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Advancing Development
Core Themes in Global Economics
 
 
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Leading scholars and policymakers reflect on current thinking in development economics and on what may happen during the next two decades. Covering the major themes in development in an accessible way, this original and authoritative contribution highlights new and emerging issues, and shows how research can improve our understanding of these important questions. As well as studying development economics in retrospect, the volume explores the current debates and challenges and looks forward at the problems that affect the global capacity to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.


Description

Leading scholars and policymakers reflect on current thinking in development economics and on what may happen during the next two decades. Covering the major themes in development in an accessible way, this original and authoritative contribution highlights new and emerging issues, and shows how research can improve our understanding of these important questions. As well as studying development economics in retrospect, the volume explores the current debates and challenges and looks forward at the problems that affect the global capacity to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.


Reviews

'The impressively broad range of issues in global economics that are covered in this volume bring out not only the diversity of problems that are all quite important for development in the contemporary world, but also the fact, in which there is reason to take some pride, that WIDER, as a new institute of research, has been able to contribute substantially to such a variety of fields, informed by a good understanding of the need for coverage as well as quality.' - From the Foreword by Amartya Sen

'Contains excellent essays on the dynamics of economic development ... The vastness of this book's coverage makes it impossible to do justice to its contents … the book is an excellent survey of the thinking on development.' - S.L. Rao, The Hindu


Contents

Preface; G.Mavrotas & A.Shorrocks
Foreword
Obituary: Lal Jayawardena; A.Singh
PART 1: DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS IN RETROSPECT
The Evolution of the Development Doctrine, 1950-2005; E.Thorbecke
Turning Points in Development Thinking and Practice; L.Emmerij
From Sees to Sen: The Meaning of Economic Development; W.Nafziger
Inequality in Historical Perspective; R.Jolly
PART 2: INEQUALITY AND CONFLICT
Health Improvements and Health Inequality During the Last 40 Years; G.A.Cornia & L.Menchini
Inequality and Corruption; E.Uslaner
Indivisibility, Fairness, Farsightedness and their Implications for Security; S.M. Murshed
Violence in Peace: Understanding Increased Violence in Early Post-conflict Transitions and its Implications for Development; M.B. Hartwell
PART 3: HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND WELL-BEING
International Convergence or Higher Inequality in Human Development? Evidence for 1975 to 2002; F.Noorbakhsh
Investing in Health for Economic Development: The Case of Mexico; N.Lustig
A Wider Approach to Aid Effectiveness: Correlated Impacts on Health, Wealth, Fertility and Education; D.Fielding, M.McGillivray & S.Torres
Is Social Capital Part of the Institutions Continuum and is it a Deep Determinant of Development? S.Knowles
PART 4: GLOBALISATION
Stormy Days on an Open Field: Asymmetries in the Global Economy; N.Birdsall
A Quest for Pro-poor Globalisation; M.Nissanke & E.Thorbecke
International Migration in an Era of Globalisation; A.de Haan
PART 5: DEVELOPMENT FINANCE
International Risk Tolerance, Capital Market Failure and Capital Flows to Emerging Markets; V.Fitzgerald
Prolonged Use and Conditionality Failure: Investigating the IMF Responsibility; S.Marchesi & L.Sabani
International Finance and the Developing World: The Next Twenty Years; T.Addison
PART 6: GROWTH AND POVERTY
Gender and Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa: Issues and Evidence; M.Blackden, S.Canagarajah, S.Klasen & D.Lawson
Decomposing Growth: Do Low-income and HIPC Countries Differ from High-income Countries? P.Haaparanta & H.Virta
Evaluating Targeting Efficiency of Government Programmes: International Comparisons; N.Kakwani & H. Son
Innovations, High-tech Trade and Industrial Development: Theory, Evidence and Policy; L.Singh
Manufacturing, Services and Premature De-industrialization in Developing Countries; S.Dasgupta & A.Singh
PART 7: DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES
Why Have All Development Strategies Failed in Latin America? G.Rozenwurcel
Development in Chile 1990-2005: Lessons From a Positive Experience; A.Garcia Hurtado
Three Decades of Rural Development Projects in Asia, Latin America and Africa: Learning From Successes and Failures; A.Zoomers
Development Strategy, Viability and Economic Institutions: The Case of China; J.Y.Lin, M.Liu, S.Pan & P.Zhang
Institutions, Policies and Economic Development; G.W. Kolodko
Patterns of Rent-extraction and Deployment in Developing Countries: Implications for Governance, Economic Policy and Performance; R.M. Auty
Credit Co-operatives in Locally-financed Economic Development: Using Energy Efficiency as Lever; R.McIntyre
PART 8: DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS IN PROSPECT
Development Through Globalisation? D.Nayyar
Do we Need a New 'Great Transformation'? Is One Likely?; F. Stewart
Building Absorptive Capacity to Meet the Millennium Development Goals; F.Bourguignon & M.Sundberg
Applying Behavioural Economics to International Development Policy; C.L. Anderson & K.Stamoulis
The Human Dimensions of the Global Development Process in the Early Part of the 21st Century: Critical Trends and New Challenges; M.Simai
Development Questions for 25 Years; L.Taylor


Authors

GEORGE MAVROTAS is a Research Fellow and Project Director at UNU-WIDER having previously held academic positions at the Universities of Oxford and Manchester, UK. His main area of expertise is development finance broadly defined to include external finance but also domestic resource mobilization.

ANTHONY SHORROCKS is Director of WIDER, having previously held permanent positions at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK and the University of Essex, UK. He has published extensively on topics related to income and wealth distribution, inequality and poverty.