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Published: 18 September 2014

270 Pages | 10 Figures, 14 Tables, 27 Boxes


ISBN: 9780198714675

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How Does My Country Grow?

Economic Advice Through Story-Telling

Brian Pinto

  • Presents growth policy lessons from two significant economic episodes: the transition to a market economy in Central and Eastern Europe; and the rash of emerging market economic crises during 1997-2001. Period covered is 1990-2008
  • Country stories inspired by some of the major economic events of the last 25 years. These include Poland's historic economic transition, India's unexpected growth takeoff in 2003 and the Russian crisis of 1998, which threatened to bring down the US financial system
  • 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
  • Distils growth policy lessons from the on-the-job experience of an economist in a major development institution, the World Bank.
  • Includes a compendium of useful concepts and analytical results on growth and debt sustainability for the 'country economist'