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Explaining the Evolution of Poverty: The Case of Mozambique

Channing Arndt, M. Azhar Hussain, E. Samuel Jones, Virgulino Nhate, Finn Tarp and James Thurlow.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

July 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Economic Development. 10907 words.

We provide a comprehensive approach for analyzing the evolution of poverty using Mozambique as a case study. Bringing together data from disparate sources, we develop a novel “back-casting”...

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Financial liberalization and the geography of poverty

Philip Arestis and Asena Caner.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

July 2009; p ublished online July 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Economic Development. 9658 words.

We investigate the possibility of further channels through which financial liberalization policies might affect poverty and discuss how various factors have produced varying outcomes in...

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Flexible Discrete Choice Demand Models Consistent With Utility Maximization: An Application to Health Care Demand

William H. Dow.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

August 1999; p ublished online August 1999 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics of Health; Economic Development. 0 words.

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Fostering incentives for research, development, and delivery of interventions for neglected tropical diseases: lessons from malaria

Mikel Berdud, Adrian Towse and Hannah Kettler.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2016; p ublished online February 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Economics of Health; Economic Development. 12344 words.

Making existing medical technologies accessible and incentivizing the development of new medicines for neglected diseases are major global health policy challenges. Where market incentives...

Globalization and Poverty: Lessons from the Theory and Practice of Food Security

Carlton G. Davis, Clive Y. Thomas and William A. Amponsah.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

August 2001; p ublished online August 2001 .

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

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Globalization and Poverty: Lessons from the Theory and Practice of Food Security: Discussion

Handy Williamson.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

August 2001; p ublished online August 2001 .

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

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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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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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The Great Recession and the bulimia of US consumers: deep causes and possible ways out

Stefano Bartolini, Luigi Bonatti and Francesco Sarracino.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

September 2014; p ublished online March 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; Economic Development. 12533 words.

This paper focuses on the apparent bulimia of US consumers and its role in the recent crisis. We seek to show how various characteristics of American society and the US economy are related...

Growth, Globalization, and Nutrition and Health Standards in Food Markets: Discussion*

Terry Roe.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Manufacturing; Economics of Health; Services; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 1906 words.

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Growth, inequality and social welfare: cross-country evidence

David Dollar, Tatjana Kleineberg and Aart Kraay.

in Economic Policy

April 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Economic Development. 18295 words.

Concerns about rising inequality are at the forefront of many current policy debates. This paper uses a large cross-country dataset on growth and changes in inequality to assess the...

Has India's Economic Growth Become More Pro-Poor in the Wake of Economic Reforms?

Gaurav Datt and Martin Ravallion.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2011; p ublished online February 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Economic Development; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity. 13140 words.

The extent to which India's poor have benefited from the country's economic growth has long been debated. A new series of consumption-based poverty measures spanning 50 years, including a...

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...

Higher Education and Economic Development in Africa: A Review of Channels and Interactions

Francis Teal.

in Journal of African Economies

August 2011; p ublished online August 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Education and Research Institutions; Economic Development. 9205 words.

While the numbers with completed tertiary level education are low in Africa, both relative to other countries and in absolute terms, they have been growing very rapidly. Three questions are...

Higher Education and Economic Development in Africa: Introduction and Overview

Olu Ajakaiye and Mwangi S. Kimenyi.

in Journal of African Economies

August 2011; p ublished online August 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Education and Research Institutions; Economic Development. 3628 words.

There is little disagreement amongst development economists that investments in human capital—specifically education and health—are crucial for social and economic development of nations....

HIV Pandemic, Medical Brain Drain, and Economic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Alok Bhargava and Frédéric Docquier.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2008; p ublished online May 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables; Econometric Modelling; International Factor Movements and International Business; Economics of Health; Economic Development; Economywide Country Studies. 6926 words.

Country-level longitudinal data at three-year intervals over 1990–2004 are used to analyze the factors affecting emigration of physicians from Sub-Saharan countries and the effects of this...

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 Long Will It Take to Lift One Billion People Out of Poverty?

Martin Ravallion.

in The World Bank Research Observer

August 2013; p ublished online March 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Economic Development. 8287 words.

Alternative scenarios are considered for reducing by one billion the number of people surviving on less than $1.25 a day. The low-case, “pessimistic” path to that goal envisages the...

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How Relevant Is Targeting to the Success of an Antipoverty Program?

Martin Ravallion.

in The World Bank Research Observer

August 2009; p ublished online September 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Economic Development. 10617 words.

Policy-oriented discussions often assume that “better targeting” implies larger impacts on poverty or more cost-effective interventions for fighting poverty. The literature on the economics...

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Human capital, graduate migration and innovation in British regions

Alessandra Faggian and Philip McCann.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

March 2009; p ublished online November 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Education and Research Institutions; Household Analysis; Economic Development. 7640 words.

With the aid of a geographical information system, our paper constructs a three stage least squares simultaneous equation model to investigate the interrelationships between the...

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