Researching the politics of development



Deals and Development

7 August 2017
Professor Sabyasachi Kar is a key contributer to ESID’s work on the politics of economic growth. He has just contributed a chapter to the landmark forthcoming book, Deals and Development: The Political Dynamics of Growth Episodes, which James Robinson says “advances a powerful set of new concepts”. Edited by Lant Pritchett, Kunal Sen and Eric Werker, the book is out later this year and will, in the words of Professor of Economics at New York University, William Easterly, “change the way you see economic growth”.
Here, Professor Kar talks about the next phase of research on deals and development, using the World Bank’s Enterprise Survey to ask why some developing countries provide better deals to businesses than others.