Readings in Development Economics, Volume I: Micro-Theory

Readings in Development Economics, Volume I: Micro-Theory

by Pranab Bardhan, Christopher Udry
     
 

Volume I: Micro-Theory focuses on theoretical work. Topics covered include sharecropping as a principle-agent problem, fragmented duopolies, credit market imperfections, poverty traps, peer monitoring in credit cooperatives, coordination failures, human capital accumulation as an engine of growth, and environmental issues in development. See more details below

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Volume I: Micro-Theory focuses on theoretical work. Topics covered include sharecropping as a principle-agent problem, fragmented duopolies, credit market imperfections, poverty traps, peer monitoring in credit cooperatives, coordination failures, human capital accumulation as an engine of growth, and environmental issues in development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262024846
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
11/13/2000
Pages:
379
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x (h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introductionvii
1Economics of Development and the Development of Economics1
2Theories of Sharecropping19
3Fragmented Duopoly: Theory and Applications to Backward Agriculture73
4Occupational Choice and the Process of Development95
5Economic Underdevelopment: The Case of a Missing Market for Human Capital123
6Thy Neighbor's Keeper: The Design of a Credit Cooperative with Theory and a Test145
7Industrialization and the Big Push171
8Complementarities and Cumulative Processes in Models of Monopolistic Competition197
9Making a Miracle243
10Agglomeration and Economic Development: Import Substitution vs. Trade Liberalisation271
11North-South Trade and the Environment297
12Managing Local Commons: Theoretical Issues in Incentive Design329
Sources357
Subject Index359
Author Index363

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