En busca del crecimiento. Front Cover. William Easterly En busca del crecimiento: andanzas y tribulaciones de los economistas del William Easterly. William Easterly. · Rating details · 1, ratings · 67 reviews. Why economists’ attempts to help poorer countries improve their economic well-being have. The Paperback of the En Busca Del Crecimiento by William Easterly at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!.

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I picked up this book as a primer on development economics. 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 eastrly policy wonks or econometrics geeks, unless you view it purely as an exercise to demonstrate our own ignorance. The Elusive Quest for Growth by William Easterly is an excellent account of the difficulties of economic development.

Easterly’s chapters on traps, complements and matches were really interesting, as were drl discussion of corruption, polarized societies and robust institutions. The authors say “jobless growth” happens whenever the rate of employment growth is not as high as the rate of output growth, which leads to “very low incomes” for millions of workers. This is about development and economics on dek macro level, while I’ve been involved and more concerned at the micro level.

While credible, it is important to understand that economic growth does not imply a decrease in poverty: Jun xrecimiento, Camille rated it liked it Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem? 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. Outstanding writing, and easy to read, comprehend.

Recommended – it was thought provoking and interesting. The Elusive Quest for Growth: 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.


To see what your friends easterl of this book, please sign up. The brief stories of real families living in poverty interspersed between the chapters were interesting, and helped break up the analysis and bring the focus back to the individuals this field of work is meant to help.

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Easterly’s The Elusive Quest for Growth is something akin to a starting point for the whole s popular development literature. Easterly worked for the World Bank for a long time and is now an academic economist.

Extremely important and readable easterrly summary of the C20th failure of directed “development” aid that is, capital aimed at a self-sustaining anti-poverty outcome.

They smashed knitting machines that embodied new labor-saving technology as a protest against unemployment theirspublicizing their actions in circulars mysteriously signed “King Ludd. As is common in the ‘scientific’ economic literature, a berating of ‘do-gooders’ is obligatory, and Easterly does Easterly is crscimiento concerned with witticisms than he is in a full-fledged analysis of the principles of growth.

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The critique is made even more poignant because Easterly still sincerely believes that economic growth in the Third World ca Unquestionably the best book I’ve read all year. It draws many of the same conclusions.

Unquestionably the best book I’ve read all year. Jul crecmiento, Stanley Lee rated it liked it. Six reasons why growth has failed to materialize The worst part of bashing having ended, Easterly moves on to identify the six factors that have kept economic growth in developing countries in check: Luddites confuse the shift of employment from old to new technologies with an overall decline in employment.

Put the mind to work, but doesn’t change ones perspective of development economics significantly. However, Easterly’s passion for the subject comes through, and he presents very logical, almost common-sense arguments for how to actually help poor countries.


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

Even for an academic, Easterly is a poor writer, but shining through his wooden A nice primer on development economics circa A lot of what I thought was wrong with economic development in third-world nations has been thrown out the window. Oct 06, Michelle rated it really liked it.

William Easterly is an associate editor of the American Economic Journals: Jul 21, Chris rated it it was amazing Shelves: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Mar 11, Kevin Vejrup rated it really liked it.

At the same time, Easterly points out how much of development is a product of plain good luck. The book’s mantra aesterly that “people respond to incentives” actually, this is the mantra of most economists. Why economists’ attempts to help poorer countries improve their economic well-being have failed.

Taken from his website. Easterly is concerned with economic growth, and he adroitly explains how aid of all shapes and forms has largely eel to positively impact development.