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Addressing the “Wicked Problem” of Input Subsidy Programs in Africa

Jacob Ricker-Gilbert, Thomas Jayne and Gerald Shively.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

June 2013; p ublished online February 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Corporate Regulation; Development Planning and Policy; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 8875 words.

This article reviews and critically assesses evidence on input subsidy programs implemented in selected countries over the past decade in Africa. We believe that input subsidies should be...

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Airport cities and metropolitan labor markets: an extension and response to Cidell

Stephen J. Appold.

in Journal of Economic Geography

November 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Transport; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Economic Development. 10305 words.

Using Census 2000 CTPP tract-level data for the 51 largest U.S. metropolitan areas, airport cities—agglomerations of employment anchored by airports—are placed in the context of...

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An Analysis of Selectivity in the Productivity Evaluation of Biotechnology: An Application to Corn

Guanming Shi, Jean-Paul Chavas, Joseph Lauer and Elizabeth Nolan.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

April 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics; Microeconomics; Economic Development; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 9303 words.

We investigate selectivity bias in the evaluation of biotech hybrid productivity. The analysis is applied to experimental data on Wisconsin corn yields from 1990 to 2010. Relying on a...

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At the origin of the industrial district: Alfred Marshall and the Cambridge school

Fiorenza Belussi and Katia Caldari.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

March 2009; p ublished online November 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Economic Thought; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Economic Development; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 11418 words.

This paper investigates the origin and evolution of the concept of the industrial district. The idea of industrial district is quite widespread in modern industrial economics and in...

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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...

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Cape Natural Tea Products and the U.S. Market: Rooibos Rebels Ready to Raid*

Norbert L.W. Wilson.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Manufacturing; Marketing; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 4244 words.

Cape Natural Tea Products was a young herbal products company based in South Africa. Rooibos tea was the strongest component of their product portfolio. In South Africa, rooibos was a...

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Capital Accumulation and Economic Growth: The Case of the Retail Food Industry in Developing Countries

Terry Roe and Xinshen Diao.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

August 2004; p ublished online August 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agricultural Economics; Services; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Economic Development. 3008 words.

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The Challenges of Bankruptcy Reform

Elena Cirmizi, Leora Klapper and Mahesh Uttamchandani.

in The World Bank Research Observer

August 2012; p ublished online July 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Bankruptcy; Corporate Regulation; Economic Development. 7385 words.

The 2008 financial crisis was followed by a global economic downturn, a credit crunch, and a reduction in cross-border lending, trade finance, and foreign direct investment, which adversely...

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Characterising deindustrialisation: An analysis of changes in manufacturing employment and output internationally

Fiona Tregenna.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

May 2009; p ublished online November 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; Manufacturing; Economic Development. 13049 words.

Deindustrialisation is typically conceptualised as a decline in manufacturing as a share of total employment. From a Kaldorian perspective deindustrialisation could have negative...

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Choice of Enterprise Form: Spain, 1886–1936

Timothy W Guinnane and Susana Mart�nez-Rodr�guez.

in The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

March 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Entrepreneurship; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations; Economic Development. 10560 words.

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Every new firm selects a legal form. Organizing as a corporation, a limited company, or a partnership shapes the firm’s access to capital markets, its...

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Coevolution and coordination: a systemic analysis of the Taiwanese information technology industry

Chuan-Kai Lee and Annalee Saxenian.

in Journal of Economic Geography

March 2008; p ublished online December 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Manufacturing; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Economic Methodology; Economic Development. 10939 words.

The ‘evolutionary turn’ in economic geography has led to increasing emphasis on coevolution among technologies, organizations and territories. The weakness of this approach, however, is a...

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A co-evolutionary perspective on the drivers of international sourcing of pharmaceutical R&D to India

Stine Jessen Haakonsson, Peter D. Ørberg Jensen and Susan M. Mudambi.

in Journal of Economic Geography

July 2013; p ublished online July 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Development Planning and Policy; Economic Development; Technological Change; Research and Development; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Regulation and Industrial Policy; Manufacturing. 10355 words.

The attractiveness of the Indian pharmaceutical industry as a destination for R&D sourcing by multinational corporations (MNCs) has evolved over the past decades. This evolution has...

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Competition law in the Philippines: economic, legal, and institutional context

Mel Marquis.

in Journal of Antitrust Enforcement

April 2018; p ublished online August 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Antitrust Issues and Policies; Law and Economics; Regulation and Industrial Policy; Economic Development; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity. 23529 words.

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Where democracy is fragile and institutions function poorly, particularly in a developing country, competition law faces tremendous challenges....

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...

Competitive microcredit markets: differentiation and ex ante incentives for multiple borrowing

Paolo Casini.

in Oxford Economic Papers

October 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise; Banking; Economic Development; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 9162 words.

I analyse an oligopolistic microcredit market characterized by asymmetric information on the riskiness of borrowers. I study the effects of competition when, due to the absence of credit...

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Constructing entrepreneurial advantage: consensus building, technological uncertainty and emerging industries

Nichola Lowe and Maryann Feldman.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

July 2008; p ublished online July 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Regulation and Industrial Policy; Entrepreneurship; Technological Change; Research and Development; Economic Development. 11554 words.

In 1976, Cambridge, MA, and Berkeley, CA, responded to concerns about the environmental effects of recombinant DNA by adopting identical biosafety ordinances. This paper explores the...

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The creation of knowledge: local building, global accessing and economic development—toward an agenda

Harald Bathelt and Patrick Cohendet.

in Journal of Economic Geography

September 2014; p ublished online July 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Economic Development; Technological Change; Research and Development; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy. 6692 words.

This article argues that local knowledge building and global (nonlocal) knowledge-accessing practices in economic development are intrinsically interwoven. They generate fundamental...

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Crises, Volatility, and Growth

Enisse Kharroubi.

in The World Bank Economic Review

October 2007; p ublished online October 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Money and Interest Rates; Corporate Governance; Economic Development. 8242 words.

How do volatility and liquidity crises affect growth? When credit is constrained, a bias toward short-term debt can arise in financing long-term investments, generating maturity mismatches...

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Deals and Delays: Firm-level Evidence on Corruption and Policy Implementation Times

Caroline Freund, Mary Hallward-Driemeier and Bob Rijkers.

in The World Bank Economic Review

January 2016; p ublished online May 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Regulation and Industrial Policy; Economic Development. 10240 words.

Whether demands for bribes for particular government services are associated with expedited or delayed policy implementation underlies debates around the role of corruption in private...

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The deindustrialisation/tertiarisation hypothesis reconsidered: a subsystem application to the OECD7

Sandro Montresor and Giuseppe Vittucci Marzetti.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

March 2011; p ublished online April 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Manufacturing; Economic Systems; Services; Economic Development. 7195 words.

The diffusion of outsourcing and vertical foreign direct investment (FDI) among manufacturing firms, along with the vertical integration of market services into manufacturing, is...

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