Contributors – The Centre for Independent Studies

Peter T. Bauer


Featured Publication

  • Aid and Development in the South Pacific 05 February 1991 | PP02
    The political economy of the South Pacific is dominated by foreign aid.  This promotes domestic statism, which in turn retards the economic growth and development of the many countreis in the region.  As popular expectations of higher living standards are…...
    The political economy of the South Pacific is dominated by foreign aid.  This promotes domestic statism, which in turn retards the economic growth and development of the many countreis in the region.  As popular expectations of higher living standards are…
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Publications

  • Population Growth: Curse or Blessing? 07 May 1990 | OP28
    Population growth is widely regarded as self-evidently a cause of poverty and backwardness in Third World countries. In this Occasional Paper, Lord Bauer challenges this belief and argues that population growth represents a gain in welfare: not only are the great majority of children wanted and planned by their parents,…...
    Population growth is widely regarded as self-evidently a cause of poverty and backwardness in Third World countries. In this Occasional Paper, Lord Bauer challenges this belief and argues that population growth represents a gain in welfare: not only are the great majority of children wanted and planned by their parents,…
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  • The Third World Debt Crisis: Can’t Pay or Won’t Pay? 13 March 1990 | OP31
    In this Occasional Paper, Lord Bauer questions the widely held belief that debt service is a major cause of poverty in Third World countries. He points out that: Almost all debtor countries restrict direct foreign investment, so reducing their export capacity and increasing their dependence on foreign aid; Borrowed funds…...
    In this Occasional Paper, Lord Bauer questions the widely held belief that debt service is a major cause of poverty in Third World countries. He points out that: Almost all debtor countries restrict direct foreign investment, so reducing their export capacity and increasing their dependence on foreign aid; Borrowed funds…
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  • Economic Control or Economic Development 06 January 1990 | OP27
    In the sixth John Bonython Lecture, P.T. Bauer argues that wide-ranging state controls hinder the development of Third World economies. Instead, they generate and heighten political tensions (often between ethnic groups) by diverting resources into the search for government favours, and so render whole populations largely dependent on the state…...
    In the sixth John Bonython Lecture, P.T. Bauer argues that wide-ranging state controls hinder the development of Third World economies. Instead, they generate and heighten political tensions (often between ethnic groups) by diverting resources into the search for government favours, and so render whole populations largely dependent on the state…
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