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Economics of Development and the Development of Economics

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  • Pranab Bardhan

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The purpose of this paper is to restore some historical perspective by highlighting the many contributions of development economics to the rest of economics. We will point out to the younger generations how some of the glittering ideas they currently play with originally came from that now-neglected field and how in some cases they have rediscovered, with great fanfare, insights that were well-known in the development literature, familiarity with which would have enriched their own work.

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Article provided by American Economic Association in its journal Journal of Economic Perspectives.

Volume (Year): 7 (1993)
Issue (Month): 2 (Spring)
Pages: 129-142

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Handle: RePEc:aea:jecper:v:7:y:1993:i:2:p:129-42

Note: DOI: 10.1257/jep.7.2.129
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  1. Pereira, Luiz C. Bresser (Luiz Carlos Bresser), 2000. "After structuralism, a development alternative for Latin America," Textos para discussão 99, Escola de Economia de São Paulo, Getulio Vargas Foundation (Brazil).
  2. Naqvi, Syed Nawab Haider, 1996. "The significance of development economics," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 24(6), pages 975-987, June.
  3. Popov, Vladimir, 2010. "Development theories and development experience: half a century journey," MPRA Paper 28111, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Thorbecke, Erik, 2006. "The Evolution of the Development Doctrine, 1950-2005," Working Paper Series RP2006/155, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
  5. Thorsten Wichmann, 1995. "Food Consumption and Growth in a Two Sector Economy - A Theoretical Model and Numerical Simulations," Berlecon Research Papers 0001, Berlecon Research.

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