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Growth and Poverty Reduction in Ethiopia: Evidence from Household Panel Surveys
The paper investigates the poverty impact of growth in Ethiopia by analysing panel data covering the period 1994 to 1997, a period of economic recovery driven by good weather, peace, and much… Expand
Do African Manufacturing Firms Learn from Exporting?
We use firm-level panel data for the manufacturing sector in four African countries to investigate whether exporting impacts on efficiency, and whether efficient firms self-select into the export… Expand
The Small, the Young, and the Productive: Determinants of Manufacturing Firm Growth in Ethiopia
This study examines the relationships between firm growth and firm size, age, and labor productivity, using annual census–based panel data on Ethiopian manufacturing firms. The study explicitly… Expand
What Have We Learned from a Decade of Manufacturing Enterprise Surveys in Africa?
In the early 1990s the World Bank launched the Regional Program on Enterprise Development in several African countries, a key component of which was the collection of manufacturing firm-level data.… Expand
Poverty Transition and Persistence in Ethiopia: 1994-2004
Summary This study analyzes the persistence of poverty in both rural and urban areas in Ethiopia during 1994-2004. The key finding is that households move frequently in and out of poverty but the… Expand
Growth, Income Distribution, and Poverty: A Review
This paper reviews the recent literature dealing with the relationships between economic growth, income distribution, and poverty. This generally fails to find any systematic pattern of change in… Expand
Firm Productivity and Exports: Evidence from Ethiopian Manufacturing
Abstract This paper examines the causal relationship between exporting and productivity using plant-level panel data for Ethiopian manufacturing. We trace the trajectory of total factor productivity… Expand
Educational expansion and economic decline: returns to education in Kenya, 1978-1995
Educational expansion followed by economic decline in Kenya has been associated with a decline in the social return to secondary education, conventionally calculated, from 20% in 1978 to 6% in 1995.… Expand
Exports of African manufactures: macro policy and firm behaviour
Macro policy has changed the real exchange rates for African countries dramatically in the 1990s. In this paper the possible impact of macroeconomic policy on firms in the manufacturing sector is… Expand
Can China´s Growth be Sustained? A Productivity Perspective
China’s unorthodox approach to economic transition has resulted in sustained high growth. However, in recent years Chinese economists have increasingly referred to the growth pattern as “extensive”,… Expand