Development Policy and Planning: An Introduction to Models and Techniques / Edition 1

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Development Policy and Planning provides an accessible explanation of each of the main techniques used for economic policy formulation in developing countries. Development planning provides a useful set of analytical techniques to facilitate economic decision-making and management. As techniques evolve, models can now be designed to match both the constraints and the objectives of individual economies. Anis Chowdhury and Colin Kirkpatrick examine such topics as growth modelling, social accounting matrices, computable general equilibrium models, linear programming and cost-benefit analysis. They describe each technique and use practical examples to illustrate methods which enable economies to be guided toward their development goals.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415098892
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/9/1993
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 148
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Table of Contents

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1 Development Policy Analysis and Quantitative Planning Methods 1
Development policy and planning: an overview 1
Characteristics of development planning models 4
2 Aggregate Consistency Models 12
The Harrod-Domar growth model 12
The two-gap model 17
3 Disaggregated Consistency Models 22
Main-sector models 22
Multi-sector models: input-output analysis 28
Policy applications of input-output analysis 35
Extending the model 44
Appendix: Essentials of matrix algebra 46
4 Multi-Sectoral Models and the Social Accounting Matrix 58
The social accounting matrix 58
Limitations of multi-sectoral planning models 63
5 Programming Approach to Planning 66
Linear programming 69
Shadow pricing of resources 77
Economic interpretation of dual solutions 79
Appendix: The simplex method 81
Appendix: Sensitivity analysis 87
6 Computable General Equilibrium Models 94
The CGE model approach 95
An illustrative CGE model 99
Uses of CGE models 107
7 Cost-Benefit Analysis 109
Financial project appraisal 110
Economic project appraisal 113
Shadow pricing methodology 115
The social discount rate 118
Distributional issues 119
Policy analysis and cost-benefit analysis 121
Bibliography 123
Index 127
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