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
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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 ChapterAssessing Progress in Welfare Improvements in Zambia: A Multidimensional Approach
From the book: Growth and Poverty in Sub-Saharan AfricaGame theory Poverty Welfare economics
Book ChapterSpatial and Temporal Multidimensional Poverty in Nigeria
From the book: Growth and Poverty in Sub-Saharan AfricaGame theory Microeconomics Poverty
Book ChapterPoverty and its Dynamics in Uganda: Explorations using a New Set of Poverty Lines
From the book: Growth and Poverty in Sub-Saharan AfricaEconometric models Game theory Health
Book ChapterAn Empirical Analysis of the Economics of Marriage in Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia
From the book: Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics, Vol. 2. Marriage is the single most important contractual arrangement youth in North Africa undertake as they navigate their transition to adulthood...Economic aspects (Families) Game theory Power (Economics)
Working PaperThe Role of Issue Linkage in Managing the Mekong
The Mekong River is the major water source in Southeast Asia and shared by six countries...Environment Game theory International relations
Working PaperConsumption Bundle Aggregation in Poverty Measurement: Implications for Poverty and its Dynamics in Uganda
Official poverty figures in Uganda are flawed by the fact that the underlying poverty lines are based on a single national food basket that was constructed in the early 1990s...Econometric models (Economic development) Game theory Health
Working PaperMulti-dimensional Poverty Analysis for Tanzania: First Order Dominance Approach with Discrete Indicators
As in much of sub-Saharan Africa, Tanzania has attained rapid economic growth accompanied by only marginal reductions in poverty...Economic growth Game theory Measurement (Poverty)
Working PaperMultidimensional Poverty in Nigeria: First Order Dominance Approach
This study appraises non-monetary multidimensional poverty in Nigeria using the novel first order dominance approach developed by Arndt et al. (2012)...Game theory Microeconomics Poverty
Working PaperMultidimensional Welfare in Districts of Zambia: A First Order Dominance Approach
In this paper we make welfare comparisons among districts of Zambia using multidimensional well-being indicators observed at the household level using the first order dominance approach developed by Arndt et al. in 2012...Game theory Poverty Welfare economics
Working PaperThe Economics of Marriage in North Africa
Marriage is the single most important economic transaction and social transition in the lives of young people. Yet little is known about the economics of marriage in much of the developing world...Economic aspects (Families) Game theory Power (Economics)
Journal ArticleDo Non-Enforceable Contracts Matter?: Evidence from an International Lab Experiment
Part of Journal Special Issue Poverty, Development, and Behavioral EconomicsContracts Game theory
Working PaperIntra-Household Efficiency: an Experimental Study from Ethiopia
An experimental design using treatments of a voluntary contribution mechanism is used to test household efficiency. Efficiency is decisively rejected in all treatments contrary to the assumption of most household models...Econometric models (Economic development) Game theory Women
Journal ArticleForeign Aid, Infrastructure Development and Welfare: An Intertemporal Analysis
Part of Journal Special Issue Development AidCapital investments Economic assistance and foreign aid Game theory
Journal ArticleForeign Aid as Prize: Incentives for a Pro-Poor Policy
Part of Journal Special Issue Development AidEconomic assistance and foreign aid Game theory Public welfare
Working PaperForeign Aid, Infrastructure Development, and Welfare: An Intertemporal Analysis
This paper examines the welfare implications of foreign aid within the framework of a two-period, two-country model of international trade...Capital investments Economic assistance and foreign aid Game theory
Working PaperForeign Aid as Prize: Incentives for a Pro-Poor Policy
We develop a theoretical model of foreign aid to analyse a method of disbursement of aid which induces the recipient government to follow a more pro-poor policy than it otherwise would do...Economic assistance and foreign aid Game theory Public welfare