Found 2 article(s) for author 'comparative development'

Crony Capitalism in the Middle East

Crony Capitalism in the Middle East: Business and Politics from Liberalization to the Arab Spring. Ishac Diwan, June 2019, Book, “The popular uprisings in 2011 that overthrew Arab dictators were also a rebuke to crony capitalism, diverted against both rulers and their allied businessmen who monopolize all economic opportunities. While the Middle East has witnessed a growing nexus between business and politics in the wake of liberalization, little is discussed about the nature of business cronies, the sectors in which they operate, the mechanisms used to favour them, and the possible impact of such crony relations on the region’s development. Combining inputs from leading scholars in the field, Crony Capitalism in the Middle East: Business and Politics from Liberalization to the Arab Spring presents a wealth of empirical evidence on the form and function of this aspect of the region.Link

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Yet another tale of two cities: Buenos Aires and Chicago

Yet another tale of two cities: Buenos Aires and Chicago. Filipe Campante, Edward Glaeser, February 3, 2018, Paper, “Buenos Aires and Chicago grew during the nineteenth century for remarkably similar reasons. Both cities were conduits for moving meat and grain from fertile hinterlands to eastern markets. However, despite their initial similarities, Chicago was vastly more prosperous for most of the twentieth century. Can the differences between the cities after 1930 be explained by differences in the cities before that date? We highlight four major differences between Buenos Aires and Chicago in 1914. Chicago was slightly richer, and significantly better educated.Link

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