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The Pursuit of Development: Economic Growth, Social Change, and Ideas Hardcover – 12 May 2016

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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford (12 May 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0198778035
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198778035
  • ASIN: 0198778031
  • Product Dimensions: 17.3 x 1.8 x 12.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 889,109 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"An authoritative and highly readable account of evolution of economic and social development that goes beyond a focus on economic growth to a broader understanding of well-being. (David Lorimer, Network Reviews)

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Professor Ian Goldin is Director of the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford, and the University Professor of Globalisation and Development, as well as being a Professorial Fellow at the University's Balliol College. From 2001 to 2006, he was Vice President of the World Bank and the Bank's Director of Development Policy. From 1996 to 2001, Ian was Chief Executive and Managing Director of the Development Bank of Southern Africa and served as an adviser to the late President Nelson Mandela. Ian has received wide recognition including having been knighted by the French Government and nominated Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum. He has published 18 books, of which the most recent are The Butterfly Defect: How globalization createssystemic risk and what we can do about it (Princeton University Press, 2014) and Is the Planet Full? (Oxford University Press, 2014)

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