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The Elusive Quest for Growth: Economists' Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics Paperback – August 8, 2002

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A highly readable and iconoclastic treatment of the determinants of economic growth.—Richard N. Cooper, Foreign Affairs

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Curing emerging market poverty is on everyone's list of priorities along with peace on earth. Yet the success has been dismal. This powerful book may help cure the ignorance of people with pat answers, do-gooders, the Seattle-Prague crowd, and economists who have neglected to keep up with the evidence. Far from dry, the book takes you to the scene, gives you the local color, and challenges you to concede that a lot of your prejudices are just that―yet in the process does not throw economics overboard. Brilliant!

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  • Item Weight : 1.05 pounds
  • ISBN-10 : 9780262550420
  • Paperback : 356 pages
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0262550420
  • Dimensions : 6.06 x 0.78 x 9 inches
  • Publisher : The MIT Press; Reprint edition (August 8, 2002)
  • Language: : English
  • ASIN : 0262550423
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