Summary: Combining rigorous economic and political analysis with narrative highlights, this volume chronicles remarkable rags-to-riches stories that will inspire and educate readers. As an important contribution to the literature on economic development, Lessons from the Poor is a must-read for global investors, microlenders, foreign policy analysts, political economists, international relations experts, and anyone interested in helping the poor find a way out of poverty. With stories that lo
ok at the textile and soft drink industries in Peru, the growth of Kenya's chain stores and one-person kiosks, the rise of barter clubs in Argentina, and Nigerian clothing design, these studies provide insights into entrepreneurship and the role that government regulations often play in impeding development. Book jacket.
Summary: Combining rigorous economic and political analysis with narrative highlights, this volume chronicles remarkable rags-to-riches stories that will inspire and educate readers. As an important contribution to the literature on economic development, Lessons from the Poor is a must-read for global investors, microlenders, foreign policy analysts, political economists, international relations experts, and anyone interested in helping the poor find a way out of poverty. With stories that look at the textile and soft drink industries in Peru, the growth of Kenya's chain stores and one-person kiosks, the rise of barter clubs in Argentina, and Nigerian clothing design, these studies provide insights into entrepreneurship and the role that government regulations often play in impeding development. Book jacket. ...show less
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