Trade, Growth and Development: The Role of Politics and Institutions

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Overview

Since the end of the second world war the economic gap between rich and poor countries has steadily widened. Trade, Growth and Development examines this disparity and assesses the reasons why some developing countries have been more successful than others. The book is divided into four parts: Part I examines recent developments in the theory of trade, growth and economic development; Parts II to IV present an empirical analysis of policy and performance in Latin America, Asia and Africa. As well as offering an analysis of traditional economic factors the book also emphasises the role of politics and institutions in the process of economic development.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415087605
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/24/1993
  • Pages: 352
  • Lexile: 1500L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
Preface
Introduction 1
1 Institutions, Knowledge, Trade and Growth: A Personal Address 13
2 The New Growth Theory, Trade and Development: Some Brief Reflections 22
3 Wage Dispersion, International Trade and the Services Sector 28
4 Spain and the Conquest of America: Profits, Religion and Forced Labour in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries 43
5 Do Terms of Trade Matter? Terms of Trade and Economic Performance in Central America 71
6 Elements Determining the Competitiveness of Guatemalan Primary Exports 86
7 Foreign Firms and Structural Adjustment in Latin America: Lessons from the Debt Crisis 109
8 East Asian Development and Japanese Direct Investment 135
9 Dirigisme or Free-Trade Regime? A Historical and Institutional Interpretation of the Taiwanese Success Story 154
10 Trade and Development: The Experience of Korea and Taiwan 184
11 Economic Reforms Under an Import-Substitution Regime: The Experience of Bangladesh 203
12 Exchange Rate Policy and Management in the Context of Economic Reforms in Sub-Saharan Africa: Tanzania as an Illustrative Case 229
13 Macroeconomic Adjustment and Trade Liberalization in Kenya, Uganda and Zambia 248
14 International Trade and Economic Growth: The Experience of Ethiopia 280
15 Regional Economic Integration and Intra-African Trade: Issues for Development 303
Index 329
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