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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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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...

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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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 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 Can Safety Nets Contribute to Economic Growth?

Harold Alderman and Ruslan Yemtsov.

in The World Bank Economic Review

February 2014; p ublished online June 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Economic Development; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Other Economic Systems. 8948 words.

The paper provides an up-to date and selective review of the literature on how social safety nets contribute to growth. The evidence is carefully chosen to show how safety nets have the...

Political Economy of Recent Global Food Price Shocks: Gainers, Losers and Compensatory Mechanism

Bernadette Dia Kamgnia.

in Journal of African Economies

May 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economywide Country Studies; Other Economic Systems; International Relations and International Political Economy; Agricultural Economics; Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables; Public Economics. 19990 words.

Food prices have increased steadily since 2003 to become a real burden to the poor and net purchasers of food, although price shocks could be an opportunity to stimulate agricultural...

Risky Business: Political Instability and Sectoral Greenfield Foreign Direct Investment in the Arab World

Martijn Burger, Elena Ianchovichina and Bob Rijkers.

in The World Bank Economic Review

January 2016; p ublished online June 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Factor Movements and International Business; Economic Development; Other Economic Systems. 10160 words.

Which foreign direct investments are most affected by political instability? Analysis of quarterly greenfield investment flows into countries in the Middle East and North Africa during the...

A theory of trust based systems of intermediation

Marina Della Giusta.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

January 2008; p ublished online October 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Other Economic Systems; Economic Sociology; Socialist Institutions and their Transitions; Economic Development. 7424 words.

Recent studies have analysed the economic benefits of belonging to high-trust networks and the biological foundations of individual trust, but much scepticism remains regarding the precise...

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Why Do Voters Dismantle Checks and Balances?

Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson and Ragnar Torvik.

in The Review of Economic Studies

July 2013; p ublished online February 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Other Economic Systems; Economic Development. 16135 words.

Voters often dismantle constitutional checks and balances on the executive. If such checks and balances limit presidential abuses of power and rents, why do voters support their removal? We...

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