Leading Issues in Economic Development

Leading Issues in Economic Development : Studies in International Policy

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This sixth edition of a widely used textbook for courses in the economics of development has been extensively revised to reflect new changes in the subject and new problems confronting the development community. The editor has culled the most insightful readings from a variety of sources and integrated them into topical structure that includes his on explanatory sections. New to this edition are sections on new growth theory, new institutional economics and problems of imperfect information and incomplete markets, the environment, recent experience with policy reform, and political economy as related to governance. The readings provide a wide range of viewpoints not found in standard textbooks.show more

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  • Paperback | 611 pages
  • 177.8 x 254 x 35.56mm | 1,043.26g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • Revised
  • 6th Revised edition
  • line figures, tables, bibliography
  • 0195071808
  • 9780195071801

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"A splendid book...it covers so many topics with such clarity and judgment. It is a real delight to use it for our course as a main text."--Amartya Sen, Harvard University"An excellent reference source for students of development. It is comprehensive, balanced and provides an excellent reference text for students to follow according to their individual interests."--Chris Barrett, Utah State University"As always, a very impressive collection of classic and recent contributions!"--James Cobbe, Florida State University"This book has become a classic in development. I do not think you can teach the subject nowadays without at least recommending some articles out of this book to your students."--Hassan Y. Aly, Ohio State University"An excellent update to the leading source in its area! Highly recommended!"--Dale DeBoer, Colorado Universityshow more

Table of contents

The Challenge of Development. Thinking About Development. Dualistic Development. Domestic Financing of Development. External Financing of Development. Human Resources. Industrialization and Agriculture. Trade and Development. Markets, Government, and Policyshow more

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