Growth and Development From an Evolutionary Perspective / Edition 1

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The central purpose is to borrow and on occasion adapt the various tool kits offered to improve our current understanding of the development process which we see, in Simon Kuznets' terminology, as a transition from agrarianism to modern economic growth

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"The really attractive thing about this book is that it discusses economic development in an evolutionary perspective, with a very detailed catalog of ideal types, but always in a unified theoretical framework. The student will learn a lot about historical development paths, and even more about economic theory." Robert M. Solow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557860798
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/25/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 6.33 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 1.24 (d)

Meet the Author

John C. H. Fei was formerly Chairman of the Board at the Chung Hua Institute of Economic Research in Taipei, Taiwan. Co-author of five books and more than 75 articles, Fei also served as consultant to organizations such as AID, NPA, UNDP and the National Science Council of Taiwan. A Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he taught at Cornell University and Yale University.

Gustav Ranis is the Director of The Yale Center for International and Area Studies and Professor of International Economics at Yale University. Having served as consultant to such entities as The World Bank, ADB, AID, OECD, UNIDO, FAO, UNDP, and the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations, Ranis is on the advisory boards, of several third-world research institutions. He has written extensively on theoretical and policy-related issues of development.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures.

List of Tables.


Part I: Introduction:.

1. Growth and Development: An Overview.

Part II: Agrarianism and Dualism:.

2. From Closed and Open Agrarianism to Modern Dualism.

3. Development of the Closed Dualistic Economy: A Bird's Eye View.

Part III: The Analytics of Growth and Development:.

4. The Neoclassical Production Function, Growth and Development.

5. A General Analysis of Growth Systems.

6. Applications to Modern Economic Growth.

Part IV: Applications to Growth and Development under Dualism:.

7. Transition Growth in the Closed Dualistic Economy.

8. Transition Growth under Open Dualism.

9. Growth, Equity, and Human Development.

Part V: Conclusions for Policy:.

10. Policy and Political Economy in the Transition to Modern Economic Growth.



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