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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

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

Commercialization or Engagement: Which Is of More Significance for Regional Economies?  

Martin Kenney

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Sep 2015
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Oct 2015
The literature on the university’s role in regional economic development and technology commercialization has almost entirely focused on commercialization as managed through ... More

Construction of the Cluster Commons  

Orjan Solvell

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Sep 2015
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Oct 2015
There is an extensive literature linking clusters to innovation, through the mechanism of knowledge spillovers. This chapter argues that, in order for such innovation dynamics and ... More

Corruption Scandals, the Evolution of Anti-Corruption Institutions, and Their Impact on Brazil’s Economy  

Mariana Mota Prado and Lindsey Carson

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Oct 2018
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Aug 2018
This chapter considers corruption in the Brazilian context and the impact this may have had on economic performance. It is first suggested that a corruption scandal can create a window of ... More

Housing Policy: The Evolving Subnational Role  

Robert M. Buckley and Alex F. Schwartz

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2012
This article provides both a policy primer and an analytical guide to the evolving subnational role in US housing. It traces developments that began in the 1970s. The article begins with ... More

In Search of New Competitive Advantage: Japan’s Local Firms in Sustainable Business  

Kayo Hirai, Hiro Motoki, and Hideki Yamawaki

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Sep 2015
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Oct 2015
Japanese corporations are in transition from their successful organizational and business model in the high-growth era of the 1960s through the 1980s, to new models to adapt to the ... More

Infrastructure  

Edmund Amann, Werner Baer, Thomas Trebat, and Juan Villa Lora

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Oct 2018
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Aug 2018
This chapter analyzes the issues surrounding Brazil’s long-standing underinvestment in critical infrastructure. Following a survey of sectoral issues—in transportation, water, and ... More

Infrastructure in Latin America  

César Calderón and Luis Servén

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Jul 2011
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Sep 2012
This chapter revisits the theme of infrastructure development in Latin America from a macroeconomic standpoint, first documenting the trends in Latin America's infrastructure development. ... More

Infrastructure Privatization in The New Millennium  

Ellen Dannin and Lee Cokorinos

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2012
This article examines an alternative means of obtaining infrastructure funding, which consists of various techniques that involve private ownership and the operation of public-use ... More

Land Concentration, Efficiency, Slavery, and the Jubilee  

Jacob Rosenberg and Avi Weiss

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Dec 2010
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Sep 2012
The Jubilee, as laid out in the Bible, is generally viewed as a time for celebration—a time during which horns are blown, families reunited, and heirlooms reclaimed. This article focuses ... More

The Rise and Fall of State Enterprises  

Armando Castelar Pinheiro

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Oct 2018
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Aug 2018
We can divide the history of Brazilian state-owned enterprise (SOEs) into two periods. In the first (1930s to late 1970s), SOEs were a policy instrument in state-led industrialization. ... More

The Strategic Management of Place  

David B. Audretsch

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Sep 2015
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Oct 2015
This chapter provides a systematic framework for understanding what shapes the economic performance of cities, regions, and states, or places, and how that performance can be enhanced. In ... More

Swimming Upstream: Why Regional Economic Development Depends on National Economic Competitiveness  

Robert Atkinson

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Sep 2015
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Oct 2015
Since its inception after World War II, the practice of local and regional economic development has been largely divorced from national economic development policies. This is in part ... More

Transportation Finance  

Jonathan L. Gifford

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2012
No area of state and local government finance has a longer lineage of public spending and intergovernmental relationships (or is more visible to citizens on a daily basis) than the ... More

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