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Regulating Development
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Regulating Development

Evidence from Africa and Latin America

9781845424992 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Edmund Amann, Senior Lecturer in Development Economics, University of Manchester, UK and Affiliate Research Associate Professor, Regional Economics Applications Laboratory, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, US
Publication Date: 2006 ISBN: 978 1 84542 499 2 Extent: 328 pp
Regulating Development examines the impact that regulation – good or bad – can have on the development of poorer societies. It opens with a succinct review of critical issues, including the implications of the spread of intellectual property rights legislation and the role of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

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Regulating Development examines the impact that regulation – good or bad – can have on the development of poorer societies. It opens with a succinct review of critical issues, including the implications of the spread of intellectual property rights legislation and the role of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

The volume examines the regulatory experiences of three important developing economies: Brazil, Ghana and South Africa. Key regulatory themes are analysed, most notably capital markets and corporate governance regulation, the regulation of the telecommunications sector and the use of regulatory reforms to promote the development of small- and medium-sized enterprises. Within each chapter policy lessons are drawn, the relevance of which extend well beyond national or even regional boundaries. The principal aim of the book is to show the extent to which regulation is moving increasingly to centre stage as a driver of development in Africa and Latin America. The book also demonstrates how thoughtful, well-planned regulation can make a real contribution to the emergence of supply-side competitiveness.

This book will be invaluable reading for academics, researchers and students with an interest in economics and development studies, as well as for regulators and policymakers in developing countries.
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Contributors: A.A. Ahene, O.A. Akinboade, E. Amann, E. Aryeetey, W. Baer, J.C. Ferraz, A. Goldstein, P. Holmes, J. Hudson, H. Jalilian, A. Jerome, C. Kirkpatrick, C. May, G. Mendes de Paula, D. Parker, J.C.L. Pires, F. Sibanda, Y.-F. Zhang
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Contents:
Preface
1. Introduction
Edmund Amann

Part I: General Considerations
2. Creating the Conditions for International Business Expansion: The Impact of Regulation on Economic Growth in Developing Countries – A Cross-Country Analysis
Hossein Jalilian, Colin Kirkpatrick and David Parker

3. The World Trade Organisation and Domestic Regulation
Peter Holmes

4. Learning to Love Patents: Capacity Building, Intellectual Property and the (Re)production of Governance Norms in the ‘Developing World’
Christopher May

Part II: The Latin American Experience
5. From the Developmental to the Regulatory State: The Transformation of the Government’s Impact on the Brazilian Economy
Edmund Amann and Werner Baer

6. Brazilian Regulatory Agencies: Early Appraisal and Looming Challenges
Andrea Goldstein and José Claudio Linhares Pires

7. Corporate Governance, Regulation and the Lingering Role of the State in the Post Privatized Brazilian Steel Industry
Edmund Amann, João Carlos Ferraz and Germano Mendes de Paula

Part III: The African Experience
8. Privatization and Regulation in South Africa: An Evaluation
Afeikhena Jerome

9. A Comparative Analysis of the Performance of Public and Private Water Utilities in Africa
Colin Kirkpatrick, David Parker and Yin-Fang Zhang

10. Why Regulations Matter: A Small-Business Perspective
Judi Hudson

11. The Changing Regulatory Environment and its Implications for the Performance of Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises in Ghana
Ernest Aryeetey and Ama Asantewah Ahene

12. Regulating for Competition: The Case of Telkom in South Africa
Oludele A. Akinboade and Fungai Sibanda

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