Readings in Development Economics Vol. I : Micro-Theory

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Pub. Date: 2000-11-13
Publisher(s): Mit Pr
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These two volumes of readings attempt to bring some degree of structure to a relatively diffuse field. Because of the sheer volume of high-quality work in development economics research, they are intended as a sampling of work at the frontier of the field, rather than as a comprehensive overview. Volume I: Micro-Theoryfocuses on theoretical work. Topics covered include sharecropping as a principle-agent problem, fragmented duopolies, credit market imperfections, poverty traps, peer monitoring in credit cooperatives, coordination failures, human capital accumulation as an engine of growth, and environmental issues in development.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
Health and Wages: Evidence on Men and Women in Urban Brazil
Duncan Thomas
John Strauss
Population Growth and Human Capital Investments: Theory and Evidence
Mark R. Rosenzweig
Intra-Household Resource Allocation: An Inferential Approach
Duncan Thomas
Gender, Agricultural Production, and the Theory of the Household
Christopher Udry
Testing between Competing Models of Sharecropping
Radwan Ali Shaban
A Test for Moral Hazard in the Labor Market: Contractual Arrangements, Effort, and Health
Andrew D. Foster
Mark R. Rosenzweig
Using Weather Variability to Estimate the Response of Savings to Transitory Income in Thailand
Christina H. Paxson
Credit Market Constraints, Consumption Smoothing, and the Accumulation of Durable Production Assets in Low-Income Countries: Investments in Bullocks in India
Mark R. Rosenweig
Kenneth I. Wolpin
Risk and Insurance in Village India
Robert M. Townsend
Intertemporal Choice and Inequality
Angus Deaton
Christina Paxson
Learning by Doing and Learning from Others: Human Capital and Technical Change in Agriculture
Andrew D. Foster
Mark R. Rosenzweig
Property Rights and Investment Incentives: Theory and Evidence from Ghana
Timothy Besley
Sources 427(2)
Subject Index 429(4)
Author Index 433

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