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Working PaperFiscal Composition and Aid Effectiveness: A Political-Economy Model
In accounting for the rather gloomy trend of the aid effectiveness literature over the last few years, one explanatory strand has been fiscal, suggesting in particular that aid flows in weak states have tended to erode the tax base and the structure ...Econometric models Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic policy
Book ChapterTwenty Years of Political Transition
From the book: Economies in TransitionCommunist state Comparative economics Econometric models
Journal ArticleEfficiency frontier and matching process on the labour market: Evidence from Tunisia
The purpose of this paper is to study the determinants of the inefficient functioning of the Tunisian labour market...Econometric models Income distribution Labor market
Book ChapterThe Short-Run Macroeconomic Impact of Foreign Aid to Small States: An Agnostic Time Series Analysis
From the book: Understanding Small-Island Developing StatesEconometric models Economic assistance and foreign aid Macroeconomics
Journal ArticleAid, Growth, and Development: Have We Come Full Circle?
The micro-macro paradox has been revived. Despite broadly positive evaluations at the micro- and meso-levels, recent literature doubts the ability of foreign aid to foster economic growth and development...Econometric models Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development
Working PaperEfficiency Frontier and Matching Process on the Labour Market: Evidence from Tunisia
This paper studies the determinants of the inefficient functioning of the Tunisian labour market...Econometric models Labor market Labor mobility
Working PaperAid, Growth, and Development: Have We Come Full Circle?
The micro-macro paradox has been revived. Despite broadly positive evaluations at the micro and meso-levels, recent literature doubts the ability of foreign aid to foster economic growth and development...Econometric models Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development
Working PaperIncome Distribution and Growth's Ability to Reduce Poverty: Evidence from Rural and Urban African Economies
The present study examines the degree to which income distribution affects the ability of economic growth to reduce poverty, based on 1990s data for a sample of rural and urban sectors of African economies...Econometric models Economic development Income distribution
Journal ArticleThe Short-Run Macroeconomic Impact of Foreign Aid to Small States: An Agnostic Time Series Analysis
Part of Journal Special Issue Fragility and Development in Small Island Developing StatesEconometric models Economic assistance and foreign aid Macroeconomics
Working PaperEthnic Entrepreneurs and Collective Violence: Assessing Spatial Variations in Anti-Chinese Rioting within Jakarta during the May 1998 Riots
The concept of scapegoating is frequently used to explain how opportunistic elites attempt to deflect blame onto vulnerable ethnic minorities, particularly during times of social turmoil...Econometric models Entrepreneurship Ethnic relations
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
Working PaperTwenty Years of Political Transition
What explains the divergent political paths that the post-communist countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union have followed since the fall of the Berlin Wall?...Communist state Comparative economics Econometric models
Working PaperThe Face of Urban Poverty: Explaining the Prevalence of Slums in Developing Countries
One of the most visible and enduring manifestations of urban poverty in developing countries is the formation and proliferation of slums...Econometric models Housing Market and demand (Housing)
Book ChapterThe Face of Urban Poverty: Explaining the Prevalence of Slums in Developing Countries
From the book: Urbanization and DevelopmentEconometric models Housing Market and demand (Housing)
Journal ArticleThe Volatility of Aid to Small Island States
Part of Journal Special Issue FocusEconometric models Economic assistance and foreign aid
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