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Beyond firm-centrism: re-integrating labour and capitalism into global commodity chain analysis

Ben Selwyn.

in Journal of Economic Geography

January 2012; p ublished online July 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining; International Relations and International Political Economy; Labour and Demographic Economics; Economic Development. 10406 words.

Since the mid-1990s, global commodity chain (GCC) analysis has contributed much to our understanding of processes of globalization and development. It has however, broadly failed to...

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Coherence and the WTO

L. Alan Winters.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

September 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; International Relations and International Political Economy; Economic Development; International Economics. 11148 words.

Coherence between the WTO and the Bretton Woods Institutions (a formal WTO objective) has achieved some minor goals but has been expensive in terms of direct costs and inefficiencies in...

Competitive harm in global supply chains: assessing current responses and identifying potential future responses

David J Gerber.

in Journal of Antitrust Enforcement

April 2018; p ublished online September 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; History of Economic Thought (1925 onwards); Microeconomics; Production and Organizations; Market Structure and Pricing; Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; International Factor Movements and International Business; International Relations and International Political Economy; Economics; Public Economics; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Law and Economics; Business and Management; Economic History; Economic Development. 9996 words.

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Global supply (or ‘value’) chains add much to the value of global markets, offering benefits to both producers and consumers. Yet, global supply...

Deep Integration in Eastern and Southern Africa: What are the Stakes?

Edward J. Balistreri, David G. Tarr and Hidemichi Yonezawa.

in Journal of African Economies

November 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; Economywide Country Studies; International Relations and International Political Economy. 14335 words.

Evidence indicates that trade costs are a much more substantial barrier to trade than tariffs, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. We decompose trade costs into (a) trade facilitation; (b)...

Determinants of pollution: what do we really know?

Martin Gassebner, Michael J. Lamla and Jan-Egbert Sturm.

in Oxford Economic Papers

July 2011; p ublished online November 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Manufacturing; Environmental Economics; International Relations and International Political Economy; Single Equation Models; Single Variables; Economic Development. 11447 words.

The recent literature proposes many variables as significant determinants of pollution. This paper gives an overview of this literature and asks which of these factors have an empirically...

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Diversifying external linkages: the exercise of Irish economic sovereignty in long-term perspective

Frank Barry.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economywide Country Studies; International Relations and International Political Economy; Regional and Urban Economic History. 7249 words.

Political independence is usually associated with an attempt to reduce economic dependency on the former dominant or colonial power. For most of the early period since Irish independence...

Economic development and the geography of institutions

Maarten Bosker and Harry Garretsen.

in Journal of Economic Geography

May 2009; p ublished online December 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economywide Country Studies; International Relations and International Political Economy; Economic Development. 13998 words.

To explain cross-country income differences, research has recently focused on the so-called deep determinants of economic development, notably institutions and geography. This article shows...

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Economic diplomacy, trade and developing countries

Mina Yakop and Peter A. G. van Bergeijk.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

July 2011; p ublished online March 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; International Relations and International Political Economy; Economic Development. 7473 words.

This article analyses the impact of economic diplomacy on the geography of international trade for the year 2006 and 63 importing and exporting countries. We demonstrate that diplomatic...

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Economics, postcolonial theory and the problem of culture: institutional analysis and hybridity

Eiman O. Zein-Elabdin.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

November 2009; p ublished online July 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economywide Country Studies; International Relations and International Political Economy; Economic Methodology. 7506 words.

Postcolonial theory has not yet made an impact in economics. This may be explained by the different treatment of culture in each field. In postcolonial theory, culture serves as a central...

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Financing Post-Conflict Recovery in Africa: The Role of International Development Assistance

M. K. Mlambo, A. B. Kamara and M. Nyende.

in Journal of African Economies

July 2009; p ublished online May 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Finance; International Relations and International Political Economy; Economic Development. 7089 words.

This paper attempts to identify the key challenges of financing countries in post-conflict transition. Such countries constitute a critical development challenge given their enormous...

