The Quality of Growth

Thomas, Vinod., Mansoor Dailami, Ashok Dhareshwar, Ramon E. López, Daniel Kaufmann, Nalin Kishor, and Yan Wang. 2000. The Quality of Growth. New York: Oxford University Press.

Posted: 27 Jun 2017

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Vinod Thomas

World Bank - Brazil

Mansoor Dailami

World Bank

Ashok M. Dhareshwar

Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta

Daniel Kaufmann

Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI); The Brookings Institution

Nalin Kishor

World Bank Institute - Environment and Natural Resources Program (WBIEN)

Ramón López

University of Maryland - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics

Yan Wang

Cornell University; African Development Bank

Date Written: September 1, 2000

Abstract

Human, natural, and physical capital assets are a country's main resources for growth and welfare improvements. Their distribution, growth and productivity largely determine people's income and welfare. The poor rely on human and natural capital in addition to physical capital, so the accumulation and productivity of these assets have a strong impact on poverty. Growth based on relatively undistorted or balanced accumulation is likely to be less volatile and to be sustained over the long term. We provide evidence on improving the distribution of opportunities, sustaining the natural capital, dealing with global financial crises, and improving governance and fighting corruption. These evidence focuses on the experiences of 1990s. This book was translated into ten languages and a new Chinese edition is coming soon.

Keywords: growth, welfare, distribution, sustainability, and governance

JEL Classification: 000

Suggested Citation

Thomas, Vinod and Dailami, Mansoor and Dhareshwar, Ashok M. and Kaufmann, Daniel and Kishor, Nalin and López, Ramón and Wang, Yan, The Quality of Growth (September 1, 2000). Thomas, Vinod., Mansoor Dailami, Ashok Dhareshwar, Ramon E. López, Daniel Kaufmann, Nalin Kishor, and Yan Wang. 2000. The Quality of Growth. New York: Oxford University Press. . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2991359

Vinod Thomas

World Bank - Brazil ( email )

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Mansoor Dailami

World Bank ( email )

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Ashok M. Dhareshwar

Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta ( email )

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India

Daniel Kaufmann

Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) ( email )

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United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.resourcegovernance.org

The Brookings Institution ( email )

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Nalin Kishor

World Bank Institute - Environment and Natural Resources Program (WBIEN) ( email )

1818 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20433
United States

Ramón López

University of Maryland - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics ( email )

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University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-5535
United States
301-405-1281 (Phone)
301-405-9091 (Fax)

Yan Wang (Contact Author)

Cornell University ( email )

Ithaca, NY 14853
United States

African Development Bank ( email )

Rue Joseph Anoma
Abidjan, Ivory Coast 01 BP 1387
Ivory Coast (Cote D'ivoire)

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