Advancing Development: Core Themes in Global Economics

Paperback | February 15, 2007

EditorGeorge Mavrotas, Anthony Shorrocks

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Leading scholars and policymakers reflect on current thinking in development economics and on what may happen during the next two decades. Covering the major themes in development in an accessible way, this original and authoritative contribution highlights new and emerging issues, and shows how research can improve our understanding of these important questions. As well as studying development economics in retrospect, the volume explores the current debates and challenges and looks forward at the problems that affect the global capacity to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

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Leading scholars and policymakers reflect on current thinking in development economics and on what may happen during the next two decades. Covering the major themes in development in an accessible way, this original and authoritative contribution highlights new and emerging issues, and shows how research can improve our understanding o...

George Mavrotas is a Research Fellow and Project Director at UNU-WIDER. Anthony Shorrocks is Director of WIDER.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:848 pages, 9.44 × 6.06 × 1.72 inPublished:February 15, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Preface--G.Mavrotas & A.Shorrocks * Foreword * Obituary: Lal Jayawardena--A.Singh * PART 1: DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS IN RETROSPECT * The Evolution of the Development Doctrine, 1950-2005--E.Thorbecke * Turning Points in Development Thinking and Practice--L.Emmerij * From Sees to Sen: The Meaning of Economic Development--W.Nafziger * Inequality in Historical Perspective--R.Jolly * PART 2: INEQUALITY AND CONFLICT * Health Improvements and Health Inequality During the Last 40 Years--G.A.Cornia & L.Menchini * Inequality and Corruption--E.Uslaner * Indivisibility, Fairness, Farsightedness and their Implications for Security--S.M. Murshed * Violence in Peace: Understanding Increased Violence in Early Post-conflict Transitions and its Implications for Development--M.B. Hartwell * PART 3: HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND WELL-BEING * International Convergence or Higher Inequality in Human Development? Evidence for 1975 to 2002--F.Noorbakhsh * Investing in Health for Economic Development: The Case of Mexico--N.Lustig * A Wider Approach to Aid Effectiveness: Correlated Impacts on Health, Wealth, Fertility and Education--D.Fielding, M.McGillivray & S.Torres * Is Social Capital Part of the Institutions Continuum and is it a Deep Determinant of Development? S.Knowles * PART 4: GLOBALISATION * Stormy Days on an Open Field: Asymmetries in the Global Economy--N.Birdsall * A Quest for Pro-poor Globalisation--M.Nissanke & E.Thorbecke * International Migration in an Era of Globalisation--A.de Haan * PART 5: DEVELOPMENT FINANCE * International Risk Tolerance, Capital Market Failure and Capital Flows to Emerging Markets--V.Fitzgerald * Prolonged Use and Conditionality Failure: Investigating the IMF Responsibility--S.Marchesi & L.Sabani * International Finance and the Developing World: The Next Twenty Years--T.Addison * PART 6: GROWTH AND POVERTY * Gender and Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa: Issues and Evidence--M.Blackden, S.Canagarajah, S.Klasen & D.Lawson * Decomposing Growth: Do Low-income and HIPC Countries Differ from High-income Countries? P.Haaparanta & H.Virta * Evaluating Targeting Efficiency of Government Programmes: International Comparisons--N.Kakwani & H. Son * Innovations, High-tech Trade and Industrial Development: Theory, Evidence and Policy--L.Singh * Manufacturing, Services and Premature De-industrialization in Developing Countries--S.Dasgupta & A.Singh * PART 7: DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES * Why Have All Development Strategies Failed in Latin America? G.Rozenwurcel * Development in Chile 1990-2005: Lessons From a Positive Experience--A.Garcia Hurtado * Three Decades of Rural Development Projects in Asia, Latin America and Africa: Learning From Successes and Failures--A.Zoomers * Development Strategy, Viability and Economic Institutions: The Case of China--J.Y.Lin, M.Liu, S.Pan & P.Zhang * Institutions, Policies and Economic Development--G.W. Kolodko * Patterns of Rent-extraction and Deployment in Developing Countries: Implications for Governance, Economic Policy and Performance--R.M. Auty * Credit Co-operatives in Locally-financed Economic Development: Using Energy Efficiency as Lever--R.McIntyre * PART 8: DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS IN PROSPECT * Development Through Globalisation? D.Nayyar * Do we Need a New 'Great Transformation'? Is One Likely?--F. Stewart * Building Absorptive Capacity to Meet the Millennium Development Goals--F.Bourguignon & M.Sundberg * Applying Behavioural Economics to International Development Policy--C.L. Anderson & K.Stamoulis * The Human Dimensions of the Global Development Process in the Early Part of the 21st Century: Critical Trends and New Challenges--M.Simai * Development Questions for 25 Years--L.Taylor

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"The impressively broad range of issues in global economics that are covered in this volume bring out not only the diversity of problems that are all quite important for development in the contemporary world, but also the fact, in which there is reason to take some pride, that WIDER, as a new institute of research, has been able to contribute substantially to such a variety of fields, informed by a good understanding of the need for coverage as well as quality." - -From the Foreword by Amartya Sen