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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

Antitrust and Competition Policy in Brazil  

Eduardo Pontual Ribeiro, Camila Pires-Alves, and Luis Carlos D. Prado

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Oct 2018
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Aug 2018
This chapter presents and analyzes Brazil’s competition policy on merger control and the abuse of market power. Its role as an important Brazilian public policy derives from a combination ... 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

Assessing State-Level Science and Technology Policies: North Carolina’s Experience with SBIR State Matching Grants  

John Hardin, Lukas Brun, and Lauren Lanahan

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Sep 2015
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Oct 2015
State government R&D expenditures play a critical role in supporting innovation in the United States. This chapter discusses the growing role of US state governments in supporting R&D ... More

An Assessment of the Effectiveness of Antipoverty Programs in the United States  

Yonatan Ben-Shalom, Robert Moffitt, and John Karl Scholz

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Nov 2012
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Dec 2012
This article examines the impact of antipoverty programs on income poverty in the United States. Data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation shows that trends in per capita expenditures ... More

Australian Commercial Policies  

Peter Lloyd

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
This article reviews commercial policies in Australia, examining both long-term trends and recent developments. Australia is fortunate in having time series that are long and of excellent ... More

Bans and Labels with Controversial Food Technologies  

Stéphan Marette and Jutta Roosen

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Sep 2011
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Nov 2012
This article traces consumers' reluctance toward new technologies in the food domain and the nature of controversies. It argues that there are economic considerations in discussion of ... More

Battles Half Won: Political Economy of India's Growth and Economic Policy Since Independence  

Sadiq Ahmed and Ashutosh Varshney

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Mar 2012
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Nov 2012
This article aims to review India's long-term growth experience with a view to understanding the determinants of growth and the underlying political economy. The article looks specifically ... More

The Benefits and Costs of Slot Machine Gambling  

Scott Farrow and Chava Carter

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
This chapter reviews the basic economic welfare criteria for slot machines, as implemented via benefit-cost analysis. More specifically, it provides a conceptualization of the benefits and ... More

Blame the Switchman? Russian Railways Restructuring After Ten Years  

Russell Pittman

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Jul 2013
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Oct 2013
The Russian economy relies on the freight railways to an extraordinary degree. In 2001, after years of debate, the Russian government adopted an ambitious plan to transform this vertically ... More

Business Taxation, Corporate Finance, and Economic Performance  

Christian Keuschnigg and Evelyn Ribi

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2012
This article offers an overview of how different company decisions are affected by various tax policy instruments when some firms are financially constrained due to agency problems between ... More

Cabinet Stability and Policymaking in Latin America  

Cecilia Martínez-Gallardo

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May 2012
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Nov 2012
This article uses data on the composition of cabinets in the presidential systems of Latin America to show variation in patterns of cabinet stability across the region. First, it reviews ... More

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