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Development economics in action : a study of economic policies in Ghana

Author: Tony Killick
Publisher: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2010.
Series: Routledge studies in development economics, 79.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Presents a study of policies in Ghana, one of Africa's closely watched economies. This title includes three chapters providing an account of 1978-2008.

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Killick
ISBN: 9780415473835 9780415587112 0415473837 0415587115 9780203852019 020385201X
OCLC Number: 457164537
Description: xxvi, 515 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Development, disequilibrium and state interventionism --
3. The economic strategies of Nkrumah and his successors --
4. Domestic economic performance in the 1960s --
5. External performance : the foreign exchange constraint and its causes --
6. Planning, saving and economic management --
7. Modernization without growth --
8. The unbalanced growth of agriculture and industry --
9. The state as entrepreneur --
10. The state as controller --
11. After Nkrumah : interpretations of policies, 1966-72 --
12. Lessons from 1960-72 --
13. From implosion to boom : 1972-2008 --
14. Structural change : 1970-2008 --
15. Forces for change : 1983-2008.
Series Title: Routledge studies in development economics, 79.
Responsibility: Tony Killick.

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'Do ideas drive development? That was the question implied by the title of Tony Killick's book on Ghana when it first came out in 1978. It is one of the topics worth revisiting on the occasion of the Read more...

 
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