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Palgrave Studies in the History of Economic Thought

The Dynamics of Poverty

Circular, Cumulative Causation, Value Judgments, Institutions and Social Engineering in the World of Gunnar Myrdal

Authors: Lundahl, Mats

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  • Explores the role played by Gunnar Myrdal within public policy and the global economy
  • Highlights the progression of ideas and concepts over the course of an academic career
  • Examines topical issues, such as poverty, inequality, and development, from the perspective of an influential economist
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This book examines Gunnar Myrdal’s analysis of poverty in relation to Sweden, the United States, South Asia, and the international economy. The chapters investigate Mrydal’s methodological development and his focus on the principle of circular and cummulative causation, dynamic economic analysis, institutional frameworks, value premises, and social engineering. The challenge of world poverty, the international dimension of poverty, and the legacy of The American Dilemma and Asian Drama are also discussed. 
This book aims to explore the development of Myrdal’s analysis of poverty during his life. It will be relevant to students and academics interested in the history of economic thought, development economics, the political economy, and labor economics. 

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Mats Lundahl is Professor emeritus of Development Economics at the Stockholm School of Economics, where he held his chair between 1987 and 2013.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-73347-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Dynamics of Poverty
Book Subtitle
Circular, Cumulative Causation, Value Judgments, Institutions and Social Engineering in the World of Gunnar Myrdal
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of Economic Thought
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-73347-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-73347-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-73346-9
Series ISSN
2662-6578
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 205
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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