Developing Fiscal States in Africa
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Annual Lecture 25 by Bina Agarwal
Women’s struggle for land in South Asia: Can legal reforms trump social norms? Join the online lecture on 9 December. Read more
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Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
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Working PaperTransition, Structural Divergence, and Performance: Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union over 2000-2007
During the socialist era the communist regime attempted to reduce development differentials among states and social classes...Communist Economic development Industrial productivity
Working PaperThe Finnish Developmental State and its Growth Regime
This paper reviews Finland’s growth strategy in the postwar decades. Finland was able to initiate an impressive mobilization of resources during this period, reflected mostly in a high rate of capital accumulation for manufacturing industries...Credit Economic development Economic growth
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 ArticleIndustrial Location and Spatial Inequality: Theory and Evidence from India
Part of Journal Special Issue Spatial Inequality and Development in AsiaEquality and inequality Industrial policy Industrial productivity
Book ChapterIndustrial Location and Spatial Inequality: Theory and Evidence from India
From the book: Spatial Disparities in Human DevelopmentEquality and inequality Industrial policy Industrial productivity
Working PaperIndustrial Location and Spatial Inequality: Theory and Evidence from India
We argue that spatial inequality of industry location is a primary cause of spatial income inequality in developing nations...Equality and inequality Industrial policy Industrial productivity
Book ChapterCan the Gains from Argentina’s Utilities Reform Offset Credit Shocks?
From the book: Utility Privatization and RegulationIndustrial productivity Macroeconomics Privatization
Working PaperCan the Gains from Argentina's Utilities Reform Offset Credit Shocks?
Relying on a general equilibrium model of Argentina’s economy calibrated for 1993 and internalizing all productivity and scale gains achieved up to 1999, this paper isolates the distributional effects of utilities reform from the impact of othe...Industrial productivity Macroeconomics Privatization