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Decision making (Public administration)
Book Chapter
Rekindling Governments from Within: Getting Public Sector Elite Officials to Support Government Reform in Brazil

From the book: The Role of Elites in Economic Development

Bureaucracy Public administration Decision making (Public administration)
Book Chapter
Is it Possible to Reform a Customs Administration?: The Role of the Customs Elite on the Reform Process in Cameroon

From the book: The Role of Elites in Economic Development

Decision making (Finance, Public) Corruption Public administration
Working Paper
Uruguay’s Income Inequality and Political Regimes during 1981–2010

This study assesses the evolution of inequality in Uruguay during 1981-2010, considered as subperiods built on the basis of the main policy regimes observed: extreme right (1981-84), centre-right (1985-89), right (1990-2004), and centre-left (2005-10...

Economic aspects (Education) Economic aspects (Income distribution) Decision making (Public administration)
Working Paper
The Dynamics of Land Titling Regularization and Market Development

We study the effects of titles on parcel valuation and urban land market development (real estate transfers, rentals, and mortgages), and the dynamics of deregularization by exploiting a natural experiment in the allocation of land titles to very poo...

Deregulation Land reform Land tenure
Working Paper
Rekindling Governments from Within: Getting Public Sector Elite Officials to Support Government Reform in Brazil

This paper shows how an elite cadre of public sector officials played a key role in the success of administrative reforms in Brazil’s state tax administration bureaus in the 1990s...

Bureaucracy Public administration Decision making (Public administration)
Working Paper
Is it Possible to Reform a Customs Administration?: The Role of the Customs Elite on the Reform Process in Cameroon

An ethnographic approach is applied to Cameroon customs in order to explore the role and the capacity of the bureaucratic elites to reform their institution...

Decision making (Finance, Public) Corruption Public administration
Working Paper
The Great Transformation 1989-2029: Could It Have Been Better? Will It Be Better?

Over 1.8 billion people, from Central Europe to East Asia, have been involved in the great systemic transformation to market economy, civic society and democracy. The process has brought mixed fruits...

Economists Informal sector (Economics) International economic relations
Book Chapter
Why Have All Development Strategies Failed in Latin America?

From the book: Advancing Development

Economic development Economic planning International agencies
Working Paper
Why Have All Development Strategies Failed in Latin America?

After the Great Depression and throughout the rest of the twentieth century, Latin American countries basically approached economic development following two successive and quite opposed strategies...

Economic development Economic policy International agencies
Journal Article
Rent Seeking and Government Ownership of Firms: An Application to China's Township–Village Enterprises

Part of Journal Special Issue WIDER Symposium on Adaptive Efficiency and Evolving Diversity of Enterprise Ownership and Governance

Government business enterprises Microeconomics Organizational behavior
Working Paper
From the Grabbing Hand to the Helping Hand: A Rent Seeking Model of China’s Township-Village Enterprises

I present a study of ownership of firms under government rent seeking. Using its control of regulated inputs, a government agency extracts rents from a manager who undertakes an investment...

Government business enterprises Microeconomics Organizational behavior
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