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Arcand, Jean-Louis

Overview
Works: 39 works in 90 publications in 2 languages and 754 library holdings
Roles: Author, Thesis advisor, 958, 956
Classifications: HD75.5, 338.1
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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 )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International development policy : aid, emerging economies and global policies by GILLES CARBONNIER( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 82 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 )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 12 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 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intergenerational contracts, remittances, and growth by Jean-Louis Arcand( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and French and held by 10 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 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The empirics of economic growth in a cross section of countries : do errors in variables really not matter? by Jean-Louis Arcand( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Land ownership, working capital, and agricultural output : Egypt, 1913-1958 by Jean-Louis Arcand( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disequilibrium dynamics during the Great Depression by Jean-Louis Arcand( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 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 )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

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 Inequalities in China by Kelly Labar( )

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

Given the social distortions born from the movement of reforms launched at the end ofthe 1970's in China, the present thesis investigates evolution regarding three major topics: labour market, the level of education and the health status. Using the CHNS database, I first consider returns to human capital in China, given the requirements of a more competitive economic environment in terms of productivity. I highlight increasing returns to education and nutrition in China since 1991, underlining the impact of the reforms on the way wages are now fixed. The conclusion appears positive for a rise in productivity and consequently for future growth. However, if individuals do not have equal access to education and to a good health, a higher payment of these factors can lead to deterioration in terms of inequalities. I subsequently focus on the evolution of the level of education and of the health status since the movement of reforms through two channels: potential transmission of the parents' social status to their children, i.e. social mobility ; and inequalities in wellbeing in three social dimensions which are income, education and health. Using mobility matrices as well as econometric strategies, I demonstrate a comparably high level of mobility in education and wages as in other developed and developing countries. Nevertheless, the increasing impact of parents' wages on the child's schooling attainment can result in future lower mobility. Combined with results found from the analysis of multidimensional inequalities in wellbeing, I conclude that social inequalities in China are expected to increase in the coming years. Policy measures should address them focusing particularly on providing equal access to education and good health
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

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

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

Too much finance? by Jean-Louis Arcand( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
 
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Alternative Names
Arcand, Jean-Louis L.

Languages
English (62)

French (9)