Global growth and international cooperation: a structuralist perspective

Mario Cimoli and Gabriel Porcile.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

March 2011; p ublished online July 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economywide Country Studies; International Relations and International Political Economy; Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance. 7906 words.

This paper revisits the structuralist ideas on trade and growth and suggests (based on the Prebisch's principle of implicit reciprocity) that policies for promoting structural change in the...

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Implementation and imbalance: dealing with hangover from the Uruguay Round

J. Michael Finger.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

September 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; International Relations and International Political Economy; Development Planning and Policy. 9664 words.

The Uruguay Round agreements impose bound obligations to implement, but provide only unbound promises of assistance—is there a legal solution within the WTO legal system, i.e. can...

Krueger, Schiff, and Valdés Revisited: Agricultural Price and Trade Policy Reform in Developing Countries since 1960

Kym Anderson.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

June 2010; p ublished online June 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; International Trade; International Relations and International Political Economy; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 15637 words.

A study of distortions to agricultural incentives in 18 developing countries from 1960–84, by Krueger, Schiff, and Valdés (1988; 1991), found that policies in most of those developing...

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Measuring Violent Conflict in Micro-level Surveys: Current Practices and Methodological Challenges

Tilman Brück, Patricia Justino, Philip Verwimp, Alexandra Avdeenko and Andrew Tedesco.

in The World Bank Research Observer

February 2016; p ublished online August 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Data Collection and Date Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs; Analysis of Collective Decision-making; International Relations and International Political Economy; Economic Development. 11631 words.

This paper reviews current practices and common challenges in the measurement of the causes, functioning, and consequences of violent conflict at the micro-level. We review existing...

Not your grandfather's IMF: global crisis, ‘productive incoherence’ and developmental policy space

Ilene Grabel.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

September 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Relations and International Political Economy; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Development Planning and Policy. 14776 words.

The response by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) (and developing country national governments) to the current global financial crisis represents a moment of what I term ‘productive...

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The Odds of Achieving the MDGs

Delfin S. Go and José Alejandro Quijada.

in The World Bank Research Observer

August 2012; p ublished online July 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Relations and International Political Economy; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Economic Development. 13813 words.

Three questions are frequently raised about the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Where do developing countries stand? What factors affect their rate of progress? Can...

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Political Economy of Recent Global Food Price Shocks: Gainers, Losers and Compensatory Mechanism

Bernadette Dia Kamgnia.

in Journal of African Economies

May 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economywide Country Studies; Other Economic Systems; International Relations and International Political Economy; Agricultural Economics; Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables; Public Economics. 19990 words.

Food prices have increased steadily since 2003 to become a real burden to the poor and net purchasers of food, although price shocks could be an opportunity to stimulate agricultural...

Potential Implications of a Special Safeguard Mechanism in the World Trade Organization: the Case of Wheat

Thomas W. Hertel, Will Martin and Amanda M. Leister.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2010; p ublished online August 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; International Relations and International Political Economy; Development Planning and Policy; Agricultural Economics. 11400 words.

The special safeguard mechanism—both quantity- and price-based—was key in the July 2008 failure to reach agreement in the World Trade Organization negotiations under the Doha Development...

Poverty, Welfare and Income Distribution Implications of Reducing Trade Costs Through Deep Integration in Eastern and Southern Africa

Edward J Balistreri, Maryla Maliszewska, Israel Osorio-Rodarte, David G Tarr and Hidemichi Yonezawa.

in Journal of African Economies

March 2018; p ublished online September 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; Economywide Country Studies; International Relations and International Political Economy. 12214 words.

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We examine regional and unilateral policies to reduce three kinds of trade costs in Eastern and Southern Africa. Our article is the first...

The revenge of the market on the rentiers.

José Gabriel Palma.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

July 2009; p ublished online July 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Economics; Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; Economic Development; International Relations and International Political Economy; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; International Finance; History of Financial Markets and Institutions; Financial Institutions and Services; Corporate Governance. 19819 words.

Starting from the perspective of heterodox Keynesian–Minskyian–Kindlebergian financial economics, this paper begins by highlighting a number of mechanisms that contributed to the current...

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