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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

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

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

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

Capacity Development for Transformation  

Frannie A. Léautier

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Jul 2015
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Sep 2014
This article examines how capacity development can transform Africa’s economies. It begins by considering various definitions of capacity and proposing an alternative definition based on ... More

Command Economy and its Legacy  

Richard E. Ericson

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Jul 2013
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Oct 2013
The nature, structure, and functioning of the contemporary Russian market economy has been substantially influenced by the legacies of its predecessor, the Soviet command economy.This ... More

Contrasting Capitalisms: Latin America in Comparative Perspective  

Ben Ross Schneider

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May 2012
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Nov 2012
This article argues that Latin American capitalism should be considered, firstly, as distinct from other regions and, secondly, with consequential intraregional variations. The article is ... More

The Convergence Debate and Econometric Approaches: Evidence from India  

Samarjit Das

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Mar 2012
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Nov 2012
This article notes that the econometric literature on convergence has been critical of traditional growth regressions for studying economic convergence across countries and regions, based ... More

Democratic Decentralization and Economic Development  

Roger B. Myerson

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Jul 2015
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Oct 2014
Decentralization and democracy may improve the chances for successful economic development. The importance of local government and democracy is evident in the history of many countries, ... More

Demographic Change, Prostitution, and Sexually Transmitted Infection Rates in China  

Avraham Ebenstein and Ethan J. Sharygin

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Oct 2016
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Dec 2016
China has experienced an explosion in the sex ratio at birth, with 25 million more men than women younger than 20 (2005 census). This chapter examines the implications of large numbers of ... More

Economic Development, Government Policies, and Food Consumption  

William A. Masters

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Sep 2011
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Nov 2012
This article addresses the influence of economic development and government policies on food consumption around the world. It shows how an underlying process of economic development and ... More

Economic Insecurity and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean  

Rob Vos

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Jul 2011
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Sep 2012
This chapter deals with economic insecurity as emanating from global economic volatility; weaknesses in domestic policies and institutions in responding to this; and structural changes ... More

Economics and Policy: Some Lessons from Africa’s Experience  

Akbar Noman and Joseph E. Stiglitz

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Jul 2015
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Dec 2014
The economic revival of sub-Saharan Africa follows a lost quarter century of economic collapse and deindustrialization. This examination of its causes and controversies yields important ... More

Economics and the Study of Corruption in Africa  

M. A. Thomas

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Jul 2015
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Sep 2014
Historically economists have turned to principal-agent models to explain corruption and expected utility models to model bribe transactions. These models depend on a definition of ... More

The Economics of Authoritarianism in North Africa  

Raj M. Desai, Anders Olofsgård, and Tarik M. Yousef

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Jul 2015
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Oct 2014
This chapter examines the origin and evolution of the authoritarian bargain, or the provision of government welfare in exchange for political control, in North Africa. Following ... More

Fiscal Policy in Africa  

Willi Leibfritz

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Jul 2015
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Nov 2014
This chapter focuses on fiscal policy in Africa, with emphasis on fiscal developments over the longer term and during business cycles, the amount and allocation of government spending, the ... More

Fiscal Policy in Latin America  

Mauricio Cárdenas and Guillermo Perry

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Jul 2011
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Sep 2012
Focusing on current issues, this chapter discusses four topics that distinguish Latin America from other regions, and discusses the most compelling explanations provided in the analytical ... More

Food Security Policy in Developed Countries  

Parke Wilde

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Sep 2011
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Nov 2012
This article reviews food security measurement and its connection to policy responses in developed countries. It focuses on survey-based methods, sometimes called “third generation” ... More

From Old to New Developmentalism in Latin America  

Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira

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Jul 2011
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Sep 2012
This chapter adopts a historical method to compare the two competing strategies that Latin America faces today: conventional orthodoxy and new developmentalism. The second section ... More

The Governance of Global Agri-food Value Chains, Standards, and Development  

Johan Swinnen and Rob Kuijpers

Understanding the development implications of agri-food standards and global value chains is crucial, as they are a fundamental component of developing countries’ growth potential and ... More

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