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Instruments of Development: Randomisation in the Tropics, and the Search for the Elusive Keys to Economic Development

ANGUS DEATON

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 162, 2008 Lectures

Published by British Academy

Published in print December 2009 | ISBN: 9780197264584
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734069 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197264584.003.0006

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Instruments of Development: Randomisation in the Tropics, and the Search for the Elusive Keys to Economic Development

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This lecture presents the text of the speech about economic development delivered by the author at the 2008 Keynes Lecture in Economics held at the British Academy. It examines macro and micro kinds of economic assistance and evaluates how assistance works. The lecture suggests that econometric methodology needs to be assessed, not only by methodologists but also by those who are concerned with the substance of the issue.

Keywords: economic development; economic assistance; econometric methodology; Keynes Lecture; British Academy

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Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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