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Inequality in the world is high and rising. The problem of global uneven development is central to, and inseparable from, the international development agenda. In Uneven Economic Development, leading economists and development experts examine the causes and implications of international economic divergences. This comprehensive and timely book reviews economic growth and structural change patterns since the 1960s, before critically reviewing the respective role and impact of trade liberalization, macroeconomic policies, governance and institutions on comparative national economic performance, particularly in developing countries. With country studies included to exemplify the issues at hand, this is a definitive guide to identifying, addressing and perhaps even finding a solution to this global phenomena.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781848131958
ISBN-10: 184813195X
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 156mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jose Antonio Ocampo

Jose Antonio Ocampo is Professor in the Professional Practice of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, New York. At the time of writing, he was Under-Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs at the United Nations. Rob Vos is Director of the Development Policy and Analysis Division in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations, New York, and Affiliated Professor of Finance and Development at the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague.

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