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Workplace:Nationalekonomiska institutionen (Department of Economics), Handelshögskolan (School of Business, Economics and Law), Göteborgs Universitet (University of Gothenburg), (more information at EDIRC)

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Working Papers

2014

  1. Clientelism and ethnic divisions
    Working Papers in Economics, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics Downloads
  2. Dimensions of African inequality
    Working Paper Series, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) Downloads

2012

  1. Enterprise Agglomeration, Output Prices, and Physical Productivity: Firm-Level Evidence from Ethiopia
    Working Paper Series, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) Downloads View citations (1)
  2. International Coordination and the Effectiveness of Aid
    Working Paper Series, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) Downloads View citations (2)

2011

  1. Fiscal capacity and government accountability in sub-Saharan Africa
    Working Papers in Economics, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (2)
  2. Institution building with limited resources: Establishing a supreme audit institution in Rwanda
    Working Papers in Economics, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics Downloads
    See also Journal Article in World Development (2012)

2010

  1. Growth, Income Distribution, and Poverty: A Review
    Working Papers, eSocialSciences Downloads
    Also in Working Papers in Economics, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics (2000) Downloads View citations (8)
    Working Paper Series, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) (2001) Downloads View citations (2)
  2. Wage Effects of Labor Migration with International Capital Mobility
    Working Papers in Economics, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics Downloads
    See also Journal Article in The World Economy (2013)

2009

  1. Gradual Trade Liberalization and Firm Performance in Ethiopia
    CSAE Working Paper Series, Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford Downloads View citations (2)
  2. Renewed Growth and Poverty Reduction in Zambia
    Working Papers in Economics, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics Downloads

2008

  1. Firm Productivity and Exports: Evidence from Ethiopian manufacturing
    Working Papers in Economics, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics Downloads
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Development Studies (2009)
  2. Offshoring and Occupational Wages: Some empirical evidence
    Working Papers in Economics, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics Downloads
    See also Journal Article in The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development (2012)
  3. Smallholder Income Diversification in Zambia: The Way Out of Poverty?
    Food Security Collaborative Policy Briefs, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics Downloads View citations (3)
    Also in Food Security Collaborative Working Papers, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (2008) Downloads View citations (1)
  4. The persistence of urban poverty in Ethiopia: A tale of two measurements
    Working Papers in Economics, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Journal Article in Applied Economics Letters (2011)

2007

  1. Mobility and earnings in Ethiopia's urban labor markets, 1994-2004
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (9)

2006

  1. Aid and Economic Development in Africa
    Working Papers in Economics, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Can China’s Growth be Sustained? A Productivity Perspective
    Working Papers in Economics, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Journal Article in World Development (2009)
  3. Donor coordination and the uses of aid
    Working Papers in Economics, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (4)

2005

  1. Can Africa Reduce Poverty by Half by 2015? The Case for a Pro-Poor Growth Strategy
    Working Papers in Economics, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics Downloads
  2. What have we learned from a decade of manufacturing enterprise surveys in Africa ?
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (20)
    See also Journal Article in World Bank Research Observer (2006)

2004

  1. Can Japan Make a Comeback?
    Working Papers in Economics, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Journal Article in The World Economy (2005)
  2. Do African manufacturing firms learn from exporting?
    Development and Comp Systems, EconWPA Downloads View citations (56)
    Also in CSAE Working Paper Series, Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford (2002) Downloads View citations (16)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Development Studies (2004)
  3. Dynamics of Poverty in Ethiopia
    Working Paper Series, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) Downloads View citations (2)
  4. Kenya’s Development Path and Factor Prices 1964-2000
    Working Papers in Economics, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics Downloads
  5. Prospects for 'Pro-Poor' Growth in Africa
    Working Paper Series, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) Downloads View citations (8)
  6. Trade Reform and Wage Inequality in Kenya, 1964-2000
    Working Papers in Economics, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics Downloads

