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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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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Working PaperQuantifying the contribution of a subpopulation to inequality: An application to Mozambique
In this paper, I quantify the contribution of a subpopulation to inequality...Inequality Decomposition RIF
Journal ArticleTaxation and Inequality in Developing Countries: Lessons from the Recent Experience of Latin America
Part of Journal Special Issue Fiscal Policy, State Building and Economic Developmenttax policy Inequality Redistribution
Working PaperLegal empowerment and group-based inequality
Legal empowerment has become widely accepted in development policy circles as an approach to addressing poverty and exclusion...Legal empowerment Ethnicity Horizontal inequality
Working PaperEstimating the scale of profit shifting and tax revenue losses related to foreign direct investment
Governments’ revenues are lower when multinational enterprises avoid paying corporate income tax by shifting their profits to tax havens...Foreign Direct Investment corporate income tax tax avoidance
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
Journal ArticleEstimating the level and distribution of global wealth, 2000–2014
Part of Journal Special Issue InequalityWealth Assets Debts
Journal ArticleGlobal inequality: Relatively lower, absolutely higher
Part of Journal Special Issue InequalityGlobal interpersonal inequality Inequality Inequality measurement
Journal ArticleInequality: Measurement, trends, impacts and policies
Part of Journal Special Issue InequalityDeveloping countries Inequality Poverty
Journal Special IssueInequality: Measurement, trends, impacts and policies
Many low- and middle-income countries are achieving good rates of economic growth, while high inequality remains a priority concern...Inequality Economic growth Poverty
Working PaperEducational inequality in Mozambique
In very poor countries, inequality often means that a small part of the population maintains living standards far above the rest...Education Economic development Inequality
Working PaperInvestigating growing inequality in Mozambique
In this paper, we investigate the long-term trend of consumption inequality in Mozambique...Inequality Mozambique Decomposition
Working PaperInequality, ethnicity, and social cohesion
How do changes in socio-economic inequality between ethnic groups affect interethnic ties in a divided society?...Inequality Ethnicity Violent conflict
Working PaperInequality and fiscal redistribution in Mexico: 1992–2015
This paper uses income and expenditure surveys from 1992 to 2014 and public tax and spending accounts to estimate the redistributive impact of Mexico’s fiscal system over this period...Fiscal incidence Taxation Social spending
Working PaperGlobal inequality in length of life: 1950–2015
This paper provides a broad picture of national, regional and global trends of inequality in length of life over the period 1950–2015...Inequality Lifespan Mortality rates
Working PaperLabour income inequality in Mexico: Puzzles solved and unsolved
We analyse the evolution and proximate determinants of labour income inequality in Mexico between 1989 and 2017. Labour income inequality increased between 1989 and 1994 and declined between 1994 and 2006...Inequality Labour income Post-survey reweighting
Working PaperIs inequality underestimated in Mozambique?: Accounting for underreported consumption
Household budget surveys in sub-Saharan Africa are designed to facilitate poverty measurement and may fail to fully capture consumption in wealthy households. As a result, inequality is likely underestimated...Consumption underreporting Household surveys Inequality