Economic Affairs

Recent Scholarly Publications

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The Competitive Advantage of Taiwan

December 1997

Reprint from Journal of Far Eastern Business originally printed Autumn, 1994.

Political Liberalism Abroad

January 2007

This paper was discussed at the Global Justice workshop on January 19, 2007.Excerpt from pages 2 through 3 of Michael Blake's "Political Liberalism Abroad": Whereas Rawls himself emphasizes...

Applying the Odious Debts Doctrine while Preserving Legitimate Lending

June 2006

This paper was discussed at the Global Justice workshop on November 3, 2006.

Evaluating Yeltsin and his Revolution

December 2002

Russia's first decade after the collapse of the Soviet Union has been simultaneously tumultuous and transformative.

Transformative Engagement Through Law: The <i>Acquis Communautaire</i> as an Instrument of EU External Influence

December 2007

The inquiry into the economics, political and legal reasons for third countries to align, or refrain from aligning, their domestic rules, institutions and policies with the acquis communautaire,...

AIDS, Reversal of the Demographic Transition and Economic Development: Evidence from Africa

September 2005

This paper presents empirical evidence on a specific mechanism through which demographic transition affects economic growth.

Market Design: The Policy Uses of Theory

May 2003

(paper excerpt)The use of theory to justify uniform pricing for government-debt auctions has been criticized.

Courts and Relational Contracts

April 2002

Post-communist countries offer new evidence on the relative importance of courts and relationships in enforcing contracts.

Interfirm Relationships and Informal Credit in Vietnam

November 1999

Trading relations in Vietnam's emerging private sector are shaped by two market frictions: the difficulty of locating trading partners and the absence of legal enforcement of contracts.

Fractionalization

December 2003

We provide new measures of ethnic, linguistic and religious fractionalization for about 190 countries.

Capital-Account Liberalization, the Cost of Capital, and Economic Growth

May 2003

Capital-account liberalization was once seen as an inevitable step along the path to economic development for poor countries.

Dams and Development: Transnational Struggles For Water and Power

August 2004

Big dams built for irrigation, power, water supply, and other purposes were among the most potent symbols of economic development for much of the twentieth century.

After the Collapse of Communism: Comparative Lessons of Transition

September 2004

This collection of essays is the result of a conference convened at Princeton University marking the ten year anniversary of the collapse of the Soviet Union.

World-Wide Expansion of Higher Education in the Twentieth Century, The

December 2005

The authors examine the global expansion of higher educational enrollments over the 20th century. Rates of growth accelerated in virtually all countries after 1960.

Diseases And Development

September 2005

This paper examines two related questions: what effects do infectious diseases exert on growth and development, and are they quantitatively important?

Is More Better? Evaluating External-Led State Building After 1989

April 2006

External-led state building is at the forefront of international security governance; it has been called "a growth industry"; and it is, against the backdrop of the US-led intervention in Iraq,...

Can Development Aid Contribute to Social Cohesion after Civil War? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Post-Conflict Liberia

May 2009

Civil war is very common in the developing world, with harmful welfare effects when it occurs.

Beyond Corporate Codes of Conduct: Work Organization and Labor Standards in Two Mexican Garment Factories

August 2006

This paper was discussed at the Global Justice workshop on October 20, 2006.Abstract of Richard Locke's "Beyond Corporate Codes of Conduct: Work Organization and Labor Standards in Two Mexican...

Democracy After Communism

December 2002

The last quarter of the twentieth century was marked by two dramatic political trends that altered many of the world's regimes: the global resurgence of democracy and the collapse of communism.

Capital Account Liberalization, the Cost of Capital, and Economic Growth

January 2007

Capital account liberalization was once seen as an inevitable step along the path to economic development for poor countries.

A Win-Win U.S. Strategy for Dealing with Iran

December 2006

In an article written for the current issue of the Washington Quarterly by Larry Diamond, Michael McFaull and Abbas Milani, suggests that the U.S.

Empowering the Poor: What Does Democracy Have to Do with It?

April 2005

Poverty reduction on a large scale depends on empowering those who are most motivated to move out of poverty - poor people themselves.

Building a World of Liberal Democracies

December 2001

Since the disintegration of the Soviet Union, questions have arisen as to which course the United States should sail in the new international order.

Consolidating the Third Wave Democracies

December 1997

The global trend that Samuel P. Huntington has dubbed the "third wave" of democratization has seen more than 60 countries experience democratic transitions since 1974.

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jerry kaplan headshot 7 Jerry Kaplan Adjunct Lecturer, CDDRL, Research Affiliate, CDDRL
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