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Development Success: Historical Accounts from More Advanced Countries

Augustin K. Fosu


In the development literature, some countries are cited more often than others as examples of development success. These countries are understood to have policies and institutions in place that could be transferred, at least in part, to less successful countries both within their own regions, and elsewhere in the world. As such, they may constitute ‘role models of development’. This scholarly volume contains historical accounts of a select set of successful countries in the developing world; successful by virtue of their growth and development path — albeit at times in an uneven, non-linear, a ... More

Keywords: developing countries, successful development, role models, historical accounts, country studies, economic policy

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199660704
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660704.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Augustin K. Fosu, editor
Deputy Director, UNU-WIDER

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Introduction and Synthesis

1 Development Success

Augustin Kwasi Fosu

Part I The Nordics: Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark

2 The Finnish Developmental State and its Growth Regime

Markus Jäntti and Juhana Vartiainen

Part II Other Advanced Industrialized Countries: Japan, Ireland, and Switzerland

8 Committing to Economic Openness in Ireland

Paul Teague and Denise Currie

9 Switzerland’s Rise to a Wealthy Nation

Beatrice Weder and Rolf Weder1

10 Country Role Models

Ronald Findlay

Part III Transition Economies: The Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland

11 The Czech Transition

Jan Svejnar and Milica Uvalic

12 Hungary

László Csaba1

13 A Two-thirds Rate of Success

Grzegorz W. Kolodko

End Matter