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    • The Cost of Reprocessing in China 

      Bunn, Matthew; Zhang, Hui; Kang, Lin Wei (Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, 2016)
      As it expands its fleet of nuclear power plants, China faces an important decision: whether to make large capital investments in facilities to reprocess spent nuclear fuel and recycle the resulting plutonium in fast-neutron ...
    • Countering Misinformation Via WhatsApp: Evidence from the COVID-19 Pandemic in Zimbabwe 

      Bowles, Jeremy; Larreguy, Horacio; Liu, Shelley (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2020-05)
      We examine how information from trusted social media sources can shape knowledge and behavior when misinformation and mistrust are widespread. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic in Zimbabwe, we partnered with a trusted ...
    • Country Diversification, Product Ubiquity, and Economic Divergence 

      Hausmann, Ricardo; Hidalgo, César A. (John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2010)
      Countries differ markedly in the diversification of their exports. Products differ in the number of countries that export them, which we define as their ubiquity. We document a new stylized fact in the global pattern of ...
    • Country Diversification, Product Ubiquity, and Economic Divergence 

      Hausmann, Ricardo; Hidalgo, César A. (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2010-10)
      Countries differ markedly in the diversification of their exports. Products differ in the number of countries that export them, which we define as their ubiquity. We document a new stylized fact in the global pattern of ...
    • Coworker Complementarity 

      Neffke, Frank (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2017-01)
      How important is working with people who complement one's skills? Using administrative data that record which of 491 educational tracks each worker in Sweden absolved, I quantify the educational tracks among coworkers ...
    • Crafting Usable Knowledge for Sustainable Development 

      Clark, William; van Kerkhoff, Lorrae; Lebel, Louis; Gallopin, Gilberto (2016)
      This paper distills core lessons about how researchers (scientists, engineers, planners, etc.) interested in promoting sustainable development can increase the likelihood of producing usable knowledge. We draw the lessons ...
    • Creating Pathways to Prosperity 

      Ferguson, Ronald F.; Lamback, Sara (2014)
    • Creative Destruction or Idiot Winds: Schumpeterian Theory Meets the Educational Sector in Developing Countries 

      Moore, Mark (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2019-09)
    • Crime, Justice, and Growth in South Africa: Toward a Plausible Contribution from Criminal Justice to Economic Growth 

      Stone, Christopher (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2006-08)
      Crime in South Africa is high and widely believed to restrain investment. Nevertheless, both the mechanisms through which crime constrains growth and the actions that might be taken to loosen its grip are poorly understood. ...
    • Crisis Communications for COVID-19 

      Leonard, Herman; Howitt, Arnold; Giles, David (Harvard University, 2020-04)
      Communication with employees, customers, investors, constituents, and other stakeholders can contribute decisively to the successful navigation of a crisis. But how should leaders think about what they are trying to say ...
    • Crisis Management for Leaders Coping with COVID-19 

      Leonard, Herman; Howitt, Arnold; Giles, David (Harvard University, 2020-04)
      In the face of the rapidly evolving coronavirus crisis that demands many urgent decisions but provides few clear-cut cues and requires tradeoffs among many critically important values, how can leaders and their advisers ...
    • A Critical Evaluation of Global Environmental Assessments: The Climate Experience 

      Global Environmental Assessment Project (1997)
      This paper provides an introduction, background and overview to the Workshop on Global Environmental Assessment and Public Policy -- A Critical Evaluation of Global Environmental Assessments: The Climate Experience. The ...
    • A Critical Review of the “Ladder of Investment” Approach 

      Dogan, Pinar; Bourreau, Marc; Manant, Matthieu (Elsevier, 2010)
      The “ladder of investment” is a regulatory approach proposed by Cave (2006), which has been widely embraced by national regulatory authorities in the European telecommunications sector. The approach entails providing ...
    • Crony Capitalism in Egypt 

      Chekir, Hamouda; Diwan, Ishac (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2013-08)
      The paper studies the nature and extent of Egyptian "crony" capitalism by comparing the corporate performance and the stock market valuation of politically connected and unconnected firms, before and after the 2011 popular ...
    • The Crucial Role of Policy Surveillance in International Climate Policy 

      Aldy, Joseph Edgar (Springer Verlag, 2014)
      An extensive literature shows that information-creating mechanisms enhance the transparency of and can support participation and compliance in international agreements. This paper draws from game theory, international ...
    • Cultural Explanations of Electoral Reform: A Policy Cycle Model 

      Norris, Pippa (John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2010)
      The standard explanation of electoral reform is offered by rational choice accounts. These regard the choice of rules as an elite-level issue, dominated by partisan interests bargaining within the legislature, where citizens ...
    • Currency Crises: Is Central America Different? 

      Esquivel, Gerardo; Larrain, Felipe (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 1999-09)
      In a recent paper we analyzed the determinants of currency crises in a sample of 30 high and middle income countries (Esquivel and Larraín, 1998). In this work we focus on Central America and analyze whether the determinants ...
    • The Currency-Plus-Commodity Basket: a Proposal for Exchange Rates in Oil-Exporting Countries to Accommodate Trade Shocks Automatically 

      Frankel, Jeffrey A. (2017)
      The paper proposes an exchange rate regime for oil-exporting countries. The goal is to achieve the best of both flexible and fixed exchange rates. The arrangement is designed to deliver monetary policy that counteracts ...
    • Cutting Too Deep: The Obama Administration’s Proposals for Nuclear Security Spending Reductions 

      Bunn, Matthew G.; Roth, Nickolas James (2014)
      The Obama administration has proposed steep cuts in funding for improving security for dangerous nuclear materials—cuts which, if approved, would slow progress toward preventing the essential ingredients of nuclear bombs ...
    • The Cyclicality of Monetary and Fiscal Policy in South Africa since 1994 

      du Plessis, Stan; Smit, Ben; Sturzenegger, Federico (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2008-05)
      This paper uses an SVAR approach to discuss the cyclicality of fiscal and monetary policy in South Africa since 1994. There is substantial South African literature on this topic, but much disagreement remains. Though not ...