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)
    Raùl Prebisch and Adebayo Adedeji are regarded as intellectual fathers of regional integration in Latin America and Africa. Both challenged conventional wisdom, championed the idea of home-grown development, and demonstrated ...
  • 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 the Second World War. It shows the significant divergences among schools of development thought ...
  • Yifu Lin, Justin; Monga, Célestin (2013)
    The notion of “structures” has evolved over the decades to cover both macro and micro issues, and to hold different meanings. In the 1940s, the focus was on market failures and the active ways in which governments could ...
  • Bird, Richard M.; Das-Gupta, Arindam (2013)
    A “good” tax system for developing countries was once considered one based on progressive income taxes. More recently, emphasis has been placed securing revenues from broader bases at lower rates from consumption as well ...