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Accomplishing State Budget Policy and Process Reforms  

Iris J. Lav

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2012
This article tackles the issue of comprehensive state budget reform. With structural deficits rampant, reform is needed to maintain the current level of programs that states and localities ... More

Achieving Fiscal Sustainability for State and Local Governments  

Robert B. Ward

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2012
Over the last decade, observers of state and local finances have been alarmed over an emerging picture of long-term, structural imbalances. This article examines the concept of fiscal ... More

Adam Smith on Empire and International Relations  

Edwin Van De Haar

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May 2013
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Jul 2013
International affairs were a main concern for Smith, yet his views on this topic are largely overlooked or misinterpreted. As a result, the academic literature still contains many erroneous ... More

Administration of Trade Policy  

Alfred E. Eckes

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
This article deals with the administration of trade policy. It examines the individuals, ideas, and institutions that shape the trade regulation process. It focuses on the rules-based ... More

Africa’s Evolving Economic Policy Frameworks  

Célestin Monga and Justin Yifu Lin

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Jul 2015
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Jan 2015
This introductory chapter of the second volume of the Handbook discusses Africa’s changing economic policy and institutional frameworks, and presents the ways forward. It starts with a ... More

Agri-Environmental Policies: A Comparison of US and EU Experiences  

Roger Claassen, Joseph Cooper, Cristina Salvioni, and Marcella Veronesi

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Jul 2014
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Sep 2014
Although agri-environmental programs have a long history in the United States and the European Union, such programs began to play a larger role in federal farm policies in the 1980s, in ... More

Agriculture  

Tim Josling

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
This article attempts to provide in a succinct way a road map for those wandering into the territory of agricultural policy and trade. It begins with a brief discussion of the linkages ... More

Antipoverty Programs for Poor Children and Families  

Janet Currie

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Nov 2012
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Dec 2012
This article reviews research on the effects of programs that attempt to remediate the effects of poverty on children. It suggests that cash-benefit programs are unlikely to ever do enough to ... More

ASEAN Economic Integration: Driven by Markets, Bureaucrats, or Both?  

Hal Hill and Jayant Menon

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
This article aims to provide a stand-alone introduction to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) economies, and traces ASEAN's evolution with a focus on its programs of ... More

Aspects of Bureaucratic Corruption  

Gautam Bose

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Mar 2012
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Nov 2012
This article attempts to identify treatments of corruption that draw on characteristics of underdevelopment either as causes or as consequences. There is a very small amount of literature ... More

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