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Coalitional realignment and the adoption of non-contributory social insurance programmes in Latin America

Matthew E. Carnes and Isabela Mares.

in Socio-Economic Review

October 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs. 9414 words.

What explains the recent rise in non-contributory social insurance programmes in Latin America? Since the 1990s, Latin American countries have enacted significant social policy reforms that...

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Conditional Election and Partisan Cycles in Government Support to the Agricultural Sector: An Empirical Analysis

Jeroen Klomp and Jakob de Haan.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

July 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Agricultural Economics. 11971 words.

We examine the effect of elections and government ideology on public funding to the agricultural sector using a panel model for more than 70 democratic countries from 1975-2009. We find...

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The Consequences of Obesity for the External Costs of Public Health Insurance in the United States

Joanna P. MacEwan, Julian M. Alston and Abigail M. Okrent.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

December 2014; p ublished online July 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: National Government Expenditures and Related Policies. 8203 words.

Over the past five decades in the United States, total medical expenditures and the proportion of medical expenditures financed with public funds have both increased significantly. A...

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Decentralised Beneficiary Targeting in Large-Scale Development Programmes: Insights from the Malawi Farm Input Subsidy Programme

Talip Kilic, Edward Whitney and Paul Winters.

in Journal of African Economies

January 2015; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Development Planning and Policy; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 13017 words.

This paper contributes to the long-standing debate on the merits of decentralised beneficiary targeting in the administration of development programmes, focussing on the large-scale Malawi...

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Did the Health Card Program Ensure Access to Medical Care for the Poor during Indonesia's Economic Crisis?

Menno Pradhan, Fadia Saadah and Robert Sparrow.

in The World Bank Economic Review

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Economics of Health; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies. 10538 words.

The Indonesian Social Safety Net health card program was implemented in response to the economic crisis that hit Indonesia in 1997, to preserve access to health ...

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Dire consequences: the conservative recapture of America’s political narrative?

David Coates.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

January 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; General Aggregative Models; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit; Money and Interest Rates. 4744 words.

The severity of the financial meltdown in September 2008 was such as to trigger major innovations in US public policy, including the Troubled Assets Relief Program, the American Recovery...

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Do High Food Prices Increase Food Insecurity in the United States?

Christian A. Gregory and Alisha Coleman-Jensen.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

December 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies. 11115 words.

While research establishing the link between high food prices and increased food insecurity in developing countries is robust, similar research about the United States has been lacking....

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Does Aid for Education Educate Children? Evidence from Panel Data

Axel Dreher, Peter Nunnenkamp and Rainer Thiele.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2008; p ublished online April 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Finance; Economic Development; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Education and Research Institutions. 9275 words.

Most of the aid effectiveness literature has focused on the potential growth effects of aggregate aid, with inconclusive results. Considering that donors have repeatedly stressed the...

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Does Free Primary Education Narrow Gender Differences in Schooling? Evidence from Kenya

Adrienne M. Lucas and Isaac M. Mbiti.

in Journal of African Economies

November 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demographic Economics; Education and Research Institutions; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Economic Development. 10540 words.

We identify the impact of the 2003 Kenyan Free Primary Education (FPE) programme on gender imbalances in the number of students graduating from primary school and achievement on the primary...

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Does infrastructure investment lead to economic growth or economic fragility? Evidence from China

Atif Ansar, Bent Flyvbjerg, Alexander Budzier and Daniel Lunn.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2016; p ublished online July 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables; Publicly Provided Goods; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Economic Development; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Transportation Systems. 13419 words.

China’s three-decade infrastructure investment boom shows few signs of abating. Is China’s economic growth a consequence of its purposeful investment? Is China a prodigy in delivering...

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