Leading Issues in Economic Development

By Gerald M. Meier; James E. Rauch | Go to book overview
CONTENTS
EXHIBITSxiii
PREFACExv
USING THIS BOOKxvii
WORLD MAP OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEXxviii
I.INTRODUCTION1
Overview1
I.A. MEASURING DEVELOPMENT5
Note I.A.1. The Evolution of Measures of Development12
Selection I.A.1. Why Are Services Cheaper in the Poor Countries?16
Comment I.A.1. The Productivity and Factor Proportions Explanations Again20
Selection I.A.2. Income Poverty27
Comment I.A.2. Capabilities and Entitlements31
Note I.A.2. Other Important Differences Between Developed and Less Developed Countries32
I.B. ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE OF LESS DEVELOPED COUNTRIES: THE RECENT PAST34
Selection I.B.1. The Lost Decades: Developing Countries' Stagnation in Spite of Policy Reform 1980–199834
Note I.B.1. No Easy Answers, Yet All Is Not Lost41
Selection I.B.2. How Reform Worked in China45
Selection I.B.3. India Since Independence52
Selection I.B.4. The Impact of the Economic Reforms in Latin America and the Caribbean58
Selection I.B.5. Why Has Africa Grown Slowly?62
I.C. THE DISCIPLINE OF DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS73
Note I.C.1. Evolution of Development Economics73
Comment I.C.1. Classical Growth Theory76
Comment I.C.2. Development Economics as a Special Subject77
Note I.C.2. New Endogenous Growth Theory79

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Exhibits xiii
  • Preface xv
  • Using This Book xvii
  • Chapter I - Introduction 1
  • Chapter II - Historical Perspective 81
  • Chapter III - International Trade and Technology Transfer 133
  • Chapter IV - Human Resources 183
  • Chapter V - Investment and Finance 293
  • Chapter VI - Urbanization and the Informal Sector 331
  • Chapter VII - Agriculture 381
  • Chapter VIII - Income Distribution 433
  • Chapter IX - Political Economy 489
  • Chapter X - Development and the Environment 581
  • Appendix - How to Read a Regression Table 633
  • Index of Selection Authors 639
  • Index 641
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