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Journal ArticleWhat Is the Aggregate Economic Rate of Return to Foreign Aid?
In recent years, academic studies have been converging towards the view that foreign aid promotes aggregate economic growth...Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development Simulation methods (Economics)
Working PaperWhat is the Aggregate Economic Rate of Return to Foreign Aid?
Does foreign aid promote aggregate economic growth? In contrast to widespread perceptions, academic studies of this question have been rapidly converging towards a positive answer...Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development Simulation methods (Economics)
Journal ArticleA Dynamic General Equilibrium Analysis of Adaptation to Climate Change in Ethiopia
Part of Journal Special Issue Climate Change and Economic DevelopmentEnvironmental aspects (Economic development) Economic forecasting Simulation methods (Economics)
Journal ArticleA Stochastic Simulation Approach to Estimating the Economic Impacts of Climate Change in Bangladesh
Part of Journal Special Issue Climate Change and Economic DevelopmentAgriculture Economic aspects (Agriculture) Climatic changes
Journal ArticleAgriculture and Trade Opportunities for Tanzania: Past Volatility and Future Climate Change
Part of Journal Special Issue Climate Change and Economic DevelopmentAgriculture Climatic changes Simulation methods (Economics)
Journal ArticlePower Ahead: Meeting Ethiopia's Energy Needs Under a Changing Climate
Part of Journal Special Issue Climate Change and Economic DevelopmentClimatic changes Simulation methods (Economics) Economic aspects (Natural resources)
Working PaperAgriculture and Trade Opportunities for Tanzania: Past Volatility and Future Climate Change
Given global heterogeneity in climate-induced agricultural variability, Tanzania has the potential to substantially increase its maize exports to other countries...Agriculture Climatic changes Simulation methods (Economics)
Working PaperPower Ahead: Meeting Ethiopia’s Energy Needs Under a Changing Climate
Ethiopia is powering ahead with an ambitious energy development strategy, highly reliant on abundant hydropower potential. A changing climate, including uncertain water supply, however, may pose a salient challenge to meeting expected targets...Climatic changes Simulation methods (Economics) Economic aspects (Natural resources)
Working PaperA Dynamic General Equilibrium Analysis of Adaptation to Climate Change in Ethiopia
This study links a multi-sectoral regionalized dynamic computable general equilibrium model of Ethiopia with a system of country-specific hydrology, crop, road and hydropower engineering models to simulate the economic impacts of climate change towar...Environmental aspects (Economic development) Economic forecasting Simulation methods (Economics)
Working PaperA Stochastic Simulation Approach to Estimating the Economic Impacts of Climate Change in Bangladesh
Climate change assessments often inadequately address uncertainty when estimating damages...Agriculture Economic aspects (Agriculture) Climatic changes
Working PaperGlobalization and Health: Impact Pathways and Recent Evidence
The last two decades of the twentieth century recorded a slowdown in health gains and widespread increases in health inequality across and within countries. The paper explores the causes of such trends on the basis of five main mortality models...Simulation methods (Economics) Equality and inequality Globalization
Book ChapterHow Does Vietnam's Accession to the World Trade Organization Change the Spatial Incidence of Poverty
From the book: Globalization and the Poor in AsiaEconomic policy Simulation methods (Economics) International trade
Working PaperHow Does Vietnam's Accession to the World Trade Organization Change the Spatial Incidence of Poverty?
Trade policies can promote aggregate efficiency, but the ensuing structural adjustments generally create both winners and losers...Economic policy Simulation methods (Economics) International trade
Book ChapterThe Medium- and Long-term Effects of an Expansion of Education on Poverty in Côte d'Ivoire: A Dynamic Microsimulation Study
From the book: Understanding Human Well-beingDistribution (Economic theory) Simulation methods (Economics) Economic aspects (Education)
Book ChapterAssessing Poverty and Inequality at a Detailed Regional Level: New Advances in Spatial Microsimulation
From the book: Understanding Human Well-beingSimulation methods (Economics) Equality and inequality Microeconomics
Working PaperA Contract Perspective on the International Finance Facility
The present paper is a first attempt to develop a theoretical model using a short-term vis-à-vis long-term contract framework within which donor countries’ endorsement or rejection decision towards the recently proposed International Finance Fa...Decision making Economic assistance and foreign aid Simulation methods (Economics)