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Pranab Bardhan Agriculture and Human Values —, Book review Development Microeconomics the subject of chapter 8. Next, the authors use a simple model to argue Department of Economics, Rochester Institute of that although households in poor countries do engage Technology, Rochester, NY , USA in a fair amount of consumption smoothing, this does not provide evidence in favor of the permanent income Amitrajeet A. Batabyal is Arthur J. Gosnell Professor model.

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Pranab Bardhan Agriculture and Human Values —, Book review Development Microeconomics the subject of chapter 8. Next, the authors use a simple model to argue Department of Economics, Rochester Institute of that although households in poor countries do engage Technology, Rochester, NY , USA in a fair amount of consumption smoothing, this does not provide evidence in favor of the permanent income Amitrajeet A.

Batabyal is Arthur J. Gosnell Professor model. Finally, this chapter sheds light on the behavior of Economics at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He has published over books, book incomes. Chapter 12 uses well-known models to discusses technological change in developing countries. First, This book provides an eclectic perspective on it is noted that the technological transformation of some salient contemporary issues in development production in poor countries involves a rather elabo- economics.

The chapter provides a helpful discussion of the effects of focus of this book is on microeconomic issues; as having an inadequately trained labor force. Except in when confronted with new technologies that require a passing, this book does not cover the vast empirical highly skilled labor force. The chapter begins chapters. Although the environment and lords sell their land to small family farmers and exer- development is a very active area of current research, cise their power by seizing the surplus that would arise the authors devote only a few pages to this broad — from this efficient reallocation?

The authors use two and increasingly interdisciplinary — area of inquiry. The discussion of trade policy is not only The first model shows that sharecropping is typically very brief but it is based on Copeland and Taylor a compromise between the twin objectives of risk One wonders why the authors did not base sharing and the provision of incentives. The second their discussion on Copeland and Taylor Inter model is more interesting.

Some discussion of these topics — based on a rights and contracts in the light of new collective source such as Dasgupta — would have signifi- benefit-cost possibilities. Second, the chapter. Chapter 15 discusses the phenomenon of a dual In sum, with the exception of the chapter on the economy.

First, a relatively spartan model of agricul- environment and development, this is fine book. In such learning more about the nexuses between intelligent a setting, will capital accumulation have a salubrious theoretical analysis and some salient contemporary effect on income inequality?

Pointing to the need for issues in development economics. Although the analysis presented in References this chapter is cogent, it would have been more inter- esting had the authors allowed for population growth Copeland, B.

Taylor The subject of this chapter Copeland, B. The authors make a number of insightful Dasgupta, P.

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Read preview Synopsis Traditional development economics has recently been revolutionized by the application of new economic tools and concepts. Development Microeconomics is the first in a series of books which will look at the entire spectrum of development economics issues, combining the strengths of conventionaldevelopmental thought with the insights of contemporary mainstream economics. The main new conceptual tool used is the application of the theory of imperfect information and the effects this has on the the behaviour of economic agents. This helps to explain why perfect competition models rarely have success when dealing with developing economies. The authors also stress thenecessity of balance in dealing with many of the classic problems in development studiesthe importance of both the individual as economic agent and cultural norms as the framework of social behaviour; the dual relationship between equity and efficiency in economic policy-making; the importance ofmarket rivalry and the potential of market breakdown.

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Development microeconomics

Pranab Bardhan and Christopher Udry First graduate textbook to apply cutting-edge economic thought to development economics Development Microeconomics Pranab Bardhan and Christopher Udry Description Traditional development economics has recently been revolutionized by the application of new economic tools and concepts. Development Microeconomics is the first in a series of books which will look at the entire spectrum of development economics issues, combining the strengths of conventional developmental thought with the insights of contemporary mainstream economics. The main new conceptual tool used is the application of the theory of imperfect information and the effects this has on the the behaviour of economic agents. This helps to explain why perfect competition models rarely have success when dealing with developing economies.

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