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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.
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 ConflictEconometric Appendix