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The Development Frontier

Essays in Applied Economics

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674281042

Publication Date: 04/24/1991

241 pages



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  • Preface
  • 1. Traders and the Development Frontier
  • 2. Economic Progress and Occupational Distribution: Numbers, Roles, and Categories
  • 3. Population, Welfare, and Development: Gloom Dispelled
  • 4. Foreign Aid: Central Component of World Development?
  • 5. The Third World Debt Crisis: Can’t Pay or Won’t Pay?
  • 6. Marketing Reform: An Inventory of Intervention
  • 7. Cooperative Societies in Less Developed Countries
  • 8. Commodity Stabilization: Disguised Restrictionism
  • 9. Wage Regulation in Less Developed Countries: On Not Helping the Poor
  • 10. Price Control in Less Developed Countries: Unexpected Consequences
  • 11. Industrialization and Development: Nigeria
  • 12. Policy and Progress: The Hong Kong Story
  • 13. Import Capacity and Economic Development: India
  • 14. Price Response: Cocoa and Palm Oil in Nigeria
  • 15. Competition and Prices: Groundnut Buying in Nigeria
  • 16. Economic History as Theory: An Unrealistic Prospectus
  • 17. Development Economics: A Retrospective View
  • Notes
  • Index

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