This innovative new book from Xiaokai Yang introduces students to development economics through the lens of inframarginal and marginal analyses, and shows how this way of thinking has influenced a shift back to classical economic theory within the field of economic development. Yang offers a thorough analysis of trade and macroeconomics not to be found in comparable works, and focuses on institutional and transaction cost issues of critical interest to development economists.
Xiaokai Yang is a Personal Chair Professor in the Department of Economics at Monash University and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. His research papers have appeared in The American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Economics, and other journals. He is the author of Economics: New Classical versus Neoclassical Frameworks (Blackwell, 2000).