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The economic development of South Asia

Author: Prema-chandra Athukorala
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK ; Northhampton, MA : Edward Elgar Pub., ©2002.
Series: Elgar reference collection.
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Economic development of South Asia.
Cheltenham, UK ; Northhampton, MA : Edward Elgar Pub., ©2002
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Prema-chandra Athukorala
ISBN: 1840646950 9781840646955
OCLC Number: 49225967
Description: 3 volumes : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: Contents:Volume I AcknowledgementsIntroduction Prema-chandra AthukoralaPART I INITIAL CONDITIONS 1. B.H. Farmer (1993), `The British Period, the Coming of Independence and Partition'2. P.T. Bauer (1961), `Aspects of the Indian Economy'3. Walter Godfrey (1951), `General'4. Nurul Islam (1974), `The State and Prospects of the Bangladesh Economy'5. J.R. Hicks (1959), `Reflections on the Economic Problems of Ceylon'6. Joan Robinson (1959), `Economic Possibilities of Ceylon'PART II THE ERA OF IMPORT SUBSTITUTION 7. John P. Lewis (1962), `Basic Development Strategy'8. Sukhamoy Chakravarty (1987), `Foundations of India's Development Strategy: The Nehru-Mahalanobis Approach'9. I.M.D. Little (1960), `The Strategy of Indian Development'10. Meghnad Desai (1998), `Development Perspectives: Was there an Alternative to Mahalanobis?'11. Angus Maddison (1971), `Reasons for the Acceleration of Economic Growth since Independence'12. Amartya Sen (1986), `How Is India Doing?'13. Jagdish Bhagwati (1998), `The Design of Indian Development'14. Swadesh R. Bose (1983), `The Pakistan Economy Since Independence (1947-70)'15. Alia Ahmad (1993), `Economic Reforms Under an Import-Substitution Regime: The Experience of Bangladesh'16. Sarath Rajapatirana (1988), `Foreign Trade and Economic Development: Sri Lanka's Experience'17. Donald R. Snodgrass (1974), `Sri Lanka's Economic Development During Twenty-five Years of Independence'PART III LIBERALIZATION AND ECONOMIC ADJUSTMENT 18. Arvind Panagariya (1999), `Trade Policy in South Asia: Recent Liberalisation and Future Agenda'19. I.M.D. Little (1996), `India's Economic Reforms 1991-96'20. Nirupam Bajpai and Jeffrey D. Sachs (1997), `India's Economic Reforms: Some Lessons from East Asia'21. Deepak Lal (1995), `India and China: Contrasts in Economic Liberalization?'22. Prabhat Patnaik and C.P. Chandrasekhar (1998), `India: Dirigisme, Structural Adjustment, and the Radical Alternative'23. Keith Griffin (1998), `Comment on "India: Dirigisme, Structural Adjustment, and the Radical Alternative"'24. M. Ghaffar Chaudhry (1995), `Economic Liberalization of Pakistan's Economy: Trends and Repercussions'25. Pradumna B. Rana (1997), `Reforms in Bangladesh: A Comparative Assessment in Relation to Other South Asian Countries'26. Mario I. Blejer and Gyorgy Szapary (1991), `The "Gulliver Effect" and the "Optimal Divergence" Approach to Trade Policies: The Case of Nepal'27. Donald R. Snodgrass (1999), `The Economic Development of Sri Lanka: A Tale of Missed Opportunities'PART IV THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF DEVELOPMENT POLICY 28. Pranab Bardhan (1984/1998), `Epilogue: The Political Economy of Reform in India'29. Vijay Joshi (1995), `Democracy and Development in India'30. Gunnar Myrdal (1968), `Corruption - Its Causes and Effects'31. George Rosen (1982), `Gandhian Economics: A Schumpeterian Perspective'32. Fahimul Quadir (2000), `The Political Economy of Pro-market Reforms in Bangladesh: Regime Consolidation through