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Can Civil Society Overcome Government Failure in Africa?

Shantayanan Devarajan, Stuti Khemani and Michael Walton.

in The World Bank Research Observer

February 2014; p ublished online October 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Publicly Provided Goods; Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies; Economic Development. 10833 words.

Government failures are widespread in Africa. Symptoms include absentee teachers, leakage of public funds, monopolized trucking, and employment-restricting regulations. Can civil society do...

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Cuba's Agricultural Transition and Food Security in a Global Perspective

Olivia Riera and Johan Swinnen.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

September 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies; Agricultural Economics. 13867 words.

This paper reviews the situation in the agricultural sector and food security in Cuba, and particularly the transformations that have (not) taken place since 1990. We compare the Cuban...

A Decomposition of Total Factor Productivity Growth: The Case of Chinese Agricultural Growth before and after Reforms

K.P. Kalirajan, M.B. Obwona and S. Zhao.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

May 1996; p ublished online May 1996 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agricultural Economics; Production and Organizations; Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies; Economic Development. 0 words.

Our objective in this paper is to explain a method to decompose the sources of total factor productivity (TFP) growth into technological progress and changes in technical efficiency within...

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Do Population Control Policies Induce More Human Capital Investment? Twins, Birth Weight and China's “One-Child” Policy

Mark R. Rosenzweig and Junsen Zhang.

in The Review of Economic Studies

July 2009; p ublished online July 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demographic Economics; Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies; Economic Development. 13015 words.

In this paper, we address the issues of whether reductions in fertility increase human capital investments per child and whether twinning can identify the quantity—quality (Q-Q) trade-off....

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Earnings, Schooling, and Economic Reform: Econometric Evidence From Hungary (1986–2004)

Nauro Campos and Dean Jolliffe.

in The World Bank Economic Review

October 2007; p ublished online July 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Education and Research Institutions; Demand and Supply of Labour; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Economic Development; Economywide Country Studies; Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies. 6967 words.

How does the relationship between earnings and schooling change with the introduction of comprehensive economic reform? This article sheds light on this question using a unique data set and...

Globalization, uneven development and capital: reflections on reading Thomas Friedman's The World Is Flat

Kevin R. Cox.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

November 2008; p ublished online August 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Capitalist Systems; Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies; Economic Development. 14869 words.

In his book ‘The World Is Flat’, Thomas Friedman postulates notions of ‘flatness’ that combine to suggest, on the one hand, tendencies towards an equalization of chances of economic...

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How do Russian depositors discipline their banks? Evidence of a backward bending deposit supply function

Alexei Karas, William Pyle and Koen Schoors.

in Oxford Economic Papers

January 2010; p ublished online April 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Banking; Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies; Economic Development. 10512 words.

Using a database from post-communist, pre-deposit-insurance Russia, we demonstrate the presence of quantity-based sanctioning of weaker banks by both firms and households. Evidence for the...

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How the Chinese government promoted a global automobile industry

Wan-Wen Chu.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

October 2011; p ublished online April 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Manufacturing; Development Planning and Policy; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies. 17548 words.

The claim by China experts that the Chinese state lacks the capability to practice pro-active industrial policy throws China's future into doubt. This article argues the contrary by...

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Impact of Counter-Urbanization on Size, Population Mix, and Welfare of an Agricultural Region

Eli Feinerman, Israel Finkelshtain, Anat Tchetchik and Mordehai Delgo.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

July 2011; p ublished online July 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Publicly Provided Goods; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies; Economic Development. 8737 words.

The article explains the phenomenon of counter-urbanization, which has become prominent in most developed countries. We develop a model that provides an economic rationalization for the...

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Incremental Reform and Distortions in China's Product and Factor Markets

Xiaobo Zhang and Kong-Yam Tan.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2007; p ublished online March 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Microeconomics; Welfare Economics; Economic Development; Economywide Country Studies; Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies. 7669 words.

The purpose of economic reform is to reduce distortions and enhance efficiency. However, when reforms are partial and incremental, individuals and local governments are often able to...

The Institutional Causes of China's Great Famine, 1959–1961

Xin Meng, Nancy Qian and Pierre Yared.

in The Review of Economic Studies

October 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Economic History. 23049 words.

This article studies the causes of China's Great Famine, during which 16.5 to 45 million individuals perished in rural areas. We document that average rural food retention during the famine...

Labor Migration and Returns to Rural Education in China

Yaohui Zhao.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

November 1997; p ublished online November 1997 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Household Analysis; Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies; Economic Development. 0 words.

This paper provides an answer to the following question: Why do empirical studies find low returns to schooling in rural China, and yet the schooling rates are high? I find that schooling...

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Stochastic Rangeland Use under Capital Constraints

Mimako Kobayashi, Richard E. Howitt, Lovell S. Jarvis and Emilio A. Laca.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

August 2007; p ublished online August 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Socialist Institutions and their Transitions; Agricultural Economics; Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies; Economic Development. 7614 words.

The stocking density on Kazakhstan's extensive rangelands is well below traditional levels. To analyze dynamic flock performance, we develop a stochastic dynamic programming model for...

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