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Economic theories of development

an analysis of competing paradigms

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        LC Classifications1989
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        Paginationxvi, 51 p. :
        Number of Pages53
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        ISBN 100745001327
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The basis for this classification was that their per capita Gross National Product GNP fell below 750 and 9,000 US dollars respectively. This results in a small capacity to save and invest. The policy of laissez-faire advocated by him is emphasized in the theories propounded by later classical writers.

They involve huge investments with long gestation periods. Productivity of labors increases through division of labour. The policy required mother countries to maximize exports over imports, to increase their gold and precious metals reserves.

Adam Smith’s Theory of Economic Development

Examine the structural transformation and implement accordingly• But whatever industry might acquire, if parsimony did Economic theories of development save and store up, the capital would never be greater. The closed economy under laissez-faire 2. For example, firms producing final goods can find domestic industries that can supply them with their inputs.

These theories tend to work best in areas that are already developed, and they are usually supplementary in developing areas.

Finally, Section 5 and final column of Table 1 is particularly applicable to the experience of newly industrialized countries NICs. Achieving international competitiveness may also hinge on the terms of access to foreign capital and technology, assuming these cannot be generated locally for lack of adequate financing, skills or research capability. It also helps developing countries identify and overcome hurdles in economic growth, such as poverty, inequality, and market failure. However, they also recognize the possibility that these costs can be justified if the interventions offset market failures.

Theories of Economic Development: History and Classification on JSTOR

Government Economic theories of development step in to provide these basic facilities. heories of Development: modernization vs dependency Meanwhile, the above theory has emerged in three categories; "The first wave appeared in the 1950s and 1960s. Underdeveloped domestic capital markets seemed incapable of responding to the challenge, thus the onus was placed on the state to use a wider range of more or less coercive mechanisms taxation, printing money, asset seizure, forced labor to mobilize the necessary resources.

But in practice mutual suspicion, risk and uncertainty make this difficult without the state taking a lead. It is only the government which can undertake huge investments in plants and equipment and ensure mobility of resources for increasing capital formation through increased savings.

In other words, growth has external effects that stimulate further growth. But while critical of the unhistorical character of much neoclassical economics at the time, classical development economics nevertheless also shared with it many underlying concepts and ideas.

The link between the two has invariably been found to depend upon on many other factors, with culture itself proving to be capable of sometimes quite dramatic adaptation to changing economic circumstances. Likewise C specializes in those industries that are subject to greatest economies of scale through learning by doing and investment in human capital.

… Download file to see previous pages This acceleration was mainly demonstrated by the presiding facts and projects in many countries such as infrastructural transformations including dams and highways, changes in social formations including eliminating of traditional beliefs and practices that were considered possible social ills, and revamping of education systems with a focus on modern science and rationality.