Growth and Policy in Developing Countries

Author: José Antonio Ocampo
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231520832
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Economic structuralists use a broad, systemwide approach to understanding development, and this textbook assumes a structuralist perspective in its investigation of why a host of developing countries have failed to grow at 2 percent or more since 1960. Sensitive to the wide range of factors that affect an economy's strength and stability, the authors identify the problems that have long frustrated growth in many parts of the developing world while suggesting new strategies and policies to help improve standards of living. After a survey of structuralist methods and post-World War II trends of global economic growth, the authors discuss the role that patterns in productivity, production structures, and capital accumulation play in the growth dynamics of developing countries. Next, it outlines the evolution of trade patterns and the effect of the terms of trade on economic performance, especially for countries that depend on commodity exports. The authors acknowledge the structural limits of macroeconomic policy, highlighting the negative effects of financial volatility and certain financial structures while recommending policies to better manage external shocks. These policies are then further developed through a discussion of growth and structural improvements, and are evaluated according to which policy options-macro, industrial, or commercial best fit within different kinds of developing economies.

Structuralism and Individualism in Economic Analysis

Author: S. Charusheela
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415949279
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This book argues that the debates about the appropriate economic policies to follow in the developing world within the field of development economics are at heart debates about the appropriate ontology to ascribe to agents within the developing world.

New Structural Economics

Author: Justin Yifu Lin
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821389572
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This book provides an innovative framework to analyze the process of industrial upgrading and diversification, a key feature of economic development. Based on this framework, it provides concrete advice to development practitioners and policy makers on how to unleash a country's growth potential.

Macroeconomic Stabilization and Adjustment

Author: M. J. Manohar Rao
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN:
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The book offers an analytic framework for understanding key aspects related to the structure and transformation of open economics and describes the basic macroeconomic logic underlying the reforms.