UM professor’s new book explores socio-economic development

Why are poor countries poor and rich countries rich?

coverHow are wealth and poverty related to changes in health, life expectancy, education, population growth and politics? 

A new book on development by Prof. Adam Szirmai, Professorial Fellow at UNU-MERIT and Professor of Development Economics at the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance of Maastricht University, published 15 June 2015 by Cambridge University Press, explores the dynamics of socio-economic development and stagnation in developing countries.

In this interview and in the video below, the author sets out the essential context. 

 

 

 

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