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The role of automatic stabilizers and emergency tax–benefit policies during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ecuador

This paper makes use of tax–benefit microsimulation techniques to quantify the distributional effects of COVID-19 in Ecuador and the role of tax–benefit policies in mitigating the immediate impact of the economic shocks...

COVID-19 microsimulation Poverty
Working Paper
Size matters: measuring the effects of inequality and growth shocks

Understanding the relationship between income inequality and economic growth is of utmost importance to economists and social scientists...

Inequality Growth Bayesian estimation
Working Paper
Regional and subregional analyses of macroeconomic policy strategies for growth and equality in Southern Africa

We investigate the relevance of beta (β, absolute and conditional) and sigma (σ) convergence in the economies of the Common Monetary Area of Southern Africa and in the provinces of the Republic of South Africa using panel data, allowing an...

Convergence (Economics) Growth Inequality
Working Paper
Inequality and the changing nature of work in Peru

This paper identifies the socioeconomic drivers of earnings inequality in Peru in the period 2004–18...

Earnings Decomposition methods Inequality
Research Brief
Are credits or deductions better in public health spending?: The impact on equality in South Africa

The impact of medical deductions and medical credits on income inequality is a subject of discussion in South Africa, as well as in many other countries, raising critical questions about the fairness of the medical tax system and the impact on afford...

medical tax credit medical expenses tax deductions
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Inequality, institutions, and cooperation

We examine the effects of randomly introduced economic inequality on voluntary cooperation, and whether this relationship is influenced by the quality of local institutions, as proxied by corruption...

Inequality Institutions Corruption
Working Paper
The political economy of the resource curse: A development perspective

This paper reviews the recent literature on the developmental effects of resource abundance, assessing likely effects and channels with respect to income inequality, poverty, education, and health...

resource abundance Inequality Institutions
Working Paper
Fiscal policy, labour market, and inequality: Diagnosing South Africa's anomalies in the shadow of racial discrimination

Inequality in South Africa is the enduring legacy of racial discrimination...

Inequality Discrimination job search
Press Release: Top UN economists warn of crises of our own making if global “megatrends” left unchecked

To avoid future failures, new report calls for overhaul of the way policies are made

Inequality Urbanization Climate change
Journal Article
Involuntary migration, inequality, and integration: National and subnational influences

Part of Journal Special Issue Involuntary Migration, Inequality, and Integration

Economic integration Horizontal inequality Inequality
Journal Special Issue
Involuntary Migration, Inequality, and Integration: Vietnamese and Afghan migrants in Canada, Germany, the UK, and the US

THIS COLLECTION OF ARTICLES IS ON EARLY VIEW. Migration is an inherent feature of human history. A rich literature considers the experiences of global migrants across diverse environments...

Involuntary migration Inequality
Journal Article
Quantifying the contribution of a subpopulation to inequality an application to Mozambique

In this study, I quantify the contribution of a subpopulation to inequality...

Inequality Decomposition RIF
Journal Article
Was Kuznets Right?: New evidence on the relationship between structural transformation and inequality

We examine the Kuznets postulate that structural transformation leads to higher inequality using comparable panel data for a large number of developing and developed countries for 1960–2012...

Structural transformation Inequality Kuznets
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Roots of dissent: Trade liberalization and the rise of populism in Brazil

This paper investigates the long-term impact of economic shocks on populism, by exploiting a natural experiment created by the trade liberalization process implemented in Brazil between 1990 and 1995...

Trade liberalization Populism austerity
Working Paper
Redistribution, inequality, and growth revisited: Comment on 'Redistribution, inequality, and growth: new evidence'

An influential paper by Berg et al., ‘Redistribution, inequality, and growth: new evidence’, uses the SWIID data to examine the impact of inequality and redistribution on growth in both developing and developed countries...

Growth Redistribution Inequality
Working Paper
Changes in inequality within countries after 1990

In this paper, we use the World Income Inequality Database to assess the main trends in inequality within countries since around 1990...

Inequality Income WIID
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