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Commodity Price Shocks and Civil Conflict: Evidence from Colombia

Oeindrila Dube and Juan F. Vargas.

in The Review of Economic Studies

October 2013; p ublished online March 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Economic Development; Agricultural Economics. 20754 words.

How do income shocks affect armed conflict? Theory suggests two opposite effects. If labour is used to appropriate resources violently, higher wages may lower conflict by reducing labour...

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Import competition, dynamic resource allocation and productivity dispersion: micro-level evidence from China

Sai Ding, Wei Jiang and Puyang Sun.

in Oxford Economic Papers

October 2016; p ublished online July 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; Production and Organizations; Economic Development. 10121 words.

Can trade liberalization shape sector dynamics by inducing reallocation of resources towards more efficient use? This paper explores whether and how import competition affects productivity...

Political Reforms and Public Policy: Evidence from Agricultural and Food Policies

Alessandro Olper, Jan Fałkowski and Johan Swinnen.

in The World Bank Economic Review

February 2014; p ublished online February 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Analysis of Collective Decision-making; International Trade; Economic Development; Capitalist Systems; Agricultural Economics. 10282 words.

This paper studies the effect of political regime transitions on public policy using a new data set on global agricultural and food policies over a 50-year period (including data from 74...

Trade Liberalization and Investment: Firm-level Evidence from Mexico

Ivan T. Kandilov and Aslı Leblebicioğlu.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2012; p ublished online November 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; International Trade; Economic Development; Development Planning and Policy; Intertemporal Choice and Growth. 11891 words.

Plant-level panel data from Mexico's Annual Industrial Survey is employed to evaluate the impact of reductions in tariffs and import license coverage on final goods, as well as...

Why Haven't Global Markets Reduced Inequality in Emerging Economies?

E. Maskin.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Microeconomics; Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; International Trade; Economic Development. 2248 words.

The theory of comparative advantage predicts that globalization should cause inequality in emerging economies to fall. However, this has not been true of the current globalization (even...