Development Economics: Theory and Practice

Development Economics

Theory and Practice
 
Edition number: 2, New edition
Publisher: Routledge
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ISBN13:9780367456474
ISBN10:0367456478
Binding:Paperback
No. of pages:572 pages
Size:246x174 mm
Weight:1120 g
Language:English
Illustrations: 166 Illustrations, color; 166 Line drawings, color; 72 Tables, color
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This second edition of Development Economics: Theory and Practice continues to provide students and practitioners with the perspectives and tools they need to think analytically and critically about the current major economic development issues in the world.

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This second edition of Development Economics: Theory and Practice continues to provide students and practitioners with the perspectives and tools they need to think analytically and critically about the current major economic development issues in the world.


Alain de Janvry and Elisabeth Sadoulet identify seven key dimensions of development?growth, poverty, vulnerability, inequality, basic needs, sustainability, and quality of life?and use them to structure the contents of the text. The book gives a historical perspective on the evolution of thought in development. It uses theory and empirical analysis to present readers with a full picture of how development works, how its successes and failures can be assessed, and how alternatives can be introduced. The authors demonstrate how diagnostics, design of programs and policies, and impact evaluation can be used to seek new solutions to the suffering and violence caused by development failures.


In the second edition, more attention has been given to ongoing developments, such as:




  • pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals



  • continuously rising global and national inequality



  • health as a domestic and international public good



  • cash transfers for social protection



  • carbon trading for sustainability

This text is fully engaged with the most cutting-edge research in the field and equips readers with analytical tools for impact evaluation of development programs and policies, illustrated with numerous examples. It is underpinned throughout by a wealth of student-friendly features, including case studies, quantitative problem sets, end-of-chapter questions, and extensive references. Excel and Stata exercises are available as digital supplements for students and instructors.


This unique text is ideal for those taking courses in development economics, economic growth, and development policy, and will provide an excellent foundation for those wishing to pursue careers in development.



Praise for the first edition:


"This is a great book that fills many gaps in the existing textbook options, including rich material coming out of the RCT revolution, while sustaining depth on the classic questions in development." ? Samuel Bazzi, Professor of Economics at Boston University, USA.



"Overall, I strongly recommend using this textbook for economic development. It is rich with material, examples, and case studies. It includes extensive discussions on data and studies using the randomized control trial approach, which is widely used in development research nowadays." ? Rotua Lumbantobing, Assistant Professor of Economics at Western Connecticut State University, USA

Table of Contents:


1. What is Development? Indicators and Issues;  2. The State of Development;  3. History of Thought in Development Economics;  4. Impact Evaluation of Development Policies and Programs;  5. Poverty and Vulnerability Analysis;  6. Inequality and Inequity;  7. International Trade and Industrialization Strategies;  8. Explaining Economic Growth: The Macro Level;  9. Exchange Rate Policies and Development;  10. The Economics of Farm Households;  11. Population and Development;  12. Labor and Migration;  13. Financial Services for The Poor;  14. Social Programs and Targeting;  15. Sustainable Development and The Environment;  16 Common Property Resources and Determinants of Cooperation;  17. Human Capital: Education and Health;  18. Agriculture for Development;  19. Development Aid and Its Effectiveness;  20. Institutional Innovations and Development;  21. Political Economy and The Role of The State