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16 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Journal ArticleOn the Short- and Medium-Term Effects of Formalisation: Panel Evidence from Vietnam
This paper analyses the consequences of formalisation on the performance of informal firms, using a panel dataset from Vietnam...Factor proportions Informal sector Wages
Working PaperOn the Effects of Formalization on Taxes and Wages: Panel Evidence from Vietnam
Based on a unique panel dataset consisting of both formal and informal firms surveyed every other year from 2005 to 2013, this paper explores the benefits of formalization to the government and firm employees in Vietnam...Factor proportions Informal sector Taxation
Journal ArticleExport Diversification and Economic Performance: Evidence from Brazil, China, India and South Africa
Part of Journal Special Issue Southern Growth Engines and Technology GiantsFactor proportions Gross national product Industrial organization (Economic theory)
Book ChapterSouthern Engines of Global Growth: Very Long Cycles or Short Spurts?
From the book: Southern Engines of Global GrowthEconomic development History of economics Factor proportions
Journal ArticleFDI Liberalization as a Source of Comparative Advantage in China
Part of Journal Special Issue FDI, Employment, and Growth in China and IndiaFactor proportions Foreign investments Labour market
Working PaperExport Diversification and Specialization in South Africa: Extent and Impact
Should developing countries focus on diversifying their export basket or should they instead specialize their exports according to their existing comparative advantage?...Factor proportions Gross national product Industrial organization (Economic theory)
Working PaperFDI Liberalization as a Source of Comparative Advantage in China
Three features of China’s trade patterns suggest that elements beyond factor abundance explain its export performance...Factor proportions Foreign investments Labour market
Journal ArticleDevelopment Path of China and India and the Challenges for their Sustainable Growth
Part of Journal Special Issue The Rise of China and IndiaEconomic development Factor proportions International trade
Working PaperComparative Advantage Patterns and Domestic Determinants in Emerging Countries: An Analysis with a Focus on Technology
During the last two decades a number of emerging economies have become deeply engaged in technology-intensive production...Capital investments Factor proportions Labour
Working PaperDevelopment Path of China and India and the Challenges for Their Sustainable Growth
The segmentation of global manufacturing and services provided China and subsequently India with a golden opportunity to make full use of their absolute advantage—low cost yet educated labour—to integrate into the world economy within a c...Economic development Factor proportions International trade
Working PaperApproaching a Triumphal Span: How Far Is China Towards its Lewisian Turning Point?
With the aid of an analytical framework of the Lewis model revised to reflect the experience of China, this paper examines the country’s dualistic economic development and its unique characteristics...Economic development Factor proportions Globalization
Working PaperSouthern Engines of Global Growth: Very Long Cycles or Short Spurts?
This article views the four economies of the South in a long run historical perspective of 1500-2000...Economic development History of economics Factor proportions
Book ChapterThe Software and Information Services Sector in Argentina: The Pros and Cons of an Inward-Oriented Development Strategy
From the book: New Economy in DevelopmentBusiness enterprises Computer software Factor proportions
Book ChapterHow Economic Growth Reduces Poverty: A General Equilibrium Analysis for Indonesia
From the book: Perspectives on Growth and PovertyEconomic development Equality and inequality Factor proportions
Working PaperThe Software and Information Services Sector in Argentina: Pros and Cons of an Inward-Orientated Development Strategy
The software and information services (SIS) sector is at the heart of the New Economy and has been rapidly growing through the whole world during the last decades...Business enterprises Computer software Factor proportions
Working PaperHow Economic Growth Reduces Poverty: A General Equilibrium Analysis for Indonesia
Do changes in poverty and inequality depend directly on the rate of economic growth, or does the source of the growth also matter?...Economic development Equality and inequality Factor proportions