Evolving paradigms in the literature on economic development

Larsen, Robin J. (1983). Evolving paradigms in the literature on economic development Honours Thesis, School of Economics, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Larsen, Robin J.
Thesis Title Evolving paradigms in the literature on economic development
School, Centre or Institute School of Economics
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 1983
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Total pages 122
Language eng
Subjects 14 Economics
Formatted abstract This thesis IS "Written in the context of an Lncreas lng sense of crisis in "Economic Science fl in general and "Development Economics" In particular. As a reaction to this sense of crlS1S, many economists have sought to examine the ITlethodolological and philosophical bases on which economics rests. This thesis endorses the need for such an examination and accordingly seeks -to analyse a number of schools of thought in the literature of Development Economics, in light of the ITlethodologies and philosophies on which they rest:" The theories of Milton Friedman, Andre Gunder Frank and Raul Prebisch are considered and ultimately found to rest on doubtful ITlethodological and philosophical grounds. A much neglected, alternative approach - The Basic Needs Approach - is ultimately endorsed as presenting a perspective, which, if properly understood, rests on solid philosophical foundations.

 
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