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Addressing the “Wicked Problem” of Input Subsidy Programs in Africa

Jacob Ricker-Gilbert, Thomas Jayne and Gerald Shively.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

June 2013; p ublished online February 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Corporate Regulation; Development Planning and Policy; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 8875 words.

This article reviews and critically assesses evidence on input subsidy programs implemented in selected countries over the past decade in Africa. We believe that input subsidies should be...

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The Challenges of Bankruptcy Reform

Elena Cirmizi, Leora Klapper and Mahesh Uttamchandani.

in The World Bank Research Observer

August 2012; p ublished online July 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Bankruptcy; Corporate Regulation; Economic Development. 7385 words.

The 2008 financial crisis was followed by a global economic downturn, a credit crunch, and a reduction in cross-border lending, trade finance, and foreign direct investment, which adversely...

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Financial Development: Structure and Dynamics

Augusto de la Torre, Erik Feyen and Alain Ize.

in The World Bank Economic Review

October 2013; p ublished online February 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services; Corporate Regulation; Economic Development; Economywide Country Studies. 10100 words.

This paper analyzes the process of financial development over the last three to four decades from the perspective of the fundamental frictions (agency and collective) to which economic...

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Financing infrastructure in developing countries

Antonio Estache, Tomas Serebrisky and Liam Wren-Lewis.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Corporate Regulation; Economic Development; Corporate Governance. 13414 words.

This article develops a theoretical framework to analyse options for financing infrastructure in developing countries. We build a basic model that gives motivations for using a combination...

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Sovereign Wealth Funds and Natural Resource Management in Africa

Samuel E. Wills, Lemma W. Senbet and Witness Simbanegavi.

in Journal of African Economies

September 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; International Finance; Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance; Corporate Governance; Corporate Regulation; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; National Budget, Deficit, and Debt; Publicly Provided Goods; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Economic Development; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation. 8386 words.

Non-renewable resources dominate nearly one quarter of the world's economies. Over half of these economies are developing, with many in Africa. Managing resource revenues is one of the most...

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