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The Economic Development of South Asia

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This three-volume set brings together a comprehensive selection of papers on development policy making and economic performance in the five major economies in South Asia - India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka - during the past half a century of the post colonial era. Volume I covers economic conditions at the time of independence, and broader patterns of economic development against the backdrop of policy transition from import-substitution strategy to economic restructuring through liberalisation, and the underlying political economy. The next two volumes are arranged thematically: Volume II covers agriculture and the rural economy, industrialisation and finance and development and Volume III deals with the external dimension of development, population dynamics and human resource development, and poverty and income distribution. The economic debates in South Asia, particularly in India, have been wide-ranging and intellectually stimulating, with active participation of a number of pioneers in development economics. The existing knowledge on a number of key issues, such as the role of development planning, foreign trade regimes and economic development, the political economy of rent-seeking, choice of technology, causes of famines, sex bias in poverty, and poverty and public policy, have been shaped significantly by the South Asian experience. This three-volume set will therefore be a valuable reference not only for the South Asian specialist but also for all students and practitioners in the field of economic development.
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'Professor Athukorala is one of the world's leading experts on the economies of South Asia. He has gathered together in these volumes a remarkable collection of nearly 100 essays covering such topics as agriculture, industrialisation, population, poverty and income distribution, import substitution, liberalisation, financial development, trade and investment. The list of contributors reads like a Who's Who in economics. Anyone wanting to understand the economic development of South Asia would be wise to use these volumes as their first port of call.' -- Tony Thirlwall, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK

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Edited by Prema-chandra Athukorala, Professor of Economics, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, Australia and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia


Contents: Volume I Acknowledgements Introduction Prema-chandra Athukorala PART I INITIAL CONDITIONS 1. B.H. Farmer (1993), 'The British Period, the Coming of Independence and Partition' 2. P.T. Bauer (1961), 'Aspects of the Indian Economy' 3. Walter Godfrey (1951), 'General' 4. Nurul Islam (1974), 'The State and Prospects of the Bangladesh Economy' 5. J.R. Hicks (1959), 'Reflections on the Economic Problems of Ceylon' 6. Joan Robinson (1959), 'Economic Possibilities of Ceylon' PART II THE ERA OF IMPORT SUBSTITUTION 7. John P. Lewis (1962), 'Basic Development Strategy' 8. Sukhamoy Chakravarty (1987), 'Foundations of India's Development Strategy: The Nehru-Mahalanobis Approach' 9. I.M.D. Little (1960), 'The Strategy of Indian Development' 10. Meghnad Desai (1998), 'Development Perspectives: Was there an Alternative to Mahalanobis?' 11. Angus Maddison (1971), 'Reasons for the Acceleration of Economic Growth since Independence' 12. Amartya Sen (1986), 'How Is India Doing?' 13. Jagdish Bhagwati (1998), 'The Design of Indian Development' 14. Swadesh R. Bose (1983), 'The Pakistan Economy Since Independence (1947-70)' 15. Alia Ahmad (1993), 'Economic Reforms Under an Import-Substitution Regime: The Experience of Bangladesh' 16. Sarath Rajapatirana (1988), 'Foreign Trade and Economic Development: Sri Lanka's Experience' 17. Donald R. Snodgrass (1974), 'Sri Lanka's Economic Development During Twenty-five Years of Independence' PART III LIBERALIZATION AND ECONOMIC ADJUSTMENT 18. Arvind Panagariya (1999), 'Trade Policy in South Asia: Recent Liberalisation and Future Agenda' 19. I.M.D. Little (1996), 'India's Economic Reforms 1991-96' 20. Nirupam Bajpai and Jeffrey D. Sachs (1997), 'India's Economic Reforms: Some Lessons from East Asia' 21. Deepak Lal (1995), 'India and China: Contrasts in Economic Liberalization?' 22. Prabhat Patnaik and C.P. Chandrasekhar (1998), 'India: Dirigisme, Structural Adjustment, and the Radical Alternative' 23. Keith Griffin (1998), 'Comment on "India: Dirigisme, Structural Adjustment, and the Radical Alternative"' 24. M. Ghaffar Chaudhry (1995), 'Economic Liberalization of Pakistan's Economy: Trends and Repercussions' 25. Pradumna B. Rana (1997), 'Reforms in Bangladesh: A Comparative Assessment in Relation to Other South Asian Countries' 26. Mario I. Blejer and Gyorgy Szapary (1991), 'The "Gulliver Effect" and the "Optimal Divergence" Approach to Trade Policies: The Case of Nepal' 27. Donald R. Snodgrass (1999), 'The Economic Development of Sri Lanka: A Tale of Missed Opportunities' PART IV THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF DEVELOPMENT POLICY 28. Pranab Bardhan (1984/1998), 'Epilogue: The Political Economy of Reform in India' 29. Vijay Joshi (1995), 'Democracy and Development in India' 30. Gunnar Myrdal (1968), 'Corruption - Its Causes and Effects' 31. George Rosen (1982), 'Gandhian Economics: A Schumpeterian Perspective' 32. Fahimul Quadir (2000), 'The Political Economy of Pro-market Reforms in Bangladesh: Regime Consolidation through Economic Liberalization?' 33. Mick Moore (1990), 'Economic Liberalization versus Political Pluralism in Sri Lanka?' 34. David Dunham and Saman Kelegama (1997), 'Does Leadership Matter in the Economic Reform Process? Liberalization and Governance in Sri Lanka, 1989-93' 35. George Rosen (1987), 'Western Economists in South Asia: Some Afterthoughts on an Experience' Name Index Volume II Acknowledgements An introduction by the editor to all three volumes appears in Volume I PART I AGRICULTURE AND THE RURAL ECONOMY 1. Raisuddin Ahmed (1996), 'Agricultural Market Reforms in South Asia' 2. S.K. Jayasuriya and R.T. Shand (1986), 'Technical Change and Labor Absorption in Asian Agriculture: Some Emerging Trends' 3. B.H. Farmer (1979), 'The "Green Revolution" in South Asian Ricefields: Environment and Production' 4. Ashok Gulati (1999), 'Economic Reforms and the Rural Sector in India' 5. Mark W. Rosegrant and Robert E. Evenson (1993), 'Agri