This book provides comparative perspectives on problems of economic development in the 1980s. It emphasizes improvements in economic institutions and policies associated with the development process and employs the comparative historical approach to evaluate dimensions of the development process.
Part I: Improvements in Economic Institutions and Policies 1. Task Orientation and Technology Change: A Suggested Approach 2. Total Factor Productivity and Its Determinants: Some International Comparisons 3. Intergenerational Income-Fertility Linkages in Developing Countries: A Conceptual Framework Part II: the International Context of Development in the 1980s 4. The One World of Economics: Towards Global Economic Analysis 5. The Relationship Between the International Monetary System and Regional Monetary Systems 6. The Policy Experience of Twelve Less Developed Countries, 1973-1979 7. Economic Development with Unlimited Supplies of Foreign Exchange Part III: Economic Development and the Distribution of Income 8. The Measurement of Economic Development: Quo Vadis? 9. Income Distribution Trends in Labor Surplus Economies Part IV: Labor Markets and Aggregate Economic Performance 10. The Structure of Labor Markets: A Book Review Three Decades Later 11. Inflation and the Wage-Price Issue: A Reappraisal 12. The Mexican Labor Market, 1940-1980 Part V: The Interaction of Financial and Economic Development 13. National Balance Sheets as Tools of International Economic Comparisons 14. Japanese Financial Development in Historical Perspective, 1868-1980 Part IV: Country and Sectoral Case Studies 15. No Less Than One Hundred Years of Argentine Economic History Plus Some Comparisons 16. Interpretations of Public Expenditure Trends in East and West 17. "Laissez-Faire," Import Restraints, and Industry Performance: A Case Study of Automobiles 18. Public Support for the Performing Arts in Western Europe and the United States: History and Analysis 19. Energy and Agricultural Development in the Third World