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25 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
BlogThe Triple Crisis: What Development Prospects for Africa?
Alain de Janvry and Elisabeth Sadoulet On May 13 and 14, 2010, UNU-WIDER invited around 200 development economists from all over the world to Helsinki to celebrate WIDER’s 25th anniversary, assess the implications of the unfolding triple crisis...Agricultural industries Economic development Structural adjustment (Economic policy)
BlogAre African Countries Paying Too Much Attention To Agriculture?
Luc Christiaensen and Lionel Demery Escalating food prices in 2007-2008, climate change and land grabbing have woken the world up to the extraordinary challenge of feeding 9 billion people by 2050...Agricultural industries Agricultural innovations Agriculture
Book ChapterBeyond Industrialization: New Approaches to Development Strategy Based on the Service Sector
From the book: The Rise of China and IndiaAgricultural industries Economic development Industrialization
Working PaperBeyond Industrialization: New Approaches to Development Strategy Based on the Service Sector
Industrialization occupies a central place in the rich tapestry of development theory and practice...Agricultural industries Economic development Industrialization
Working PaperA Tale of Two Countries: Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Rice Productivity in China and Brazil
This paper looks at differences in spatial and temporal variation of rice yields in China and Brazil. We find that rice yields in China have converged over time and that rice production has become more and more homogeneous...Agricultural industries Agricultural innovations Farm produce
Journal ArticleExport Dynamism and Market Access
Part of Journal Special Issue Developing Countries in the WTO RegimeAgricultural industries Economic policy Manufacturing industries
Book ChapterThe Value of Agricultural Tariff Rate Quotas to Developing Countries Agricultural industries Commercial policy International trade
Working PaperExport Dynamism and Market Access
Market access liberalization has influenced product-specific growth of world exports and contributed to the shift in the structure of world exports of manufactures towards electrical and electronic goods (including parts and components), goods that r...Agricultural industries Economic policy Manufacturing industries