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Essentials of Development Economics, 3rd Edition
by J. Edward Taylor and Travis J. Lybbert

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Written to provide students with the critical tools used in today’s development economics research and practice, Essentials of Development Economics represents an alternative approach to traditional textbooks on the subject. Compact and less expensive than other textbooks for undergraduate development economics courses, Essentials of Development Economics offers a broad overview of key topics and methods in the field. Its fourteen easy-to-read chapters introduce cutting-edge research and present best practices and state-of-the-art methods. Each chapter concludes with an embedded QR code that connects readers to ancillary audiovisual materials and supplemental readings on a website curated by the authors. By mastering the material in this book, students will have the conceptual grounding needed to move on to higher-level development economics courses.

This new 3rd edition includes:

  • updated references to international development policy process and goals
  • substantial updates to several chapters with new and revised material to make the text both current and policy relevant
  • replacement of several special features with new ones featuring widely cited studies


"Taylor and Lybbert have done it again: the third edition of Essentials of Development Economics expertly covers the key topics and approaches in our dynamic field, weaving in the most exciting new research breakthroughs. This textbook will enrich any course."

—Edward Miguel,
Oxfam Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics,
University of California, Berkeley

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Essentials of Applied Econometrics
by Aaron Smith and J. Edward Taylor

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Futures and Options Markets: An Introduction
by Colin A. Carter

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Futures and Options Markets: An Introduction provides the reader with an economic understanding of the development and operation of global futures and options markets, where everything from coffee to gold to foreign currencies are traded. Starting with the fundamentals of commodity futures, the text advances the reader through the exciting world of financial futures and options, including currencies and equity indexes. Utilizing real-world examples, this text brings the markets to life by explaining how and why these markets function, how they indirectly affect us in our daily lives, and how they are used to manage market risk.

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