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Trivia About The Elusive Quest Lists with This Book. How to lose friends and alienate people, or: Easterly’s chapters on traps, complements and matches were reall Great book about the reason poor countries have failed to grow.

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He is on the board of the anti-malaria philanthropy, Nets for Life. For one, education cannot explain the gap between rich and poor countries otherwise capital would move to educated workers in poor countries, in reality educated workers in poor countries move to rich countries to work with capital there.

Solow did not apply the model to eaeterly countries and Easterly argues that it should not have been.

Easterly is also a talented communicator and aptly mixes anecdote and humor with economic analysis. Subscribe to our newsletter Some error text Name. Both distinguished scholars, both fighting it out with ping-pong op-eds in the Washington Post fel other papers.

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Easterly isn’t quite as biting against the development community in this book, but cites many interesting statistics which are updated in White Man’s Burden. 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.


It’s a book intended for a general audience, a crecimientoo End of Poverty” counterweight for the crecimient 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 ignorance. The book considers pretty much all of the failed silver-bullets of economic development: I like it when it says regarding the Mexican crash of that nobody seemed to notice that while the official budget deficit was under control, lax banking regulations were leading to bank losses that the government would have to cover, much like what would happen in East Asia 3 years later.

Although Easterly makes an attempt at humility by admitting that he as shared some of the positions he now criticizes in the past, the chapters are basically a roundhouse kick against nearly everything the international development community has been doing for the past few decades.

The former happens; the latter doesn’t. Jeffrey Sachs’ impassioned plea for more foreign aid – private or public – in The End of Drecimiento can be read to some extent as a reply to The Elusive Quest for Growth.

But workers as a whole are better off with more powerful output-producing technology available to them.

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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. If you’re interested in aid and development, but don’t know a lot of economics, this book is a surprisingly good place to start.

Oct 06, Michelle rated it really liked it. Therefore, anything people may attempt to do that is outside of the law of supply-and-demand is bound to create more problems.

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This part also contains a few howlers, e. Easterly would say today. He then analyzes the development solutions that have failed. The book is divided into three parts: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Jul 06, Ben Pushka rated it really liked it Shelves: View all 3 comments.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. For macroeconomists this is a fascinating question because their models suggest that poor countries should experience faster than usual growth and achieve convergence. He just admits we haven’t found a viable solution to Third World poverty quite yet. Open Preview See a Problem?

More generally he finds that countries with high inequality are more likely to establish growth hindering redistributional policies, like Hugo Chavez in Venezuela written before the fall of oil prices. Nov 24, Arbraxan rated it really liked it Shelves: People respond to incentives.

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Please click the link in that email to activate your subscription. It’s one of those books that really makes you think. For example, at loot. Unquestionably the best book I’ve read all year. The Elusive Quest for Growth: Very often, Easterly is able to show that the development policies he criticizes cannot be shown to have eaterly growth, but he is likewise wiliam to conclusively demonstrate that they indeed have not fostered growth.

This is an outstanding book. His areas of expertise are the determinants of long-run economic growth, the political economy of development, and the effectiveness of foreign aid.