Found 3 article(s) for author 'Organization'

How to convene an international health or development commission: ten key steps

How to convene an international health or development commission: ten key steps. Lawrence Summers, January 10, 2018, Paper, “The Commission on Investing in Health (CIH), an international group of 25 economists and global health experts, published its Global Health 2035 report in The Lancet in December 2013. The report laid out an ambitious investment framework for achieving a “grand convergence” in health—a universal reduction in deaths from infectious diseases and maternal and child health conditions—within a generation. This article captures ten key elements that the CIH found important to its process and successful outcomes.Link

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Growth and Decentralization in Bad Times

Growth and Decentralization in Bad Times. Philippe Aghion, Raffaella Sadun, April 8, 2015, Paper. “Is decentralization beneficial to firm performance in “bad times”? We present a model where negative demand shocks increase the importance of rapid action, and improve the alignment of incentives of managers within firms. We test this idea exploiting the heterogeneous impact of the 2008-2009 Great Recession across industries and countries using firm-level cross-country panel data combined with our survey data on firm organization. Decentralized firms perform better than their centralized counterparts in terms of sales and TFP growth…” Link

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Never Waste a Good Crisis? Growth and Decentralization in the Great Recession

Never Waste a Good Crisis? Growth and Decentralization in the Great Recession. Philippe Aghion, Raffaella Sadun, October 20, 2014, Paper. “We argue that decentralization is particularly beneficial to firm performance in “bad times”. We present a model where bad times increase the importance of rapid action, and improve the alignment of incentives of managers within firms. We test this idea exploiting the 2008-2009 Great Recession using firm-level cross country panel data combined with our survey data on firm organization…” Link

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