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Economic Development and the Division of Labor / Edition 1
     

Economic Development and the Division of Labor / Edition 1

by Xiaokai Yang
 

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ISBN-10: 0631220038

ISBN-13: 9780631220039

Pub. Date: 09/28/2002

Publisher: Wiley

This innovative new text from Jeffrey Sachs and Xiokai Yang introduces students to development economics from the perspectives of inframarginal analysis and marginal analysis. The book demonstrates how the new-found emphasis on inframarginal analysis has influenced a shift back to an interest in Classical Economics from Neoclassical Economics.

Overview

This innovative new text from Jeffrey Sachs and Xiokai Yang introduces students to development economics from the perspectives of inframarginal analysis and marginal analysis. The book demonstrates how the new-found emphasis on inframarginal analysis has influenced a shift back to an interest in Classical Economics from Neoclassical Economics.

  • Inframarginal Analysis vs. Marginal Analysis is presented as a consistent theoretical framework throughout.
  • Shows how the relationship of Inframarginal Analysis to Marginal Analysis has influenced the shift back to an interest in Classical Economics from Neoclassical Economics with regard to economic development.
  • Allows economists to reduce their overall reliance on marginal analysis, which may be less relevant to development economics than it is to the economics of development countries.
  • Brings considerable analytic machinery to bear on important problems.
  • A focus on institutions and transaction costs that is very relevant to development economics.
  • Offers a thorough analysis of trade (CHs. 3 - 7) and macroeconomics (CHs. 16 - 19), both of which are not dealth with in depth by comparable textbooks.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631220039
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
664
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.60(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface.

1. Introduction.

Part I: Geography and Microeconomic Mechanisms for Economic Development:.

2. Geography and Economic Development.

3. Driving Force I: Exogenous Comparative Advantage and Trading Efficiency.

4. Driving Force II: Endogenous Comparative Advantage and Trading Efficiency.

5. Driving Force III: Economies of Scale and Trading Efficiency.

6. Coexistence of Endogenous and Exogenous Comparative Advantages and Patterns of Development and Trade.

7. Structural Changes, Trade, and Economic Development.

Part II: The Institution of the Firm, Endogenous Transaction Costs, and Economic Development:.

8. Economic Development, the Institution of the Firm, and Entrepreneurship.

9. Endogenous Transaction Costs, Contract, and Economic Development.

10. Transaction Risk, Property Rights, Insurance, and Economic Development.

Part III: Urbanization and Industrialization:.

11. Urbanization, Dual Structure between Urban and Rural Areas, and Economic Development.

12. Industrialization, Structural Changes, Economic Development, and Division of Labor in Roundabout Production.

Part IV: Dynamic Mechanisms for Economic Development:.

13. Neoclassical Models of Economic Growth.

14. Economic Development Generated by Endogenous Evolution in Division of Labor.

15. Social Experiments and Evolution of Knowledge of Economic Development.

Part V: Macroeconomics of Development:.

16. Investment, Saving, and Economic Development.

17. Money, Division of Labor, and Economic Development.

18. Endogenous Business Cycles, Cyclical Unemployment, and Endogenous, Long-run Growth.

19. Economic Transition.

References.

Index.

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