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Economic Analysis and Policy in Underdeveloped Countries
Economic Analysis and Policy in Underdeveloped Countries
By P. T. Bauer
Duke University Press, 1957, 145 pp
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Covering a lot of ground in three lectures, Mr. Bauer of Cambridge draws on his extensive study of underdeveloped countries to set down his views on the types and limits of economic analysis, leading features of underdeveloped economies, and alternative development policies. Diverging from much of the writing in this field, he regards "an increase in the range of effective alternatives open to people, as the principal objective and criterion of economic development."