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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 5 Asset Redistribution Readings Tables and figures in this lecture are taken from: Chapters 11 & 12 of Ray (1998) Burgess, R. (2004), Mao’s Legacy: Access to Land and Hunger in Modern China. mimeo Department of Economics and STICERD, LSE. Class based on Besley, T. and Burgess, R. (2000). Land Reform, Poverty Reduction, and Growth: Evidence from India. The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 115(2):389430. 5.1 Burgess (2004) Mao’s Legacy: Access to Land and Hunger in Modern China Motivation: Finding effective means to tackle poverty is crucial to the defining mission of development economics But which forms of intervention have/can be effective? Should we just rely on growth promoting policies to reduce poverty? 83 ...
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