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Working Paper
State-Building Through Neotrusteeship: Kosovo and East Timor in Comparative Perspective

Why do some states, with foreign assistance, transition from ‘fragile’ to ‘robust?’ Scholars in state-building have argued that neotrusteeship is an effective strategy by which external organizations might build post-conflict ...

Conflict management Crime Economic assistance and foreign aid
Book Chapter
Global Asymmetries and their Implications for Climate and Industrial Policies

From the book: Pathways to Industrialization in the Twenty-First Century

Environmental economics Environmental policy Global warming
Working Paper
Climate and Industrial Policy in an Asymmetric World

Climate change is a phenomenon leading to randomly distributed disasters around the globe...

Environmental economics Global warming International obligations
Book Chapter
Non-state Sovereign Entrepreneurs and Non-territorial Sovereign Organizations

From the book: Entrepreneurship and Economic Development

International agencies International law International obligations
Working Paper
Non-state Sovereign Entrepreneurs and Non-territorial Sovereign Organizations

We propose two new concepts, of non-state sovereign entrepreneurs and the non-territorial sovereign organizations they form, and relate them to issues pertaining to state sovereignty, governance failures, and violent social conflict over the appropri...

International agencies International law International obligations
Blog
Entrepreneurship, Sovereignty, and Violent Social Conflict

Jurgen Brauer and Robert Haywood The role of the sovereign state in driving and resolving violent social conflict remains central to studies of peace and governance...

International agencies International law International obligations
Journal Article
Trends in the Volume and Allocation of Official Flows from Donor Countries

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid Allocations and Development Financing

Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development projects International obligations
Journal Article
Arab-related Bilateral and Multilateral Sources of Development Finance: Issues, Trends, and the Way Forward

Part of Journal Special Issue Development Financing

Decision making Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development projects
Book Chapter
Hardening a Soft Budget Constraint Through 'Upward Devolution' to a Supranational Institution: The Case of the European Union and Italian State-Owned Firms

From the book: Ownership and Governance of Enterprises

Budget Government business enterprises Government spending policy
Blog
An Innovative Source of Development Finance: The Carbon Tax
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by Nitin Desai With official development assistance falling short of needs, there has long been a search for ‘innovative’ means for financing development...

Carbon tax Economic assistance and foreign aid International obligations
Journal Article
Does a Switch of Budget Regimes Affect Investment and Managerial Discretion of State-Owned Enterprises?: Evidence from Italian Firms

Part of Journal Special Issue WIDER Symposium on Adaptive Efficiency and Evolving Diversity of Enterprise Ownership and Governance

Budget Government business enterprises International obligations
Working Paper
Long-run Trends and Recent Developments in Official Assistance from Donor Countries

Official flows account for close to half of capital flows to developing countries, and close to 90 per cent of receipts for Sub-Saharan Africa. This paper documents trends in these official flows over the last three decades...

Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development projects International obligations
Working Paper
Arab-Related Bilateral and Multilateral Sources of Development Finance: Issues, Trends, and the Way Forward

This article analyses the organizational structure as well as the characteristics of development finance provided by Arab donor countries...

Decision making Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development projects
Working Paper
Does a Switch of Budget Regimes Constrain Managerial Discretion?: Evidence for Italian Public Enterprises' Investment

This study examines the effect of the hardening of the budget constraint on the investment behaviour of Italian state owned enterprises (SOEs)...

Budget Government business enterprises International obligations
Working Paper
Hardening a Soft Budget Constraint Through 'Upward Devolution' to a Supranational Institution: The Case of Italian State-Owned Firms and the European Union

This paper contributes to the literature on the role of decentralization in hardening the budget constraint of public enterprises. Following Qian and Roland the study adopts a ‘federalist’ approach...

Budget Government business enterprises Government spending policy
Working Paper
Forest Transitions and Carbon Fluxes: Global Scenarios and Policies

Forests as stocks, sinks and sources of carbon have become a vital issue in global politics, along with the Kyoto Protocol of the Framework Convention on Climate Change...

Environmental policy Forests and forestry Global warming
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