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Education Policy in Developing Countries

Paul Glewwe (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226078687
eISBN:
9780226078854
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226078854.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Economists and other researchers have accumulated abundant evidence that education increases workers’ productivity and thus increases their incomes. Education also leads to improvements in health and ... More


Financial Globalization, Growth, and Volatility in Developing Countries

Eswar S. Prasad, Kenneth Rogoff, Shang-Jin Wei, and M. Ayhan Kose

in Globalization and Poverty

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226317946
eISBN:
9780226318004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226318004.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter states that both developed and developing countries have become increasingly open to capital flows, measured using either policy instruments such as capital controls or ex post capital ... More


The Environmental Regime in Developing Countries

Raghbendra Jha and John Whalley

in Behavioral and Distributional Effects of Environmental Policy

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226094816
eISBN:
9780226094809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226094809.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter explores the environmental regime in developing countries, focusing on the direct effects of industrial emissions, the impacts of untreated waste (industrial and human) on air and water ... More


Competition for Multinational Investment in Developing Countries: Human Capital, Infrastructure, and Market Size

David L. Carr, James R. Markusen, and Keith E. Maskus

in Challenges to Globalization: Analyzing the Economics

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226036151
eISBN:
9780226036557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226036557.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter examines the patterns and determinants of foreign direct investment (FDI) flows to developing countries. Section 10.2 provides a review of recent theory, examining Markusen's ... More


The Brain Drain: Curse or Boon? A Survey of the Literature

Simon Commander, Mari Kangasniemi, and L. Alan Winters

in Challenges to Globalization: Analyzing the Economics

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226036151
eISBN:
9780226036557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226036557.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter has three objectives. First it attempts to take stock of our knowledge concerning the scale, composition, and direction of migration from developing to developed countries in the recent ... More


Tax Sparing and Direct Investment in Developing Countries

James R. Hines

in International Taxation and Multinational Activity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226341736
eISBN:
9780226341750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226341750.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Only a small fraction of the world's foreign direct investment (FDI) is located in developing countries. In 1990, countries that were not members of the OECD received roughly 15 percent of the $200 ... More


East Asia and Global Imbalances: Saving, Investment, and Financial Development

Hiro Ito and Menzie Chinn

in Financial Sector Development in the Pacific Rim

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226386843
eISBN:
9780226386867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226386867.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter takes a closer look at the effect of financial development on current account balances and the saving-investment determination. It examines the effect of different types of financial ... More


Overview of Education Issues in Developing Countries

Paul Glewwe

in Education Policy in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226078687
eISBN:
9780226078854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226078854.003.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Economists and other researchers, as well as most policymakers in developing countries, agree that there are important benefits from increasing the education of the populations in those countries. ... More


School Resources and Educational Outcomes in Developing Countries: A Review of the Literature from 1990 to 2010

Paul Glewwe, Eric A. Hanushek, Sarah Humpage, and Renato Ravina

in Education Policy in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226078687
eISBN:
9780226078854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226078854.003.0002
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Developing countries spend hundreds of billions of dollars each year on schools, materials and teachers, but it is unclear how effective these expenditures are at increasing students’ years of ... More


Puzzling Tax Structures in Developing Countries: A Comparison of Two Alternative Explanations

Roger Gordon and Wei Li

in Fiscal Policy and Management in East Asia

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226386812
eISBN:
9780226387062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226387062.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Economic policies in developing countries often differ sharply from those commonly advocated by economists, generating advice to adopt policies more consistent with both the successful practices in ... More


Preschool Programs in Developing Countries

Jere R. Behrman, Patrice Engle, and Lia Fernald

in Education Policy in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226078687
eISBN:
9780226078854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226078854.003.0003
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Many studies conclude that early childhood development (ECD) investments have high returns in developing and developed countries. ECD investments promote health and nutrition, provide learning ... More


Comparative Cost-Effectiveness Analysis to Inform Policy in Developing Countries: A General Framework with Applications for Education

Iqbal Dhaliwal, Esther Duflo, Rachel Glennerster, and Caitlin Tulloch

in Education Policy in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226078687
eISBN:
9780226078854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226078854.003.0008
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter discusses how comparative cost-effectiveness analyses can help inform policy in developing countries and the underlying methodological assumptions necessary for performing this kind of ... More


What Does Global Expansion of Higher Education Mean for the United States?

Richard B. Freeman

in American Universities in a Global Market

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226110448
eISBN:
9780226110455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226110455.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The global expansion of higher education eroded the United States' position as the country with the most highly educated workforce, and potentially endangers its lead in science and technology. In ... More


White Hats or Don Quixotes?: Human Rights Vigilantes in the Global Economy

Kimberly Ann Elliott and Richard B. Freeman

in Emerging Labor Market Institutions for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226261577
eISBN:
9780226261812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261812.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Labor standards in less developed countries became a hot-button issue in discussions of trade and economic development in the 1990s. Standards rose to the top of the public agenda because ... More


School Management in Developing Countries

Sebastian Galiani and Ricardo Perez-Truglia

in Education Policy in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226078687
eISBN:
9780226078854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226078854.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter reviews recent empirical evaluations of three school-management interventions: school decentralization, tracking and teacher incentives. It provides stylized models to organize the ... More


Incentives for Students and Parents

Jere R. Behrman, Susan W. Parker, and Petra E. Todd

in Education Policy in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226078687
eISBN:
9780226078854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226078854.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Incentive programs for students and parents that promote education are increasingly common in developing countries. This chapter reviews what is known about the effectiveness of incentive programs ... More


Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: Micro-Estimation

Jonathan Gruber and David A. Wise (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226310183
eISBN:
9780226309989
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309989.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This book represents the second stage of an ongoing research project studying the relationship between social security and labor. The first volume revealed enormous disincentives to continued work at ... More


The Root Causes of Shortsightedness and Their Manifestations in Developing Countries

William Ascher

in Bringing in the Future: Strategies for Farsightedness and Sustainability in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226029160
eISBN:
9780226029184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226029184.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter summarizes the characteristics of impatience, selfishness, analytic limits, and vulnerability in developing countries and conveys why, in many circumstances, they are more formidable in ... More


Transcending Neoliberal Health Policies

Howard Stein

in Beyond the World Bank Agenda: An Institutional Approach to Development

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226771670
eISBN:
9780226771656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226771656.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

In spite of these enormous health challenges and the preventable nature of many illnesses afflicting the poor in developing countries, the World Bank largely neglected health issues for many decades. ... More


Competition and Educational Productivity: Incentives Writ Large

W. Bentley MacLeod and Miguel Urquiola

in Education Policy in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226078687
eISBN:
9780226078854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226078854.003.0007
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Friedman (1962) suggested that unfettered markets generally ensure efficient provision of goods and services. Applying this logic to education, he recommended that students be provided vouchers to ... More


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