2003

  1. Globalisation and the Asia-Pacific Revival
    Working Papers in Economics, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics Downloads
  2. Risk Sharing in Labour Markets
    Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers, Tinbergen Institute Downloads View citations (8)
    See also Journal Article in World Bank Economic Review (2003)

2002

  1. Growth and Poverty Reduction in Ethiopia: Evidence from Household Panel Surveys
    Working Papers in Economics, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (17)
    See also Journal Article in World Development (2003)
  2. Is Globalisation Good for Africa?
    Working Papers in Economics, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (1)

2001

  1. Debt Relief and Growth: A study of Zambia and Tanzania
    Working Paper Series, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) Downloads View citations (8)
  2. Relevance of the Nordic Model for African Development
    Working Paper Series, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) Downloads View citations (2)
  3. Trade Union Membership and Earnings in Kenyan Manufacturing Firms
    Working Papers in Economics, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (3)
    See also Journal Article in Applied Economics (2005)

2000

  1. Credit constraints in manufacturing enterprises in Africa
    CSAE Working Paper Series, Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford Downloads View citations (21)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of African Economies (2003)
  2. Efficiency, Technical Progress, and Best Practice in Chinese State Enterprises (1980-1994)
    Working Papers in Economics, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (5)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Comparative Economics (2003)
  3. Exports and Firm-Level Efficiency in African Manufacturing
    Working Papers, Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Montreal- View citations (11)
    Also in CSAE Working Paper Series, Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford (2000) Downloads View citations (16)
  4. Informality, Ethnicity and Productivity: Evidence from Small Manufacturers in Kenya
    Working Papers in Economics, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (4)
  5. The Political Economy of Policy Failure in Zambia
    Working Papers in Economics, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (7)

1999

  1. Adjustment Costs, Irreversibility, and Investment Patterns in African Manufacturing
    IMF Working Papers, International Monetary Fund Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Contract Flexibility and Dispute Resolution in African Manufacturing
    CSAE Working Paper Series, Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford Downloads View citations (15)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Development Studies (2000)
  3. Educational expansion and economic decline: returns to education in Kenya, 1978-1995
    CSAE Working Paper Series, Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford Downloads View citations (2)

1998

  1. Can Aid Generate Growth in Africa?
    Working Papers in Economics, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics Downloads
  2. Contract flexibility and conflict resolution: Evidence from African manufacturing
    CSAE Working Paper Series, Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford Downloads View citations (6)
  3. Rates of return on physical and human capital in Africa's manufacturing sector
    CSAE Working Paper Series, Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford Downloads View citations (26)
    See also Journal Article in Economic Development and Cultural Change (2000)

1997

  1. Investment in Africa's manufacturing sector: A four country panel data analysis
    CSAE Working Paper Series, Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford Downloads View citations (16)
    See also Journal Article in Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics (1999)

1996

  1. Used Clothes As Development Aid: The political economy of rags
    Working Papers in Economics, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics Downloads

Journal Articles

2013

  1. Fiscal Capacity and the Quality of Government in Sub-Saharan Africa
    World Development, 2013, 45, (C), 92-107 Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Labor Market Integration in Urban Ethiopia, 1994–2004
    Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2013, 61, (4), 889 - 931 Downloads
  3. Wage Effects of Labour Migration with International Capital Mobility
    The World Economy, 2013, 36, (1), 31-47 Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Working Paper (2010)

2012

  1. Institution Building with Limited Resources: Establishing a Supreme Audit Institution in Rwanda
    World Development, 2012, 40, (9), 1870-1881 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2011)
  2. Offshoring and occupational wages: Some empirical evidence
    The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, 2012, 21, (2), 253-269 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2008)

2011

  1. Industrial Strategies for Economic Recovery and Long-term Growth in Africa
    African Development Review, 2011, 23, (2), 161-171 View citations (1)
  2. Smallholder Diversification and Income Growth in Zambia
    Journal of African Economies, 2011, 20, (5), 781-822 Downloads View citations (2)
  3. The persistence of urban poverty in Ethiopia: a tale of two measurements
    Applied Economics Letters, 2011, 18, (9), 835-839 Downloads View citations (5)
    See also Working Paper (2008)

