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The Resource The elusive quest for growth : economists' adventures and misadventures in the tropics, William Easterly

The elusive quest for growth : economists' adventures and misadventures in the tropics, William Easterly

Label
The elusive quest for growth : economists' adventures and misadventures in the tropics
Title
The elusive quest for growth
Title remainder
economists' adventures and misadventures in the tropics
Statement of responsibility
William Easterly
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 institutional reforms." "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."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Easterly, William
Dewey number
338.9/009172/4
Index
index present
LC call number
HC59.72.P6
LC item number
E17 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poor
  • Poverty
  • Developing countries
  • Pauvres
  • Pauvreté
  • Pays en voie de développement
  • Wereldbank
  • Economische politiek
  • Buitenlandse schulden
  • POLÍTICA ECONÔMICA
  • POBREZA
  • Wirtschaftspolitik
  • Armut
  • Wirtschaftsentwicklung
  • Wirtschaftswachstum
  • Tropen
  • Entwicklungsländer
Label
The elusive quest for growth : economists' adventures and misadventures in the tropics, William Easterly
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [313]-333) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45506019
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 342 pages
Isbn
9780262050654
Isbn Type
(hc. : alk. paper)
Lccn
00068382
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)45506019
Label
The elusive quest for growth : economists' adventures and misadventures in the tropics, William Easterly
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [313]-333) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45506019
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 342 pages
Isbn
9780262050654
Isbn Type
(hc. : alk. paper)
Lccn
00068382
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)45506019

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