Monday, 23 February 2009

Henrik Kleven to Co-organize Conference on Tax Policy Analysis

Henrik Kleven, together with Joel Slemrod (University of Michigan) and Wojciech Kopczuk (Columbia University), is organizing a conference entitled “Tax Policy Analysis Using Large Panel Data Sets of Tax Returns” at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor on 13-14 March 2009.

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Friday, 13 February 2009

Recent Publications: Tim Besley and Maitreesh Ghatak

"Property Rights and Economic Development" by Tim Besley and Maitreesh Ghatak is forthcoming as one of the chapters in the Volume V of the Handbook of Development Economics edited by Dani Rodrik and Mark Rosenzweig. The chapter develops a unified analytical framework for studying the role of property rights in economic development. It addresses two fundamental and related questions concerning the relationship between property rights and economic activity. (i) What are the mechanisms through which property rights affect economic activity? (ii) What are the determinants of property rights? In answering these, the chapter surveys some of the main empirical and theoretical ideas from the extensive literature on the topic.

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

International Growth Centre: Greg Fisher appointed Co-Program Director of Finance Theme

Greg Fisher has been appointed the Co-Program Director of the Finance Theme at the International Growth Centre from January 2009.

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Maitreesh Ghatak: "Barefoot Businessmen" Financial Express, New Delhi Jan 09

Maitreesh Ghatak, in this article in the Financial Express, looks at detailed poverty studies and demolishes some conventional wisdom. The poor, he shows, are doughty entrepreneurs and small improvement in physical infrastructure and well-designed cash incentives can make dramatic improvements in their quality of life

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