From Classical Economics to Development Economics

  • Gerald M. Meier

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Gerald M. Meier
    Pages 1-4
  3. Deepak Lal
    Pages 28-50
  4. R. M. Sundrum
    Pages 104-120
  5. Yujiro Hayami
    Pages 121-134
  6. Peter Bauer, Gerald M. Meier
    Pages 135-143
  7. Gerald M. Meier
    Pages 173-196
  8. H. W. Arndt
    Pages 197-204
  9. Shigeru Ishikawa
    Pages 205-225
  10. Lloyd G. Reynolds
    Pages 226-241
  11. Gerald M. Meier
    Pages 242-252
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 253-262

About this book


Most development economists are versed only in the post-World War II period of their subject. But economic growth was a major concern in the 18th century, and colonial economics and policy commanded much attention in the 19th and first half of the 20th centuries. A return to these earlier concerns can now provide present-day development economists with a greater appreciation of the intellectual history of their subject. Even more, such a return might strengthen the conceptual and empirical foundations of the subject. These are this book's objectives.


Asia development development economics economic growth economics foundation growth money trader

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  • Gerald M. Meier
    • 1
  1. 1.Stanford UniversityUSA

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