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Hear about the cutting edge of development economics from research to practice. Each week Tim Phillips interviews experts who provide insightful commentary, analysis, and evidence on a wide range of policy challenges.

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Hear about the cutting edge of development economics from research to practice. Each week Tim Phillips interviews experts who provide insightful commentary, analysis, and evidence on a wide range of policy challenges.

    32: Taxation, civic culture and state capacity

    32: Taxation, civic culture and state capacity

    Why do some countries have high rates of taxation and high compliance, while some failed states have neither?

    • 28分
    31: Mexico’s economic growth puzzle: A conversation with Santiago Levy

    31: Mexico’s economic growth puzzle: A conversation with Santiago Levy

    Why has economic growth stuttered in Mexico despite, on the face of it, implementation of sensible economic policies by successive governments?
    Since the 1990s, Mexican governments have done a lot right economically speaking. Inflation has been brought down and the economy stabilised, while exports have also flourished. And yet Mexico has struggled to translate this into significant economic growth. In this VoxDev talk, Santiago Levy discusses his book Under-rewarded efforts: The elusive quest for prosperity in Mexico, which attempts to explain this puzzle. He illustrates that the key to this paradox is the huge productivity differences that exist among Mexican firms. 

    • 19分
    30: Multinational enforcement of labour laws: Evidence from Bangladesh

    30: Multinational enforcement of labour laws: Evidence from Bangladesh

    Can multinational buyers provide their suppliers in developing countries with incentives to comply with local labour laws?

    • 20分
    29: Lessons from Mexico’s poverty reduction programme

    29: Lessons from Mexico’s poverty reduction programme

    Why has the success of Mexico’s poverty reduction programme not been matched by similar programmes in other countries?

    • 33分
    28: Does research translate into policy? Evidence from Brazilian municipalities

    28: Does research translate into policy? Evidence from Brazilian municipalities

    How much do political leaders value academic research? Can this research change not only their beliefs, but also the policies they implement?

    • 21分
    27: The future of the World Bank: Why knowledge is power

    27: The future of the World Bank: Why knowledge is power

    The World Bank is making a shift from a lending function to a knowledge function. This will amplify the role of researchers in its work.

    • 7分

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