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Economics in Action
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Economics in Action
An Easy Guide for Development Practitioners

First Edition

November 2013 | 372 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
This book is a compendium on economics specially designed for development practitioners and civil-society activists who do not have formal training in the subject. It provides an understanding of microeconomics, knowledge of the macroeconomic environment and insights from the specialized area called development economics. Through separate chapters, it covers poverty, inequality, social and gender discrimination, and environmental impact.

Economics in Action provides the necessary knowledge to participants of public debates who do not have a background in economics and would like to reinforce their arguments and analyses with sound economic theory. It also carries specific tips on using economics in development practice and interventions. The author, in general, tries to relate the ideas and relationships described in economics with the real-world problems that we may encounter as part of our lives.

Foreword

Anurag Behar
Preface

 
 
I: INTRODUCTION
Why Should Development Practitioners Study Economics?

 
What Is Economics?

 
 
II: ANALYTICAL BOX OF ECONOMICS
Rational Choice Analysis of Individuals and Firms

 
Analysis of Markets

 
Situations Where Market Is Inadequate

 
Analysis of Strategies in Relationships

 
A Brief Understanding of Macro-Economic Environment

 
 
III: DEVELOPMENT AND GROWTH
Human Development

 
Economics of Growth: Part I

 
Economics of Growth: Part II

 
Economics of Underdevelopment: Part I

 
Economics of Underdevelopment: Part II

 
 
IV: ISSUES OF DISTRIBUTION AND SUSTAINABILITY
The Poor and Poverty

 
Inequality

 
An Economic Understanding of Social and Gender Discrimination

 
Economics of Environmental Impact

 
 
V: BEYOND INDIVIDUALS AND HOUSEHOLDS
The Role of Government

 
Government Failure and Non-Government Actions

 
Institutions and Development

 
Political Economy and Development

 
 
VI: ENABLING DEVELOPMENT PRACTICE
Using Economics for Development Interventions

 
Using Economics for Analysing and Designing Organizations and Rules

 
Appendix

 
Bibliography

 
Index

 

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