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Wider perspectives on global development

Author: A B Atkinson; World Institute for Development Economics Research.; et al
Publisher: Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Pagrave Macmillan in association with the United Nations University-World Institute for Development Economics Research, 2005.
Series: Studies in development economics and policy.
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This volume brings together some of the most influential scholars in development economics to explore how to improve the well-being of the poor, how to design effective structures and institutions for poverty reduction, and what the role of economic, political and social dimensions are (and should be) in global development. Issues addressed include globalization; both its governance and a historical perspective;  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: A B Atkinson; World Institute for Development Economics Research.; et al
ISBN: 1403996261 1403996318 9781403996268 9781403996312
OCLC Number: 60245555
Notes: "This volume reproduces the first eight [WIDER] Annual Lectures [inaugurated in 1997]"--P. xviii.
Description: xx, 259 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: The contribution of the new institutional economics to an understanding of the transition problem / Douglass C. North --
More instruments and broader goals: moving toward the post-Washington consensus / Joseph E. Stiglitz --
Is rising income inequality inevitable? A critique of the Transatlantic Consensus / Anthony B. Atkinson --
Globalizaiton and appropriate governance / Jagdish N. Bhagwati --
Horizontal inequalities: a neglected dimension of development / Frances Stewart --
Winners and losers over two centuries of globalization / Jeffrey G. Williamson --
Global labour standards and local freedoms / Kaushik Basu --
Rethinking growth strategies / Dani Rodrik.
Series Title: Studies in development economics and policy.
Other Titles: WIDER annual lectures.
Responsibility: [edited by] UNU-WIDER ; [contributions by] Anthony B. Atkinson ... [et al.].
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This volume brings together some of the most influential scholars in development economics to explore how to improve the well-being of the poor, how to design effective structures and institutions for poverty reduction, and what the role of economic, political and social dimensions are (and should be) in global development. Issues addressed include globalization; both its governance and a historical perspective; inequality, of income, and the potential for conflict; trade and labor practices in a transitional and developing world; and the natures and characteristics of institutions and markets. --Publisher.

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