Jul 2017
Author(s): Pasha, Sukrishnalall; Wenner, Mark D.; Clarke, Dillon
Guyana is a country with abundant mineral wealth. Extractive industries, along with agriculture, drive the economy. Mining poses several inherent challenges due to its negative impact on the…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Uyarra, Elvira; Moñux, Diego; Li, Yanchao; Esteban, Adrián; Rigby, John; Ospina, María José; Edler, Jakob
Public procurement accounts for a significant proportion of overall demand for goods and services. Thus, it could be a useful tool for fostering innovation and economic growth. While interest in the…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Diwan, Ishac; Keefer, Philip; Schiffbauer, Marc
Using a large, original database of 385 politically connected firms under the Mubarak regime in Egypt, we document for the first time the negative impact of cronyism on economic growth. In the early…
Jun 2008
Author(s): Vega, Henry
Exporting fresh flowers is one of very few successful efforts by producers in low-income countries to compete in international markets of high-value agricultural goods. While this success results…