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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

Agriculture, Diversification, and Gender in Rural AfricaLongitudinal Perspectives from Six Countries

Agriculture, Diversification, and Gender in Rural Africa: Longitudinal Perspectives from Six Countries

Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt, Fred Mawunyo Dzanku, and Aida Cuthbert Isinika (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198799283
eISBN:
9780191839641
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799283.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book contributes to the understanding of smallholder agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa through addressing the dynamics of intensification and diversification within and outside agriculture, in ... 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

Deals and DevelopmentThe Political Dynamics of Growth Episodes

Deals and Development: The Political Dynamics of Growth Episodes

Lant Pritchett, Kunal Sen, and Eric Werker (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198801641
eISBN:
9780191840289
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801641.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

When are developing countries able to initiate periods of rapid growth and why have so few of these countries been able to sustain growth over decades? Deals and Development: The Political Dynamics ... 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

Extractive IndustriesThe Management of Resources as a Driver of Sustainable Development

Extractive Industries: The Management of Resources as a Driver of Sustainable Development

Tony Addison and Alan Roe (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198817369
eISBN:
9780191858871
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817369.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book is about the challenges and opportunities facing developing countries in using their extractive industries (oil and gas and mining) to achieve inclusive and sustainable development. While ... 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

Governing Extractive IndustriesPolitics, Histories, Ideas

Governing Extractive Industries: Politics, Histories, Ideas

Anthony Bebbington, Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai, Denise Humphreys Bebbington, Marja Hinfelaar, and Cynthia Sanborn

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198820932
eISBN:
9780191860478
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198820932.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Proposals for more effective natural resource governance emphasize the importance of institutions and governance, but say less about the political conditions under which institutional change occurs. ... 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

Industries without SmokestacksIndustrialization in Africa Reconsidered

Industries without Smokestacks: Industrialization in Africa Reconsidered

Richard Newfarmer, John Page, and Finn Tarp (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198821885
eISBN:
9780191861017
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821885.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Structural transformation in Africa has become a hot topic. One of the earliest stylized facts of development economics is that low-income countries have large differences in output per worker across ... 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

Measuring Poverty and Wellbeing in Developing Countries

Measuring Poverty and Wellbeing in Developing Countries

Channing Arndt and Finn Tarp (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198744801
eISBN:
9780191805967
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744801.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Detailed analyses of poverty and wellbeing in developing countries, based on household surveys, have been ongoing for more than three decades. The large majority of developing countries now regularly ... More

The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions

The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions

Douglas Arent, Channing Arndt, Mackay Miller, Finn Tarp, and Owen Zinaman (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198802242
eISBN:
9780191840586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802242.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The 21st Conference of the Parties (CoP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) shifted the nature of the political economy challenge associated with achieving a ... More

The Politics and Governance of Basic EducationA Tale of Two South African Provinces

The Politics and Governance of Basic Education: A Tale of Two South African Provinces

Brian Levy, Robert Cameron, Ursula Hoadley, and Vinothan Naidoo (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198824053
eISBN:
9780191862748
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824053.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book brings together scholars from multiple disciplines to explore how political and institutional context influences the governance of basic education in South Africa at national, provincial, ... More

The Politics of Inclusive DevelopmentInterrogating the Evidence

The Politics of Inclusive Development: Interrogating the Evidence

Sam Hickey, Kunal Sen, and Badru Bukenya (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198722564
eISBN:
9780191789250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722564.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

It is now widely accepted that politics plays a significant role in shaping the possibilities for inclusive development. However, the specific ways in which this happens across different types and ... More

The Practice of Industrial PolicyGovernment—Business Coordination in Africa and East Asia

The Practice of Industrial Policy: Government—Business Coordination in Africa and East Asia

John Page and Finn Tarp (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198796954
eISBN:
9780191838606
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198796954.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Much of the information relevant to policy formulation for industrial development is held by the private sector, not by public officials. There is, therefore, fairly broad agreement in the ... More

Resetting the International Monetary (Non)System

Resetting the International Monetary (Non)System

José Antonio Ocampo

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198718116
eISBN:
9780191787478
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198718116.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book provides an analysis of the global monetary system and the necessary reforms that it should undergo to play an active role in the twenty-first century. As its title indicates, its basic ... More

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