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In the ‘s where the first African countries got independence Ghanathe most supported growt theory was th The book presents plenty of interesting concepts related to development economics and complement them with great historical examples.

I picked up this book as a primer on development economics. Eastelry also shows that population growth has almost no correlation with economic growth, and therefore attempts to increase per capita wealth through birth control are doomed population growth declined in the s to s even as Third World per capita growth declined in tandem.

After the publication of his latest manuscript White Man’s Burden In hindsight, Easterly was a tad too pessimistic — the next twenty years of data, driven by China’s growth, were probably better than anyone hoped for.

With more output for the same cercimiento of workers, there is more income for each worker.

He then looks at how government policies kill growth. This is the first book I read from W. May 17, Eric rated it liked it. First the Harrod-Domar model of how a lack of capital was holding back economic development is looked at and shown to have been a failure.

While credible, it is important to understand that economic growth does not imply a decrease in poverty: Aug 26, Gavin Leech rated it really liked it. Internal division is examplified by Ghana, where the majority Akan groups set up a huge ‘tax’ on cocoa, which were produced by the minority Ashanti group. The luck chapter was the worst of the third part, the corruption chapter perhaps the best Easterly argues crecimieno why centralized corruption is usually better than decentralized corruption.

Easterly explains the progression of economic thought and the fate of the ‘latest and greatest’ willixm aid ideas spurred by ever changing growth theories. Quotes from The Elusive Quest Economists’ Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics. Jan 15, Joseph Marcos rated it it was amazing. How come that no one saw the US banking crisis coming?


No trivia or quizzes yet. The book is divided into three parts: The authors of all these reports forget that having GDP rise faster than employment buxca called growth of income per worker, which happens to be the only way that workers “very low incomes” can increase. As such he has experience from the kitchen that allows him to summarize what has been done in the past years by the big world economies for the problems of the financially-hindered countries.

This part also contains a few howlers, e. This smacks of data mining. It’s a book intended for a general audience, a “The End of Poverty” counterweight for the skeptical crowd although I hear “White Man’s Burden” is even more in this directionso it won’t satisfy policy wonks or econometrics geeks, unless you view it purely as an exercise to demonstrate our own igno If you’ve studied development economics in the last half decade, none of the stuff in this book will be news to you.

Wililam spent sixteen years as a Research Economist at the World Bank. Name dropping at every turn of the page. If you’ve studied development economics in the last half decade, none of the stuff in this book will be news to you.

Beyond making a real clear case for understanding incentives, he outlines some pretty important elements of economics and econometrics, like regression to the mean, path dependency, externalities and game theory, often without even intending to do so. The Luddite fallacy is very much alive today.

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The solution to growth is increasing returns to knowledge. People respond to incentives. The brief stories of real families living in poverty interspersed between the chapters were interesting, and helped break Leaves some holes – most notably, makes some logical leaps that assume causality, rather than proving it Recently went back and re-read this book.

A good reminder for economists, buried in their theories, not to lose sight of the human. Unfortunately, the most indebted countries are usually the most corrupt, and they know that their waste encourages more forgiveness and then more loans, creating a dangerous and vicious cycle.

Sep 23, Bernie Gourley rated it really liked it.

The Elusive Quest for Growth: Economists’ Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics

At the same time, Easterly points out how much of development is a product easerly plain good luck. Jun 15, Camille rated it liked it Shelves: Providing people, governments, bureaucrats, and aid agencies with the right incentives is the solution – figuring out what the incentives are and how to implement them is the problem. The latter are much more likely to be mired in poverty. Mar 11, Kevin Vejrup rated it really liked it. 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.


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 despair of these nations. Easterly also makes the reader appreciative of how complex development is and explains how economists’ simplistic attempts to apply “panaceas” for growth failed for the last 50 years.

First busac 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 easyerly world and remains approachable for the non-economist.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Given the two broad “camps” of development, it is interesting to understand the logic underlying the Economics camp, which is often critiqued for being out of touch with the real life impacts and fallout of their policy prescriptions.

According to which growth depended on investment, and as savings were low, aid should finance investment. Of course, there could very well be some unemployment of workers who williqm only the old technology – like the original Luddites – and this unemployment will be excruciating to its victims.

Want to Read saving…. Economists’ Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics MIT,3 other co-edited books, and 59 articles in refereed economics journals. William Easterly is an associate editor of the American Economic Journals:

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