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  • Project

    Learning from Double-Digit Growth Experiences

    This extended memorandum identifies episodes of sustained double-digit growth in real GDP, defined as a compound annual growth rate of 10 percent or more over a period of 8 years or longer. Using a measure of real GDP reported in the World Development Indicators, we identify 33 country-episodes of double-digit growth since 1960. The narrative of each episode is presented,...

    30 Oct 2014 | Eric Werker

  • Project

    Compensations and Customary Rights in the Context of the Concessionaire Companies: An Economic Approach

    The present report deals with the question of how to compensate rural communities affected by the operations of concessionaire companies in Liberia. Addressing this concern requires that we successively look at the three following issues: (1) how communities are being informed and involved in the process of negotiation leading to concession agreements; (2) how to design the...

    30 Oct 2014 | Jean-Marie Baland, Jean-Phillippe Platteau

  • Project

    Optimising Real Estate Tax in Liberia: Implications for Revenue Performance and Economic Growth

    Real estate tax is considered to have strong economic efficiency, equity and governance benefits; however, its administrative and political costs prevent it from being used extensively in many developing countries. In Liberia, real estate tax revenues are less than 0.2 percent of GDP, compared to an average of 0.6 percent of GDP in developing countries, suggesting that...

    30 Oct 2014 | Oyebola Olabisi

  • Project

    Increasing Property Tax Compliance in Liberia

    This project is a pilot for a full randomised control trial research project on understanding factors that affect tax compliance. In many developing countries with weak state capacity, the first order question in tax compliance is the extensive margin as a large proportion of taxable individuals and firms remain outside the tax base; however, the tax compliance...

    30 Oct 2014 | Oyebola Olabisi

  • Event

    Africa: New Opportunities, Old Impediments

    The 2014 Harold Wincott memorial lecture was given by Professor Sir Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford, on Wednesday 8th October 2014 at Local Government House, London SW1. The title of his lecture was: "Africa: New Opportunities, Old Impediments".

    8 October 2014

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    The Ebola Crisis: What can economists do?

    6 Oct 2014

  • Blog post

    Assessing the economic effects of Ebola

    The outbreak of Ebola has highlighted the need for economists to assess the impact of the crisis. Very tentative findings by researchers at the International Growth Centre have flagged up warning signs on jobs, sales and the state of food markets In the midst of a severe health emergency such as the outbreak of Ebola that has struck the West African nations of Guinea,...

    26 Sep 2014 | Phil Thornton

  • Blog post

    Ebola hits Liberia’s economy hard

    With over 400 deaths in Liberia and more than 1,000 across West Africa, the Ebola epidemic has been the deadliest in history and has spread fear and panic across the region but, beyond the health crisis, Ebola has hit Liberia’s economy hard

    15 Aug 2014 | Patrick Hettinger

  • Country

    Liberia

    Since February 2013, IGC Liberia has been providing and applying frontier economic research to the central questions in Liberian policymaking.

    4 Aug 2014