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Development Viewpoints

2012

2011

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Egypt’s ‘Orderly Economic Transition’: Accelerated Structural Adjustment under a Democratic Veneer?, Development Viewpoint No. 64

by Adam Hanieh, Department of Development Studies, SOAS

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The Economic Prospects of the ‘Arab Spring’: A Bumpy Road Ahead, Development Viewpoint No. 63

by Hassan Hakimian, London Middle East Institute and Economics Department, SOAS

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‘Cash-on-Delivery’ Aid: A Red Herring or the Future of Aid?, Development Viewpoint No. 62

by Michael Jennings, Department of Development Studies, SOAS

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Who Receives Remittances? A Case Study of the Distributional Impact on Liberian Refugees in Ghana, Development Viewpoint No. 61

by Naohiko Omato, Department of Development Studies, SOAS

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Can Drastic Deficit Reduction Help Economic Recovery?, Development Viewpoint No. 60

by Hannah Bargawi and Terry McKinley, CDPR, SOAS

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Why Did Fiscal Stimulus Work in Sierra Leone during the Crisis?, Development Viewpoint No.59

by John Weeks, Professorial Research Associate, Department of Development Studies, SOAS

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Getting Real about Food Prices, Development Viewpoint No.58

by Andrew Dorward, CeDEP, SOAS

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2010

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Rural Labour Markets in Africa: The Unreported Source of Inequality and Poverty, Development Viewpoint No. 57

Rural Labour Markets in Africa: The Unreported Source of Inequality and Poverty

by Carlos Oya, Department of Development Studies, SOAS

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Is China’s Currency Substantially Undervalued?, Development Viewpoint No. 56

Is China’s Currency Substantially Undervalued? 

by Duo Qin, Department of Economics, Queen Mary, University of London

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Calling for Macroeconomic Heresy: An Investment-Focused Recovery, Development Viewpoint No. 55

Calling for Macroeconomic Heresy: An Investment-Focused Recovery

by Terry McKinley, Director, CDPR

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A Post-2015 Development Agenda: What Is the Role of ODA?, Development Viewpoint No. 54

A Post-2015 Development Agenda: What Is the Role of ODA?

by Pedro M.G. Martins

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Why Monetary Policy Is Irrelevant in Africa South of the Sahara, Development Viewpoint No. 53

Why Monetary Policy Is Irrelevant in Africa South of the Sahara
by John Weeks, Professorial Research Associate, Department of Development Studies, SOAS

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Could Urban Poverty in Egypt be Grossly Underestimated?, Development Viewpoint No. 52

Could Urban Poverty in Egypt be Grossly Underestimated?

by Sarah Sabry

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Has the IMF Abandoned Neoliberalism?, Development Viewpoint No. 51

Has the IMF Abandoned Neoliberalism?

by Terry McKinley

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Why Agreement on Climate Change Stalled at Copenhagen, Development Viewpoint No. 50

Why Agreement on Climate Change Stalled at Copenhagen

by Ben Groom, Department of Economics, SOAS

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Nepal's Peace Process: Does Ethnic Inclusion Mean Economic Inclusion?, Development Viewpoint No. 49

Nepal's Peace Process: Does Ethnic Inclusion Mean Economic Inclusion?

by Feyzi Ismail, Department of Development Studies, SOAS 

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The Role of Labour in Shielding Mexican Banks from the Financial Crisis, Development Viewpoint No. 48

The Role of Labour in Shielding Mexican Banks from the Financial Crisis

by Thomas Marois, Department of Development Studies, SOAS

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The Crisis of Financialised Capitalism: Highlighting the Urgent Need for Public Banks, Development Viewpoint No. 47

The Crisis of Financialised Capitalism: Highlighting the Urgent Need for Public Banks

by Costas Lapavitsas, Department of Economics and Research on Money and Finance 

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The 2007-2008 World Food Crisis: Focusing on the Structural Causes, Development Viewpoint No. 46

The 2007-2008 World Food Crisis: Focusing on the Structural Causes

by Deborah Johnston and Hannah Bargawi 

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Between Suspicion and Celebration: The Somali Money Transfers Business, Development Viewpoint No. 45

Between Suspicion and Celebration: The Somali Money Transfers Business

by Anna Lindley

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The Puzzling Success of Uzbekistan's Heterodox Development, Development Viewpoint No. 44

The Puzzling Success of Uzbekistan's Heterodox Development

by Terry McKinley 

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Are Pacific Island States Losing Their Rights to Tuna Resources?, Development Viewpoint No. 43

Are Pacific Island States Losing Their Rights to Tuna Resources?

by Elizabeth Havice and Liam Campling

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2009

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Financial Integration Intensifies New Vulnerabilities: Brazil in the Global Financial Crisis, Development Viewpoint No. 42

