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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...

Accounting for Heterogeneity in Growth Incidence in Cameroon Using Recentered Influence Function Regression

B. Essama-Nssah, Saumik Paul and Léandre Bassolé.

in Journal of African Economies

November 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Economywide Country Studies; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Microeconomics; Single Equation Models; Single Variables. 9781 words.

This paper frames growth incidence analysis within the logic of social impact evaluation understood as an assessment of variations in individual and social outcomes attributable to shocks...

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...

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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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...

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...

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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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...

Aid and Dutch Disease in Sub-Saharan Africa

David Fielding and Fred Gibson.

in Journal of African Economies

January 2013; p ublished online July 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economywide Country Studies; Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance. 6795 words.

International aid has an ambiguous effect on the macroeconomy of the recipient country. To the extent that aid raises consumer expenditure, there will be some real exchange rate...

Antidumping, Retaliation Threats, and Export Prices

Veysel Avsar.

in The World Bank Economic Review

February 2013; p ublished online April 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; Economywide Country Studies; Single Equation Models; Single Variables. 5412 words.

Utilizing four-dimensional (firm-product-destination-year) Brazilian firm-level export data, we show that antidumping (AD) duties result in a significant and dramatic increase in the unit...

Are grain markets in Niger driven by speculation?

Catherine Araujo Bonjean and Catherine Simonet.

in Oxford Economic Papers

July 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; Economics; Single Equation Models; Single Variables; Economywide Country Studies. 9416 words.

Over the last two decades, millet prices in Niger have experienced several periods of spectacular increases during which they seemed to go well above their fundamental value. The presence...

Are international technology gaps growing or shrinking in the age of globalization?

Thomas Kemeny.

in Journal of Economic Geography

January 2011; p ublished online December 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Economywide Country Studies; International Trade; Economic Development. 14589 words.

This article examines changing international technology gaps over the recent period of globalization, 1972–2001, using a novel measure of technology. It evaluates each economy's technology...

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Are Poor, Remote Areas Left behind in Agricultural Development: The Case of Tanzania

Nicholas Minot.

in Journal of African Economies

March 2008; p ublished online August 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Economywide Country Studies; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Microeconomics; Single Equation Models; Single Variables. 10854 words.

The conventional wisdom in Africa is that economic reforms may have stimulated economic growth, but the benefits of this growth have been uneven, favoring urban households and farmers with...

Assessing Piketty’s second law of capitalism

Jakob B Madsen, Antonio Minniti and Francesco Venturini.

in Oxford Economic Papers

January 2018; p ublished online September 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; Economywide Country Studies; Capitalist Systems. 8006 words.

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This paper assesses Piketty’s second fundamental law of capitalism to investigate patterns and determinants of wealth inequality over the last century...

Bankruptcy Codes and Innovation

Viral V. Acharya and Krishnamurthy V. Subramanian.

in The Review of Financial Studies

December 2009; p ublished online April 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Corporate Governance; Law and Economics; Technological Change; Research and Development; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Economywide Country Studies. 18323 words.

We argue that when bankruptcy code is creditor friendly, excessive liquidations cause levered firms to shun innovation, whereas by promoting continuation upon failure, a debtor-friendly...

Can Africa Industrialise?

John Page.

in Journal of African Economies

January 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economywide Country Studies; Development Planning and Policy. 12341 words.

Africa needs structural change to sustain growth. Industry with and without smoke stacks is key, but Africa has deindustrialised since the 1970s. Can Africa industrialise? Rising costs and...

Can CCS and NET enable the continued use of fossil carbon fuels after CoP21?

R. Stuart Haszeldine.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Economywide Country Studies; Energy Economics; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation; Publicly Provided Goods; General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium; Market Structure and Pricing; General Economics. 9908 words.

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) does not generate energy. CCS applied to fossil and modern bio-carbon fuels and feedstocks removes environmentally damaging CO2 emissions. CoP21 stipulated...

Capital Accumulation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Income-group and Sector Differences

Nihal Bayraktar and Hippolyte Fofack.

in Journal of African Economies

August 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; Economywide Country Studies; Economic Development. 9213 words.

This paper highlights heterogeneity in the process of capital accumulation across different countries by income group in Sub-Saharan Africa, and estimates empirical specifications of...

Changes in Wage Distributions, Wage Gaps and Wage Inequality by Gender in Kenya

Richard U. Agesa, Jacqueline Agesa and Andrew Dabalen.

in Journal of African Economies

June 2009; p ublished online December 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economywide Country Studies; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Economic Development. 8803 words.

Using data from Kenya, the determinants of gender differences in the overall distribution of earnings are estimated as part of explaining the positive association between the return to...