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Addressing the Natural Resource Curse: An Illustration from Nigeria

Xavier Sala-i-Martin and Arvind Subramanian.

in Journal of African Economies

August 2013; p ublished online December 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economywide Country Studies; Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Economic Development. 13662 words.

Some natural resources—oil and minerals in particular—exert a negative and non-linear impact on growth via their deleterious impact on institutional quality. We show this result to be very...

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Advertising, in-house R&D, and growth

Volker Grossmann.

in Oxford Economic Papers

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 8103 words.

This paper develops a quality-ladder model of endogenous growth to study the interplay between in-house R&D and combative advertising expenditure, and its implications for economic growth,...

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Affluence and Food: A Simple Way to Infer Incomes

Kenneth W. Clements and Dongling Chen.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

July 2010; p ublished online July 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Agricultural Economics. 9337 words.

Accurate and timely measures of cross-country real incomes are still a rarity. As the share of expenditure devoted to food is readily available, we use Engel’s law in reciprocal form to...

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After Janjaweed? Socioeconomic Impacts of the Conflict in Darfur

Ola Olsson.

in The World Bank Economic Review

October 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Capitalist Systems; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity. 9520 words.

This article uses a unique database on 542 villages in southwestern Darfur to analyze patterns of land reallocation and population change that have emerged as a consequence of the recent...

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Age, seniority and labour costs: lessons from the Finnish IT revolution

Francesco Daveri and Mika Maliranta.

in Economic Policy

January 2007; p ublished online August 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Financial Regulation; Health, Education, and Welfare; Labour and Demographic Economics; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Public Economics; Regional Government Analysis. 22547 words.

The bad labour market performance of the workforce over 50 indicates that an aged workforce is often a burden for firms. Our paper seeks to investigate whether and why this is the case by...

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Ageing and unused capacity in Europe: is there an early retirement trap?

Viola Angelini, Agar Brugiavini and Guglielmo Weber.

in Economic Policy

July 2009; p ublished online August 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Financial Regulation; Health, Education, and Welfare; Labour and Demographic Economics; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Public Economics; Regional Government Analysis. 16832 words.

We address the issue of how early retirement may interact with limited use of financial markets in producing financial hardship later in life, when some risks (such as long-term care) are...

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The Agency Cost of Internal Collusion and Schumpeterian Growth

David Martimort and Thierry Verdier.

in The Review of Economic Studies

October 2004; p ublished online October 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Production and Organizations; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; Market Structure and Pricing. 10999 words.

This paper analyses the link between the internal organization of the firm and the growth process. We present a Schumpeterian growth model in which monopoly firms face agency costs due to...

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Aggregate and Farm-Level Productivity Growth in Tobacco: Before and After the Quota Buyout

Barrett E. Kirwan, Shinsuke Uchida and T. Kirk White.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

July 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Agricultural Economics. 8660 words.

We examine the distortionary effects of agricultural policy on farm productivity by examining the response of U.S. tobacco farmers’ productivity to the quota buyout of 2004. We focus on the...

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Aggregate capital productivity in the US economy, 1964–2001

Simon Mohun.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

September 2009; p ublished online December 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economywide Country Studies; General Aggregative Models; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity. 10377 words.

In the decomposition of the US macroeconomic pre-tax rate of profit as the product of profit share and capital productivity, this paper considers the role of capital productivity over the...

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Aggregate demand and the endogeneity of the natural rate of growth: evidence from Latin American economies

Gilberto A. Libânio.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

September 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Aggregative Models; Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity. 8356 words.

This paper aims to explore the Keynesian idea that aggregate demand matters for economic activity, both in the short and long run. To that extent, it discusses the endogeneity of the...

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