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24 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperThe South African manufacturing exporter story
Existing South African work on firm-level data has been limited by access to large datasets that track firms over time...Business Commerce Productivity
Working PaperCommercialization in agriculture in rural Vietnam, 2006-14
The vast majority of households in rural Vietnam undertake agricultural activities and for many this is their main livelihood. Moreover, this agriculture has become increasingly commercialized over time...Agricultural credit Agriculture Aquaculture
Book ChapterRegional Integration in Africa
From the book: Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics, Vol. 2...Commerce Economies of scale International economic relations
Working PaperScoping of the Tunisian Economy
In this scooping paper on the Tunisian economy we review the historical background of the economy which has undergone substantial structural change since independence in 1956...Commerce Economic development Industrial policy
Working PaperExporting and Productivity: The Role of Ownership and Innovation in the Case of Vietnam
In this paper, we investigate the relationship between exporting and productivity in the case of Vietnam using an extensive firm level panel dataset for the period 2005-11...Business enterprises Commerce Organizational behavior
Working PaperRegional Integration in Africa: Challenges and Prospects
Political motives, geography, and the uneven distribution of gains trumped the traditional efficiency gains across Africa’s Regional Economic Communities (RECs)...Commerce Economies of scale International economic relations
Book ChapterTunisia's Development Experience: A Success Story?
From the book: Achieving Development SuccessCommerce Economic development Fertility, Human
Book ChapterVietnam as a Role Model for Development
From the book: Achieving Development SuccessCommerce Economic development Globalization
Book ChapterThe Mauritian Success Story and its Lessons
From the book: Achieving Development SuccessCommerce Economic development Economic policy
Book ChapterEuropean Transition at Twenty: Assessing Progress in Countries and Sectors
From the book: Economies in TransitionCommerce Economic development Industrial organization (Economic theory)
Journal ArticleDesigning Economic Partnership Agreements to Promote Intra-Regional Trade in ACP Countries
Part of Journal Special Issue South-South and North-South Trade AgreementsCommerce International trade Public welfare
Working PaperEuropean Transition at Twenty: Assessing Progress in Countries and Sectors
This study gauges the status of transition in the formerly centrally planned economies of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, using a broad approach that compares countries with respect to their business environment, competition, and managerial practice...Commerce Economic development Industrial organization (Economic theory)
Book ChapterAsia's Labour-Driven Growth, Flying Geese Style: Types of Trade, FDI, and Institutions Matter for the Poor Commerce Economic development Labor
Working PaperTrading Inequality? Insights from the Two Globalizations in Latin America
Trade flows among countries have increased dramatically during the last globalization episode creating new winners and losers between and within countries...Commerce History (Economics) Equality and inequality
Working PaperThe Mauritian Success Story and its Lessons
This paper examines different explanations—initial conditions, openness to trade and FDI, and institutions—of the Mauritian growth experience since the mid-1970s...Commerce Economic development Economic policy
Working PaperTunisia's Development Experience: A Success Story?
Tunisia’s recent growth and development performance relative to countries in its region, and relative to countries at similar levels of development in other parts of the world, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa, have been notable...Commerce Economic development Fertility, Human