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Readings in Development Economics, Volume I: Micro-Theory

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  • Pranab Bardhan

    (University of California, Berkeley)

  • Christopher Udry

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    (Yale University)

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These two volumes of readings attempt to bring some degree of structure to a relatively diffuse field. Because of the sheer volume of high-quality work in development economics research, they are intended as a sampling of work at the frontier of the field, rather than as a comprehensive overview. Volume I: Micro-Theory focuses on theoretical work. Topics covered include sharecropping as a principle-agent problem, fragmented duopolies, credit market imperfections, poverty traps, peer monitoring in credit cooperatives, coordination failures, human capital accumulation as an engine of growth, and environmental issues in development.

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This book is provided by The MIT Press in its series MIT Press Books with number 0262522829 and published in 2000.

Volume: 1
Edition: 1
ISBN: 0-262-52282-9
Handle: RePEc:mtp:titles:0262522829

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Keywords: development economics; sharecropping; fragmented duopolies; credit market imperfections; poverty traps; credit cooperatives; coordination failures; environmental issues;

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  1. Lucia da Corta (QEH), . "The Political Economy of Agrarian Change: Dinosaur or Phoenix?," QEH Working Papers qehwps174, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford.

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