Macroeconomic Policies, Crises, and Growth in Sri Lanka, 1969-90

Premachandra Athukorala, S. Jayasuriya

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The study offers an overview of the post-independence economic and political developments in Sri Lanka and a new perspective on the interaction between macroeconomic policies, political and social stability, and long-term growth. It challenges widely held views on the relationship between welfare expenditures and growth. The study focuses on the policy experience of two periods (1973-75 and 1978-82), periods when the economy was subjected to major domestic and external stresses. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWashington D.C. USA
PublisherWorld Bank
Number of pages169
ISBN (Print)0821322974, 9780821322970
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1994
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameWorld Bank Comparative Macroeconomics Studies

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