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Catch Up: Developing Countries in the World Economy

Deepak Nayyar


The object of this book is to analyze the evolution of developing countries in the world economy, situated in a long-term historical perspective, from the onset of the second millennium but with a focus on the second half of the twentieth century and the first decade of the twenty-first century. It is perhaps among the first to address this theme on such a wide canvas that spans both time and space. In doing so, it highlights the overwhelming significance of what are now developing countries in the world until 200 years ago to trace their decline and fall from 1820 to 1950. The six decades sin ... More

Keywords: Catch up, developing countries, world economy, world population, world income, Asia, Africa, Latin America, industrialization, economic growth, per capita income, divergence, convergence, industrial production, manufactured exports, international trade, international investment, international migration, uneven development, exclusion, poverty, inequality, employment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199652983
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652983.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Deepak Nayyar, author
Professor of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and Distinguished University Professor of Economics, New School for Social Research, New York