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Evaluating Recipes for Development Success

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  • Avinash Dixit

The paper is a critical review of recent literature on institutions and development, from the perspective of whether the research findings offer useful recipes for development policy. It concludes by suggesting a Bayesian framework for diagnosing causes of low growth.

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Volume (Year): (2006)
Issue (Month): 4 (November)
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