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Africa’s lockdown dilemma: High poverty and low trust
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Journal Article: Tax-motivated transfer mispricing in South Africa - direct evidence using transaction data
This new Open Access article provides the first direct systematic evidence of profit shifting through transfer mispricing in a developing country.
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Working PaperInvoluntary migration, inequality, and integration: National and subnational influences
Across the world, we observe different experiences in terms of inequality between migrant and ‘host-country’ populations. What factors contribute to such variation?...Economic integration Horizontal inequality Inequality
Book ChapterReforming the (non)system
From the book: Resetting the International Monetary (Non)SystemBalance of payments Economic integration
Working PaperThe resettlement of Vietnamese refugees across Canada over three decades
Welcoming 60,000 Southeast Asian refugees in the 1979–80 period has become a celebrated part of Canada’s history, but the eventual integration of these refugees into Canadian society has received insufficient attention...Canada Earnings Economic integration
Working PaperReforming the global monetary non-system
This paper proposes a comprehensive yet evolutionary reform of the global monetary non-system that evolved out of the breakdown of the original Bretton Woods arrangement in the early 1970s...Balance of payments Economic integration
BlogRegional Industrialization and Integration in Southern Africa - Reporting from TIPS Annual Forum
The white-painted cluster of traditional style buildings might suggest that this was a farm on the South African veldt...Automobile industry and trade Carbon tax Economic integration
Journal ArticleTransmission of World Prices to the Vietnamese Economy
International economic integration has been a central policy goal for the Vietnam government since the doi moi reform was initiated in 1986. We explore the Vietnamese increasing integration into the world market and bouts of high inflation...Economic integration Inflation (Finance) Prices
Research BriefInternational Economic Integration and Growth in Latin America
Integration of Latin America into the international economy over the past quarter century has led to faster export growth, but not to faster GDP or productivity growth Contrary to mainstream analysis, under the current market reforms countries have u...Economic integration Foreign exchange International trade
Book ChapterCommitting to Economic Openness in Ireland: The Importance of Domestic Institutional Capabilities
From the book: Development SuccessEconomic development Economic integration Economic policy
Book ChapterHungary: The Janus-faced Success Story of Transition
From the book: Development SuccessEconomic development Economic integration Strategic planning
BlogFrom the Editor’s Desk (September 2012)
Tony Addison Mid-September finds UNU-WIDER very busy preparing for our big conference on climate change and development policy that takes place later this month, as well as our WIDER Annual Lecture by Lant Pritchett of Harvard University (you can als...Pollution (Air) Agricultural innovations Agriculture
Research BriefAid and Structural Change in Africa: A New Agenda
It is commonly acknowledged that developing economies are characterized by large differences in output per worker across sectors...Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development Economic integration
Working PaperThe Development Implications of External Integration in Latin America
This paper analyses the links between the integration into the international economy and development in Latin America over the past quarter century...Economic integration Foreign exchange International trade
Working PaperAid, Structural Change and the Private Sector in Africa
This paper argues that official development assistance (foreign aid) is partly responsible for the lack of structural change in Africa...Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development Economic integration
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (January 2012)
Tony Addison January saw the snow arrive in Helsinki. As I look out across the harbour, the scene is one of various shades of white and grey. The temperature is well below zero (minus 20 o c)...Commercial policy Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development
Journal ArticleSouth-South and North-South Trade Agreements: Compatibility Issues
Part of Journal Special Issue South-South and North-South Trade AgreementsCommercial policy Economic development Economic integration
Journal ArticleCan Free Trade Agreements Reduce Economic Vulnerability?
Part of Journal Special Issue South-South and North-South Trade AgreementsEconomic integration Free trade International trade