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Are Remittances Insurance? Evidence from Rainfall Shocks in the Philippines

Dean Yang and HwaJung Choi.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2007; p ublished online May 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; International Factor Movements and International Business; International Finance; Economic Development. 10719 words.

Do remittances sent by overseas migrants serve as insurance for recipient households? In a study of how remittances from overseas respond to income shocks experienced by Philippine...

Causes and Implications of Credit Rationing in Rural Ethiopia: The Importance of Zonal Variation

Daniel Ayalew Ali and Klaus Deininger.

in Journal of African Economies

August 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Economic Development. 11412 words.

Ethiopian village-level data from two locations are used to explore determinants and crop productivity-effects of credit rationing in semi-formal markets. High levels of risk lead to...

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...

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...

The creation of knowledge: local building, global accessing and economic development—toward an agenda

Harald Bathelt and Patrick Cohendet.

in Journal of Economic Geography

September 2014; p ublished online July 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Economic Development; Technological Change; Research and Development; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy. 6692 words.

This article argues that local knowledge building and global (nonlocal) knowledge-accessing practices in economic development are intrinsically interwoven. They generate fundamental...

Do clusters really matter for innovation practices in Information Technology? Questioning the significance of technological knowledge spillovers

Franz Huber.

in Journal of Economic Geography

January 2012; p ublished online February 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Economic Development. 8672 words.

A widespread assumption in economic geography and the economics of innovation is that firms located in clusters benefit from territorial learning and knowledge spillovers. However, it...

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Does a Picture Paint a Thousand Words? Evidence from a Microcredit Marketing Experiment

Xavier Giné, Ghazala Mansuri and Mario Picón.

in The World Bank Economic Review

October 2011; p ublished online July 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Banking; Production and Organizations; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Economic Development. 10995 words.

Female entrepreneurship is low in many developing economies partly due to constraints on women's time and mobility, often reinforced by social norms. We analyze a marketing experiment...

Does Africa Need a Rotten Kin Theorem? Experimental Evidence from Village Economies

Pamela Jakiela and Owen Ozier.

in The Review of Economic Studies

January 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Design of Experiments; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Economic Development. 20419 words.

This article measures the economic impacts of social pressure to share income with kin and neighbours in rural Kenyan villages. We conduct a lab experiment in which we randomly vary the...

Does altruism matter for remittances?

Alexis Antoniades, Ganesh Seshan, Roberto Weber and Robertas Zubrickas.

in Oxford Economic Papers

January 2018; p ublished online August 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy. 7468 words.

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We provide a direct test of the impact of altruism on remittances. From a sample of Indian migrant workers in Qatar, we elicit the propensity to share...

The dynamics of interfirm networks along the industry life cycle: The case of the global video game industry, 1987–2007

Pierre-Alexandre Balland, Mathijs De Vaan and Ron Boschma.

in Journal of Economic Geography

September 2013; p ublished online August 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Economic Methodology; Economic Development. 11395 words.

In this article, we study the formation of network ties between firms along the life cycle of a creative industry. We focus on three mechanisms that drive network formation: (i) network...

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Estimating risk preferences in the presence of bifurcated wealth dynamics: can we identify static risk aversion amidst dynamic risk responses?

Travis J. Lybbert, David R. Just and Christopher B. Barrett.

in European Review of Agricultural Economics

March 2013; p ublished online August 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Intertemporal Choice and Growth; Economic Development. 6262 words.

Estimating risk preferences is tricky because controlling for confounding factors is difficult. Omitting or imperfectly controlling for these factors can attribute too much observable...

Farmer Bargaining Power and Market Information Services

Pierre Courtois and Julie Subervie.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

April 2015; p ublished online June 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Game Theory and Bargaining Theory; Economic Development. 14060 words.

In many Sub-Saharan African countries, farmers typically have a choice between selling their products to traders who travel between villages and markets and transporting their products to...

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Funeral Insurance: An Inter-Generational Commitment Device?

Erlend Berg.

in Journal of African Economies

June 2018; p ublished online November 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Intertemporal Choice and Growth; Insurance; Economic Development. 12439 words.

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Funeral insurance is a global phenomenon that has existed throughout history and remains hugely popular in Africa today. Yet as a distinct financial...

Getting Credit to High Return Microentrepreneurs: The Results of an Information Intervention

Suresh de Mel, David McKenzie and Christopher Woodruff.

in The World Bank Economic Review

October 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Banking; Production and Organizations; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Economic Development. 11981 words.

Small-scale entrepreneurs typically cite access to finance as the most important constraint to growth. Recent randomized experiments have shown the return to capital to be very high for the...

How controversial innovation succeeds in the periphery? A network perspective of BASF Argentina

Johannes Glückler.

in Journal of Economic Geography

September 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; Technological Change; Research and Development; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy. 11737 words.

This article builds elements of a theory of peripheral innovation in transnational corporations. Although subsidiaries at the geographical periphery of the global economy and at the...

Impact of Third-party Contract Enforcement in Agricultural Markets—A Field Experiment in Vietnam

Christoph Saenger, Maximo Torero and Matin Qaim.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

July 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Design of Experiments; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 10750 words.

We study the effect of alleviating the information asymmetry regarding product quality that is widespread in contracts between agricultural producers and buyers in developing countries....

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Index Insurance Quality and Basis Risk: Evidence from Northern Kenya

Nathaniel D. Jensen, Christopher B. Barrett and Andrew G. Mude.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

October 2016; p ublished online July 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Economic Development; Agricultural Economics. 10573 words.

The number of index insurance pilots in developing countries has grown tremendously in recent years, but there has been little progress in our understanding of the quality of those...

Information, the Cost of Credit, and Operational Efficiency: An Empirical Study of Microfinance

Mark J. Garmaise and Gabriel Natividad.

in The Review of Financial Studies

June 2010; p ublished online April 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Banking; Investment Banking; International Financial Markets; Economic Development; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy. 13354 words.

We provide direct evidence on the impact of asymmetric information on both financing and operating activities through a study of credit evaluations of microfinance institutions (MFIs). We...

Infrastructure and Public Utilities Privatization in Developing Countries

Emmanuelle Auriol and Pierre M. Picard.

in The World Bank Economic Review

February 2009; p ublished online November 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Regulation and Industrial Policy; Economic Development. 8961 words.

Should governments in developing countries promote private ownership and deregulated prices in noncompetitive sectors? Or should they run publicly owned firms and regulate prices at the...

Investment reluctance: irreversibility or imperfect capital markets?

Silke Hüttel, Oliver Mußhoff and Martin Odening.

in European Review of Agricultural Economics

March 2010; p ublished online February 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Intertemporal Choice and Growth; Economic Development. 9093 words.

Low investment rates are a puzzling phenomenon particularly in transition economies with an urgent need for modernisation. The literature offers two alternative explanations: imperfect...