Economic Liberalization?'33. Mick Moore (1990), `Economic Liberalization versus Political Pluralism in Sri Lanka?'34. David Dunham and Saman Kelegama (1997), `Does Leadership Matter in the Economic Reform Process? Liberalization and Governance in Sri Lanka, 1989-93'35. George Rosen (1987), `Western Economists in South Asia: Some Afterthoughts on an Experience'Name IndexVolume II AcknowledgementsAn introduction by the editor to all three volumes appears in Volume IPART I AGRICULTURE AND THE RURAL ECONOMY 1. Raisuddin Ahmed (1996), `Agricultural Market Reforms in South Asia'2. S.K. Jayasuriya and R.T. Shand (1986), `Technical Change and Labor Absorption in Asian Agriculture: Some Emerging Trends'3. B.H. Farmer (1979), `The "Green Revolution" in South Asian Ricefields: Environment and Production'4. Ashok Gulati (1999), `Economic Reforms and the Rural Sector in India'5. Mark W. Rosegrant and Robert E. Evenson (1993), `Agricultural Productivity Growth in Pakistan and India: A Comparative Analysis'6. Mohammad Alauddin and Clem Tisdell (1995), `Labor Absorption and Agricultural Development: Bangladesh's Experience and Predicament'7. Gamani Corea (1973), `Economic Planning, the Green Revolution and the "Food Drive" in Ceylon'8. David Dunham (1993), `Crop Diversification and Export Growth: Dynamics of Change in the Sri Lankan Peasant Sector'PART II INDUSTRIALIZATION 9. Ian M.D. Little (1982), `Indian Industrialization Before 1945'10. Anne O. Krueger (1975), `Industrial Development Policies in India'11. Isher Judge Ahluwalia (1994), `The Role of Trade Policy in Indian Industrialization'12. Ranadev Banerji and James Riedel (1980), `Industrial Employment Expansion under Alternative Trade Strategies: Case of India and Taiwan: 1950-1970'13. Pravin Krishna and Devashish Mitra (1998), `Trade Liberalization, Market Discipline and Productivity Growth: New Evidence from India'14. Deepak Nayyar (1994), `Industrial Development in India: Some Reflections on Growth and Stagnation'15. Ashok V. Desai (1980), `The Origin and Direction of Industrial R&D in India'16. Homi Katrak (1997), `Developing Countries' Imports of Technology, In-house Technological Capabilities and Efforts: An Analysis of the Indian Experience'17. Shahnaz Rauf (1994), `Structure of Large-scale Manufacturing Industries of Pakistan (1950-1988)'18. A.R. Kemal (1993), `Why Do Small Firms Fail to Graduate to Medium and Large Firms in Pakistan?'19. Masihur Rahman and Zaid Bakht (1997), `Constraints to Industrial Development: Recent Reforms and Future Directions'20. Prema-chandra Athukorala and Sarath Rajapatirana (2000), `Liberalization and Industrial Transformation: Lessons from the Sri Lankan Experience'PART III FINANCIAL FACTORS IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 21. Kunal Sen and Rajendra R. Vaidya (1998), `India'22. Savak S. Tarapore (1998), `An Indian Approach to Capital-Account Convertibility'23. Norman Loayza and Rashmi Shankar (2000), `Private Saving in India'24. Clive Bell (1990), `Interactions between Institutional and Informal Credit Agencies in Rural India'25. Muhammad Yunus (1998), `Poverty Alleviation: Is Economics any Help? Lessons from the Grameen Bank Experience'26. John Thornton and Sri Ram Poudyal (1990), `Money and Capital in Economic Development: A Test of the McKinnon Hypothesis for Nepal'27. Deena Khatkhate (1982), `Anatomy of Financial Retardation in a Less Developed Country: The Case of Sri Lanka, 1951-1976'28. Premachandra Athukorala and Sarath Rajapatirana (1993), `Liberalization of the Domestic Financial Market: Theoretical Issues with Evidence from Sri Lanka'Name