© 2007

Advancing Development

Core Themes in Global Economics

  • George Mavrotas
  • Anthony Shorrocks

Part of the Studies in Development Economics and Policy book series (SDEP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxviii
  2. Development Economics in Retrospect

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Richard Jolly
      Pages 63-73
  3. Inequality and Conflict

  4. Human Development and Wellbeing

  5. Globalization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Machiko Nissanke, Erik Thorbecke
      Pages 252-272

About this book


This book reflects on current thinking in development economics and on what may happen over the next two decades. As well as studying development economics in retrospect, the volume explores the current debates and challenges and looks forward at the problems that affect the global capacity to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.


Developing Countries development development economics Development Finance Economic Development economic policy Global economics Global economy globalization international finance migration transition

Editors and affiliations

  • George Mavrotas
    • 1
  • Anthony Shorrocks
    • 2
  1. 1.UNU-WIDERHelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.UNU-WIDERHelsinkiFinland

About the editors

TONY ADDISON Deputy Director, UNU-WIDER, Finland C. LEIGH ANDERSON Associate Professor, Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington, USA RICHARD M. AUTY Emeritus Professor of Economic Geography, Lancaster University, UK NANCY BIRDSALL President, Centre for Global Development, USA MARK BLACKDEN Senior Operations Officer and Regional Gender Co-ordinator, Poverty Reduction and Social Development Group, World Bank, USA FRANÇOIS BOURGUIGNON Chief Economist and Senior Vice-President, World Bank, USA SUDHARSHAN CANAGARAJAH Country Economist for Tajikistan, World Bank, USA GIOVANNI ANDREA CORNIA Professor of Economics, Florence University, Italy SUKTI DASGUPTA Researcher, ILO, India ARJAN DE HAAN Visiting Professor, University of Guelph, Canada LOUIS EMMERIJ Co-Director, UN Intellectual History Project, City University of New York, USA DAVID FIELDING Lecturer and Researcher, University of Otago, New Zealand VALPY FITZGERALD Finance and Trade Policy Centre, University of Oxford, UK ÁLAVARO GARCÍA HURTADO Chile's Ambassador to Sweden, Sweden PERTTI HAAPARANTA Professor of Economics, Helsinki School of Economics, Finland MARCIA BYROM HARTWELL PhD Student, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, UK RICHARD JOLLY Honorary Professor and Research Associate, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK NANAK KAKWANI Principal Researcher, International Poverty Centre, UNDP, Brazil STEPHAN KLASEN Professor of Development Economics and Empirical Economic Research, University of Göttingen, Germany STEPHEN KNOWLES Lecturer and Researcher, University of Otago, New Zealand GRZEGORZ W. KOLODKO Director, TIGER, Kozminski School of Business, Poland DAVID LAWSON Lecturer, Institute for Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester, UK JUSTIN YIFU LIN Peking University and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong MINGXING LIU School of Government, Peking University, China NORA LUSTIG Director, Poverty Group, UNDP, USA SILVIA MARCHESI Economics Lecturer, University of Siena, Italy MARK MCGILLIVRAY Senior Research Fellow, UNU-WIDER, Finland ROBERT MCINTYRE Local Development in Transition (LdiT) and the Institute for International Economic and Political Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia LEONARDO MENCHINI Professor of Economics, Florence University, Italy S. MANSOOB MURSHED Birmingham Business School, UK E. WAYNE NAFZIGER University Distinguished Professor of Economics, Kansas State University, USA DEEPAK NAYYAR Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India MACHIKO NISSANKE Head of Economics Department, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, UK FARHAD NOORBAKHSH Centre for Development Studies, University of Glasgow, UK SHIYUAN PAN Peking University and Zhejiang University, China GUILLERMO ROZENWURCEL Professor and Senior Researcher, School of Politics and Government, University of San Martín, Argentina LAURA SABANI Associate Professor of Economics, University of Florence, Italy MIHÁLY SIMAI Research Professor, Institute for World Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary AJIT SINGH Professor of Economics, University of Cambridge, UK LAKHWINDER SINGH Economics Lecturer, Punjabi University, India HYUN H. SON International Poverty Centre, UNDP, Brazil KOSTAS STAMOULIS Chief, Agricultural Sector in Economic Development, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Italy FRANCES STEWART Professor of Development Economics, University of Oxford, UK MARK SUNDBERG Lead Economist, Development Economics Department, World Bank, USA LANCE TAYLOR Arnhold Professor of International Cooperation and Development, Center for Economic Policy Analysis, New School for Social Research, USA ERIK THORBECKE H.E. Babcock Professor of Economics & Food Economics Emeritus, Cornell University, USA SEBASTIAN TORRES PhD Student in Economics, University of Leicester, UK ERIK M. USLANER Professor of Government and Politics, University of Maryland, USA HELI VIRTA Researcher, Helsinki School of Economics, Finland PENGFEI ZHANG China Centre for Economic Research, Peking University, China ANNELIES ZOOMERS Associate Professor in Human Geography, Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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