In This Review

Economic Development
Economic Development
By Ian M. D. Little
Basic Books, 1982, 452 pp

The field of development economics is old enough to have a history and contradictory enough to need a guide. Both are provided in an almost encyclopedic but readable way in this excellent book by one of the leading British authorities in the field. Not all the mistakes have been made by the developing countries and Mr. Little is blunt about who said what and clear as to why he rejects conventional wisdom.