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Journal ArticleLabor-use efficiency in Tunisian manufacturing industries
This paper investigates the process of adjustment in employment. A dynamic model is applied to a panel of six Tunisian manufacturing industries observed over a period of 25 years, from 1971 to 1996...Commercial policy Labor demand Manufacturing industries
Book ChapterEconomic Development Strategies in the Dominican Republic
From the book: Achieving Development SuccessCommercial policy Economic development Economic policy
Book ChapterLearning from Asia's Success: Beyond Simplistic 'Lesson-Making'
From the book: Pathways to Industrialization in the Twenty-First CenturyCommercial policy Economic development Economic policy
Book ChapterJapan's Model of Economic Development: Relevant and Non-relevant Elements for Developing Economies
From the book: Development SuccessCommercial policy Economic development Industrial policy
Book ChapterOn-Street Upgrading?: Assessing the Consequences of Allocation and Regulation Policy in Santiago de Chile’s Ferias Libres
From the book: Latin American Urban Development into the 21st CenturyCommercial policy Farm produce Informal sector (Economics)
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (January 2012)
Tony Addison January saw the snow arrive in Helsinki. As I look out across the harbour, the scene is one of various shades of white and grey. The temperature is well below zero (minus 20 o c)...Commercial policy Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development
Journal ArticleSouth-South and North-South Trade Agreements: Compatibility Issues
Part of Journal Special Issue South-South and North-South Trade AgreementsCommercial policy Economic development Economic integration
Journal ArticleSmall Trade Flows and Preference Utilisation: The Case of the European Union
Part of Journal Special Issue South-South and North-South Trade AgreementsCommercial policy Economic integration Public utilities
Journal Special IssueSouth-South and North-South Trade Agreements: Compatibility Issues
In this special issue, five articles address some of the challenges associated with integrating an existing S-S regional agreement with a new template that results from block negotiations with a northern partner...Commercial policy Economic development Economic integration
Journal ArticleThe Impact of the Global Commodity and Financial Crises on Poverty in Vietnam
Economic growth in Vietnam was resilient to the global commodity and financial crises, but it is unclear why. Impacts on employment and poverty are also disputed...Commercial policy Government policy (Poor) Financial crisis
Working PaperLearning from Asia’s Success Beyond Simplistic 'Lesson-Making'
Many international organizations, governments and academics concerned with economic development look to Asia’s success, recommending that other poor countries follow similar models and paths of development...Commercial policy Economic development Economic policy
Journal ArticleA note on modelling economic growth determinants in the Dominican Republic
The article models economic growth determinants in the Dominican Republic. The exercise considers a panel of 25 candidate explanatory variables observed during the last three decades of the twentieth century...Commercial policy Economic development Economic policy
Working PaperSocio-Spatial Implications of Street Market Regulation Policy: The Case of Ferias Libres in Santiago de Chile
Unlike in most Latin American cities, street vendors organized in farmers’ markets popularly known as ferias libres in Santiago de Chile, gained legal recognition early in the twentieth century...Commercial policy Competition Farm produce
Working PaperEconomic Development Strategies in the Dominican Republic
The paper documents the economic development strategies pursued by the Dominican Republic. The study argues that the country’s success results from the implementation of a three-pronged economic development strategy...Commercial policy Economic development Economic policy
Working PaperIndustrial Policy: Old and New Issues
The debate on industrial policy (IP) has been characterized by a number of contractions over the concept of industrial policy, its merits, contents and application. The purpose of this exploratory paper is to review the debate on IP...Commercial policy Entrepreneurship Industrial organization (Economic theory)
Working PaperImpact of the Global Commodity and Financial Crises on Poverty in Vietnam
Economic growth in Vietnam has been fairly resilient to the global commodity and financial crises, but it is unclear why. In addition, the impact of the crises on employment and poverty is in dispute...Commercial policy Financial crisis Government policy (Poor)