First published in 1961, this work is a compendium of essays written by esteemed economist Sir Alexander Cairncross, pertaining to the theme of economic development. A wide cross-section of factors are taken into account in this extensive collection of articles, amongst which are the importance of investment and technical progress; trade; administration and planning; and the role of education.
Extremely wide-ranging and refreshingly unparochial - The Observer It has the great merit that the difficult, delicate and often highly frustrating impediments to any theory of growth are not assumed out of the way. - The Financial Times Cairncross expounds his views on these issues of economic development with a wealth of illustrative material, all of it used with great skill and wisdom. - The Guardian