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Pro-Poor Macroeconomics

Potential and Limitations

Palgrave Macmillan

Part of the book series: Social Policy in a Development Context (SPDC)

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xix
  2. Overview and Poverty Impact of Main Macroeconomic Policies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Portfolio Flows, Macroeconomic Policy and Global Poverty

      • Christian E. Weller, Radha Chaurushiya
      Pages 97-118
    3. The Effects of FDI on Growth and Inequality

      • Chiara Bonassi, Giorgia Giovannetti, Giorgio Ricchiuti
      Pages 119-143
  3. Back Matter

    Pages 349-356

About this book

This book tackles the disagreements that affect those looking to establish the macroeconomic policies needed to halve poverty over the next ten years. It presents a pro-poor macroeconomic policy allowing countries to recapture policy space, help promote growth, reduce inequality and diminish poverty in a sustainable way.

Keywords

  • development
  • economic policy
  • fiscal policy
  • growth
  • macroeconomics

Reviews

'Macroeconomic management is of great importance for the poor, who tends to pay more in times of crisis and gain less in times of booms. This volume rightly avoids providing a recipe for all countries, stressing instead the importance of country context in choosing macro policies.' - François Bourguignon, Senior Vice President for Development Economics and Chief Economist, World Bank

'At long last, a solid professional analysis of the interrelationships between macroeconomic policies and poverty, not only in theory but also in practice. UNRISD and Cornia merit the policy community's thanks and congratulations. One must pray that finance ministries and the IMF will now learn from it.' - Gerry Helleiner, Professor Emeritus in Economics, University of Toronto, Canada, and Chairman, International Lawyers and Economists Against Poverty (ILEAP)

'Doing macroeconomics to help the poor is just about 180 degrees out of sync with current policy practice. This book will help turn the policy world in the right direction by describing how pro-poor macro policies should be designed. It merits careful study everywhere.' - Lance Taylor, Arnhold Professor of International Cooperation and Development, New School for Social Research, USA

'This wide-ranging volume explores both the potential as well as the limitations of current thinking around 'pro-poor macroeconomics'. It also underscores the crucial importance of grounding development, employment and poverty reduction policies in sustainable macroeconomic policy.' - José Antonio Ocampo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations

'The articles are firmly based in empirical evidence, which is refreshing...' - CAPSA Flash

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of Florence, Italy

    Giovanni Andrea Cornia

About the editor

JORGE SABA ARBACHE Senior Economist, Office of the Chief Economist, Africa Region, World Bank, USA CHIARA BONASSI Research Fellow, Italian Institute for Foreign Trade (ICE), Italy SUNIL KUMAR BUNDOO Senior Lecturer, University of Mauritius, Mauritius SHEETAL K. CHAND Visiting Researcher, Department of Economics, University of Oslo, Norway C. P. CHANDRASEKHAR Professor, Center for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India RADHA CHAURUSHIYA Economic Policy Analyst, Center for American Progress, USA WEE CHONG HUI Lecturer in Economics, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia GIORGIA GIOVANNETTI Professor of Economics, University of Florence, Italy JAYATI GHOSH Professor and Chair, Center for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India RAGHBENDRA JHA Rajiv Gandhi Professor of South Asian Economics, Australia South Asia Research Centre, Australia STEPHAN KLASEN Professor of Development Economics, University of Göttingen, Germany JOMO K. S. Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, United Nations, USA MOLLY POLLACK Consultant, Chile SANJAY G. REDDY Assistant Professor of Economics, Columbia University, USA GIORGIO RICCHIUTI Researcher, University of Florence, Italy ANDRÉS SOLIMANO Regional Advisor, UN-ECLAC, Chile CHRISTIAN E. WELLER Senior Economist, Center for American Progress, USA

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  • ISBN: 978-0-230-62790-1
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Softcover Book USD 175.00
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Hardcover Book USD 185.00
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