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This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– Comparative Studies of Industrial Development in Africa and Emerging Asia
Carol Newman, John Rand, Abebe Shimeles, Måns Söderbom, Finn Tarp, John Page - Oxford University Press, 2016

This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations. While it is possible for economies to grow based on abundant land...

This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Channing Arndt, Andy McKay, Finn Tarp - Oxford University Press, 2016

This book is Open Access, click here to download. Includes 16 country case studies which collectively represent nearly three-quarters of the sub-Saharan African population Analyses welfare, living conditions, and poverty reduction Contributions from local and international...

– Learning to Compete in Industry
Carol Newman, John Page, John Rand, Abebe Shimeles, Måns Söderbom, Finn Tarp - Brookings Institutions Press, 2016 - Washington D.C., United States

Over the past forty years, industry and business interests have moved increasingly from the developed to the developing world, yet Africa’s share of global manufacturing has fallen from about 3 percent in 1970 to less than 2 percent in 2014. Industry is important to low-income countries. It...

– Employment, politics, and prospects for change
Danielle Resnick, James Thurlow - Routledge, 2015 - New York, USA

The much heralded growth and transformation of many economies in sub-Saharan Africa over the last decade continues to receive prominent attention in academic scholarship and among policy practitioners. An apparent feature about this transformation, however, is that Africa’s youth appear to...

Augustin Kwasi Fosu - Routledge, 2015 - New York, USA

Recent years have seen a sustained research effort exploring the African development experience. The extant literature has offered a large set of explanations as to why the African development record has lagged behind that of other regions of the developing world. This new volume brings...

Alice H. Amsden, Alisa DiCaprio, James Robinson - Oxford University Press, 2014 - Oxford, UK

Elites have a disproportionate impact on development outcomes. While a country's endowments constitute the deep determinates of growth, the trajectory they follow is shaped by the actions of elites. But what factors affect whether elites use their influence for individual gain or national...

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– A Political Economy Analysis
Per Pinstrup-Andersen - Oxford University Press, 2014 - Oxford, UK

This book is Open Access and available here. Food price volatility is one of the major challenges facing current and future global food systems. Since 2006, global food prices have fluctuated greatly around an increasing trend and price spikes were observed for key food commodities such...

– Policy Changes and Lessons
Giovanni Andrea Cornia - Oxford University Press, 2014 - Oxford, UK

The book aims to document and explain the sizeable decline of income inequality that has taken place in Latin America during the 2000s.It does so through an exploration of inequality changes in six representative countries, and ten policy chapters dealing with macroeconomics, foreign trade,...

– Historical Accounts from More Advanced Countries
Augustin Kwasi Fosu - Oxford University Press, 2013 - Oxford, UK

What lessons can be learnt from 'developed' countries that might be useful for developing and emerging economies? With an emphasis on long-term growth and development, this book provides historical accounts of the development strategies of a select set of advanced countries. Each case...

– Unravelling the Impact of Foreign Aid
Danielle Resnick, Nicolas van de Walle - Oxford University Press, 2013 - Oxford, UK

Despite impressive economic growth rates over the last decade, foreign aid still plays a significant role in Africa's political economies.This book asks when, why, and how foreign aid has facilitated, or hindered, democratization in sub-Saharan Africa. Instead of looking at foreign aid as a...

– Strategies and Lessons from the Developing World
Augustin Kwasi Fosu - Oxford University Press, 2013 - Oxford, UK

This book presents development strategies and lessons based on a large range of 'success' countries across the developing world. In addition to the country cases, it presents regional and overall syntheses that cover orthodox vs. heterodox policies; the importance of capability, primary...

– New Challenges and Emerging Paradigms
Adam Szirmai, Wim Naudé, Ludovico Alcorta - Oxford University Press, 2013 - Oxford, UK

Over the last two centuries, the experiences of the first wave of industrialized countries in Europe and the US, and the more recent experiences of the East Asian Tigers, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, China, India, and Vietnam, have illustrated the transformative nature of industrialization....

– The Long-Run View
Gerard Roland - Palgrave Macmillan, 2012 - Basingstoke, UK

The twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall has stimulated much reflection on the political, economic and social transitions that have taken place in the past two decades. Many Central European and Baltic countries initially appeared to epitomize a successful transition to markets...

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– Explanatory Factors and Estimation Techniques
Aziz Karimov - Cuvillier, 2012 - Göttingen, Germany

A frontier efficiency analysis using survey data obtained from the cotton producing farms in North-western Uzbekistan. The results of the restricted stochastic frontier model, which follows a three-stage procedure, demonstrate the presence of technical inefficiency in cotton production. The...

– Towards a Renewed Perspective on the City
Dennis Rodgers, Jo Beall, Ravi Kanbur - Palgrave Macmillan, 2012 - Basingstoke, UK

According to UN-Habitat, Latin America is the most urbanized region in the world. Over three quarters of its population resided in cities at the turn of the twenty-first century, a proportion that is estimated will rise to almost 85 per cent by 2030. By comparison, just over 36 and 37 per cent of...

– Multidimensional Perspectives
Jo Beall, Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis, Ravi Kanbur - Oxford University Press India, 2012 - New Delhi, India

The 20th century was one of rapid urbanization—that is urbanization by urban growth, and by rural-to-urban migration. By the dawn of the 21st century, for the first time in human history, more than half of the world’s population was living in urban areas. Demographic forecasts for the...

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