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    • Achieving Export-Led Growth in Colombia 

      Hausmann, Ricardo; Klinger, Bailey (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2008-09)
      The purpose of this paper is to analyze Colombia’s experiences with and opportunities for export led growth. We first review Colombia’s growth and export performance over the past 30 years and find that the country is ...
    • Advance Market Commitments for Vaccines Against Neglected Diseases: Estimating Costs and Effectiveness 

      Berndt, Ernst R.; Glennerster, Rachel; Kremer, Michael; Jean, Lee; Levine, Ruth; Weizsäcker, Georg; Williams, Heidi (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2006-07)
      The G8 is considering committing to purchase vaccines against diseases concentrated in low-income countries (if and when desirable vaccines are developed) as a way to spur research and development on vaccines for these ...
    • African Land Ecology: Opportunities and Constraints for Agricultural Development 

      Voortman, R.L.; Sonneveld, B.G.J.S.; Keyzer, M.A. (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2000-01)
      Current agriculture in Sub-Sahara Africa is undeveloped and the Green Revolution has left the continent largely untouched. Poor performance is often related to a number of socio-economic factors. In this paper we argue ...
    • Africa’s Growth Trap: A Political-Economy Model of Taxation, R&D and Investment 

      McMillan, Margaret S.; Masters, William A. (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2000-06)
      Why do so many African governments consistently impose high tax rates and make little investment in productive public goods, when alternative policies could yield greater tax revenues and higher national income? We posit ...
    • Agents of Structural Change 

      Neffke, Frank; Hartog, Matté; Boschma, Ron; Henning, Martin (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2014-12)
      Who introduces structural change in regional economies: Entrepreneurs or existing firms? And do local or non‐local founders of establishments create most novelty in a region? Using matched employer-employee data for the ...
    • Agglomeration Economies: The Heterogeneous Contribution of Human Capital and Value Chains 

      Diodato, Dario; Neffke, Frank; O’Clery, Neave (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2016-08)
      We document the heterogeneity across sectors in the impact labor and input-output links have on industry agglomeration. Exploiting the available degrees of freedom in coagglomeration patterns, we estimate the industry-speci ...
    • Aid and Fertility 

      Bahar, Dany (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2009-05)
      This paper uses a panel data from developing countries to study the relationship between foreign aid flows and fertility rates. By making use of natural disasters in neighboring countries as an instrumental variable to ...
    • Air Transportation and Regional Economic Development: A Case Study for the New Airport in South Albania 

      Gadgin Matha, Shreyas; Goldstein, Patricio; Lu, Jessie (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2020-06)
      Considering the case of the proposed airport in Vlora, South Albania, this report analyzes the channels through which a new greenfield airport can contribute to regional economic development. In December 2019, the Government ...
    • Alternative Consumer Price Indexes for Mexico 

      de Lizardi, Carlos Guerrero (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2010-01)
      The Consumer Price Index is a Laspeyres index which uses a plutocratic aggregate method. The Mexican CPI is not an exception. This paper has three purposes. The first purpose is to assemble a democratic CPI. The second ...
    • Analysis of Tourism-Related Foreign Expenditure with International Spend Data 

      Coscia, Michele; Hausmann, Ricardo; Neffke, Frank (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2016-11)
      Tourism is one of the most important economic activities in the world: for many countries it represents the single largest product in their export basket. However, it is a product difficult to chart: "exporters" of tourism ...
    • Appraising the Economic Potential of Panama: Policy Recommendations for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth 

      Hausmann, Ricardo; Santos, Miguel Angel; Obach, Juan (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2017-05)
      This report aims to summarize the main findings of the project as gathered by the three baseline documents, and frame them within a coherent set of policy recommendations that can help Panama to maintain their growth ...
    • Are All Resources Cursed? Coffee, Oil and Armed Conflict in Colombia 

      Dube, Oeindrila; Vargas, Juan F. (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2006-12)
      The "Resource Curse" posits a positive association between the value of natural commodities and civil conflict. In this paper, we suggest that the value-to-violence relationship differs across commodities, and that the ...
    • Are Bilateral Remittances Countercyclical? 

      Frankel, Jeffrey (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2009-09)
      By putting together a relatively large data set on bilateral remittances of emigrants, this paper is able to shed light on the important hypothesis of smoothing. The smoothing hypothesis is that remittances are countercyclical ...
    • Are Greener National Accounts Better? 

      Vincent, Jeffrey R. (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2001-02)
      “Green accounting” refers to the incorporation of changes in wealth, in particular natural resource wealth, into a country’s national accounts. Despite a large body of theoretical work and considerable promotional efforts ...
    • Are Third World Emigration Forces Abating? 

      Hatton, Timothy J.; Williamson, Jeffrey (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2009-12)
      Two of the most salient trends surrounding the issue of migration and development over the last two decades are the large rise in remittances, and an increased flow of skilled migration. However, recent literature based ...
    • Assessing Ukraine’s Role in European Value Chains: A Gravity Equation-cum-Economic Complexity Analysis Approach 

      Hartog, Matté; López-Córdova, J. Ernesto; Neffke, Frank (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2020-10)
      We analyze Ukraine's opportunities to participate in European value chains, using traditional gravity models, combined with tools from Economic Complexity Analysis to study international trade (exports) and Foreign Direct ...
    • Auctioning Conservation Contracts in Indonesia - Participant Learning in Multiple Trial Rounds 

      Jack, B. Kelsey (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2009-05)
      This paper examines bid adjustments across multiple trial rounds to identify learning by participants in a procurement auction for conservation contracts in Indonesia. Outcomes from previous rounds show an effect on ...
    • The Augmented Solow Model and the African Growth Debate 

      Hoeffler, Anke E. (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2000-01)
      Using panel data the question whether Africa's growth performance can be accounted for is analyzed in the framework of the augmented Solow model. Our results indicate that this model can account for Africa's low growth ...
    • Autonomous Reform versus Global Isomorphism: Explaining Iran’s Success in Reducing Fertility 

      Khandan, Masoomeh; Pritchett, Lant (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2017-11)
      A long-standing literature in the sociology of organizations (e.g., DiMaggio and Powell 1983) suggests that, as change agents face uncertainty about actions and outcomes, they often seek legitimacy through isomorphism: ...
    • Baja California: Diagnóstico de Crecimiento 

      Barrios, Douglas; Ramos, Johanna; Tapia, Jorge Andres; Grisanti, Ana; Obach, Juan (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2018-09)
      Baja California se ha ubicado consistentemente entre los estados más prósperos de México, pero también entre los de crecimiento más volátil. De hecho, el desempeño económico reciente del estado estuvo marcado por una fuerte ...