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The Elusive Quest for Growth : Economists' Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics First Edition

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"A highly readable and iconoclastic treatment of the determinants of economic growth."
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About the Author

William Easterly is the author of The Elusive Quest for Growth: Economists' Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics (MIT Press, 2001) and The White Man's Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good. He is Professor of Economics at New York University (Joint with Africa House), Codirector of NYU's Development Research Institute, visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Nonresident Fellow of the Center for Global Development in Washington, DC.

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  • Item Weight : 1.33 pounds
  • Hardcover : 400 pages
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0262050654
  • ISBN-10 : 026205065X
  • Dimensions : 6 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Publisher : The MIT Press; First Edition (July 1, 2001)
  • Language: : English
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