Financial Integration Intensifies New Vulnerabilities: Brazil in the Global Financial Crisis

by Annina Kaltenbrunner and Juan Pablo Painceira 

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Why Has Domestic Revenue Stagnated in Low-Income Countries?, Development Viewpoint No. 41

Why Has Domestic Revenue Stagnated in Low-Income Countries?

by Terry McKinley

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Targeting Inequalities in Child Mortality, Development Viewpoint No. 40

Targeting Inequalities in Child Mortality

by Hannah Bargawi and Terry McKinley 

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The 2009 Uprising in Iran: The Need to Dispel Prevailing Misconceptions, Development Viewpoint No. 39

The 2009 Uprising in Iran: The Need to Dispel Prevailing Misconceptions

by Elaheh Rostami-Povey

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Britain's Idealisation of Africa: Is 'Doing Good' Good Enough?, Development Viewpoint No. 38

Britain's Idealisation of Africa: Is 'Doing Good' Good Enough?

by Julia Gallagher, Department of Politics, SOAS

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How Fiscal Policies in Africa Can Respond to the Global Financial Crisis, Development Viewpoint No. 37

How Fiscal Policies in Africa Can Respond to the Global Financial Crisis

by John Weeks, Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Associate, Centre for Development Policy and Research, SOAS

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'Agribusiness for Development': Who Really Gains? Perspectives from the Journal of Agrarian Change, Development Viewpoint No. 36

'Agribusiness for Development': Who Really Gains? Perspectives from the Journal of Agrarian Change

by Hannah Bargawi, CDPR, and Carlos Oya, Department of Development Studies, SOAS

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Capital Controls and the Current Financial Crisis: Revisiting the Malaysian Experience, Development Viewpoint No. 35

Capital Controls and the Current Financial Crisis: Revisiting the Malaysian Experience

by Giovanni Cozzi and Machiko Nissanke, Department of Economics, SOAS

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Global Recession: Spending Cuts Are Not the Answer, Development Viewpoint No. 34

Global Recession: Spending Cuts Are Not the Answer

by George Irvin, Professorial Research Associate, Department of Development Studies, SOAS

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Institutional Reforms to Protect China's Water Resources: Focus on the Pearl River Basin, Development Viewpoint No. 33

Institutional Reforms to Protect China's Water Resources: Focus on the Pearl River Basin

by Reut Barak, Department of Economics, SOAS

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The Downside of "Financialisation" of International Commodity Markets, Development Viewpoint No. 32

The Downside of "Financialisation" of International Commodity Markets

by Susan Newman, Economics Department, SOAS, and the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

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The Debate on the Developmental State: Evidence from the Indian Software Industry, Development Viewpoint No. 31

The Debate on the Developmental State: Evidence from the Indian Software Industry

by Jyoti Saraswati, Department of Politics, Queen Mary, University of London, and IIPPE Working Group Coordinator

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Debating Rural Poverty in Latin America: Towards a New Strategy, Development Viewpoint No. 30

Debating Rural Poverty in Latin America: Towards a New Strategy

by Cristóbal Kay, Professorial Research Associate, Department of Development Studies, SOAS

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Why Developing Countries Should Adopt Intermediate Exchange Rate Regimes: Examining Brazil's Experience, Development Viewpoint No.29

Why Developing Countries Should Adopt Intermediate Exchange Rate Regimes: Examining Brazil's Experience

by Annina Kaltenbrunner and Machiko Nissanke, Department of Economics, SOAS

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The Roots of the Global Financial Crisis, Development Viewpoint No. 28

The Roots of the Global Financial Crisis

by Costas Lapavitsas, Department of Economics, SOAS and Research on Money and Finance

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Assessing the Impact of Commodity Prices on Producers in Low-Income Countries, Development Viewpoint No. 27

Assessing the Impact of Commodity Prices on Producers in Low-Income Countries

by Hannah Bargawi, CDPR, SOAS 

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Global Financial Crisis and Recession: What Could Happen to Major Emerging Economies?, Development Viewpoint No.26

Global Financial Crisis and Recession: What Could Happen to Major Emerging Economies?

by Terry McKinley, CDPR, SOAS and Naret Khurasee, Alphametrics

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Economic Liberalisation, Social Welfare and Islam in the Middle East, Development Viewpoint No. 25

Economic Liberalisation, Social Welfare and Islam in the Middle East

by Jane Harrigan, Professor, Department of Economics, SOAS

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How the Global Crisis Is Transmitted to Developing Countries, Development Viewpoint No.24

How the Global Crisis Is Transmitted to Developing Countries

by Jan Toporowski, Department of Economics, SOAS

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Why Aid Does Not Increase Savings Rates in Sub-Saharan Africa?, Development Viewpoint No. 23

Why Aid Does Not Increase Savings Rates in Sub-Saharan Africa?

by John Serieux, University of Manitoba and Terry McKinley, CDPR, SOAS

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Egypt’s Recent Growth:An ‘Emerging Success Story’?, Development Viewpoint No. 22

