Economic Development

The History of an Idea


Economic development has been for many years the dominant national policy objective of the countries in the Third World, but there has been little consensus on the goals and definitions of development. Focusing on the era since World War II, H. W. Arndt traces the history of thought about economic development to show readers, in nontechnical terms, what the development objective has meant to political and economic theorists, policymakers, and politicians from Adam Smith to Ayatollah Khomeini.
  • University of Chicago Press; February 2015
  • ISBN 9780226232140
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  • Title: Economic Development
  • Author: H. W. Arndt
  • Imprint: University of Chicago Press

About The Author

H. W. Arndt is professor emeritus of economics at The Australian National University. His book The Rise and Fall of Economic Growth: A Study in Contemporary Thought is also published by the University of Chicago Press.