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Working PaperShadow prices for a small open economy under uncertainty: Which expected values are valid
This paper re-examines the validity of using expected values to evaluate the social profitability of public investments under uncertainty...Uncertainty Expected values Shadow prices
Working PaperNatural resource revenues and public investment in resource-rich economies in sub-Saharan Africa
The general policy prescription for resource-rich countries is that, for sustainable consumption, a greater percentage of the windfall from resource rents should be channelled into accumulating foreign assets such as a sovereign public fund as done i...Public investments
Journal ArticleThe Efficiency of India's Cities: Is There a Case to Finance Them?
One reason for unsatisfactory public service delivery in Indian cities is that city finances are in poor condition...Land tenure Public investments Public utilities
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (June 2013)
29 June 2013 Tony Addison The June-July summer issue of Angle comes to you amid the 19 hours daylight of the Finnish mid-summer...Econometric models (Economic development) Agriculture Children
Working PaperImpact of Climate Change on Crops, Irrigation and Hydropower in the Zambezi River Basin
The past reliance on historical observed weather patterns for future investment in basic infrastructure planning (e.g., irrigation schemes, hydropower plants, roads, etc.) has been questioned considerably in recent years...Agriculture Climatic changes Public investments
Research BriefAid, Debt, and Public Expenditure Allocation
It is predicted that the global financial crisis will negatively affect developing countries in Sub-Saharan Africa both through a reduction in Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) caused by the shrinking (or stagnating) of the economies of many majo...Debts, Public Economic assistance and foreign aid Fiscal policy
Working PaperOn the Impact of External Debt and Aid on Public Expenditure Allocation in Sub-Saharan Africa after the Launch of the HIPC Initiative
In the wake of the current financial and economic crises, the economies of sub-Saharan Africa find themselves squeezed between likely reductions in official development assistance and the pressing challenge to eradicate poverty...Debts, Public Economic assistance and foreign aid Fiscal policy
Working PaperThe Efficiency of States and Cities: Is There a Case for Public Land Leasing and Sales to Finance India’s Cities?
In this study an attempt has been made to assess the potential of land as a municipal financing tool in four Indian cities, to enable better public service delivery and attainment of the MDGs...Land tenure Public investments Public utilities
Journal ArticlePoverty and Governance: The Contest for Aid
Part of Journal Special Issue Development AidCompetition Economic assistance and foreign aid Political science
Working PaperPoverty and Governance: The Contest for Aid
Countries compete with one another for funds distributed by nongovernment organizations (NGOs). We examine the competition over poverty and governance conducted by a NGO in the allocation of its funds among potential recipient countries...Competition Economic assistance and foreign aid Political science
Book ChapterFinancial Markets and R&D Investments: A Discrete Time Model to Interpret Public Policies Expenditures, Public Finance (Infrastructure (Economics)) Investments
Book ChapterThe Burden of Debt and the Millennium Development Goal for Poverty in India
From the book: Achieving the Millennium Development GoalsDebts, Public Poverty Public investments
Working PaperThe External Debt-Servicing Constraint and Public Expenditure Composition: Evidence from African Economies
The paper explores the impact of a binding external debt-servicing constraint on the sectoral composition of government expenditures in the economies of Africa, where this constraint has traditionally been most prevalent...Debts, Public Economic assistance and foreign aid Expenditures, Public
Working PaperThe Burden of Government Debt in the Indian States: Implications for the MDG Poverty Target
In this paper we explore what impact, if any, government debts have on achieving the Millennium Development Goals for the Indian states...Debts, Public Poverty Public investments
Working PaperFinancial Markets and R&D Investments: a Discrete-Time Model to Interpret Public Policies
This paper introduces a discrete-time intertemporal investment model in which the flow of profits affects the risk premium on the cost of finance, and, as a consequence, the rate of discount of future profits...Expenditures, Public Finance (Infrastructure (Economics)) Investments
Journal ArticleInnovative Ways of Making Aid Effective in Ghana: Tied Aid Versus Direct Budgetary Support
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid to AfricaEconomic assistance and foreign aid Expenditures, Public Poverty