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Analysing food price trends in the context of Engel’s Law and the Prebisch-Singer hypothesis

By John Baffes and Xiaoli L. Etienne.

in Oxford Economic Papers

July 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles; Economic Development; Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics; Agricultural Economics. 11086 words.

Income growth in emerging economies has been often cited as a key driver of the past decade’s commodity price boom—the longest and broadest boom since World War II. This article shows that...

Counterpart funding requirements and the foreign aid procyclicality puzzle

Stéphane Pallage and Michel A. Robe.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Economic Development; International Financial Markets; Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles; International Finance. 10332 words.

Official development assistance is a key source of external finance in many developing countries. A striking feature of these aid flows is their positive correlation with business cycles in...

Crises, Food Prices, and the Income Elasticity of Micronutrients:Estimates from Indonesia

Emmanuel Skoufias, Sailesh Tiwari and Hassan Zaman.

in The World Bank Economic Review

October 2012; p ublished online November 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics of Health; Economic Development; Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles. 10525 words.

The 2008 global food price crisis and more recent food price spikes have led to a greater focus on policies and programs to cushion the effects of such shocks on poverty and malnutrition....

Dollar a Day Revisited

Martin Ravallion, Shaohua Chen and Prem Sangraula.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2009; p ublished online June 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles; Economic Development. 8716 words.

The article presents the first major update of the international $1 a day poverty line, proposed in World Development Report 1990: Poverty for measuring absolute poverty by the standards of...

Endogenous Optimal Currency Areas: the Case of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community

Fabrizio Carmignani.

in Journal of African Economies

January 2010; p ublished online August 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles; Economic Development. 9706 words.

The Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CAEMC) has been a monetary union for several decades now. According to the hypothesis of endogenous optimal currency areas (OCAs), the...

Is Economic Volatility Detrimental to Global Sustainability?

Yongfu Huang.

in The World Bank Economic Review

February 2012; p ublished online October 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles; Economic Development. 7196 words.

In a dynamic panel data model allowing for error cross-section dependence, output volatility is found to impede sustainable development. Through a financial development channel (liquidity...

Non-monetary Determinants of Inflation Volatility: Evidence from Nigeria

David Fielding.

in Journal of African Economies

January 2010; p ublished online August 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles; Economic Development. 9393 words.

There is a large literature on the impact of exchange rate and monetary policy regimes on inflation volatility in emerging markets. Other determinants of inflation volatility are less well...

The Swedish third way: an assessment of the performance and validity of the Rehn–Meidner model

Lennart Erixon.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

May 2008; p ublished online December 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Economic Development. 13229 words.

This paper analyses the functioning of the Rehn–Meidner model in Sweden and the validity of the model's underlying theory. Both sceptics and friends of ‘the Swedish model’ have exaggerated...

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Tax Revenue Instability in Sub-Saharan Africa: Consequences and Remedies

Christian Ebeke and Helene Ehrhart.

in Journal of African Economies

January 2012; p ublished online June 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles; Economic Development; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue. 7515 words.

This paper focuses on the sources and consequences of the instability of tax revenue in Sub-Saharan African countries. We took advantage of a unique and extraordinarily rich data set on the...

Thresholds in the Finance-Growth Nexus: A Cross-Country Analysis

Hakan Yilmazkuday.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles; Money and Interest Rates; International Finance; Economic Development; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity. 6715 words.

Thresholds of inflation, government size, trade openness, and per capita income for the finance-growth nexus are investigated using five-year averages of standard variables for 84 countries...