Development Economics in Action Second Edition: A Study of Economic Policies in Ghana, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Development Economics in Action Second Edition

A Study of Economic Policies in Ghana, 1st Edition

By Tony Killick


516 pages | 29 B/W Illus.

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First published in 1978, Development Economics in Action is a renowned study of policies in Ghana, one of Africa’s most closely watched economies. In this new edition three additional chapters provide a detailed account of 1978-2008.

Table of Contents

Part A - Nkrumah and his Immediate Successors, 1960-72 1. Introduction 2. Development, Disequilibrium and State Interventionism 3. The Economic Strategies of Nkrumah and his Successors 4. Domestic Economic Performance in the 1960s 5. External Performance: The Foreign Exchange Constraint and its Causes 6. Planning, Saving and Economic Management 7. Modernization without Growth 8. The Unbalanced Growth of Agriculture and Industry 9. The State as Entrepreneur 10. The State as Controller 11. After Nkrumah: Interpretations of Policies, 1966-72 12. Lessons Part B - The Record since 1972 13. From Implosion to Boom, 1972-2008 14. Structural Change 1970-2008 15. Forces for Change 1983-2008

About the Author

Professor Tony Killick is Senior Research Associate of the Overseas Development Institute, London, and consultant on development policy issues. In various capacities, he has enjoyed a long association with Ghana.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Development Economics

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Economic Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Developing Countries