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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...

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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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...

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...

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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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,...

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...

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...

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...

Impressive Growth in Africa Under Peace and Market Reforms

Gonzalo Salinas, Cheikh Gueye and Olessia Korbut.

in Journal of African Economies

January 2015; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Economic Development. 8249 words.

Economic stagnation in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) led a number of economists to question the region's ability to attain sustained economic growth, some arguing for the need to shift away from...

The Lion on the Move Towards the World Frontier: Catching Up or Remaining Stuck?

Tarek M Harchaoui and Murat Üngör.

in Journal of African Economies

June 2018; p ublished online October 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Economywide Country Studies. 9267 words.

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The striking reversal reported by the Sub-Saharan African (SSA) economy from the early 1990s through 2015 has been well documented by now. What is...

Medieval Universities, Legal Institutions, and the Commercial Revolution

Davide Cantoni and Noam Yuchtman.

in The Quarterly Journal of Economics

May 2014; p ublished online March 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour and Demographic Economics; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations; Education and Research Institutions; Economic Development. 21787 words.

We present new data documenting medieval Europe’s Commercial Revolution using information on the establishment of markets in Germany. We use these data to test whether medieval universities...

Political Influence on Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Rebecca Neumann and John Ssozi.

in Journal of African Economies

January 2016; p ublished online August 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Development Planning and Policy; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations; Capitalist Systems. 18120 words.

This article examines the extent to which political variables affect budget deficits, money growth and inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Using the Arellano–Bond dynamic panel data...

The Potato's Contribution to Population and Urbanization: Evidence From A Historical Experiment

Nathan Nunn and Nancy Qian.

in The Quarterly Journal of Economics

May 2011; p ublished online June 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics; Demographic Economics; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations; Economic Development. 18796 words.

We exploit regional variation in suitability for cultivating potatoes, together with time variation arising from their introduction to the Old World from the Americas, to estimate the...

The root cause of economic growth under capitalism

Michael Joffe.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

September 2011; p ublished online March 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Capitalist Systems; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity. 12756 words.

Drawing on historical and other empirical evidence, this paper provides a causal explanation of a central question: why sustained per capita growth occurs in capitalist economies—i.e. in...

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The Three Horsemen of Riches: Plague, War, and Urbanization in Early Modern Europe

Nico Voigtländer and Hans-Joachim Voth.

in The Review of Economic Studies

April 2013; p ublished online November 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; Labour and Demographic Economics; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Economic Development. 19220 words.

How did Europe escape the “Iron Law of Wages?” We construct a simple Malthusian model with two sectors and multiple steady states, and use it to explain why European per capita incomes and...

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To what extent were economic factors important in the separation of the south of Ireland from the United Kingdom and what was the economic impact?

William Hynes.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

March 2014; p ublished online July 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development and Growth; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations. 12161 words.

The impact of British rule casts a long shadow over Irish history. While nationalist historians tended to blame Union with Britain for all the economic ills of the 19th century (O’Brien,...

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Urbanization and Structural Transformation

Guy Michaels, Ferdinand Rauch and Stephen J. Redding.

in The Quarterly Journal of Economics

May 2012; p ublished online March 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations; Economic Development. 16112 words.

We examine urbanization using new data that allow us to track the evolution of population in rural and urban areas in the United States from 1880 to 2000. We find a positive correlation...