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Right of property
Working Paper
Political Connections and Investment in Rural Vietnam

This paper uses household panel data from rural Vietnam to explore the effects of having a relative in a position of political or bureaucratic power on farmers’ agricultural investment decisions...

Credit Informal sector Investments
Working Paper
Land Acquisition for Industrialization and Compensation of Displaced Farmers

This paper addresses the question of how farmers displaced by acquisition of agricultural land for the purpose of industrialization ought to be compensated...

Compensation management Industrialization Land tenure
Journal Article
The Forgotten Property Rights: Evidence on Land Use Rights in Vietnam

Studies of land property rights usually focus on tenure security and transfer rights. Rights to determine how to use the land are regularly ignored. However, user rights are often limited...

Credit Informal sector Investments
Working Paper
Trees, Tenure and Conflict: Rubber in Colonial Benin

Tree crops have changed land tenure in Africa. Farmers have acquired more permanent, alienable rights, but have also faced disputes with competing claimants and the state...

Agricultural industries Land reform Land tenure
Working Paper
Elites and Property Rights

An elite derives its status from its relationship to property, whether physical or human capital...

Comparative economics International economic relations Right of property
Working Paper
Why Are the Elite in China Motivated to Promote Growth?

Rapid economic development in China in the post-1978 era has been considered 'intriguing' and 'puzzling' since it occurred under the dominance of the Chinese Communist Party – the fusion of politics and economics is supposed to ...

Communist Economic development Political science
Working Paper
The Legacy Effect of Squatter Settlements on Urban Redevelopment

The paper presents a theoretical model that seeks to answer the question of why former squatter settlements tend to upgrade/redevelop at a slower pace than otherwise similar settlements originating in the formal sector...

Econometrics Institutional economics Land use
Book Chapter
Globalization, Crop Choice, and Property Rights in Rural Peru, 1994-2004

From the book: The Poor under Globalization in Asia, Latin America, and Africa

Agriculture Households International trade
Working Paper
Globalization, Crop Choice and Property Rights in Rural Peru, 1994-2004

This paper describes the results of initial work analysing a panel of rural households in Peru between 1994 and 2004 to determine household responses to changes in relative prices of traditional versus export-oriented products...

Agriculture Households International trade
Book Chapter
Understanding the Relationship Between Institutions and Economic Development: Some Key Theoretical Issues

From the book: Institutional Change and Economic Development

Financial institutions Institutional economics Labour law
Book Chapter
Extending the ‘Institutional’ Turn: Property, Politics and Development Trajectories

From the book: Institutional Change and Economic Development

Economic development Institutional economics Right of property
Working Paper
Extending the 'Institutional' Turn: Property, Politics and Development Trajectories

As institutional approaches have come to dominate the mainstream of development economics, they have outgrown earlier and simpler analyses of ‘property rights’...

Economic development Institutional economics Right of property
Working Paper
Understanding the Relationship between Institutions and Economic Development: Some Key Theoretical Issues

The paper tries to improve our understanding on the role of institutions in development by critically examining the current orthodox discourse on institutions and highlighting some of its key problems...

Financial institutions Institutional economics Labour law
Journal Article
La Relación entre las Instituciones y el Desarrollo Económico: Problemas teóricos claves

This paper discusses how the theory on the role of institutions in development can be improved, by critically examining the current orthodox discourse on institutions...

Financial institutions Institutional economics Labour law
Book Chapter
Bureaucratic Form and the Informal Economy

From the book: Linking the Formal and Informal Economy

Bureaucracy Democracy Informal sector
Book Chapter
Turning to Forestry for a Way Out of Poverty: Is Formalizing Property Rights Enough?

From the book: Linking the Formal and Informal Economy

Forests and forestry Laws and legislation (Land use) Poverty
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