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Institutional economics
Working Paper
Taxation, social protection, and governance decentralization

Governments do not have perfect information regarding constituent priorities and needs. This lack of knowledge opens the door for groups to lobby in order to affect the government’s taxation levels...

Institutional economics Intergovernmental fiscal relations State governments
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Photos - AL16

The folk and the formula– pathways to capable states...

Capacity building Institutional economics Socio-Economic Transformation
About
Presentation - AL16

The 2012 WIDER Annual Lecture was given by Professor Lant Pritchett. He discussed the importance of building state capability in developing countries for tackling long-term development challenges. View or download slides as pdf

Capacity building Institutional economics Socio-Economic Transformation
Working Paper
The industrial policy experience of the electronics industry in Malaysia

Despite the use of industrial policies to stimulate economic growth by several successful developers, latecomers have faced mixed experiences. Hence, this paper analyses the industrial policy experience of the electronics industry in Malaysia...

Electronic commerce Industrial policy Institutional economics
Video
WIDER Annual Lecture by Lant Pritchett

View the WIDER Annual Lecture on The folk and the formula– pathways to capable states...

Capacity building Institutional economics Socio-Economic Transformation
Working Paper
Does foreign aid harm political institutions?

The notion that foreign aid harms the institutions of recipient governments remains prevalent. We combine new disaggregated aid data and various metrics of political institutions to re-examine this relationship...

Economic assistance and foreign aid Financing, Government Institutional economics
Book Chapter
Capacity Development for Transformation

From the book: Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics, Vol. 2...

Economic development Human capital Institutional economics
Blog
From the Editor’s Desk (June-August 2015)

And so we come to the summer Angle . We have just passed the longest day (midsummer) in Helsinki, with 19 or so hours of daylight...

Agriculture Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic growth
Blog
Institutions and Impact – Some Reflections on the UNU-WIDER Method

I have spent much of the last two years on behalf of UNU-WIDER engaged in thinking about these two issues, but only on this current trip to Toronto, to interview Professor Gerry Helleiner with my colleague Annett Victorero, have I seen that instituti...

Economic policy Information technology Institutional economics
Working Paper
A Quest for Institutional Foundations Towards Inclusive Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

The paper explores the paths towards building institutional foundations for inclusive development in Sub-Saharan Africa...

Economic development Institutional economics
Book Chapter
Institutional Reforms, Private Sector, and Economic Growth in Africa

The aim of this paper is to analyse the effect of institutional reforms on the revival of African economies...

Economic policy (Business enterprises) Economic development Institutional economics
Book Chapter
How Does Colonial Origin Matter for Economic Performance in Sub-Saharan Africa?

This paper investigates some of the existing hypotheses regarding the transmission of different colonial legacies to modern day economic growth...

Decolonization Economic development Education
Book Chapter
Growth and Institutions in African Development

Economic development Economic growth Institutional economics
Book
Growth and Institutions in African Development

Recent years have seen a sustained research effort exploring the African development experience...

Economic development Economic growth Institutional economics
Journal Article
Aid and Institution-Building in Fragile States: What Do We Know? What Can Comparative Analysis Add?

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid and Institution-Building in Fragile States

Comparative economics Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development
Journal Special Issue
Aid and Institution-Building in Fragile States: Findings from Comparative Cases

Why and how some states transition successfully from fragile to more robust—and some do not—are both topical and age-old questions...

Comparative economics Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development
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