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APUSpecial Lecture on Development Strategy by Motoo Kusakabe

Lesson Two:
2. Introduction to the Economic Growth (Lecture)
What do we learn? Reading Suggestions
What is the best learning method and how we learn? - Action learning, Project-based learning

- Group learning, Presentation, Facilitation

- Competence learning

- Knowledge sharing

- Empirical analysis, Scientific methodology

 Goals and Objectives
What has been achieved by aid in terms of economic growth and poverty reduction? (by region, by human development goals) How to measure the Poverty?

Has the poverty reduced over the past decades?

More Info on Poverty: The World Bank Poverty Website

Chen and Ravallion 2004. "How Have the World's Poorest Fared Since the Early 1980s?"


What are the evolution of development strategies? (investment gap approach, export promotion, macroeconomic policy/structural adjustment, human capital,  governance)
Change in the World Bank Development Strategies

What are the sources of growth?
Rodrik, Dani. 2002. Institutions, Integration and Geography - In Search of the Deep Determinants of Economic Growth. papers were produced for a conference in April 2001, hosted by Dani Rodrik.

Why has Africa suffered the Growth Tragedy?
Easterly, Wiliam R. and Ross Levine. 1997. Africa's Growth Tragedy: Policies and Ethnic Divisions. Published in Quarterly Journal of Economics v112, n4: 1203-50

Why has East Asian Miracle happened?
World Bank. 1993. The East Asian Miracle: Economic Growth and Public Policy. Oxford University Press , World Bank. Reprinted in Leading Issues in Economic Development. Gerald Meier and James Rauch