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The Elusive Quest for Growth: Economists' Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics

by Easterly, William

  • ISBN: 9780262050654
  • ISBN10: 026205065X

The Elusive Quest for Growth: Economists' Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics

by Easterly, William

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  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publish date: 01/01/2003
  • ISBN: 9780262050654
  • ISBN10: 026205065X
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Description: Since the end of World War II, economists have tried to figure out how poor countries in the tropics could attain standards of living approaching those of countries in Europe and North America. Attempted remedies have included providing foreign aid, investing in machines, fostering education, controlling population growth, and making aid loans as well as forgiving those loans on condition of reforms. None of these solutions has delivered as promised. The problem is not the failure of economics, William Easterly argues, but the failure to apply economic principles to practical policy work.

In this book Easterly shows how these solutions all violate the basic principle of economics, that people -- private individuals and businesses, government officials, even aid donors -- respond to incentives. Easterly first discusses the importance of growth. He then analyzes the development solutions that have failed. Finally, he suggests alternative approaches to the problem. Written in an accessible, at times irreverent, style, Easterly's book combines modern growth theory with anecdotes from his fieldwork for the World Bank.

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