Development and Underdevelopment

  • A. P. Thirlwall


Current academic interest in development economics, and the study of development economics as a separate subject, are relatively recent phenomena. For the student today it will be difficult to appreciate that as recently as thirty years ago a course in development economics was a rare feature of an undergraduate programme in economics, and that textbooks on economic development were few and far between. Today no self-respecting department of economics is without a course in economic development; there are scores of texts; hundreds of case studies; and thousands of articles on the subject. And, as in medicine, the perceived ills seem to multiply as the diagnosis deepens.


Capita Income Poor Country Living Standard National Income Lorenz Curve 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. P. Thirlwall
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Kent at CanterburyCanterburyUK

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