The objective of this paper is to focus on the evolution of development economics, both as an academic discipline and as a subject taught at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, at the University of Manchester, from approximately the early‐1950s onwards. It is not a history or survey of development economics per se but concentrates rather on the richness and variety of the contributions made by a number of eminent economists while they were in the Department of Economics (since 1993, the School of Economic Studies), to both the development of theory and to empirical analysis and to policy prescription, and to the teaching of development economics. Only a limited account is given of the work of these economists once they were no longer in Manchester.
Leeson, P.F. and Nixson, F.I. (2004), "Development economics in the Department of Economics at the University of Manchester", Journal of Economic Studies, Vol. 31 No. 1, pp. 6-24. https://doi.org/10.1108/01443580410516233
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