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Connecting the African Continent
Peter Dearden, Minouche Shafik and Leonard Tedd, World Economics, June 2011
This paper provides an overview of the contribution of economic infrastructure to growth and human development in Africa. Challenges for infrastructur..
A New Challenge
Ziwase Ndhlovu, World Economics, June 2011
Over the last five years there has been a noticeable shift in focus among leading oil and gas companies active in the continent of Africa. Rather than..
The European Union’s Trade Policies and Africa’s Exports
Olayinka Idowu Kareem, World Economics, June 2011
An important determinant of the sustainability of growth in Africa is the extent to which the continent can exploit the opportunities available from t..
Boosting Infrastructure Investments in Africa
Donald Kaberuka, World Economics, June 2011
The absolute and relative lack of infrastructure in Africa suggests that the continent’s competitiveness could be boosted by scaling up investments in..
Trade Out of Poverty
Peter Lilley, Clare Short, Sir Menzies Campbell and Michael Hastings, World Economics, June 2011
Integration into the world economy has proven a powerful means for countries to promote economic growth, development, and poverty reduction, and there..
Christopher Adam on James M. Broughton and Domenico Lombardi (eds) Finance, Development, and the IMF.
World Economics, March 2011
The G20 After the Seoul Summit
Graham Bird, World Economics, March 2011
To some, the G20 offers a representative, legitimate and effective forum for dealing with global economic issues, and represents a distinct improvemen..
Low-Carbon Development for the Least Developed Countries
Alex Bowen and Sam Fankhauser, World Economics, March 2011
The global community has to act collectively to halt climate change. But such collective action must take into account the development needs of the le..
On Economic Growth and Domestic Saving in India
Tarlok Singh, World Economics, March 2011
This study examines the economic growth and domestic saving in India. The onset of gradual economic reforms since the 1980s provided some fillip to gr..
Trade and Growth in the Post-Crisis World
Ronald U. Mendoza, World Economics, December 2010
Countries that have most successfully used trade as part of a high growth strategy tend to exhibit a distinct trading pattern that maximises learning...
A Rising Consumer Class
Manish Sonthalia, World Economics, December 2010
India has had two stages of growth, both related to consumption since 1947. The first was based on developing economic self sufficiency; the second on..
Savings for the Poor
Ignacio Mas, World Economics, December 2010
This paper reviews the relevance of formal financial services – in particular, savings – to poor people, the economic factors that have hindered the m..
Özlem Öz on World Development Report 2009: Reshaping Economic Geography
World Economics, September 2010
Keith Boyfield on Paul Collier: The Plundered Planet
World Economics, September 2010
Economic Growth in Venezuela
Claudio Paiva, World Economics, September 2010
This paper presents an empirical analysis of Venezuela’s economic growth in the last several decades, providing possible explanations for the country..
Regionalising Infrastructure Reform in Developing Countries
Ioannis N. Kessides, Roger G. Noll and Nancy C. Benjamin, World Economics, September 2010
The principal conclusion of this essay is that regionalisation of infrastructure regulation (i.e. the creation of supranational regulatory authorities..
Keith Boyfield on Dambisa Moyo: Dead Aid
Keith Boyfield, World Economics, June 2010
Vietnam: From Transitional State to Asian Tiger?
F. Gerard Adams and Anh Le Tran, World Economics, June 2010
Putting aside the legacy of its unique history, Vietnam has achieved an excellent growth record. But it is still far behind the leading East Asian eco..
Finance, Technology and Multinationals from the Periphery
Edmund Amann and Werner Baer, World Economics, March 2010
This article analyses the emergence of Latin American multinational corporations (MNCs), with a particular emphasis on the roles of finance and techno..
Export-led Growth via Export Platform Strategies
Akinori Tomohara and Kazuhiko Yokota, World Economics, December 2009
Free trade agreements (FTAs) have the potential to impact FDI structures. Specifically, we explore when and how export platform strategies can result ..
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