Debraj Ray has produced a lucid textbook covering the many ways in which economic theory has been applied to topics in development. As such, it is effectively a demonstration that "development economics" is not a coherent discipline. Krushna rated it it was amazing Dec 24, An awesome introduction to Dev Econs. Want to Read saving….
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Debraj Ray (economist)
Larissa Marioni rated it really liked it Feb 27, Students with Debbraj as major have the possibility to take this course instead of International Economics Students with economics as minor subject can choose one course of these: The first covers world trade patterns and comparative advantage and its sources.
Samson rated it it was amazing Mar 20, When you write a textbook, you're asking for trouble, because during the four years that you spend working on it, you're probably not doing other research.
That makes the cachet that has attached itself to Development Economics all the more unusual.
In contrast, I highly recommend Development Economics to those coming from other disciplines. And that's why I wrote this book.
Readers will want at least a basic grasp of economics, but Ray explains the necessary macroeconomics, microeconomics, trade theory, and so forth as he goes and appendices explain basic game theory and regression.
Ray develkpment his arguments throughout with examples from around the world.
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The book takes the position that there is no single cause for economic progress, but that a combination of factors - among them the improvement of physical and human capital, the reduction of inequality, and institutions that enable the background flow of information essential to market performance - consistently favor development. Photo by Vernon Doucette "I'm a theorist," says Ray, "and I have a sense of what's happening in the theoretical literature, which a lot of economists tend to dismiss as mathematical esoterica.
As is common with economists, Ray sometimes applies models inappropriately. Tim Cox rated it it was ok Aug 16, Ray's curriculum vitae is full of contributions to such periodicals as Econometrica and the Review of Economic Studies -- the sort of publishing credits that economists prize. Scott Beaulier rated it did not like it Dec 07, Several translations appear to be in the offing, and overseas sales have been strong.
Development Economics by Debraj Ray
Such a perspective, he says, has two principal implications for his page rxy Preview — Development Economics by Debraj Ray. It builds up the very foundation of the subject, familiarizes students with all essential definitions and theories as well as some "recent" development in the field remember the book was written in Mahak rated it really liked it Feb 06, While the focus is Economics, the course material will lend itself to interdisciplinary discussion.
No trivia or quizzes yet. The book assumes a knowledge of only introductory economics and explains sophisticated concepts in simple, direct language, keeping the use of mathematics to a minimum. Textbooks, however, have for the most part failed to keep pace.
Books by Debraj Ray. Rochak Dixit rated it it was amazing Jul 27, Frontpage Courses Search Study handbooks. There are also chapters on undernutrition and on rray growth and demographics. Development Economics by Debraj Ray. A parallel would be an analysis of "non-productive" church-going in the United States as a coordination failure in achieving atheism!
We will very much have an empirical focus and will pay particular attention to issues of measurement. Debraj Ray has produced a lucid textbook covering the many ways in which economic theory has been applied to topics in development. He has spent much of his life observing economic systems in the context tay a developing country.
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