Understanding economic development : a global transition from poverty to prosperity?

This fascinating book considers one of the most important problems in economics: the inception of modern economic development. There is at present no satisfactory explanation of the inception of modern economic development; an excessive focus on either pure theory or on unique histories limits the e...

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Main Author: White, Colin M.
Corporate Author: Edward Elgar Publishing
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cheltenham, U.K Edward Elgar 2009
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520 |a This fascinating book considers one of the most important problems in economics: the inception of modern economic development. There is at present no satisfactory explanation of the inception of modern economic development; an excessive focus on either pure theory or on unique histories limits the explanatory power. This book realises the need to integrate the two approaches, moving beyond the proximate causes of economic theory to review the role in an analytic narrative of significant ultimate causes - geography, risk environments, human capital, and institutions 
520 |a pt. I. Introduction : theory and history -- pt. II. Ultimate causes : a fixed or malleable context -- pt. III. The driving forces -- pt. IV. Devising appropriate narratives -- pt. V. Conclusions