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The two outstanding features in the evolution of development economics have been the resurgence of neo-classical analysis during the 1960s and 1970s and, as a derivative, the prescription of appropriate policies for development. The papers in this volume examine the changing contours of the
subject of economic development over the past three decades, focusing on these two features and indicating how their results have been most impressive for the analysis of agricultural policy, trade policy, and project evaluation. Five pioneers in special fields related to the subject--agriculture,
international trade, trade and development, project appraisals, and structuralism and dependency--review their own contributions and interpret the evolution of their fields during the 1960s and 1970s, with other prominent economists serving as commentators. Together, the papers provide considerable
insight into how development thought has evolved in response to the development experience since the 1950s, and from that, how it might evolve in the future.
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