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  • Contracting institutions and development 

    Trew, Alex William (2012) - Journal article
    The quality of contracting institutions has been thought to be of second-order importance next to the impact that good property rights institutions can have on long- run growth. Using a large range of proxies for each type ...
  • Essays on corruption and development issues 

    Lauw, Erven (University of St Andrews, 2015) - Thesis
    Corruption is widely considered to have adverse effects on economic development through its negative impact on the volume and quality of public investment and the efficiency of government services. Conversely, many of these ...
  • Essays on governance, public finance, and economic development 

    Okumu, Ibrahim Mike (University of St Andrews, 2014) - Thesis
    This thesis is composed of three distinct but related essays. The first essay studies the role of the size of the economy in mitigating the impact of public sector corruption on economic development. The analysis is based ...
  • Reforming the United Nations : a study of the Secretary-General's High-level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change 

    Fraser, Trudy (University of St Andrews, 2011) - Thesis
    This thesis examines the UN’s existential crisis of efficacy following its ineffectiveness in Rwanda (1994), Srebrenica (1995), Kosovo (1999) and Iraq (2003). Specifically, this thesis examines the reform agenda initiated ...
  • Strengthening the capability approach : the foundations of the capability approach, with insights from two challenges 

    Watene, Krushil P. M. (University of St Andrews, 2011-06-24) - Thesis
    The Capability Approach was initially developed by Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, with the first basic articulation presented in his 1979 ‘Equality of What?’ Tanner Lecture. Since then, the approach has gained a huge amount ...
  • Towards the microfoundations of finance and growth 

    Trew, Alex William (University of St Andrews, 2007-06-20) - Thesis
    We take a critical view of the standard approach to finance and growth. The mapping between the theory and empirics is shown to be poorly understood, and this is traced to deficiencies in our understanding of the microeconomics ...