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Equilibrium (Economics)
Journal Article
Producing Biofuels in Low-Income Countries: An Integrated Environmental and Economic Assessment for Tanzania

This paper jointly evaluates the greenhouse gas emissions and economic impacts from producing biofuels in Tanzania...

Economic aspects (Agriculture) Environmental aspects (Economic development) Equilibrium (Economics)
Journal Article
A sequential approach to integrated energy modeling in South Africa

Part of Journal Special Issue Prospects for Renewable Energy in Africa

Carbon tax Economic policy Equilibrium (Economics)
Blog
From the Editor's Desk (September-October 2015)

UNU-WIDER had a busy September. We celebrated our 30 th birthday with some 600 people at our three-day conference on ‘Mapping the Future of Development Economics’ here in Helsinki. It was a great occasion...

Agriculture Business enterprises Capital investments
Blog
Malawi's Farm Subsidy Benefits the Poor but Doesn't Come Cheap

Malawi’s farm input subsidy benefits the poor and can be part of a viable national development strategy. Agriculture is Malawi’s main economic sector...

Agriculture Equilibrium (Economics) Expenditures, Public
Blog
Regional 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 Article
The Economy-wide Impacts and Risks of Malawi's Farm Input Subsidy Program

We estimate the impact of Malawi's Farm Input Subsidy Program using an economy-wide approach. This approach yields benefit-cost ratios about 60% higher than existing partial equilibrium studies, a result of our accounting for indirect benefits...

Agriculture Equilibrium (Economics) Food industry and trade
Blog
Climate Policy and Developing Country Interests

There are a series of questions to which we need answers if we are to implement climate change policies that help avoid negative effects. Three key questions are: What are the implications of climate change for economic growth and development?...

Carbon tax Economic policy Equilibrium (Economics)
Working Paper
An Integrated Approach to Modelling Energy Policy in South Africa: Evaluating Carbon Taxes and Electricity Import Restrictions

We link a bottom-up energy sector model to a recursive dynamic computable general equilibrium model of South Africa in order to examine two of the country’s main energy policy considerations: (i) the introduction of a carbon tax and (ii) libera...

Carbon tax Economic policy Equilibrium (Economics)
Working Paper
An Integrated Analysis of Economywide Effects of Climate Change

The effects of climate change in Turkey are expected to be significant...

Agriculture Climatic changes Equilibrium (Economics)
Working Paper
Producing Biofuels in Low-Income Countries: An Integrated Environmental and Economic Assessment for Tanzania

This paper evaluates the greenhouse gas emissions and economic impacts from producing biofuels in Tanzania...

Economic aspects (Agriculture) Environmental aspects (Economic development) Equilibrium (Economics)
Research Brief
The Price of Inaction - Climate Change in Mozambique

All climate scenarios considered result in reduced national welfare, if no reforms are enacted...

Climatic changes Equilibrium (Economics) Global warming
Working Paper
Implications of Alternative Mitigation Policies on World Prices for Fossil Fuels and Agricultural Products

Emissions mitigation policies affect prices, including prices for fossil fuels and agricultural products...

Agriculture Climatic changes Equilibrium (Economics)
Journal Article
Agricultural growth, poverty, and nutrition in Tanzania

Rapid economic growth does not appear to have significantly improved poverty and nutrition outcomes in Tanzania...

Economic growth Equilibrium (Economics) Food security
Journal Article
Consequences of Avian Flu for Growth and Poverty: A CGE Analysis for Kenya

Like many African countries, Kenya is vulnerable to avian flu given its position along migratory bird routes and proximity to other high risk countries. This raises concern about the effect of an outbreak on rural livelihoods...

Economic growth Equilibrium (Economics) Health
Journal Article
Gender Implications of Biofuels Expansion in Africa: The Case of Mozambique

We use a gendered dynamic CGE model to assess the implications of biofuels expansion in a low-income, land-abundant setting. Mozambique is chosen as a representative case...

Equilibrium (Economics) Natural resources Poverty
Journal Article
Macro–micro feedback links of water management in South Africa: CGE analyses of selected policy regimes

The pressure on an already stressed water situation in South Africa is predicted to increase significantly under climate change, plans for large industrial expansion, ongoing rapid urbanization, and government programs to provide access to water to m...

Agriculture Equilibrium (Economics) Water
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