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Book Details

  • Hardcover
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $145
  • August 2006
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-92652-1
  • 7.3 × 10.3 in / 831 pages
  • Territory Rights: Worldwide

Economics of Development

Sixth Edition


Dwight H. Perkins (Author, Harvard University), Steven Radelet (Author, The State Department), David L. Lindauer (Author, Wellesley College)


Economics of Development is renowned for its accessibility and emphasis on the real-world perspectives of developing countries, using concrete empirical data and case studies to illustrate key concepts.

Integrating new coverage of modern growth and human resources theory throughout and with five entirely new chapters, the Sixth Edition represents the most extensive revision of this classic text to date.


A cover-to-cover revision highlights modern economic growth and human resources perspectives.

Developmental Economics has undergone a revolution over the last decade as the field has integrated the modern understanding of economic growth and human resources. Economics of Development is the first undergraduate text to systematically and completely present this revolution. For the Sixth Edition, the authors have written five entirely new chapters and thoroughly revised throughout.

Real-world case studies and empirical data make essential concepts accessible.

Avoiding abstract theory, the Sixth Edition uses case studies and empirical data to illustrate important concepts. For example, in Chapter 3 the authors compare growth rates in Thailand, Zambia, and Botswana, and Chapter 7 offers a close look at population trends in Finland.