Questions tagged [development-economics]

Development economics is a branch of economics which deals with economic aspects of the development process in low-income countries.

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GNI versus GNP for Measuring Development

In the calculation of the Human Development Index, Gross National Income (GNI) is used rather than GNP. I've searched around on the internet, but I haven't found a clear explanation of what the ...
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The Household Production Function

I was wondering whether someone can explain the household production function (HPF). Specifically, the variant presented in Patanayak et al (2005). The paper uses the HPF to determine household ...
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Is there proof that today more than 50% of the lowest income society lives worse than 50 years ago

The Economist on 12.11.2016 number (first number after getting US election results) wrote: "In real terms median male earnings are still lower than they were in the 1970s. In the past 50 years, ...
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Economics of grid extension versus off-grid electrification in developing countries

Quite a bit of research is available on the local economic effects of electrification in communities in developing countries (this article and its references go into quite a bit of detail on the topic)...
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Is there any evidence on the effect of China's investment in African countries on their economic development?

Apparently, China made substancial investments in infrastructure and commodity extraction in several African countries over the last couple of decades. Is there some econometrically sound evidence of ...
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Does brain drain really affect a nation's growth trajectory?

Take India as an example. India has been losing most of its bright minds to the west. India also ranks low in development. I would like to get a definitive answer to this cause-effect type question. ...
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Panel econometrics for marketing mix analysis: how to include spending that affects all the individuals of a panel?

Dear stack exchangers, in the course of an internship at a microfinance bank in Tajikistan, I have been tasked with assessing the efficiency of different marketing expenses. I will try to expose the ...
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Has an industry driven educational conditional cash transfer ever been done?

I've studied the educational conditional cash transfer literature and I know it has been popular amongst development economists. But it seems that underfunded and potentially corrupt bureaucracies of ...
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Which Gini is more reliable, CIA or World Bank?

I would like to ask you a super-basic question. I need to use Gini coefficient as moderator to examine well-being, resilience and other variables in Immigrants. Which Gini index is more reliable or ...
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In the discussion about why and how countries develop or industrialize, is there a debate about “related” or “linked” industries?

There is a fairly recent literature about "networks" (Barabasi, “Linked” 2003, Basic Books; Hausmann et al. “The Atlas of Economic Complexity 2014, MIT Press) that emphasize that some industries are ...
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Delaying wages in response to slack?

I'm reading a book about the economic development of South Korea during the 'miracle' period. One of the points the author makes is the following: A major source of industrial disputes was ...
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Career-question: Fields that combine Development Econ with Finance?

I am studying economics, and am mainly fascinated by development economics and finance. What are some common career paths that involve the combination of these topics, and what subtopics can one study ...
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Regarding different areas of specialisation in development economics in relation to their application for the betterment of real world

Developing economies need to put in lot of hard work in order to reach the level of developed economies of the world.Or to put it in other words,in order to improve the lives of the millions residing ...
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Impact of reducing fertility rate of poor, high birth rate, agricultural country in Africa

In a poor, population-dense country in Africa with an economy based entirely on agriculture (like Burundi) and a high birth rate that is contributing to poverty due to existing food insecurity, what ...
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To what extent did tsetse fly affect African development today?

Based on the fact that the insect is unique to African ecology and its impact both on humans and livestock, can it be argued that the lag of Africa's development today is at least partially due to the ...
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Who are the main proponents of the modernization theory of development?

I know that one of the first forms and defences of the *modernization theory of development" is Rostow's (1960) The stages of economic growth: A non-communist manifesto. What are other main works ...
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Sources that take a Dependency Theory approach to study research and development (R&D)?

I am looking for sources (books, articles) that study research and development (R&D) with a Dependency Theory approach. I am looking for sources that take the core-periphery dichotomy in ...
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Dataset including decentralization of infrastructure spending?

Does anyone know if there exists a dataset of many countries (preferably developing countries and preferably with a time series) including the amount of spending on infrastructure by local government ...
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Under what conditions should I use a Social Accounting Matrix Model vs. Multimarket Model vs Computable General Equilibrium Models?

What are the differences between the SAM, multimarket and CGE models. When should I use one over the others?
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How can I model the impacts of improved agriculture technologies and food aid in a multimarket model?

Given a multimarket model for staple agricultural commodities wheat, rice, maize and sorghum, in a low-income economy, Im trying to figure out how I can use the multimarket framework to look at the ...
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In simple terms, what does the bank liquid reserves to bank assets ratio indicate in terms of world development?

From this website: https://www.indexmundi.com/facts/indicators/FD.RES.LIQU.AS.ZS I am very new to economics/finance and I would appreciate an easier-to-understand explanation of this term
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Can I draw a smaller sample from one treatment group?

in an RCT, I have 3 different treatment groups and one control group. The size of the control group is around 1000 while the size of other groups are just above 300. To test balance I used ANOVA and ...
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why doesn't every country scale up the prices to the international level?

I live in an Asian country in which the average monthly salary is maybe 300-400 dollars but things (apart from exported goods like laptops or smartphones) are reasonably cheap compared to their price ...