The Process of Economic Development

The Process of Economic Development

Author: James M. Cypher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134524198

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 574

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Drawing together recent changes in the debates with the history of the subject, The Process of Economic Development is a textbook with a story to tell. A discussion of recent events is integral to the book, with discussions ranging from * the environment * the debt crisis * export led industrialization * import substitution industrialization * growth theory and technological capability The book has an accessible style and format. Plentiful diagrams, boxed summaries, and end of chapter questions help the reader to grasp many-faceted topics. Coverage includes Latin America, Africa and Asia giving students a uniquely balanced world picture.

Woman's Role in Economic Development

Woman's Role in Economic Development

Author: Ester Boserup

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134037056

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 306

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'Boserup's contribution to our thinking on women's role in development cannot be underestimated. Her keen observations, her use of empirical data and her commitment to greater gender equality are still an inspiration to students, researchers and activists who are interested in a better and more equal world.' From the new Introduction by Nazneen Kanji, Su Fei Tan and Camilla Toulmin 'Women's Role in Economic Development has become a key reference book for anyone - student, scholar, or practitioner - interested in gender and development analyses. This book is important not only because it provided the intellectual underpinning of the Women in Development (WID) analysis, but also because of the lasting influence it had on the development of theoretical, conceptual, and policy thinking in the fields of women, gender, and development. The re-editing of Women's Role in Economic Development, with its new introduction, ensures students, academics, and practitioners continued access to an essential reference for those interested in the women and development literature.' - Gender and Development This classic text by Ester Boserup was the first investigation ever undertaken into what happens to women in the process of economic and social growth throughout the developing world, thereby serving as an international benchmark. In the context of the ongoing struggle for women's rights, massive urbanization and international efforts to reduce poverty, this book continues to be a vital text for economists, sociologists, development workers, activists and all those who take an active interest in women's social and economic circumstances and problems throughout the world. A substantial new Introduction by Nazneen Kanji, Su Fei Tan and Camilla Toulmin reflects on Boserup's legacy as a scholar and activist, and the continuing relevance of her work. This highlights the key issue of how the role of women in economic development has or has not changed over the past four decades in developing countries, and covers crucial current topics including: women and inequality, international and national migration, conflict, HIV and AIDS, markets and employment, urbanization, leadership, property rights, global processes, including the Millennium Development Goals, and barriers to change.

Liberalization in the Process of Economic Development

Liberalization in the Process of Economic Development

Author: Lawrence B. Krause

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520376229

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 440

View: 633

Economic growth in all developing countries is guided, and often accelerated, by generally intrusive policies implemented by governments intent on playing an active role in furthering development. As economies have grown and become more complex, however, even small market distortions are magnified, and the tendency is to rely more heavily on the market for continued growth. In this volume, leading experts in economic development examine the variety of issues that arise as governments in some of the newly industrializing countries of Southeast Asia, such as South Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore, grapple with this difficult process of liberalization. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1991.

The Process of Economic Development

The Process of Economic Development

Author: James M. Cypher

Publisher:

ISBN: 0367256827

Category: Economic development

Page: 740

View: 739

The fifth edition of The Process of Economic Development offers a thorough and up-to-date treatment of development economics. It has been extensively revised throughout, reflecting the most recent developments in research and incorporating the latest empirical data, as well as key theoretical advances and many new topics. The world has seen vast economic growth in China, economic transformation in India, new challenges in Latin America, rapid economic progress in Southeast Asia, and the deepening impact of environmental issues such as climate change. This new edition addresses all these critical issues as well as the pivotal role of the state, where China's capacity is contrasted with that of African states. Transnational corporations' reliance on low-wage manufacturing and labor arbitrage is featured in the book. Agricultural policy-extensively explored-remains crucial, as does the promotion of industrialization. This fifth edition offers a 'state-of-the-art' analysis of these essential themes and many others. Numerous case studies and issue focuses have been integrated with sundry central topics. Neoclassical theories and applications, including a timely exploration of behavioral economics, are both rigorously and accessibly explicated. Cypher's comprehensive account remains the development economics text par excellence, as it takes a much more practical, hands-on view of the issues facing the developing countries than other, overly mathematical texts. This book is unique in its scope and in the detailed attention it gives to a vast range of ideas, including pioneering developmentalist and heterodox formulations. Distinct institutional structures are examined within their historical contexts. This landmark text will continue to be an invaluable resource for students, teachers, and researchers in the fields of development economics and development studies.

