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Corruption and Development

Jean-Jacques Laffont

in Understanding Poverty

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195305197
eISBN:
9780199783519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305191.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This essay explores why corruption is so widespread in developing countries. It is organized into three sections. The first section argues that a theory of corruption is needed in order to answer ... More


Economy

Jan‐Erik Lane, David McKay, and Kenneth Newton

in Political Data Handbook: OECD Countries

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198280538
eISBN:
9780191601934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019828053X.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

This section presents economic data on OECD countries. It features tables on GDP per capita, real GDP per capita, origin of GDP, inflation rates, external dependency exports and imports, real GDP ... More


Environmental Statistics and the National Accounts

Martin Weale

in The Environment and Emerging Development Issues: Volume 1

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199240692
eISBN:
9780191714269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199240692.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter begins by surveying some of the solutions which have been adopted to the problem of environmental and natural resource accounting. Measures of national income such as GNP/GDP from the ... More


Human Well-Being and the Natural Environment

Partha Dasgupta

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199247882
eISBN:
9780191596100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247889.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book explores ways to measure the quality of life, a problem pervading a number of academic disciplines, but not confined to the academic realm. Indices of human well‐being in current use are ... More


The Equilibrium Real Exchange Rate of Germany

Jerome L. Stein

in Fundamental Determinants of Exchange Rates

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293064
eISBN:
9780191596940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293062.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, International

The longer‐term systematic determinants of the real effective exchange rate of Germany are both domestic and external. The main domestic determinants are time preference, the ratio of public plus ... More


Results of the Model Selection Approach

Michio Hatanaka

in Time-Series-Based Econometrics: Unit Roots and Co-integrations

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198773535
eISBN:
9780191596360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198773536.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter examines historical data and post-war quarterly data in the USA. Historical data, i.e. real GNP, real wage, real interest rate, and unemployment rate are analysed as real economic ... More


Data and Confirmation

Mark J. Joe

in Political Determinants of Corporate Governance: Political Context, Corporate Impact

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199205301
eISBN:
9780191695612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205301.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Business History

This chapter presents a statistical inquiry to test the political hypothesis that strong social democracies widen the natural gap between managers and distant stockholders, and impede firms from ... More


Measuring social wellbeing

Roy Carr-Hill

in Data in Society: Challenging Statistics in an Age of Globalisation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447348214
eISBN:
9781447348269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447348214.003.0021
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter reviews and critiques the various approaches to measuring social well-being. Economists have tried to argue for a single consistent criterion (based on money) but have mostly been ... More


The Congenial Presidency

Yanek Mieczkowski

in Gerald Ford and the Challenges of the 1970s

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123493
eISBN:
9780813134956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123493.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the image and reputation of former U.S. President Gerald Ford during his term. Though Ford tried to maintain good press relations, reporters often ignored substance for the sake ... More


1% of €10,000 billion1

Tony Atkinson

in World poverty: New policies to defeat an old enemy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343956
eISBN:
9781447304340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343956.003.0017
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter argues that the EU has reached a point in its development when a giant step can be taken to bring aid to developing countries. In December 2001, the EU adopted a set of commonly agreed ... More


Good Years: The Preparation

John Kenneth Galbraith and James K. Galbraith

in Money: Whence It Came, Where It Went

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171661
eISBN:
9781400889082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171661.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter examines the fiscal and monetary achievements of the period between 1948 and 1967. These two decades were without panic, crisis, depression or more than minor recession. It was during ... More


Why China’s Economic Reforms Differ: The M-Form Hierarchy and Entry/Expansion of the Non-State Sector

Yingyi Qian

in How Reform Worked in China: The Transition from Plan to Market

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262534246
eISBN:
9780262342728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262534246.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

China’s thirteen years of economic reforms (1979-1991) have achieved an average GNP annual growth rate of 8.6%. What makes China’s reforms differ from those of Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union is ... More


Political Arithmetic: Simon Kuznets and the Empirical Tradition in Economics

Robert William Fogel, Enid M. Fogel, Mark Guglielmo, and Nathaniel Grotte

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226256610
eISBN:
9780226020723
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226020723.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

We take for granted today that the assessments, measurements, and forecasts of economists are crucial to the decision-making of governments and businesses alike. But less than a century ago that ... More


Development, Employment, and Income Distribution

Khadija Haq (ed.)

in Economic Growth with Social Justice: Collected Writings of Mahbub ul Haq

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199474684
eISBN:
9780199089833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474684.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In the chapter, Haq raises questions about the spurious relationship between GNP growth, employment and income distribution. Two decades of development experience of many developing countries ... More


Economists as Forecasters: Milton Friedman and Paul Samuelson, 1970–4

Robert A. Cord

in Milton Friedman: Contributions to Economics and Public Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198704324
eISBN:
9780191773761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704324.003.0041
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter examines the economic forecasting records of Milton Friedman and Paul Samuelson for the US economy during the five years from 1970 to 1974, a period chiefly characterized by Nixonomics. ... More


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