1st Edition

Development Economics

ISBN 9780321464484
Published July 24, 2013 by Routledge
648 Pages

USD $190.00

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Book Description

Gerard Roland's new text, Development Economics, is the first undergraduate text to recognize the role of institutions in understanding development and growth. Through a series of chapters devoted to specific sets of institutions, Roland examines the effects of institutions on growth, property rights, market development, and the delivery of public goods and services and focuses. With the most comprehensive and up to date treatment of institutions on development, Roland explores the important questions of why some countries develop faster than others and why some fail while others are successful.

Table of Contents

1. The Development Gap  2. Poverty and Inequality  3. Population Growth  4. Economic Growth  5. Structural Change and Development Strategies  6. International Trade and Exchange Rates  7. Institutions and Economic Development  8. Markets and Hierarchies  9. Political Institutions  10. Legal and Fiscal Institutions  11. Culture  12. Rural Land Rights and Contracts  13. Property Rights and Efficiency in Urban Areas  14. Market Development  15. Credit Markets in Development  16. Delivering Healthcare in Developing Countries  17. Delivering Education in Developing Countries  18. Delivering Infrastructure in Developing Countries  19. Corruption  20. Conflict

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Gerard Roland is Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California Berkeley, USA