Growth and Development

With Special Reference to Developing Economies

  • A. P. Thirlwall

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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      Pages 3-65
  3. Factors in the Development Process

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
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  4. Obstacles to Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
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      Pages 143-167
  5. Planning, the Allocation of Resources, Sustainable Development and the Choice of Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
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      Pages 211-231
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  6. Financing Economic Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
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      Pages 273-301
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      Pages 302-351
  7. International Trade, the Balance of Payments and Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 353-353
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      Pages 355-387
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 413-441

About this book


This widely used textbook is specifically designed for students of economics and the social sciences who are taking a first course in economic development with a background knowledge of micro and macro economics. Written in a simple but rigorous way, it has many examples to help the student, and provide a set of questions for discussion and review at the end of each chapter. In this extensively revised fifth edition of Growth and Development, all the statistics have been updated and new institutional material has been added. In addition there is a much extended discussion of the world debt problem, of financial liberalisation, and of the concept of sustainable development.


Developing Countries Developing Economies development Economic Development

Authors and affiliations

  • A. P. Thirlwall
    • 1
  1. 1.University of KentCanterburyUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1994
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-60087-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-23195-9
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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