Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/190185
Authors: 
Thorbecke, Erik
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2018/138
Abstract: 
This paper is essentially autobiographical and describes Erik Thorbecke's journey through the history of development economics between the 1950s and the present. The paper consists of four parts. First, an introduction reviews briefly his professional career as a development economist and his research interactions with major contributors to the discipline. The next three parts review critically his contributions to research on and training in, respectively, (i) the ongoing process of African development; (ii) income distribution, inequality, and poverty; and (iii) economic structure, interdependence, and quantitative development analysis.
Subjects: 
development doctrine
inequality
poverty
Africa
economic structure
Erik Thorbecke
JEL: 
B31
B40
C54
O10
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-580-0
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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