This Subject Includes

  • Course No: HS 502
  • Course: MA in Development Studies
  • Semester: None
  • Title: Development and Growth : Theoretical Perspective
  • Stream: Economics
  • Description:

    Concepts of economic development and economic growth; diverse structures and common characteristics of developing economies; Indices of economic development; historical growth and contemporary perspectives, lessons and controversies.


    Theories, models and strategies for economic development: Schumpeter�s Analysis, Rostow�s Stages of Economic growth, doctrine of balanced growth, concept of unbalanced growth, �Big push� theory, critical minimum efforts thesis, Harrod-Domer model, Lewis model of economic growth.




    1. M.P Todaro, Development Economics, Pearson, 9th edition, 2006.

    2.� G.M Meier and J.E. Rauch, Leading Issues in economic Development, 8th edition, OUP, 2004

    3. A.P Thirlwal, Growth and Development, 8th edition, Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.




    1. D. Roy, Development Economics, OUP, 1999.

    2. R.J. Barro, and X S Martin, Economic Growth, 2nd edition,PHI, 2004.

  • Text:

    M.P Todaro, Development Economics, Pearson, 9th edition, 2006.^$^ G.M Meier and J.E. Rauch, Leading Issues in economic Development, 8th edition, OUP, 2004^$^A.P Thirlwal, Growth and Development, 8th edition, Palgrave Macmillan, 2006

  • Course References:

    D. Roy, Development Economics, OUP, 1999.^$^R.J. Barro, and X S Martin, Economic Growth, 2nd edition,PHI, 2004