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The Political Economy of the World Bank: The Early Years

Michele Alacevich


This book is a study of economic history. It describes what is perhaps the most crucial time for development economics: the birth of the “third world,” the creation of development economics as a discipline, and the establishment of the World Bank's leading role in development. Using previously unavailable archival material, the text takes a close look at the years during which the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development—now known as the World Bank—turned its attention from reconstruction to development, having been upstaged by the Marshall Plan. The author describes the “Currie M ... More

Keywords: World Bank, development economics, Currie Mission, Colombia, social development, international development, economic history, Reconstruction and Development

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780804760652
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804760652.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michele Alacevich, author