The Elusive Quest for Growth: Economists' Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics
ISBN: 0262550423
EAN13: 9780262550420
Language: English
Publication Date: Aug 2, 2002
Pages: 356
Dimensions: 0.79" H x 9.13" L x 6.22" W
Weight: 1.06 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Publisher:

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

by
$3.88
List Price: $36.95
Save: $33.07 (89%)
Select Format Format: Paperback Select Conditions Condition: Acceptable

Selected

Format: Paperback

Condition: Acceptable

$3.88
List Price: $36.95
Save: $33.07 (89%)
Quantity
Almost Gone!
Only 1 at this price.
Add 4 More to Qualify
Buy 3, Get 1 Free
All Books Under $5

Select Conditions
  • Acceptable $3.88 The Elusive Quest for Growth: Economists' Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics
  • Good $3.88 The Elusive Quest for Growth: Economists' Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics
  • New $36.95 The Elusive Quest for Growth: Economists' Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics
Book Overview

Why economists' attempts to help poorer countries improve their economic well-being have failed.Since the end of World War I, 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.

Frequently Asked Questions About The Elusive Quest for Growth: Economists' Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics

What should you read after The Elusive Quest for Growth: Economists' Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics Book? Here is a list of books to read if you read and loved The Elusive Quest for Growth: Economists' Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics

Book Reviews (0)

0
  |   0  reviews
Did you read The Elusive Quest for Growth: Economists' Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics? Please provide your feedback and rating to help other readers.
Write Review
Captcha

No customer reviews for the moment.