Author: Pranab Bardhan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195655451
This collection for K N Raj - internationally known for his contributions to development economics - provides a different perspective to development issues and experiences over the last thirty years.
This volume is an outstanding collection of writings in development economics. The essays fall into three section: development theory, comparative development experience of East Asia, Latin America and South Asia, and the Indian development experience. They emphasize the importance of institutions and their responses to the forces of change in the process of development.
This book provides valuable insights for development economists, p0olic-planners, and practitioners.
Excerpts From Reviews:
An outstanding compendium with essays from a relatively younger generation of economists who have contributed to development theory and policy and have influenced the course of development economics. - The Indian Express
The essays sensitize the reader to the fact that economic development is about human well being. - Financial Express
Interesting book in development policy, with special reference to Indian economic development. - Economic Times
Pranab Bardhan is Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley.
Mrinal Datta-Chaudhuri retired as Professor of Economics at the Delhi School of Economics.
T N Krishnan was Director of Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum.
Preface to the Paperback Edition
Contributors and Editors
K.N. Raj : A Biographical Note
ISSUES IN DEVELOPMENT THEORY
Life Expectancy and Inequality : Some Conceptual Issues
Labour Markets, Adaptive Mechanisms, and Nutritional Status
Making Institutional Choices
The Economics and Politics of Social Democracy
Trade and Exchange Rate Policy with a Binding Foreign Exchange Constraint
Sustainable Development and the Commons Problem : A Simple Approach
COMPARATIVE DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE
Determinants of Household Income in Rural China
Poverty in China's Countryside : Legacy and Change
Structural Adjustment in China, Egypt and India
Stabilization Programmes in Developing Countries : Old Truths and New Elements
Paths to Fertility Decline : A Cross-country Analysis
ISSUES IN INDIAN DEVELOPMENT
Agrarian Reform and Agricultural Development : Some Neglected Dimensions
Widening Distances : State Domestic Product Variations, 1961-1981
Demand Deficiency and Indian Industrial Development
Stabilization and the Control of Central Government Expenditure in India
The Second Five Year Plan Strategy : A Reappraisal
Quality of Life and Nutritional Status : A Reconsideration of Some Puzzles from Kerala
The 'Intermediate Regime' : Any Sign of Graduation ?