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Arcand, Jean-Louis

Works: 37 works in 90 publications in 2 languages and 898 library holdings
Roles: Author, Thesis advisor, 958, 956, Opponent
Classifications: P119.32.E54, 306.449
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Most widely held works by Jean-Louis Arcand
Undernourishment and economic growth : the efficiency cost of hunger by Jean-Louis Arcand( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This paper investigates the relationship between nutrition and economic growth at the aggregate level by examining the magnitude of the effects of undernourishment on economic growth and identifying the channels of transmission of such effects (direct effects on productivity and via impacts on health). In addition ... other important relationships are investigated: (1) regional differences regarding the impact of under-nourishment on growth; (b) the impact that possible errors in measuring nutritional variables may have on the robustness of the estimated nutrition-growth relationship; and (c) the existence of "nutritional traps," i.e., the vicious circle of low nutrition-low economic growth-low nutrition"--Page 4 of cover
International development policy : aid, emerging economies and global policies by Gilles Carbonnier( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International development cooperation is undergoing a revolution in order to cope with global challenges that cut across the rich/poor and North/South divides. Beyond the fight against poverty, development aid is called upon to address global public goods. While intergovernmental negotiations stall, bilateral and multilateral aid agencies boast to tackle climate change, food insecurity, water and energy scarcity, pandemics, armed conflicts and disasters in weak states, migrations, etc. The emergence of new aid actors radically alters the traditional aid architecture and approaches. The increasing number of poor living in middle-income countries makes poverty alleviation more of a political than a technical endeavour. The book examines how this profoundly affects international development cooperation. It questions how far bilateral and multilateral aid agencies succeed in mainstreaming global issues in their operations. It assesses how emerging and traditional donors address competing objectives, often with diverging rationales
Structural imbalances in Canadian labour markets by Surendra Gera( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les déséquilibres structurels sur les marchés du travail au Canada by Surendra Gera( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vulnerable groups in the conflict trap : results of a field trip to Haiti by Jean-Louis Arcand( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weak governments and trade agreements by Jean-Louis Arcand( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disequilibrium dynamics during the great depression by Jean-Louis Arcand( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growth and social custom by Jean-Louis Arcand( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Structural adjustment and the organization of agricultural credit in Egypt by Jean-Louis Arcand( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Supply response and marketing board policy : the case of Egyptian cotton by Jean-Louis Arcand( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moral hazard and Marshallian inefficiency : evidence from Tunisia by Chunrong Al( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Too Much Finance? by Jean-Louis Arcand( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper examines whether there is a threshold above which financial development no longer has a positive effect on economic growth. We use different empirical approaches to show that there can indeed be "too much" finance. In particular, our results suggest that finance starts having a negative effect on output growth when credit to the private sector reaches 100% of GDP. We show that our results are consistent with the "vanishing effect" of financial development and that they are not driven by output volatility, banking crises, low institutional quality, or by differences in bank regulation and supervision
Ethnicity, communication and growth by Jean-Louis Arcand( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this paper we consider the link often alleged between ethnic diversity and the growth rate of GDP per capita. We first assume that it is ethnic polarization rather than ethnic fragmentation that is harmful for growth so that the relationship may be non-linear. Second, we hypothesize that the impact of ethnic diversity on growth may depend on communication costs. This leads us to estimate a traditional growth rate equation on cross sectional data in a switching regression framework. In 'low communication costs countries', the relationship between growth and ethnic diversity is U-shaped. On the other hand, in 'high communication costs countries', growth is a decreasing function of ethnic diversity and the severity of the latter's deleterious impact is an increasing function of communication costs, proxied here by the illiteracy rate. The regime that a country belongs to is a function of two proxies for communication costs: the illiteracy rate and population density. The impact of ethnic diversity on growth seems not to operate through macroeconomic policy choices. Rather it is a direct transmission mechanism, in which ethnic diversity affects private and public resource allocation, that appears to dominate
Social capital in the context of development : which measure and which impact on women empowerment in Indonesia ? by Eleonora Lollo( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the last decades, the concept of social capital has gained increasing popularity in economics. Yet substantial ambiguity exists about how to assess the "social" aspect of human life and what meaning to attribute to the term "capital". To shed a new light on the concept, I develop a new conceptual framework and I make it operational for analysis and policy in the context of development by investigating issues of gender empowerment. From a theoretical perspective, this conceptual framework defines social capital as the amount of expectations and obligations that individuals accumulate when they interact and identifies its constituting dimensions: homogeneity among individuals, frequency of contacts and hierarchization of relationships. These dimensions are responsible for the function of coordination, attributed to social capital, as well for the wide range of outcomes observed in the literature. This framework is then operationalized through an index of social capital at the individual level in Indonesia. A connection with the capability approach to welfare economics is established to better understand those channels through which social capital affects individual well-being. At the empirical level, an investigation of the determinants of women empowerment in the household is consequently proposed, with social capital as the main explanatory variable. This work shows that the concept of social capital is fundamental to explore individuals' agency and well-being and that it has both positive and negative effects on women empowerment
Essays on Fiscal Decentralization, Institutions and Ethnic Conflict by Jean-Pierre Tranchant( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social Inequalities in China Which Reality? by Kelly Labar( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Au regard des distorsions sociales qui ont suivi le mouvement de réformes initié en Chine à la fin des années 1970, cette thèse étudie les évolutions récentes relatives à trois principaux sujets : le marché du travail, le niveau d'éducation et le niveau de santé. En utilisant la base de données CHNS, je considère dans un premier temps les rendements du capital humain en Chine, étant donnés les besoins en gains de productivité liés à une économie plus compétitive. Je souligne l'augmentation des rendements de l'éducation et de la nutrition en Chine depuis 1991, soulignant également l'impact des réformes sur la manière dont les salaires sont fixés aujourd'hui. Cette conclusion apparaît dans un premier temps positive pour l'augmentation de la productivité et de la croissance dans l'avenir. Cependant, si les individus ne bénéficient pas d'un égal accès à l'éducation et à la santé, une plus forte rémunération de ces facteurs peut mener à une détérioration en termes d'inégalités. C'est pourquoi je me focalise dans un deuxième temps sur l'évolution relative au niveau d'éducation et de santé depuis le mouvement de réformes à travers deux canaux : la possible transmission du statut social des parents à leurs enfants, i.e. la mobilité sociale ; puis les inégalités de bien-être dans trois dimensions sociales que sont le revenu, l'éducation et la santé. Grâce à l'utilisation de matrices de mobilité ainsi que de stratégies économétriques, je démontre un niveau de mobilité salariale et en terme d'éducation en Chine dans la moyenne en comparaison à celui d'autres pays développés ou en développement. Cependant, l'impact croissant du salaire des parents sur la scolarisation des enfants peut se traduire par une mobilité plus faible dans le futur, dans la mesure où cela renforce les dynamiques inégalitaires. Mis en parallèle avec les résultats de l'analyse multidimensionnelle des inégalités de bien-être, je conclus que les inégalités sociales en Chine sont amenées à augmenter dans les années à venir, nécessitant des mesures politiques en faveur de l'amélioration de l'accès à l'éducation et à la santé
Les dšq̌uilibres structurels sur les marchš du travail au Canada by Surendra Gera( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Decentralization, local governance, and rural development by Jean-Louis Arcand( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Trois essais sur la vulnérabilité des ménages ruraux dans les pays en développement : risques, stratégies et impacts by Marie-Charlotte Buisson( )

