Economic Growth and Development

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A big thanks for those long years at SOAS teaching Comparative Economic
Growth and to all my wonderful teaching assistants (Giovanni et al.). It was
there the ideas and organization of this book were slowly developed. Likewise
a big thanks to Oxford where Africa, Asia and history provided a stimulating
break from an otherwise exclusive India focus. To the usual crowd, especially
Daryl who enjoyed parts of the start of the Introduction; Marko who corrected
one equation; Bhargavi who was distracted by absent African data but nodded
knowingly and Ashwin whose epic feedback notes are eagerly awaited. To
Imdad and Azam who refreshed long hot South Asian evenings with glasses of
lemonade. To Mueen and the Malangs, about whom I am yet to hear an Oxford
anecdote involving learning, libraries or lectures. To the Changals for the
bookshop-free tours of Bangalore. And of course to Ranjana without whose
love and support this book probably would still have been written but more
grumpily and more slowly without the sausage-mash and reviving chai fuel.
Thanks to Steven Kennedy at Palgrave for his editing and endless patience, to
one anonymous reviewer in particular for fantastic comments and support, and
to Keith Povey and Nancy Richardson for some terrific editing.


The author and publishers would like to thank the following who have kindly
given permission for the use of copyright material: OECD Publishing for
Tables 1.3 and 13.1, reproduced from A. Maddison (2006) The World
Economy:Volume 1: A Millennial Perspective andVolume 2: Historical
Statistics, Development Centre Studies,
9789264022621-en; Oxford University Press for Tables 2.5 and 2.6, repro-
duced from N. Crafts (1999) ‘Economic Growth in the Twentieth Century’, in
the Oxford Review of Economic Policy, v ol. 15,issue 4,pp. 25 and 26 respec-
tively; and the American Economic Association for Table 2.7.

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