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Access to banking finance and exporting

Roberto Álvarez and Ricardo A. López.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

December 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; Economywide Country Studies; Economic Development. 6341 words.

This article uses firm-level data for the period 1995–2002 to examine whether access to finance increases the probability of exporting of Chilean manufacturing plants. We exploit...

Access to Finance: An Unfinished Agenda

Thorsten Beck and Asli Demirgüç-Kunt.

in The World Bank Economic Review

October 2008; p ublished online November 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services; Banking; Economic Development. 5523 words.

Recent data compilations show that many poor and nonpoor people in many developing countries face a high degree of financial exclusion and high barriers in access to finance. Theory and...

Access to Financial Services: Measurement, Impact, and Policies

Thorsten Beck, Asli Demirgüç-Kunt and Patrick Honohan.

in The World Bank Research Observer

February 2009; p ublished online February 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Microeconomics; Financial Institutions and Services; Banking; Economic Development. 9503 words.

In many developing countries less than half the population has access to formal financial services, and in most of Africa less than one in five households has access. Lack of access to...

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Accumulation of knowledge and accumulation of capital in early ‘theories’ of growth and development

Renee Prendergast.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

May 2010; p ublished online March 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Economic Development; History of Economic Thought (to 1925). 10905 words.

This paper argues that prior to Adam Smith economic progress was largely conceived as being based on the accumulation of knowledge. The development by Turgot and Smith of a concept of...

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Achieving Schooling for All in Africa: Costs, Commitment, and Gender

Walter W. McMahon.

in Journal of African Economies

June 2005; p ublished online June 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Development Studies; Economic Development; African Studies. 0 words.

Adding geography to the new economic geography: bridging the gap between theory and empirics

Maarten Bosker, Steven Brakman, Harry Garretsen and Marc Schramm.

in Journal of Economic Geography

November 2010; p ublished online March 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Economic Development. 13338 words.

For reasons of analytical tractability, new economic geography (NEG) models treat geography in a very simple way, focusing on stylized ‘unidimensional’ geography structures (e.g. an...

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Addressing the “Wicked Problem” of Input Subsidy Programs in Africa

Jacob Ricker-Gilbert, Thomas Jayne and Gerald Shively.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

June 2013; p ublished online February 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Corporate Regulation; Development Planning and Policy; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 8875 words.

This article reviews and critically assesses evidence on input subsidy programs implemented in selected countries over the past decade in Africa. We believe that input subsidies should be...

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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...

Adjusting to Trade Liberalisation: The Case of Firms in the South African Textile Sector

Simon Roberts and John Thoburn.

in Journal of African Economies

March 2003; p ublished online March 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Development Studies; Economic Development; African Studies. 0 words.

This paper examines the responses of firms in the textile industry of South Africa to that country's rapid liberalisation of trade since the early 1990s. The data reveal that there have been...

Adoption of Bt Cotton and Impact Variability: Insights from India

Matin Qaim, Arjunan Subramanian, Gopal Naik and David Zilberman.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 4192 words.

There is a growing body of literature about the impacts of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) cotton in developing countries. While many studies show remarkable benefits for farmers, there are...

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Advances in Chinese Agriculture and its Global Implications

Colin A. Carter, Funing Zhong and Jing Zhu.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

March 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economywide Country Studies; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 15165 words.

In the past thirty years, China has made great strides in terms of boosting food production while simultaneously reducing the number of its rural poor. This success was largely accomplished...

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Africa and the World Economy: A Focus on Capital — An Overview

Augustin Kwasi Fosu, Pramila Krishnan and Leonce Ndikumana.

in Journal of African Economies

December 2004; p ublished online December 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Development Studies; Economic Development; African Studies. 0 words.

Capital — physical, human or financial — is a vital factor in the growth and development of African economies, especially within the setting of the global economy. The present article...

Africa in the Global Economy. Richard E. Mshomba. Lynne Rienner Publishers, xvi + 245 pp. ISBN 1‐55587‐718‐4

Bruce F. Johnston.

in Journal of African Economies

September 2001; p ublished online September 2001 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Development Studies; Economic Development; African Studies. 0 words.

African Economic Development Emmanuel Nnadozie (ed.) Academic Press, 2003

Yaye Sakho.

in Journal of African Economies

June 2004; p ublished online June 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Development Studies; Economic Development; African Studies. 0 words.

The African Financial Development and Financial Inclusion Gaps

Franklin Allen, Elena Carletti, Robert Cull, Jun ‘QJ’ Qian, Lemma Senbet and Patricio Valenzuela.

in Journal of African Economies

November 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services; Household Analysis; Economic Development. 8314 words.

This paper investigates the African financial development and financial inclusion gaps relative to other peer developing countries. Using a set of variables related to financial development...

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...

African Growth: Why a ‘Big Push’?

Paul Collier.

in Journal of African Economies

December 2006; p ublished online December 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Development Studies; Economic Development; African Studies. 8242 words.

Over the past 40 years Africa has stagnated while other developing countries have grasped growth opportunities. This process of divergence has turned Africa into the poorest region. Africa...

African Regional Agreements: Impact on Trade with or without Currency Unions

Céline Carrère.

in Journal of African Economies

June 2004; p ublished online June 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Development Studies; Economic Development; African Studies. 0 words.

The aim of this paper is (i) to assess the impact of regional agreements on members’ trade in Sub-Saharan Africa (intra-regional trade as well as trade with the rest of the world),...

Africa's Exodus: Capital Flight and the Brain Drain as Portfolio Decisions

Paul Collier, Anke Hoeffler and Catherine Pattillo.

in Journal of African Economies

December 2004; p ublished online December 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Development Studies; Economic Development; African Studies. 0 words.

We build a data set on financial and human capital flight for 48 countries for the period 1970–98 and analyse capital flight as a portfolio choice. Financial capital flight is measured as...

Africa's Got Work To Do: A Diagnostic of Youth Employment Challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa

Louise Fox and Alun Thomas.

in Journal of African Economies

March 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Economic Development; Economywide Country Studies. 9337 words.

Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is not only the poorest region of the world, it is also the youngest. This realisation is fuelling concern about the youth employment challenge. However, these...