Leading Issues in Economic Development

Leading Issues in Economic Development

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Now in its seventh edition, this classic textbook introduces a new co-author, James E. Rauch. Maintaining the unique structure that the book has established over the last 35 years, Rauch has revised and updated this edition to strengthen the analytical and quantitative dimensions and to clarify contemporary and future problems of development policy. The coauthors integrate the most insightful materials in this wide-ranging field, offering students the opportunity to experience a variety of perspectives while helping them to keep sight of overarching themes. The new edition contains two new chapters, 'Income Distribution' and 'Development and the Environment.' It also consolidates material from the previous edition and increases the number of selections from leading professional journals. The selections, exhibits, and the authors' own overviews, notes and comments make greater use of empirical analysis as well as modern economic theory. The book gives an ideal overview of the interplay between development experience, the changing views of economists, and development policy.
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  • Paperback | 598 pages
  • 180.1 x 253.5 x 29mm | 1,124.67g
  • New York, United States
  • Revised
  • 7th Revised edition
  • line figures
  • 0195115899
  • 9780195115895

Table of contents

I. Introduction; A. Measuring Development; B. Economic Performance of Less Developed Countries; C. The Discipline of Development Economics; II. Historical Perspective; III. Savings and Investment; IV. International Trade and Technology Transfer; A. Trade; B. Foreign Contact and Technology Transfer; V. Human Resources; A. Education; B. Population; C. Health and Nutrition; D. Gender and Development; VI. Migration and the Urban Informal Sector; VII. Agriculture; A. The Importance of Agriculture for Economic Development; B. Designing an Agricultural Strategy; C. Microeconomics of the Rural Sector; D. Agricultural Pricing Policy and Urban Bias; VIII. Income Distribution; A. The Impact of Development on Income Distribution; B. The Impact of Income Distribution on Development; C. Case Studies; IX. Political Economy; A. The (Proper) Role of the State in Less Developed Countries; B. Rent Seeking and Government Failure; C. State Capacity; X. Development and the Environment; Appendix How to Read a Regression Table
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