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The Three Regularities in Development

Growth, Jobs and Macro Policy in Developing Countries


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xli
  2. Moazam Mahmood
    Pages 1-16
  3. Three Empirical Regularities in Development: In Growth, Jobs, and Macro Drivers

  4. Part II

About this book


The financial crisis in advanced economies and its impact on developing countries has put the longer term agenda of development – structural transformation of countries, of their growth, jobs, poverty and distribution – on the analytic and policy backburner. Day to day management of macro fundamentals in the global economy and the labour market have consumed decision makers with faltering GDP growth, soaring unemployment, and a resurgent threat of deflation. Without understanding and addressing the structural constraints and imbalances underpinning such global problems, the world economy is doomed to experience an increasing number of crises and emerging dualisms between countries.

The aim of this book is to bring back a balance to the development debate by re-focusing on the structural development challenges faced by developing countries. The book develops a coherent analytical framework supported by a large body of new empirical evidence linking three core dimensions – the structure of growth, employment, and their macro drivers. Then, for each of these dimensions and relationships a variety of effective policies are also identified and elucidated with the added granularity of country cases. 


Development Sustainable Development Goals Poverty Job growth in developing economies Structural transformation of countries Labour market Macro drivers for growth and employment Employment patterns

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Lahore School of EconomicsLahore, PunjabPakistan

About the authors

Moazam Mahmood is Former Director for the Research Department at the International Labour Organization (ILO). He is now a Visiting Professor at the Capital University of Economics and Business, Beijing, China, and a Professor in Economics at the Lahore School of Economics in Pakistan, and also acts as a Member of the Commission on Africa, Chaired by Professor Joseph Stiglitz at Columbia University, USA.

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