9780321464484

Development Economics

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    9780321464484

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    0321464486

  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 7/24/2013
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

Intended primarily for Economic Development courses, this text also provides practical content to current and aspiring industry professionals.

 

Gerard Roland’s new text, Development Economics, is the first undergraduate text to recognize the role of institutions in understanding development and growth. Through a series of chapters devoted to specific sets of institutions, Roland examines the effects of institutions on growth, property rights, market development, and the delivery of public goods and services and focuses. With the most comprehensive and up to date treatment of institutions on development, Roland explores the important questions of why some countries develop faster than others and why some fail while others are successful.

 


Author Biography

Gérard Roland joined the Berkeley faculty as a professor in 2001. He received his PhD from Universite Libre de Bruxelles in 1988 and taught there from 1988-2001. Professor Roland is also a CEPR research fellow, where he was program director between 1995 and 2006. He serves as editor of the Journal of Comparative Economics, and was an associate editor for several other journals.Among Professor Roland's awards and honors are recipient of the Medal of the University of Helsinki, Officier de l'Ordre de Leopold II, and entry in "Who's Who in the World," "Who's Who in America," and Who's Who in Economics since 1776." He was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioral Sciences in Stanford in 1998-1999. He was program chair of the Fifth Nobel symposium in Economics devoted to the Economics of Transition in 1999. He was named Jean Monnet Professor at Universite Libre de Bruxelles in 2001 and received an Honorary Professorship of Renmin University of China in 2002.

Table of Contents

Brief Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1      The Development Gap

Chapter 2      Poverty and Inequality

Chapter 3      Population Growth

Chapter 4      Economic Growth

Chapter 5      Structural Change and Development Strategies

Chapter 6      International Trade and Exchange Rates

Chapter 7      Institutions and Economic Development

Chapter 8      Markets and Hierarchies

Chapter 9      Political Institutions

Chapter 10     Legal and Fiscal Institutions

Chapter 11     Culture

Chapter 12     Rural Land Rights and Contracts

Chapter 13     Property Rights and Efficiency in Urban Areas

Chapter 14     Market Development

Chapter 15     Credit Markets in Development

Chapter 16     Delivering Healthcare in Developing Countries

Chapter 17     Delivering Education in Developing Countries

Chapter 18     Delivering Infrastructure in Developing Countries

Chapter 19     Corruption

Chapter 20     Conflict

Econometric Appendix

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