3. Economics/Économie

 



This section is motivated by the observations that rising incomes are a necessary but not sufficient feature of successful development, and that economics and ideas are intertwined, influencing the policies and practices of aid and expenditure such as tax systems and entrepreneurship. Rather than focusing on remedying market or government failure, the current wave of thinking is more eclectic and complementary with the roles of government and the private sector, grounded in the experience of developing countries themselves.



La hausse des revenus est un élément nécessaire, mais non suffisant, d’un développement fructueux. L’économie et les idées s’entremêlent; elles influencent les politiques et les pratiques en matière d’aide et de dépenses, notamment en ce qui a trait aux régimes fiscaux et à l’entrepreneuriat. Plutôt que de chercher à combler les lacunes des marchés ou des gouvernements, le courant de pensée actuel est plus éclectique et complémentaire du rôle du gouvernement et du secteur privé; il prend racine dans l’expérience propre des pays en développement.



Recent Submissions

  • Adebajo, Adekeye (2013)
    The paper highlights how individuals with vision can move institutions to adopt ideas, while also demonstrating the institutional, regional, and external constraints on their implementation. Argentina’s Raùl Prebisch ...
  • Naudé, Wim (2013)
    This paper provides an overview of thinking on the intersection of development and entrepreneurship. Given the relative neglect of entrepreneurship by development scholars, it deals with: (i) recent theoretical insights ...
  • Ocampo, José Antonio (2013)
    This chapter summarizes the controversies on trade and finance in relation to developing countries as they have evolved since WW II. It shows the significant divergences among schools of development thought as to the role ...
  • Yifu Lin, Justin; Monga, Célestin (2013)
    New Structural Economics draws lessons from history to identify factors that help or hinder the reallocation of resources from low- to high-productivity sectors. It promotes the strategic selection of competitive industries ...
  • Bird, Richard M.; Das-Gupta, Arindam (2013)
    A framework for evaluating public finance structures and institutions in terms of revenue and spending as well as the fiscal balance is set out in this chapter. Some key areas such as VAT, earmarking, tax evasion and ...