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 PaperEconomic and non-economic returns to Communist Party membership in Viet Nam
Single-party political systems exist in a number of countries, such as China and Viet Nam. In these countries, party membership is potentially an important source of economic and social status...Communist Party membership Income Credit
Book ChapterA brief history of the international monetary system since Bretton Woods
Part of Journal Special Issue Resetting the International Monetary (Non)SystemBalance of payments Credit Financial institutions
Working PaperThe effects of land titling in Tanzania
We use household survey data to investigate the effects of formal, private property rights to agricultural land on agricultural investment, land valuation and access to credit in Tanzania...Property rights Land titling Agriculture
Working PaperA brief history of the international monetary system since Bretton Woods
This paper provides a historical background to contemporary debates on the international monetary system: their genesis, similarities, and differences of problems it has faced at different times...Balance of payments Credit Financial institutions, International
Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Parallel 6.2Households Natural disasters Credit
BlogJob Creation and the Business Cycle in Brazil
What type of business destroys proportionately more jobs during times of economic recessions and hires more in booms?...Business cycles Credit Economic growth
Journal ArticlePolitical Connections and Land-Related Investment in Rural Vietnam
Part of Journal Special Issue Land and Property RightsCredit Informal sector (Economics) Investments
Journal ArticleThe economics of counterinsurgency: Some evidence from Andhra Pradesh
Present in India since the 1960s, the Naxalite insurgency has steadily spread across the country...Conflict management Construction industries Credit
Working PaperDoes Financial Liberalisation Improve Access to Investment Finance in Developing Countries?
This paper considers the effect of financial liberalisation on access to investment finance using firm level data covering 57 developing and transition countries...Credit Finance Financial institutions
Working PaperPolitical Connections and Investment in Rural Vietnam
This paper uses household panel data from rural Vietnam to explore the effects of having a relative in a position of political or bureaucratic power on farmers’ agricultural investment decisions...Credit Informal sector (Economics) Investments
Journal ArticleThe Forgotten Property Rights: Evidence on Land Use Rights in Vietnam
Studies of land property rights usually focus on tenure security and transfer rights. Rights to determine how to use the land are regularly ignored. However, user rights are often limited...Credit Informal sector (Economics) Investments
Working PaperForeign Banks and Credit Volatility: The Case of Latin American Countries
Foreign bank presence has substantially increased in Latin America during the second half of the 1990s, which has prompted an intense debate on its banking and macroeconomic consequences...Banks and banking Credit Money supply
Journal ArticleCredit Demand in Mozambican Manufacturing
This paper uses two industrial firm surveys to identify the key determinants of credit demand in Mozambican manufacturing. We construct five different measures of being credit constrained and estimate desired debt demand...Credit Manufacturing
Journal ArticleCredit Constraints, Entrepreneurial Talent, and Economic Development
Part of Journal Special Issue Entrepreneurship, Developing Countries and Development EconomicsCredit Economic development Entrepreneurship
Working PaperThe Finnish Developmental State and its Growth Regime
This paper reviews Finland’s growth strategy in the postwar decades. Finland was able to initiate an impressive mobilization of resources during this period, reflected mostly in a high rate of capital accumulation for manufacturing industries...Credit Economic development Economic growth
Working PaperCredit Constraints, Entrepreneurial Talent, and Economic Development
In this paper, we formalize the view that economic development requires high rates of productive entrepreneurship, and this requires an efficient matching between entrepreneurial talent and production technologies...Credit Economic development Entrepreneurship