Economics in Action: An Easy Guide for Development Practitioners

Economics in Action is a compendium on economics specially designed for development practitioners and civil-society activists who do not have formal training...

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Economics in Action 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.

 

Table of Contents

I. Introduction
Why Should Development Practitioners Study 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

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