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An Absence of Advocates: How the ‘Welfare’ Lobby Lost Its Voice

Leo F. Goodstadt.

in Poverty in the Midst of Affluence

September 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Economics. 10317 words.

This chapter shows how the community came to give overriding priority to the preservation of Hong Kong’s unique combination of personal freedom, social stability and open and honest...

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The Accelerating Integration of Banks and Markets and its Implications for Regulation

Arnoud W. A. Boot and Anjan V. Thakor.

in The Oxford Handbook of Banking

January 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Economics; Financial Markets; Public Economics. 14413 words.

This article examines how banks choose between relationship- and transactions-based lending, and more generally the role of debt versus equity instruments and the economic functions of...

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Access to Adequate Nutritious Food: New Indicators to Track Progress and Inform Action

Anna Herforth.

in The Fight Against Hunger and Malnutrition

May 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Economic Development and Growth; Public Economics. 9494 words.

New indicators are needed for global monitoring of access to and consumption of adequate nutritious food. These indicators would fill a basic information gap necessary to understand the...

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Accomplishing State Budget Policy and Process Reforms

Iris J. Lav.

in The Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government Finance

March 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Economics; Public Economics; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics. 10887 words.

This article tackles the issue of comprehensive state budget reform. With structural deficits rampant, reform is needed to maintain the current level of programs that states and localities...

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An account of the Washington Lend Lease negotiations 1944 by E. A. G. Robinson

Prue Kerr.

in Contributions to Political Economy

November 2003; p ublished online November 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Economic Thought; Public Economics; Political Economy. 0 words.

In September 1944, John Maynard Keynes set sail for Washington where Keynes was to be a key negotiator in the talks leading up to Stage II of Lend Lease. Accompanying him and his wife was...

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Accountability, Political Parties, and the Media

Duncan Green.

in How Change Happens

October 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Economic Development and Growth; Public Economics. 7239 words.

This chapter discusses political parties and the media as two crucial institutions that provide avenues for accountability, as well as the burgeoning field of ‘social accountability’, in...

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Accounting for Exclusivism

Michael Shalev.

in Labour and the Political Economy in Israel

March 1992; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Economics. 18992 words.

This chapter discusses national exclusivism, which characterized the mobilization of the Jewish working class in Palestine. It distinguishes the Israeli case from its social-democratic...

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Accounting for Hegemony

Michael Shalev.

in Labour and the Political Economy in Israel

March 1992; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Economics. 18550 words.

This chapter discusses Mapai, the Hebrew acronym for Palestine Workers' Party. This party is one of the few political parties in the West that successfully attained the status of ‘dominant...

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Accounting for South Africa's Growth Revival after 1994

Stan Du Plessis and Ben Smit.

in South African Economic Policy under Democracy

March 2009; p ublished online May 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Economics. 12495 words.

This chapter describes, identifies underlying factors, and seeks explanations for South Africa's economic recovery since 1994. It begins with a description of the trends in aggregate and...

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Accounting for Stability

Bill Martin and Robert Rowthorn.

in CESifo Economic Studies

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public Economics. 0 words.

There is no consensus about the causes of the reduction in business cycle volatility seen in many major economies over the last decade. Using stylised models of the economies of the US,...

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