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Pioneers In Development: Second Series
Pioneers In Development: Second Series
Edited by Gerald M. Meier
Oxford (for the World Bank), 1987, 244 pp

Is development economics different from the rest of economics? Does the revival of neoclassical thinking-especially about international trade-help explain why much planning for development failed? These two questions run through the thoughtful papers of Theodore Schultz, Gottfried Haberler, Hla Myint, Arnold Harberger and Celso Furtado that make up the bulk of this volume. Like the pioneers whose retrospective papers made up the first collection produced by the World Bank, Pioneers in Development (noted in Foreign Affairs, Spring 1985), these thinkers do not want to make great changes in what they wrote in the past.