This book includes the main papers presented at an International Conference on North-South Relationships in the 21st Century World Economy held at L’Aquila in Italy (September 2000). The underlying idea of the Conference was the «humanisation of the economy» and was destined to the study of the huge problems of underemployment, famine, disease and inequality, which tragically characterise very large sections of the world population.
Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., New York, Oxford, Wien, 2003. 524 pp., num. ill., tables and graphs
Contents: F. Carlucci/F. Marzano: Preface – F. Marzano: Introduction – W. J. Baumol: Opening Paper. Endogenous Dissemination
of Technology and North-South Divergence – S. Subramanian: Aspects of Global Deprivation and Disparity: A Child's Guide to
Some Simple-Minded Arithmetic – F. Carlucci/S. Pisani: Well-Being in the World: A Stochastic Measure at the Turn of the
Millennium – L. Frey: Labour, Human Development and Poverty – A. Barros de Castro: Re-evaluation of the Past and Discussion
of the Future. A Perspective for the Brazilian Economy Centred on Growth – J. Vogel: Welfare Institutions and Inequality
in the European Union: A Lesson for Developing Countries? – A. Franco/J. Sotelo/E. Carreras: The «State of Art» of the Welfare
State – P. Utomi: Technical Aspects of Africa's Economic Development and the Challenge of Values and Ethics – S. Zamagni:
From Migrants Integration Policies to a Policy that Acknowledges Diversities – V. Tanzi/C. Ke-Young: Foreign Debt and Fiscal
Policy in Poor Countries in the 21st Century – M. Rossi: Harnessing Globalisation: The Role of the IMF – N. S. Ndungu:
External Debt and its Impact on Fiscal Policy, Investment, and Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa – S. Fedeli/F. Forte: International
Fiscal Policy and Economic Development – J. V. Massiá/M. L. Cabañes: Income - Labour - Leisure Analysis in the North-South
Context – M. Di Matteo: Capital Accumulation and Exports of the Labour Intensive Good: A North-South Trade Model – V. Monaldi:
Globalisation and Underdevelopment: Which Way for LDC's? – O. Neves de Almeida/P. Ascani: Intellectual Property Rights, Biotechnology
and Economic Development – A. Fazio: Closing Paper. Economic Development and the Reduction of Poverty.