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Farmer Bargaining Power and Market Information Services

Pierre Courtois and Julie Subervie.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

April 2015; p ublished online June 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Game Theory and Bargaining Theory; Economic Development. 14060 words.

In many Sub-Saharan African countries, farmers typically have a choice between selling their products to traders who travel between villages and markets and transporting their products to...

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Finding value in geographic diversity through prior experience and knowledge integration: a study of ventures’ innovative performance

Marc D. Bahlmann.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

August 2016; p ublished online October 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Business and Management; Technological Change; Research and Development. 8719 words.

Prior research indicates that entrepreneurs with new ventures should build knowledge networks that grant access to a variety of geographic knowledge sources if they are to enhance their...

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THE FTC, IP, AND SSOS: GOVERNMENT HOLD-UP REPLACING PRIVATE COORDINATION

Richard A. Epstein, F. Scott Kieff and Daniel F. Spulber.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

March 2012; p ublished online March 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; General Economics; Technological Change; Research and Development; History of Economic Thought (1925 onwards); Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Property Law; Microeconomics; Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Manufacturing; Welfare Economics; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Economic History; Production and Organizations; Market Structure and Pricing; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Regulation and Industrial Policy; Capitalist Systems; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; History of Economic Thought (to 1925). 21147 words.

In its recent report entitled, “The Evolving IP Marketplace,” the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposes a far-reaching regulatory approach (Proposal) that is likely to interfere with the...

Funeral Insurance: An Inter-Generational Commitment Device?

Erlend Berg.

in Journal of African Economies

June 2018; p ublished online November 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Intertemporal Choice and Growth; Insurance; Economic Development. 12439 words.

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Funeral insurance is a global phenomenon that has existed throughout history and remains hugely popular in Africa today. Yet as a distinct financial...

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Geographic distance between venture capitalists and target firms and the value of quality signals

Christos Kolympiris, Sebastian Hoenen and Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

February 2018; p ublished online February 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Investment Banking; Technological Change; Research and Development; Manufacturing; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics. 16085 words.

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In this paper, we examine whether the value of quality signals (patent activity and founding team characteristics) transmitted by emerging...

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The geography of knowledge: never so close but never so far apart

Jeremy Howells.

in Journal of Economic Geography

September 2012; p ublished online August 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Technological Change; Research and Development; Services. 8481 words.

This article begins by reviewing how knowledge and innovation has been conceptualized in economic geography over time. It then moves on to explore in detail the characteristics of knowledge...

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Getting Credit to High Return Microentrepreneurs: The Results of an Information Intervention

Suresh de Mel, David McKenzie and Christopher Woodruff.

in The World Bank Economic Review

October 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Banking; Production and Organizations; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Economic Development. 11981 words.

Small-scale entrepreneurs typically cite access to finance as the most important constraint to growth. Recent randomized experiments have shown the return to capital to be very high for the...

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Global temporary networks of clusters: structures and dynamics of trade fairs in Asian economies

Peng-Fei Li.

in Journal of Economic Geography

September 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Technological Change; Research and Development; Economywide Country Studies; Services; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics. 11578 words.

Acting as temporary clusters, trade fairs can turn into trans-local learning spaces in global industrial communities. However, up to now, how temporary gatherings are related to...

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Government Insurance Program Design, Incentive Effects, and Technology Adoption: The Case of Skip-Row Crop Insurance

Joshua D. Woodard, Alexander D. Pavlista, Gary D. Schnitkey, Paul A. Burgener and Kimberley A. Ward.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

July 2012; p ublished online February 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics; Technological Change; Research and Development; Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General; Agricultural Economics; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Insurance. 8574 words.

Can the availability of poorly-designed government insurance alter technology adoption decisions? A theoretical model of technology adoption and insurance incentive effects for a high- and...

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How controversial innovation succeeds in the periphery? A network perspective of BASF Argentina

Johannes Glückler.

in Journal of Economic Geography

September 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; Technological Change; Research and Development; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy. 11737 words.

This article builds elements of a theory of peripheral innovation in transnational corporations. Although subsidiaries at the geographical periphery of the global economy and at the...

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Impact of Third-party Contract Enforcement in Agricultural Markets—A Field Experiment in Vietnam

Christoph Saenger, Maximo Torero and Matin Qaim.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

July 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Design of Experiments; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 10750 words.

We study the effect of alleviating the information asymmetry regarding product quality that is widespread in contracts between agricultural producers and buyers in developing countries....

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Index Insurance Quality and Basis Risk: Evidence from Northern Kenya

Nathaniel D. Jensen, Christopher B. Barrett and Andrew G. Mude.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

October 2016; p ublished online July 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Economic Development; Agricultural Economics. 10573 words.

The number of index insurance pilots in developing countries has grown tremendously in recent years, but there has been little progress in our understanding of the quality of those...

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Information, the Cost of Credit, and Operational Efficiency: An Empirical Study of Microfinance

Mark J. Garmaise and Gabriel Natividad.

in The Review of Financial Studies

June 2010; p ublished online April 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Banking; Investment Banking; International Financial Markets; Economic Development; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy. 13354 words.

We provide direct evidence on the impact of asymmetric information on both financing and operating activities through a study of credit evaluations of microfinance institutions (MFIs). We...

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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...

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Innovation and skill dynamics: a life-cycle approach

Francesco Vona and Davide Consoli.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

December 2015; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Technological Change; Research and Development. 8590 words.

This article focuses on the institutional adjustments that facilitate the routinization of technological opportunities. We propose a life-cycle approach that accounts for the emergence,...

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Innovation, Competition, and Investment Timing

Yrjö Koskinen and Joril Maeland.

in The Review of Corporate Finance Studies

September 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Market Structure and Pricing; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Investment Banking; Corporate Governance; Technological Change; Research and Development. 10504 words.

In our model multiple innovators compete against each other by submitting investment proposals to an investor. The investor chooses the least expensive proposal and the timing of the...

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Investment reluctance: irreversibility or imperfect capital markets?

Silke Hüttel, Oliver Mußhoff and Martin Odening.

in European Review of Agricultural Economics

March 2010; p ublished online February 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Intertemporal Choice and Growth; Economic Development. 9093 words.

Low investment rates are a puzzling phenomenon particularly in transition economies with an urgent need for modernisation. The literature offers two alternative explanations: imperfect...

Is Risk Aversion Really Correlated with Wealth? How Estimated Probabilities Introduce Spurious Correlation

Travis J. Lybbert and David R. Just.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

November 2007; p ublished online November 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Microeconomics; Economic Development. 7817 words.

Economists frequently focus on correlations between wealth and risk preferences but rarely observe the probabilities needed to test this relationship empirically. These unobserved...

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The kinetics of capital formation and economic organisation

Anthony M. Endres and David A. Harper.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

July 2012; p ublished online February 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Methodology; Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; Technological Change; Research and Development; Production and Organizations; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Entrepreneurship; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 8584 words.

We examine the inseparability of capital formation and economic organisation in capitalist economic systems. Capital possesses a complex, multilevel (micro, meso, macro) structure that is...

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Kinship, Trust and Moral Hazard in the Motorcycle-Taxi Market in Togo and Benin

Moussa P. Blimpo.

in Journal of African Economies

March 2015; p ublished online December 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Economywide Country Studies; Economic Development. 7506 words.

In the motorcycle-taxi market in most Sub-Saharan African countries, the relation between vehicle owner and driver is characterised by a principal-agent problem with the following features:...

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