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National Economic Reform in a Federal System: The Case of the Australian National Competition Policy and Related Reforms *

Paul Gretton

in Federal Reform Strategies: Lessons from Asia and Australia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198092001
eISBN:
9780199082513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092001.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Australia is governed under a federal system comprised of six States and two Territories and a national Government. The national Government is responsible for the bulk of revenue collection while the ... More


Did Malawi Prove the Experts Wrong?

J. Edward Taylor and Mateusz J. Filipski

in Beyond Experiments in Development Economics: Local Economy-wide Impact Evaluation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198707875
eISBN:
9780191783074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198707875.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Countries use a variety of different mechanisms to raise rural incomes. Malawi has a large-scale fertilizer subsidy program, is initiating a social cash transfer program, and historically paid ... More


Modeling the Regional Impacts of an Irrigation Project in Tanzania

Dale Manning, Xinshen Diao, and Angga Pradesha

in Beyond Experiments in Development Economics: Local Economy-wide Impact Evaluation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198707875
eISBN:
9780191783074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198707875.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Irrigation projects can more than double per-acre crop yields and raise labor and other input demands, income, and consumption on the farms that get the water. As food production rises, food prices ... More


Growth and Poverty: A Pragmatic Assessment and Future Prospects

Channing Arndt, Vincent Leyaro, Kristin Mahrt, and Finn Tarp

in Tanzania: The Path to Prosperity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198704812
eISBN:
9780191774010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704812.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter considers the evolution of welfare of the Tanzanian population using a multi-dimensional approach. It also employs a detailed economy-wide model of the Tanzanian economy to explore ... More


What’s a Reef Worth?

J. Edward Taylor and Mateusz J. Filipski

in Beyond Experiments in Development Economics: Local Economy-wide Impact Evaluation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198707875
eISBN:
9780191783074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198707875.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

A coral reef is a non-market good, yet establishing its economic value can be critical to obtain the financing needed to protect it. The economic value of the reef that rings Roatán, Honduras, ... More


Galápagos: The Myth of Ecotourism

J. Edward Taylor and Mateusz J. Filipski

in Beyond Experiments in Development Economics: Local Economy-wide Impact Evaluation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198707875
eISBN:
9780191783074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198707875.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The Galápagos Islands’ historical isolation created the unique natural environment that inspired Charles Darwin’s Evolution of the Species. The archipelago is a focus of international conservation ... More


Spillover Effects of Social Cash Transfers: Lesotho’s Child Grants Program

Karen Thome and Benjamin Davis

in Beyond Experiments in Development Economics: Local Economy-wide Impact Evaluation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198707875
eISBN:
9780191783074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198707875.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Africa is the focus of a new generation of social cash transfer programs to combat extreme poverty. Evaluations of these programs use randomized control trials (RCTs) comparing outcomes in treatment ... More


International Migration, Remittances, and the Impacts of the Great Recession in Rural Mexico

Justin Kagin and Diane Charlton

in Beyond Experiments in Development Economics: Local Economy-wide Impact Evaluation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198707875
eISBN:
9780191783074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198707875.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter uses a local economy-wide model to evaluate impacts of the 2008–9 global recession in rural Mexico. The model is calibrated using household panel data; a recursive-dynamic version of the ... More


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