"Sadoulet and de Janvry do a good job in clarifying how intricate the measurement of economic phenomena often is, and in showing practitioners how to use available data to analyse policy effects. The book is recommended for all those who are involved in agricultural development policy but are not at home with present-day quantitative analysis. As such, it is a very useful complement to many textbooks on rural development and agricultural development policy... Comes with diskettes containing exercises pregrammed in Lotus and Excel, a welcome accommodation to the equipment commonly used by students and analysts." -- European Review of Agricultural Economics
"A landmark textbook which we would encourage all graduate students to read and grapple with. It draws on a wide ranging and up to date review of the literature. For professional agricultural economists working in development it would be an excellent starting point for those wishing to explore new ground or to see how the field has developed over the last few years." -- Journal of Agricultural EconomicsFrom the Publisher:
High quality policy design and informed policy debates require rigorous conceptualization and quantification of the economic implications of policy options. In recent years, the array of methods available for this purpose has expanded on many fronts, ranging from the micro to the sectoral and macro levels, and from the analysis of markets to that of public goods and of technological and institutional alternatives. "Quantitative Development Policy Analysis" reviews and extends these methods. It aims to present materials in an accessible fashion. It should be both a reference book for policy analysts and a text for graduate students who wish to apply quantitative methods to policy analysis. The text is organized around 12 subjects and 12 computer exercises. The subjects develop in a systematic fashion the theories and methods for the analysis of consumer demand, producer behaviour, supply response, behaviour and welfare under risk, household models, price distortions and partial equilibrium analysis, real exchange rate analysis, transactions costs and agrarian institutions, social accounting matrices, multimarket models and computable general equilibrium models. The computer exercises offer opportunities to quantify models for policy analysis in each of these themes and to stimulate policy alternatives. The book is accompanied by a diskette with the exercises. Also available is a manual with the answers to the exercises, both in print and on diskette. The text can be used in formal instruction, for self-study and as a source of information.
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Descripción The Johns Hopkins University P, 1994. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110801847826
Descripción The Johns Hopkins University Press. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 0801847826 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW6.0449591