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Easterly presents a Good book, not a huge fan of the style of writing it is hard to make economics a fun read in my opinion, and I was an economics major. The book is divided into three parts: Robert Solow wrote in that growth was not determined by investment in steady statebut by technological progress.

These arguments are exemplified by economic historian Mokyr in the English loss as technological leader after the industrial revolution. I’ve gotten through the chapters on failed growth panaceas. Lists with This Book. His areas of expertise are the determinants of long-run economic growth, the political economy of development, and the effectiveness of foreign aid.

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Jul 25, Stanley Lee rated it liked it. This easy to read and understand book should be a requirement for anyone in charge of foreign aid, because it could heavily influence the use of money to actually change the culture of despai Not being an economist, nor having background in economics, I feel that Easterly did a great job of taking difficult concepts to non-economists and breaking them down to understandable ideas.

Easterly’s The Elusive Quest for Growth is something akin to a starting point for the whole s popular development literature.


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Also, anyone hoping for an exhaustive look at the economics profession and its relation to growth will be disappointed; “economists” in the subtitle refers only ones in the World Bank, IMF or Jeff Sach’s clique, as opposed to all the other academic economists that Easterly’s work in many ways builds upon. Recommended – it was thought provoking and interesting. The neo-Luddites, with unintentional irony, denigrate the only way that workers’ incomes can keep increasing in the long-run: He then looks at how government policies kill growth.

The book presents plenty of interesting concepts related to development economics and complement them with great historical examples.

The adjustment loans were poorly set up and had perverse incentives for both donor and receiver. Generally, I think this is a load of BS, and even more to the point, is plain old subterfuge. Economies experiencing technical progress, like Germany, the United Kingdom, and willia United States, do not show any long-run trend toward increasing unemployment; they do show a long-run trend toward increasing income per worker.

Easterly provides a great overview of the different economic theories that have been posited to be the key to growth and easterlh they have failed.

William Easterly received his Ph. The guy knows people.

He has masses of experience and knowledge of his domain. Books by William Easterly. Taken from his website. You cannot conclude anything because you lack a proper counterfactual. Every round of debt forgiveness since has only caused profligate and corrupt governments to spend their countries into an even deeper deficit Cote D’Ivoire used cheap concessional loans to build two new capitals in two successive presidents’ hometowns!


He then analyzes the development solutions that have failed. 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. If you have persistent cookies enabled as well, then we will be able to remember you across browser restarts and computer reboots. Apr 16, Michalyn rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: 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.

The intellectual silliness came later, when some thinkers generalized the Luddites’ plight into the Luddite fallacy: The Elusive Quest for Growth: Efforts to remedy these issues motivated a strand of excellent academic research in the s and s, which was later popularized in two equally excellent books, Poor Economics by Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo and More than Good Intentions by Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel.

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Easterly is concerned with economic growth, and he adroitly explains how aid of all shapes and forms has largely failed to positively impact development. And the book is not even interesting. It’s one of those books that really makes you think.

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