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Clean energy and international oil

Marianne Haug.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; Environmental Economics; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; Technological Change; Research and Development; Welfare Economics; Renewable Resources and Conservation; Energy Economics; Economic History; Market Structure and Pricing; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation. 12012 words.

Oil has been the world's dominant fuel for more than 50 years. Substitution of oil for power generation and heating has progressed since the 1970s, but substitution of oil in transport...

Copula-based measurement of dependence between dimensions of well-being

Koen Decancq.

in Oxford Economic Papers

July 2014; p ublished online November 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Welfare Economics; Economywide Country Studies; Microeconomics. 7694 words.

Most multidimensional measures of social welfare first aggregate the outcomes across the individuals dimension by dimension and then, in the second step, aggregate the resulting summary...

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“Economic Development as Opportunity Equalization”

John E. Roemer.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2014; p ublished online August 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; Microeconomics; Welfare Economics. 7814 words.

Economic development should be conceived of as the degree to which an economy has implemented an efficient and just distribution of economic resources. The ubiquitous measure of GDP per...

Economic inequality and public demand for redistribution: combining cross-sectional and longitudinal evidence

Alexander W. Schmidt-Catran.

in Socio-Economic Review

January 2016; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Microeconomics; Welfare Economics; Economic Development. 9770 words.

One proposition of the popular median-voter hypothesis is a positive relationship between demand for redistribution and levels of inequality. However, empirical evidence of this...

Financing from Family and Friends

Samuel Lee and Petra Persson.

in The Review of Financial Studies

September 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Corporate Governance; Banking; Economic Development; Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Welfare Economics. 19816 words.

Most informal finance comes from family and friends. Existing informal finance theories cannot match two characteristics of family finance: family investors may accept below-market or even...

Food Priorities and Poverty: The Case of Smallholder Farmers in Rural Uganda

Nicky R.M. Pouw.

in Journal of African Economies

January 2009; p ublished online June 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Welfare Economics; Economic Development. 10541 words.

In this article, the food consumption patterns of poor rural smallholder farmers in Uganda are explored to see if they suggest useful ways for household welfare rankings. For this purpose,...

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...

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...

Inequality in China: An Overview

John Knight.

in The World Bank Research Observer

February 2014; p ublished online July 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare Economics; Microeconomics; Economic Development. 7727 words.

This paper provides an overview of research on income inequality in China over the period of economic reform. It presents the results of two main sources of evidence on income inequality...

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Male wages and female welfare: private markets, public goods, and intrahousehold inequality

Suman Ghosh and Ravi Kanbur.

in Oxford Economic Papers

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare Economics; Renewable Resources and Conservation; Economic Development. 5822 words.

We show how an apparently welfare improving phenomenon like an increase in the wage of the male member of a family can result in a seemingly paradoxical result where the entire family is...

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The Measurement of Educational Inequality: Achievement and Opportunity

Francisco H. G. Ferreira and Jérémie Gignoux.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2014; p ublished online February 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Microeconomics; Welfare Economics; Education and Research Institutions; Economywide Country Studies. 15085 words.

Two related measures of educational inequality are proposed: one for educational achievement and another for educational opportunity. The former is the simple variance (or standard...

On measuring deprivation and living standards of societies in a multi-attribute framework

Prasanta K. Pattanaik, Sanjay G. Reddy and Yongsheng Xu.

in Oxford Economic Papers

January 2012; p ublished online August 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Welfare Economics; Microeconomics; Economic Development. 5186 words.

When measuring a society's deprivation in a multi-attribute framework, researchers often resort to what we call a ‘column-first two-stage procedure’. Under such procedures one first...

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Participation in Rural Land Rental Markets in Sub-Saharan Africa: Who Benefits and by How Much? Evidence from Malawi and Zambia

Jordan Chamberlin and Jacob Ricker-Gilbert.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

October 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare Economics; Economic Development; Agricultural Economics. 13088 words.

We use nationally representative household-level panel survey data in two neighboring countries in Southern Africa—Zambia and Malawi—to characterize the current status of rural land rental...

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Positional preferences and efficient capital accumulation when households exhibit a preference for wealth

Sugata Ghosh and Ronald Wendner.

in Oxford Economic Papers

January 2018; p ublished online June 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare Economics; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity. 12067 words.

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We study the impact of positional preferences—with respect to wealth in addition to consumption—on endogenous growth, welfare, and corrective...

Poverty and Inequality: A Micro Framework

Abdelkrim Araar and Jean-Yves Duclos.

in Journal of African Economies

June 2010; p ublished online March 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Welfare Economics; Economic Development. 8740 words.

This paper explores the link between poverty and inequality through an analysis of the poverty impact of changes in income-component inequality and in between- and within-group inequality....

The Quality of Life

Edited by Martha Nussbaum and Amartya Sen.

March 1993; p ublished online November 2003 .

Book. Subjects: Economic Development and Growth; Welfare Economics. 480 pages.

This volume gathers the thoughts of reputed academics in economics, social policy, philosophy, and the social sciences as they scrutinize contentions regarding quality of life and the way...

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Race, Poverty and Deprivation in South Africa

Carlos Gradín.

in Journal of African Economies

March 2013; p ublished online September 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Demographic Economics; Labour Discrimination; Microeconomics; Economic Development; Welfare Economics; Labour Standards: National and International. 15277 words.

The aim of this paper was to explain why poverty and material deprivation in South Africa are significantly higher among those of African descent than among whites. To do so, we estimate...

Social Security in Developing Countries

Edited by Ehtisham Ahmad, Jean Drèze, John Hills and Amartya Sen.

February 1991; p ublished online October 2011 .

Book. Subjects: Economic Development and Growth; Development Planning and Policy; Welfare Economics. 496 pages.

The term ‘social security’ has a very different meaning in underdeveloped countries and is best understood as poverty alleviation. This book attempts to define social security in the Third...

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The unfairness of (poverty) targets

Melanie Allwine, Jamele Rigolini and Luis F. López-Calva.

in Oxford Economic Papers

April 2016; p ublished online November 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare Economics; Welfare and Poverty; Economic Development. 7563 words.

The evaluation of policy performance against set targets is rarely adjusted to the heterogeneity in the initial distribution of characteristics. Building on previous literature, we propose...

Using a Contingent Valuation Approach for Improved Solid Waste Management Facility: Evidence from Enugu State, Nigeria

William M. Fonta, H. Eme Ichoku, Kanayo K. Ogujiuba and Jude O. Chukwu.

in Journal of African Economies

March 2008; p ublished online October 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare Economics; Data Collection and Date Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs; Environmental Economics; Development Planning and Policy; Econometric Modelling. 7719 words.

For most public projects, especially environmental projects that are partly funded by multilateral donor agencies, cost–benefit analysis has become a routine procedure for the approval of...