Brief 24: Reducing Elite Capture in the Solomon Islands

Researchers: Andrew Beath, Ariel Ben Yishay, Giovanna d'Adda, Pauline Grosjean & Roberto Weber Summary: It is generally acknowledged that decisions about how to spend public money are best made at the local level where the funds will be used, as local communities best understand their own needs and can monitor whether the funds are well spent.

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It's reigning men. How our convict past explains our glass ceiling

Illustration: David Rowe. Why does Tony Abbott have only one woman in his cabinet of 18 men? Why does BHP have only two women on its 12-man board? Why does Australia itself have one of the lowest rates of female company directorships in the world?

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It's reigning men. How our convict past explains our glass ceiling

Why does Tony Abbott have only one woman in his cabinet of 18 men? Why does BHP have only two women on its 12-man board? Why does Australia itself have one of the lowest rates of female company directorships in the world? An astonishing 40 of our top 200 public companies have no female directors whatsoever.

http://www.theage.com.au

The Economics of Everything - Does crime pay? - Pauline Grosjean

 

 

VOX CEPR's Policy Portal

Should market liberalisation precede democracy? The citizens' point of view Pauline Grosjean, Claudia Senik Empirical evidence based on an innovative new dataset suggests that democracy generates some popular support for the market, but economic liberalisation does not clearly enhance the support for democracy.

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