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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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CAN LOBBYING PREVENT ANTICOMPETITIVE OUTCOMES? EVIDENCE ON CONSUMER MONOPSONY IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Dino Falaschetti.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

December 2008; p ublished online June 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Marketing; Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Energy and Utilities; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Law and Economics; Regulation and Industrial Policy; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Public Economics. 12089 words.

When basic competition rules cannot stop market power abuses, industry-specific regulations can improve economic performance. But regulations are also more immediately exposed to political...

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Deposit insurance and risk taking

Franklin Allen, Elena Carletti and Agnese Leonello.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

October 2011; p ublished online October 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Financial Regulation; Corporate Regulation; Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit. 6892 words.

We review the theory of deposit insurance, highlighting the underlying assumptions that were not satisfied during the recent financial crisis and that may have led to serious policy...

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Financial Firm Bankruptcy and Contagion

Jean Helwege and Gaiyan Zhang.

in Review of Finance

July 2016; p ublished online October 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Banking; Investment Banking; Financial Regulation; Corporate Governance; Bankruptcy; Money and Interest Rates; Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook. 18538 words.

The Lehman bankruptcy highlights the potential for interconnectedness to cause negative externalities through counterparty contagion, but the externalities may also arise from information...

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Policy Uncertainty and Corporate Investment

Huseyin Gulen and Mihai Ion.

in The Review of Financial Studies

March 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Financial Regulation; Corporate Governance; Corporate Regulation. 17098 words.

Using a news-based index of policy uncertainty, we document a strong negative relationship between firm-level capital investment and the aggregate level of uncertainty associated with...

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Risk-averse firms and employment dynamics

M. Ali Choudhary and Paul Levine.

in Oxford Economic Papers

July 2010; p ublished online November 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Corporate Governance. 7426 words.

In a turnover-training model, where firms fix high wages to lower worker turnover, we find that high risk-aversion in firms speeds up the adjustment process of unemployment to its natural...

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Sovereign Wealth Funds and Natural Resource Management in Africa

Samuel E. Wills, Lemma W. Senbet and Witness Simbanegavi.

in Journal of African Economies

September 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; International Finance; Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance; Corporate Governance; Corporate Regulation; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; National Budget, Deficit, and Debt; Publicly Provided Goods; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Economic Development; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation. 8386 words.

Non-renewable resources dominate nearly one quarter of the world's economies. Over half of these economies are developing, with many in Africa. Managing resource revenues is one of the most...

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