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From Russia with love: the impact of relocated firms on incumbent survival

Oliver Falck, Christina Guenther, Stephan Heblich and William R. Kerr.

in Journal of Economic Geography

May 2013; p ublished online October 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Economic Development; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 13453 words.

We identify the impact of local firm concentration on incumbent performance in a historic setting that has quasi-experimental characteristics. When Germany was divided after World War II,...

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Gender and Public Goods Provision in Tamil Nadu's Village Governments

Kiran Gajwani and Xiaobo Zhang.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2015; p ublished online March 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Publicly Provided Goods; Economic Development. 10842 words.

Using data from 144 village-level governments in India's Tamil Nadu state, we investigate political reservations for women and whether the gender of village government leaders influences...

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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Global Public Goods, Global Programs, and Global Policies: Some Initial Findings from a World Bank Evaluation

Uma Lele and Christopher Gerrard.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

August 2003; p ublished online August 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Publicly Provided Goods; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 3351 words.

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Globalization and the rise of mega-cities in the developing world

Frederick van der Ploeg and Steven Poelhekke.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

November 2008; p ublished online August 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Publicly Provided Goods; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; International Economics; Economic Development. 13228 words.

Thomas Friedman has argued in The World Is Flat that those who deny rapid globalization will not survive in the global economy. First, we critically discuss Friedman's views and highlight...

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Governance Indicators: Where Are We, Where Should We Be Going?

Daniel Kaufmann and Aart Kraay.

in The World Bank Research Observer

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public Economics; Economic Development. 12053 words.

Progress in measuring governance is assessed using a simple framework that distinguishes between indicators that measure formal rules and indicators that measure the practical application...

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Government Spending, Growth and Poverty in Rural India

Shenggen Fan, Peter Hazell and Sukhadeo Thorat.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

November 2000; p ublished online November 2000 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Public Economics; Economic Development. 0 words.

Using state-level data for 1970–93, a simultaneous equation model was developed to estimate the direct and indirect effects of different types of government expenditure on ruralpoverty and...

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Have Returns to Education Changed in Nigeria? Uncovering the Role of Democratic Reforms

Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere.

in Journal of African Economies

November 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Education and Research Institutions; Economywide Country Studies; Development Planning and Policy; Economic Development; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Fiscal Policies and Behaviour of Economic Agents. 15629 words.

There is documented evidence that returns to education were low during the military rule of the 1990s in Nigeria. In this paper, I investigate the claim that after democracy in 1999, there...

How Can Safety Nets Contribute to Economic Growth?

Harold Alderman and Ruslan Yemtsov.

in The World Bank Economic Review

February 2014; p ublished online June 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Economic Development; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Other Economic Systems. 8948 words.

The paper provides an up-to date and selective review of the literature on how social safety nets contribute to growth. The evidence is carefully chosen to show how safety nets have the...

How Productive Is Infrastructure? A New Approach and Evidence from Rural India

Xiaobo Zhang and Shenggen Fan.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

May 2004; p ublished online May 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Economic Development. 5591 words.

There have been competing arguments about the effect of public infrastructure on productivity. Level-based and debate-based regressions often lead to different estimates. To help reconcile...

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The Impact of Agricultural Subsidies on Global Welfare

Won W. Koo and P. Lynn Kennedy.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

December 2006; p ublished online December 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue. 4626 words.

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Impact of Counter-Urbanization on Size, Population Mix, and Welfare of an Agricultural Region

Eli Feinerman, Israel Finkelshtain, Anat Tchetchik and Mordehai Delgo.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

July 2011; p ublished online July 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Publicly Provided Goods; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies; Economic Development. 8737 words.

The article explains the phenomenon of counter-urbanization, which has become prominent in most developed countries. We develop a model that provides an economic rationalization for the...

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The Impact of Rural Pensions in China on Labor Migration

Karen Eggleston, Ang Sun and Zhaoguo Zhan.

in The World Bank Economic Review

February 2018; p ublished online July 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; Fiscal Policies and Behaviour of Economic Agents; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Welfare and Poverty; Demand and Supply of Labour; Economic Development. 11495 words.

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We study the impact of China’s new rural pension program on promoting migration of labor by applying a regression discontinuity analysis to this new...

Infrastructure and Public Utilities Privatization in Developing Countries

Emmanuelle Auriol and Pierre M. Picard.

in The World Bank Economic Review

February 2009; p ublished online November 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Regulation and Industrial Policy; Economic Development. 8961 words.

Should governments in developing countries promote private ownership and deregulated prices in noncompetitive sectors? Or should they run publicly owned firms and regulate prices at the...

Krueger, Schiff, and Valdés Revisited: Agricultural Price and Trade Policy Reform in Developing Countries since 1960

Kym Anderson.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

June 2010; p ublished online June 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; International Trade; International Relations and International Political Economy; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 15637 words.

A study of distortions to agricultural incentives in 18 developing countries from 1960–84, by Krueger, Schiff, and Valdés (1988; 1991), found that policies in most of those developing...

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Local institutions and local economic development: the Local Enterprise Partnerships in England, 2010–

Andy Pike, David Marlow, Anja McCarthy, Peter O’Brien and John Tomaney.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

July 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public Economics; Economic Development; Development Planning and Policy; Regional Government Analysis. 8785 words.

This paper examines the roles of local institutions in economic development at the local level. Drawing upon comparative analysis of the 39 local enterprise partnerships emergent in England...

Making Higher Education Finance Work for Africa

Shantayanan Devarajan, Célestin Monga and Tertius Zongo.

in Journal of African Economies

August 2011; p ublished online August 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economywide Country Studies; Education and Research Institutions; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Economic Development. 7639 words.

This paper identifies the twin problems of higher education financing in Africa—inadequate resources and poor use of existing resources—and traces them to the preponderance of free, public...

The Natural Resource Curse and Fiscal Decentralization

Fidel Perez-Sebastian and Ohad Raveh.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

January 2016; p ublished online August 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public Economics; Economic Development; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation. 10213 words.

Natural resource abundance is a blessing for some countries, but a curse for others. We show that differences across countries in the degree of fiscal decentralization can contribute to...

On the sustainability of external debt: is debt relief enough?

Gianni Vaggi and Annalisa Prizzon.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

September 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: National Budget, Deficit, and Debt; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Economic Development. 7412 words.

Elaborating on Pasinetti (1998), the ‘geometry of debt sustainability’ (GDS) represents an analytical tool for the analysis of the long term sustainability of foreign debt. The paper...

Postconflict Monetary Reconstruction

Christopher Adam, Paul Collier and Victor A.B. Davies.

in The World Bank Economic Review

February 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; International Finance; Economic Development. 8922 words.

During civil wars governments typically resort to inflation to raise revenue. A model of this phenomenon is presented, estimated, and applied to the choices and constraints faced during the...