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Essentials of Development Economics 2ed

by J Edward Taylor and Travis J Lybbert University of California Press
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Essentials of Development Economics represents an alternative approach to traditional development economics textbooks, written to provide students with the critical tools used in todays development economics research and practice. Compact and less expensive than other textbooks for undergraduate development economics courses, Essentials of Development Economics offers a broad overview of key topics and methods in the field. Its fourteen easy-to-read chapters introduce cutting-edge research and present best practices and state-of-the-art methods. Each chapter concludes with an embedded QR code that connects readers to ancillary audiovisual materials and supplemental readings on a website curated by the authors. By mastering the material in this book, students will have the conceptual grounding needed to move on to higher-level development economics courses.

1. What Development Economics Is All About
2. What Works and What Doesn't?
3. Income
4. Poverty
5. Inequality
6. Human Development
7. Growth
8. Institutions
9. Agriculture
10. Structural Transformation
11. Information and Markets
12. Credit and Insurance
13. International Trade and Globalization
14. Choose Your Own Epilogue

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"Creative, innovative, and flexible alternative to traditional development economics books . . . interesting and informative."
J. Edward Taylor is Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Director of the Rural Economies of the Americas Program (REAP) at the University of California, Davis. He was coeditor of the American Journal of Agricultural Economic