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The Crowding-in Effect of Simple Unconditional Central Grants on Local Own-Source Revenue: The Case of Benin

Emilie Caldeira and Grégoire Rota-Graziosi.

in Journal of African Economies

June 2014; p ublished online February 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; Public Economics; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue. 8152 words.

The design of grants from central government to local government is an important issue in developing countries. In these countries the decentralisation process involves a vertical gap, i.e....

The Doha Agenda Negotiations on Agriculture: What Could They Deliver?

Will Martin and Kym Anderson.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

December 2006; p ublished online December 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue. 3869 words.

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From Russia with love: the impact of relocated firms on incumbent survival

Oliver Falck, Christina Guenther, Stephan Heblich and William R. Kerr.

in Journal of Economic Geography

May 2013; p ublished online October 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Economic Development; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 13453 words.

We identify the impact of local firm concentration on incumbent performance in a historic setting that has quasi-experimental characteristics. When Germany was divided after World War II,...

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The Impact of Agricultural Subsidies on Global Welfare

Won W. Koo and P. Lynn Kennedy.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

December 2006; p ublished online December 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue. 4626 words.

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The Impact of Rural Pensions in China on Labor Migration

Karen Eggleston, Ang Sun and Zhaoguo Zhan.

in The World Bank Economic Review

February 2018; p ublished online July 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; Fiscal Policies and Behaviour of Economic Agents; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Welfare and Poverty; Demand and Supply of Labour; Economic Development. 11495 words.

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We study the impact of China’s new rural pension program on promoting migration of labor by applying a regression discontinuity analysis to this new...

Krueger, Schiff, and Valdés Revisited: Agricultural Price and Trade Policy Reform in Developing Countries since 1960

Kym Anderson.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

June 2010; p ublished online June 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; International Trade; International Relations and International Political Economy; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 15637 words.

A study of distortions to agricultural incentives in 18 developing countries from 1960–84, by Krueger, Schiff, and Valdés (1988; 1991), found that policies in most of those developing...

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Resource Funds: Stabilising, Parking, and Inter-generational Transfer

Anthony J. Venables and Samuel E. Wills.

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; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; National Budget, Deficit, and Debt; Economic Development; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation. 9815 words.

The paper explores strategies for managing revenue from natural resources, focusing on the balance between domestic and foreign asset accumulation. It suggests that domestic asset...

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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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Tax and Expenditure Reforms in Africa: An Overview

Ramos E. Mabugu and Witness Simbanegavi.

in Journal of African Economies

March 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; Fiscal Policies and Behaviour of Economic Agents; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Mathematical Methods; Programming Methods; Mathematical and Simulation Modelling; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue. 6605 words.

Taxation is recognised as being able to affect economic growth, poverty and inequality. In Africa, taxation is an instrument that can be used to promote development. Like other countries,...

Tax Evasion, the Provision of Public Infrastructure and Growth: A General Equilibrium Approach to Two Very Different Countries, Egypt and Mauritius

Andrew Feltenstein, Nour Abdul-Razzak, Jeffrey Condon and Biplab Kumar Datta.

in Journal of African Economies

March 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Mathematical Methods; Programming Methods; Mathematical and Simulation Modelling; Economic Development; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue. 11662 words.

A dynamic multi-period general equilibrium model is used to analyse prospects for growth in two very different countries, Egypt and Mauritius. The advantage of using a single model, when...

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...

Voting over Informal Risk–Sharing Rules

Stefan Ambec.

in Journal of African Economies

August 2008; p ublished online March 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue. 7420 words.

This paper posits a new approach to informal risk-sharing in developing countries inspired by anthropological studies. A risk-sharing rule emerges as a collective choice which is enforced...

What Can We Learn about the “Resource Curse” from Foreign Aid?

Kevin M. Morrison.

in The World Bank Research Observer

February 2012; p ublished online October 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Non-renewable Resources and Conservation; Economic Development; International Relations and International Political Economy; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; International Finance. 8934 words.

A large body of literature has arisen in economics and political science analyzing the apparent “resource curse”—the tendency of countries with high levels of natural resources to exhibit...

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When Should Governments Subsidize Health? The Case of Mass Deworming

Amrita Ahuja, Sarah Baird, Joan Hamory Hicks, Michael Kremer, Edward Miguel and Shawn Powers.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Economics of Health; Education and Research Institutions; Welfare and Poverty; Economic Development. 6834 words.

We discuss how evidence and theory can be combined to provide insight on the appropriate subsidy level for health products, focusing on the specific case of deworming. Although intestinal...