Government Failures in Development
26 Pages Posted: 15 Jan 2007 Last revised: 19 Aug 2021
Date Written: April 1990
This paper takes as a given the proposition that, in many developing countries, governmental policies have been highly distortive and harmful to economic growth. These policies have included omissions, such as neglect of infrastructure, and commission such as highly restrictive trade regimes and credit rationing. The issues arising from recognition that governments, like markets, are imperfect are discussed.
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