Economic Development / Edition 10

Economic Development / Edition 10

by Michael P. Todaro, Stephen C. Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0321485734

ISBN-13: 9780321485731

Pub. Date: 03/11/2008

Publisher: Addison Wesley

This Best-Selling text retains the unique problem- and policy-oriented approach to development economics found in its earlier editions. Now extensively revised and updated to reflect the latest research and the most recent data, Economic Development, Fifth Edition, is the most comprehensive, current text in its field. This edition features a new chapter linking the…  See more details below

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This Best-Selling text retains the unique problem- and policy-oriented approach to development economics found in its earlier editions. Now extensively revised and updated to reflect the latest research and the most recent data, Economic Development, Fifth Edition, is the most comprehensive, current text in its field. This edition features a new chapter linking the environment and development problems; a new chapter describing critical issues for the 1990s including the economic transition taking place in the republics of the former USSR and eastern Europe, the economic crisis in sub-Saharan Africa, and the impact of the globalization of the world economy; eighteen new country-specific case studies - one at the end of each chapter, and four new comparative case studies - one at the end of each part; extensive new analysis on critical topics such as women and development, the new growth theory, the U.N.'s new Human Development Index, macroeconomic instability, the future of the debt problem and how the burden of adjustment has been handled between lenders and borrowers, the implications of emerging new regional trading blocs, and the transformation of multinational corporations into "global factories"; new discussion of market reforms and the role of the state, emerging financial systems and the costs and benefits of market liberalization, and an analysis of the impact of military expenditures on economic development; and a casebook, keyed to the text - written by Stephen C. Smith, George Washington University - is available.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321485731
Publisher:
Addison Wesley
Publication date:
03/11/2008
Series:
Pearson Custom Business Resources Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
896
Product dimensions:
7.36(w) x 9.13(h) x 1.65(d)

Table of Contents

Case Studies
Figures
Tables
1Economics, Institutions, and Development: A Global Perspective3
2Diverse Structures and Common Characteristics of Developing Nations26
3Theories of Development: A Comparative Analysis69
4Historic Growth and Contemporary Development: Lessons and Controversies104
5Growth, Poverty, and Income Distribution137
6Population Growth and Economic Development: Causes, Consequences, and Controversies189
7Unemployment: Issues, Dimensions, and Analyses235
8Urbanization and Rural-Urban Migration: Theory and Policy263
9Agricultural Transformation and Rural Development295
10The Environment and Development340
11Education and Development378
12Trade Theory and Development Experience419
13The Trade Policy Debate: Export Promotion, Import Substitution, and Economic Integration458
14Balance of Payments, Third World Debt, and the Macroeconomic Stabilization Controversy498
15Foreign Finance, Investment, and Aid: Controversies and Opportunities533
16Planning, Markets, and the Role of the State573
17Financial Reform and Fiscal Policy607
18Critical Issues for the Twenty-first Century: Globalization, the Environment, Economic Transition, Africa, and International Economic Reform646
Glossary676
Name Index728
Subject Index732

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