Macroeconomics And Human Development by Deepak NayyarMacroeconomics And Human Development by Deepak Nayyar

Macroeconomics And Human Development

EditorDeepak Nayyar

Hardcover | February 22, 2013

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In the conventional discourse on macroeconomics, the subject of human development is at best marginal and at worst irrelevant. In the unconventional discourse on human development, macroeconomics or its constraints are seldom recognised, even if its consequences are often highlighted. There are, however, intersections and interconnections, which provide the rationale for this book that seeks to map some broad contours of an unexplored, yet important, domain. Macroeconomics is important for human development because it determines levels of employment, the degree of social protection and the public provision of services such as healthcare or education. Human development has implications and consequences for macroeconomics, for it can mobilize or claim resources to enlarge or diminish space for macroeconomic policies. The relationship exists, and matters, not only in poor countries but also in wealthy ones.

Employment, even if neglected, provides the critical link. This book shows that causation runs in both directions and can be either positive or negative. It reveals similarities and differences between developing countries and industrialised countries. The political context is significant everywhere as interests, ideology and institutions influence economic policies in both spheres to shape outcomes.

This book was originally published as a special issue of theJournal of Human Development and Capabilities.

Deepak Nayyaris Professor of Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, and Distinguished University Professor of Economics at the New School for Social Research, New York, USA. He is also an Honorary Fellow of Balliol College at Oxford University, UK. He was Vice Chancellor of the University of Delhi, India from 2000 ...
Title:Macroeconomics And Human DevelopmentFormat:HardcoverDimensions:168 pages, 9.69 × 6.85 × 0.98 inPublished:February 22, 2013Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415658799

ISBN - 13:9780415658799


Table of Contents

1. On Macroeconomics and Human Development: An Unexplored DomainDeepak Nayyar 2. Macroeconomics and Human DevelopmentDeepak Nayyar 3. Macroeconomic Fluctuations, Inequality, and Human DevelopmentJoseph E. Stiglitz 4. Macroeconomics, Human Development and DistributionStephanie Seguino 5. The Impact of Global Economic Crises on the Poor: Comparing the 1980s and 2000sFrances Stewart 6. Economic Growth, Equity and Human Development in Latin AmericaJos'ntonio Ocampo and Juliana Vallejo 7. Financial Globalization and Human DevelopmentAjit Singh