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Development Success: Historical Accounts from More Advanced Countries

ISBN : 9780199660704

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¥15,158
Author: 
Augustin Kwasi Fosu
Pages
368 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
162 x 241 mm
Pub date
Dec 2012
Series
WIDER Studies in Development Economics
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What lessons can be learnt from 'developed' countries that might be useful for developing and emerging economies? With an emphasis on long-term growth and development, this book provides historical accounts of the development strategies of a select set of advanced countries. Each case study typically presents the country's 'successes' and the root causes of those successes. Organized into three parts, it covers The Nordics (Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark), Other Industrially Advanced Countries (Japan, Ireland, and Switzerland), and Transition Economies (Czech, Hungary, and Poland). Although the book stresses that development strategies are, by and large, country and context-specific, the historical accounts are full of recurrent themes, which should provide useful lessons for developing countries and emerging economies.

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Foreword
INTRODUCTION
1. Development Success: Historical Accounts from the More Advanced Countries
PART I: THE NORDICS: FINLAND, NORWAY, SWEDEN, DENMARK
2. The Finnish Developmental State and its Growth Regime
3. Can Norway Be a Role Model for Natural Resource Abundant Countries?
4. The Swedish Model
5. The Danish Model and the Globalizing Learning Economy: Lessons for Developing Countries
6. The Nordic Development Models: The Riddle is Still There, But We May Be a Little Wiser
PART II: OTHER ADVANCED INDUSTRIALIZED COUNTRIES: JAPAN, IRELAND, SWITZERLAND
7. Japan's Model of Economic Development: Relevant and Non-relevant Elements for Developing Economies
8. Committing to Economic Openness in Ireland: The Importance of Domestic Institutional Capabilities
9. Switzerland's Rise to a Wealthy Nation: Competition and Contestability as Key Success Factors
10. Country Role Models: Japan, Ireland, and Switzerland
PART III: TRANSITION ECONOMIES: CZECH REPUBLIC, HUNGARY, POLAND
11. The Czech Transition: The Importance of Microeconomic Fundamentals
12. Hungary: The Janus-faced Success Story of Transition
13. A Two-Thirds Rate of Success: Polish Transformation and Economic Development, 1989- 2008
14. Lessons from Transition Economies: Putting the Success Stories of the Post-communist World into a Broader Perspective

About the author: 

Augustin K. Fosu is also Visiting Scholar at the University of Ghana-Legon and honorary Research Associate at Oxford University (CSAE) and the University of Manchester (BWPI). Previous positions include: Director (Economic and Social Policy Division) and Senior Policy Advisor /Chief Economist at the UN Economic Commission for Africa and Director of Research at the African Economic Research Consortium. He holds a PhD in economics from Northwestern University. Professor Fosu is co-editor of the Journal of African Economies (Oxford) and serves on the editorial boards of many other journals, including: African Development Review, Journal of Development Studies, Oxford Development Studies, World Bank Economic Review, and World Development.

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