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Does Healthy Food Access Matter in a French Urban Setting?

France Caillavet, Gayaneh Kyureghian, Rodolfo M. Nayga, Coline Ferrant and Pierre Chauvin.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

October 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Manufacturing; Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Other Economic Systems. 9785 words.

Limited access to healthy food is commonly regarded as a contributing factor to poor dietary choices. The objective of this article is to test this hypothesis in a French context given...

The Effect of Supercenter-format Stores on the Healthfulness of Consumers’ Grocery Purchases

Richard Volpe, Abigail Okrent and Ephraim Leibtag.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

April 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Manufacturing; Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Other Economic Systems; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 10791 words.

We examine the effect of supercenter market share on consumers’ food-at-home purchasing habits in the United States. We measure healthfulness several different ways to ensure robustness,...

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Estimating Equilibrium Real Exchange Rates in the Franc Zone

Simeon Coleman.

in Journal of African Economies

August 2008; p ublished online April 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Other Economic Systems; Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables; Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance; International Finance. 9275 words.

This paper estimates the degree of real exchange rate misalignment in 12 CFA (Communauté Financière Africaine) franc zone countries over the period 1960–99. Allowing for contemporaneous...

Evaluating Recipes for Development Success

Avinash Dixit.

in The World Bank Research Observer

January 2007; p ublished online June 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Socialist Institutions and their Transitions; Other Economic Systems; Development Planning and Policy; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Economic Development. 11029 words.

This article offers a provocative critique of the ability of research on the impact of institutions on growth to offer immediate and practical recommendations for reforming and redesigning...

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Examining the Relationship between the Use of Supermarkets and Over-nutrition in Indonesia

Wendy J. Umberger, Xiaobo He, Nicholas Minot and Hery Toiba.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

March 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Other Economic Systems; Economics of Health; Agricultural Economics. 8814 words.

This study examines the relationship between the use of modern food retailers and health outcomes using data from a survey of 1,180 urban households in Indonesia. The dependent variables...

Gender and the Business Environment for New Firm Creation

Leora F. Klapper and Simon C. Parker.

in The World Bank Research Observer

August 2011; p ublished online February 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entrepreneurship; Demographic Economics; Other Economic Systems; Public Economics; Economic Development. 7456 words.

The authors summarize the extant literature on the relationship between gender and entrepreneurship. They note significant quantitative gender differences in business entry, with male-owned...

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The geography of the economic crisis in Europe: national macroeconomic conditions, regional structural factors and short-term economic performance

Riccardo Crescenzi, Davide Luca and Simona Milio.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

March 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles; Economywide Country Studies; Other Economic Systems; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics. 8854 words.

This article explores the linkages between pre-2008 crisis national macroeconomic conditions, regional resistance factors and depth of the crisis in the regions of the EU27. The results...

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The global concentration of wealth

Thomas Goda.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

January 2018; p ublished online April 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Microeconomics; Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; Labour and Demographic Economics; Other Economic Systems. 9927 words.


This paper compares changes in relative and absolute wealth concentrations to establish whether both processes have followed similar trajectories. The...

The great divide: ‘ruralisation’ of poverty in Russia

Christopher J. Gerry, Eugene Nivorozhkin and John A. Rigg.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

July 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Other Economic Systems; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Economic Development. 5133 words.

Using data from the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey for the period 2000–2004 we investigate poverty trends in Russia. We find that urban poverty declines at twice the rate of rural...

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How Business Community Institutions Can Help Fight Corruption

Avinash K. Dixit.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Microeconomics; Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Law and Economics; Socialist Institutions and their Transitions; Other Economic Systems. 7691 words.

Collective action by the business community to counter corruption in the award of government licenses and contracts is analyzed, by analogy with contract enforcement institutions studied by...