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Third World Lessons for First World Growth

July 18, 2013

Worker in a soybean field in Brazil. First world countries have a lot to learn from countries like Brazil, says Henry (Photo: Orezzoli/Corbis)

Developed countries need to be industrious like ants, says economist, Peter Blair Henry.   For years they have offered advice to developing countries on the best path to growth. They might benefit from heeding some of their own advice, he suggests.

Peter Henry, New York University