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Feb 18, Acc13 rated it really liked it. William Easterly received his Ph. But given how poor development’s track record was, I suppose pessimism was warranted. Jul 06, Ben Pushka rated it really liked it Shelves: Easterly’s chapters on traps, complements and matches were reall Great book about the reason poor countries have failed to grow.

This book, as do most sn by professional economists, hide the nature of capital eh the dynamics of power involved in capital.

Oct 06, Crefimiento rated it really liked it. The intellectual silliness came later, when some thinkers generalized the Luddites’ plight into the Luddite fallacy: Seeing why it’s silly is a good way to illustrate further Solow’s logic.

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In The Elusive Quest for Growth: 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 growth.

Some of the stories are heartbreaking. The remarkable point is made that it took a long time, probably until the s or s that many development economists looked at how politics and governments interacted with growth.


This part also contains a few howlers, e. 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 If a policy A is implemented and growth is negative, should you conclude that policy A has failed or succeeded in fostering growth?

Solow did not apply the model to poor countries and Easterly argues that it should not have been. All of the incentives of a market economy point toward increasing investment and output rather than decreasing employment; otherwise some extremely dumb factory owners are foregoing profit opportunities.

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East Asia growth miracles benefitted from lower inequality and less ethnically diverse than South America and Sub-Saharan Africa. Jul 25, Stanley Lee rated it liked it. It does seem a bit unstructured by shifting between theory, historical examples, empirical evidence and unrelated personal stories from poor countries.

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.

Generally, I think this is a load of BS, and even more to the point, is plain old subterfuge. The Human Development Report frets about “jobless growth” in many countries.

En Busca del Crecimiento

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! His areas of expertise are the determinants of long-run economic growth, the political economy of development, and the effectiveness of foreign aid.


Name dropping at every wiilliam of the page.

Therefore, anything people may attempt to do that is outside of the law of supply-and-demand is bound to create more problems.

The book is good for those that want to get another point of view of some of the worlds problems and consider why some seemingly easy solutions has negative impact on the whole system.

If you’d like to see some of the good aid has done, you will have to look to improvements in quality-of-life, not the subject of this book, which can be found wililam Charles Kenny’s draft “The Success of Development. Since both are decent writers the concepts they express are well within the grasp of general voting public.

William Easterly

The guy knows people. And the book is not even interesting. Oct 31, k rated it liked it. 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. The latter are much more likely to be mired in poverty.

If you have persistent cookies enabled eh well, then we will be able to remember you across browser restarts and computer reboots. The book presents plenty of interesting concepts related to development economics and complement them with great historical examples.

He was born in West Virginia and is the 8th most famous native of Bowling Green, Ohio, where he grew up.