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AbstractMalawi's weak economic performance during the 1980s occurred in part due to the failure to reform agricultural pricing policies. An econometric model shows that the continuation of high levels of taxation on smallholder exports slowed the growth of the economy and hurt the poor. While a...
AbstractThis paper provides an overview of the new National Housing Policy (NHP) adopted in Nigeria in 1992. The language of the new policy approach promotes the private sector as the chief means to address the severe shortages and high costs of shelter. However, it appears that many of the key...
AbstractThis paper presents a model designed to study wage determination and strike activity in an economic and institutional environment different from those analysed in the strike literature. This model embodies the hypotheses that wages and prices are jointly determined, and that incomes...
AbstractThe results of this paper show that higher premiums have deleterious effects on official exports and tax revenue from foreign trade, also as expected a high premium tends to accelerate capital flight. The results of the paper also show that there exists weak evidence that controlling...
AbstractThe effects of economy-wide distortions on economic performance have received close attention in the empirical literature for developing countries. This paper extends the analysis to investigate the effects of these distortions on aggregate trade in Sub-Saharan Africa. Using pooled...
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