Development Ideas in Historical Perspective

  • Paul Streeten


Development economics is a new branch of economics. There was little that went under this name before the Second World War, though many of the same problems were dealt with by members of the colonial services, anthropologists, and others. Since much of economics is a response to current political and social problems, it is pertinent to ask what new conditions gave rise to the new and rapidly growing interest in development.


Foreign Exchange Poor Country Foreign Trade Historical Perspective Development Perspective 
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