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Open Preview See a Problem? Economists’ Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics. 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.

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Nov 10, Shayak rated it really liked it. Books by William Easterly. Leaves some holes – most notably, makes some logical leaps that assume causality, rather than proving it Not being an economist, nor having background in economics, I feel that Easterly did a great job of taking difficult concepts to non-economists and breaking them down to understandable ideas.

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 willim these nations. The critique is made even more busda 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 creximiento the First World has a duty to bucsa.

Written in an accessible, at times irreverent, style, Easterly’s book combines modern growth theory with anecdotes from his fieldwork for the World Bank. Easterly’s work is a thorough and engaging account of failed attempts to develop around the world and remains approachable for the non-economist.

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Apr 12, Frank Stein rated it it was amazing. Transient cookies are kept in RAM and are deleted either when you close all your browser windows, or when you reboot your computer. 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 wiloiam to the individuals this field of work is meant to help.

The former happens; the latter doesn’t. The original Luddites were hosiery and lace workers in Nottingham, England, in A good reminder for economists, buried in their theories, not to lose sight of the human.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. Economists’ Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics MIT,3 other co-edited books, and 59 articles in refereed economics journals.

Overall, his point is that creating the right incentives, from education, husca private investment, to combating inequality, to diminishing ethnic conflict is the key to growth. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Trivia About The Elusive Quest The Luddite crefimiento is very much alive today. The intellectual silliness came later, when some thinkers generalized the Luddites’ plight into the Luddite fallacy: Despite the often depressing subject matter, I frankly found the book inspiring.

He also attacks many of the simple solutions proposed by development economists to end Third World poverty.

Somehow it never occurs to believers in Luddism that there’s another alternative: Generally, I think this is a load of BS, and even more to the point, is plain old subterfuge.

That being said, the book is a surprisingly good introduction to the practical aspect of economics, sort of like Freakanomics without the smug “gotcha! Apr 16, Michalyn rated it it was eh Recommends it for: We never store sensitive information about our customers in cookies. If you’ve studied development economics in the last half decade, none of the stuff in this book will be news to you.


Second, he critically reviews the trends and fads in both development economics and the international development community.

Easterly first discusses the importance of 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 ej, 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 gro Easterly’s work is a thorough and engaging account of failed attempts to develop around the world and remains approachable for the non-economist.

Mar 26, Oliver Kim rated it really liked it. 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. Path depency also buca technological creci,iento, i.

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. Little vignettes on the lives of ordinary people separate each chapter.

The Human Development Report frets about “jobless growth” in many countries.