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Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes

Shaking Out or Shaking In: The Impact of Zimbabwe's Economic Crisis on the Country's Manufacturing Sector Allocative Efficiency

Nicholas Masiyandima & Lawrence Edwards
Zimbabwe had one of the world's worst economic crises from the late 1990s to 2009. The crisis encompassed a nancial sector crisis, severe adverse investment and demand shocks and idiosyncratic rm and industry interventions by government. On the basis of the resource misallocation hypothesis, the...
Jun 2018
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Will Technological Change Save the World? The Rebound Effect in International Transfers of Technology

Mare Sarr and Tim Swanson
Technological change and its transfer to developing countries is often portrayed by policy-makers as a critical part of the solution to a resource problem such as climate change, based on the assumption that the transfer of resource-conserving technologies to developing countries will result in...
Feb 2017
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Financial Reforms and the Finance – Growth Relationship in the Southern African Development Community (SADC)

Alex Bara, Gift Mugano & Pierre Le Roux
This study seeks to establish the casual relationship between financial development and economic growth in the SADC region, factoring-in the role of financial reforms. Utilising Generalised Methods of Moments (GMM) and Panel Fixed Effects estimations, the study established that financial...
Jun 2016
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Foreign Firm Ownership and Productivity Spillovers in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Region

Paul J Dunne and Nicholas Masiyandima
The study uses firm level data from the World Bank Enterprise Surveys and employs alternative techniques to identify and estimate the within and intra-industry productivity impact of firm foreign ownership in SADC. Using firm labour productivity and employing sector fixed effects to identify the...
Apr 2016
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Financial Development and the Diffusion of Technologies under Uncertainty in Africa

Zivanemoyo Chinzara
Using novel measures of technology diffusion and adoption developed by Comin and Hobijn (2012), we examine the role of finance in the timing of adoption and the diffusion of thirteen sectoral technologies in 44 Sub-Saharan Africa countries. These technologies cover sectors such as agriculture,...
Oct 2014
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The Economics of Information Technology in Public Sector Health Facilities in Developing Countries: The Case of South Africa

Gregory B. Cline and John M. Luiz
The public healthcare sector in developing countries face many challenges, including weak healthcare systems and under resourced facilities that deliver poor outcomes relative to total healthcare expenditure. Healthcare delivery, access to healthcare and cost containment has the potential for...
Oct 2011
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