Development Economics

Becker, G. S. (1976), The Economic Approach to Human Behavior (Chicago: University of Chicago Press). Bedeski, R. E. (1981), State Building in ... Handbook of Development Economics, vol. ... 3B (Amsterdam: North-Holland): 2659–772.

Author: Yujiro Hayami

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199272700

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 430

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Presbyterian minister John Witherspoon was a key figure, politically and religiously, in the formative years of the United States. In this fresh account of Witherspoon's thought, L. Gordon Tait focuses on Witherspoon's piety--the way Witherspoon believed that the Christian faith should take visible and practical form in ministry, politics, and everyday obedience and devotion.The Piety of John Witherspoonis filled with photographs from Witherspoon's life, and Tait's comprehensive treatment of Witherspoon makes a significant contribution to the understanding of his impact on church, education, and society.

Development Economics

“Factor Shares and Savings in Endogenous Growth,” American Economic Review 83, 1184–1198. Besley, T. J. (1995). ... Handbook of Development Economics, Vol. 3A, Handbooks in Economics, vol. 9. ... 3B, Handbooks in Economics, vol. 9.

Author: Debraj Ray

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400835895

Category: Business & Economics

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If you are instructor in a course that uses Development Economics and wish to have access to the end-of-chapter problems in Development Economics, please e-mail the author at [email protected] For more information, please go to If you are a student in the course, please do not contact the author. Please request your instructor to do so. The study of development in low-income countries is attracting more attention around the world than ever before. Yet until now there has been no comprehensive text that incorporates the huge strides made in the subject over the past decade. Development Economics does precisely that in a clear, rigorous, and elegant fashion. Debraj Ray, one of the most accomplished theorists in development economics today, presents in this book a synthesis of recent and older literature in the field and raises important questions that will help to set the agenda for future research. He covers such vital subjects as theories of economic growth, economic inequality, poverty and undernutrition, population growth, trade policy, and the markets for land, labor, and credit. A common point of view underlies the treatment of these subjects: that much of the development process can be understood by studying factors that impede the efficient and equitable functioning of markets. Diverse topics such as the new growth theory, moral hazard in land contracts, information-based theories of credit markets, and the macroeconomic implications of economic inequality come under this common methodological umbrella. The book takes the position that there is no single cause for economic progress, but that a combination of factors--among them the improvement of physical and human capital, the reduction of inequality, and institutions that enable the background flow of information essential to market performance--consistently favor development. Ray supports his arguments throughout with examples from around the world. The book assumes a knowledge of only introductory economics and explains sophisticated concepts in simple, direct language, keeping the use of mathematics to a minimum. Development Economics will be the definitive textbook in this subject for years to come. It will prove useful to researchers by showing intriguing connections among a wide variety of subjects that are rarely discussed together in the same book. And it will be an important resource for policy-makers, who increasingly find themselves dealing with complex issues of growth, inequality, poverty, and social welfare.

Economic Development and Social Change

Bardhan, P. (1995) “The Contributions of Endogenous Growth Theory to the Analysis of Development Problems: an Assessment”, in J. Behrman and T .N. Srinivasan (eds), Handbook of Development Economics, vol. 3B, Amsterdam: North Holland.

Author: Yiorgos Stathakis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134313082

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Some of the greatest thinkers in the history of economic thought have been instrumental in advancing the study of development economics. In this volume, leading scholars are brought together to illuminate this tradition, with particular emphasis on the question of growth and development. Divided into two parts, this collection offers a blend of papers of history of economic thought and development economics, and suggests that classical political economy - that strand of thought which goes from Physiocracy to Smith and to Ricardo and Marx - has a precise vision and indeed a precise model of long term development. This book: examines the influence that has been exerted by both pre-classical and classical thought on modern day development economics provides a synthetic analysis of the classical vision of growth and development from the mercantilist era to physiocracy examines Adam Smith’s contribution to growth theory explores Marxian thinking and ideas, and the political developments that gave rise to state functions in post-war theory. Including contributions by well known authors such as Eltis, Murphy and Kurz, this significant volume by one of the premier historians of economic thought will be a valuable resource for postgraduates and professionals in the fields of economic history and political economy.

