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Advancing development : core themes in global economics

Author: George Mavrotas; Anthony F Shorrocks; World Institute for Development Economics Research.
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan in association with the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research, 2007.
Series: Studies in development economics and policy.
Edition/Format:   Book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With contributions from the world's leading scholars and policy-makers, this text presents the key issues in developing economics in a non-technical and engaging style.
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Genre/Form: Conference proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George Mavrotas; Anthony F Shorrocks; World Institute for Development Economics Research.
ISBN: 0230019048 9780230019041 0230019021 9780230019027
OCLC Number: 70660367
Notes: Selected papers from a June 17-18, 2005 conference held in Helsinki on the occasion of the jubilee anniversary of the World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), and dedicated to the memory of Lal Jayawardena, the first Director of UNU-WIDER.
Description: xxxviii, 803 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The evolution of the development doctrine, 1950-2005 / Erik Thorbecke --
Turning points in development thinking and practice / Louis Emmerij --
From Seers to Sen : the meaning of economic development / E. Wayne Nafziger --
Inequality in historical perspective / Richard Jolly --
Health improvements and health inequality during the last 40 years / Giovanni Andrea Cornia and Leonardo Menchini --
Inequality and corruption / Eric M. Uslaner --
Indivisibility, fairness, farsightedness and their implications for security / S. Mansoob Murshed --
Violence in peace : understanding increased violence in early post-conflict transitions and its implications for development / Marcia Byrom Hartwell --
International convergence or higher inequality in human development? : evidence for 1975-2002 / Farhad Noorbakhsh --
Investing in health for economic development : the case of Mexico / Nora Lustig --
A wider approach to aid effectiveness : correlated impacts on health, wealth, fertility and education / David Fielding, Mark McGillivray and Sebastian Torres --
Is social capital part of the institutions continuum and is it a deep determinant of development? / Stephen Knowles --
Stormy days on an open field : asymmetries in the global economy / Nancy Birdsall --
A quest for pro-poor globalization / Machiko Nissanke and Erik Thorbecke --
International migration in an era of globalization : has it come out of its marginality? / Arjan de Haan --
International risk tolerance, capital market failure and capital flows to emerging markets / Valpy FitzGerald --
Prolonged use and conditionality failure : investigating IMF responsibility / Silvia Marchesi and Laura Sabani --
International finance and the developing world : the next 20 years / Tony Addison --
Gender and growth in sub-Saharan Africa : issues and evidence / Mark Blackden ... [et al.] --
Decomposing growth : do low-income and HIPCs differ from high-income countries? / Pertti Haaparanta and Heli Virta --
Evaluating targeting efficiency of government programmes : international comparisons / Nanak Kakwani and Hyun H. Son --
Innovations, high-tech trade and industrial development : theory, evidence and policy / Lakhwinder Singh --
Manufacturing, services and premature deindustrialization in developing countries : a Kaldorian analysis / Sukti Dasgupta and Ajit Singh --
Why have all development strategies failed in Latin America? / Guillermo Rozenwurcel --
Development in Chile 1990-2005 : lessons from a positive experience / Álvaro García Hurtado --
Three decades of rural development projects in Asia, Latin America and Africa : learning from successes and failures / Annelies Zoomers --
Development strategy, viability and economic institutions : the case of China / Justin Yifu Lin ... [et al.] --
Institutions, policies and economic development / Grzegorz W. Kolodko --
Patterns of rent extraction and deployment in developing countries : implications for governance, economic policy and performance / Richard M. Auty --
Credit co-operatives in locally financed economic development : using energy efficiency as a lever / Robert J. McIntyre --
Development through globalization? / Deepak Nayyar --
Do we need a 'new great transformation'? : is one likely? / Frances Stewart --
Absorptive capacity and achieving the MDGs / François Bourguignon and Mark Sundberg --
Applying behavioural economics to international development policy / C. Leigh Anderson and Kostas Stamoulis --
The human dimensions of the global development process in the early part of the twenty-first century : critical trends and new challenges / Mihály Simai --
Development questions for 25 years / Lance Taylor.
Series Title: Studies in development economics and policy.
Responsibility: edited by George Mavrotas and Anthony Shorrocks ; foreword by Amartya Sen.
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