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

ISBN-10: 026205065X

ISBN-13: 9780262050654

Edition: 2001

Authors: William Easterly

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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. This text shows how the solutions violate the basic principles of economics.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 7/1/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 356
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Prologue: The Quest
Why Growth Matters
To Help the Poor
Intermezzo: In Search of a River
Panaceas That Failed
Aid for Investment
Intermezzo: Parmila
Solow's Surprise: Investment Is Not the Key to Growth
Intermezzo: Dry Cornstalks
Educated for What?
Intermezzo: Without a Refuge
Cash for Condoms?
Intermezzo: Tomb Paintings
The Loans That Were, the Growth That Wasn't
Intermezzo: Leila's Story
Forgive Us Our Debts
Intermezzo: Cardboard House
People Respond to Incentives
Tales of Increasing Returns: Leaks, Matches, and Traps
Intermezzo: War and Memory
Creative Destruction: The Power of Technology
Intermezzo: Accident in Jamaica
Under an Evil Star
Intermezzo: Favela Life
Governments Can Kill Growth
Intermezzo: Florence and Veronica
Corruption and Growth
Intermezzo: Discrimination in Palanpur
Polarized Peoples
Intermezzo: Violent for Centuries
Conclusion: The View from Lahore
Notes
References and Further Reading
Index