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The Political Dimension of Economic Growth

Proceedings of the IEA Conference held in San José, Costa Rica

  • Editors
  • Silvio Borner
  • Martin Paldam

Part of the International Economic Association Series book series (IEA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. The State and Development

  3. Volatility, Uncertainty, Institutional Instability and Growth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Michael Gavin, Ricardo Hausmann
      Pages 97-116
    3. Aymo Brunetti
      Pages 117-135
    4. Philip Keefer, Stephen Knack
      Pages 136-153
  4. Rent-Seeking and Corruption

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. John Mukum Mbaku
      Pages 193-211
  5. Case Studies: Policies, Countries and International Organizations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Rudiger Dornbusch
      Pages 227-242
    3. Tony Killick
      Pages 278-293
    4. Dieter Kattermann
      Pages 294-311
  6. Constitutional and Administrative Reform

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313
    2. Bruno S. Frey
      Pages 315-323
    3. Robert Klitgaard
      Pages 335-347
  7. Comments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 349-349
    2. Beatrice S. Weder
      Pages 351-356
    3. Guy P. Pfeffermann
      Pages 357-362
    4. Geoffrey Shepherd
      Pages 363-366
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 367-382

About this book

Introduction

The state and its institutions are crucial for economic development: for better and for worse. This insight informs this important, up-to-date and authoritative survey of new trends in growth economics and the widely divergent economic performance of developing countries - for example, between Latin America and South-east Asia - which seemed to be similarly placed just a generation ago. The decisive role of the political dimension in economic growth seems clear but there are many challenges to be met in getting an analytical handle on the precise determinants and in testing empirically for this. This is the challenge taken up by the international team of contributors.

Keywords

constitution corruption democracy dictatorship Economic Development economic growth government growth inflation Institution Policy violence

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