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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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Controls on capital inflows and the transmission of external shocks

Antonio C. David.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

November 2008; p ublished online May 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economywide Country Studies; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Economic Development; International Finance. 8139 words.

In this paper we attempt to analyse whether price-based controls on capital inflows are successful in insulating economies against external shocks. We present results from vector...

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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...

Gender, Development and Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

Stephanie Seguino and Maureen Were.

in Journal of African Economies

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economywide Country Studies; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Economic Methodology; Economic Development. 14349 words.

A plethora of scholars have attempted to discern the causes of slow growth in the sub-Saharan Africa region. The effects of global economic integration, corruption, geography and ethnic...

Is the accumulation of international reserves good for development?

Moritz Cruz and Bernard Walters.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

September 2008; p ublished online June 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Aggregative Models; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance; Economic Development. 9028 words.

International reserves accumulation has been the preferred policy recently adopted by developing economies to achieve financial stability. The aim of this policy is to increase liquidity...

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The moral and fiscal implications of antiretroviral therapies for HIV in Africa

Paul Collier and Olivier Sterck.

in Oxford Economic Papers

April 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics of Health; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Economic Development. 10318 words.

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Thanks to antiretroviral therapies (ART), people living with HIV (PLHIV) can now have a near-normal life at a cost of a few hundred dollars per year. ...

On the sustainability of external debt: is debt relief enough?

Gianni Vaggi and Annalisa Prizzon.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

September 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: National Budget, Deficit, and Debt; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Economic Development. 7412 words.

Elaborating on Pasinetti (1998), the ‘geometry of debt sustainability’ (GDS) represents an analytical tool for the analysis of the long term sustainability of foreign debt. The paper...

Resource Funds: Stabilising, Parking, and Inter-generational Transfer

Anthony J. Venables and Samuel E. Wills.

in Journal of African Economies

September 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; International Finance; Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; National Budget, Deficit, and Debt; Economic Development; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation. 9815 words.

The paper explores strategies for managing revenue from natural resources, focusing on the balance between domestic and foreign asset accumulation. It suggests that domestic asset...

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Should Countries Invest Resource Revenues Abroad When Demands for Public Infrastructure Are Pressing at Home? The Dilemma of Sovereign Wealth Funds in Sub-Saharan Africa

Joe Amoako-Tuffour.

in Journal of African Economies

September 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; International Finance; Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance; Economic Development; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation. 8447 words.

Setting aside some resource revenues for future generations is not controversial. So is the need to set aside some of the revenues as fiscal buffers against the risk of uncertain revenue...

Sovereign Wealth Funds and Natural Resource Management in Africa

Samuel E. Wills, Lemma W. Senbet and Witness Simbanegavi.

in Journal of African Economies

September 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; International Finance; Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance; Corporate Governance; Corporate Regulation; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; National Budget, Deficit, and Debt; Publicly Provided Goods; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Economic Development; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation. 8386 words.

Non-renewable resources dominate nearly one quarter of the world's economies. Over half of these economies are developing, with many in Africa. Managing resource revenues is one of the most...

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The Swedish third way: an assessment of the performance and validity of the Rehn–Meidner model

Lennart Erixon.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

May 2008; p ublished online December 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Economic Development. 13229 words.

This paper analyses the functioning of the Rehn–Meidner model in Sweden and the validity of the model's underlying theory. Both sceptics and friends of ‘the Swedish model’ have exaggerated...

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Tax and Expenditure Reforms in Africa: An Overview

Ramos E. Mabugu and Witness Simbanegavi.

in Journal of African Economies

March 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; Fiscal Policies and Behaviour of Economic Agents; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Mathematical Methods; Programming Methods; Mathematical and Simulation Modelling; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue. 6605 words.

Taxation is recognised as being able to affect economic growth, poverty and inequality. In Africa, taxation is an instrument that can be used to promote development. Like other countries,...