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Development EconomicsDevelopment Economics: Theory, Empirical Research, and Policy Analysis by Julie Schaffner is an important text for instructing students to view development in a logical manner. This is a comprehensive text on economic theory which informs the students about the latest research and connects theory to modern developmental practices.

Development Economics Theory Empirical Research and Policy Analysis presents a blueprint for the study of emerging economies that is based on a microeconomic framework and emphasizes the importance of examining transaction costs and transportation expenses, problems concerning risk and information, and the rules of institutions.

The text also provides a sequential path to policy analysis in the fields of workfare, agriculture, infrastructure, technology, microfinance, health, and targeted transfers, and applies this approach to policies from around the world.

The e-text version of the text can be read on or off the Internet with a computer, an iPad, tablet, or phone.

Important Features

• Theoretical layout to structure your study of the ways consumers in emerging countries make key choices about the products and services they purchase, their use of time, their investment choices, what occurs when they interact with each other in the market setting, and methods of intervention for policymakers.
• Systematic approach to analysis that guides the student through a comprehensive study of policies’ benefits, costs, and the ways changes in policies’ designs or governance structures might alter these costs and benefits.

• Highlights pragmatic evidence to teach students the importance of joining theory with real world economics through research.

• Discussion questions, review questions are and self-study activities are included at the end of each chapter to help students identify and enrich their understanding of the chapters’ primary concepts and challenge them to apply these ideas to other questions.
The Author

Julie Schaffner is the author of Development Economics: Theory, Empirical Research, and Policy Analysis. She is a visiting associate professor of international economics. Her education includes an AB from the University of Michigan, and a PhD in Economics from Yale University.
The author is active as a consultant to UNESCO, and the World Bank. She is an advisor to the Committee of Faith and International Affairs.

Ms. Schaffner was a Senior Research Scholar and Deputy Director at Stanford University Center for Research on Economic Development and Policy Reform.

Remember, Julie Schaffner Development Economics: Theory, Empirical Research, and Policy Analysis by Julie Schaffner is an important text for instructing students to view development in a logical manner. This is a comprehensive text on economic theory which informs the students about the latest research and connects theory to modern developmental practices.

The text uses economic theory and practical research to instruct students on policy and development. This text will provide the student with the skills to define developmental goals, comprehend systems of development, isolate possible obstructions to development, and configure potential interventions.
This text has a variety of frameworks, analyses, and self-study activities, making it the perfect text to help a student get through an economics degree successfully.