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Agriculture and the Changing Nation-State: Implications for Policy and Political Economy

James T. Bonnen, Douglas D. Hedley and David B. Schweikhardt.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

December 1997; p ublished online December 1997 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Capitalist Systems; Agricultural Economics; Public Economics; Economic Development. 0 words.

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British infrastructure policy and the gradual return of the state

Dieter Helm.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Regulation and Industrial Policy; Intertemporal Choice and Growth; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Economic Development. 10374 words.

The state of British infrastructure is the source of almost continuous study and criticism. There is now a host of new demands in water, energy, transport and communications which require a...

Can Civil Society Overcome Government Failure in Africa?

Shantayanan Devarajan, Stuti Khemani and Michael Walton.

in The World Bank Research Observer

February 2014; p ublished online October 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Publicly Provided Goods; Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies; Economic Development. 10833 words.

Government failures are widespread in Africa. Symptoms include absentee teachers, leakage of public funds, monopolized trucking, and employment-restricting regulations. Can civil society do...

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Can Free Provision Reduce Demand for Public Services? Evidence from Kenyan Education *

Tessa Bold, Mwangi Kimenyi, Germano Mwabu and Justin Sandefur.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2015; p ublished online January 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Education and Research Institutions; Economic Development. 13847 words.

In 2003 Kenya abolished user fees in all government primary schools. We show that this policy contributed to a shift in demand away from free schools, where net enrollment stagnated after...

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...

Contract Enforcement: A Political Economy Model of Legal Development

Fali Huang.

in The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

August 2013; p ublished online March 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Publicly Provided Goods; Game Theory and Bargaining Theory; Economic Development. 14238 words.

In an effort to understand why the relative usage of relational and legal contracts differs across societies, this article builds a political economy model of legal development where legal...

Critical interventions into the corporate smart city

Robert G. Hollands.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

March 2015; p ublished online August 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; Public Economics; Regional Government Analysis; Economic Sociology. 9638 words.

Driven by the profit motive of global high-technology companies, in collusion with the trend towards city governance being wedded to a competitive form of ‘urban entrepreneurialism’, has...

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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....

Decentralised Beneficiary Targeting in Large-Scale Development Programmes: Insights from the Malawi Farm Input Subsidy Programme

Talip Kilic, Edward Whitney and Paul Winters.

in Journal of African Economies

January 2015; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Development Planning and Policy; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 13017 words.

This paper contributes to the long-standing debate on the merits of decentralised beneficiary targeting in the administration of development programmes, focussing on the large-scale Malawi...

Decentralizing Eligibility for a Federal Antipoverty Program: A Case Study for China

Martin Ravallion.

in The World Bank Economic Review

February 2009; p ublished online February 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public Economics; Welfare and Poverty; Economic Development. 11285 words.

In theory, the informational advantage of decentralizing the eligibility criteria for a federal antipoverty program could come at a large cost to the program's performance in reaching the...

Does Aid for Education Educate Children? Evidence from Panel Data

Axel Dreher, Peter Nunnenkamp and Rainer Thiele.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2008; p ublished online April 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Finance; Economic Development; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Education and Research Institutions. 9275 words.

Most of the aid effectiveness literature has focused on the potential growth effects of aggregate aid, with inconclusive results. Considering that donors have repeatedly stressed the...

Does Free Primary Education Narrow Gender Differences in Schooling? Evidence from Kenya

Adrienne M. Lucas and Isaac M. Mbiti.

in Journal of African Economies

November 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demographic Economics; Education and Research Institutions; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Economic Development. 10540 words.

We identify the impact of the 2003 Kenyan Free Primary Education (FPE) programme on gender imbalances in the number of students graduating from primary school and achievement on the primary...

Does infrastructure investment lead to economic growth or economic fragility? Evidence from China

Atif Ansar, Bent Flyvbjerg, Alexander Budzier and Daniel Lunn.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2016; p ublished online July 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables; Publicly Provided Goods; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Economic Development; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Transportation Systems. 13419 words.

China’s three-decade infrastructure investment boom shows few signs of abating. Is China’s economic growth a consequence of its purposeful investment? Is China a prodigy in delivering...

Does the Internet Reduce Corruption? Evidence from U.S. States and across Countries

Thomas Barnebeck Andersen, Jeanet Bentzen, Carl-Johan Dalgaard and Pablo Selaya.

in The World Bank Economic Review

October 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Economic Development; Public Economics. 11160 words.

We test the hypothesis that the Internet is a useful technology for controlling corruption. In order to do so, we develop a novel identification strategy for Internet diffusion. Power...

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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The financialisation of infrastructure: the role of categorisation and property relations

Phillip M. O’Neill.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

November 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Publicly Provided Goods; Capitalist Systems; Regional Government Analysis; Economic Development. 8375 words.

The paper explores the links between the tolling of flows through infrastructure passageways and the nature of financial securities that capture the earnings from these flows. At the heart...

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Financing and Managing Infrastructure in Africa

Mthuli Ncube.

in Journal of African Economies

May 2010; p ublished online May 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; Publicly Provided Goods. 12056 words.

This paper discusses various ways of financing infrastructure under public private partnership (PPP) arrangements in Africa. The paper presents the standard literature on the relationship...

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...

Fiscal Reforms and Public Investment in Africa

Christopher Adam and David Bevan.

in Journal of African Economies

March 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: National Budget, Deficit, and Debt; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Development Planning and Policy; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Economic Development. 11096 words.

Extending a model by Buffie et al. (2012), we explore the macroeconomic implications of public investment and fiscal reforms in an environment where the tax system is distortionary. We...

Foreign aid as counterterrorism policy

Subhayu Bandyopadhyay, Todd Sandler and Javed Younas.

in Oxford Economic Papers

July 2011; p ublished online December 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Publicly Provided Goods; Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Economic Development. 8933 words.

This paper presents a model where foreign aid bolsters a developing country’s proactive counterterrorism efforts against a resident transnational terrorist group. In stage 1 of the game,...

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