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POVERTY AND PROGRESS
REALITIES AND MYTHS ABOUT GLOBAL POVERTY
Publication date: April 16, 2013$24.95, hardback, ISBN: 978-1-938048-83-8$11.99, digital, ISBN: 978-1-938048-85-2Book publicist: Eleanor O’Connor, (202) 789-5266Broadcast contact: Meaghan Leister, (202) 789-5200Distributed to the trade by the National Book Network.For more information, call (800) 462
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is the James S. Coleman Professor Emeritus of InternationalDevelopment Studies at the University of California at Los Angeles, professor emeritus of political economy at University College London, and a senior fellow at the Cato Institute.
Few development economists combine the academic stature,understanding, policy experience, and hands-on familiarity with thechallenges of economic development that Deepak Lal has. In this insightfulbook, Lal takes on both the myths about development and the policy mistakes of the past half century. He argues cogently that globalization,good governance and liberal economic policies have led to phenomenalsuccess in many countries over that time, and that slowly growingcountries need to rectify their own economic policies.
FORMER FIRST DEPUTY MANAGING DIRECTOR OF THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND; AND FORMER VICE PRESIDENT FOR ECONOMICS AND RESEARCH AT THE WORLD BANK
Deepak Lal combines deep knowledge and long experience of economictheory and practical policymaking with and a clear-sighted impatiencefor humbug. The combination produces a fascinating analysis and anuplifting prognosis for how people can lift themselves out of poverty.
THE RATIONAL OPTIMIST