Journal Article: How polarized is the global income distribution?
The interest in the level of global inequality has surged in recent years. This paper complements existing estimates of global inequality by providing the first estimates of the level of bipolarization of the global income distribution.
Policy Brief: The business environment of Mozambican manufacturing firms
The 2017 Survey of Mozambican Manufacturing Firms builds on data collected in 2012 from surviving firms to trace how changing economic conditions have affected the development of firms over five years.
Inclusive growth in Mozambique – scaling-up research and capacity
The central goal of the project is to support inclusive growth, growth that substantially improves the living standards of the Mozambican population.
Journal Special Issue: Fiscal Policy, State Building and Economic Development
This journal presents a synopsis of the contextual conditions, factors and challenges under which the recent evolution of tax systems has taken place. The journal, as the studies in this collection, gives special emphasis to the role natural endowments, p
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Working PaperHow do small firms respond to tax schedule discontinuities?: Evidence from South African tax registers
In this paper we study the effects of various tax schedule discontinuities on the behavior of small firms using high-quality and population-wide tax register data from South Africa...Corporate governance Small business Taxation
Journal Special IssueExperiments in Development Economics
In recent years, experimental methods have been both highly celebrated, and roundly criticized, as a means of addressing core questions in the social sciences. They have received particular attention in the analysis of development interventions...Corporate governance Economic development Field experiments
Journal ArticleEthnic Politics in Ranked and Unranked Systems: an Exploratory Analysis
This article explores how ethnic politics may operate differently in societies with “ranked” versus “unranked” ethnic systems, where ethnicity and class correlate closely versus very little...Corporate governance Ethnic relations Public goods
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (June 2013)
29 June 2013 Tony Addison The June-July summer issue of Angle comes to you amid the 19 hours daylight of the Finnish mid-summer...Econometric models (Economic development) Agriculture Children
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (May 2013)
9 May 2013 Tony Addison With May ending, we head into a very busy June for UNU-WIDER (and midsummer). Next week we are back in Stockholm at Sida for the ReCom results meeting on ‘Aid, climate change, and the environment ’...Econometric models (Economic development) Climatic changes Corporate governance
Working PaperOut with the Sleaze, in with the Ease: Insufficient for Entrepreneurial Development?
Improved governance and lower start-up costs may not be sufficient for encouraging the type of entrepreneurship that matters for economic growth...Business enterprises Corporate governance Economic development
Book ChapterCorporate Governance, Innovative Enterprise, and Economic Development
From the book: Institutional Change and Economic DevelopmentBusiness enterprises Corporate governance Economic development
Working PaperCorporate Governance, Innovative Enterprise, and Economic Development
The notion that good corporate governance means maximizing shareholder value derives from the neoclassical theory of the market economy...Business enterprises Corporate governance Economic development
Journal ArticleBankruptcy Proceedings for Sovereign State Insolvency
Part of Journal Special Issue Development FinancingBankruptcy Capital market Corporate governance
Book ChapterOwnership Reform in the Absence of Crisis: China's Township, Village and Private Enterprises
From the book: Small and Medium Enterprises in Transitional EconomiesCorporate governance Government business enterprises Post-communism
Book ChapterInstitutional Investors, Corporate Ownership, and Corporate Governance: Global Perspectives
From the book: Ownership and Governance of EnterprisesCorporate governance Financial institutions, International Investments
Book ChapterAdaptive Efficiency and the Evolving Diversity of Enterprise Ownership and Governance Forms: An Overview
From the book: Ownership and Governance of EnterprisesBusiness enterprises Corporate governance Industrial organization (Economic theory)
Working PaperBankruptcy Proceedings for Sovereign State Insolvency
The paper examines the main issues involved in translating domestic bankruptcy procedures to the sovereign context...Bankruptcy Capital market Corporate governance
Journal ArticleFinancing the New Economy: Financial Institutions and Corporate Governance
Part of Journal Special Issue The New EconomyCorporate governance Finance Technology
Working PaperInstitutional Investors, Corporate Ownership, and Corporate Governance: Global Perspectives
We examine the role of institutional investors in financial markets and in corporate governance...Corporate governance Financial institutions, International Investments
Working PaperFinancing the New Economy: Financial Institutions and Corporate Governance
This paper examines the financial sector preconditions for the successful development of a high technology sector...Corporate governance Finance Technology