Category Archives: Recent Papers

New article on microfinance in World Economic Review

There is a new article on microfinance, co-authored with Milford Bateman, in the first issue of World Economic Review, the new open access journal from the World Economic Association. The article significantly updates our earlier paper, ‘The Microfinance Illusion’. You … Continue reading

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Incentives, Capabilities, and Space

Incentives, Capabilities, and Space – The Evolution of the World Trading System and the Future of Developing Countries in C. Pietrobelli & Rajah Rasiah (eds.), Evidence-based Development Economics – Essays in Honour of Sanjaya Lall, University of Malay Press, Kuala Lumpur, … Continue reading

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Journal of Institutional Economics

Institutions and economic development: Theory, policy, and history

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Journal of Institutional Economics – reply

Reply to comments on ‘Institutions and economic development: Theory, policy, and history’

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Hamlet without the Prince of Denmark: How development has disappeared form today’s ‘development’ discourse

Hamlet without the Prince of Denmark: How development has disappeared from today’s ‘development’ discourse in S. Khan & J. Christiansen (eds.), Towards New Developmentalism: Market as Means rather than Master, Routledge, Abingdon

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How to ‘do’ a Developmental State: Political, Organisational, and Human Resource Requirements for the Developmental State

How to ‘do’ a developmental state. Political, Organizational, and Human Resource Requirements for the Developmental State in O. Edigheji (ed.), Constructing a Democratic Developmental State in South Africa – Potentials and Challenges, Human Science Research Council Press, Cape Town

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Industrial Policy: Can we go beyond an unproductive confrontation? – paper presented at the Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics

Industrial Policy: Can we go beyond an unproductive confrontation? A Plenary Paper for ABCDE (Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics), Seoul, South Korea, 22-4, Revised: 30 September 2009

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The Microfinance Illusion

The Microfinance Illusion with M. Bateman, mimeo, University of Juraj Dobrila Pula, Croatia, and University of Cambridge, UK

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Economic History of the Developed World: Lessons for Africa – a speech for the Eminent Speakers Programme of the African Development Bank

Economic History of the Developed World: Lessons for Africa

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A debate between Justin Lin and Ha-Joon Chang on Industrial Policy

Should industrial policy in developing countries conform to comparative advantage or defy it? Development Policy Review vol. 27, no. 5

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