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Economic development : a regional, institutional, and historical approach

Economic development : a regional, institutional, and historical approach

Author: Richard Grabowski; Sharmistha Self; Michael P Shields
Publisher: Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, ©2007.
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Provides an introduction to economic development in both an historical and contemporary, comparative, and systems framework. This text takes a regional approach, with the theory developed within  Read more...


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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Grabowski, Richard, 1949-
Economic development.
Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, ©2007
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Grabowski; Sharmistha Self; Michael P Shields
ISBN: 0765617528 9780765617521 0765617536 9780765617538
OCLC Number: 65538195
Description: xv, 320 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction to economic development. Growth versus development. History of development theory. Changes in recent development thinking. What lessons have we learned and where do we go from here? --
European emergence. Growth during the Industrial Revolution. Agricultural growth. Protoindustrialization and trade. Exploitation and slavery. The evolution and role of political institutions. Culture and nationalism. Culture and technology --
East Asian experience. Early experiences of Japan and China. Catching up : a neoclassical view. Catching up : a role for the state. Catching up : Japanese success. Catching up : early Chinese failure. Taiwan and Korea --
Sub-Saharan Africa. Pre-colonial period. The Colonial era. Patron-client political structure. Urban biased policy. Urban bias and migration. Risk management and lineage groups. Lineage groups, fertility and the demographic transition. The failed state. Botswana : a success story --
South Asia. Pre-independence India. India after independence. A theoretical framework. Population growth and unemployment. Poverty. Dependence on agriculture. Religion and caste. Gender bias. Education --
Latin America. The emergence of Spain. The colonial period. Independence and trade. Export expansion and growth. Import-substitution industrialization. Globalization and the International Monetary Fund. Inflation. Population growth. Solving the commitment problem --
The Middle East and North Africa. Early economy in the Precolonial era. The Precolonial and Colonial era. The emergence of nation-states. Petroleum exports and the petroleum exporters. Petroleum and nonpetroleum exporters in MENA --
Economies in transition : socialist to market. Economic systems. Economic performance of socialism. Some analysts on transition. The Russian experience. The Chinese experience. Explanation for different reform paths. Sustainable growth --
Conclusions: what have we learned? Efflorescence. Impact of colonization. Role of the state. Role of democracy. Tying it all together.
Responsibility: Richard Grabowski, Sharmistha Self, Michael P. Shields.
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