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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Gerald M Meier; James E Rauch
|Description:||xvii, 650 s.|
|Contents:||Introduction. Measuring development. Econonmic performance of less developed countries : the recent past. The discipline of development economics. Historical perspective. Savings and investment. International trade and technology transfer. Trade. Foreign contact and technology transfer. Human resources. Education. Population. Health and nutrition. Gender and development. Migration and the urban informal sector. Agriculture. The importance of agriculture for economic development. Designing an agricultural strategy. Microeconomics of the rural sector --
Agricultural pricing policy and urban bias. Income distribution. The impact of development on income distribution. The impact of income distribution on development. Case studies. Political economy. The (proper) role of the state in less developed countries. Rent seeking and government failure. State capacity. Development and the economy
|Responsibility:||[edited by] Gerald M. Meier, James E. Rauch|