Readings in Development Economics
Micro-Theory v. 1
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Readings in Development Economics by Pranab Bardhan
Book DescriptionThese two volumes of readings attempt to bring some degree of structure to a relatively diffuse field. Because of the sheer volume of high-quality work in development economics research, they are intended as a sampling of work at the frontier of the field, rather than as a comprehensive overview.Volume I: Micro-Theory focuses on theoretical work. Topics covered include sharecropping as a principle-agent problem, fragmented duopolies, credit market imperfections, poverty traps, peer monitoring in credit cooperatives, coordination failures, human capital accumulation as an engine of growth, and environmental issues in development.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780262522823
(226mm x 150mm x 22mm)
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Pranab Bardhan
Pranab Bardhan is Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Scarcity, Conflicts, and Cooperation (MIT Press, 2004) and coeditor (with Christopher Udry) of Readings in Development Microeconomics, Volumes I and II (MIT Press, 2000).
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