Development Dilemmas by Melvin AyoguDevelopment Dilemmas by Melvin Ayogu

Development Dilemmas

byMelvin Ayogu, Don RossEditorMelvin Ayogu

Hardcover | November 1, 2005

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It is widely believed that economic development in much of the world is not happening quickly enough. Indeed, the standard of living in some parts of the world has actually been declining. Many experts now doubt that the solution can be purely technical and economic; it must also be political and moral.

This book brings together contributions from leading authorities, such as Joseph Stiglitz, Jean-Jacques Laffont and Daniel Hausman, on economics and political philosophy to survey current barriers to growth, including problems with policy and problems with concepts and thinking. Getting policies right, the contributors stress, is a complicated task in itself, but it also may not be enough; instead, people in both the developed and developing worlds may also need to reconsider basic and time-worn beliefs about facts, values, the measurement of data, rights, needs and the nature of government.

Of interest to economics and policy makers, Development Dilemmas is a long-awaited addition to the debate over economics and political philosophy in the developing world.

Melvin Ayoguis Professor of Economics at the University of Cape Town and Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers. He has written numerous articles and book chapters in the areas of international finance, public finance, corporate finance, political economy and economic developmentDon Rossis Professor of Philosophy at the Univer...
Title:Development DilemmasFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.8 inPublished:November 1, 2005Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415331056

ISBN - 13:9780415331050


Table of Contents

IntroductionDon RossandMelvin Ayogu

Part One: General Perspectives

1. Finance for DevelopmentJoseph Stiglitz

2. Globalization: Less Than Meets The Ear?Robert Bates

3. Philosophical Foundations of Normative EconomicsDaniel Hausman

4. Development Theory and the Philosophies of ScienceHarold Kincaid

5. The Political Economy of Statistical Evidence: Economic Data Problems in Developing Countries and Their Impact on Empirical ResearchHashem Dezhbakhsh

Part Two: Special Problems and Applications

6. Regulation, Enforcement and DevelopmentJean-Jacque Laffont

7. Good Ideas and Human Welfare: Big Pharma v. the Developing NationsAlex Rosenberg

8. The WTO, Unfair Trade and DevelopmentDon Ross

9. The 'New (global) Economy' and Inequality in South AfricaNicola NattrassandJeremy Seekings

Part Three: New Critical Perpectives

10. The Political Philosophy of Needs and Weak StatesLawrence Hamilton

11. Modelling Human Behaviour: A Biological Perspective on the African PropectMike Berger

12. AfterwardMelvin AyoguandDon Ross