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Farewell to Tyranny (Review of William Easterly, The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor)

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    In his new book prominent development economist argues for asking poor in developing countries for their needs and seeing local institutions not as a hurdle for development, but as an indigenous response to local conditions. Respecting rights of the poor might lift them out of poverty faster than any state interventions. While return from current developmental consensus will diminish, Easterly’s recipes will gain popularity. ‘The Tyranny of Experts’ will be widely read both by students and practitioners of development economics

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    Article provided by Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration in its journal Economic Policy.

    Volume (Year): 3 (2016)
    Issue (Month): (June)
    Pages: 245-252

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    1. William Easterly & Ross Levine, 1997. "Africa's Growth Tragedy: Policies and Ethnic Divisions," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 112(4), pages 1203-1250.
    2. Easterly, William & Levine, Ross, 2003. "Tropics, germs, and crops: how endowments influence economic development," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 50(1), pages 3-39, January.
    3. Abramitzky, Ran, 2015. "Economics and the Modern Economic Historian," The Journal of Economic History, Cambridge University Press, vol. 75(04), pages 1240-1251, December.
    4. L. Polishchuk., 2008. "Misuse of Institutions: Its Causes and Consequences," VOPROSY ECONOMIKI, N.P. Redaktsiya zhurnala "Voprosy Economiki", vol. 8.
    5. Ran Abramitzky, 2015. "Economics and the Modern Economic Historian," NBER Working Papers 21636, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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