Collected Papers in Theoretical Economics: Development, Markets, and Institutions / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 96%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (10) from $1.99   
  • New (1) from $74.95   
  • Used (9) from $1.99   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any coupons and promotions
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.


Ships from: Chicago, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by


The field of development economics has witnessed major changes over the last tow or three decades. From being a largely descriptive discipline, it has now become much more rigorous and theoretically well-founded. Kaushik Basu's work has played a significant role in this transformation of development economics, and the present book is a collection of his major papers in the field.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"It is wonderful to see Kaushik Basu's papers being put together in these volumes. His works have greatly enriched economics and the social sciences, and it is extremely useful to have these essays collected together in this way. This is quite an event for the discipline."-- Amartya Sen, Harvard University 1998 Nobel Laureate in Economics

"Kaushik Basu is a world-class economist. He also writes gloriously. This unusual combination of talents and achievements makes his essays both a pleasure to read and a source of much instruction." -- Jagdish Bhagwati, Columbia University

"Basu's papers achieve the ideal of all economics. He not only shows how humans behave, but he also shows how such knowledge can be used to create a more humane world. Could there be more to accomplish?"-- George Akerlof, University of California, Berkeley 2001 Nobel Laureate in Economics

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195667615
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 1/15/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 326
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 6.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

I. Introduction
Part I. Measuring Development
2. On the Goals of Development
3. On Measuring Literacy
4. The Greying of Populations: Concepts and Measurement
Part II. Institutions, Norms and Power
5. One Kind of Power
6. A Theory of Association: Social Status, Prices, and Markets
7. Civil Institutions and Evolution: Concepts, Critique and Models
Part III. Agrarian Organization
8. Technological Stagnation, Tenurial Laws and Adverse Selection
9. The Market for Land: An Analysis of Interim Transactions
10. Disneyland Monopoly, Interlinkage and Usurious Interest Rates
11. Fragmented Duopoly: Theory and Applications to Backward Agriculture
12. The Broth and the Cooks: A Theory of Surplus Labour
13. Limited Liability and the Existence of Share Tenancy
Part IV. International Labour Standards and Child Labour
14. Compacts, Conventions and Codes: Initiatives for Higher International Labour Standards
15. The Economics of Child Labour
16. A Note on Multiple General Equilibria w
ith Child Labour
17. On the Intriguing Relation between Adult Minimum Wage and Child Labour
18. Child Labour: Cause, Consequence, and Cure, with Remarks on International Labour

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)