The global financial crisis: what role for state capacity and political incentives to respond to external economic shocks? Synthesis of literature review findings.

Abstract

This presentation covers the reasons for studying state capacity and political incentives; the questions to be answered; work so far; forms of state capacity; other factors; the effects of the global financial crisis on developing countries; policy responses to the crisis; and the economic, political and governance challenges in crisis responses (examples from Tanzania, Bangladesh and Sudan).

Citation

Foresti, M.; Massa, I.; Harris, D.; Wild, L. The global financial crisis: what role for state capacity and political incentives to respond to external economic shocks? Synthesis of literature review findings. ODI, London, UK (2010) 18 pp.

The global financial crisis: what role for state capacity and political incentives to respond to external economic shocks? Synthesis of literature review findings.

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