Macroeconomic Policies and Poverty

Edited by Ashoka Mody, Catherine Pattillo

© 2005 – Routledge

416 pages

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About the Book

In this volume, world-renowned contributors, including Martin Ravallion, Michael Kremer and Robert Townsend, deal with the institutional characteristics of poverty resulting from the time pattern of aid, the nature of financial systems and the political economy of budgetary decisions. Going beyond the traditional literature on poverty, this original book deals with themes of broad interest to both scholars and policymakers in a clear yet technically sophisticated manner.

Departing from conventional methods employed in poverty studies, these innovative essays enquire into the institutional characteristics of poverty, and using current case studies, they examine the crucial idea that periods of crises seriously affect poverty.

About the Editors

Ashoka Mody is at the International Monetary Fund. Prior to joining the IMF in 2001, he worked at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and the World Bank.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

In an increasingly interdependent world, many of the most important issues are driven by economic forces. This series applies newly developed economic techniques to some of the most pressing contemporary problems. The aim of the series is to demonstrate the relevance of modern economic theory to the modern world economy, and to provide key reading for researchers and policy-makers.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS039000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Macroeconomics
BUS069000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
POL024000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Economic Policy