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Tarp, Finn 1951-

Overview
Works: 259 works in 572 publications in 1 language and 8,433 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies 
Roles: Editor, Author, Redactor
Classifications: HC800, 338.96
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Most widely held works by Finn Tarp
Stabilization and structural adjustment : macroeconomic frameworks for analysing the crisis in sub-Saharan Africa by Finn Tarp( )

27 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 1,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The past decade has been disastrous for Africa. Different solutions have been proposed for this crisis, but the stabilization and structural adjustment packages of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund have had the greatest influence. Characteristically these packages are designed to diminish the role of the state and enhance that of the market but a whole range of strategies have been pursued to achieve these ends. On different occasions demand or supply side measures have been favoured and policies have been adopted with a view to the short, middle or long term. Given that much of the literature in this area is descriptive and orientated around case studies it is difficult to disentangle the key features of the debate. Stabilization and Structural Adjustment offers clarification by looking beyond individual programmes to assess the relevance of the macroeconomic theory and models that underlie them
Africa's lions : growth traps and opportunities for six African economies by Haroon Bhorat( )

14 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Africa's Lions examines the economic growth experiences of six fast growing and/or economically dominant African countries. Expert African researchers offer unique perspectives into the challenges and issues in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, and South Africa. Despite a growing body of research on African economies, very little has focused on the relationship between economic growth and employment outcomes at the detailed country level. A lack of empirical data has deprived policymakers of a robust evidence base on which to make informed decisions. By harnessing country-level household, firm, and national accounts data together with existing analytical country research--the authors have attempted to bridge this gap. The growth of the global working-age population to 2030 will be driven primarily by Africa, which means that the relationship between growth and employment should be understood within the context of each country's projected demographic challenge and the associated implications for employment growth. A better understanding of the structure of each country's workforce and the resulting implications for human capital development, the vulnerably employed, and the working poor, will be critical to informing the development policy agenda. As a group, the six countries profiled in Africa's Lions will largely shape the continent's future. Each country chapter focuses on the complex interactions between economic growth and employment outcomes, within the individual Africa's Lions context."--Amazon.com
From monobank to commercial banking : financial sector reforms in Vietnam, 1988-2003 by Jens Kovsted( )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study analyses the difficulties and problems encountered in transforming the Vietnamese financial sector from one subordinate to government objectives, and goals to an autonomous sector guided by market forces and competitive pressures. Here, the history of financial sector liberalization is traced and close attention paid to the activities and autonomy of the State Bank of Vietnam, the institution responsible for the supervision and regulation of the financial sector in Vietnam. Overall, the authors argue that ensuring a timely, fair and transparent supervision and regulation of the financial sector is of central importance to financial sector development and stability."--Jacket
Made in Africa : learning to compete in industry by Carol Newman( )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book outlines an industrialization strategy to help Africa compete in global markets. It draws on case studies and qualitative research from Africa to understand what drives firm-level productivity in low-income countries. The results show that while traditional concerns such as infrastructure, skills, and the regulatory environment are important, they alone will not be sufficient for Africa to industrialize. The book also addresses how industrialization strategies will need to adapt to the region's growing resource abundance
Foreign aid and development : lessons learnt and directions for the future by Finn Tarp( Book )

24 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aid has worked in the past but can be made to work better in the future. This book offers important new research and will appeal to those working in economics, politics and development studies as well as to governmental and aid professionals." http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0650/00020816-d.html
Debt relief for poor countries by Tony Addison( Book )

15 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a massive international campaign to highlight the impact of foreign debt, the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) initiative is underway. But can it meet its expectations and make sure the debt relief benefits the poorest people? This text examines these issues, and address many other related factors
Growth and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa by World Institute for Development Economics Research( )

12 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book holds the essential country-level harvest of this large, multi-country, multi-discipline research project brought to the reader in a condensed form together with a comprehensive synthesis to explore the depths of the unfolding story of the growth-poverty nexus in SSA and to absorb the policy implications."
Measuring poverty and wellbeing in developing countries by Channing Arndt( Book )

14 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book focuses on two domains: the measurement of absolute consumption poverty and a first-order dominance approach to multidimensional welfare analysis. In each domain, it provides a series of computer codes designed to facilitate analysis by allowing the analyst to start from a flexible and known base. The volume covers the theoretical grounding for the code streams provided, a chapter on 'estimation in practice', and a series of 11 case studies where the code streams are operationalized, as well as a synthesis, an extension to inequality, and a look forward."--Page 4 of cover
The South African economy : macroeconomic prospects for the medium term by Finn Tarp( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although the scenarios produced may seem specific to South Africa, the methodology outlined is just as applicable to the policy-making process elsewhere. The IMF's Financial Programming and the World Bank's Revised Minimum Standard Model were central to many macroeconomic management studies of the 1980s, which focused on stabilization and structural adjustment. This study shows for the first time how they can be quantitatively applied and illustrates their strengths and weaknesses
Manufacturing transformation : comparative studies of industrial development in Africa and emerging Asia by Carol Newman( )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While it is possible for economies to grow based on abundant land or natural resources, more often structural change-the shift of resources from low-productivity to high-productivity sectors-is the key driver of economic growth. Structural transformation is vital for Africa. The region's much-lauded growth turnaround since 1995 has been the result of making fewer economic policy mistakes, robust commodity prices, and new discoveries of natural resources. At the same time, Africa's economic structure has changed very little. Primary commodities and natural resources still account for the bulk of the region's exports. Industry is most often the leading driver of structural transformation. Africa's experience with industrialization over the past thirty years has been disappointing. In 2010, sub-Saharan Africa's average share of manufacturing value added in GDP was ten per cent, unchanged from the 1970s. Actually, the share of medium- and high-tech goods in manufacturing production has been falling since the mid-1990s. Per capita manufactured exports are less than ten per cent of the developing country average. Consequently, Africa's industrial transformation has yet to take place
Growth, structural transformation, and rural change in Viet Nam : a rising dragon on the move by Finn Tarp( )

