Economic Structure and Performance
This festschrift, featuring 26 papers by 36 authors, is a fitting tribute to Hollis Chenery who, for over three decades, has been one of the luminaries of development economics. Most of the issues he brought into focus, the methodologies he helped develop, and the styl- ized facts he hammered into the consciousness of the profession receive detailed attention. The contributors include numerous influential scholars, many of whom are his distinguished students and colleagues from Harvard, Stan- ford, and the World Bank. Although a few of the papers lack originality, sophistication, or polish, the overall quality of the volume is high...
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Professor of Economics
Timur Kuran is Professor of Economics and Political Science, and Gorter Family Professor of Islamic Studies at Duke University. His research focuses on (1) social change, including the evolution of preferences and institutions, and (2) the economic and political history and modernization of the Middle East. His current projects include a study of the role that the Middle East’s traditional institutions played in its poor political performance, as measured by democratization and human liberties.