Policy Complementarities and the Washington Consensus

While economists continue to debate whether particular economic policies, such as those referred to in Willliamson's (1993) "Washington Consensus," can spur growth in developing countries, this paper demonstrates that it is combinations of policies that are more critical for growth. P...

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Main Author: Aziz, Jahangir
Other Authors: Westcott, Robert F.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Washington, D.C. International Monetary Fund 1997, 1997
Series:IMF Working Papers; Working Paper
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Collection: International Monetary Fund - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:While economists continue to debate whether particular economic policies, such as those referred to in Willliamson's (1993) "Washington Consensus," can spur growth in developing countries, this paper demonstrates that it is combinations of policies that are more critical for growth. Policy complementarity refers to the mutually reinforcing benefits of policies that create an environment that is conducive to investment and growth. Quantitative measures of policy complementarity are developed, and the study shows empirically, through both an outcomes-based probability framework and a standard regression analysis, that these complementarities are significant and robust in explaining growth outcomes over the period 1985-95
Physical Description:20 p.
ISBN:1451940955
9781451940954