10 editions published in 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Many developing countries--Viet Nam included--continue to struggle to raise incomes per capita. A common feature of the growth and development process is a fundamental change in the pattern of economic activity, as households reallocate labour from traditional agriculture to more productive forms of agriculture and modern industrial and service sectors. Broad structural transformation and widespread poverty reduction is the combined result of these large-scale shifts in work and labour allocation when they realise desired development goals. The roots of this volume grow from when the first pilot Viet Nam Access to Resources Household Survey (VARHS) was carried out in 2002. 00The success of this inspired the Central Institute of Economic Management (CIEM) in Hanoi, the Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development (CAP-IPSARD), the Institute of Labour Science and Social Affairs (ILSSA), and the Development Economics Research Group (DERG) of the University of Copenhagen, together with Danida and later on UNU-WIDER, to plan and carry out a more ambitious VARHS from 2006, increasing coverage and representativeness to more than 2,150 families and 12 provinces across the various regions of Viet Nam. The VARHS covering these very same households had by 2014 been carried out five times, i.e. every two years. It is on this high quality panel data foundation and almost 15 years of study and policy work using the VARHS data the present volume builds, in its effort to bring out the essential rural micro-economic characteristics and insights of a dynamic South-East Asian economy in transition from a centrally planned towards a more market based economy."--
The practice of industrial policy : government-business coordination in Africa and East Asia by John Page( )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Much of the information relevant to policy formulation for industrial development is held by the private sector, not by public officials. There is therefore fairly broad agreement in the development literature that some form of structured engagement - often referred to as close or strategic coordination - between the public and private sectors is needed, both to assist in the design of appropriate policies and to provide feedback on their implementation. There is less agreement on how that engagement should be structured, how its objectives should be defined, and how success should be measured. In fact, the academic literature on close coordination provides little practical guidance on how governments interested in developing a framework for government-business engagement should go about doing it
The political economy of clean energy transitions by Douglas Jay Arent( )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A volume on the political economy of clean energy transition in developed and developing regions, with a focus on the issues that different countries face as they transition from fossil fuels to lower carbon technologies
Taxation in a low-income economy : the case of Mozambique by Channing Arndt( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains a collection of analytical studies focusing on taxation in Mozambique. The authors describe the reforms of a tax system in a low-income economy increasingly integrated into the world trading system, but dependent on foreign trade taxes and international development assistance
Guinea-Bissau : war, reconstruction and reform by Jens Kovsted( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Facing the development challenge in Mozambique : an economywide perspective( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study responds to some of Mozambique's basic development challenges and provides qualitative and quantitative insights for policymaking from an economywide perspective. The report highlights the importance of agricultural development showing agriculture's large sectoral multiplier effects and that applying scarce capital to agriculture is generally more effective than applying it to industry and services. A novel CGE model is developed and used in a series of analyses focused on the impact and design of economic policy. Issues addressed are aid dependency, biases in price incentives facing the agriculture sector, improvement in agricultural technology and marketing margins, risk-reducing behavior and gender roles in agricultural production, and food aid distribution. The study also provides a future perspective and analyzes the Mozambican economy using dynamic macroeconomic modeling techniques, demonstrating that sophisticated analytical tools can be of significant value, even in "data-poor" situations
South Africa : background and possibilities for Danish transitional assistance by Finn Tarp( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Agricultural supply response and poverty in Mozambique by Rasmus Heltberg( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manufacturing transformation comparative studies of industrial development in Africa and emerging Asia : a study prepared by the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While it is possible for economies to grow based on abundant land or natural resources, more often structural change?the shift of resources from low-productivity to high-productivity sectors?is the key driver of economic growth. Structural transformation is vital for Africa. The region?s much-lauded growth turnaround since 1995 has been the result of fewer economic policy mistakes, robust commodity prices, and new discoveries of natural resources. At the same time, Africa?s economic structure has changed very little. Primary commodities and natural resources still account for the bulk of exports. Industry is most often the leading driver of structural transformation. Africa?s experience with industrialization over the past thirty years has been disappointing. In 2010, sub-Saharan Africa?s average share of manufacturing value added in GDP was 10 per cent, unchanged from the 1970s. In fact the share of medium- and high-tech goods in manufacturing production has been falling since the mid-1990s. Per capita manufactured exports are less than 10 per cent of the developing country average. Consequently, Africa?s industrial transformation has yet to take place. This book presents results of comparative country-based research that sought to answer a seemingly simple but puzzling question: why is there so little industry in Africa? It brings together detailed country case studies of industrial policies and industrialization outcomes in eleven countries, conducted by teams of national researchers in partnership with experts on industrial development. It provides the most comprehensive description and analysis available of the contemporary industrialization experience in low-income Africa
On the choice of appropriate development strategy : insights from CGE modelling of the Mozambican economy by Henning Tarp Jensen( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Stabilization and structural adjustment : macroeconomic frameworks for analysing the crisis in sub-Saharan Africa
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From monobank to commercial banking : financial sector reforms in Vietnam, 1988-2003Foreign aid and development : lessons learnt and directions for the futureDebt relief for poor countriesThe South African economy : macroeconomic prospects for the medium termTaxation in a low-income economy : the case of MozambiqueFacing the development challenge in Mozambique : an economywide perspective
Alternative Names
Finn Tarp Danish economist

Finn Tarp economista danés

Tarp, F. 1951-

타르프, F. 1951-

타르프, 핀 1951-

Languages
English (221)