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The Political Economy of Poverty, Equity and Growth: A Comparative Study

Deepak Lal and H. Myint


This wide‐ranging book synthesizes the findings of a major international study of the political economy of poverty, equity, and growth. It is based primarily on specially commissioned analytical economic histories of 21 developing countries from 1950 to 1985, but also takes account of the much wider literature on the subject. It is an ambitious, interdisciplinary attempt to identify patterns in the interplay of initial conditions, institutions, interests, and ideas that can help to explain the different growth and poverty alleviation outcomes in the Third World. Three types of poverty are dist ... More

Keywords: developing countries, development policy equity, economic growth, economic history, interventionism, liberalism, nationalism, political economy, poverty, poverty alleviation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198294320
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198294328.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Deepak Lal, author
University of California, Los Angeles
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H. Myint, author
London School of Economics