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Pillars of prosperity : the political economics of development clusters

Author: Timothy Besley; Torsten Persson
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2011.
Series: Yrjö Jahnsson lectures.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Little else is required to carry a state to the highest degree of opulence from the lowest barbarism, but peace, easy taxes, and a tolerable administration of justice; all the rest being brought about by the natural course of things." So wrote Adam Smith a quarter of a millennium ago. Using the tools of modern political economics and combining economic theory with a bird's-eye view of the data, this book
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Besley; Torsten Persson
ISBN: 9780691152684 0691152683
OCLC Number: 769276407
Awards: Commended for PROSE Awards: Economics 2011
Description: xiv, 375 s.
Contents: 1: Development Clusters; 2: Fiscal Capacity; 3: Legal Capacity; 4: Political Violence; 5: State Spaces; 6: Development Assistance; 7: Political Reform; 8: Lessons Learned.
Series Title: Yrjö Jahnsson lectures.
Responsibility: Timothy Besley and Torsten Persson.

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To achieve peace, the authors stress the avoidance of repressive government and civil conflict. They show that countries tend to enjoy all three pillars of prosperity when they have evolved cohesive  Read more...

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