Economics & Finance

The Quest for Prosperity: How Developing Economies Can Take Off - Updated Edition

    Preface by
  • Justin Yifu Lin

Justin Yifu Lin's groundbreaking account of how developing countries can help themselves—now fully updated


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How can developing countries grow their economies? Most answers to this question center on what the rich world should or shouldn’t do for the poor world. In The Quest for Prosperity, Justin Yifu Lin—the first non-Westerner to be chief economist of the World Bank—focuses on what developing nations can do to help themselves. Lin examines how the countries that have succeeded in developing their own economies have actually done it. Interwoven with insights, observations, and stories from Lin’s travels as chief economist of the World Bank and his reflections on China’s rise, this book provides a road map and hope for those countries engaged in their own quest for prosperity.