International Handbook of Development Economics, Volumes 1 & 2


International Handbook of Development Economics, Volumes 1 & 2

9781845423278 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Amitava Krishna Dutt, Professor, Department of Economics and Policy Studies, and Faculty Fellow, Kellogg Institute for International Studies, and Faculty Fellow, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame and the late Jaime Ros, former Professor, Department of Economics and Policy Studies, and Faculty Fellow, Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame, US
Publication Date: 2008 ISBN: 978 1 84542 327 8 Extent: 1,184 pp
This two-volume original reference work provides a comprehensive overview of development economics and comprises contributions by some of the leading scholars working in the field. Authors are drawn from around the world and write on a wide range of topics.

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This two-volume original reference work provides a comprehensive overview of development economics and comprises contributions by some of the leading scholars working in the field. Authors are drawn from around the world and write on a wide range of topics.

After providing an introduction to the subject (by examining issues like the meaning and measurement of development, historical and interdisciplinary approaches, empirical regularities and data problems), the contributors provide a wealth of perspectives on, and analyses of, development economics. They discuss alternative approaches to development, the macroeconomics of growth, factors and sources of economic development (such as capital, labor, entrepreneurship, resources and technology), major sectors of concern (such as agriculture, industry, services and the informal sector) and international issues (such as trade, capital and labor flows and technology transfers). Income distribution and poverty, the state and other institutions, and actual development experiences are explored. The contributors provide analytical contributions, as well as the relation between these contributions and real world and policy issues from a variety of alternative perspectives.

Scholars, students, policymakers and other development practitioners will all find this comprehensive reference invaluable.
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‘The essays are concise, yet comprehensive, and each essay contains a substantial set of references, which an interested researcher or student could follow up. . . In addition to representing multidisciplinary interactions, this collection encompasses several different perspectives within development economics, so the reader can learn, for example, both about neoclassical approaches and dependency theories in the same volume. This makes the collection unique and all the more valuable. . . This is a very good reference collection, as the individual essays are informative and provide a good overall perspective on the topic that they set out to address. The extensive bibliography at the end of each essay adds further value to this collection.’
– Ashwini Deshpande, Economic and Political Weekly

‘These new volumes impress along two dimensions. First, they highlight important connections between economic development and variables such as culture, warfare, and ethnicity, which are sometimes ignored by mainstream economists. Second, they analyze the economic development experience of different regions such as Africa, Latin America, and East Asia. . . a valuable reference for scholars and practitioners in the field. Highly recommended.’
– H.A. Faruq, Choice
Contributors: D. Ahlburg, H. Alderman, P. Arestis, R. Auty, A.K. Bagchi, J.-M. Baland, V.N. Balasubramanyam, P. Bardhan, S. Basu, C.M. Becker, J.R. Behrman, A. Berry, N. Birdsall, G. Brown, H.J. Bruton, R. Cassen, O.S. Dahi, A. Damon, W.A. Darity Jr, F. Demir, S.N. Durlauf, A.K. Dutt, D. Dutta, D. Elson, P. Evans, R.E. Evenson, M. Fay, A. Fishlow, V. FitzGerald, J. Ghosh, P. Ghosh, B. Gibson, A.J. Glass, P. Glewwe, C.W. Gray, S. Griffith-Jones, M. Gutierrez, J. Hoddinott, R. Hoksbergen, Y. Huang, G.K. Ingram, H. Jager, K.P. Jameson, R. Jha, K.S. Jomo, G.L. Kaminsky, R. Knaack, A. Kotwal, A. Kourtellos, R. Kozul-Wright, H.D. Kurz, P.R. Masson, J. McPeak, P.J. Montiel, S.A. Morley, E.W. Nafziger, B.J. Ndulu, J.A. Ocampo, S.A. O’Connell, H. Pack, J.G. Palma, P. Patnaik, H.A. Patrinos, J.-P. Platteau, G. Psacharopoulos, L. Putterman, S. Radelet, K. Raffer, S. Rashid, J. Rattsø, P. Rayment, F.L. Rivera-Batiz, F. Rodríguez, J. Ros, K. Saggi, N. Salvadori, D. Sapsford, A. Sen, H. Shapiro, A. Solimano, L. Squire, F. Stewart, P. Streeten, B. Sutcliffe, M. Syrquin, C.M. Tan, V.E. Tokman, R.E. Triplett, G. Vaggi, C.K. Wilber

