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Uneven Economic Development

Edited by Josť Antonio Ocampo and Rob Vos

Publisher: Orient Longman Private Limited, Zed Books Ltd and Third World Network

Published in association with the United Nations†

ISBN: 978 1 84813 195 8

Year: 2008††† No. of pages: 240

About the Book

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, marcoeconomic 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 phenomenon.

About the Authors

Josť 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 at the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations, and Affiliated Professor of Finance and Development at the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague.

Contents

Explanatory Notes

Acknowledgements

CHAPTER I

GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT TRENDS, 1960-2006

CHAPTER II

STRUCTURAL CHANGE AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

CHAPTER III

HAS TRADE INTEGRATION CAUSED GREATER DEVERGENCE?

CHAPTER IV

MACROECONIMIC POLICIES AND GROWTH DIVERGENCE

CHAPTER V

GOVERNANCE, INSTITUTIONS AND GROWTH DIVERGENCE

APPENDICES

A. †††††† Technical note on the decomposition of labour productivity

††††††††††† Growth and of the employment-to-population ratio

B.†††††††† On data and methodology for the analysis

††††††††††† of trade patterns and growth in chapter III

C.†††††††† Annex tables

REFERENCES

INDEX

Price

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