Economics, Area Studies and Human Development
This paper suggests that area studies and economics have a better chance to be married successfully if we shift our attention from the exclusive emphasis on economic growth towards improvements in human development, especially the much broadened version of that concept. Different areas are shown to differ substantially in terms of the choices they make among the various independent dimensions of well-being and the various indicators within each dimension. The particular characteristics of each area play an important role in determining the choices societies make and the extent to which they are constrained by their initial conditions.
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- Ranis, Gustav & Stewart, Frances & Samman, Emma, 2007.
"Country Patterns of Behavior on Broader Dimensions of Human Development,"
31, Yale University, Department of Economics.
- Gustav Ranis, Frances Stewart and Emma Samman, "undated". "Country Patterns of Behaviour on Broader Dimensions of Human Development," QEH Working Papers qehwps154, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford.
- Gustav Ranis & Frances Stewart & Emma Samman, 2007. "Country Patterns of Behavior on Broader Dimensions," Working Papers 958, Economic Growth Center, Yale University.
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