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Frontiers of development economics : the future - World Bank

Frontiers of development economics

the future

Paperback Published: 1st April 2002
ISBN: 9780195215922
Number Of Pages: 296

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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.

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"The internal consistency and completeness of each essay and of the whole volume, the simplicity with which complex interdisciplinary arguments are exposed, and the rich bibliographies that accompany each chapter, make this volume an invaluable manual for graduate students specializing in development or international economics, and informative and stimulating reading for any economist interested in the field."--The Review of Political Economy "The internal consistency and completeness of each essay and of the whole volume, the simplicity with which complex interdisciplinary arguments are exposed, and the rich bibliographies that accompany each chapter, make this volume an invaluable manual for graduate students specializing in development or international economics, and informative and stimulating reading for any economist interested in the field."--The Review of Political Economy "The internal consistency and completeness of each essay and of the whole volume, the simplicity with which complex interdisciplinary arguments are exposed, and the rich bibliographies that accompany each chapter, make this volume an invaluable manual for graduate students specializing in development or international economics, and informative and stimulating reading for any economist interested in the field."--The Review of Political Economy "The internal consistency and completeness of each essay and of the whole volume, the simplicity with which complex interdisciplinary arguments are exposed, and the rich bibliographies that accompany each chapter, make this volume an invaluable manual for graduate students specializing in development or international economics, and informative and stimulating reading for any economist interested in the field."--The Review of Political Economy

Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Introduction: Ideas for Developmentp. 1
The Old Generation of Development Economists and the Newp. 13
Commentp. 51
Commentp. 58
On the Goals of Developmentp. 61
Commentp. 87
Commentp. 94
Fallacies in Development Theory and Their Implications for Policyp. 103
Commentp. 135
Commentp. 147
Revisiting the Challenge of Developmentp. 149
The Evolution of Thinking about Poverty: Exploring the Interactionsp. 183
Development Issues: Settled and Openp. 227
Distributive Conflicts, Collective Action, and Institutional Economicsp. 269
Commentp. 291
Commentp. 296
Historical Perspectives on Developmentp. 301
Commentp. 335
Commentp. 340
In Quest of the Political: The Political Economy of Development Policymakingp. 345
Commentp. 381
Commentp. 384
Modern Economic Theory and Developmentp. 389
Commentp. 460
Commentp. 464
Commentp. 478
Appendixes
Reflections by Nobel Prize Laureatesp. 487
A Research Agendap. 489
Needed: A Theory of Changep. 491
Sparks and Grit from the Anvil of Growthp. 492
What Is Development About?p. 506
Candidate Issues in Development Economicsp. 514
Reflections by Pioneersp. 515
"Pioneers Revisited"p. 517
International Trade and the Domestic Institutional Frameworkp. 520
The Economics of a Stagnant Populationp. 529
The View from the Trenches: Development Processes and Policies as Seen by a Working Professionalp. 541
Contributors and Commentatorsp. 563
Indexp. 565
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ISBN: 9780195215922
ISBN-10: 0195215923
Series: World Bank Publication
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 1st April 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.06 x 15.44  x 3.56
Weight (kg): 0.86

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