By David Sapsford, John-ren Chen

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Hans Singer is unquestionably considered one of, if now not the, world's significant students within the box of improvement Economics. over the past six a long time he has made a variety of contributions to the topic either as pupil and practitioner. This publication comprises 27 essays that have been ready for a convention that was once held in Innsbruck Austria in could 1996 to have fun his eighty fifth birthday and represents an incredible and critical review of concerns in improvement economics from the main eminent students within the field.

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The expansion in world trade has been so rapid Sir Alec Cairncross 19 that 5 per cent of the total in 1990 is three times as much in volume as 20 per cent of the total was in 1953. The conclusion to be drawn is rather that so long as the developing countries exported nothing but primary products they were failing to make use of a far more powerful engine of growth in the form of exports of manufactures. As recently as 1959 Lamartine Yates (on whose work I have drawn heavily) could write that, apart from Japan, 'the underdeveloped world has not yet begun to export manufactures'.

1 provides a listing of what might reasonably be considered the major empirical works published in the field since 1950. Given the existence of such a vast literature, our selection of this particular array of studies as representative of the current state of the literature requires, perhaps, some justification. 1 are those which have been most influential and moreover, that the balance of evidence for and against the P-S hypothesis contained in this sample of studies is not appreciably different from that present in the wider literature as a whole (see Sapsford, 1990; Sapsford and Balasubramanyam, 1994 for reviews.

Bleaney, M. and D. Greenaway (1993) 'Long-Run Trends in the Relative Price of Primary Commodities and in the Terms of Trade of Developing Countries', Oxford Economic Papers, vol. 45, no. ) pp. 349-63. Chen, J. (1985) Terms of Trade und Au{3enhandelsbeziehungen der Entwicklungsliinder - eine okonometrische Studie; Schriften zur angewandten Okonometrie, Heft 14 (Frankfurt: Haag und Herchen Verlag). - - (1992) 'Die Entwicklung der Weltmarktpreise fUr Rohstoffe von 1960/1 bis 1982/3', Journal for Entwicklungspolitik, pp.

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