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Addressing the “Wicked Problem” of Input Subsidy Programs in Africa

Jacob Ricker-Gilbert, Thomas Jayne and Gerald Shively.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

June 2013; p ublished online February 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Corporate Regulation; Development Planning and Policy; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 8875 words.

This article reviews and critically assesses evidence on input subsidy programs implemented in selected countries over the past decade in Africa. We believe that input subsidies should be...

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Airport cities and metropolitan labor markets: an extension and response to Cidell

Stephen J. Appold.

in Journal of Economic Geography

November 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Transport; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Economic Development. 10305 words.

Using Census 2000 CTPP tract-level data for the 51 largest U.S. metropolitan areas, airport cities—agglomerations of employment anchored by airports—are placed in the context of...

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An Analysis of Selectivity in the Productivity Evaluation of Biotechnology: An Application to Corn

Guanming Shi, Jean-Paul Chavas, Joseph Lauer and Elizabeth Nolan.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

April 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics; Microeconomics; Economic Development; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 9303 words.

We investigate selectivity bias in the evaluation of biotech hybrid productivity. The analysis is applied to experimental data on Wisconsin corn yields from 1990 to 2010. Relying on a...

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At the origin of the industrial district: Alfred Marshall and the Cambridge school

Fiorenza Belussi and Katia Caldari.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

March 2009; p ublished online November 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Economic Thought; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Economic Development; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 11418 words.

This paper investigates the origin and evolution of the concept of the industrial district. The idea of industrial district is quite widespread in modern industrial economics and in...

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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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Cape Natural Tea Products and the U.S. Market: Rooibos Rebels Ready to Raid*

Norbert L.W. Wilson.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Manufacturing; Marketing; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 4244 words.

Cape Natural Tea Products was a young herbal products company based in South Africa. Rooibos tea was the strongest component of their product portfolio. In South Africa, rooibos was a...

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Capital Accumulation and Economic Growth: The Case of the Retail Food Industry in Developing Countries

Terry Roe and Xinshen Diao.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

August 2004; p ublished online August 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agricultural Economics; Services; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Economic Development. 3008 words.

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The Challenges of Bankruptcy Reform

Elena Cirmizi, Leora Klapper and Mahesh Uttamchandani.

in The World Bank Research Observer

August 2012; p ublished online July 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Bankruptcy; Corporate Regulation; Economic Development. 7385 words.

The 2008 financial crisis was followed by a global economic downturn, a credit crunch, and a reduction in cross-border lending, trade finance, and foreign direct investment, which adversely...

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Characterising deindustrialisation: An analysis of changes in manufacturing employment and output internationally

Fiona Tregenna.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

May 2009; p ublished online November 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; Manufacturing; Economic Development. 13049 words.

Deindustrialisation is typically conceptualised as a decline in manufacturing as a share of total employment. From a Kaldorian perspective deindustrialisation could have negative...

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Coevolution and coordination: a systemic analysis of the Taiwanese information technology industry

Chuan-Kai Lee and Annalee Saxenian.

in Journal of Economic Geography

March 2008; p ublished online December 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Manufacturing; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Economic Methodology; Economic Development. 10939 words.

The ‘evolutionary turn’ in economic geography has led to increasing emphasis on coevolution among technologies, organizations and territories. The weakness of this approach, however, is a...

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