Economics & Finance

Beating the Odds: Jump-Starting Developing Countries

How poor countries can ignite economic growth without waiting for global action or the creation of ideal local conditions

Paperback

Price:
$22.95 / £18.99
ISBN:
Published:
08/27/2019
Pages:
384
Size:
6.13 x 9.25 in.
Illus:
23 b/w illus. 18 tables.
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Countries that ignite a process of rapid economic growth almost always do so while lacking what experts say are the essential preconditions for development, such as good infrastructure and institutions. In Beating the Odds, two of the world’s leading development economists begin with this paradox to explain what is wrong with mainstream development thinking—and to offer a practical blueprint for moving poor countries out of the low-income trap regardless of their circumstances.


Awards and Recognition

  • Shortlisted for the 2018 Africa-Asia ICAS Book Prize, International Convention of Asia Scholars and Association for Asian Studies in Africa