2009

  1. Can China's Growth be Sustained? A Productivity Perspective
    World Development, 2009, 37, (4), 874-888 Downloads View citations (13)
    See also Working Paper (2006)
  2. Firm Productivity and Exports: Evidence from Ethiopian Manufacturing
    Journal of Development Studies, 2009, 45, (10), 1594-1614 Downloads View citations (10)
    See also Working Paper (2008)
  3. Potential output in a rapidly developing economy: the case of China and a comparison with the United States and the European Union
    Review, 2009, (Jul), 317-342 Downloads View citations (1)

2008

  1. Factor Proportions, Openness and Factor Prices in Kenya 1965-2000
    Journal of Development Studies, 2008, 44, (2), 289-310 Downloads
  2. Poverty Transition and Persistence in Ethiopia: 1994-2004
    World Development, 2008, 36, (9), 1559-1584 Downloads View citations (18)

2007

  1. Can Africa Reduce Poverty by Half by 2015?
    Development Policy Review, 2007, 25, (2), 147-166 Downloads View citations (12)
  2. Can China Learn from Sweden?
    World Economics, 2007, 8, (2), 17-40 Downloads
  3. Response to Simmonds and Steffen
    World Economics, 2007, 8, (2), 143-151 Downloads
  4. The Small, the Young, and the Productive: Determinants of Manufacturing Firm Growth in Ethiopia
    Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2007, 55, 813-840 Downloads View citations (26)

2006

  1. Coordination et utilisations des aides
    Revue d’économie du développement, 2006, 20, (2), 77-103 Downloads
  2. Openness and wage inequality in Kenya, 1964-2000
    World Development, 2006, 34, (3), 465-480 Downloads View citations (3)
  3. What Have We Learned from a Decade of Manufacturing Enterprise Surveys in Africa?
    World Bank Research Observer, 2006, 21, (2), 241-265 View citations (32)
    See also Working Paper (2005)

2005

  1. Adjustment Costs and Irreversibility as Determinants of Investment: Evidence from African Manufacturing
    The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 2005, 4, (1), 1-29 Downloads View citations (10)
  2. Can Japan Make a Comeback?
    The World Economy, 2005, 28, (4), 595-606 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2004)
  3. Trade union membership and earnings in Kenyan manufacturing firms
    Applied Economics, 2005, 37, (15), 1693-1704 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2001)

2004

  1. Beyond the Ivory Tower
    World Economics, 2004, 5, (1), 67-114 Downloads
  2. Do African Manufacturing Firms Learn from Exporting?
    Journal of Development Studies, 2004, 40, (3), 115-141 Downloads View citations (57)
    See also Working Paper (2004)
  3. Globalisation and the Asia–Pacific Revival
    World Economics, 2004, 5, (2), 33-55 Downloads
  4. Part 1: Growth and Poverty in Africa -- Growth and Poverty in Africa: An Overview
    Journal of African Economies, 2004, 13, (1), i1-i15
  5. What to Do with the Informal Sector?
    Development Policy Review, 2004, 22, (6), 701-715 Downloads View citations (14)

2003

  1. Credit Constraints in Manufacturing Enterprises in Africa
    Journal of African Economies, 2003, 12, (1), 104-125 View citations (48)
    See also Working Paper (2000)
  2. Efficiency, technical progress, and best practice in Chinese state enterprises (1980-1994)
    Journal of Comparative Economics, 2003, 31, (1), 134-152 Downloads View citations (11)
    See also Working Paper (2000)
  3. Globalisation and Policy Effects in Africa
    The World Economy, 2003, 26, (8), 1119-1136 Downloads View citations (3)
  4. Growth and Poverty Reduction in Ethiopia: Evidence from Household Panel Surveys
    World Development, 2003, 31, (1), 87-106 Downloads View citations (30)
    See also Working Paper (2002)
  5. Risk Sharing in Labor Markets
    World Bank Economic Review, 2003, 17, (3), 349-366 View citations (9)
    See also Working Paper (2003)

