Economics of Development

ISBN-10: 0393975177
ISBN-13: 9780393975178
Edition: 5th 2001
Authors: Malcolm Gillis
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Book details

List price: $105.10
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 822
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English

Adopted at more than 400 colleges and universities worldwide, Economics of Development remains the standard of excellence in its market. That tradition continues with this Fifth Edition in which the all-star team of authors, including newcomer Steven Radelet, introduce a number of important improvements to the book's scope and coverage. Like previous editions, this one benefits from the wide-ranging expertise of its authors, both as researchers and field practitioners, and its approach remains steadfastly pragmatic and authoritative. Now more than ever before, Economics of Development is the book to count on in your development course.

Preface
International Development Resources on the Internet
Theory and Patterns
Introduction
Terminology: The Developing World
A Development Continuum
A Glance at History
The Concept of Substitutes
Approaches to Development
Organization
Economic Growth: Theory and Empirical Patterns
Estimating Gross National Product
Income Levels and Economic Growth around the World: A Brief Overview
The Progression of Growth Theory
The Harrod-Domar Growth Model
Economic Growth in Thailand
The Solow (Neoclassical) Growth Model
Empirical Evidence on Economic Growth
Explaining Differences in Growth Rates
Beyond Solow: New Approaches to Growth
Deriving the Sources of Growth Equation
Structural Change
Two-Sector Models
Labor Surplus in China
Labor Surplus in Africa
Industrial Patterns of Growth
Quantitative Interindustry Models
Development and Human Welfare
Concepts and Measures
Patterns of Inequality and Poverty
South Korea
Brazil
Sri Lanka
Theories of Inequality and Poverty
India
Strategies for Growth with Equity
Guilding Development
Guiding Development: Markets Versus Controls
Managing Development
The March Toward Markets
The Declining Effectiveness of Industrial Policy: Korea from the 1960s to the 1990s
Implementing Market Reforms
China Joins the WTO to Speed the Transition to the Market, 1999-2000
Stabilization That Worked: Bolivia 1985-86
The Transition to a Market System
Stabilization and Deregulation, Indonesia 1986-90
Sustainable Development
Market Failures
Soil Erosion in Java, Indonesia
Policy Solutions
Communal Forest Management in India
Reducing Water Pollution from Palm Oil Mills in Malaysia
Policy Failures
Subsidized Deforestation of the Amazon
Kerosene Subsidy in Indonesia
Valuing a Recreational Facility in Bangkok, Thailand
Measuring Sustainability
Sustainable Developments in Malaysia
Global Sustainability
Environmental Degradation and Income Levels: Three patterns
Human Resources
Population
Demographic Measures
A Brief History of Human Population
The Present Demographic Situation
The Demographic Future
The Causes of Population Growth
Analyzing the Effects of Rapid Population Growth
Population Policy
Population and Family Planning in Kenya
Population and Family Planning in China
Population and Family Planning in Indonesia
Labor's Role
Analyzing Employment Issues
Primary Education and Child Labor in India
The Urban Informal Sector in Indonesia
Labor Reallocation
Employment Policy
Employment Creation Strategies
Education
Trends and Patterns
Education in Indonesia
Education's Role in Development
Educational Policy in Kenya and Tanzania and Its Results
Health and Nutrition
Health in the Developing Countries
HIV/AIDS in Africa
Health in Sri Lanka
Effects of Health on Development
Environmental Health
Malnutrition
Medical Sevices
Supplying Medicines to Poor Countries
Health Services and the Market
Capital Resources
Capital and Saving
Saving and Investment: The Basic Data
Investment Requirements for Growth
Sources of Saving
Determinants of Private Saving
Foreign Saving
Foreign Aid
Fiscal Policy
The Government Budget: General Considerations
Government Expenditures
Project Appraisal and the Capital Account
Tax Policy and Public Saving
Tax Rates and Smuggling: Columbia
Tax Administration in India and Bolivia in the 1980s
Lessons From Comprehensive Tax Reform: Colombia
Taxes and Private Investment
Income Distribution
Irrigation and Equity
Economic Efficiency and the Budget
Financial Policy
The Functions of a Financial System
Inflation and Savings Mobilization
Hyperinflation in Peru: 1988-90
Interest Rates and Savings Decisions
Financial Development
Small-Scale Savings and Credit Institutions: Bangladesh and Indonesia
Monetary Policy and Price Stability
Private Foreign Capital Flows, Debt, and Financial Crises
Foreign Investment and the Multinationals
Foreign Debt
The 1982 Mexican Debt Crisis
Debt Relief in Uganda
Emerging Market Financial Crises
Self-Fulfilling Creditor Panics
Production and Trade
Agriculture
Agriculture's Role in Economic Development
Land Tenure and Reform
Technology of Agricultural Production
Mobilization of Agricultural Inputs
Labor Mobilization in Chinese Communes
Agricultural Price Policy
Primary Exports
Export Characteristics of Developing Countries
Comparative Advantage
Primary Exports as an Engine of Growth
Recent Empirical Evidence on Primary-Export-Led Growth
Barriers to Primary-Export-Led Growth
Primary-Export-Led Growth in Malaysia
Ghana: A Case of Arrested Development
Nigeria: A Bad Case of Dutch Disease
Indonesia: Finding a Cure
Industry
Industry as a Leading Sector
Investment Choices in Industry
Township and Village Enterprises in China
Trade and Development
Import Substitution
Import Substitution in Kenya
Outward-Looking Trade Strategy
World Trading Arrangements
Trade Reform in Mexico, 1985-89
Managing an Open Economy
Equilibrium in a Small, Open Economy
Tales of Stabilization
Pioneering Stabilization: Chile, 1973-84
Recovering from Mismanagement: Ghana, 1983-91
Accumulating Reserves: Taiwan, 1980-87
Bibliography and Additional Readings
Index

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