Readings in Development Economics, Volume I: Micro-Theory / Edition 1

Readings in Development Economics, Volume I: Micro-Theory / Edition 1

by Pranab Bardhan, Christopher Udry
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262522829

ISBN-13: 9780262522823

Pub. Date: 11/13/2000

Publisher: MIT Press

These two volumes of readings attempt to bring some degree of structure to a relatively diffuse field. Because of the sheer volume of high-quality work in development economics research, they are intended as a sampling of work at the frontier of the field, rather than as a comprehensive overview.Volume I: Micro-Theory focuses on theoretical work. Topics covered

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These two volumes of readings attempt to bring some degree of structure to a relatively diffuse field. Because of the sheer volume of high-quality work in development economics research, they are intended as a sampling of work at the frontier of the field, rather than as a comprehensive overview.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:
9780262522823
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
11/13/2000
Series:
MIT Press Readings in Economics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
379
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(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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