Introduction—Forum Series on the Role of Institutions in Promoting Economic Growth

Introduction—Forum Series on the Role of Institutions in Promoting Economic Growth The Review of Austrian Economics, 18:3/4, 235–240, 2005. 2005 Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. Manufactured in The Netherlands. Introduction—Forum Series on the Role of Institutions in Promoting Economic Growth PETER J. BOETTKE pboettke@gmu.edu Department of Economics and Mercatus Center, MSN 3G4, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA By the end of the 20th century it was obvious that earlier public policy models of economic development and poverty reduction were less effective than desired. As a consequence international institutions, devoted to promoting development throughout the world, began a reassessment of their aid programs and the general mode of thinking about the prob- lem of underdevelopment. Along these lines, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) tapped the Institute for Research on the Informal Sector (IRIS) at the University of Maryland to administer a Forum Series on the Role of Institutions in Promoting Economic Growth. The aim of the Series was to improve both the self-understanding of the task of effectively aiding economic growth and development, and the effectiveness in the delivery of economic growth and development. The Swedish International Development Agency at roughly the same time commissioned a study from the researchers associated with The Workshop in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Review of Austrian Economics Springer Journals

Introduction—Forum Series on the Role of Institutions in Promoting Economic Growth

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2005 by Springer Science + Business Media, Inc.
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Economics; Public Finance; Political Science; History of Economic Thought/Methodology
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0889-3047
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1573-7128
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10.1007/s11138-005-3110-3
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The Review of Austrian Economics, 18:3/4, 235–240, 2005. 2005 Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. Manufactured in The Netherlands. Introduction—Forum Series on the Role of Institutions in Promoting Economic Growth PETER J. BOETTKE pboettke@gmu.edu Department of Economics and Mercatus Center, MSN 3G4, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA By the end of the 20th century it was obvious that earlier public policy models of economic development and poverty reduction were less effective than desired. As a consequence international institutions, devoted to promoting development throughout the world, began a reassessment of their aid programs and the general mode of thinking about the prob- lem of underdevelopment. Along these lines, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) tapped the Institute for Research on the Informal Sector (IRIS) at the University of Maryland to administer a Forum Series on the Role of Institutions in Promoting Economic Growth. The aim of the Series was to improve both the self-understanding of the task of effectively aiding economic growth and development, and the effectiveness in the delivery of economic growth and development. The Swedish International Development Agency at roughly the same time commissioned a study from the researchers associated with The Workshop in

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The Review of Austrian EconomicsSpringer Journals

Published: Jan 1, 2005

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