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Handbook of Development Economics, Vol 5

  • ID: 1762406
  • Book
  • 1072 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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What guidance does academic research really provide to economic policy development? The critical and analytical surveys in this volume investigate links between policies and outcomes by surveying work from broad macroeconomic policies to interventions in microfinance. Asserting that there are no universal correspondences between policies and outcomes, contributors demonstrate instead that only an intense familiarity with the development context and the universe of applicable economic models can generate successful policies. Getting cause-and-effect right is essential for policy design and implementation. With the goal of drawing researchers and policy makers closer, this volume highlights our increasing understanding of ways to combine economic theorizing with careful, thoughtful empirical work.

* Presents an accurate, self-contained survey of the current state of the field
* Summarizes the most recent discussions, and elucidates new developments
* Although original material is also included, the main aim is the provision of comprehensive and accessible surveys

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Introduction: Linking Development Policy with Development Research Trade, foreign investment, and industrial policy for developing countries

Monetary and exchange rate policies

Financial globalization and economic policies

Policies towards international labor flows

Aid and conditionality

Improvement and extension of property rights

Governance and development

Labor regulations, unions, and social protection in developing countries: market distortions or efficient institutions?

Access to finance: credit markets, insurance, and saving Population and health policies

 Investment in education
inputs and incentives

The place of nature in economic development
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Rodrick, Dani
Rosenzweig, M.R.
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