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Easterly provides a great overview of the different cgecimiento theories that have been posited to be the key to growth and why they have failed. Aug 08, Darwyyn rated it really liked it. While his cases are interesting, his general thesis remains that altogether the World Bank and IMF aren’t so bad, they just mess up a little.

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First taking the reader through all the ways economists development attempts failed at an incredible cost both in dollars and lost decades of growth for the poor, Easterly then identifies six stories of how people respond to incentives and how working around or integrating these strategies can at least prevent lost growth, if not directly stimulate gro Easterly’s work is a thorough and engaging account of failed attempts to develop around the world and remains approachable for the non-economist.

The book is divided into three parts: Email address subscribed successfully. Jul 06, Ben Pushka rated it really liked it Shelves: Cookies come in two flavours – persistent and transient. Want to Read saving…. And the book is not even interesting. Economists’ Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics MIT,3 other co-edited books, and 59 articles in refereed economics journals.

Very often, Easterly is able to show that the development policies he criticizes cannot be shown to have fostered growth, but he is likewise unable to conclusively demonstrate that they indeed have not fostered growth. The book starts by showing how a paper by Evsey Domar, on capital expansion during business cycles, somehow became the fundamental model for international aid for the next 60 years, even though the model had nothing to do with Third World growth and Domar explicitly repudiated it by While credible, it is important to understand that economic growth does not imply a decrease in poverty: If you’ve studied development economics in the last half decade, none of the stuff in this book will be news to you.


Some further details on Ravallion and Chen’s as well as Dollar and Kraay’s research would have been welcome. Although Easterly makes an attempt at humility by admitting that he as shared some of the positions he now criticizes in the past, the chapters are basically a roundhouse kick against nearly everything the international development community has been doing for the past few decades.

Jan 07, Manuel Fernandez rated it it was amazing.

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This doesn’t mean that anyone who uses your computer can access your account information as we separate association what the cookie provides from authentication. Solow did not apply the model to poor countries and Easterly argues that it should not have been. If you’re interested in aid and development, but don’t know a lot of economics, this book is a surprisingly good place to start.

Aug 26, Gavin Leech rated it really liked it. This book was written back in so many of his critiques have become incorporated in bank policy since that time, but this is still a fantastic book on development history.

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People respond to incentives. Overall, his point is that creating the right incentives, from education, to private investment, to combating inequality, to diminishing ethnic conflict is the key to growth. Mar 11, Kevin Vejrup rated it really liked it. But workers as a whole are better off with more powerful output-producing technology available to them.

A paper pusher with the right crecimoento that is looking for the Holy Grail with no idea how it looks like.

The Luddite fallacy is very much alive today. Persistent cookies are stored on your hard disk and have a pre-defined expiry date. The adjustment loans were poorly set up and had perverse incentives for both donor and receiver. Attempted remedies have included providing foreign aid, investing in machines, foster Why economists’ attempts to help poorer countries improve their economic well-being have failed.

Even if you take nothing else away from his book, Easterly wants you to know that only development policies which align people’s incentives with economic growth will succeed and that not taking people’s responses to incentives into account when designing or implementing development policies is just begging for failure to happen.


Then loans and their failure to speed development are examined. Growth matters because it helps the poor – doesn’t it?

He is on the board of the anti-malaria philanthropy, Nets for Life. The Elusive Quest for Growth by William Easterly is an excellent account of the difficulties of economic development.

After a short prologue introducing the book’s topic and mapping its contents, Easterly begins his argument by arguing that growth matters because it helps the poor.

For macroeconomists this is a fascinating question because their models suggest that poor countries should experience faster than usual growth and achieve convergence. If anything, the debate called to attention the identification problems tarnishing development economics and the question which development policies are effective and how much.

The critique is made even more poignant because Easterly still sincerely believes that economic growth in the Third World ca Unquestionably the best book I’ve read all year. Easterly is, however, quite critical of the aid establishment’s record though, once again, optimistic about the potential for aid as poor gov’ts grow increasingly competent and decreasingly corrupt.

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Easterly first discusses the importance of growth. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Unfortunately, the most indebted countries are usually the most corrupt, and they know that their waste encourages more forgiveness easherly then more loans, creating a dangerous and vicious cycle.

Lists with This Book. This book, chapter by chapter, systematically challenges all of the concensus notions about why poor nations remain poor.