2002

  1. Can Africa Catch Up?
    World Economics, 2002, 3, (2), 17-33 Downloads

2001

  1. Global Income Inequality
    World Economics, 2001, 2, (3), 87-108 Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Policy-Making in Resource-Rich Countries
    World Economics, 2001, 2, (3), 139-153 Downloads View citations (1)

2000

  1. Contract flexibility and dispute resolution in African manufacturing
    Journal of Development Studies, 2000, 36, (4), 1-37 Downloads View citations (30)
    See also Working Paper (1999)
  2. Rates of Return on Physical and Human Capital in Africa's Manufacturing Sector
    Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2000, 48, (4), 801-27 View citations (19)
    See also Working Paper (1998)

1999

  1. Exports of African manufactures: macro policy and firm behaviour
    The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, 1999, 8, (1), 53-71 Downloads View citations (11)
  2. Investment in Africa's Manufacturing Sector: A Four Country Panel Data Analysis
    Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 1999, 61, (4), 489-512 Downloads View citations (14)
    See also Working Paper (1997)
  3. The Anatomy of Income Distribution in Urban Ethiopia
    African Development Review, 1999, 11, (1), 1-30

1998

  1. Ownership Structure and Determinants of Technical Efficiency: An Application of Data Envelopment Analysis to Chinese Enterprises (1986-1990)
    Journal of Comparative Economics, 1998, 26, (3), 465-484 Downloads View citations (9)

1997

  1. Book reviews
    Journal of Development Studies, 1997, 33, (6), 874-892 Downloads View citations (3)

1996

  1. Growth and Rent Dissipation: The Case of Kenya
    Journal of African Economies, 1996, 5, (2), 177-98 View citations (16)
  2. The Circular Migration of Smallholders in Kenya
    Journal of African Economies, 1996, 5, (1), 1-20 View citations (6)

1995

  1. Rural sector responses to economic crisis in Uganda
    Journal of International Development, 1995, 7, (2), 181-209 View citations (4)

1992

  1. Adaptation and distress in the urban economy: A study of Kampala households
    World Development, 1992, 20, (10), 1423-1441 Downloads View citations (9)
  2. Peasants and governments: An economic analysis: David Bevan, Paul Collier, Jan Willem Gunning, Arne Bigsten and Paul Horsnell, (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1989) pp. 349
    Journal of Development Economics, 1992, 38, (1), 267-268 Downloads

1989

  1. Working Hours and Productivity in Swedish Manufacturing
    Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 1989, 91, (3), 613-19 View citations (9)

1988

  1. A note on the modelling of circular smallholder migration
    Economics Letters, 1988, 28, (1), 87-91 Downloads View citations (4)

1987

  1. Peasant supply response in rationed economies
    World Development, 1987, 15, (4), 431-439 Downloads View citations (3)

1986

  1. Welfare and economic growth in Kenya, 1914-76
    World Development, 1986, 14, (9), 1151-1160 Downloads View citations (4)

1985

  1. Education and income determination in Kenya: Arne Bigsten, (Gower Hampshire, 1984) pp. vii + 156, $27.50
    Journal of Development Economics, 1985, 18, (2-3), 600-603 Downloads

1984

  1. Income distribution and development: Theory, evidence, and policy: Arne Bigsten, (Heinemann, London, 1983) pp. viii + 192
    Journal of Development Economics, 1984, 16, (1-2), 222-226 Downloads

1981

  1. A Model of Educational Expansion and Labour Market Adjustment Applied to Kenya
    Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 1981, 43, (1), 31-49
  2. A note on the estimation of interregional input-output coefficients
    Regional Science and Urban Economics, 1981, 11, (1), 149-153 Downloads
 
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