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Journal Article
– Supply and demand restraints in North-South macro-model
S. Mansoob Murshed - Defence and Peace Economics, 2005

This paper constructs a macroeconomic model of North–South interaction where the flow of narcotics from the South to the North is restricted. The economic effects are akin to quantitative restrictions in trade policy. Two alternative policy scenarios will be considered. One involves reducing...

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S. Mansoob Murshed, Djono Subagjo - Development Policy Review, 2002

This article argues that developing countries face inherent obstacles in setting up efficient financial regulation, and building up a sound banking sector: the presence of multiple tasks and multiple principals, poor institutions, lack of economies of scale in the banking sector as well as...

S. Mansoob Murshed - Routledge, 2002 - New York, USA

This excellent new book contains contributions from a number of leading experts and is the result of the UNU/WIDER project on globalization and low-income countries. The discussion focuses in on how to harness globalization for the benefit of present day marginalized countries and enhance their...

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S. Mansoob Murshed - UNU-WIDER, 2001 - Helsinki, Finland

The decline, or stagnation, in broad-based social expenditure, so crucial to the well being of mother and child, occurs because of various reasons. First, the government may derive less utility from this category of expenditure, compared to spending on its political support group, the military or...

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– Lessons from Sub-Saharan Africa
Linda Cotton, Vijaya Ramachandran - UNU-WIDER, 2001 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper analyses prospects for foreign direct investment (FDI) in Africa. The problems with regard to attracting FDI in small economies are not that different than those in larger economies in the developing world. In particular, lack of infrastructure, cumbersome government...

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– Supply and Demand Restraints in a North-South Macro-model
S. Mansoob Murshed - UNU-WIDER, 2001 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper constructs a macroeconomic model of North-South interaction where the flow of narcotics from the South to the North is restricted. Their economic effects are akin to quantitative restrictions in trade policy. Two alternative policy scenarios will be considered. One involves reducing the...

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Robert Read - UNU-WIDER, 2001 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper reviews the critical theoretical and policy issues relating to growth, economic development and structural transition in small states. The paper discusses alternative perspectives on small size and highlights the salient characteristics which give rise to their economic...

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David E. Bloom, S. Mansoob Murshed - UNU-WIDER, 2001 - Helsinki, Finland

By globalization we mean an external shock; specifically an increased world demand for various goods (or bads) including the products and services which are illegal. We analyse the effects of these shocks on growth and capital stocks by utilizing two different models. The first...

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Rukmani Gounder, Vilaphonh Xayavong - UNU-WIDER, 2001 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper examines the impact of increasing integration of the island economies of the South Pacific into expanding international markets, particularly that of Fiji and the Solomon Islands. Since the 1980s, globalization of the world economy has altered dramatically the volume and...

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– Laos and Vietnam
Nick J. Freeman - UNU-WIDER, 2001 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper examines the impact of globalization on two transitional economies in Asia. Both countries have undergone a radical economic reform process over the past decade, assisted by increases in external trade flows, foreign investment activity, and external assistance. However...

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Jörg Mayer - UNU-WIDER, 2001 - Helsinki, Finland

Globalization has drastically improved access of technological latecomers to advanced technologies and provides a unique opportunity for low-income countries to raise per capita income. This paper shows that low-income countries as a group have in fact substantially increased the GDP...

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– Relative Success and Comparative Failure
Guy C. Z. Mhone, Patrick Bond - UNU-WIDER, 2001 - Helsinki, Finland

Botswana and Zimbabwe represent two cases of differential access to the world economy. Notwithstanding its lack of diversification and its reliance on a primary mineral export, Botswana has prospered while Zimbabwe has fallen into a deep crisis. Historical and comparative evidence...

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– the Role of Institutions in Managing Vulnerability and Opportunity in Small Developing Countries
Deborah Brautigam, Michael Woolcock - UNU-WIDER, 2001 - Helsinki, Finland

Small states have always been more vulnerable in the global economy. This is so because trade comprises a larger proportion of their economic activity, and because they lack the power to set the terms or make any of the rules that govern globalization. Studies of small states tend to focus on the...

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Rolf Langhammer, Matthias Lücke - UNU-WIDER, 2001 - Helsinki, Finland

The paper discusses the costs and benefits to be expected by least-developed and low-income (‘vulnerable’) economies if they accede to the WTO, the impact of current debates about WTO reform on vulnerable economies, and measures to make it easier for vulnerable economies to accede to...

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– Lessons from the Recent Crisis in Southeast Asia
Chirathivat Suthiphand, S. Mansoob Murshed - UNU-WIDER, 2001 - Helsinki, Finland

Up until the recent crisis, the Southeast Asian region had been regarded as one of the most dynamic regions in the global economy. Their industrial structures have undergone a process of adjustment into more capital-intensive and technologically sophisticated manufacturing sectors....

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Manuel R. Agosin - UNU-WIDER, 2001 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper discusses the experience with opening up to the global economy of two small Central American countries, Honduras and Nicaragua. They have both strengthened democratic processes and reduced defence expenditure dramatically. Both have liberalized their trade régimes in the...

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