Egypt’s Recent Growth:An ‘Emerging Success Story’?

by Gilbert Achcar, Professor of Development Studies, SOAS

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2008

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Identifying Global Trends in Child Poverty: Save the Children’s New Child Development Index, Development Viewpoint No. 21

Identifying Global Trends in Child Poverty: Save the Children’s New Child Development Index

by Katerina Kyrili and Terry McKinley , Centre for Development Policy and Research, SOAS

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Addressing the Financial Crisis Requires Improvements in Equity

Addressing the Financial Crisis Requires Improvements in Equity

by Paulo Dos Santos, Research on Money and Finance, Department of Economics, SOAS

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Exchange Rate Management for Commodity Booms:Examining Zambia’s Copper Exports

Exchange Rate Management for Commodity Booms:Examining Zambia’s Copper Exports

by Elva Bova, Department of Economics, SOAS

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The Role of Developing-Country Reserve Accumulation in the Current Financial Crisis

The Role of Developing-Country Reserve Accumulation in the Current Financial Crisis

by Juan Pablo Painceira, Department of Economics, SOAS

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Has Policy-Based Lending by the IMF and World Bank Been Effective in the Arab World?

Has Policy-Based Lending by the IMF and World Bank Been Effective in the Arab World?

by Jane Harrigan, Professor, Department of Economics, SOAS

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After Structural Adjustment, Then What? Lending Selectivity by the World Bank

After Structural Adjustment, Then What? Lending Selectivity by the World Bank

by Elisa Van Waeyenberge, Department of Economics, School of Oriental and African Studies

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Is the World Returning to 1970s Stagflation?

Is the World Returning to 1970s Stagflation?

by George Irvin, Professorial Research Associate, Department of Development Studies, SOAS

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The Globalisation of Inflation and Misguided Monetary Policies

The Globalisation of Inflation and Misguided Monetary Policies

by Terry McKinley, Director of the Centre for Development Policy and Research, SOAS

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Is a ‘Resource Curse’ Inevitable in Resource-Rich Countries? Comparing Policies in Azerbaijan and Zambia

Is a ‘Resource Curse’ Inevitable in Resource-Rich Countries? Comparing Policies in Azerbaijan and Zambia

by John Weeks, Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics, SOAS and former Director, CDPR

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How Globalised Production Exploits Informal-Sector Workers: Investigating the Indian Garment Sector

How Globalised Production Exploits Informal-Sector Workers: Investigating the Indian Garment Sector

by Alessandra Mezzadri, Department of Development Studies, SOAS

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The Rising Risks of Mortgage and Consumer Credit in Middle-Income Economies

The Rising Risks of Mortgage and Consumer Credit in Middle-Income Economies

by Paulo L. dos Santos, Department of Economics, SOAS

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A Global Realignment by 2020: U.S. Decline, Emerging Economies Rise

A Global Realignment by 2020: U.S. Decline, Emerging Economies Rise

by Francis Cripps, Director, Alphametrics Ltd and Terry McKinley, Director, Centre for Development Policy and Research

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Why is China Following a Capital-Deepening Development Path?

Why is China Following a Capital-Deepening Development Path?

by Dic Lo, Department of Economics, SOAS

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Is Forced Labour an Isolated Problem in Developing Countries?

Is Forced Labour an Isolated Problem in Developing Countries?

by Jens Lerche, Department of Development Studies, SOAS

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Why Upholding Humanitarian Principles Does Not Protect Aid Workers

Why Upholding Humanitarian Principles Does Not Protect Aid Workers

by Laura Hammond, Department of Development Studies, SOAS

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How Inclusive is ‘Inclusive Growth’?

How Inclusive is ‘Inclusive Growth’?

by Terry McKinley, Centre for Development Policy and Research, SOAS

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Why is the Tax System so Ineffective and Regressive in Latin America?

Why is the Tax System so Ineffective and Regressive in Latin America?

by Jonathan Di John, Department of Development Studies, SOAS

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Greater Africa-China Economic Cooperation: Will This Widen 'Policy Space'?

Greater Africa-China Economic Cooperation: Will This Widen 'Policy Space'?

by Carlos Oya, Department of Development Studies, SOAS

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Lessons from the South African Electricity Crisis

Lessons from the South African Electricity Crisis

by Kate Bayliss, Centre for Development Policy and Research. May 2008.

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The Global Benefits and Losses from the US Recession and Recovery Package

The Global Benefits and Losses from the US Recession and Recovery Package

by Francis Cripps, Director, Alphametrics Ltd and Terry McKinley, Director, Centre for Development Policy and Research

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Inflation Targeting in Sub-Saharan Africa: Why Now? Why at All? 

Inflation Targeting in Sub-Saharan Africa: Why Now? Why at All?

by Terry McKinley, Director, Centre for Development Policy and Research

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