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The former happens; the latter doesn’t. Contrary to some of the spurious one-line reviews below, this book is definitely not Recently went back and re-read this book.

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Oct 30, Nick Geiser rated it it was amazing Shelves: Backward areas have an advantage in implementing new supplemental technology as they have not vested interest in the old technology it is replacing. As other reviewers mentioned, I am curious to see what Easterly would say of this more optimistic earlier work, but regardless this text is an excellent, accessible history of economic development in the 20th century. Sachs and Easterly are in a bit of a war of words about economic growth.

Unfortunately, the most indebted eastterly are usually the most corrupt, and they know that their waste encourages more forgiveness and then more loans, creating a dangerous and vicious cycle. He shows why even though there is vast amount husca cash that is poured in projects that should enbetter the life of many, results are not so impressive. He has masses of experience willjam knowledge of his domain.

But workers as a whole are better off with more powerful output-producing technology available to them. Some further details on Ravallion and Chen’s as well as Dollar and Kraay’s research would have been welcome. This part also contains a few howlers, e. Aug 27, Jonathan rated ccrecimiento really liked it Shelves: The Luddite fallacy is very much alive today. Certainly not the latter, but neither the former.


He also attacks many of the simple solutions proposed by development economists to end Third World poverty. The critique is made even more poignant because Easterly still sincerely believes that economic growth in the Third World can change lives for the better he peppers the book with “intermezzos,” short vignettes of poverty and struggle in poor countriesand he still believes the First World has a duty to help.

This book, chapter by chapter, systematically challenges all of the concensus notions about why poor nations remain poor. Primary educational improvements don’t appear correlated to GDP growth in subsequent years read this a few times before, but always seems surprisingand the This book one was written before “White Man’s Burden” which I read first and really enjoyed; particularly because at that point I had busfa read very pro-development books.

What is the remedy to these problems?

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The original Luddites were hosiery and lace workers in Nottingham, England, in This is an outstanding book. First the Harrod-Domar model of how a lack of c The Elusive Quest for Growth by William Easterly is an excellent account of the difficulties of economic development. 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 is more concerned with witticisms than he is in a full-fledged analysis of the principles of growth. 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 encourages us to continue to try to discover what will make poor countries rich but with sufficient humility and recognition of the complexity of the problems we are trying to solve.

Lists with This Book. Economies experiencing technical progress, like Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States, do not show any long-run trend toward increasing unemployment; they do show a long-run trend toward increasing income per worker.


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. Goodreads helps you ailliam track of books you want to read.

How come that no one saw the US banking crisis coming? Path depency also explains technological progress, i. He spent sixteen years as a Research Economist at the World Bank.

A good reminder for economists, buried in their theories, not to lose sight of the human. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

He then looks at how government policies kill growth. Lots of examples but not a whole lot of actions to take. If you have persistent cookies enabled as well, then we will be able to remember you across browser restarts and computer reboots.

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Therefore, anything people may attempt to do eastrely is outside of the law of supply-and-demand is bound to create more problems. Second, he critically reviews the trends and fads in both development economics and the international development community. Easterly has worked for the World Bank as an economist and senior adviser at the Macroeconomics and Growth Division. The luck chapter was the worst of the third part, the corruption chapter perhaps the best Easterly argues convincingly why centralized corruption is usually better than decentralized corruption.

If anything, the debate called to attention the identification problems tarnishing development economics and the question which development policies are effective and how much.