1 edition published in 2012 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Uncertainty hangs over rural households in developing countries. This thesis aims first to better understand the consequences of vulnerability on behavior and also to analyze the implementationand impact of risk management strategies, internal or external to the household. The first chapter concentrates on the effect of exposure to tenure insecurity in Angola on saving behavior. It states that households without document are not able to accumulate precautionary saving. This behavior of self-Coverage only occurs with cumulated risks. The second chapter focuses on the decision-Making within the household for the choice of diversification strategies. The allocation of women working time in Senegal between domestic work and income generating activities is studied. A model of separate spheres with a transfer between spouses is validated. The low incidence of financial incentives and the importance of bargaining power are demonstrated. The last chapter analyzes the impact of external intervention on household vulnerability through a program which aims to develop access to energy services. Its impact is estimated on the nutrition of children. The results show a positive and progressive effect of the presence of the infrastructure on long- erm nutrition. The intensity of use reduces the short-Term malnutrition. A diffusion effect is also established. These three chapters allow to stress the inability of households to develop independent strategies against the vulnerability. Then they make out the need to develop market access in rural areas. Finally,the role of external intervention to provide management tools to households is underlined
English and development : policy, pedagogy and globalization by Elizabeth J Erling( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This book investigates the relationship between English and personal and national development, as this is both discursively promoted (particularly through language policy) and practically realised in developing societies. It addresses the effects that the increased use of English and the promotion of English-language education are having in developmental contexts, and their impact on broader educational issues, on local language ecologies and on questions of cultural identity. It investigates these issues by drawing together a series of original examinations and case studies by a range of leading scholars working in this burgeoning field. The chapters focus on a variety of contexts from around the world, and the volume as a whole surveys and critiques the positioning and influence of English as a catalyst for development in the 21st century. [Publisher website]
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Alternative Names
Arcand, Jean-Louis L.

Jean-Louis Arcand Canadees econoom

Jean-Louis Arcand Canadian economist

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