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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BlogMigration and the transfer of gender and democratic norms
Despite the large attention received in the global development debate over the past years, gender inequalities still strongly persist throughout the world. Similarly, democratic and equal institutions are far from standing firm in all countries...Emigration and immigration Human capital Migration, Internal
BlogHow should the international community respond to migration and refugees?
In our previous blog , we looked at some of the key facts about international migration and identified a few areas that, from an economist’s perspective, need attention...Emigration and immigration Refugees
BlogAn economist’s view on migration and refugees
Few issues have been so contentious in recent years as international migration. The refugee crisis sparked not least by the Syrian war has shown that policies governing migration are in a tangle...Emigration and immigration Refugees
BlogA New Agenda for a New World
24 June 2013 Minister Gunilla Carlson Like every political agenda, the post-2015 agenda must be firmly based in a reality check...Economic development Emigration and immigration Free trade
Book ChapterThe International Circulation of Elites: Knowledge, Entrepreneurial, and Political
From the book: The Role of Elites in Economic DevelopmentEmigration and immigration Entrepreneurship Foreign workers
BlogUrbanization and Development in Asia: Linkages with Globalization and Migration
Lorraine Telfer-Taivainen The Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, Hungary, was the venue for the launch on 16 June 2012 of the just-published UNU-WIDER book Urbanization and Development in Asia: Multidimensional Perspectives , edited by Jo...Economic development Economic growth Emigration and immigration
Book ChapterCreating Place for the Displaced: Migration and Urbanization in Asia
From the book: Urbanization and Development in AsiaEmigration and immigration Urban economics Urban planning
Book ChapterGlobalizing Shanghai: International Migration and the Global City
From the book: Urbanization and Development in AsiaEmigration and immigration Labor mobility Migration, Internal
Book ChapterGlobalizing Households and Multi-ethnic Community Building in Japan
From the book: Urbanization and Development in AsiaEmigration and immigration Sociological aspects (Families) Labor supply
Book ChapterFoundations of Minority Communities: Resident Koreans in Japan
From the book: Urbanization and Development in AsiaDiscrimination in employment Emigration and immigration Regional economics
BlogThe View from Buenos Aires
Tony Addison A visit to Buenos Aires in September provided a good vantage point to look at the euro zone’s deepening crisis. Angle readers will recall that Argentina went through a painful adjustment process some ten years ago...Agriculture Depressions Economic development
Working PaperThe International Circulation of Elites: Knowledge, Entrepreneurial and Political
International migration analysis often focuses on mass migration rather than on the international mobility of elites, which is the focus of this paper...Emigration and immigration Entrepreneurship Foreign workers
Working PaperFoundations of Minority Communities: Resident Koreans in Japan
This paper discusses the development of Korean communities in Japan from their origins in the late nineteenth century through their stabilization following the Second World War...Discrimination in employment Emigration and immigration Regional economics
Working PaperGlobalizing Shanghai: International Migration and the Global City
Cities are the focal point for the mobility of talents, located between the nations and firms, states and educational institutions...Emigration and immigration Labor mobility Migration, Internal
Working PaperGlobalizing Households and Multi-ethnic Community Building in Japan
The East Asian countries are currently experiencing declining fertility rates and aging of their populations...Emigration and immigration Sociological aspects (Families) Labor supply
Working PaperConflict, Disasters, and No Jobs: Reasons for International Migration from Sub-Saharan Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has the highest growth rate in net international migration in the world. The reasons for this migration are investigated in this paper...Emigration and immigration Labor demand Natural disasters