Uneven Economic Development

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In Uneven Economic Development, leading economists and development experts examine the causes and implications of international economic divergences. This comprehensive and timely book reviews economic growth and structural change patterns since the 1960s, before critically reviewing the respective role and impact of trade liberalization, macroeconomic policies, governance and institutions on comparative national economic performance, particularly in developing countries. With country studies included to ...
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Overview

In Uneven Economic Development, leading economists and development experts examine the causes and implications of international economic divergences. This comprehensive and timely book reviews economic growth and structural change patterns since the 1960s, before critically reviewing the respective role and impact of trade liberalization, macroeconomic policies, governance and institutions on comparative national economic performance, particularly in developing countries. With country studies included to exemplify the issues at hand, this is a definitive guide to identifying, addressing and perhaps even finding a solution to this global phenomenon.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848131941
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • Publication date: 1/15/2009
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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José Antonio Ocampo is Professor in the Professional Practice of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, New York. At the time of writing, he was Under-Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs at the United Nations.

Rob Vos is Director of the Development Policy and Analysis Division in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations, New York, and Affiliated Professor of Finance and Development at the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague.

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Table of Contents

Ch. I Growth and development trends, 1960-2006 1

Ch. II Structural change and economic growth 33

Ch. III Has trade integration caused greater divergence? 59

Ch. IV Macroeconomic policies and growth in divergence 103

Ch. V Governance, institutions and growth divergence 147

App. A Technical note on the decomposition of labour productivity growth and of the employment-to-population ratio 177

App. B On data and methodology for the analysis of trade patterns and growth in Chapter III 179

App. C Annex tables 182

References 201

Index 219

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