The Process of Economic Development

The Process of Economic Development

Author: James M. Cypher

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415254167

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 574

View: 985

This textbook includes discussions of such topics as the environment, the debt case, export-led industrialization, import substitution industrialization, growth theory and technological capability.

Latecomer Development

Latecomer Development

Author: Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135232979

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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The most important issue for development centres on the debate about the centrality of knowledge, technology and innovation to the process of economic development. While this much is broadly agreed, what is at issue is the precise mechanics of overcoming economic development challenges in different contexts. At the heart of it all is about how economies at different levels deploy the unending streams of information and knowledge to developmental ends. In time, the notion of income convergence between the poorer South and the wealthy North has proved a mirage, while a new economic divide has in fact occurred within the South itself, and as well, between regions and within regions. The debate relating to latecomers is thus framed in discussions about regions and countries that arrive late to mastering industrialization in achieving economic prosperity through the use of knowledge. In other words, a new divide has emerged among the latecomers themselves, and with it, greater conceptual complexity in the ways of our understanding of the divergent ways of economic development. We have thus separated "fast followers" and new "late comers". This book enters this debate acutely aware of the complexity of this process. The authors argue that economic development is largely driven by innovation, concentrating on the dynamics of process, product and organizational changes and how they are embedded within specific and varied contextual institutions.

Liberalisation and Globalisation of Indian Economy

Liberalisation and Globalisation of Indian Economy

Author: Kulwant Rai Gupta

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 8171567061

Category: Economic development

Page: 324

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Six Years Have Passed Since The Fast Process Of Liberalisation And Globalisation Was Started In India In July 1991. The Book Examines The Achievements And Failures Of The Process Of Economic Reforms During This Period. It Makes Useful Suggestions To Make The Economic Reforms More Successful And Human. The Role Which The State Has To Play In Accelerating The Process Of Economic Development And In Lessening Social Tensions Involved In Rapid Economic Reforms Has Been Clearly Laid Down In Detail.The Book Studies The Experience Of Economic Reforms In Other Countries And The Lessons Which India Can Draw From That. It Also Examines The Role Which Multinationals Can Play In The Economic Development Of The Country.The Book Analyses The Impact Of Economic Reforms On The Agricultural Economy And The Cottage And Small Scale Sector. It Emphasises The Need For Greater Attention To These Sectors On Which Depends The Well Being Of An Overwhelming Portion Of The Population.A Host Of Issues Concerning The Process Of Liberalisation And Globalisation Have Been Examined By Fortyseven Economists Spread Over The Entire Country.The First Volume Was Published In 1995 And The Response Of Readers Was So Heavy That It Had To Be Reprinted Again. The Encouraging Response To The First Volume Has Led To The Publication Of The Second Volume.

Development Economics

Development Economics

Author: Syed Nawab Haider Naqvi

Publisher: SAGE Publications Pvt. Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015056189213

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 269

View: 596

Development economics has traditionally been looked down upon by neo-classical economic theorists. In this important book, Professor Naqvi sets the record straight and maintains that development economics is actually a new paradigm, rich in predictive power and empirical content, which is both wider and deeper than mainstream economics. He holds that development economics has an innate comparative advantage because it asks relevant questions about the vital problems of human existence--inequity, social injustice, poverty and human deprivation--and offers feasible answers.

The Process of Economic Development

The Process of Economic Development

Author: James M. Cypher

Publisher:

ISBN: 0415771048

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 613

View: 699

This textbook includes discussions of such topics as the environment, the debt case, export-led industrialisation, import substitution industrialisation, growth theory and technological capability. It covers Latin America, Africa, China and Asia.

Structural Analysis and the Process of Economic Development

Structural Analysis and the Process of Economic Development

Author: Jonas Ljungberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317326878

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 194

View: 808

Economic development is full of discontinuities. Mainstream economists perceive these as external disturbances to a natural state of equilibrium, but this book argues that much of the discontinuities are part of economic development, suggesting that patterns can be understood with structural analysis. Structural Analysis and the Process of Economic Development presents a detailed analysis of the trajectory of Swedish economic change since the nineteenth century. The emergence of structural analysis in economic research is reviewed, as well as a chapter devoted to development blocks, a key concept that was outlined in the 1940s and that has much in common with the more recent notions ‘techno-economic paradigms’ and ‘general-purpose technologies’. Structural analysis and the major contributions by Schön are introduced in this book. Also highlighted is Sweden’s integration into the international economy via the nineteenth century capital markets, along with structural analysis as a tool for understanding climate change. The recent technique of wavelet analysis and its potential for structural analysis is demonstrated in a non-technical chapter. This book is suitable for those who are interested in and study political economy, economic history and European history.