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Regional economics
Book Chapter
Poverty in Ethiopia, 2000-11: Welfare Improvements in a Changing Economic Landscape

From the book: Growth and Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa

Econometric models (Economic development) Equality and inequality Poverty
Journal Article
Special section of Applied Energy: Energy and climate change in sub-Saharan Africa

Part of Journal Special Issue Prospects for Renewable Energy in Africa

Carbon tax Climate change Regional economics
Working Paper
The Brazilian regional development funds and economic growth: A spatial panel approach

The regional development policy in Brazil materializes mainly in the regional development funds for the north-east (FNE), the north (FNO), and the centre-west (FCO), in which more than EUR36 billion was invested between 2004 and 2010...

Economic growth Regional economics
Working Paper
The expansion of regional supermarket chains: Changing models of retailing and the implications for local supplier capabilities in South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

Over the past two decades, southern African countries have experienced rapid growth in the number and spread of supermarkets...

Regional economics Strategic planning Supply and demand
Regional Integration and the Role of Supermarkets - an interview with Reena das Nair

In this interview, Reena das Nair of the Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED) provides information about research on supermarket value chains in Southern Africa. The focus is on supermarket chains from South Africa and...

Regional economics Strategic planning Supply and demand
Regional Growth and Development in Southern Africa project - an interview with Channing Arndt

Channing Arndt , Senior Research Fellow of UNU-WIDER, outlines the main research areas for this project on economic growth in the Southern African region. The project has two main elements – one specifically on the South African economy; the...

South Africa Industrialization Regional economics
Celebrating 30 years of research for development

The celebration of the 30 th Anniversary of UNU-WIDER presented the ideal opportunity to look back, take stock, and plan ahead...

Economic development Structural adjustment (Economic policy) Gross national product
Regional Industrialization and Integration in Southern Africa - Reporting from TIPS Annual Forum

The white-painted cluster of traditional style buildings might suggest that this was a farm on the South African veldt...

Automotive industry Carbon tax Economic integration
Working Paper
Night lights and regional income inequality in Africa

Estimating regional income inequality in Africa has been challenging due to the lack of reliable and consistent sub-national income data. I employ night lights data to circumvent this limitation...

Economic growth Income distribution Poverty
Book Chapter
Regulatory Reform for Closing Africa's Competitiveness Gap

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

Competition Industrial policy International economic relations
Book Chapter
Regional Integration in Africa

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

Commerce Economies of scale International economic relations
Research Brief
The effect of clustering in Tunisia

​​The clustering of industries in specific areas has improved industrial productivity in a number of countries...

Industrial productivity Infrastructure (Economics) Regional economics
Beyond the Crisis of the African University - Why Institutions Matter

I recently returned from a week at the University of Western Cape (UWC) in South Africa, speaking at a conference honouring Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu who had been Chancellor of the university for 25 years—and had helped to encourage and defen...

Higher education Public expenditures Structural adjustment (Economic policy)
Working Paper
National policies and regional integration in the South African Development Community

This paper focuses on the relationship between regional integration in the Southern African Development Community and national policies...

Macroeconomics Regional economics
Call for Papers - Regional Industrialization and Integration

The TIPS Annual Forum will be held in Johannesburg on 14-15 July 2015.

Regional economics Regional integration Industrialization
Working Paper
The Practice of Industrial Policy – Lessons for Africa: Case Studies of Decentralized Co-ordination in China

This paper draws on both successful and failing cases of industrialization in China to analyse the role of local governments in fostering the growth of light manufacturing...

Economic conditions Industrial policy Industrialization
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