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What works in development? : thinking big and thinking small

Author: Jessica Cohen; William Easterly
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, [2009] ©2009
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"What Works in Development? brings together leading experts to address one of the most basic yet vexing issues in development: what do we really know about what works--and what doesn't--in fighting global poverty? The contributors, including many of the world's most respected economic development analysts, focus on the ongoing debate over which paths to development truly maximize results. Should we emphasize a  Read more...
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What works in development?
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2009039932
(OCoLC)294886468
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica Cohen; William Easterly
ISBN: 9780815704195 0815704194
OCLC Number: 500685128
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 245 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction : thinking big versus thinking small / Jessica Cohen and William Easterly --
The new development economics : we shall experiment, but how shall we learn? / Dani Rodrik. Comment by Sendhil Mullainathan. Comment by Martin Ravallion --
Breaking out of the pocket : do health interventions work? Which ones and in what sense? / Peter Boone and Simon Johnson. Comment by Anne Case. Comment by Jessica Cohen --
Pricing and access : lessons from randomized evaluations in education and health / Michael Kremer and Alaka Holla. Comment by David N. Weil. Comment by Paul Romer --
The policy irrelevance of the economics of education : is "normative as positive" just useless, or worse? / Lant Pritchett. Comment by Benjamin A. Olken. Comment by Nancy Birdsall --
The other invisible hand : high bandwidth development policy / Ricardo Hausmann. Comment by Nava Ashraf. Comment by Ross Levine --
Big answers for big questions : the presumption of growth policy / Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee. Comment by Peter Klenow. Comment by William Easterly.
Responsibility: Jessica Cohen and William Easterly, editors.

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Brings together leading experts to address one of the most basic yet vexing issues in development: what do we really know about what works- and what doesn't - in fighting global poverty?  Read more...

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