneers of Development Economics

Pioneers of Development Economics

Great Economists on Development

  • Author: Jomo K.S.
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • ISBN: 9781842776452
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 234
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A survey of the main influences on the development of modern development economics.