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Agricultural Labour Productivity and Industrialisation: Lessons for Africa

Xinshen Diao, Margaret McMillan and Samuel Wangwe.

in Journal of African Economies

January 2018; p ublished online December 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Data Collection and Date Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations; Economic Development; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Economywide Country Studies. 12911 words.

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Using data from the Groningen Growth and Development Center’s Africa Sector Database, we show that manufacturing employment and its share in total...

Agriculture in Economic Development: Primary Engine of Growth or Chicken and Egg?

Isabelle Tsakok and Bruce Gardner.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

December 2007; p ublished online December 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics; Economic Development; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Agricultural Economics; Socialist Institutions and their Transitions. 3743 words.

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Are developing countries catching up?

Vladimir Popov and K S Jomo.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

January 2018; p ublished online June 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic History; Economic Development; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity. 5823 words.

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This paper reviews catch-up growth in various parts of the world, especially in the twentieth century, with a particular focus on what this implies...

Choice of Enterprise Form: Spain, 1886–1936

Timothy W Guinnane and Susana Mart�nez-Rodr�guez.

in The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

March 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Entrepreneurship; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations; Economic Development. 10560 words.

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Every new firm selects a legal form. Organizing as a corporation, a limited company, or a partnership shapes the firm’s access to capital markets, its...

Christian Missionaries and Education in Former African Colonies: How Competition Mattered

Francisco A. Gallego and Robert Woodberry.

in Journal of African Economies

June 2010; p ublished online March 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Sociology; Economic History; Education and Research Institutions; Labour and Demographic Economics; Economic Development. 10719 words.

Using regional data for about 180 African provinces, we find that measures of Protestant missionary activity in the past are more correlated with schooling variables today than similar...

Climate shocks, dynastic cycles and nomadic conquests: evidence from historical China

Qiang Chen.

in Oxford Economic Papers

April 2015; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic History; Economic Development. 8261 words.

Nomadic conquests have helped shape world history, yet we know little about why they occurred. Using a unique climate and dynastic data set from historical China dating from 221 BCE, this...

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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...

De-industrialisation, financialisation and Australia’s macro-economic trap

Sally Weller and Phillip O’Neill.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

November 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Economic Development. 9298 words.

The seemingly inexorable decline of manufacturing in Australia is typically explained by firm-level competitiveness, especially labour costs, the challenges posed by a peripheral location,...

Growth and changes in economic structure: a straightforward statistical approach with an application to the Italian economy

Giuliana Campanelli Andreopoulos.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

May 2009; p ublished online February 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Data Collection and Date Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations; Economic Development. 4586 words.

The paper presented here, part of my PhD dissertation written under Professor Brian Reddaway's guidance, is offered as an example of his approach to applied economics as well as a tribute...

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Growth, Stagnation or Retrogression? On the Accuracy of Economic Observations, Tanzania, 1961–2001

Morten Jerven.

in Journal of African Economies

June 2011; p ublished online February 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Economic Development. 5789 words.

Statistics on African economic growth are widely known to be inaccurate, but the extent and nature of these inaccuracies and their implications for the users of the data have not been...

How Can We Learn Whether Firm Policies Are Working in Africa? Challenges (and Solutions?) For Experiments and Structural Models

David McKenzie.

in Journal of African Economies

August 2011; p ublished online June 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Design of Experiments; Production and Organizations; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Economic Development. 8570 words.

Firm productivity is low in African countries, prompting governments to try a number of active policies to improve it. Yet despite the millions of dollars spent on these policies, we are...

Impact Analysis of Rural Electrification Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa

Tanguy Bernard.

in The World Bank Research Observer

February 2012; p ublished online September 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic History; Development Planning and Policy; Economic Development. 7626 words.

The author reviews trends in rural electrification over the past 30 years in Sub-Saharan Africa. In particular, it is shown that motivations for rural electrification programs have evolved...

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The Impact of the Slave Trade on Literacy in West Africa: Evidence from the Colonial Era

Nonso Obikili.

in Journal of African Economies

January 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; Economic History; Education and Research Institutions. 11754 words.

Recent studies have highlighted the importance of Africa's history of slave exporting to its current economic development. In this article, I show that differences in investment in...

Impressive Growth in Africa Under Peace and Market Reforms

Gonzalo Salinas, Cheikh Gueye and Olessia Korbut.

in Journal of African Economies

January 2015; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Economic Development. 8249 words.

Economic stagnation in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) led a number of economists to question the region's ability to attain sustained economic growth, some arguing for the need to shift away from...

Medieval Universities, Legal Institutions, and the Commercial Revolution

Davide Cantoni and Noam Yuchtman.

in The Quarterly Journal of Economics

May 2014; p ublished online March 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour and Demographic Economics; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations; Education and Research Institutions; Economic Development. 21787 words.

We present new data documenting medieval Europe’s Commercial Revolution using information on the establishment of markets in Germany. We use these data to test whether medieval universities...

Natural Amenities, Neighbourhood Dynamics, and Persistence in the Spatial Distribution of Income

Sanghoon Lee and Jeffrey Lin.

in The Review of Economic Studies

January 2018; p ublished online March 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Analysis; Regional and Urban Economic History; Economic Development; Microeconomics. 16328 words.

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We present theory and evidence highlighting the role of natural amenities in neighbourhood dynamics, suburbanization, and variation across cities in...

Natural resources and violent conflict: resource abundance, dependence, and the onset of civil wars

Christa N. Brunnschweiler and Erwin H. Bulte.

in Oxford Economic Papers

October 2009; p ublished online July 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics; Economic History; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation; Economic Development. 9748 words.

In this paper we examine the claim that natural resources invite civil conflict, and challenge the main stylized facts in this literature. We find that the conventional measure of resource...

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Path-dependence and change in an old industrial area: the case of Taranto, Italy

Lidia Greco and Mariadele Di Fabbio.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

November 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Manufacturing; Regional and Urban Economic History; Economic Development; Regional Government Analysis. 10379 words.

The article aims to contribute to the debate on path-dependence by providing qualitative evidence on the case of the steel area of Taranto (Italy), which is still host to the largest steel...

The Peasant in Economic Modernization

Yujiro Hayami.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

December 1996; p ublished online December 1996 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic History; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 0 words.

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Political machinery: did robots swing the 2016 US presidential election?

Carl Benedikt Frey, Thor Berger and Chinchih Chen.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

July 2018; p ublished online July 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Economic Development. 11924 words.

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Technological progress has created prosperity for mankind at large, yet it has always created winners and losers in the labour market. During the days...