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Towards Human Development: New Approaches to Macroeconomics and Inequality

Giovanni Andrea Cornia and Frances Stewart


This book discusses the emergence of the human development approach in the 1990s, its impact on development objectives and concepts, and the subsequent changes in global perspectives on development. One of its innovative aspects is that it relates two debates, that on human development and that on macroeconomic policy, which are normally treated separately in the literature. The book explores whether the definite progress in shifting the goals of development towards egalitarian, anti-poverty, and multidimensional perspectives has been accompanied by progress on the ground. It shows there has ... More

Keywords: human development, macroeconomic policies, education, social protection, inequality, poverty, employment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198706083
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198706083.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Giovanni Andrea Cornia, editor
Professor of Economics, University of Florence

Frances Stewart, editor
Professor Emeritus, University of Oxford

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Editors’ Introduction

1 Human Development, Inequality, and Macroeconomics

Giovanni Andrea Cornia, and Frances Stewart

Part I Sir Richard Jolly’s Contribution to the Analysis of Economic Development

Part II Human Development and Inequality: Progress in Concepts and Policies?

5 Social Protection

Ravi Kanbur

Part III Structural Adjustment, New Macroeconomic Approaches, and Remaining Challenges

11 Human Development and Fiscal Policy

Bruno Martorano, Giovanni Andrea Cornia, and Frances Stewart

13 Helping Control Boom–Bust in Finance through Countercyclical Regulation*

Stephany Griffith-Jones, and José Antonio Ocampo

End Matter