The Political Dimension of Economic Growth
Edited by Silvio Borner and Martin Paldam
The state and its institutions are crucial for economic development: for better and for
worse. This insight informs this up-to-date and authoritative survey of new trends in
growth economics and of the widely divergent economic performance of developing countries.
The international team of contributors, including Vittorio Corbo and Mancur Olson, take up
the challenge of pinning down the decisive role that the political dimension plays in
Contents Overview: Part 1: The State and Development -- Part 2: Volatility,
Uncertainty, Institutional Instability and Growth -- Part 3: Rent Seeking and Corruption
-- Part 4: Case Studies: Policies, Countries and International Organizations -- Part 5:
Constitutional and Administrative Reform -- Part 6: Comments
The Editors: Silvio Borner is at the University of Basel, Switzerland and Martin Paldam
is at the University of Aarhus, Denmark.
1998 416 pp
Hardback £60.00 [0-333-67748-X]