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Hardcover Economics of Development Book

ISBN: 0393926524

ISBN13: 9780393926521

Economics of Development

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This classic text has been aggressively revised to incorporate the latest research defining the Development Economics field today. This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Did not Receive correct book

I ordered Economics Of Development for my macroeconomics class, but unfortunately the book I received was An Introduction to Game Theory, which I am sure is a great book but it is not the one I ordered

Stimulating Introduction

I read this book for my introductory economic development course and was engrossed by it. The chapter on population was particularly interesting, and caused me to pick up a few references from it. If you want to include a detailed mathematical treatment of growth theory, you may need to go beyond the text. However, the intuition and motivation for all topics covered by the book is strong. I found myself reading more than just the assigned chapters, and with excitement. This is, of course, the only introduction I've had to the topic (besides more detail on growth theory in another course). Therefore, I have no idea if something is missing. However, if you want an engaging text, this is your book.


I have recently had the pleasure to read this book. As a researcher and consultant, I have had the possibility of reading and studying in depth most of the books, papers, and so on, published on Development but I am sincere when I say to my colleagues that I have never read anything like this book, through which Professors Perkins, Radelet and Lindauer are able to explain for Undergraduate students (and anyone interested in this field) the basics (and not so basics) of Development and Economic Growth, forgetting about showing off and focusing just on transferring their knowledge to their students / readers. If I had to describe the book in one word, I would it is just "amazing" and, as it can be inferred from my words, I strongly recommend this book.

The book I've been looking for for a long time

This is a well-organized, straight-forward, and informative introduction to development economics. The book has obviously been edited and polished so as to deliver information to the student in the most efficient way possible. Also, this book is so interesting that it is a joy to read. I cannot say that about very many textbooks.

If you are only going to read one Economics textbook in your life...

This book, although extremely long, wastes no space in its presentation. Of all economic textbooks I have encountered, this is the only one that explains clearly and precisely everything about world development, citing failed and successful examples in history. If you ever wondered what the driving forces behind policies in the world were, you need this book. Priceless.

Excellent ... But ... !!!

This is an excellent academic book ,but it needs updating in light of the recent global developments. Basically it is missing a detailed analysis of The spread and effects of Globalization. Maybe there is a new edition in print now ???
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