Development Economics offers several competitive advantages that will easily set it apart. Firstly, it is more analytical than the competition which reviewers think will capture the upper level of the market which happens to be where the larger enrolments are. Secondly, it will contain the most comprehensive citations of recent literature, a major weakness with the competition. Thirdly, it has an abundance of Japanese examples which provide a global distinction. Finally, the reviewers felt that it was well written and ready to go as it is.
Historical Theories of Development.
The Classic Theory.
Keynesian Growth Models.
The Neoclassical Model.
The New Growth Economics.
2. A Unifying Theme.
Rationality: Individual Choice.
Rationality: Household Choice.
Extensions of Rationality: A Sociology of Choice.
Limitations of Rationality.
The Development Process.
3. The Traditional Sector and Development.
The Traditional Sector.
Market Integration and Transaction Costs.
Development by Displacement.
Traditional Sector Development.
Traditional Sector: Manufacturing.
4. Fertility and Population.
Malthus and Malthusianism.
Endogenous Population Growth Models (Neo–Malthusian).
Proximate Determinants Approaches.
Efficiency Wage Models.
Appropriate Technique and Appropriate Technology.
6. Public Economics.
Welfare Economics and Consumer Surplus.
Shadow Prices: Valuing Outputs and Inputs.
7. International Trade.
Results of Import Substitution.
8. The State.
Concerning Market Imperfections.
Protecting Ruling Coalitions.
Fostering Development and Institutional Change.