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Centre for the Study of African Economies

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Works: 390 works in 663 publications in 1 language and 1,955 library holdings
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Classifications: HC800.A1, 338.96
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Working paper series by Centre for the Study of African Economies( Computer File )
in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
African economies in transition by Centre for the Study of African Economies( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Research summary by Centre for the Study of African Economies( serial )
in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Assets at marriage in rural Ethiopia by Marcel Fafchamps( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
This paper examines the determinants of assets at marriage in rural Ethiopia. We find ample evidence of assortative matching at marriage. Assets brought to marriage are distributed in a highly unequal manner. Sorting operates at a variety of levels - wealth, schooling, and work experience - that cannot be summarised into a single additive index. For first unions, assets brought to marriage are positively associated with parents' wealth, indicating that a bequest motive affects assets at marriage. Unlike most brides, grooms appear to accumulate individual assets over time and over marriages. Parents act strategically in the sense that they bequeath more assets at marriage if this results in a better prospective spouse. The marriage market is a major conduit for rural and gender inequality
Journal of African economies by Centre for the Study of African Economies( file )
in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Contains full text of articles, 1999- ; tables of contents and abstracts only, <1996>-1998
Explaining economic performance by Paul Collier( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Poverty, inequality and environmental resources : quantitative analysis of rural households by William Cavendish( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Rural households have been suspected to rely heavily on goods and services freely provided by environmental resources. However, there has been no adequate quantitative analysis of this issue due to a lack of appropriate household data sets encompassing economic and environmental data. We use a purpose-collected 213 household data set from rural Zimbabwe to investigate the impact of incorporating this missing source of household welfare on quantitative analysis of the measurement and causes of rural poverty and inequality--Abstract
Why can Mauritius export manufactures and Ghana not? by Francis Teal( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Control and ownership of assets within rural Ethiopian households by Marcel Fafchamps( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
This paper investigates how the control and devolution of productive assets are allocated among husband and wife. Theory predicts that bargaining power within marriage depends on the division of assets upon divorce (exit option) and on control over assets during marriage (non-cooperative marriage). In empirical applications, bargaining power is typically proxied by variables such as dowry payments, assets brought to marriage, and ownership of assets within marriage. Using detailed household date from rural Ethiopia, we show that assets brought to marriage, ownership of assets, control within marriage, and disposition upon death or divorce are only partly related. In rural Ethiopia, control over productive resources is centralised into the hands of the household head, be it a man or a woman, irrespective of ownership at or after marriage. Disposition upon death or divorce only loosely depends on individual ownership during marriage but control over assets is associated with larger claims over these assets upon divorce, a finding consistent with the presence of incentive problems. We also find that assets brought into marriabe have little impact on disposition upon death, but matter in case of divorce
Credit constraints in manufacturing enterprises in Africa by Arne Bigsten( Book )
6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
We investigate the question whether firms in the manufacturing sector in Africa are credit constrained. The fact that few firms obtain credit is not sufficient to prove constraints, since certain firms may not have a demand for credit while others may be refused credit as part of profit maximising behaviour by banks. To investigate this question, we use direct evidence on whether firms had a demand of credit and whether their demand was satisfied in the formal credit market, based on panel data on firms in the manufacturing sector from six African countries. More than half the firms in the sample had no demand for credit. Of those firms with a demand for credit, only a quarter obtained a formal sector loan. In line with expectations, our analysis suggests that banks allocate credit on the basis of expected profits. However, controlling for credit demand, outstanding debt is positively related with obtaining further lending while micro or small firms are less likely to get a loan than large firms. The latter effect is strong and present in the regression, despite including several variables typically referred to as explaining why small or 'informal' firms do not get credit. The role of outstanding debt is likely to be a reflection of inefficiency in credit markets, while the fact that size matters is consistent with a bias as well, although we cannot totally exclude that they reflect transactions costs on the part of banks. Finally, we could not detect any differences between countries in the effects of these factors in the credit allocation rule, although financial deepening is found to explain most of the country-specific fixed effects, shifting the probability of obtaining credit across the firm distribution
