Income Distribution, Market Imperfections and Capital Accumulation in a Developing Economy

  • Asim K. Dasgupta

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 77-78

About this book


The book explains the problem of insufficient capital accumulation and growth in a less developed country. In conventional analyses, such explanations are often found exogenised in terms of factors such as socio-cultural attitudes towards saving and investment, irrationality of peasant behaviour, technological aspects of externalities and demographic parameters. This book provides an alternative explanation in terms of distribution of income and assets.

Focusing on the agricultural sector of a developing economy, it describes how this approach can be extended to cover the industrial sector as well. Further, it develops a model that is then used to analyse the specific problem of capital accumulation in agriculture.


Income Distribution Market Impecfections Capital Accumulations Developing Economies Economic Growth

Authors and affiliations

  • Asim K. Dasgupta
    • 1
  1. 1.Former Finance MinisterWest BengalIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-1632-6
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-1633-3
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