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Liberalisation, poverty and redistribution / Inequality, Social Conflict, and Development

Number5101
Project managerKalle Moene
ClientNorges forskningsråd
Client project no.
ParticipantsHalvor Mehlum
Period1999 - 2002 (ended)

Project description

The overall aim of the project is to study redistribution as a means to achieve economic growth and development in poor countries faced with increasing international competition. We will give special attention to the manifestations of social conflicts, such as riots, revolts, violence, and crime. We want to study the effects of globalisation (trade liberalisation and free capital mobility) in societies with a high degree of unequality in income, entitlements, ownership, and influence. The aim is to develop new theoretical approaches in combination with comparative empirical investigations. The geographical focus will be on Southern African countries in relation to the experiences of East Asia and Latin America. The project in anchored in economics, but aims at incorporating approaches that are stronger in other disciplines such as politcal science.

Publications

Scientific Journal

Author(s):Title:Year:Reference:Link:
Mehlum, H., Moene, K. og R. TorvikCrime Induced Poverty Traps2005Journal of Development Economics 77, 325-340
Mehlum, Halvor, Karl Moene and Ragnar TorvikPredator or Prey? Parasitic enterprises in economic development2003European Economic Review 47(2):79-98
Mehlum, Halvor and Karl Ove MoeneBattlefields and Marketsplaces2002Defence and Peace Economics 13(6):485-496
Mehlum, Halvor, Kalle Moene and Ragnar TorvikPlunder & Protections Inc.2002Journal of Peace Research 39(4):447-459

Memorandum

This series is published by the Department of Economics, University of Oslo, in cooperation with the Frisch Centre. The list below only contains those memoranda written in connection with projects at the Frisch Centre. A complete list of memoranda is found at http://urn.nb.no/URN:NBN:no-7118

Author(s):Title:Year:Reference:Link:
Mehlum, Halvor and Karl Ove MoeneBattlefields and Marketsplaces2002No. 11[PDF]
Mehlum, Halvor, Kalle Moene and Ragnar TorvikPlunder & Protections Inc.2002No. 10[PDF]
Mehlum, Halvor, Karl Moene and Ragnar TorvikPredator or Prey? Parasitic enterprises in economic development2000No. 27[PDF]
Mehlum, Halvor, Karl Ove Moene and Ragnar TorvikCrime Induced Poverty Traps1999No. 35[PDF]

Other publications

Author(s):Title:Year:Reference:Link:
Mehlum, Halvor, Moene, Karl-Ove and Ragnar TorvikMarket-based extortion2002