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Arcand, Jean-Louis

Works: 37 works in 87 publications in 2 languages and 892 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 109 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. The authors question how far bilateral and multilateral aid agencies succeed in mainstreaming global issues in their operations and assess how emerging and traditional donors address competing objectives, often with diverging rationales. Cases include Brazil, China and South Africa
Structural imbalances in Canadian labour markets by Surendra Gera( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 40 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 12 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3 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 )

3 editions published in 1992 in English 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

Le capital social est un concept de plus en plus populaire en économie mais des ambiguïtés persistent quant à la manière de saisir l'aspect "social" de la vie humaine et d'interpréter le terme "capital". Par rapport aux précédents travaux, cette thèse fournit des outils analytiques nouveaux pour identifier et mesurer le capital social et étudier son rôle dans le bien-être individuel. Dans une perspective théorique, ces outils apportent un éclairage sur les raisons de ses différentes interprétations. Nous définissons d'abord le capital social comme l'ensemble des attentes et obligations que les individus accumulent lors des interactions et identifions trois dimensions le composant: l'homogénéité entre individus, la fréquence des contacts et la hiérarchisation des relations. Ces dimensions sont responsables de la fonction de coordination, attribuée au capital social, et du vaste éventail d'effets observés jusqu'à présent. Ce cadre est opérationnalisé à l'aide d'une mesure d'un index multidimensionnel au niveau individuel en Indonésie et un lien avec l'approche des capabilités est établi avec pour objectif de mieux identifier les canaux à travers lesquels le capital social impacte le bien être d'individus. Dans une perspective empirique, une étude des déterminants de l'empowerment des femmes est ensuite proposée avec, comme principale variable explicative, le capital social. Cette thèse démontre que le capital social est, tout d'abord, un concept fondamental dans la compréhension de la capacité à agir et dans le bien-être d'individus et que, de plus, celui-ci peut générer des effets négatifs sur l'empowerment des femmes, simultanément à ses effets positifs et prépondérants
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

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
Choix rationnel, langage et représentations des inégalités et des discrimations une étude des déclarations de couleurs de peau dans le Brésil contemporain by Stéphanie Cassilde( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In Brazil skin colour declarations are influenced by individuals' socio-economic characteristics. To analyze this phenomenon I conducted a nine-months field research (2006-2007) in two enterprises located in São Paulo city. I link Economics and Sociology to identify the motivations and the mechanisms of skin colour declarations. The Brazilian skin colour mosaic is here taken as a whole. I underline the fluidity of the definitions of categories and of categorization processes. The cor [colour] becomes a concept per se and I describe a relation of chromatic dependency. I explain some elements which are linked to declarations and which are usually implicit. Then I built a chromatic mobility model to explain the construction of these declarations. I underline that the consistency of skin colour declarations given different classifications hides a modification of skin colour categories' definitions through a change in the effective distribution of individual's socio-economic variables. Then I study the possibility to have a racial calculus equation to instrument the variable "skin colour" in econometrical applications in the case of an endogeneity problem. Finally I question what is analyzed with inequality and discrimination measurements, because the interaction between rational choices (declarations) and language (basis of the declarations) underlines the representational aspect of these measures rather than a pure link with individual physical materiality
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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