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Poverty in Haitiby Mats Lundahl
Synopses & Reviews
Following the 2010 earthquake catastrophe, this book examines the economic and political challenges facing Haiti. It presents an overview of the countrys economic history, and seeks new prospects for economic growth and development in the future.
About the Author
MATS LUNDAHL is Professor at Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden
Table of Contents
Prologue: Will Haiti Rise from the Ashes?
PART I: HISTORY
Five Decisive Events in the Economic History of Haiti
Economic Interests Are Color-Blind: On Class Divisions in Haitian History
Poorest in the Caribbean: Haiti in the Twentieth Century
PART II: CONTEMPORARY PROBLEMS
Economic and Political Forces in Haitian Underdevelopment
The Haitian Dilemma Reexamined: Lessons from the Past in the Light of Some New Economic Theory
Income and Land Distribution in Haiti: Some Remarks on Available Statistics
Some Economic Determinants of Haitian Migration to the Dominican Republic
PART III: THE FAILED TRANSITION
Another Failed American Occupation?
From Kleptocracy to Democracy?
Problems of Policy Reform in the Haitian Economy
Sustained Growth in Haiti: Pipe-Dream or Realistic Possibility?
PART IV: A FUTURE FOR HAITI?
Hating the US Does Not Help Haiti
After the Earthquake: What Future for Haiti?
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