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New and Enduring Themes in Development Economics

Edited by Bhaskar Dutta (), Tridip Ray () and E. Somanathan

in World Scientific Books from World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.

Abstract: This book is a compilation of selected papers presented at the ISI (Indian Statistical Institute) Platinum Jubilee Conference on Comparative Development held at the ISI, Delhi, India. The papers cover new and well-established topics in development economics. Some of these include political economy, role of public outrage in delivering justice and the political economy of general strikes, economics of happiness, economics of labour, agricultural economics, macroeconomics and public finance. These topics are analyzed from the perspective of developing countries. The book will be of interest to both researchers and graduate students in development economics.

Keywords: Development Economics; Happiness; Well-Being; Political Economy; Economic of Labour; Agricultural Economics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009
ISBN: 9789812839411
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Chapters in this book:

Ch 1 INTERNATIONAL DIFFERENCES IN THE DETERMINANTS OF LIFE SATISFACTION , pp 3-40 Downloads
John Helliwell, Haifang Huang and Anthony Harris
Ch 2 UNEQUAL CHANCES: THE INTERGENERATIONAL TRANSMISSION OF ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE UNDER MARITAL SORTING , pp 41-56 Downloads
Lakshmanasamy T
Ch 3 ADDRESSING EQUITY ISSUES IN WATERSHED DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS IN BHIL ADIVASI AREAS OF WESTERN MADHYA PRADESH , pp 57-89 Downloads
Rahul Banerjee
Ch 4 A THEORY OF THE CORRUPT KEYNESIAN , pp 93-111 Downloads
Toke Aidt and Jayasri Dutta
Ch 5 ON EFFECTING INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE , pp 113-132 Downloads
Sumon Majumdar and Sharun Mukand
Ch 6 ON THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF GENERAL STRIKES , pp 133-144 Downloads
Abhirup Sarkar
Ch 7 PUBLIC OUTRAGE AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE: LESSONS FROM THE JESSICA LAL CASE , pp 145-164 Downloads
Brendan O'Flaherty and Rajiv Sethi
Ch 8 LOBBYING FOR TRADE REGIME AND TARIFF SETTINGS , pp 165-178 Downloads
Katsuzo Yamamoto
Ch 9 LABOR RETRENCHMENT LAWS AND THEIR EFFECT ON WAGES AND EMPLOYMENT: A THEORETICAL INVESTIGATION , pp 181-205 Downloads
Kaushik Basu, Gary Fields and Shub Debgupta
Ch 10 WORK MIGRATION AND INVESTMENT IN ORIGIN COMMUNITIES , pp 207-228 Downloads
Ghazala Mansuri
Ch 11 LABOR MARKET REFORM AND POVERTY – THE ROLE OF INFORMAL SECTOR , pp 229-240 Downloads
Sugata Marjit, Saibal Kar and Dibyendu Maiti
Ch 12 MEASURING HARM DUE TO CHILD WORK AND CHILD LABOUR: PATTERNS AND DETERMINANTS FOR INDIA , pp 241-264 Downloads
Diganta Mukherjee and Saswati Das
Ch 13 DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY: THE STATE AND AGRICULTURE SINCE INDEPENDENCE , pp 267-302 Downloads
T. Srinivasan
Ch 14 LAND-USE CHANGES AND AGRICULTURAL GROWTH IN INDIA, PAKISTAN, AND BANGLADESH, 1901-2004 , pp 303-330 Downloads
Takashi Kurosaki
Ch 15 THE NATURAL INTEREST RATE IN EMERGING MARKETS , pp 333-368 Downloads
Ashima Goyal
Ch 16 INTERGOVERNMENTAL TRANSFER RULES, STATE FISCAL POLICY AND PERFORMANCE IN INDIA , pp 369-400 Downloads
Poulomi Roy and Ajitava Raychaudhuri
Ch 17 TAX EVASION AND ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS , pp 401-428 Downloads
Rohit Prasad
Ch 18 INEQUALITY, PUBLIC INVESTMENT AND DEFICITS IN INDIA , pp 429-443 Downloads
Errol D'Souza
Ch 19 CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE KYOTO PROTOCOL , pp 447-463 Downloads
Parkash Chander
Ch 20 RECENT TRENDS IN MICROFINANCE INSTITUTIONS: SOME THEORETICAL IMPLICATIONS , pp 467-484 Downloads
Suman Ghosh and Eric van Tassel

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