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Development Economics 1th edition




Author:Julie Schaffner

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Development Economics Description

Development Economics: Theory, Empirical Research, and PolicyAnalysis by Julie Schaffner teaches students to think aboutdevelopment in a way that is disciplined by economic theory,informed by cutting-edge empirical research, and connected in apractical way to contemporary development efforts.  It laysout a framework for the study of developing economies that is builton microeconomic foundations and that highlights the importance indevelopment studies of transaction and transportation costs, risk,information problems, institutional rules and norms, and insightsfrom behavioral economics. It then presents a systematic approachto policy analysis and applies the approach to policies from aroundthe world, in the areas of targeted transfers, workfare,agricultural markets, infrastructure, education, agriculturaltechnology, microfinance, and health. 

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