Economics of Development

Theory and Evidence, ninth edition

by A.P. Thirlwall


Thirlwall sets the standard for a rigorous undergraduate development text. -Gregg Huff, Senior Research Fellow, Pembroke College, University of Oxford
For students and teachers who want an authoritative, comprehensive and balanced guide to the subject of development economics, there is no need to look any further. While it tackles the analytical and technical aspects of the subject very well, it never loses sight of the big picture and the real meaning of economic development. -Amitava Dutt, Professor of Economics and Political Science, University of Notre Dame
Tony Thirlwall’s latest edition will be a valuable textbook for lecturers and students: clearly written, it covers the core issues and theories and illustrates them with diagrams and recent data. -Oliver Morrissey, Professor of Development Economics, University of Nottingham
Thirlwall's textbook is a classic. It successfully distils complex concepts for the non-specialist reader, but more importantly, it inspires that same reader to become a development economist herself. -Karna Basu, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Hunter College, City University of New York
Congratulations on producing such a wonderful book for generations of students interested in economic development. -Ligang Song, Associate Professor and Director: China Economy Program Crawford School of Economics and Government, The Australian National University