Cases in Economic Development

Cases in Economic Development

Projects, Policies and Strategies

1st Edition - January 1, 1981

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  • Authors: Michael Roemer, Joseph J. Stern
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483163567

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Cases in Economic Development: Projects, Policies and Strategies presents cases on project analysis, sectoral planning, and macroeconomic policies. The cases are set in an imaginary country called Beracia in order to simulate actual planning experience. Beracia has been designed with a greater than normal range of problems, so that it can encompass the features of mineral-rich countries such as Zambia and Peru; agrarian economies such as the Philippines and Ivory Coast; and aspiring exporters of manufactures such as Colombia and Pakistan. This text has 11 cases divided into five sections. After providing an overview of development planning, development goals and strategies, and planning theory and practice, the book introduces the fictional country in the next section, which presents four reports similar to World Bank economic reports on developing countries (economic and political developments; income and employment; trade and payments; and fiscal and financial developments). Sufficient data are elaborated to explain the economy’s salient features. The third section focuses on assumptions and controversies surrounding project analysis, while the section on sectorial planning introduces the reader to input-output analysis, efficiency indicators, education planning, and industrial strategy. The section on macroeconomic planning covers macroeconomic forecasts; balance-of-payments crisis; fiscal planning and reform; and income inequality and poverty. The cases span many sectors, from mining and agriculture to manufacturing, transport, education, and health. This book is written primarily for students, professional economists, and experienced policy analysts.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgment

    List of Tables


    Part I Development Planning

    Development Planning

    Development Goals and Strategies

    Planning Theory and Practice

    Part II The Economy of Beracia

    The Economy of Beracia

    Report 1 Economic and Political Developments in Beracia, 1956-1977

    Report 2 Income and Employment

    Report 3 Trade and Payments of Beracia, 1956-1977

    Report 4 Fiscal and Financial Developments, 1956-1977

    Part III Project Analysis

    Project Analysis

    Elements of Project Appraisal

    Assumptions and Controversies

    Case 1 Torrence Copper Mine

    Case 2 Horio Rice Project

    Case 3 Limani Cement Plant

    Case 4 Filopenia-Limani Road Project

    Case 5 Control of Schistosomiasis at Kichele Farm

    Part IV Sectoral Planning

    Sectoral Planning

    Introduction to Input-Output Analysis

    Efficiency Indicators

    Education Planning

    Case 6 Industrial Strategy

    Case 7 Education Planning

    Part V Macroeconomic Planning

    Macroeconomic Planning

    Macroeconomic Forecasting Models

    Balance-of-Payments Adjustments

    Planning Fiscal Reform

    Income Distribution

    Case 8 Macroeconomic Forecasts for 1978 and 1979

    Case 9 Balance-of-Payments Crisis

    Case 10 Fiscal Planning and Reform

    Case 11 Income Inequality and Poverty


    Index of Persons

Product details

  • No. of pages: 304
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1981
  • Published: January 1, 1981
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483163567

About the Authors

Michael Roemer

Joseph J. Stern

About the Editor

Bruce Herrick

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