Showing all Projects in Uganda

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    Fiscal capacity and tax revenues in Uganda

    Fiscal capacity is one of the most important constraints on economic growth (Besley and Persson, 2013). In developing countries, the state’s ability to tax its citizens is typically limited by (a) the cost of acquiring accurate information on taxable activities, and (b) the tax agency’s capacity to enforce the tax rules. The literature has highlighted the central role...

    1 Dec 2013 | Miguel Almunia, Francois Gerard, Jonas Hjort

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    Big hits within the EAC

    We use a large sample of export transactions from customs files across six developing countries and several years to explore the extent of pricing to market and volume responses to exchange-rate variations in the East African Community (EAC), a customs union, and a control group of exporters from developing countries outside the region. We find that, relative to the control...

    1 Sep 2013 | Andrew Zeitlin, Olivier Cadot, Marguerite Duponchel, Mélise Jaud, Alan Asprilla

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    Intra-EAC Trade Volatility in Real Exchange Rates

    We use a large sample of export transactions from customs files across six developing countries and several years to explore the extent of pricing to market and volume responses to exchange-rate variations in the East African Community (EAC), a customs union, and a control group of exporters from developing countries outside the region. We find that, relative to the control...

    1 Apr 2012 | Olivier Cadot

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    Fiscal Strategy Incorporating Oil

    This paper addresses a number of macroeconomic concerns facing a devel- oping country that falls upon a large stock of a valuable natural resource. Our focus is on Uganda, on whose territory substantial amounts of oil were recently discovered. Although this rather unexpected event is likely to affect the lives of many— in fact, arguably most— Ugandans, history is full of...

    1 Apr 2012 | Per Krusell, Marguerite Duponchel, John Hassler, Abdulaziz Behiru Shifa, Daniel Spiro

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    Citizen empowerment and political accountability in Uganda

    New IGC research carried out over five years in Uganda shows that while increased information on politicians’ performance can lead to more debate about political effectiveness, it does not automatically lead to greater political accountability. This challenges the popular hypothesis that transparency leads more or less directly to improvements in government...

    1 Jan 2011 | Macartan Humphreys, Robert Sentamu