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Oil, Volatility, and Institutions: Cross-Country Evidence from Major Oil Producers

Amany El-Anshasy, Kamiar Mohaddes, and Jeffrey B. Nugent

in Institutions and Macroeconomic Policies in Resource-Rich Arab Economies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198822226
eISBN:
9780191861208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198822226.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter examines the long-run effects of oil revenue and its volatility on economic growth, as well as the role of institutions in this relationship. We collect annual and monthly data on 17 ... More


How to Use Oil Revenues Efficiently

Shantayanan Devarajan

in Institutions and Macroeconomic Policies in Resource-Rich Arab Economies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198822226
eISBN:
9780191861208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198822226.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Oil-rich countries systematically misallocate public expenditures relative to non-oil countries—by favoring consumption over capital, and within consumption, inefficient subsidies and public sector ... More


The United Arab Emirates: Some Lessons in Economic Development

Yaw Nyarko

in Achieving Development Success: Strategies and Lessons from the Developing World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199671557
eISBN:
9780191751059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671557.003.0022
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter analyses the development strategy of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The de facto development strategy of the UAE has been at the political level, with economic power concentrated in the ... More


The Shift in the Market-State Balance and the Quest for Export-Led Growth

Juan Carlos Moreno-Brid and Jaime Ros

in Development and Growth in the Mexican Economy: An Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195371161
eISBN:
9780199870608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371161.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Chapter 8 evaluates the overall impact of the radical macroeconomic reform processes—launched since the 1980s—on Mexico's quest for high and sustained economic growth. Attention focuses on ... More


An Enquiry into the Political Economy of the Global Clean Energy Transition Policies and Nigeria’s Federal and State Governments’ Fiscal Policies

David Onyinyechi Agu and Evelyn Nwamaka Ogbeide-Osaretin

in The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198802242
eISBN:
9780191840586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802242.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In order to implement clean energy transition programmes, the national and sub-national governments in Nigeria will incur certain costs. Similarly, failure to implement the policies will come with ... More


Ascending the Throne

Gholam R. Afkhami

in The Life and Times of the Shah

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253285
eISBN:
9780520942165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253285.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

In 1939, as war broke out in Europe, Russia was Iran's main worry. Communism, a mystery to most Iranians, was generally disliked because it was “godless,” clearly to be shunned and condemned. Its ... More


Oil-for-Food Policies?

Eckart Woertz

in Oil for Food: The Global Food Crisis and the Middle East

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199659487
eISBN:
9780191749155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659487.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Chapter 9 concludes and offers a speculative outlook. Food security in Gulf countries is about managing import dependence. Self-sufficiency is no longer an option because of water scarcity. Food ... More


Making the Case for Union: Exactly Why Are We Better Together?

Jim Gallagher

in The Scottish Independence Referendum: Constitutional and Political Implications

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198755517
eISBN:
9780191816697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755517.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter sets out the economic, social, and political case for Scotland in the UK. Political union means Scotland’s defence and foreign relations are within a bigger and more influential state. ... More


Emergence: In which it occurs to a New Orleans philanthropist, in the wake of disaster, to form a group

Emmanuel David

in Women of the Storm: Civic Activism after Hurricane Katrina

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041266
eISBN:
9780252099861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041266.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter introduces Anne Milling, the New Orleans civic activist who founded Women of the Storm. The chapter presents her brief biography before delving into the early history of the formation of ... More


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