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Development Economics Vol. I - Critical Concepts In Development Studies Vol. 1

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Autor:
Christopher B. Barrett (veja mais livros deste autor)
Editora:
ROUTLEDGE(veja mais livros desta editora)

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Development economics is in many senses the most fundamental field within the discipline of economics, focused on understanding how resource allocation, human behaviour, institutional arrangements, and private and public policy jointly influence the evolution of the human condition. As the opening sentence of T.W. Schultzâ?Ts 1979 Nobel Prize lecture declared, â?~Most o... more »f the people in the world are poor, so if we knew the economics of being poor, we would know much of the economics t h at really matters.â?T Development economics research ultimately explores why some countries, communities, and people are rich and others poor. Rapid economic growth is, in historical terms, a recent phenomenon confined to the past 300 years for les s than one-quarter of the worldâ?Ts population. Growing and seemingly persistent gaps in prosperity between rich and poor peoples - within and between countries - contributes to sociopolitical tensions, affects patterns of human pressure on the natu ral environment, and generally touches all facets of human existence. Understanding the process of economic development is thus central to most research in economics and the social sciences more broadly. Development economics nonetheless emerged as a di stinct field of analytical, empirical, and institutional research only in the past half century or so, with especially rapid progress in the past generation. Development Economics is a new Major Work from Routledge. Edited by a well-established schol ar who has published broadly in the field, this four-volume collection provides a thorough review of the evolution of the field, covering development microeconomics, meso-level institutional phenomena associated with communities and markets, as well as development macroeconomics, in each case integrating theoretical and empirical research. Including a newly written and extensive introductory essay that summarizes the state of the field and the history of thought in development economics f or thos

Código de barras:
9780415422147
Dimensões:
5.50cm x 16.50cm x 5.50cm
Edição:
1
Marca:
ROUTLEDGE
Idioma:
Português
ISBN:
9780415422147
ISBN13:
9780415422147
Número de páginas:
448
Peso:
785 gramas
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