IndexVolume III AcknowledgementsAn introduction by the editor to all three volumes appears in Volume IPART I INTERNATIONAL DIMENSIONS: TRADE, AID AND INVESTMENT 1. T.N. Srinivasan (1998), `India's Export Performance: A Comparative Analysis'2. Sanjaya Lall (1999), `India's Manufactured Exports: Comparative Structure and Prospects'3. Prema-chandra Athukorala (2000), `Manufactured Exports and Terms of Trade of Developing Countries: Evidence from Sri Lanka'4. John W. Mellor (1976), `The Legacy of Foreign Aid'5. Narayan Khadka (2000), `U.S. Aid to Nepal in the Cold War Period: Lessons for the Future'6. Sanjaya Lall (1993), `Foreign Direct Investment in South Asia'7. Suma Athreye and Sandeep Kapur (2001), `Private Foreign Investment in India: Pain or Panacea?'8. Stephen Guisinger (1997), `The Effects of the Foreign Direct Investment Liberalisation on Pakistan'9. M. Yunus Ali (1999), `Economic Liberalisation and Growth in Bangladesh: The Role of Foreign Private Investment'10. Ramesh Chitrakar and John Weiss (1995), `Foreign Investment in Nepal in the 1980s: A Cost Benefit Evaluation'11. Premachandra Athukorala (1995), `Foreign Direct Investment and Manufacturing for Export in a New Exporting Country: The Case of Sri Lanka'PART II POPULATION DYNAMICS AND HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 12. Mamta Murthi, Anne-Catherine Guio and Jean Dreze (1995), `Mortality, Fertility, and Gender Bias in India: A District-level Analysis'13. John C. Caldwell, Barkat-e-Khuda, Bruce Caldwell, Indrani Pieris and Pat Caldwell (1999), `The Bangladesh Fertility Decline: An Interpretation'14. C.M. Langford (1996), `Reasons for the Decline in Mortality in Sri Lanka Immediately After the Second World War: A Re-examination of the Evidence'15. Ranjan Ray (2000), `Child Labor, Child Schooling, and Their Interaction with Adult Labor: Empirical Evidence for Peru and Pakistan'16. Sanat Kumar Saha (1996), `Literacy and Development in South Asia'17. Mahabub Hossain (1990), `Returns from Education in Rural Bangladesh'18. Peter R. Moock and Joanne Leslie (1986), `Childhood Malnutrition and Schooling in the Terai Region of Nepal'PART III POVERTY AND INCOME DISTRIBUTION 19. Jagdish N. Bhagwati (1988), `Poverty and Public Policy'20. Kaushik Basu (1995), `The Elimination of Endemic Poverty in South Asia: Some Policy Options'21. T.N. Srinivasan (2000), `Poverty and Undernutrition in South Asia'22. Jean Dreze and Amartya Sen (1989), `China and India'23. Martin Ravallion (2000), `Prices, Wages and Poverty in Rural India: What Lessons do the Time Series Data Hold for Policy?'24. Stephen Guisinger and Norman L. Hicks (1978), `Long-term Trends in Income Distribution in Pakistan'25. Gustav Ranis and Frances Stewart (1997), `Growth and Human Development: Pakistan in Comparative Perspective'26. Akhter U. Ahmed, Haider A. Khan and Rajan K. Sampath (1991), `Poverty in Bangladesh: Measurement, Decomposition and Intertemporal Comparison'27. Rizwanul Islam (1984), `Poverty and Income Distribution in Rural Nepal'28. W.D. Lakshman (1975), `Economic Growth and Redistributive Justice As Policy Goals: A Study of the Recent Experience of Sri Lanka'29. Surjit S. Bhalla (1988), `Is Sri Lanka an Exception? A Comparative Study of Living Standards'30. Amartya Sen (1988), `Sri Lanka's Achievements: How and When'31. David Dunham and Sisira Jayasuriya (2000), `Equity, Growth and Insurrection: Liberalization and the Welfare Debate in Contemporary Sri Lanka'Name Index
Series Title: Elgar reference collection.
Responsibility: edited by Prema-chandra Athukorala.


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