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The Economy of Bangladesh : A Quarter Century of Development - Azizur Rahman Khan

The Economy of Bangladesh

A Quarter Century of Development

Hardcover Published: 5th October 2015
ISBN: 9781137549730
Number Of Pages: 210

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In the quarter century since its emergence from military rule and integration into the global economy, Bangladesh's economy has achieved high growth, reduced aid dependence and made remarkable improvement in social indicators while at the same time it continues to suffer from increasing inequality. This book analyses these successes and failures.

Part I: INTRODUCTION 1. The Context 2. Successes and Failures 3. An Outline PART II: GROWTH AND STRUCTURAL CHANGE: AN OVERVIEW 4. Growth and Structure of Output 5. Demographic Transition 6. Change in the Structure of Employment PART III: MACROECONOMIC ACCOUNTS: THE STRUCTURE OF DEMAND 7. Issues and Puzzles 8. Rising Rates of Saving and Investment 9. The External Balance 10. Foreign Capital Inflow 11. Capital Outflow 12. Selected Macroeconomic Issues Concerning Prices, Budget, Money and Banking PART IV: THE EMERGING PATTERN OF STRUCTURAL CHANGE 13. Historical Experience 14. Structural Change of the Bangladesh Economy in the Historical Context 15. Desirable Directions of the Emerging Pattern of Change PART V: AGRICULTURE: PAST SUCCESS AND FUTURE PROSPECTS 16. Declining Importance of Agriculture 17. Production Performance 18. Factors behind the Growth of Agriculture 19. Institutional Reform 20. Future Directions PART VI: STRUCTURE, GROWTH AND DIRECTION OF MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES 21. The Size and Structure of Manufacturing Industries 22. Changing Structure of Manufacturing 23. Labor Productivity, Factor Intensity and Profitability 24. Gender Distribution of Employment 25. Labor Productivity, Factor Intensity and Profitability by Size and Ownership 26. Cottage Industries 27. Incentives and Obstacles PART VII: TRADE AND GLOBAL LINKS 28. Trade Regime and Development 29. An Evaluation of the Reformed Trade Regime 30. Export-Led Development? 31. Merchandize Imports 32. Remittances 33. Global Links: Foreign Direct Investment, Foreign Debt and Exchange Rate PART VIII: INFRASTRUCTURE AND ENVIRONMENT 34. Introduction 35. Transport 36. Energy 37. Skill Development 38. Environment PART IX: INCOME DISTRIBUTION, POVERTY AND LIVING STANDARD 39. Introduction 40. Measuring Income 41. Measuring Inequality and Its Sources 42. Poverty Reduction 43. Indicators of Living Standard 44. Main Findings PART X: CONCLUSION: CREDITS, CONSTRAINTS AND PROSPECTS 45. Factors behind the Achievements 46. Failures, Reasons Thereof and Challenges 47. Governance 48. The Future 49. Annex to Chapters Two and Three: Bangladesh National Accounts 50. Annex to Chapter Nine 51. An Assessment of the Survey Data 52. Some Additional Data on Inequality and Poverty Estimates List of Works Cited Index

ISBN: 9781137549730
ISBN-10: 1137549734
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 210
Published: 5th October 2015
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 15.24 x 10.16  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.45

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