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Excess Mortality, Economic Growth, and Public Action in Sub‐Saharan Africa

Peter Svedberg

in Poverty and Undernutrition: Theory, Measurement, and Policy

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292685
eISBN:
9780191596957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292686.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Following up on the quantitative analysis in the preceding chapter (15), revealing excess child mortality in sub‐Saharan Africa, a more qualitative analysis of the public sector in the countries in ... More


The Crisis of Spending and Appropriations in Louis XIV's Personal Rule

Guy Rowlands

in The Financial Decline of a Great Power: War, Influence, and Money in Louis XIV's France

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199585076
eISBN:
9780191744600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585076.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Economic History

Getting money to armies and suppliers required an organised system of earmarking hundreds of revenue streams to expenditure orders, but in the 1700s revenues were shrinking, and coin was being ... More


Simple Ideas in Political Economy

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Diversity and Occasional Anarchy: On Deep Economic and Social Contradictions in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139446
eISBN:
9789888180349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139446.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter offers a prism through which readers can compare a subsidy-in-cash with a subsidy-in-kind. A subsidy-in-kind not only provides people with no choice or lower flexibility, but also ... More


Prolonged Dislocation and Financial Crises

Frank Browne and Robert Kelly

in The Great Recession: Lessons for Central Bankers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262018340
eISBN:
9780262305921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018340.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The optimal level of the capital stock occurs when the real interest rate equals the steady-state growth rate of the economy. Any factor that drives a wedge in this equality can cause prolonged ... More


Misallocation, Property Rights, and Access to Finance: Evidence from within and across Africa

Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan and Bent E. Sørensen

in African Successes, Volume III: Modernization and Development

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226315720
eISBN:
9780226315867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315867.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

We study capital misallocation within and across 10 African countries using the World Bank Enterprise Surveys. First, we compare the extent of misallocation among firms within countries. We document ... More


Misallocation of Investment in Europe: The Role of Debt Overhang and Credit Market Distress

Francesca Barbiero, Philipp-Bastian Brutscher, Atanas Kolev, Alexander Popov, and Marcin Wolski

in Finance and Investment: The European Case

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198815815
eISBN:
9780191853418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815815.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Using a pan-European, firm-bank matched data set, we find weak evidence of investment misallocation in Europe. Firms with higher debt overhangs invest significantly less, in particular in sectors ... More


Conclusion

Philippe Askenazy, Lutz Bellmann, Alex Bryson, and Eva Moreno Galbis

in Productivity Puzzles Across Europe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198786160
eISBN:
9780191827860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198786160.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This conclusion draws together the main lessons of the volume. We find two puzzles. The first is the unemployment response to the Great Recession. While in Britain, France, and Germany employment ... More


Land Policy and Urbanization in the People’s Republic of China

Li Zhang and Xianxiang Xu

in Cities of Dragons and Elephants: Urbanization and Urban Development in China and India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198829225
eISBN:
9780191867620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829225.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Land leasing provides financial support for the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC’s) urbanization. This chapter explores the relationship between land policies and urbanization in the PRC. In ... More


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