© 1986

Theory and Reality in Development

Essays in Honour of Paul Streeten

  • Sanjaya Lall
  • Frances Stewart

About this book


This collection of papers by some of the world's leading development economists is remarkable for its wide scope. It covers such varied topics as stagflation in the third world; the extension of free trade to include international investment; the early 1980s in Latin America; the economic growth of Africa and communal land tenure systems and their role in rural development. As well as representing important contributions in themselves, the papers acquire unity from a similarity in approach - always giving priority to reality if it comes into conflict with theoretical bias.


conflict decision making development economic growth growth instability investment John Maynard Keynes Keynes science and technology service stability trade welfare

Editors and affiliations

  • Sanjaya Lall
    • 1
    • 2
  • Frances Stewart
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of Economics and StatisticsOxfordUK
  2. 2.Green College OxfordOxfordUK
  3. 3.Institute of Commonwealth StudiesOxfordUK
  4. 4.Somerville CollegeOxfordUK

About the editors

Frances Stewart is Emeritus Professor of Development Economics, Emeritus Fellow of Somerville College and Director of the Centre for Research on Inequality, Human Security and Ethnicity (CRISE), University of Oxford, UK. Among many publications, she is the co-author of UNICEF’s influential study Adjustment with a Human Face and author of Horizontal Inequalities and Conflict. She has directed a number of major research programmes including several financed by the UK Government’s Department for International Development and has served as Chair of the United Nations Committee on Development Policy.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Theory and Reality in Development
  • Book Subtitle Essays in Honour of Paul Streeten
  • Editors Sanjaya Lall
    Frances Stewart
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1986
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Economics & Finance Collection Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-39824-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-39825-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-18128-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 291
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Development Economics
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