Luisito Bertinelli

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We examine the role of trends in rainfall in the poor growth performance of sub-Saharan African nations relative to other developing countries. To do so we use a new crosscountry panel climatic data set in an empirical economic growth framework. Our results show that rainfall has been a significant determinant of poor economic growth for Africa, but not for(More)
We investigate the role that climatic change has played in the pattern of urbanization in sub-Saharan African countries compared to the rest of the developing world. To this end we assemble a cross-country panel data set that allows us to estimate the determinants of urbanization. The results of our econometric analysis suggest that climatic change, as(More)
This paper develops a stochastic search model having a monocentric city structure and investigates how city structure affects workers’ job acceptance behavior and a labor market. In the model, workers reside in a city and commute to the Central Business District (CBD) to work when employed and to be interviewed when unemployed. When a job searcher contacts(More)
This paper proposes to investigate the effect of spillovers on firms’ R&D investment decisions. We develop an analysis merging the geographer’s toolbox with standard econometric techniques. For a chosen sample of sectors, we test the existence of positive spatial autocorrelation at the level of R&D investments. We provide results on how far the local(More)
Abstract We investigate the existence of local (within-country) and global (between-country) knowledge spillovers within a single analytical framework by considering specifically the role of agglomeration economies in fostering interactions between these two types of externalities. Our study is based on a database of Irish manufacturing foreign(More)
We study the strategic behavior of two countries facing transboundary pollution under a differential game setting. In our model, the reduction of both pollution and CO2 concentration occur through the creation of pollution sinks, rather than through the adoption of cleaner technologies. To our knowledge, this is the first formal attempt to model carbon(More)
While there have been some references in the literature to the potential role of the general decline in rainfall in sub-Saharan African nations on their poor growth performance relative to other developing countries, this avenue remains empirically unexplored. In this paper we use a new cross-country panel climatic data set in an economic growth framework(More)