Jörgen Levin

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This paper reviews recent research dealing with the relationships between economic growth, income distribution, and poverty. This generally fails to find any systematic pattern of change in income distribution during recent decades. Neither does it find any systematic link from fast growth to increasing inequality. The level of initial income inequality is(More)
In this study, we assess the economy-wide effects of biofuel investment in Ethiopia, with a focus on the external sector. The Government of Ethiopia has been revising its energy policy to switch from imported fossil oil to domestically produced biofuels, partly in response to climate change and partly in response to rising world oil prices, which leave(More)
In Kenya, educational enrollment rates increased significantly for both girls and boys after 2003, when primary education became free of charge. Unfortunately, approximately one million school-aged children are still not enrolled in school. Earlier literature provides empirical evidence that educational opportunities differ among children, due to poverty,(More)
This report focuses on trade and exchange rate policies in Tanzania. The composition of Tanzanian exports has changed dramatically since early 2000. In examining the determinants of trade with a particular focus on Tanzanian exports, we found that changes in the real exchange rate did not have a significant impact on exports. However, supply-side effects(More)
This paper reviews recent research dealing with the relationships between economic growth, income distribution, and poverty. This generally fails to find any systematic pattern of change in income distribution during recent decades. Neither does it find any systematic link from fast growth to increasing inequality. The level of initial income inequality is(More)
Kenya experienced relatively high growth rates up until the first oil crisis in 1973. During the sixties and early 1970s there was an investment boom in Kenya. Between 1964 and 1971 gross fixed capital formation grew by 17.2% per year in constant prices, while the growth rate was only 0.1% per year between 1971 and 1993. From 1994, however, there has been(More)
On July 1, 1995, the Illinois Department on Aging and Council for Jewish Elderly began a 3-year venture called the Managed Community Care Demonstration Project (MCCDP). This prospective, capitated system is an offshoot of Illinois Community Care Program, the existing fee-for-service program of home and community-based services for the poor elderly. The(More)