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In search of prosperity : analytic narratives on economic growth /

by Rodrik, Dani.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2003Description: vi, 481 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0691092680 (cl : alk. paper); 0691092699 (pbk : alk. paper).Other title: Analytic narratives on economic growth.Subject(s): Economic development -- Congresses | Developing countries -- Economic conditions -- CongressesOnline resources: WorldCat details
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Table of contents Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; List of Contributors; Chapter 1. Introduction: What Do We Learn from Country Narratives?; PART I: HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES ON ECONOMIC GROWTH; Chapter 2. Australian Growth: A California Perspective; Chapter 3. One Polity, Many Countries: Economic Growth in India, 1873-2000; Chapter 4. An African Success Story: Botswana; PART II: TRANSITIONS INTO AND OUT OF GROWTH; Chapter 5. A Toy Collection, a Socialist Star, and a Democratic Dud? Growth Theory, Vietnam, and the Philippines; Chapter 6. Growing into Trouble: Indonesia after 1966 Chapter 7. India since Independence: An Analytic Growth NarrativeChapter 8. Who Can Explain the Mauritian Miracle? Meade, Romer, Sachs, or Rodrik?; Chapter 9. Venezuela's Growth Implosion: A Neoclassical Story?; Chapter 10. History, Policy, and Performance in Two Transition Economies: Poland and Romania; PART III: INSTITUTIONS IN DETAIL; Chapter 11. How Reform Worked in China; Chapter 12. Sustained Macroeconomic Reforms, Tepid Growth: A Governance Puzzle in Bolivia?; Chapter 13. Fiscal Federalism, Good Governance, and Economic Growth in Mexico PART IV: ECONOMIC GROWTH WITHOUT SOCIAL DEVELOPMENTChapter 14. The Political Economy of Growth without Development: A Case Study of Pakistan; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Summary: The economics of growth has come a long way since it regained centerstage for economists in the mid-1980s. Here for the first time is aseries of country studies guided by that research. The thirteenessays, by leading economists, shed light on some of the mostimportant growth puzzles of our time. How did China grow so rapidlydespite the absence of full-fledged private property rights? Whathappened in India after the early 1980s to more than double its growthrate? How did Botswana and Mauritius avoid the problems that othercountries in sub--Saharan Africa succumbed to? How did Indonesiamanage.
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Revisions of papers presented at a conference held at Harvard University, 2001.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Table of contents Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; List of Contributors; Chapter 1. Introduction: What Do We Learn from Country Narratives?; PART I: HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES ON ECONOMIC GROWTH; Chapter 2. Australian Growth: A California Perspective; Chapter 3. One Polity, Many Countries: Economic Growth in India, 1873-2000; Chapter 4. An African Success Story: Botswana; PART II: TRANSITIONS INTO AND OUT OF GROWTH; Chapter 5. A Toy Collection, a Socialist Star, and a Democratic Dud? Growth Theory, Vietnam, and the Philippines; Chapter 6. Growing into Trouble: Indonesia after 1966 Chapter 7. India since Independence: An Analytic Growth NarrativeChapter 8. Who Can Explain the Mauritian Miracle? Meade, Romer, Sachs, or Rodrik?; Chapter 9. Venezuela's Growth Implosion: A Neoclassical Story?; Chapter 10. History, Policy, and Performance in Two Transition Economies: Poland and Romania; PART III: INSTITUTIONS IN DETAIL; Chapter 11. How Reform Worked in China; Chapter 12. Sustained Macroeconomic Reforms, Tepid Growth: A Governance Puzzle in Bolivia?; Chapter 13. Fiscal Federalism, Good Governance, and Economic Growth in Mexico PART IV: ECONOMIC GROWTH WITHOUT SOCIAL DEVELOPMENTChapter 14. The Political Economy of Growth without Development: A Case Study of Pakistan; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z


The economics of growth has come a long way since it regained centerstage for economists in the mid-1980s. Here for the first time is aseries of country studies guided by that research. The thirteenessays, by leading economists, shed light on some of the mostimportant growth puzzles of our time. How did China grow so rapidlydespite the absence of full-fledged private property rights? Whathappened in India after the early 1980s to more than double its growthrate? How did Botswana and Mauritius avoid the problems that othercountries in sub--Saharan Africa succumbed to? How did Indonesiamanage.

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