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Working Paper File Downloads Abstract Views
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Differentiation and dynamics of competitiveness impacts from the EU ETS 0 0 1 205 0 4 8 487
Dutch Disease Resistance: Evidence from Indonesian Firms 23 60 60 60 6 6 6 6
Evidence for a presource curse ? oil discoveries, elevated expectations, and growth disappointments 3 3 3 3 5 5 5 5
Growth, Nighttime Lights and Power Infrastructure Investment: Evidence from Angola Abstract: An increasing number of papers in the literature use satellite data on nighttime lights as a proxy for economic activities, such as GDP or GDP growth. They implicitly assume that the relationship between GDP and nighttime lights works through the demand side, and there is no constraint on the supply of electricity. This paper first points out a paradox in using this method: the countries for which the method is needed the most, i.e. the countries with poor statistical capacity, are just the countries, for which the assumption of the method is satisfied the least, i.e. the countries with a large power infrastructure deficit. Motivated by this, we collected the data on power infrastructure investment in Angola, a country with a large power infrastructure funding gap. Indeed, we find that in the case of Angola the stable relationship between GDP growth and lights growth assumed in the literature is broken. Instead,increase in lights strongly co-moved with increase in power infrastructure investment. The strong link between lights and investment enables us to develop a new method of quantitatively evaluating value-for-money for infrastructure investments, which directly estimates the cost-effectiveness of transforming investment to welfare, as measured by lights. We estimate the overall cost-effectiveness, and the cost-effectiveness of different financing methods in the case of Angola 18 36 36 36 5 9 9 9
Implications of intermittency and transmission constraints for renewables deployment 0 0 1 141 0 0 7 292
Institutions and the Location of Oil Exploration 1 6 14 62 4 16 49 145
Rural Electrification in India: Economic and Institutional aspects of Renewables 0 0 3 639 2 4 19 2,057
Space and Time: Wind in an Investment Planning Model 0 1 2 224 0 1 11 744
The Local Economic Impacts of Natural Resource Extraction 3 7 36 89 8 43 159 264
The economic spillovers from resource extraction: a partial resource blessing at the subnational level? 4 8 17 122 5 14 51 183
Total Working Papers 52 121 173 1,581 35 102 324 4,192


Journal Article File Downloads Abstract Views
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Investing in Africa's Infrastructure: Financing and Policy Options 0 0 8 10 1 1 15 29
Servicizing electricity supply 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 7
Space and time: Wind in an investment planning model 0 1 2 56 0 1 6 182
The Local Economic Impacts of Natural Resource Extraction 0 1 9 13 4 13 51 74
Using intermediate indicators: lessons for climate policy 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 7
Total Journal Articles 0 2 19 83 6 16 76 299


Statistics updated 2017-08-03