Growth and Development: With Special Reference to Developing Economies / Edition 8

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For over thirty years this classic text has offered students a comprehensive overview of the economic aspects of growth and development which is clearly written without sacrificing rigor. The focus is on macroeconomic issues with unique chapters on the history of economic thought, project appraisal and input-output analysis, with extensive material on growth theory and the growth process in developing countries. Mini case examples and numerous statistics support the theory, while discussion questions and weblinks encourage student reflection.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403996008
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 2/4/2006
  • Edition description: Eighth Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 720
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.96 (h) x 1.79 (d)

Meet the Author

A.P. Thirwall is Professor of Applied Economics, University of Kent at Canterbury.

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Table of Contents

1 The study of economic development 3
2 The development gap and the measurement of poverty 23
3 The characteristics of underdevelopment and structural change 65
4 Theories of economic growth : why growth rates differ between countries 122
5 Land, labour and agriculture 167
6 Capital and technical progress 210
7 Dualism, centre-periphery models and the process of cumulative causation 233
8 Population and development 257
9 Resource allocation in development countries : the market mechanism and the role of the state 287
10 Project appraisal, social cost-benefit analysis and shadow wages 316
11 Development and the environment 338
12 The choice of techniques 365
13 Input-output analysis 383
14 Financing development from domestic resources 401
15 Foreign assistance, debt and development 455
16 Trade and development 513
17 The balance of payments, international monetary assistance and development 572
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