The Elusive Quest for Growth: Economists' Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics [Audiobook] download free by William R. Easterly

The Elusive Quest for Growth: Economists' Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics Audiobook download free by William R. Easterly
  • Listen audiobook: The Elusive Quest for Growth: Economists' Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics
  • Author: William R. Easterly
  • Release date: 2002/11/16
  • Publisher: MIT PRESS LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Business, Finance and Law
  • ISBN: 9780262550420
  • Rating: 8.5 of 10
  • Votes: 232
  • Review by: Zachary Michel
  • Review rating: 7.24 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/13
  • Duration: 4H24M59S in 256 kbps (72 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-07-31
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: MP3, WMA, MPEG4, FLAC, WAV, OGG (compression 7Z, RAR, ZIP, TAR.LZO)
  • Total pages original book: 360
  • Includes a PDF summary of 31 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 21M57S (6.2 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: Why economists' attempts to help poorer countries improve their economic well-being have failed.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 reforms. None of these solutions has delivered as promised. The problem is not the failure of economics, William Easterly argues, but the failure to apply economic principles to practical policy work.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.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Economics, Economic Theory & Philosophy, Development Economics
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 34.56 USD
  • Dimensions: 152x229x19mm
  • Weight: 476g
  • Printed by: MIT Press
  • Published in: Cambridge, Mass., United States

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