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Agricultural Input SubsidiesThe Recent Malawi Experience

Agricultural Input Subsidies: The Recent Malawi Experience

Ephraim Chirwa and Andrew Dorward

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199683529
eISBN:
9780191763069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683529.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Agricultural input subsidies were a major feature of development policies in rural economies until the 1980s. Continuing rural poverty with low productivity and fertilizer use in smallholder staple ... More

Building State CapabilityEvidence, Analysis, Action

Building State Capability: Evidence, Analysis, Action

Matt Andrews, Lant Pritchett, and Michael Woolcock

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198747482
eISBN:
9780191810343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747482.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Governments play a major role in the development process, and constantly introduce reforms and policies to achieve developmental objectives. Many of these interventions have limited impact, however; ... More

Cultural Integration of Immigrants in Europe

Cultural Integration of Immigrants in Europe

Yann Algan, Alberto Bisin, Alan Manning, and Thierry Verdier (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660094
eISBN:
9780191748936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660094.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, International

The concepts of cultural diversity and cultural identity are at the forefront of the political debate in many western societies. In Europe, the discussion is stimulated by the political pressures ... More

Dull Disasters?How planning ahead will make a difference

Dull Disasters?: How planning ahead will make a difference

Daniel J. Clarke and Stefan Dercon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198785576
eISBN:
9780191827440
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785576.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Economic losses from disasters are now reaching an average of US$250–$300 billion a year. In the last 20 years, more than 530,000 people died as a direct result ... More

Food Price Policy in an Era of Market InstabilityA Political Economy Analysis

Food Price Policy in an Era of Market Instability: A Political Economy Analysis

Per Pinstrup-Andersen (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198718574
eISBN:
9780191788017
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718574.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Food price volatility is one of the major challenges facing the global agricultural system today. This was most vividly illustrated during the global food crisis of 2007–9 when price spikes occurred ... More

Growth and Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa

Growth and Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa

Channing Arndt, Andy McKay, and Finn Tarp (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198744795
eISBN:
9780191805950
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744795.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

While the economic growth renaissance in sub-Saharan Africa is widely recognized, much less is known about progress in living conditions. This book comprehensively evaluates trends in living ... More

Growth, Employment, and Poverty in Latin America

Growth, Employment, and Poverty in Latin America

Guillermo Cruces, Gary S. Fields, David Jaume, and Mariana Viollaz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198801085
eISBN:
9780191840241
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801085.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book examines the links between economic growth, changing employment conditions, and the reduction of poverty in Latin America in the 2000s. Its analysis answers the following broad questions: ... More

Growth, Structural Transformation, and Rural Change in Viet NamA Rising Dragon on the Move

Growth, Structural Transformation, and Rural Change in Viet Nam: A Rising Dragon on the Move

Finn Tarp (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198796961
eISBN:
9780191838613
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198796961.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Many developing countries—Viet Nam included—continue to struggle to raise incomes per capita. A common feature of the growth and development process is a fundamental change in the pattern of economic ... More

How Change Happens

How Change Happens

Duncan Green

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198785392
eISBN:
9780191833236
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785392.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

Human society is full of would-be ‘change agents’, a restless mix of campaigners, lobbyists, and officials, both individuals and organizations, set on transforming the world. They want to improve ... More

Manufacturing TransformationComparative Studies of Industrial Development in Africa and Emerging Asia

Manufacturing Transformation: Comparative Studies of Industrial Development in Africa and Emerging Asia

Carol Newman, John Page, John Rand, Abebe Shimeles, Måns Söderbom, and Finn Tarp (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198776987
eISBN:
9780191822896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198776987.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

While it is possible for economies to grow based on abundant land or natural resources, more often structural change—the shift of resources from low-productivity to high-productivity sectors—is the ... More

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