Volume I


1. The Meaning and Measurement of Development
Paul Streeten

2. Historical Perspectives on Development
Amiya Kumar Bagchi

3. Empirics of Growth and Development
Steven N. Durlauf, Andros Kourtellos and Chih Ming Tan

4. Structural Change and Development
Moshe Syrquin

5. Interdisciplinary Approaches to Development: The ‘Institutional’ Turn
Peter Evans

6. Data Problems and Empirical Modeling in Developing Economies
Bill Gibson

7. Historical Antecedents of Development Economics
Gianni Vaggi

8. Classical Development Theory
Jaime Ros

9. Theories of Dependency
José Gabriel Palma

10. Structuralism
José Gabriel Palma

11. Marxism and Development
Bob Sutcliffe

12. Institutionalist Development Economics
Kenneth P. Jameson

13. Neoclassical Development Economics
Salim Rashid

14. General Long-run Approaches to Growth and Development
Amitava Krishna Dutt

15. New Growth Theory and Development Economics
Heinz D. Kurz and Neri Salvadori

16. Short-run Macroeconomic Issues in Development
Peter J. Montiel

17. Sectoral Interactions in Development
Jørn Rattsø

18. Open-Economy Issues in Development
José Antonio Ocampo

19. Savings, Investment and Capital Accumulation
Andrés Solimano and Mario Gutierrez

20. Role of Finance and Credit in Economic Development
Philip Arestis and Santonu Basu

21. Physical Infrastructure
Gregory K. Ingram and Marianne Fay

22. Population and Development
Dennis Ahlburg and Robert Cassen

23. Labor Markets in Developing Countries
Albert Berry

24. Education and Human Capital
George Psacharopoulos and Harry Anthony Patrinos

25. Health and Nutrition and Economic Development
Harold Alderman, Jere R. Behrman and John Hoddinott

26. Entrepreneurship and Development
E. Wayne Nafziger

27. Natural Resources and Development
Richard Auty

28. The Environment and Development
John McPeak

29. Technical Choice and Technological Change in Development
Howard Pack

30. Factor Market Imperfections in Poor Agrarian Economies
Parikshit Ghosh and Ashok Kotwal

31. The Green Revolution
Robert E. Evenson

32. Industry and Industrial Policy
Helen Shapiro

33. The Informal Sector
Victor E. Tokman

34. Services and Development
Dilip Dutta

35. Urbanization and Rural–Urban Migration
Charles M. Becker


Volume II

36. International Trade and Development
Francisco Rodríguez

37. Terms of Trade and Economic Development
David Sapsford

38. Trade Policy and Development
Henry J. Bruton

39. Foreign Direct Investment
V.N. Balasubramanyam

40. Private Capital Flows and Development
Stephany Griffith-Jones

41. International Capital Flows to Emerging Countries: Short- and Long-run Effects
Graciela L. Kaminsky

42. Foreign Aid
Steven Radelet

43. International Migration and the Brain Drain
Francisco L. Rivera-Batiz

44. International Technology Transfer: The Role of Foreign Direct Investment
Amy Jocelyn Glass and Kamal Saggi

45. International Institutions and Development
Kunibert Raffer

46. North–South Issues
Amitava Krishna Dutt

47. Measures of the Distribution of Income and their Interpretation in Developing Countries
Samuel A. Morley

48. Income Distribution: Effects on Growth and Development
Nancy Birdsall

49. Measuring Progress in Reducing Poverty
Lyn Squire

50. Gender Issues in Development
Diane Elson

51. Children and Development
Paul Glewwe and Amy Damon

52. Ethnicity and Economic Development
William A. Darity Jr and Russell E. Triplett

53. The Role of the State and Markets in Development
Louis Putterman

54. Monetary Policy
Paul R. Masson

55. Fiscal Policy
Raghbendra Jha

56. Stabilization Policy and Structural Adjustment
Valpy FitzGerald

57. Economic Planning in Developing Economies
Bill Gibson

58. State-owned Enterprises and Privatization
Anindya Sen

59. Corruption and Development
Cheryl W. Gray

60. Law and Development
Pranab Bardhan

61. Institutions, Property Rights and Development
Jean-Philippe Platteau and Jean-Marie Baland

62. Culture and Development
Roland Hoksbergen and Charles K. Wilber

63. The Economics of War: Causes and Consequences
Frances Stewart and Graham Brown

64. Economic Development in the Third World: An International Perspective
Richard Kozul-Wright and Paul Rayment

65. Latin America and the Caribbean
Albert Fishlow

66. Sub-Saharan Africa
Benno J. Ndulu and Stephen A. O’Connell

67. The Middle East and North Africa
Omar S. Dahi and Firat Demir

68. China
Yasheng Huang

69. South Asia
Prabhat Patnaik and Jayati Ghosh

70. The East Asian Newly Industrializing Countries
K.S. Jomo

71. Transition Economies: Lessons for Development
Ruud Knaack and Henk Jager

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