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Diverse development paths and structural transformation in the escape from poverty

Author: Martin Andersson; Tobias Axelsson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This text discusses possibilities for, and obstacles to, economic development in lower income countries in Asia, Latin America, and Sub-Saharan Africa. It examines how lower income countries might 'catch up' and advantages and disadvantages of the lateness of poor countries in the development process.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Andersson; Tobias Axelsson
ISBN: 0198737408 9780198737407
OCLC Number: 928443327
Description: xvi, 284 pages : charts ; 24 cm
Contents: Diversity of development paths and structural transformation in historical perspective : an introduction / Martin Andersson and Tobias Axelsson --
Structural change and catching up : the relative small country advantage / Lennart Schön --
The latecomer advantages and disadvantages : a new structural economics perspective / Justin Yifu Lin --
The role of agriculture in 'catching up' : a Gerschenkronian perspective / C. Peter Timmer --
Misinterpreting the East Asian miracle : a Gerschenkronian perspective on substitution and advantages of backwardness in the industrialization of eastern Asia / Christer Gunnarsson --
Southeast Asia : the half-way miracle? / Anne Booth --
Has Latin America changed tracks? Catching up : now and then, an essay / Luis Bértola --
Economic backwardness and catching up : Brazilian agriculture, 1964-2014 / Lee Alston and Bernardo Mueller --
Is Africa too late for 'late development'? Gerschenkron south of the Sahara / Gareth Austin --
Is sub-Saharan Africa finally catching up? / Erik Thorbecke and Yusi Ouyang --
Relative economic backwardness and catching up : lessons from history, implications for development thinking / Martin Andersson and Tobias Axelsson.
Responsibility: edited by Martin Andersson and Tobias Axelsson.

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