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The Poverty of 'Development Economics'
The Poverty of 'Development Economics'
By Deepak Lal
Harvard University Press, 1986, 153 pp.

Professor Lal of University College, London, argues that the laws of economics and the economic behavior of people are the same in developing countries as anywhere else. He excoriates dirigisme and a good bit of what has been advocated by many leading development economists, and vigorously endorses market-oriented policies.