This book presents contemporary coverage of economic development issues throughout the world. Using case studies and real-world situations, it conveys the controversy surrounding developing economies and introduces the reader to historical perspective as well as the many issues currently contributing to this complex and interesting subject matter. Written in a clear and straightforward manner, this introduction to the complex subject of developing economies covers such topics as human capital, technology, the environment, and population growth, as well as trade, taxation, urbanization, and agriculture. There is an emphasis on international issues, with separate chapters on trade, aid/investment, adjustment to debt problems, and the implications of the global capital market for development, particularly in East Asia. < B>For urban planners, foreign investors, foreign trade workers, workers in international businesses with investments in developing countries.