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Issues in Contemporary Economics : Volume 3: Policy and Development - Partha Dasgupta

Issues in Contemporary Economics

Volume 3: Policy and Development

By: Partha Dasgupta (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 9th October 1991
ISBN: 9780333524794
Number Of Pages: 399

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This book is volume 3 of the proceedings of the World Economic Congress held in Athens in August 1989, under the auspices of the International Economic Association. It considers various aspects of economic policy and development faced by countries with different social, cultural and political systems. Part 1 deals with agricultural issues, with an emphasis on public choice theory and aspects of welfare in various countries, including the USA and the European Community. In Part 2, food security and nutrition issues are analyzed, and the problems of achieving sufficient nutrition levels and sex bias are tackled, with case studies ranging from sub-Saharan Africa to Bangladesh. Part 3 is devoted primarily to debt, trade and industrialization issues in developing countries. Five case studies are presented, concentrating on Latin America and Africa, and solutions are proposed to intractable problems. Lastly, in Part 4, development within centrally planned economies is considered. The four papers in this section provide an up-to-date assessment of some of the problems of economic transition from central planning to market economy and the implications for the role of central government.

Preface - The International Economic Association - Acknowledgements - IEA Programme Committee - Local Steering Committee - List of Authors and Section Leaders - Abbreviations and Acronyms - Introduction; P.Dasgupta - PART 1: AGRICULTURE - Public Choice, Markets and the Problem of Ensuring an Adequate Minimum Level of Welfare; E.F.McClennen - Environmental and Agricultural Issues: What is the Alternative to Public Choice Theory?; P.S derbaum - Public Choice and Agricultural Policy: The Case of the CAP; K.Hagedorn - Political Economy of the Common Agricultural Policy in the European Community; M.Hartmann, W.Henrichsmeyer, P.M.Schmitz - Public Choice and Agriculture: An American Example; G.Tullock & J.Hillman - PART 2: FOOD AND NUTRITION - Assuring a Household Food Security and Nutrition Bias in African Government Policies; P.Pinstrup-Andersen - Food Security and Policy Reform in Mali and the Sahel; J.Dion - Food Deprivation and Undernutrition in Rural Bangladesh; S.R.Osmani - Undernutrition in Sub-Sahara Africa: Is There a Sex Bias?; P.Svedberg - PART 3: TRADE POLICIES FOR DEVELOPMENT - Real Exchange Rate Policies for Economic Development: A Heterodox Interpretation; P.A.Yotopoulos - A Lost Generation? Why Latin American Development Depends on Growth: Surmounting the Reverse Transfer Problem of Debt; C.W.Reynolds - The Determinants of Manufacturing Exports from Latin America; S.Teitel - Recent Industrial Growth and Development in Kenya: Constraints and Prospects for the Future; E.Siggel - External Debt Service, Growth and Equity in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Triad Plan; B.W.Mutharika - PART 4: CENTRAL PLANNING FOR DEVELOPMENT - The Changing Image of Modern Socialism; O.T.Bogomolov - Economic Reforms versus Central Planning and Monoparty Control; A.Bajt - Redefining the Government's Role in Contemporary Collectivist and Market Systems; B.B.Gemper - Some Important Issues in the Reform of China's Planning System; L.Yuanzheng, L.Guangan, S.Jian - Index

ISBN: 9780333524794
ISBN-10: 0333524799
Series: International Economic Association : Book 3
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 399
Published: 9th October 1991
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 3.2  x 2.87
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 1

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