International Economic Association Series

Contemporary Issues in Development Economics

Authors: Besley, Timothy

  • Selection of papers from renowned scholars from around the world

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This IEA volume brings together a set of essays written by leading authors on themes relevant to the study of economic development. The book covers a range of topics many of which are relevant to policy issues. The contributors bring new insights from empirical research in a range of economies with chapters including discussions of the UN development agenda, fiscal policy in Latin America, poverty data in Africa and Jordan, and monetary policy in South Africa.

Contemporary Issues in Development Economics is an essential read for researchers, scholars and policymakers interested in economic development in low- and middle-income countries.

About the authors

Timothy Besley is School Professor of Economics and Political Science at the London School of Economics, UK, and President of the International Economic Association.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • World Economic Outlook and the Challenges to the UN Development Agenda Beyond 2015

    Hong, Pingfan

    Pages 1-10

  • Fiscal Policy, Income Redistribution and Poverty Reduction in Latin America: Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay

    Lustig, Nora

    Pages 11-18

  • “Small Miracles” — Behavioral Insights to Improve Development Policy: The World Development Report 2015

    Demeritt, Allison (et al.)

    Pages 19-43

  • Culture and Collective Action

    Roland, Gerard (et al.)

    Pages 44-60

  • Is Poverty in Africa Overestimated Because of Poor Data?

    Dabalen, Andrew (et al.)

    Pages 61-89

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contemporary Issues in Development Economics
Authors
Series Title
International Economic Association Series
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-52974-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137529749
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-52973-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-57944-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 211
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