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Priorities for Development Economics


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Development economics deals with the most fundamental problems of economics - poverty, famine, population growth, structural change, industrialization, debt, international finance, the relations between state and market, the gap between rich and poor countries. Partly because of this, its subject matter has fluctuated abruptly over time in response to political currents in a way which sometimes causes the main issues to be obscured; at the same time it is being constantly added to and modified in every developed and developing country. This series confronts these problems. Each contribution will begin with a dispassionate review of the literature worldwide and will use this as a springboard to argue the author's own original point of view, In this way the reader will both be brought up to date with the latest advances in a particular field of study and encounter a distinctive approach to that area.

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Poverty and Exclusion in North and South Essays on Social Policy and Global Poverty Reduction

Poverty and Exclusion in North and South: Essays on Social Policy and Global Poverty Reduction

1st Edition

Edited By Elizabeth Dowler, Paul Mosley
June 19, 2014

Over the past decade there has been a worrying increase in poverty in the industrialised countries of the "North", while many of the developing countries of the "South" have experienced some improvement. This collection argues that there are a number of likenesses between the predicaments of North ...

The IMF and the Future

The IMF and the Future

1st Edition

By Graham Bird
February 28, 2003

The International Monetary Fund has been criticised from both the right and the left of the political spectrum with the right arguing that it is too interventionist and creates more problems than it solves and the left on occasion demanding that it be abolished altogether. What seems almost beyond ...

Vulnerable People, Vulnerable States Redefining the Development Challenge

Vulnerable People, Vulnerable States: Redefining the Development Challenge

1st Edition

By Daniel Bromley, Glen Anderson
August 11, 2012

Over five decades of economic and technical assistance to the countries of Africa and the Middle East have failed to improve the life prospects for over 1.4 billion people who remain vulnerable. Billions of dollars have been spent on such assistance and yet little progress has been made. ...

Uniting on Food Assistance The Case for Transatlantic Cooperation

Uniting on Food Assistance: The Case for Transatlantic Cooperation

1st Edition

Edited By Christopher Barrett, Julia Steets, Andrea Binder
February 10, 2012

This book chronicles the most essential causes and implications of these trends, which have expanded international food assistance well beyond the simple shipment of donated food aid commodities. We pay particular attention to how these trends shape and are shaped by European Union (EU) and United ...

Land Reform in Developing Countries Property Rights and Property Wrongs

Land Reform in Developing Countries: Property Rights and Property Wrongs

1st Edition

By Michael Lipton
March 15, 2011

First published in 2009. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Food Aid After Fifty Years Recasting its Role

Food Aid After Fifty Years: Recasting its Role

1st Edition

By Christopher B. Barrett, Dan Maxwell
August 09, 2005

This book analyzes the impact food aid programmes have had over the past fifty years, assessing the current situation as well as future prospects. Issues such as political expediency, the impact of international trade and exchange rates are put under the microscope to provide the reader with a ...

The Social Economics of Poverty

The Social Economics of Poverty

1st Edition

Edited By Christopher Barrett
November 14, 2005

A unique analysis of the moral and social dimensions of microeconomic behaviour in developing countries, this book calls into question standard notions of rationality and many of the assumptions of neo-classical economics, and shows how these are inappropriate in communities with widespread ...

Adjustment and Poverty Options and Choices

Adjustment and Poverty: Options and Choices

1st Edition

By Frances Stewart
November 22, 1995

The last decade has brought sharp adjustment and rising poverty for most of the developing world. Adjustment and Poverty: Options and Choices examines the major causes and results of this situation, including: *the relationship between structural adjustment and poverty; *the extent to which the ...

Econometrics and Data Analysis for Developing Countries

Econometrics and Data Analysis for Developing Countries

1st Edition

By Chandan Mukherjee, Howard White, Marc Wuyts
January 16, 1998

Getting accurate data on less developed countries has created great problems for studying these areas. Yet until recently students of development economics have relied on standard econometrics texts, which assume a Western context. Econometrics and Data Analysis for Developing Countries solves this...

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