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Deepak Nayyar - Palgrave Macmillan, 2007 - Basingstoke, UK

From the book: Advancing Development

– Core Themes in Global Economics
George Mavrotas, Anthony F. Shorrocks - Palgrave Macmillan, 2007 - Basingstoke, UK

Leading scholars and policymakers reflect on current thinking in development economics and on what may happen during the next two decades. Covering the major themes in development in an accessible way, this original and authoritative contribution highlights new and emerging issues, and shows how...

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Erik Thorbecke - UNU-WIDER, 2006 - Helsinki, Finland

The evolution of the development doctrine over the last six decades is analysed in some detail in this paper. The development doctrine is defined as the body of knowledge consisting of four interrelated components: (1) the prevailing development objectives; (2) the conceptual state of the art...

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– International Comparisons
Nanak Kakwani, Hyun H. Son - UNU-WIDER, 2006 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper suggests how the targeting efficiency of government programmes may be better assessed. Using the ‘pro-poor policy’ (PPP) index developed by authors, the study investigates the pro-poorness of not only government programmes geared to the poorest segment of the population, but...

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Machiko Nissanke, Erik Thorbecke - UNU-WIDER, 2006 - Helsinki, Finland

While the opportunities offered by globalization can be large, the question is often raised whether the actual distribution of gains is fair and, in particular, whether the poor benefit proportionately less from globalization and could under some circumstances actually be hurt by it. The paper...

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François Bourguignon, Mark Sundberg - UNU-WIDER, 2006 - Helsinki, Finland

The ability of low-income countries to productively absorb large amounts of external assistance is a central issue for efforts to scale-up aid. This paper examines absorptive capacity in the context of MDG-based development programmes in low-income countries. It first defines absorptive capacity,...

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– The Case of China
Justin Lin, Mingxing Liu, Shiyuan Pan, Pengfei Zhang - UNU-WIDER, 2006 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper explores the politically determined development objectives and the intrinsic logic of government intervention policies in east developed countries. It is argued that the distorted institutional structure in China and in many least developed countries, after the Second World War, can be...

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– A Kaldorian Analysis
Sukti Dasgupta, Ajit Singh - UNU-WIDER, 2006 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper uses a Kaldorian framework to examine the evidence of deindustrialization in developing countries at low levels of income, the jobless growth in these economies and the fast expansion of the informal sector. The questions are specifically examined for the Indian economy, using state...

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Eric M. Uslaner - UNU-WIDER, 2006 - Helsinki, Finland

Economic inequality provides a fertile breeding ground for corruption and, in turn, leads to further inequalities. Most corruption models focus on the institutional determinants of government dishonesty. However, such accounts are problematic. Corruption is remarkably sticky over time. There is a...

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Valpy Fitzgerald - UNU-WIDER, 2006 - Helsinki, Finland

The level, tenor and instability of capital flows from global financial markets towards developing countries are a major source of concern for macroeconomic managers, while their causes remain largely unexplained by economic theory. Country ‘fundamentals’ (such as economic growth,...

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Frances Stewart - UNU-WIDER, 2006 - Helsinki, Finland

Karl Polanyi wrote The Great Transformation in 1944 which analysed the double movement Europe experienced, from a situation where the market was heavily regulated and controlled in the eighteenth century to a virtually unregulated market in the nineteenth century, and the huge transformation in...

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– Issues and Evidence
Mark Blackden, Sudharshan Canagarajah, Stephan Klasen, David Lawson - UNU-WIDER, 2006 - Helsinki, Finland

The study suggests that gender inequality acts as a significant constraint to growth in sub-Saharan Africa, and that removing gender-based barriers to growth will make a substantial contribution to realizing Africa’s economic potential. In particular we highlight gender gaps in education,...

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C. Leigh Anderson, Kostas G. Stamoulis - UNU-WIDER, 2006 - Helsinki, Finland

Many development policies and programmes are premised on a traditional economic model of rationality to predict how individuals will respond to changes in incentives. Despite the emphasis of these programmes on poverty reduction, economists and the development community in general are still unable...

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Stephen Knowles - UNU-WIDER, 2006 - Helsinki, Finland

There is a growing literature which analyses, using cross-country data, whether institutions or geography is the most important deep determinant of economic development. The empirical proxies for institutions used in this literature focus on the definition of institutions, formal and informal. This...

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– Growth, Technological Catch-up, Technological Change and Human and Physical Capital Deepening
Pertti Haaparanta, Heli Virta - UNU-WIDER, 2006 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper studies the distribution of output per worker between the years 1980 and 2000 in different country groups. The study uses data envelopment analysis (DEA) to decompose the changes in the distribution of labour productivity into changes in productive efficiency, changes in best practice...

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– Theory, Evidence and Policy
Lakhwinder Singh - UNU-WIDER, 2006 - Helsinki, Finland

Innovations spur science-based trade and industrial development in a fast changing pace of globalization. Knowledge accumulation and diffusion have been increasingly recognised as fundamental factors that play an important role in long-run economic growth. This paper focuses on the long-term...

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