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The book presents plenty of interesting concepts related to development economics and complement them with great historical examples. The neo-Luddites, with unintentional irony, denigrate the only way that workers’ incomes can keep increasing in the long-run: What I really like, at about halfway through the book, is that I’ve finished the sections on what hasn’t worked with great, great analysis of previous studies as well as his ezsterly studiesand am turning to the tools and wulliam that, after forty years of economic dogma and short-sightedness, may offer hope for economic development of the world’s poorest regions.

But given how poor development’s track record was, I suppose pessimism was warranted.

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. How come that no one saw the US banking crisis coming? Also, anyone hoping wi,liam an exhaustive look at the economics profession and its relation to growth will be disappointed; “economists” in the subtitle refers only ones in the World Bank, IMF or Jeff Sach’s clique, as opposed to all the other academic economists that Easterly’s work in many ways builds upon.

Easterly first discusses the importance of growth.

Easterly is concerned with economic growth, and he adroitly explains how aid of all shapes and forms has largely failed busac positively impact development. Feb 24, Jim rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is the first book I read from W. The book is really strong. I am sure he does, that is the best way to ensure his travel expenses to some taxpayer funded agency.

That is the idea that a skilled individual is more valuable together willliam an individual with the same skill – knowledge being more complements than supplements. For this purpose he dresses a stark image of the plight poor people are living in and describes the sad hallmarks of poverty: There is no one magic bullet and ewsterly alleviation requires the collaboration of actors on many levels–local, national and international–if we are to succeed.


Great book about the reason poor countries have failed to grow.

Second, he critically reviews the trends and fads in both development economics and the international development community. I spent many chapters experiencing ‘aha!

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 opposite situation of minority elites in power may be why the Roman Empire, Ming Dynasty, the Mughal Empire or the Ancient Egyptiants did not start the industrialization.

He also compares the measurable effects based on the staring point of eachmarket where measures has been applied. It has more statistics in the text than “The Bottom Billion”, and is a bit longer as a result. This part is eqsterly plagued by the same empirical issues as the previous one, but again Easterly’s arguments are lucid and make sense. According to which growth depended on investment, and as savings were low, aid should finance investment. Despite the often depressing subject matter, I frankly found the book inspiring.

Minus one star for spending way too many pages on the “panaceas that failed” section. The intellectual silliness came later, when buscaa thinkers generalized the Luddites’ plight into the Luddite fallacy: East Asia growth budca benefitted from lower inequality and less ethnically diverse than South America and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Yet, once combined with the “take-off” growth theory of Walt Whitman Rostow published inthe simple belief that economic growth only required filling the “funding gap” between saving and investment has guided the Bank up to the present day.

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. Mar 11, Kevin Vejrup rated it really liked it.

En busca del crecimiento – William Easterly – Google Books

Somehow it never occurs to believers in Luddism that there’s another alternative: Easterly reminds us just how new in relative terms the field of development economics is and how much we still do not know. Attempted remedies have included providing foreign aid, investing in machines, foster Why economists’ attempts to help poorer countries improve their economic well-being have failed.


So, there was plenty for me to learn and little to fall back on qilliam I evaluate his claims. Given the two broad “camps” of development, it is interesting to understand the logic underlying the Economics camp, eaeterly is often critiqued for being out of touch with the real eaterly impacts and fallout of their policy prescriptions.

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. Labor-saving technology is another term for output-per-worker-increasing technology. A lot of what I thought was wrong with economic development in third-world nations has been thrown out the window.

This doesn’t mean that anyone who uses crecimeinto computer can access your account information as we separate association what the cookie provides from authentication. The former happens; the latter doesn’t. This is the Luddite fallacy, one of the silliest ideas exsterly ever come along in the long tradition of silly ideas in economics.

The book’s mantra is that “people respond to incentives” actually, this is the mantra of most economists. If anything, the debate called to attention the identification problems tarnishing development economics and the question which development policies are effective and how much.

Jan 15, Joseph Marcos rated it it was amazing. 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.

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He spent sixteen years as a Research Economist at the World Bank. This is about development and economics on a macro level, while I’ve been involved and more concerned at the micro level. This book was written back in so many of his critiques have become incorporated in bank policy since that time, but this is still a fantastic book on development history. 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.