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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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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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CARTELS AND PRODUCTIVITY GROWTH: AN EMPIRICAL INVESTIGATION OF THE IMPACT OF CARTELS ON PRODUCTIVITY IN THE NETHERLANDS

Lilian T.D. Petit, Ron G.M. Kemp and Jarig van Sinderen.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

June 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Antitrust Issues and Policies; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations; Production and Organizations. 8282 words.

Currently, there are only a few empirical studies that have studied the possible consequences of cartels on productivity growth. Empirical insights about cartels would be critical for...

Choice of Enterprise Form: Spain, 1886–1936

Timothy W Guinnane and Susana Mart�nez-Rodr�guez.

in The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

March 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Entrepreneurship; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations; Economic Development. 10560 words.

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Every new firm selects a legal form. Organizing as a corporation, a limited company, or a partnership shapes the firm’s access to capital markets, its...

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Clans, Guilds, and Markets: Apprenticeship Institutions and Growth in the Preindustrial Economy

David de la Croix, Matthias Doepke and Joel Mokyr.

in The Quarterly Journal of Economics

P ublished online July 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations; Labour and Demographic Economics; Technological Change; Research and Development; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity. 26898 words.

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In the centuries leading up to the Industrial Revolution, Western Europe gradually pulled ahead of other world regions in terms of technological...

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The consequences of fiscal stimulus on public debt: a historical perspective

W. D. McCausland and I. Theodossiou.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

July 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations. 6969 words.

The current policy agenda of neoclassical macroeconomics, as expressed within conservative political circles in the UK and European Union, is that fiscal contraction is the lever that can...

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Contextual political economy, not Whig economics

Amiya Kumar Bagchi.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

May 2014; p ublished online October 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations; History of Economic Thought (to 1925). 10223 words.

The paper has three objectives. First, it seeks to resuscitate a methodology of the history of economic thought that takes account of the problem-solving efforts of political economists...

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Convergence in the pre-1914 Atlantic economy: what really happened to wages in Ireland between 1881 and 1911?

Jason Begley, Frank Geary and Tom Stark.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

January 2016; p ublished online December 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations. 12793 words.

After the Famine, Irish wages caught up to those of Great Britain. Catch-up is ascribed to globalised labour markets and the effects of emigration. However current estimates of the level of...

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COUNTER-INTUITIVE FAIRNESS IN ANTITRUST: PROTECTING THE MONOPOLIST AND BALANCING AMONG COMPETING CLAIMS

Adi Ayal.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

September 2012; p ublished online July 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Antitrust Issues and Policies; Financial Regulation; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations; Market Structure and Pricing. 17226 words.

Antitrust originated in popular resistance to 17th century Royal Grants and 19th century economic power. This article contends that much of the guiding force of today's antitrust policy...

The current economic crisis: its nature and the course of academic economics

Tony Lawson.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

July 2009; p ublished online July 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; Economic Systems; General Economics and Teaching; Economic Methodology; Economics; Economic Education and Teaching of Economics; Economic History; Financial Institutions and Services; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations; History of Financial Markets and Institutions; Capitalist Systems; Individual Economists. 11027 words.

The current crisis has triggered significant debate concerning economic theory and policy. Largely absent from this debate is an informed discussion of the methods used by economists in...

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‘Currents and eddies’: Indian-Middle East migration processes

K. Ravi Raman.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

July 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Factor Movements and International Business; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations. 10239 words.

Migration begets migration in a constant flow of currents and eddies with people moving in to fill the niches vacated by emigrants thus blurring boundaries and spaces. This paper explores...

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De-industrialisation, financialisation and Australia’s macro-economic trap

Sally Weller and Phillip O’Neill.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

November 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Economic Development. 9298 words.

The seemingly inexorable decline of manufacturing in Australia is typically explained by firm-level competitiveness, especially labour costs, the challenges posed by a peripheral location,...

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Depression economics before the General Theory: the order in Cole's Chaos

Nicholas Snowden.

in Oxford Economic Papers

July 2009; p ublished online July 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Individual Economists; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations; Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles; History of Economic Thought (1925 onwards); Money and Interest Rates. 10207 words.

Exploiting a neglected account of earlier macroeconomic thinking, the present study addresses continuing controversies over the revolutionary status of Keynes’ General Theory, and the...

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The Design and Effects of Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan African Countries

Mohsin S. Khan.

in Journal of African Economies

May 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations; Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit. 7426 words.

Since the 1990s there have been a number of major changes in the design and conduct of monetary policy. In a globalised environment, there is greater need to achieve closer convergence of...

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Determinants of the Evolution of Inequality in Africa

Arne Bigsten.

in Journal of African Economies

January 2018; p ublished online December 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Microeconomics; Demand and Supply of Labour; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations; Technological Change; Research and Development. 10631 words.

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Most African countries inherited a dual economic structure and high levels of inequality from the colonial times, and inequality has remained high...

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Economic growth: onwards and upwards?

Nicholas Crafts.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity. 12952 words.

This paper considers developments in UK growth performance and supply-side policies since the 1980s. It argues that economic reforms made in the Thatcher years and consolidated under...

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Governance, regulation and financial market instability: the implications for policy

Sue Konzelmann, Frank Wilkinson, Marc Fovargue-Davies and Duncan Sankey.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

September 2010; p ublished online February 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles; Money and Interest Rates; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations; Corporate Regulation; History of Financial Markets and Institutions; Capitalist Systems. 14440 words.

Just as the 1929 Stock Market Crash discredited Classical economic theory and policy and opened the way for Keynesianism, a consequence of the collapse of confidence in financial markets...

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Growth and changes in economic structure: a straightforward statistical approach with an application to the Italian economy

Giuliana Campanelli Andreopoulos.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

May 2009; p ublished online February 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Data Collection and Date Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations; Economic Development. 4586 words.

The paper presented here, part of my PhD dissertation written under Professor Brian Reddaway's guidance, is offered as an example of his approach to applied economics as well as a tribute...

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Growth, Stagnation or Retrogression? On the Accuracy of Economic Observations, Tanzania, 1961–2001

Morten Jerven.

in Journal of African Economies

June 2011; p ublished online February 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Economic Development. 5789 words.

Statistics on African economic growth are widely known to be inaccurate, but the extent and nature of these inaccuracies and their implications for the users of the data have not been...

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Historical wealth accounts for Britain: progress and puzzles in measuring the sustainability of economic growth

Eoin McLaughlin, Nick Hanley, David Greasley, Jan Kunnas, Les Oxley and Paul Warde.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Economics; Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation. 8499 words.

Estimates of Britain’s comprehensive wealth are reported for the period 1760–2000. They include measures of produced, natural, and human capital, and illustrate the changing composition of...

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