The Political Economy of Poverty, Equity, and Growth: Nigeria and Indonesia

Hardcover | October 15, 1999

byDavid Bevan, Paul Collier, Jan Willem Gunning

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This volume analyzes and compares economic growth in Nigeria and Indonesia during the period from 1950 to 1985, addressing questions as to why one country was so much more successful than the other. Providing some surprising answers for those who believed that the divergence would be found indeeply rooted, long term trends, the authors also offer insight into what has become a reversal of fortune in the late 1990's, as Indonesia has experienced decline, and the Nigerian economy has stabilized.

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This volume analyzes and compares economic growth in Nigeria and Indonesia during the period from 1950 to 1985, addressing questions as to why one country was so much more successful than the other. Providing some surprising answers for those who believed that the divergence would be found indeeply rooted, long term trends, the authors...

David Bevan, Paul Collier, and Jan Willem Gunning are all at Oxford University.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:October 15, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195209869

ISBN - 13:9780195209860

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"This valuable work will be most useful to those studying development, and more specifically, those interested in the impact of a windfall gain on an economy."--Choice