Economic Development: Theory and Practice for a Divided World

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This book presents contemporary coverage of economic development issues throughout the world. Using case studies and real-world situations, it conveys the controversy surrounding developing economies and introduces the reader to historical perspective as well as the many issues currently contributing to this complex and interesting subject matter. Written in a clear and straightforward manner, this introduction to the complex subject of developing economies covers such topics as human capital, technology, the environment, and population growth, as well as trade, taxation, urbanization, and agriculture. There is an emphasis on international issues, with separate chapters on trade, aid/investment, adjustment to debt problems, and the implications of the global capital market for development, particularly in East Asia. < B>For urban planners, foreign investors, foreign trade workers, workers in international businesses with investments in developing countries.

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Economic Development: Theory and Practice for a Divided World presents contemporary coverage of key development topics such as human capital, technology, the environment, and population growth. The book was written with three guiding principles:

  1. Both the market system and government policy can work together to address the widening gap between rich and poor countries.
  2. Economic debate is important to understand because it has led to the current views of development.
  3. The application of development theory is best illustrated through diverse country case studies and real-world situations.
KEY FEATURES

Case Studies: 35 cases present economic issues being faced by developing countries such as Taiwan, Brazil, India, China, Ghana, Mexico, and Thailand. Supporting case questions appear at the end of the chapters.

Development Spotlight: 24 Development Spotlight boxes illustrate and apply key theoretical concepts to real-world situations.

COMPANION WEB SITE

http://ww.prenhall.com/lynn — includes an extensive bibliography, related Internet sites organized by chapter, and other resources.

About the Author:

Stuart R. Lynn is Associate Professor of Economics and Global Studies at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts. He received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill (1971) and has taught Economic Development for 16 years, first at Indiana-Purdue University at Fort Wayne and since 1987 at Assumption College.

In addition to teaching, Professor Lynn spent 11 years in the U.S. Foreign Service. Four of those years were spent reporting on economic issues from the U.S. Embassies in Lagos, Nigeria, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In Lagos, he reported on petroleum and macroeconomic issues. In Dar es Salaam, he reported on all economic issues, including Tanzania's negotiations with the International Monetary Fund. Professor Lynn also spent seven years at the State Department in Washington, D.C., working on issues of trade, investment, and petroleum in developing countries. His work included developing-country compliance with rules of the GATT (now WTO) and negotiation of Bilateral Investment Treaties. He also helped oversee economics training courses at the Foreign Service Institute.

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