Do Prices Determine Vertical Integration? Evidence from Trade Policy

Laura Alfaro, Paola Conconi, Harald Fadinger, Andrew Newman, 28 October 2012

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Topics: Industrial organisation
Tags: industrial organisation, property rights, vertical integration

Women's Inheritance: Evidence from India

Klaus Deininger, Aparajita Goyal, Hari Nagarajan, 3 December 2010

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Policymakers should aim to improve women’s position relative to men’s – not only is it fairer, but it is also more efficient, according to those in favour such initiatives (see for example Duflo 2003).

Topics: Development, Labour markets, Poverty and income inequality
Tags: gender inequality, India, property rights

Reforming property rights

Tim Besley, Maitreesh Ghatak, 22 April 2009

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Whether they thought private property was a sine qua non of a free society or organised theft, classical economists, from Adam Smith (1776) to Karl Marx (1891), accorded a central position to the role of property rights or the “relations of production” in the process of economic development.

Topics: Development
Tags: Hernando de Soto, property rights

Expropriations of foreign-owned oil assets more likely with high oil prices and weak political institutions

Sergei Guriev, Konstantin Sonin, Anton Kolotilin, 25 March 2008

In recent years we have witnessed a phenomenon that has not been observed since the 1970s: the forced nationalization of major, foreign-owned oil assets in Venezuela, Bolivia, Russia and Kazakhstan. Due to economies of scale and better human capital, multinational oil companies have been more efficient and expropriations often give rise to losses of output and national income.

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Topics: Energy
Tags: nationalization, oil industry, property rights

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