Economic Development

Economic Development

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E. Wayne Nafziger analyzes the economic development of Asia, Africa, Latin America, and East-Central Europe. The book is suitable for those with a background in economics principles. Nafziger explains the reasons for the recent fast growth of India, Poland, Brazil, China, and other Pacific Rim countries, and the slow, yet essential, growth for a turnaround of sub-Saharan Africa. The fifth edition of the text, written by a scholar of developing countries, is replete with real-world examples and up-to-date information. Nafziger discusses poverty, income inequality, hunger, unemployment, the environment and carbon-dioxide emissions, and the widening gap between rich (including middle-income) and poor countries. Other new components include the rise and fall of models based on Russia, Japan, China/Taiwan/Korea, and North America; randomized experiments to assess aid; an exploration of whether information technology and mobile phones can provide poor countries with a shortcut to prosperity; and a discussion of how worldwide financial crises, debt, and trade and capital markets affect developing countries.jobs live in tenement houses or crowded, blighted shantytowns. In contrast, the family whose major income earner is steadily employed as an assembly-line worker in a large company or ... like helping a customer make a standard order, check a bank or food stamp balance, pay a bill, or activate a credit card; processing 1.


Title:Economic Development
Author: E. Wayne Nafziger
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2012-03-26
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