Development Success: Historical Accounts from More Advanced Countries by Augustin K. FosuDevelopment Success: Historical Accounts from More Advanced Countries by Augustin K. Fosu

Development Success: Historical Accounts from More Advanced Countries

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What lessons can be learnt from 'developed' countries that might be useful for developing and emerging economies? With an emphasis on long-term growth and development, this book provides historical accounts of the development strategies of a select set of advanced countries. Each case studytypically presents the country's 'successes' and the root causes of those successes. Organized into three parts, it covers The Nordics (Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark), Other Industrially Advanced Countries (Japan, Ireland, and Switzerland), and Transition Economies (Czech, Hungary, andPoland). Although the book stresses that development strategies are, by and large, country and context-specific, the historical accounts are full of recurrent themes, which should provide useful lessons for developing countries and emerging economies.

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Augustin K. Fosu is also Visiting Scholar at the University of Ghana-Legon and honorary Research Associate at Oxford University (CSAE) and the University of Manchester (BWPI). Previous positions include: Director (Economic and Social Policy Division) and Senior Policy Advisor/Chief Economist at the UN Economic Commission for Africa an...
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Title:Development Success: Historical Accounts from More Advanced CountriesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.03 inPublished:December 22, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ForewordIntroduction1. Augustin Kwasi Fosu: Development Success: Historical Accounts from the More Advanced CountriesPart I: The Nordics: Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark2. Markus Jantti and Juhana Vartiainen: The Finnish Developmental State and its Growth Regime3. Adne Cappelen and Lars Mjoset: Can Norway Be a Role Model for Natural Resource Abundant Countries?4. Ari Kokko: The Swedish Model5. Bengt-Ake Lundvall: The Danish Model and the Globalizing Learning Economy: Lessons for Developing Countries6. Juhana Vartiainen: The Nordic Development Models: The Riddle is Still There, But We May Be a Little WiserPart II: Other Advanced Industrialized Countries: Japan, Ireland, Switzerland7. Fukunari Kimura: Japan's Model of Economic Development: Relevant and Non-relevant Elements for Developing Economies8. Paul Teague and Denise Currie: Committing to Economic Openness in Ireland: The Importance of Domestic Institutional Capabilities9. Beatrice Weder and Rolf Weder: Switzerland's Rise to a Wealthy Nation: Competition and Contestability as Key Success Factors10. Ronald Findlay: Country Role Models: Japan, Ireland, and SwitzerlandPart III: Transition Economies: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland11. Jan Svejnar and Milica Uvalic: The Czech Transition: The Importance of Microeconomic Fundamentals12. Laszlo Csaba: Hungary: The Janus-faced Success Story of Transition13. Grzegorz Kolodko: A Two-Thirds Rate of Success: Polish Transformation and Economic Development, 1989- 200814. Vladimir Popov: Lessons from Transition Economies: Putting the Success Stories of the Post-communist World into a Broader Perspective