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Are educational policies elitist?

Biagio Speciale.

in Oxford Economic Papers

July 2012; p ublished online September 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Education and Research Institutions; Microeconomics; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies. 8741 words.

This paper analyses the link between public education expenditure and human capital inequality. I build a model of human capital formation where government intervention in education is...

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Arms Races and Negotiations

Sandeep Baliga and Tomas Sjöström.

in The Review of Economic Studies

April 2004; p ublished online April 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Game Theory and Bargaining Theory; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Analysis of Collective Decision-making. 11574 words.

Two players simultaneously decide whether or not to acquire new weapons in an arms race game. Each player's type determines his propensity to arm. Types are private information, and are...

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British infrastructure policy and the gradual return of the state

Dieter Helm.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Regulation and Industrial Policy; Intertemporal Choice and Growth; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Economic Development. 10374 words.

The state of British infrastructure is the source of almost continuous study and criticism. There is now a host of new demands in water, energy, transport and communications which require a...

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Can Parental Migration Reduce Petty Corruption in Education?

Lisa Sofie Höckel, Manuel Santos Silva and Tobias Stöhr.

in The World Bank Economic Review

February 2018; p ublished online April 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Factor Movements and International Business; Education and Research Institutions; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Household Behaviour and Family Economics. 9348 words.

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The income generated from parental migration can increase funds available for children’s education. In countries where informal payments to teachers...

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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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Emergency Vaccination to Control Foot-and-mouth Disease: Implications of its Inclusion as a U.S. Policy Option

Amy D. Hagerman, Bruce A. McCarl, Tim E. Carpenter, Michael P. Ward and Joshua O'Brien.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

March 2012; p ublished online December 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Welfare Economics; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies. 9168 words.

Emergency animal vaccination has been used in recent international foot-and-mouth disease outbreaks, but current USDA policy favors emergency vaccination use only if standard culling...

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Excluding the Rural Population: The Impact of Public Expenditure on Child Malnutrition in Peru

Gissele Gajate-Garrido.

in The World Bank Economic Review

October 2014; p ublished online October 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Behaviour and Family Economics; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Economics of Health; Demographic Economics. 8216 words.

Why is the urban–rural gap in child malnutrition increasing in Peru despite government efforts to improve the provision of public services? To answer this question, the impact of regional...

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The Government Response to Informed Citizens: New Evidence on Media Access and the Distribution of Public Health Benefits in Africa

Philip Keefer and Stuti Khemani.

in The World Bank Economic Review

January 2016; p ublished online August 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Economics of Health. 15625 words.

We use a “natural experiment” in media markets in Benin to examine the impact of community radio on government responsiveness to citizens. Contrary to prior research on the impact of mass...

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How Do Retirees Value Life Annuities? Evidence from Public Employees

John Chalmers and Jonathan Reuter.

in The Review of Financial Studies

August 2012; p ublished online April 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Economics; Insurance. 16734 words.

Because life annuities can increase the level and decrease the volatility of lifetime consumption, economists have long been puzzled by the low demand for life annuities. One potential...

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How Family Status and Social Security Claiming Options Shape Optimal Life Cycle Portfolios

Andreas Hubener, Raimond Maurer and Olivia S. Mitchell.

in The Review of Financial Studies

April 2016; p ublished online November 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Intertemporal Choice and Growth; Economics; Insurance; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Demand and Supply of Labour. 19507 words.

We show how optimal household decisions regarding work, retirement, saving, portfolio allocations, and life insurance are shaped by the complex financial options embedded in U.S. Social...

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