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Development Macroeconomics
Essays in Memory of Anita Ghatak

ISBN 9780415747370
Published November 8, 2013 by Routledge
336 Pages 31 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This brings together relevant papers on macro-, monetary and development economics from many eminent economists from all over the world who are closely associated with the works of Late Professor Anita Ghatak of Greenwich University, UK who was an expert in the field of macroeconomics and econometrics. It comprises a variety of articles which are highly significant in the analysis of macroeconomic policies both in developed and in-transition economies.

There are several main topics covered in this book such as the test of new theories of economic growth and convergence and the use of dynamic and rigorous time-series econometric methods for analysing money demand functions in transition economies. This work details the meaning of economic development and the comparative analysis of the recent growth of India and China, also the modelling of the macroeconomics of poverty reduction and the monetary policy rules in transition economies. Lastly, the research analyses the Asian Financial crisis, the impact of migration on investment and economic growth and international consumption patterns.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Growth, Economic Development and Poverty  1. On the Convergence and
Divergence of Economies  2. Analysing the Growth and Transformation of the Economies of China and India  3. On Measuring Economic Development  4. The Asian Crisis and Macroeconomic Development: The Impact of Ambiguity  5. A Macroeconomic Approach to Poverty Reduction  Part 2: Stabilization, Remittances and Consumption  6. Estimating the International Transmission of Shocks using GDP Forecasts: India and its Trading Partners  7. Money Demand in China: Evidence from a Bounds Testing Cointegration Approach  8. Monetary Policy Rules and the Impact of Ambiguity in Transition Economies  9. Public Debt in Developing Countries  10. Labour Market and Investment Effects of Remittances  11. International  Consumption Patterns: Evidence from the 1996 International Comparison Project

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Subrata Ghatak is Professor of Economics at Kingston University, UK. His successful textbook, Introduction to Development Economics, is also published by Routledge.

Professor Paul Levine is a Foundation Research Professor at Surrey University, UK