Alexander Anthony Lopez rated it it was amazing Jul 04, Debraj Ray, one of the most accomplished theorists in development economics today, presents in this book a synthesis of recent and older literature in the field and raises important questions that will help to set the agenda for future research. Islom rated it it was amazing Feb 01,
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In contrast, I highly recommend Development Economics to those coming from other disciplines.
Books by Debraj Ray. Alexandre rated it it was amazing Dec 31, It is a collection of treatments of those aspects of development which happen to lend themselves to analysis using the traditional tools of economics.
See 1 question about Development Economics…. Yet the author approaches the field mostly via micro-econs and game theory, the macro side is much less stressed.
Development Economics (Debraj Ray) - book review
Chapters on credit and insurance highlight the significance of imperfect markets and informal sectors. Ray makes everything so crystal clear compared to other texts. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Return to Book Page. Hardcoverpages.
Development Economics by Debraj Ray
Trivia About Development Econo Scott Beaulier rated it did not like it Dec 07, Jean rated it it was amazing Apr xevelopment, No trivia or quizzes yet. Chapters of growth theories are the most valuable. Readers will want at least a basic grasp of economics, but Ray explains the necessary macroeconomics, microeconomics, trade theory, and so forth as he goes and appendices explain basic game theory and regression.
A parallel would be an analysis of "non-productive" church-going in the United States as a coordination failure in achieving atheism! The chapters are largely independent. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
Jun 09, Anette rated it it was amazing. Karnajit Meetei rated it it was amazing Apr 17, Krushna rated it it was amazing Dec 24, Ray covers markets for land, labor and capital, rental contracts, forms of ownership, models for labor, links between nutrition and labour, and permanent labor markets.
Turning to inequality, Ray covers problems of measurement and metrics, and the relationships between inequality and development.
It also does a reasonable job of explaining the limitations of economic models and the context for their appropriate application. There are also chapters on undernutrition and on population growth and demographics. Debraj Ray has produced eclnomics lucid textbook covering econlmics many ways in which economic theory has been applied to topics in development. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The result could be used as an introduction to economics for those anthropologists, sociologists, geographers, development workers, and so forth who too often neglect or even reject the quantitative methods of economics.
Ray supports his arguments throughout with examples from around the world.
He covers such vital subjects as theories of economic growth, economic inequality, poverty and undernutrition, population growth, Debraj Ray, one of the most accomplished theorists in development economics today, presents in this book a synthesis of recent and older literature in the field and raises important questions that will help to set the agenda for future research.
Development Economics by Debraj Ray. Debraj Ray, one of the most accomplished theorists in development economics today, presents in this book a synthesis of recent debrau older literature in the field and raises important questions that will help ecnomics set the degelopment for future research. The book takes the position that there is no single cause for economic progress, but that a combination of factors - among them the improvement of physical and human capital, the reduction of inequality, and institutions that enable the background flow of information essential to market performance - consistently favor development.