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Research Brief pdf
UNU -WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland

The natural resource sector in Liberia has failed to produce links to other important sectors of the economy, and in particular has failed to create jobs for the large majority of the population. Creating new and productive jobs is key to national reconciliation. The...

Tony Addison - UNU-WIDER, 2012 - Helsinki, Finland

Tony Addison This month saw the visit of Kaushik Basu, the World Bank’s new Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for Development Economics, to talk about the global crisis and the impact on emerging economies at a UNU-WIDER seminar. You can see a video interview with Kaushik...

Working Paper pdf
– Policy Recommendations for Liberia
Graciana del Castillo - UNU-WIDER, 2012 - Helsinki, Finland

The experience and lessons of the last two decades have shown that ignoring the key differences between the economics of peace and the economics of development has been a major reason why countries relapse into conflict. This paper briefly analyses such differences and their important implications...

Journal Article
Suzanne K. McCoskey - Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 2011
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James Robinson - UNU-WIDER, 2010 - Helsinki, Finland

Particular sets of institutions, once they become established in a society, have a strong tendency to persist. In this paper I argue that understanding how elites form and reproduce is key to understanding the persistence of institutions over time. I illustrate this idea with a simple political...

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– The Case of Liberia
Topher L. McDougal - UNU-WIDER, 2010 - Helsinki, Finland

How do production firms adapt to civil war? The answer to this question will inform the potential for economic development during and after conflict. Many businesses survive violent conflict, and in some cases even thrive. Understanding these successes will help policymakers to support the '...

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Amos Sawyer - UNU-WIDER, 2005 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper investigates how people created, adapted and used social capital and conflict resolution during more than a decade of violent conflict in Liberia, and the potential of such capital to contribute to post-conflict peacebuilding and self-governance.

Book Chapter
– The Competition for Patronage in Resource-Rich Economies
William Reno - , 2000
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William Reno - UNU-WIDER, 1997 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper explains correlations between humanitarian emergencies and political economies of 'failing states' in Liberia and Sierra Leone. In both, Cold War era rulers acquired personal power through their influence over economic exchange, irrespective of conventional public/private...

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