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In Search of the Holy Grail

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  • William Easterly
  • Brian Snowdon

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Having conducted extensive research in the field of economic growth and development, William Easterly has broad knowledge and expertise on the problems facing developing countries. While working for the World Bank, he travelled extensively in Africa, Latin America and Asia, and is well placed to comment on the key issues and debates surrounding the question of how best to promote increased well-being in the poor countries of the world. In this interview he discusses with Brian Snowdon several of the key controversies that have recently attracted the attention of scholars of economic growth and development.

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  • William Easterly & Brian Snowdon, 2003. "In Search of the Holy Grail," World Economics, World Economics, 1 Ivory Square, Plantation Wharf, London, United Kingdom, SW11 3UE, vol. 4(3), pages 51-92, July.
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