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Economic and non-economic returns to Communist Party membership in Viet Nam

Single-party political systems exist in a number of countries, such as China and Viet Nam. In these countries, party membership is potentially an important source of economic and social status...

Communist Party membership Income Credit
Book Chapter
A brief history of the international monetary system since Bretton Woods

Part of Journal Special Issue Resetting the International Monetary (Non)System

Balance of payments Credit Financial institutions
Working Paper
The effects of land titling in Tanzania

We use household survey data to investigate the effects of formal, private property rights to agricultural land on agricultural investment, land valuation and access to credit in Tanzania...

Property rights Land titling Agriculture
Working Paper
A brief history of the international monetary system since Bretton Woods

This paper provides a historical background to contemporary debates on the international monetary system: their genesis, similarities, and differences of problems it has faced at different times...

Balance of payments Credit Financial institutions, International
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Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Parallel 6.2

Households Natural disasters Credit
Blog
Job Creation and the Business Cycle in Brazil

What type of business destroys proportionately more jobs during times of economic recessions and hires more in booms?...

Business cycles Credit Economic growth
Journal Article
Political Connections and Land-Related Investment in Rural Vietnam

Part of Journal Special Issue Land and Property Rights

Credit Informal sector (Economics) Investments
Journal Article
The economics of counterinsurgency: Some evidence from Andhra Pradesh

Present in India since the 1960s, the Naxalite insurgency has steadily spread across the country...

Conflict management Construction industries Credit
Working Paper
Does Financial Liberalisation Improve Access to Investment Finance in Developing Countries?

This paper considers the effect of financial liberalisation on access to investment finance using firm level data covering 57 developing and transition countries...

Credit Finance Financial institutions
Working Paper
Political Connections and Investment in Rural Vietnam

This paper uses household panel data from rural Vietnam to explore the effects of having a relative in a position of political or bureaucratic power on farmers’ agricultural investment decisions...

Credit Informal sector (Economics) Investments
Journal Article
The Forgotten Property Rights: Evidence on Land Use Rights in Vietnam

Studies of land property rights usually focus on tenure security and transfer rights. Rights to determine how to use the land are regularly ignored. However, user rights are often limited...

Credit Informal sector (Economics) Investments
Working Paper
Foreign Banks and Credit Volatility: The Case of Latin American Countries

Foreign bank presence has substantially increased in Latin America during the second half of the 1990s, which has prompted an intense debate on its banking and macroeconomic consequences...

Banks and banking Credit Money supply
Journal Article
Credit Demand in Mozambican Manufacturing

This paper uses two industrial firm surveys to identify the key determinants of credit demand in Mozambican manufacturing. We construct five different measures of being credit constrained and estimate desired debt demand...

Credit Manufacturing
Journal Article
Credit Constraints, Entrepreneurial Talent, and Economic Development

Part of Journal Special Issue Entrepreneurship, Developing Countries and Development Economics

Credit Economic development Entrepreneurship
Working Paper
The Finnish Developmental State and its Growth Regime

This paper reviews Finland’s growth strategy in the postwar decades. Finland was able to initiate an impressive mobilization of resources during this period, reflected mostly in a high rate of capital accumulation for manufacturing industries...

Credit Economic development Economic growth
Working Paper
Credit Constraints, Entrepreneurial Talent, and Economic Development

In this paper, we formalize the view that economic development requires high rates of productive entrepreneurship, and this requires an efficient matching between entrepreneurial talent and production technologies...

Credit Economic development Entrepreneurship
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