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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Book ChapterThe copper sector, fiscal rules, and stabilization funds in Chile: Scope and limits
From the book: Extractive IndustriesFiscal policy Natural resources Wealth
Journal ArticleTax Structures and Economic Growth: New Evidence from the Government Revenue Dataset
Part of Journal Special Issue Fiscal Policy, State Building and Economic DevelopmentEconomic growth Fiscal policy Development
Journal Special IssueFiscal 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, as an introduction to this United Nations University-World Institute for Development Economics Rese...Fiscal policy Economic development Taxation
Working PaperFiscal pressure of migration & horizontal fiscal inequality: Evidence from Indian experience
This paper examines the patterns and trends in inter-state migration across Indian states and observes that migration is affected by demographic profile as well as the fiscal profile of states...Migration Inequality Demography
Working PaperToward closer cohesion of international tax statistics: The ICTD/UNU-WIDER GRD 2017
The Government Revenue Dataset (GRD) was launched in September 2014 and, in the few years since, has gone on to be recognized as the go-to source for researchers and policymakers seeking cross-country data on government revenues and taxes...Tax Fiscal policy data
Working PaperThe copper sector, fiscal rules, and stabilization funds in Chile: Scope and limits
Historically, Chile has been an economy dominated by mineral and agro-industrial products and subject to frequent external shocks particularly in copper prices...Fiscal policy Natural resources Wealth
Working PaperTax structures and economic growth: New evidence from the Government Revenue Dataset
Recent work on the relationship between tax structure and economic growth has offered little reliable evidence for developing countries...Economic growth Fiscal policy Development
BlogWill Norway’s model of Sovereign Wealth Fund work in Tanzania?: A reality check
Several countries in Africa – including Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Uganda - have recently discovered large oil and gas or other mineral resources...Economic assistance and foreign aid Fiscal policy Mineral industries
Working PaperAn inquiry into the political economy of the global clean energy transition policies and Nigeria’s federal and state governments’ fiscal policies
In order to implement clean energy transition programmes, the national and sub-national governments in Nigeria will incur some cost. In the same way, failure to implement the policies will come with some costs...Fiscal policy Nonrenewable natural resources Renewable energy sources
Working PaperTax-benefit microsimulation modelling in Mozambique: A feasibility study
This paper assesses the feasibility of developing a tax and benefit microsimulation model in Mozambique...Fiscal policy Revenue Taxation
Book ChapterGender, Economic Growth, and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
From the book: Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics, Vol. 2...Economic development Fiscal policy Income distribution
BlogInequality in Latin America and the Importance of Data - An Interview with Nora Lustig
In this interview Professor Nora Lustig , Samuel Z...Education Equality and inequality Fiscal policy
Journal ArticleAid and Government Fiscal Behavior: Assessing Recent Evidence
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid Policy and the Macroeconomic Management of AidEconomic assistance and foreign aid Fiscal policy Government spending policy
Research BriefThe political economy of food price policy in Egypt
The Egyptian food system has been affected by both global food markets and domestic factors...Agriculture Fiscal policy Food industry and trade
Working PaperIncome Inequality in Latin America: Recent Decline and Prospects for Its Further Reduction
The paper reviews the extent of the income inequality decline that took place in Latin America in 2002-10 and then focuses on the factors that may explain such decline...Education Equality and inequality Fiscal policy
Working PaperThe Impact of Aid on Total Government Expenditures: New Evidence on Fungibility
Aid is said to be fungible at the aggregate level if it raises government expenditures by less than the total amount. This happens when the recipient government decreases domestic revenue, decreases net borrowing, or when aid bypasses the budget...Economic assistance and foreign aid Econometric models (Economic development) Expenditures, Public