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The challenge of infrastructure financing

Massimo Ferrari, Alberto Giovannini and Massimo Pompei.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2016; p ublished online July 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Economics; Publicly Provided Goods; Public Economics; Construction; Primary Products; Development Planning and Policy. 7497 words.

We argue that in infrastructure there is unfilled demand for financing arising from an almost structural deficiency of infrastructures both in developed markets and emerging markets matched...

Commodity Price Shocks and Civil Conflict: Evidence from Colombia

Oeindrila Dube and Juan F. Vargas.

in The Review of Economic Studies

October 2013; p ublished online March 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Economic Development; Agricultural Economics. 20754 words.

How do income shocks affect armed conflict? Theory suggests two opposite effects. If labour is used to appropriate resources violently, higher wages may lower conflict by reducing labour...

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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...

The Control of Politicians in Divided Societies: The Politics of Fear

Gerard Padró i Miquel.

in The Review of Economic Studies

October 2007; p ublished online October 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; Analysis of Collective Decision-making. 8625 words.

Autocrats in many developing countries have extracted enormous personal rents from power. In addition, they have imposed inefficient policies including pervasive patronage spending. I...

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Corruption and Confidence in Public Institutions: Evidence from a Global Survey

Bianca Clausen, Aart Kraay and Zsolt Nyiri.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2011; p ublished online June 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Economic Development. 13867 words.

Well-functioning institutions matter for economic development. In order to operate effectively, public institutions must also inspire confidence in those they serve. We use data from the...

Decentralised Beneficiary Targeting in Large-Scale Development Programmes: Insights from the Malawi Farm Input Subsidy Programme

Talip Kilic, Edward Whitney and Paul Winters.

in Journal of African Economies

January 2015; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Development Planning and Policy; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 13017 words.

This paper contributes to the long-standing debate on the merits of decentralised beneficiary targeting in the administration of development programmes, focussing on the large-scale Malawi...

Diasporas and conflict

Fabio Mariani, Marion Mercier and Thierry Verdier.

in Journal of Economic Geography

July 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Factor Movements and International Business; Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Economic Development. 13763 words.

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We build a model of conflict in which two groups contest a resource and must decide on the optimal allocation of labor between fighting and productive...

EVALUATING ANTITRUST LENIENCY PROGRAMS

Joan-Ramon Borrell, Juan Luis Jiménez and Carmen García.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

March 2014; p ublished online August 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Analysis of Collective Decision-making. 9188 words.

This article identifies and then quantifies econometrically the impact of leniency programs on the perception of the effectiveness of antitrust policies in the business community using...

Food imports, international prices, and violence in Africa

Stijn van Weezel.

in Oxford Economic Papers

July 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Economywide Country Studies; Agricultural Economics. 9727 words.

This study examines the effect of food price fluctuations on violence in Africa, using international food prices as a source of exogenous shock weighted by a country’s import pattern of...

Foreign aid as counterterrorism policy

Subhayu Bandyopadhyay, Todd Sandler and Javed Younas.

in Oxford Economic Papers

July 2011; p ublished online December 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Publicly Provided Goods; Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Economic Development. 8933 words.

This paper presents a model where foreign aid bolsters a developing country’s proactive counterterrorism efforts against a resident transnational terrorist group. In stage 1 of the game,...

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THE FTC, IP, AND SSOS: GOVERNMENT HOLD-UP REPLACING PRIVATE COORDINATION

Richard A. Epstein, F. Scott Kieff and Daniel F. Spulber.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

March 2012; p ublished online March 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; General Economics; Technological Change; Research and Development; History of Economic Thought (1925 onwards); Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Property Law; Microeconomics; Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Manufacturing; Welfare Economics; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Economic History; Production and Organizations; Market Structure and Pricing; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Regulation and Industrial Policy; Capitalist Systems; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; History of Economic Thought (to 1925). 21147 words.

In its recent report entitled, “The Evolving IP Marketplace,” the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposes a far-reaching regulatory approach (Proposal) that is likely to interfere with the...

Increasing inequality and civil conflict in Nepal

Karen Macours.

in Oxford Economic Papers

January 2011; p ublished online August 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; Analysis of Collective Decision-making. 9399 words.

This paper investigates the relationship between increasing inequality and recruitment in a civil conflict. Starting from the puzzling observation that the Nepalese conflict escalated after...

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Investor Protection and Interest Group Politics

Lucian A. Bebchuk and Zvika Neeman.

in The Review of Financial Studies

March 2010; p ublished online June 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Financial Institutions and Services; Corporate Governance; Law and Economics; Economic Development. 15207 words.

We model how three groups—insiders in existing public companies, institutional investors, and entrepreneurs planning to take firms public—compete for influence over politicians setting the...

Leader behaviour and the natural resource curse

Francesco Caselli and Tom Cunningham.

in Oxford Economic Papers

October 2009; p ublished online July 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Non-renewable Resources and Conservation; Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Economic Development. 9320 words.

We discuss political economy mechanisms which can explain the resource curse, in which an increase in the size of resource rents causes a decrease in the economy's; total value added. We...

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Local warming and violent conflict in North and South Sudan

Jean-François Maystadt, Margherita Calderone and Liangzhi You.

in Journal of Economic Geography

May 2015; p ublished online September 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Economics; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Economic Development; Analysis of Collective Decision-making. 9766 words.

Our article contributes to the emerging micro-level strand of the literature on the link between local variations in weather shocks and conflicts by focusing on a pixel-level analysis for...

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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...

The New Institutionalism and Africa

Robert H. Bates, Steven A. Block, Ghada Fayad and Anke Hoeffler.

in Journal of African Economies

August 2013; p ublished online November 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economywide Country Studies; Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Economic Development. 6300 words.

After briefly reviewing the new institutionalism, this article uses the history of political reform in Africa to test its key tenet:  that power, if properly organised, is a productive...

Occupations under fire: the labour market in a complex emergency

Jennifer Alix-Garcia and Anne Bartlett.

in Oxford Economic Papers

July 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Economic Development. 11035 words.

This article examines the impact of conflict-induced population displacement on urban labour markets. Data from over 900 working-age individuals in Sudan indicates that long-term urban...

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Political cycle in graduation rates

Christian Hubert Ebeke and Mireille Ntsama Etoundi.

in Oxford Economic Papers

January 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Education and Research Institutions; Economic Development; Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables. 8259 words.

We show that exam success rates in Sub-Saharan Africa increase significantly in the months prior to national elections. Using a sample of more than 35 African countries, the study seeks to...

Political Economy and Economic Development in Africa: An Overview

Olu Ajakaiye, Allan Drazen and Joseph Karugia.

in Journal of African Economies

March 2008; p ublished online March 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Economic Development. 4853 words.

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This volume explores the relationship between political economy and economic development in Africa with a view to unravelling, at least part of the...