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Elite (Social sciences)
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The Role of Elites in Economic Development

Elites have a disproportionate impact on development outcomes. While a country's endowments constitute the deep determinates of growth, the trajectory they follow is shaped by the actions of elites...

Economic development Elite (Social sciences)
Working Paper
Foreign Aid and the Failure of State Building in Haiti Under the Duvaliers, Aristide, Préval, and Martelly

After receiving at least US$20 billion in aid for reconstruction and development over the past 60 years, Haiti has been and remains a fragile state, one of the worse globally...

Economic assistance and foreign aid Elite (Social sciences) Government accountability
Working Paper
Foreign Aid, Resource Rents and Institution-Building in Mozambique and Angola

Sharing similar colonial and post-independence civil war experiences, Mozambique and Angola’s development paths are often contrasted, with foreign aid-dependent Mozambique hailed a success compared to oil rentier Angola...

Economic assistance and foreign aid Elite (Social sciences) Public finance
Blog
From The Editor's Desk (December 2012)

Tony Addison This year has rushed by at speed. For UNU-WIDER it’s been a year of big successes. We will have published some 110 working papers by the end of December, up from 96 in 2011 (go here for the latest list)...

Accessibility Economic development Climate change
Blog
From The Editor's Desk (October 2012)

Tony Addison UNU-WIDER is having a very active and successful autumn. Our climate change and development policy conference at the end of September attracted over 150 researchers and policy makers from across the world...

Economic development Elite (Social sciences) Equality and inequality
Book Chapter
Understanding the Dynamics of Elite Behaviour in a Development Context

From the book: The Role of Elites in Economic Development

Economic development Elite (Social sciences)
Book Chapter
Poverty in the Eyes of Brazilian Elites

From the book: The Role of Elites in Economic Development

Sociology of economics Elite (Social sciences) Equality and inequality
Book Chapter
Introduction: The Role of Elites in Economic Development

From the book: The Role of Elites in Economic Development

Economic development Elite (Social sciences)
Book Chapter
New Light on China's Rural Elites

From the book: The Role of Elites in Economic Development

Commune Elite (Social sciences) Entrepreneurship
Book Chapter
Elites and Institutional Persistence

From the book: The Role of Elites in Economic Development

Elite (Social sciences) Institutional economics Political science
Book Chapter
Mutual Interdependence between Elites and the Poor

From the book: The Role of Elites in Economic Development

Economic development Elite (Social sciences) Government policy (Poor)
Working Paper
Mutual Interdependence between Elites and the Poor

There has been a growing recognition among scholars that politics matters in the distribution of resources in society...

Economic development Elite (Social sciences) Government policy (Poor)
Working Paper
New Light on China’s Rural Elites

This paper analyses political elites, economic elites, hybrid elite households and non-elite households in rural China using household data for 1995 and 2002. We seek to understand the determinants of belonging to each of the three elite categories...

Commune Elite (Social sciences) Entrepreneurship
Working Paper
Poverty in the Eyes of Brazilian Elites

This paper discusses data from a survey and in-depth interviews on elite perceptions of poverty in Brazil. De Swaan tried to identify the circumstances under which elites are willing to mobilize resources in order to promote poverty reduction...

Sociology of economics Elite (Social sciences) Equality and inequality
Working Paper
Elites and Institutional Persistence

Particular sets of institutions, once they become established in a society, have a strong tendency to persist. In this paper I argue that understanding how elites form and reproduce is key to understanding the persistence of institutions over time...

Elite (Social sciences) Institutional economics Political science
Blog
Aligning Elites with Development

Alice Amsden, Alisa DiCaprio, and James Robinson To understand what role elites play in the process of economic development, we need to establish first who they are...

Domestic relations Elite (Social sciences) Equality and inequality
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