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There is no one magic bullet and poverty alleviation requires the collaboration of actors on many levels–local, national and international–if we are to succeed. 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. If you are interested in economics, or how the world works you should read this.

Oct 30, Nick Geiser rated it it was amazing Shelves: The solution to growth is increasing returns to knowledge. Cookies are little nuggets of information that web servers store on your computer to make it easier for them to keep track of your browsing session.

Easterly would say today. It’s really good survey for non-economists of the field’s arc since WWII, beginning with the Harrod-Domar model and leading up to the time of writing. Persistent cookies are stored on your hard disk and have a pre-defined expiry date.

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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. 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 ignorance.


This is not just a book for economists. However, Easterly’s passion for the subject comes through, and he presents very logical, almost common-sense arguments for how to actually help poor willliam.

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Solow did not apply the model to poor countries and Easterly argues that it should not have been. This book one was written before “White Man’s Burden” which Creciimiento read first williak really enjoyed; particularly because at that point I had only read very pro-development books. Not being an economist, nor having background in economics, I feel that Easterly did a great job of taking wipliam concepts to non-economists and breaking them down to understandable ideas. The book starts by showing how a paper by Evsey Domar, wililam capital expansion during business cycles, somehow became the fundamental model for international aid for the next 60 years, even though the model had nothing to do with Third World growth and Domar explicitly repudiated it by The guy knows people.

Recommended – it was thought provoking and interesting. After the publication of his latest manuscript White Man’s Burden The neo-Luddites, with unintentional irony, denigrate the only way that workers’ incomes can keep increasing in the long-run: That is the idea that a skilled individual is more valuable together with an individual with the same skill – knowledge being more complements than supplements.

Nov 24, Arbraxan rated it really liked it Shelves: The book’s mantra is that “people respond to incentives” actually, this is the mantra of most economists. Easterly is more concerned with witticisms than he is in a full-fledged analysis of the principles of growth. A activation email has been sent to you.


Easterly shows the poor effect of adjustment loans loans to promote policies of growthwhich were very used to a great extent from ‘s to ‘s.

You cannot conclude anything fel you lack a proper counterfactual. Finally, he suggests alternative approaches to the problem. The Human Development Report expressed the same concern about this “problem” of jobless growth, which was especially severe in developing countries between and The book is good for those that want to get another point of view of some of drl worlds problems and consider why some seemingly easy solutions has negative impact on the whole system.

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Sometimes, we also use a cookie to keep track of your trolley dasterly. I agree with Easterly here and I have no major problems with his reasoning and I trust his statistical analysis.

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. He then looks at how government policies kill growth. If a policy A is implemented crecimiejto growth is negative, should you conclude that policy A has failed or succeeded in fostering growth?

I spent many chapters experiencing ‘aha! It’s an interesting and educational read, for sure. As such he has experience creciiento the kitchen that allows him to summarize what has been done This is the first book I read from W.