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Policy Dilemmas for Controlling Child Labor

Kaushik Basu

in Understanding Poverty

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195305197
eISBN:
9780199783519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305191.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This essay attempts to show that seemingly reasonable policy interventions can easily backfire in the area of child labor. Thus, policy interventions cannot be left at the level of broad-brush ... More


Banana Republicanism

Noel Maurer

in The Empire Trap: The Rise and Fall of U.S. Intervention to Protect American Property Overseas, 1893-2013

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155821
eISBN:
9781400846603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155821.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter illustrates how republican administrations after 1920 continued the intervention policy, even though Warren Harding openly campaigned against it in his 1920 presidential run. It shows ... More


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


The Political Economy of Food Price Policy: Key Policy-related Lessons

Per Pinstrup-Andersen

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198718574
eISBN:
9780191788017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718574.003.0022
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter aims to highlight lessons to assist governments in designing and implementing policies to deal with future increases in food price volatility. There is no unique definition of what is ... More


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John Van Reenen

in Executive Remuneration and Employee Performance-Related Pay: A Transatlantic Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669806
eISBN:
9780191749407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669806.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Van Reenen focuses on four different aspects related to the issue of executive compensation. First, there is no conclusive evidence in literature on the effects on firm performance of a change in ... More


A Micro-Level Perspective on the Dynamics of Conflict, Violence, and Development

Patricia Justino, Tilman Brück, and Philip Verwimp (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199664597
eISBN:
9780191749254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664597.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book presents an innovative new analytical framework for understanding the dynamics of violent conflict and its impact on people and communities living in contexts of violence. Bringing together ... More


Assessing São Paulo's Large Drop in Homicides: The Role of Demography and Policy Interventions

João M. P. de Mello, Alexandre Schneider, and Ernesto Schargrodsky

in The Economics of Crime: Lessons For and From Latin America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226153742
eISBN:
9780226153766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226153766.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter analyzes the role of demography and policy interventions in explaining the large drop in homicides experienced by São Paulo, Brazil. It attributes a positive role to several policy ... More


Securing Livelihoods: Informal Economy Practices and Institutions

Isabelle Hillenkamp, Frédéric Lapeyre, and Andreia Lemaître (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199687015
eISBN:
9780191766916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687015.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The high level of vulnerabilities, multiple kinds of processes contributing to insecurity, and the constant reinvention of systems of protection and solidarity within the informal economy shape the ... More


Summary and Policy Implications

Martin J. Conyon, Nuno Fernandes, Miguel A. Ferreira, Matos Pedro, and Kevin J. Murphy

in Executive Remuneration and Employee Performance-Related Pay: A Transatlantic Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669806
eISBN:
9780191749407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669806.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The 2008–2009 financial crisis led to calls for reform of executive pay both in Europe and the US. In addition, the crisis has sparked demand for increased government regulation of executive pay more ... More


Credit, Prices, and Crashes: Business Cycles with a Sudden Stop

Enrique G. Mendoza (ed.)

in Preventing Currency Crises in Emerging Markets

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226184944
eISBN:
9780226185057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226185057.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter describes the role played by sudden stops (SSs) of capital inflows in triggering a financial crisis. It argues that SS episodes are qualitatively different from standard ... More


Trade Liberalization and Unpaid Work: Integrating Unpaid Work into Macroeconomic Policies

Indira Hirway (ed.)

in Mainstreaming Unpaid Work: Time-use Data in Developing Policies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780199468256
eISBN:
9780199087549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199468256.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter tries to understand the impacts of a major macroeconomic policy, namely trade liberalization, on paid and unpaid work by men and women. It argues that looking at macroeconomic policies ... More


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