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Just Get Out of the Way: How Government Can Help Business in Poor Countries [Hardcover]

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Economic growth is the only way out of poverty, and the private sector is best at generating that growth.

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Pages   220
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Weight:   1.24 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Feb 25, 2004
Publisher   Cato Institute
ISBN  1930865546  
ISBN13  9781930865549  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Anderson is an economic development expert who has extensive experience with government policies and programs to help private business. During his 10 years at the World Bank, he worked on development issues in more than 15 countries.

Robert E. Anderson currently resides in Falls Church, in the state of Virginia. Robert E. Anderson was born in 1944.

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Worth a close read  Jun 18, 2004
A trenchant discussion of the usefulness of government (or lack thereof) in creating sustainable economic growth. Solid, well-written, practical and entertaining. The portions on the privatization and the moral hazards posed by IFA lending were particularly good. If you're a student of economic development, a private sector development professional, or just looking for a primer to help you understand why so much goes so badly wrong in the world's poorest countries, this is the book for you.
A timely, expert, seminal, & intrinscially interesting work  Apr 5, 2004
Accessibly written by Robert E. Anderson (an economic development expert who has 10 years of experience with the World Bank working on development issues in more than 15 countries), Just Get Out Of The Way: How Government Can Help Business In Poor Countries is a "tell it like it is" account that warns against helping developing countries by pursuing policies that are used in rich countries. Instead, Just Get Out Of The Way stresses that policymakers should pay attention to the specific institutional weaknesses of developing countries, with an especial watch and guard against corruption and cronyism, as well as much simpler market-oriented policies. A timely, expert, seminal, and intrinscially interesting work, Just Get Out Of The Way is a very highly recommended contribution to International Economics Studies collections and a "must read" book for private, corporate, and governmental policy makers in the field of international economic development.
Great Book  Feb 3, 2004
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