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Development Microeconomics

Pranab Bardhan and Christopher Udry

Abstract

Development Microeconomics looks at a broad spectrum of topics in development economics, combining the strength of conventional developmental thought with the insights of contemporary mainstream economics. This book intends to provide illustrations of microeconomic analyses of economic development by utilizing simple, theoretical, micro models of some of the key economic issues in poor countries. In particular, it draws upon the breakthrough in economic theory that has taken the form of an explicit treatment of information, including information in the sense of human capital and technical kno ... More

Keywords: asymmetric information, developing countries, development economics, incomplete markets, information, market failures, micro models, microeconomics, rural institutions, rural markets

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198773719
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198773714.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pranab Bardhan, author
University of California, Berkeley
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Christopher Udry, author
Yale University
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