Effective States and Inclusive Development

The political economy determinants of economic growth

Objective This project aims to contribute to the literature on the political determinants of growth in three ways: Attempting to understand the political drivers of within-country growth. Using the conceptual frameworks developed in ESID Working Paper 5 and ESID Working Paper 16 to ex

The political economy of growth in Cambodia

Objective The political economy determinants of economic growth in Cambodia are studied using a political settlements approach, buttressed by conceptual innovations surrounding the study of growth phases, bureaucratic capacity, and the character of the climate for investment. Cases Ca

Professor Kunal Sen

Role Kunal Sen is Professor of Development Economics and Policy at the Global Development Institute at the University of Manchester, and Joint Research Director of the ESID research centre. Research Kunal’s current research is on the political economy determinants of inclusive develop

How should Uganda grow?

Working paper 30 Policy paper 2 Download pdf Ricardo Hausmann, Brad Cunningham, John Matovu, Rosie Osire and Kelly Wyett Abstract Income per capita in Uganda has doubled in the last 20 years. This remarkable performance has been buoyed by significant aid flows and large external imbal

Trillions gained and lost. Estimating the magnitude of growth episodes

Working Paper 26 Download pdf Lant Pritchett, Kunal Sen, Sabyasachi Kar and Selim Raihan Abstract We propose and implement a new technique for measuring the total magnitude of a growth episode: the change in output per capita resulting from one structural break in the trend growth of

Natural resource extraction and the possibilities of inclusive development: politics across space and time

Working paper 21 Download pdf Anthony Bebbington Abstract This paper addresses institutional and political relationships that govern the interactions between natural resource extraction, economy and society with a focus on the mining and hydrocarbon sectors. These relationships help d

Methods in governance research: a review of research approaches

Working paper 17 Download pdf Lawrence Sáez Abstract The extant literature relating to the relationship between governance and inclusive growth does not appear to have reached convergence towards a preferred methodological approach. This paper attempts to review the strengths and shor

Developing the guts of a GUT (Grand Unified Theory): Elite commitment and inclusive growth

Working paper 16 Download pdf Lant Pritchett and Eric Werker Abstract Two key unanswered questions in theories of growth are (a) why some countries successfully initiate episodes of rapid growth while others suffer extended stagnation and (b) why some countries are able to sustain gro

The political dynamics of economic growth

Working paper 5 Download pdf Kunal Sen Abstract This paper is an assessment of what we know about the political determinants of economic growth. It begins by setting out the stylized facts of economic growth. The paper suggests that there is a need to shift away from much of the previ