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Essentials of Development Economics, Third Edition / Edition 3

Essentials of Development Economics, Third Edition / Edition 3

by Travis J. Lybbert, J. Edward TaylorTravis J. Lybbert
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Written to provide students with the critical tools and approaches used by development economists, Essentials of Development Economics represents an alternative approach to traditional textbooks on the subject. Compact and less expensive than other textbooks for undergraduate development economics courses, Essentials of Development Economics offers a broad overview of key topics and methods in the field. Its fourteen easy-to-read chapters introduce cutting-edge research and present best practices and state-of-the-art methods. By mastering the material in this time-tested book, students will have the conceptual grounding needed to move on to more advanced development economics courses.
This new edition includes:
  • updated references to international development policy process and goals
  • substantial updates to several chapters with new and revised material to make the text both current and policy relevant
  • replacement of several special features with new ones featuring widely cited studies

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520343580
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 08/18/2020
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 376
Sales rank: 1,136,087
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

J. Edward Taylor is Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC Davis and Fellow of the AAEA and AAAS. His research focuses on modeling impacts of development policies on households and local economies in poor countries, international migration, labor, and natural resource conservation.

Travis J. Lybbert is Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC Davis and an affiliate of the Center for Effective Global Action at UC Berkeley. His research focuses on topics ranging from poverty dynamics, risk, innovation and technology adoption to nutrition, microfinance, and hope and aspirations.

Table of Contents

List of Sidebars vi

List of Figures and Tables vii

1 What Development Economics Is All About 1

2 What Works and What Doesn't? 19

3 Income 55

4 Poverty 76

5 Inequality 93

6 Human Development 113

7 Growth 145

8 Institutions 169

9 Agriculture 186

10 Structural Transformation 212

11 Information and Markets 235

12 Finance 262

13 International Trade and Globalization 293

Epilogue 331

Notes 341

Index 349

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