Institutions Social Norms and Economic Development

Handbook of Development Economics¦Vol. 3B, Amsterdam: Elsevier, pp. 2659-2772. BINSWANGER, H.P., and K. DEININGER, 1997, 'Explaining Agricultural and Agrarian Policies in Developing Countries', Journal of Economic Literature, Vol.

Author: Jean-Philippe Platteau

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136600449

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 361

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In order for economic specialization to develop, it is important that well-defined property rights are established and that suspicion and fear of fraud do not pervade transactions. Such conditions cannot be created ex abrubto, but must somehow evolve. What needs to develop is not only suitable practices and rules themselves, but also the public agencies and moral environment without which generalized trust is difficult to establish. The cultural endowment of societies as they have developed over their particular histories is bound to play a major role in this regard, and the matter of cultual endowment is one of the central themes of this book. On the other hand, division of labour does not only require well-enforced property rights and trust in economic dealings. It is also critically conditioned by the thickness of economic space, itself dependent on population density. This provides the second major theme of the volume: market development, including the development of private property rights is not possible, or will remain very incomplete, if populations are thinly spread over large areas of land. The book makes special reference to sub-Saharan Africa.

Socio Economic Development

(1995b) Handbook of Development Economics, Vol. 3B, Amsterdam: North-Holland. BEINE, M., F. DOCQUIER and H. RAPOPORT (2001) 'Brain Drain and Economic Growth: Theory and Evidence', Journal of Development Economics, 64(1), pp. 275–89.

Author: Adam Szirmai

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107045958

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 791

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Taking a comparative and multidisciplinary approach, this textbook offers a non-technical introduction to the dynamics of socio-economic development and stagnation.

The Determinants of Economic Growth

In J. Behrman and T.N. Srinivasan, eds., Handbook of Development Economics vol.3B. Amsterdam: North Holland. Sachs, J.D. (1985). “External Debt and Macroeconomic Performance in Latin America and East Asia.” Brookings Papers on Economic ...

Author: Maaike S. Oosterbaan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461544838

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 281

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Determinants of economic growth: An overview Thijs de Ruyter van Steveninck, Nico van der Windt, and Maaike Oosterbaan Netherlands Economic Institute What causes economic growth? Why have some countries grown much faster than others? Why do some countries not grow at all, or even experience negative (per capita) growth rates? What can governments do to raise the growth rates of their country? These questions were discussed at a conference on March 23 and 24, 1998, organized by the Netherlands Economic Institute (NEI) on behalf of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This book contains the proceedings of the conference. Economic growth is widely considered as a necessary (though not sufficient) condition for poverty alleviation. During the past two decades, scholars and researchers have found a renewed interest in thinking about economic growth, and advances in the understanding of economic growth have taken place. On the one hand, the theoretical understanding of growth has progressed on various fronts, including endogenous technological innovation and increasing returns to scale; the interaction of population, fertility, human capital, and growth; international spill-overs in technology and capital accumulation; and the role of institutions. On the other hand, the increasing availability and use of data sets has given a large incentive to empirical research on cross-country growth, following the path-breaking work ofBarro (1991).

The Handbook of Economic Development and Institutions

In Handbook of Development Economics, Volume 3B, chap. 43, 2773–2843. Amsterdam: North Holland. Kahneman, D., J. L. Knetsch, and R. H. Thaler. 1986. “Fairness as a Constraint on Profit Seeking: Entitlements in the Market.

Author: François Bourguignon

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691191218

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 768

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"The essential role institutions play in understanding economic development has long been recognised and has been closely studied across the social sciences but some of the most high profile work has been done by economists many of whom are included in this collection covering a wide range of topics including the relationship between institutions and growth, educational systems, the role of the media and the intersection between traditional systems of patronage and political institutions. Each chapter covers the frontier research in its area and points to new areas of research and is the product of extensive workshopping and editing. The editors have also written an excellent introduction which brings together the key themes of the handbook. The list of contributors is stellar (Steven Durlauf, Throsten Beck, Bob Allen,and includes a diverse mix of Western and non Western, male and female scholars)"

Economic Reforms in Ghana

Corbo , V. and Fisher , S. ( 1995 ) ' Structural Adjustment : Stabilization and Policy Reform – Domestic and International Finance ' , in J. Behrman and T. N. Srinivasan ( eds ) Handbook of Development Economics , Vol . 3B .

Author: Ernest Aryeetey

Publisher: Africa World Press

ISBN: 0865438447

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 374

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