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Working PaperThe electric vehicle revolution: Economic and policy implications for natural resource exporters in developing countries
The emergence of a mass market for electric vehicles (EVs) offers considerable development opportunities for resource exporters, given their intensive raw material requirements, including for cobalt, nickel, lithium, copper, aluminium, and manganese...Transportation Raw materials Resource curse
Book ChapterAssessing efficiency of input utilization in wheat production in Uzbekistan
Increased technical and scale efficiency in the production of wheat has been of major interest for farmers and administrators alike in Uzbekistan particularly since wheat became a strategic crop to achieve the goal of food self-sufficiency soon after...Agriculture Data processing econometrics Raw materials
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (December 2013)
10 December 2013 Tony Addison Our November-December Angle comes amid intense activity on our ReCom—Research and Communication on Foreign Aid—programme, which is drawing to a close...Agriculture Aggregation operators Budget
Working PaperIs Kazakhstan Vulnerable to Natural Resource Curse?
This study utilizes panel data from 14 provinces of Kazakhstan and investigates the link between the point-source resources (oil and gas) and economic growth via institutional quality...Agriculture Econometrics Raw materials
Book ChapterGlobal Supply Chains in Chinese Industrialization: Impact on Waste Scavenging in Developing Countries
From the book: Pathways to Industrialization in the Twenty-First CenturyBusiness networks Industrialization International business enterprises
BlogFrom the Editor's desk (November 2011)
Tony Addison As we come to the end of November, the snow has yet to arrive in Helsinki...Finance Climate change Raw materials
Working PaperGlobal Supply Chains in Chinese Industrialization: Impact on Waste Scavenging in Developing Countries
China has undergone remarkable economic growth spearheaded by industrialization. Chinese industry demands a wide variety of raw materials in increasing amounts in order to manufacture all kinds of products...Business networks Industrialization International business enterprises
Working PaperThe Long-Run Behaviour of the Terms of Trade between Primary Commodities and Manufactures: A Panel Data Approach
This study examines the Prebisch and Singer hypothesis using a panel of 24 commodity prices from 1900 to 2010...Raw materials Panel analysis Prices