Are searching and non-searching unemployment distinct states when unemployment is high? : the case of South Africa by Geeta Kingdon( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Broadly and narrowly measured unemployment rates differ very markedly in certain countries, and the measure chosen to be the 'official' unemployment rate affects perceptions about the extent of the problem. The appropriate measure of the unemployment rate depends on whether jobless persons who say they want work but who are not actively searching should be regarded as part of the labour force. This paper examines whether the non-searching-unemployed state is distinct from the searching-unemployed state in a developing country - South Africa - where the broad unemployment rate and the gap between the broad and narrow rates are both very high. It asks whether lack of job-search among jobless persons claiming to want work is an outcome of tastes or of constraints. It finds evidence in support of adopting the broad definition
The effects of education on farmer productivity in rural Ethiopia by Sharada Weir( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Intergenerational transfers of human capital : evidence on two types of education externalities by Sharada Weir( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Low enrolment and educational wastage are serious problems in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in rural areas of Ethiopia where participation in formal education is extremely poor. An aspect of both problems is late entry to primary school, which has dire consequences for educational attainment, most notably for girls. This paper provides evidence on the extent of low enrolment and late entry for a sample of rural households and examines the determinants of each. In particular, the importance of parental and neighbourhood education are considered. We find that the education of both parents is important to enrolment and starting time. Furthermore, education of women in the neighbourhood increases the probability of enrolment. This suggests that there are two types of external benefit of schooling in terms of intergenerational transfers of human capital. Given the large gender bias in enrolments in rural Ethiopia, these findings have important implications for educational policy
Demobilisation, land and household livelihoods : lessons from Ethiopia by Daniel Ayalew( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
With the overthrow of the Derg in 1991, some 500,000 ex-soldiers needed to be demobilized and reintegrated back into their communities. Successfully integrating such a large number of ex-soldiers is clearly important to social stability. While carefully targeted assistance is necessary, conditions in the rural and urban economies at the time of demobilization are also critical to ex-soldiers and the reconstruction of their livelihoods. This paper therefore pays close attention to land tenure and to the urban labour market, and their implications for reintegrating ex-soldiers back into the community. Data from four recent household surveys are used for this purpose. On the basis of the data analysis, the paper concludes that the demobilization and reintegration programmes achieved some success. Ex-soldiers returning to their rural communities did not, by and large, face major problems in gaining access to land. State ownership of land facilitated the reintegration process. However, lack of a land market does pose problems, and tensions over land may increase. Ex-soldiers have below average holdings of livestock (a key asset for rural livelihoods) reflecting difficulties in livestock provision in the reintegration programme. Moreover, ex-soldiers who entered the urban economy encountered a tough labour market and many became unemployed. In summary, young people have few livelihood opportunities in either rural or urban Ethiopia, a situation that must be remedied if social conflict is to be avoided and poverty reduced
Inflation and output forecasting for South Africa : monetary transmission implications by Janine Aron( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Income risk, coping strategies and safety nets by Stefan Dercon( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Is the Franc Zone an optimal currency area? by David Fielding( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
In this paper we modify the method of Blanchard and Quah (1989) in order to estimate a structural VAR model appropriate for a small open economy. In this way we identify shocks to output and prices in the members of the two monetary unions that make up the African CFA Franc Zone. The costs of monetary union membership will depend on the extent to which price and output shocks are correlated across countries, and the degree of similarity in the long run effects of the shocks on the macro-economy. The policy conclusions depend on the relative importance of different macroeconomic variables to policymakers, and the speed with which a policymaker is able to respond to a shock
Are cash budgets a cure for excess fiscal deficits : (and at what cost)? by David Stasavage( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Aid dependence reconsidered by Jean-Paul Azam( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
When foreign aid undermines institutions, countries can become aid-dependent, even if donors and recipients have the best intentions
Investment and risk in Africa ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
 
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Centre for the Study of African Economies (Oxford)
CSAE
CSAE Abkuerzung
Economic and Social Research Council (Great Britain). Centre for the Study of African Economies
ESRC Centre for the Study of African Economies
St. Antony's College (University of Oxford). Centre for the Study of African Economies
University Centre for the Study of African Economies
University Department of Economics Centre for the Study of African Economics
University of Oxford. Centre for the study of African economies
University of Oxford. Institute of Economics and Statistics. Centre for the Study of African Economies
University Oxford Centre for the Study of African Economics
University Oxford Centre for the Study of African Economies
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