Exports

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Two nonexclusive hypotheses have been put forward to explain why exporters enjoy higher productivity than do non-exporters: self-selection and learning-by-exporting. In the case of a small economy such as Ghana’s, we suspect that self-...

- Thomas Woldu Assefa and Bart Minten

Traditional food marketing systems in developing countries are often not trusted. In consequence, policy makers frequently try to regulate them and modern market arrangements increasingly are emerging to address some of their presumed...

- Bart Minten, Seneshaw Tamru, Tadesse Kuma, and Yaw Nyarko

We study the structure and performance of the coffee export sector in Ethiopia, Africa’s most important coffee producer, over the period 2003 to 2013. We find an evolving policy environment leading to structural changes in the export sector...

- Lauren Bresnahan, Ian Coxhead, Jeremy D. Foltz, and Tewodaj Mogues

Manufacturing is intensive in the use of reproducible factors and exhibits greater technological dynamism than primary production. As such, its growth is central to long-run development in low-income countries. African countries are latecomers to...

- Barnabas Kiiza and Glenn Pederson

The East African Community (EAC) was revived in July 2000. Since then, there has been some progress registered in expansion of trade between the five member countries, especially with the Customs Union that brought together Kenya, Tanzania and...

- Volker Clausen and Hannah Schürenberg-Frosch

Numerous econometric studies fail to detect a significant and robust relationship between international aid and economic growth in the recipient countries. Dutch Disease effects might be responsible for this result. This paper examines the...

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