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The Power and Pitfalls of Experiments in Development Economics: Some Non-random Reflections

Christopher B. Barrett and Michael R. Carter.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

December 2010; p ublished online December 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; General Economics; History of Economic Thought; Economic Development. 15605 words.

Impact evaluation based on randomized controlled trials (RCTs) offers a powerful tool that has fundamentally reshaped development economics by offering novel solutions to long-standing...

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Revisiting Prebisch and Singer: beyond the declining terms of trade thesis and on to technological capability development

P. Sai-wing Ho.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

July 2012; p ublished online April 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Individual Economists; International Economics; Economic Development. 15573 words.

Rather than the thesis of a secular decline in the commodity terms of trade, Prebisch and Singer were more concerned with the income terms of trade. Consequently, they advocated (moderate)...

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The Rule of Experts

Roger Koppl.

in The Oxford Handbook of Austrian Economics

November 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Economics; History of Economic Thought; Economic Development and Growth. 9469 words.

The division of labor creates a division of knowledge, which creates expertise and the problem of experts. The rule of experts exists when experts have an epistemic monopoly and choose for...

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Schumpeter and Georgescu-Roegen on the foundations of an evolutionary analysis

Christoph Heinzel.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

March 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Individual Economists; Economic Methodology; History of Economic Thought (1925 onwards); Economic Development. 10863 words.

Qualitative change is widely recognised as a defining feature of evolution. Schumpeter and Georgescu-Roegen put it at the centre of their methodological reasoning. I revisit important...

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Schumpeter and venture finance: radical theorist, broke investor, and enigmatic teacher

Michael Peneder and Andreas Resch.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

December 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Economic Thought (to 1925); Economic Methodology; History of Financial Markets and Institutions; Economic History; Economic Development. 15693 words.

Schumpeter’s relation to venture finance constitutes a fascinating, yet so far unacknowledged, chapter of his biography and financial history. Presenting new historical evidence and...

The 1956 contribution to economic growth theory by Robert Solow: a major landmark and some of its undiscovered riches

Olivier de La Grandville.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

March 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Economic Thought (to 1925); History of Economic Thought (1925 onwards); Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity. 4552 words.

The famous ‘1956’ contribution by Robert Solow was always thought to be central to positive, or descriptive, economic growth theory. We show that it is also at the core of optimal growth,...

Thoughts on Development

François Bourguignon.

in The Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics: Policies and Practices

P ublished online December 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Economic Development and Growth; History of Economic Thought. 11409 words.

A “corpus of knowledge” about the mechanisms of development has been accumulated over decades, and shows an extraordinary variability in its mechanisms in space and time, in the constraints...

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Thoughts on Development

François Bourguignon.

in The Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics: Context and Concepts

P ublished online December 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Economic Development and Growth; History of Economic Thought. 11409 words.

A “corpus of knowledge” about the mechanisms of development has been accumulated over decades, and shows an extraordinary variability in its mechanisms in space and time, in the constraints...

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What Have We Learned from the Collapse of Communism?

Olga Nicoara and Peter J. Boettke.

in The Oxford Handbook of Austrian Economics

November 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Economics; History of Economic Thought; Economic Development and Growth. 15015 words.

Following the collapse of communism in central and eastern Europe (1989) and the Soviet Union (1991), the field of comparative political economy has undergone multiple stocktakings and...

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When development meets culture: the contribution of Celso Furtado in the 1970s

Alexandre M Cunha and Gustavo Britto.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

January 2018; p ublished online April 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Economic Thought (1925 onwards); Economic Development. 11854 words.

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The article assesses the work of Celso Furtado (1920–2004) in the 1970s, an ambitious attempt to redefine the field of development economics....