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Addressing the Natural Resource Curse: An Illustration from Nigeria

Xavier Sala-i-Martin and Arvind Subramanian.

in Journal of African Economies

August 2013; p ublished online December 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economywide Country Studies; Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Economic Development. 13662 words.

Some natural resources—oil and minerals in particular—exert a negative and non-linear impact on growth via their deleterious impact on institutional quality. We show this result to be very...

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Advertising, in-house R&D, and growth

Volker Grossmann.

in Oxford Economic Papers

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 8103 words.

This paper develops a quality-ladder model of endogenous growth to study the interplay between in-house R&D and combative advertising expenditure, and its implications for economic growth,...

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Affluence and Food: A Simple Way to Infer Incomes

Kenneth W. Clements and Dongling Chen.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

July 2010; p ublished online July 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Agricultural Economics. 9337 words.

Accurate and timely measures of cross-country real incomes are still a rarity. As the share of expenditure devoted to food is readily available, we use Engel’s law in reciprocal form to...

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An African Growth Miracle?

Dani Rodrik.

in Journal of African Economies

January 2018; p ublished online December 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Economic Development; Economywide Country Studies. 5972 words.

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SSA has grown rapidly over the last decade, but a curious feature of this growth was that it was accompanied by little structural change towards...

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After Janjaweed? Socioeconomic Impacts of the Conflict in Darfur

Ola Olsson.

in The World Bank Economic Review

October 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Capitalist Systems; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity. 9520 words.

This article uses a unique database on 542 villages in southwestern Darfur to analyze patterns of land reallocation and population change that have emerged as a consequence of the recent...

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Age, seniority and labour costs: lessons from the Finnish IT revolution

Francesco Daveri and Mika Maliranta.

in Economic Policy

January 2007; p ublished online August 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Financial Regulation; Health, Education, and Welfare; Labour and Demographic Economics; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Public Economics; Regional Government Analysis. 22547 words.

The bad labour market performance of the workforce over 50 indicates that an aged workforce is often a burden for firms. Our paper seeks to investigate whether and why this is the case by...

Ageing and unused capacity in Europe: is there an early retirement trap?

Viola Angelini, Agar Brugiavini and Guglielmo Weber.

in Economic Policy

July 2009; p ublished online August 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Financial Regulation; Health, Education, and Welfare; Labour and Demographic Economics; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Public Economics; Regional Government Analysis. 16832 words.

We address the issue of how early retirement may interact with limited use of financial markets in producing financial hardship later in life, when some risks (such as long-term care) are...

The Agency Cost of Internal Collusion and Schumpeterian Growth

David Martimort and Thierry Verdier.

in The Review of Economic Studies

October 2004; p ublished online October 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Production and Organizations; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; Market Structure and Pricing. 10999 words.

This paper analyses the link between the internal organization of the firm and the growth process. We present a Schumpeterian growth model in which monopoly firms face agency costs due to...

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Aggregate and Farm-Level Productivity Growth in Tobacco: Before and After the Quota Buyout

Barrett E. Kirwan, Shinsuke Uchida and T. Kirk White.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

July 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Agricultural Economics. 8660 words.

We examine the distortionary effects of agricultural policy on farm productivity by examining the response of U.S. tobacco farmers’ productivity to the quota buyout of 2004. We focus on the...

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Aggregate capital productivity in the US economy, 1964–2001

Simon Mohun.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

September 2009; p ublished online December 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economywide Country Studies; General Aggregative Models; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity. 10377 words.

In the decomposition of the US macroeconomic pre-tax rate of profit as the product of profit share and capital productivity, this paper considers the role of capital productivity over the...

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Aggregate demand and the endogeneity of the natural rate of growth: evidence from Latin American economies

Gilberto A. Libânio.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

September 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Aggregative Models; Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity. 8356 words.

This paper aims to explore the Keynesian idea that aggregate demand matters for economic activity, both in the short and long run. To that extent, it discusses the endogeneity of the...

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Aggregate Productivity Measures

Robert G. Chambers and Rulon D. Pope.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

December 1996; p ublished online December 1996 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity. 0 words.

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Agricultural Distortions, Structural Change, and Economic Growth: A Cross-Country Analysis

Benjamin N. Dennis and Talan B. İşcan.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

April 2011; p ublished online April 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economywide Country Studies; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Economic Development. 10940 words.

Taxing agriculture to mobilize resources for industrialization has been a widely used development strategy. Using novel cross-country time-series data sets with direct measures of...

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Agricultural Labour Productivity and Industrialisation: Lessons for Africa

Xinshen Diao, Margaret McMillan and Samuel Wangwe.

in Journal of African Economies

January 2018; p ublished online December 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Data Collection and Date Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations; Economic Development; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Economywide Country Studies. 12911 words.

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Using data from the Groningen Growth and Development Center’s Africa Sector Database, we show that manufacturing employment and its share in total...

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The Agricultural Productivity Gap

Douglas Gollin, David Lagakos and Michael E. Waugh.

in The Quarterly Journal of Economics

May 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Economic Development; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies. 17899 words.

According to national accounts data, value added per worker is much higher in the nonagricultural sector than in agriculture in the typical country, particularly in developing countries....

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Agriculture in Economic Development: Primary Engine of Growth or Chicken and Egg?

Isabelle Tsakok and Bruce Gardner.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

December 2007; p ublished online December 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics; Economic Development; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Agricultural Economics; Socialist Institutions and their Transitions. 3743 words.

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Aid and growth at the regional level

Axel Dreher and Steffen Lohmann.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Economic Development; International Finance. 12029 words.

This paper brings the aid effectiveness debate to the sub-national level. We hypothesize the non-robust results regarding the effects of aid on development in the previous literature to...

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An alternative explanation of India’s growth transition: a demand-side hypothesis

Kevin S. Nell.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

January 2013; p ublished online November 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; General Aggregative Models; Development Planning and Policy; Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance. 13662 words.

This paper formalises the balance-of-payments-constrained (BPC) growth model in a two-regime framework to re-examine India’s growth transition in 1980 from a demand-side perspective, as an...

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The American scenescape: amenities, scenes and the qualities of local life

Daniel Silver.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

March 2012; p ublished online September 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Development Planning and Policy; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity. 8337 words.

This paper outlines a new approach to measuring local quality of place. It uses a national database of some 500 types of local amenities to measure the local ‘scene’ in every US zip code....

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The Americanization of European football

Thomas Hoehn and Stefan Szymanski.

in Economic Policy

April 1999; p ublished online July 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Financial Regulation; Health, Education, and Welfare; Labour and Demographic Economics; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Public Economics; Regional Government Analysis. 0 words.

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European football The structure of leagues and revenue sharing

Will European football keep leagues open, or adopt the American system of...