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Barriers to ‘US style’ lean retailing: the case of Wal-Mart's failure in Germany

Susan Christopherson.

in Journal of Economic Geography

July 2007; p ublished online May 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Other Economic Systems; International Factor Movements and International Business; Regulation and Industrial Policy; Services. 9273 words.

Wal-Mart's exit from the German market in 2006 after 10 years of attempting to achieve sustainable competitive advantage contributes an interesting case to the small but expanding...

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Beliefs, Politics, and Environmental Policy

Antony Millner and Hélène Ollivier.

in Review of Environmental Economics and Policy

July 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Other Economic Systems; Environmental Economics. 9711 words.

Experts and the general public often perceive environmental problems differently. Moreover, regulatory responses to environmental issues often do not coincide with consensus expert...

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Big Business Owners in Politics

Pramuan Bunkanwanicha and Yupana Wiwattanakantang.

in The Review of Financial Studies

June 2009; p ublished online September 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Financial Markets; Corporate Regulation; Law and Economics; Other Economic Systems. 15495 words.

This paper investigates a little studied but common mechanism that firms use to obtain state favors: business owners themselves seeking election to top office. Using Thailand as a research...

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Carbon Allowance Auction Design: An Assessment of Options for the United States

Giuseppe Lopomo, Leslie M. Marx, David McAdams and Brian Murray.

in Review of Environmental Economics and Policy

January 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Other Economic Systems; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; Market Structure and Pricing. 8683 words.

Carbon allowance auctions are a component of existing and proposed regional cap-and-trade programs in the United States and are also included in recent proposed bills in the U.S. Congress...

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Climate change and sustainable welfare: the centrality of human needs

Ian Gough.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

September 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Other Economic Systems; Health, Education, and Welfare; Economic Methodology. 12834 words.

Since climate change threatens human well-being across the globe and into the future, we require a concept of well-being that encompasses an equivalent ambit. This article argues that only...

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Comment on “Evaluating Recipes for Development Success”: The Policy Usefulness of Institutional and Political Analyses of Development

Philip Keefer.

in The World Bank Research Observer

January 2007; p ublished online August 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Socialist Institutions and their Transitions; Other Economic Systems; Development Planning and Policy; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Economic Development. 2098 words.

In “Evaluating Recipes for Development Success” Avinash Dixit criticizes recent efforts to identify the “fundamental” causes of development and to distill policy recommendations from these...

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Court-Ordered Campaign Finance Deregulation and Stock Value of Contributors

Haishan Yuan.

in American Law and Economics Review

March 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Other Economic Systems; Law and Economics. 13880 words.

The Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 addressed two issues, soft money and independent expenditures on issue ads for electoral advocacy. The Supreme Court initially upheld most...

Determinants of Nationalization in the Oil Sector: A Theory and Evidence from Panel Data

Sergei Guriev, Anton Kolotilin and Konstantin Sonin.

in The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

August 2011; p ublished online June 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Other Economic Systems; Primary Products; Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise; Production and Organizations. 8520 words.

In this article, we study nationalizations in the oil industry around the world during 1960–2006. We show, both theoretically and empirically, that governments are more likely to...

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Distribution of Emissions Allowances and the Use of Auction Revenues in the European Union Emissions Trading System

Åsa Löfgren, Dallas Burtraw, Markus Wråke and Anna Malinovskaya.

in Review of Environmental Economics and Policy

August 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; Other Economic Systems. 8523 words.

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The European Union (EU) Emissions Trading System (ETS) introduced emissions allowances as a new asset worth tens of billions of euros. This article...

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Do Autocratic States Trade Less?

Toke S. Aidt and Martin Gassebner.

in The World Bank Economic Review

February 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; Development Planning and Policy; Other Economic Systems; Comparative Economic Systems. 15933 words.

Does the political regime of a country influence its involvement in international trade? A theoretical model that predicts that autocracies trade less than democracies is developed, and the...

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Does Healthy Food Access Matter in a French Urban Setting?

France Caillavet, Gayaneh Kyureghian, Rodolfo M. Nayga, Coline Ferrant and Pierre Chauvin.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

October 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Manufacturing; Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Other Economic Systems. 9785 words.

Limited access to healthy food is commonly regarded as a contributing factor to poor dietary choices. The objective of this article is to test this hypothesis in a French context given...

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The Effect of Supercenter-format Stores on the Healthfulness of Consumers’ Grocery Purchases

Richard Volpe, Abigail Okrent and Ephraim Leibtag.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

April 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Manufacturing; Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Other Economic Systems; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 10791 words.

We examine the effect of supercenter market share on consumers’ food-at-home purchasing habits in the United States. We measure healthfulness several different ways to ensure robustness,...

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Estimating Equilibrium Real Exchange Rates in the Franc Zone

Simeon Coleman.

in Journal of African Economies

August 2008; p ublished online April 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Other Economic Systems; Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables; Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance; International Finance. 9275 words.

This paper estimates the degree of real exchange rate misalignment in 12 CFA (Communauté Financière Africaine) franc zone countries over the period 1960–99. Allowing for contemporaneous...

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Evaluating Recipes for Development Success

Avinash Dixit.

in The World Bank Research Observer

January 2007; p ublished online June 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Socialist Institutions and their Transitions; Other Economic Systems; Development Planning and Policy; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Economic Development. 11029 words.

This article offers a provocative critique of the ability of research on the impact of institutions on growth to offer immediate and practical recommendations for reforming and redesigning...

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Examining the Relationship between the Use of Supermarkets and Over-nutrition in Indonesia

Wendy J. Umberger, Xiaobo He, Nicholas Minot and Hery Toiba.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

March 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Other Economic Systems; Economics of Health; Agricultural Economics. 8814 words.

This study examines the relationship between the use of modern food retailers and health outcomes using data from a survey of 1,180 urban households in Indonesia. The dependent variables...

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Gender and the Business Environment for New Firm Creation

Leora F. Klapper and Simon C. Parker.

in The World Bank Research Observer

August 2011; p ublished online February 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entrepreneurship; Demographic Economics; Other Economic Systems; Public Economics; Economic Development. 7456 words.

The authors summarize the extant literature on the relationship between gender and entrepreneurship. They note significant quantitative gender differences in business entry, with male-owned...

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The geography of the economic crisis in Europe: national macroeconomic conditions, regional structural factors and short-term economic performance

Riccardo Crescenzi, Davide Luca and Simona Milio.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

March 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles; Economywide Country Studies; Other Economic Systems; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics. 8854 words.

This article explores the linkages between pre-2008 crisis national macroeconomic conditions, regional resistance factors and depth of the crisis in the regions of the EU27. The results...

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The global concentration of wealth

Thomas Goda.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

January 2018; p ublished online April 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Microeconomics; Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; Labour and Demographic Economics; Other Economic Systems. 9927 words.

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This paper compares changes in relative and absolute wealth concentrations to establish whether both processes have followed similar trajectories. The...

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The great divide: ‘ruralisation’ of poverty in Russia

Christopher J. Gerry, Eugene Nivorozhkin and John A. Rigg.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

July 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Other Economic Systems; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Economic Development. 5133 words.

Using data from the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey for the period 2000–2004 we investigate poverty trends in Russia. We find that urban poverty declines at twice the rate of rural...

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How Business Community Institutions Can Help Fight Corruption

Avinash K. Dixit.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Microeconomics; Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Law and Economics; Socialist Institutions and their Transitions; Other Economic Systems. 7691 words.

Collective action by the business community to counter corruption in the award of government licenses and contracts is analyzed, by analogy with contract enforcement institutions studied by...

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