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Economic aspects (Natural resources)
Working Paper
Changing Income Inequality and Structural Transformation: The Case of Botswana 1921-2010

In Sub-Saharan Africa we find some of the highest levels of income inequality in the world. Nevertheless, we generally know very little about the historical development of inequality...

Colonies Equality and inequality Income distribution
Blog
UNU-WIDER in Ghana – An Interview with Wisdom Akpalu
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23 April 2014 Wisdom Akpalu joined UNU-WIDER as a Research Fellow based in Ghana in the beginning of 2014...

Economic policy (Business enterprises) Economic aspects (Natural resources) Ecology
Working Paper
Aid and Policy Preference in Oil-Rich Countries: Comparing Indonesia and Nigeria

This paper analyses the role of foreign aid to assist development in two oil-rich countries: Indonesia and Nigeria...

Debts, Public Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development
Journal Article
Measuring the Carbon Intensity of the South African Economy

We estimate the carbon intensity of industries, products and households in South Africa using data from a high resolution supply-use table...

Industries Economic aspects (Natural resources) Nonrenewable natural resources
Book Chapter
Between Past and Future of Latin America: Lessons from Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic

From the book: Achieving Development Success

Economic development Economic aspects (Economic development) Economic aspects (Natural resources)
Book Chapter
Can Norway Be a Role Model for Natural Resource Abundant Countries?

From the book: Development Success

Economic development Economic policy Natural resources
Journal Article
Power Ahead: Meeting Ethiopia's Energy Needs Under a Changing Climate

Part of Journal Special Issue Climate Change and Economic Development

Climatic changes Simulation methods (Economics) Economic aspects (Natural resources)
Working Paper
Power Ahead: Meeting Ethiopia’s Energy Needs Under a Changing Climate

Ethiopia is powering ahead with an ambitious energy development strategy, highly reliant on abundant hydropower potential. A changing climate, including uncertain water supply, however, may pose a salient challenge to meeting expected targets...

Climatic changes Simulation methods (Economics) Economic aspects (Natural resources)
Blog
Introducing Carbon Taxes in South Africa
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James Thurlow South Africa is one of the largest greenhouse gas (GHG) emitters. In 2007 it ranked 13th amongst all countries in terms of its overall emissions from burning fossil fuels, and its per capita emissions were twice the global average...

Environmental aspects (Commercial policy) Economic aspects (Natural resources) Environmental aspects (Taxation)
Working Paper
Measuring the Carbon Content of the South African Economy

We estimate the carbon intensity of industries, products, and households in South Africa. Direct and indirect carbon usage is measured using multiplier methods that capture inter-industry linkages and multi-product supply chains...

Environmental aspects (Commercial policy) Environmental policy Economic aspects (Natural resources)
Working Paper
Between Past and Future of Latin America: Lessons from Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic

This paper provides a synthesis of the four papers on the Latin American and Caribbean economies: Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic...

Economic development Economic aspects (Economic development) Economic aspects (Natural resources)
Working Paper
Can Norway Be a Role Model for Natural Resource Abundant Countries?

During the 1950-70s Norway had relatively low GDP per capita compared to the OECD average and even more so compared to Denmark and Sweden...

Economic development Economic growth Economic policy
Book
Resource Abundance and Economic Development

Since the 1960s the per capita incomes of the resource-poor countries have grown significantly faster than those of the resource-abundant countries...

Economic development Economic policy Industrialization
Book
Resource Abundance and Economic Development

Since the 1960s the per capita incomes of the resource-poor countries have grown significantly faster than those of the resource-abundant countries...

Economic development Economic policy Industrialization
Book Chapter
Conclusions: Resource Abundance, Growth Collapse, and Policy

From the book: Resource Abundance and Economic Development

Economic development Economic growth Economic policy
Book Chapter
Natural Resources, Capital Accumulation, Structural Change, and Welfare

From the book: Resource Abundance and Economic Development

Capital Economic development Natural resources
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