First published in 1998, this collection of essays deals with four different areas of international economics: the theory of international trade, trade and development, protectionism and factor movements (notably migration and foreign aid). These themes explore the determinants of trade patterns, the relation between these patterns and those of underdevelopment and development, the failure of protectionism to increase welfare and, finally, the impact of emigration on the source country and that of foreign aid on the recipient country.
1. Introduction. Part 1. Theories of International Trade. 2. The Rybczynski Theorem under Decreasing Returns to Scale. 3. Staples Trade and Economic Development. 4. Natural Resources, ‘vent-for-surplus’ and the Staples Theory. Part 2. Trade and Development. 5. Spain and the Conquest of America: Profits, Religion and Forced Labor in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries. 6. The External Sector in the Economic Development of Chile: 1850-1955. 7. Export-Led Growth as a Determinant of Social Development in Costa Rica. 8. Some Experiences from Regional Cooperation between Third World Countries. Part 3. Protectionism. 9. Emergency Considerations in Swedish Agriculture: A Retrospective Look. 10. Emergency Policies for Swedish Agriculture. Part 4. Factor Movements and Structural Adjustment. 11. International Migration, Remittances and Real Incomes: Effects on the Source Country. 12. Brain Drain, Illegal Migration and Capital Exports from Less Developed Economies: A Neoclassical Approach. 13. Microeconomic Aid and Macroeconomic Problems. 14. An Evaluation of Swedish Development Cooperation with Nicaragua. 15. Some Experiences of Structural Adjustment in Africa.
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