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Published: 18 November 2014

224 Pages | 10 Figures, 14 Tables, 27 Boxes

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198714675

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How Does My Country Grow?

Economic Advice Through Story-Telling

Brian Pinto

  • Provides an insight into the workings of an economist in a major development institution, the World Bank
  • The country stories involve some of the major economic events of the last 25 years. These include Poland's early transition, India's unexpected growth takeoff in 2003 and the Russian crisis of 1998, which threatened to bring down the US financial system
  • Shows growth policy lessons from two important economic episodes: the transition in Central and Eastern Europe; and the rash of emerging market crises during 1997-2001
  • Takes a hard look at Kenya's seeming inability to foster social and political stability and more generally offers lessons for low-income countries aspiring to emerging market status
  • A compendium of useful concepts and analytical results on growth and debt sustainability is included for the 'country economist'

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