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For nearly forty years, Thirlwall's texts have offered students a clear, comprehensive and rigorous overview of the economic aspects of growth and development. Now, this ninth edition of Thirlwall's popular textbook represents the most thorough revision to date of the author's classic textbook, Growth and Development: The new edition will continue to educate countless students interested in the topic. New to this edition:* All material, including data, has been brought up to date
* New two-color text design makes it more accessible
* New cases have been added throughout the text, including cases discussing the World Bank Commission on Growth and Development, and the technological divide
* New sections on climate change and trade liberalization 
* Pedagogical tools such as case examples and discussion   questions which support students in understanding and reflecting on theory

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Tony Thirlwall's bestselling 'Economics of Development' (formerly 'Growth and Development') provides a clear, comprehensive and analytically rigorous introduction to development for students of economics. For the Ninth Edition, the contents have been revised comprehensively and reorganized to reflect the evolving field.

Highlights of the revision include substantial new material covering:
? institutions and development – a new chapter
? failed states
? the Stern Review and the impact of climate change on the poor
? financial development and economic development
? the macroeconomic impact of aid, and aid's critics
? growth accelerations, growth diagnostics and binding constraints on
growth
? the theory and practice of trade liberalization
? recent research into global and international income distribution
? the technological divide
? how markets function in the rural agricultural sector
? brief biographical sketches of some famous growth and development economists

Visit Tony Thirlwall's website at www.kent.ac.uk/economics/staff/profiles/tony-thirlwall.html

Instructors: Please see www.palgrave.com/economics/thirlwall9 for information on accessing the Ninth Edition's ancillaries.

About the Author:

A.P. THIRLWALL is Professor of Applied Economics, University of Kent, UK. He has lectured widely in developing countries and has been a consultant to several international agencies including the African Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the Pacific Islands Development Program in Hawaii. He also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Development Studies and African Development Review. He has written a number of specialized economics texts and is Series Editor of Palgrave's Great Thinkers in Economics collection. 
 
Visit Tony Thirlwall's web page: www.kent.ac.uk/economics/staff/profiles/tony-thirlwall.html

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