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Development Economics Reader

ISBN-10: 0415771579
ISBN-13: 9780415771573
Edition: 2008
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Book details

List price: $77.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 6/16/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 584
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.420
Language: English

Notes on contributors
Preface
Acknowledgements
Economic growth, economic development, and human development
New Directions in Development Thinking
The Human Development Paradigm
Perspectives on the Economic Development of India and China
The Poor and the Rich
Beyond Classical and Keynesian Macroeconomic Policy
Dependency Theory: An Introduction
Suggestions for further reading
Geography, institutions, and governance
Root Causes: A Historical Approach to Assessing the Role of Institutions in Economic Development
The Primacy of Institutions (And What This Does and Does Not Mean)
Institutions Matter, But not for Everything: The Role of Geography and Resource Endowments in Development Shouldn't be Underestimated
Democracy and Growth
The Mystery of Capital
Why the Middle east is Economically Underdeveloped: Historical Mechanisms of Institutional Stagnation
Suggestions for further reading
Beyond growth: inequality and poverty
Inequality Matters
The Economic Lives of the Poor
New Thinking About an Old Problem
Engendering Development: Through Gender Equality in Rights, Resources, and Voice
Women's Agency and Social Change
Suggestions for further reading
People in development: population growth, health, education, and child labor
Fanisi's Choice
The Ultimate Resource 2
Health, Wealth, and Welfare
Pharmaceuticals and the Developing World
New Antimalarial Drugs: Biology and Economics Meet
The Learning Deficit
The Ten-Cent Solution
A World of Opportunity
Third-World Families at Work: Child Labor or Child Care?
International Labor Standards and Child Labor
Child Labor in the Global Economy
Suggestions for further reading
Agriculture, the environment, and sustainable development
Productivity Growth in World Agriculture: Sources and Constraints
The Next Green Revolution
From the Green Revolution to the gene Revolution: Review of Agricultural Biotechnology: Meeting the Needs of the Poor?
What is Sustainable Development?: Goals, Indicators, Values, and Practice
Suggestions for further reading
Financial markets and microcredit
Unleashing India's Potential: The Key is to Modernize the Financial System
Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty
Small Change: Bank that Pioneered Loans for the Poor hits Repayment Snag
The Hidden Wealth of the Poor
Suggestions for further reading
Globalization and financial crises
Why Trade Liberalisation is Good for Growth
Poverty: Enhanced or Diminished?
Trading in Illusions
Social Justice and Global Trade
Argentina's Fall
How to Run the International Monetary Fund
Suggestions for further reading
Foreign aid and debt relief
Aid and Growth
Making Aid Work
We Must Tackle Development Problems at the Level of the Economy as a Whole
Upstairs, Downstairs
Debt Relief
Can Extreme Poverty be Eliminated?
How to Help Poor Countries
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Index

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