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Re-Construction of Private Indicators for Public Purposes *

Katharina Pistor

in Governance by Indicators: Global Power through Quantification and Rankings

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199658244
eISBN:
9780199949915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658244.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter studies the history of the first generation of indicators of governmental institutional quality. These (international) indicators include labels such as ‘bureaucratic efficiency’ and ... More


The Quality of BRIC Higher Education

Martin Carnoy, Prashant Loyalka, Maria Dobryakova, Rafiq Dossani, Isak Froumin, Katherine Kuhns, Jandhyala B. G. Tilak, and Rong Wang

in University Expansion in a Changing Global Economy: Triumph of the BRICs?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804786010
eISBN:
9780804786416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786010.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Education

The huge increase in university graduates from the BRIC countries in recent decades signals their economies' growing global competitiveness. The key for the BRICs' global competitiveness, however, ... More


Failures in Governance and Institution Building

Yung Chul Park

in Economic Liberalization and Integration in East Asia: A Post-Crisis Paradigm

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199276776
eISBN:
9780191603051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276773.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

The governance of consultative polities in East Asia lost its place in the process of political and economic liberalization, most notably in managing industrial relations. Democratization ushered in ... More


Institutional Quality and FDI to the South

Julia Darby, Rodolphe Desbordes, and Ian Wooton

in Firms in the International Economy: Firm Heterogeneity Meets International Business

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019743
eISBN:
9780262314473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019743.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter analyses the relation between institutional quality and FDI. The authors show that firms from countries that have experienced poor domestic institutions are less likely to be deterred ... More


Is There an Institutional Trap in MICs?

José Antonio Alonso

in Trapped in the Middle?: Developmental Challenges for Middle-Income Countries

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198852773
eISBN:
9780191887154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852773.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

As countries progress, they require more complex institutions; however, economic and institutional processes frequently do not evolve at the same pace, as institutions are subject to greater inertia. ... More


The Interaction of Institutional Quality and Human Capital in Shaping the Dynamics of Capital Structure

Enrico Santarelli and Hien Thu Tran

in Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198851189
eISBN:
9780191885921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851189.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter aims to find if trade-off theory or pecking order theory best explain the capital structure of non-state firms during the post-transition process in Vietnam. We investigate the effect of ... More


The Comparative Study of Institutions: The “Institutional Turn” in Development Studies: A Review

Alejandro Portes and Lori D. Smith

in Institutions Count: Their Role and Significance in Latin American Development

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273535
eISBN:
9780520954069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273535.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter presents the methodology of the book's study. For the purpose of this study, Latin American countries were selected because of their common historical origins and culture and their ... More


The Greek Economy before and during the Crisis—and Policy Options Going Forward

Costas Meghir, Christopher A. Pissarides, Dimitri Vayanos, and Nikolaos Vettas

in Beyond Austerity: Reforming the Greek Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262035835
eISBN:
9780262339216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035835.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter reviews the performance of the Greek economy before and during the global financial crisis. It also presents policy options for Greece going forward, drawing to a significant extent on ... More


Oil and Ghana’s Economy

Augustin Kwasi Fosu

in The Economy of Ghana Sixty Years after Independence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198753438
eISBN:
9780191815065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753438.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Significant oil reserves were discovered in Ghana in 2007, and production started in December 2010. Ghana’s astronomically high GDP growth of 15.0% in 2011 was mainly the result of oil production; ... More


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