Content by Florian Blum
Publication - Working Paper
Publication - Project Report
A central assumption in economic models is that agents make choices that maximise their own utility and profit. A growing literature has, however, highlighted that in many instances agents appear to make choices that are inconsistent with profit maximisation. This project focuses on the market for publicly subsidised livestock vaccines in Tanzania. The Tanzanian...
Privatised animal health and production services have left the majority of small-holder and subsistence farmers out in the cold. Without access to agricultural technology, productivity is constrained. To address this market failure, the Tanzanian government established a network of livestock officers to provide basic livestock services. Yet, public service delivery is...
Publication - Evidence Paper
In a sizable number of developing countries, the public sector fails to provide many, if not most, critical public goods necessary for economic development. The presence of a well-functioning state is key to encouraging economic growth. Part of this concerns having a public sector that has the capacity to raise revenues and spend them effectively; and that policymakers...