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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...

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An institutional and evolutionary perspective on health economics

Geoffrey M. Hodgson.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

March 2008; p ublished online October 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Other Economic Systems; Economic Methodology; Economics of Health; Microeconomics; Welfare Economics; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy. 10513 words.

Neoclassical theoretical approaches dominate modern health economics. However, the peculiarities of healthcare provision are so unusual that neoclassical theory is especially unsuited to...

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International Trade and Institutional Change

Andrei A. Levchenko.

in The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

October 2013; p ublished online April 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Other Economic Systems; International Trade. 13706 words.

This article analyzes the impact of international trade on the quality of institutions, such as contract enforcement or property rights. It presents a model in which imperfect institutions...

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Media Influence on Courts: Evidence from Civil Case Adjudication

Claire S. H. Lim.

in American Law and Economics Review

March 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Tort Law; Law and Economics; Other Economic Systems. 13343 words.

This paper quantitatively assesses media influence on civil case adjudication in U.S. state courts. It shows that media influence substantially mitigates disparity in damage awards across...

Political Economy of Recent Global Food Price Shocks: Gainers, Losers and Compensatory Mechanism

Bernadette Dia Kamgnia.

in Journal of African Economies

May 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economywide Country Studies; Other Economic Systems; International Relations and International Political Economy; Agricultural Economics; Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables; Public Economics. 19990 words.

Food prices have increased steadily since 2003 to become a real burden to the poor and net purchasers of food, although price shocks could be an opportunity to stimulate agricultural...

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Resilience from the micro perspective

Justin Doran and Bernard Fingleton.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

July 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Other Economic Systems. 8781 words.

Perhaps uniquely, we combine individual-level data from the American Community Survey 2005–2011 with aggregate data for small areas to examine the resilience of individuals’ wages to the...

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Risky Business: Political Instability and Sectoral Greenfield Foreign Direct Investment in the Arab World

Martijn Burger, Elena Ianchovichina and Bob Rijkers.

in The World Bank Economic Review

January 2016; p ublished online June 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Factor Movements and International Business; Economic Development; Other Economic Systems. 10160 words.

Which foreign direct investments are most affected by political instability? Analysis of quarterly greenfield investment flows into countries in the Middle East and North Africa during the...

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Shifting theories: partial perspectives on the household

Kanchana N. Ruwanpura.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

July 2007; p ublished online November 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Other Economic Systems; Demographic Economics; Economic Sociology; Economic Methodology. 7477 words.

There is a neglect of networks within cooperative conflict models, which arises because of the patriarchal households assumed. But households are not the same everywhere, because their...

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Taking natural capital seriously

Dieter Helm.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Economics; Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics; Other Economic Systems; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics. 8795 words.

The paper sets out a pragmatic case for preserving the aggregate level of natural capital, in the face of the declines in biodiversity and the rising population, and major increases in...

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A theory of trust based systems of intermediation

Marina Della Giusta.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

January 2008; p ublished online October 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Other Economic Systems; Economic Sociology; Socialist Institutions and their Transitions; Economic Development. 7424 words.

Recent studies have analysed the economic benefits of belonging to high-trust networks and the biological foundations of individual trust, but much scepticism remains regarding the precise...

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Visible seeds of socialism and metamorphoses of capitalism: socialism after Rosdolsky

Eduardo da Motta e Albuquerque.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

May 2015; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Other Economic Systems; Capitalist Systems; Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies. 12877 words.

Roman Rosdolsky suggests a method to deal with the transition towards socialism that integrates three issues: 1) the identification of dynamic features of capitalism; 2) the systematisation...

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Why Do Voters Dismantle Checks and Balances?

Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson and Ragnar Torvik.

in The Review of Economic Studies

July 2013; p ublished online February 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Other Economic Systems; Economic Development. 16135 words.

Voters often dismantle constitutional checks and balances on the executive. If such checks and balances limit presidential abuses of power and rents, why do voters support their removal? We...

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