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Working PaperThe relationship between transport accessibility and employment duration
The purpose of this research is to investigate whether transport accessibility influences the employment duration of individuals in South Africa...Employment employment duration Equality
Working PaperRoads and jobs in Ethiopia
We look at how improving roads can affect jobs and structural transformation...Ethiopia Roads Structural transformation
Book ChapterHow trucking services have improved and may contribute to economic development: The case of East Africa
From the book: Industries without SmokestacksTrade facilitation Transportation
Working PaperHow trucking services have improved and may contribute to economic development: The case of East Africa
In East Africa, there have been numerous concerns over logistics efficiency. Among them, the regional integration of the trucking industry is perceived as a major problem...Trade facilitation Transportation
Working PaperModelling growth scenarios for biofuels in South Africa’s transport sector
South Africa has a nascent biofuels industry and emerging regulatory framework, and although water scarcity limits local supply potential, that of the southern African region appears substantial...Biology, Economic Supply and demand Transportation
Working PaperThe Effects of Rural Land Right Security on Labour Structural Transformation and Urbanization: Evidence from Thailand
This paper attempts to contribute to the understanding of the impacts of secure rural agricultural land rights on labour structural transformation from agriculture to non-agriculture as well as on urbanization, with a specific focus on Thailand...Labor Land tenure Rural development
Journal ArticleThe impact of transport costs on new venture internationalisation
This paper investigates the importance of transport costs in new venture internationalisation, i.e. of firms that start exporting before they are 3 years of age...International business enterprises International trade Transportation
Journal ArticleThe Location of Manufacturing Exporters in Africa: Empirical Evidence
The costs of accessing and using a port/export hub should be high on the list of priorities for export promotion agencies in Africa...Manufacturing industries Transportation
Journal ArticleThe Determinants of Regional Manufactured Exports from a Developing Country
In this article, the question of the location of exporters of manufactured goods within a country is investigated...Manufacturing Transportation
Journal ArticlePacific Islands' Bilateral Trade: The Role of Remoteness and of Transport Costs
Part of Journal Special Issue Policy Arena: Small Island Developing StatesEconometric models Infrastructure (Economics) International trade
Journal ArticleSmall Island States Development Challenges: Introduction
Part of Journal Special Issue Policy Arena: Small Island Developing StatesEconomic assistance and foreign aid Emigrant remittances Emigration and immigration
Working PaperGeography and Development in Africa: Overview and Implications for Regional Cooperation
Geography causes African countries to experience a ‘proximity gap’. To overcome this gap a ‘big push’ may be needed in infrastructure...Economic integration Infrastructure (Economics) Migration, Internal
Working PaperPacific Islands' Bilateral Trade: The Role of Remoteness and of Transport Costs
Bilateral trade of geographically distant countries is likely to be negatively affected by the distance separating them from their trading partners and positively affected by their remoteness, defined as the average weighted distance between two coun...Econometric models Infrastructure (Economics) International trade
Working PaperDevelopment of Financial Intermediation and the Dynamics of Rural-Urban Inequality: China, 1978-98
Using China as a test case, this paper empirically investigates how the development of financial intermediation affects rural-urban income disparity (RUID)...Banks and banking, Central Economic planning Equity
Book ChapterThe Contraction of the World Military Aircraft Industry
From the book: The End of Military FordismIndustries Manufacturing industries National security