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Africa’s lockdown dilemma: High poverty and low trust
There is growing unease that blindly replicating the COVID-19 policy responses of high-income countries might inflict irreparable damage to poor households and foment social unrest in developing countries. Read more
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COVID-19: macroeconomic dimensions in the developing world
The COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented global crisis. The task for economic policy is to help keep people alive, enterprises afloat, and households out of poverty.
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Journal Article: Tax-motivated transfer mispricing in South Africa - direct evidence using transaction data
This new Open Access article provides the first direct systematic evidence of profit shifting through transfer mispricing in a developing country.
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Research BriefCan trade in services bolster regional development in Southern Africa?
Service exports are the fastest growing portion of world trade and now account for nearly a quarter of global exports...Tradable sectors Services International trade
Book ChapterEconomic Openness and Development
From the book: Asian TransformationsCommercial policy International finance International trade
Journal ArticleEffects of Foreign Aid on Income through International Trade
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid Impact and Effectivenessbilateral aid Exports Free trade
Working PaperThe contribution of services to trade and development in Southern Africa
Services are the fastest growing portion of world trade and now account for nearly a quarter of global exports. This presents opportunities for emerging economies to adapt and enter new markets...Tradable sectors Services International trade
Working PaperEffects of foreign aid on income through international trade
This paper presents a review of recent studies that estimate the trade effects of foreign aid...bilateral aid Exports Free trade
Journal ArticleThe transmission of socially responsible behaviour through international trade
We investigate the relationship between corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices of domestic Vietnamese firms and their engagement with foreign markets...Corporate social responsibility Spillovers International trade
BlogRising powers and the collapse of the Doha Round
Rising powers have had a profound impact on the WTO. For over half a century the trading system was dominated by the US and other advanced industrialized states, with developing countries and their interests severely marginalized...Free trade International trade
VideoWIDER Annual Lecture by Ronald Findlay
View the WIDER Annual Lecture on The Trade-Development Nexus in Theory and History.International trade Industrialization History (Economics)
AboutPhotos - AL13
Selection of images from the WIDER Annual Lecture 13.International trade Industrialization History (Economics)
NewsPress release - AL13
Professor Ronald Findlay, Author of 'Power and Plenty' at United Nations University — WIDERInternational trade Industrialization History (Economics)
BlogMade in Africa - Learning to Compete in Industry: Policy proposals
One of the strengths of the new UNU-WIDER and Brookings book Made in Africa is that, in the best sense of the word, its proposals are debatable. It provides evidence and arguments for particular policies...Economic development International trade Manufacturing industries
Working PaperImports, supply chains, and firm productivity
This paper explores the relationship between imports and firm productivity, focusing on imported intermediates...International trade Productivity
Working PaperThe transmission of socially responsible behaviour through international trade
We investigate the relationship between the corporate social responsibility practices of local domestic firms and their engagement with foreign markets using four waves of panel data on a sample of more than 4,500 manufacturing firms from Vietnam...International trade Social values Corporate social responsibility
Working PaperImporting and firm performance: New evidence from South Africa
This paper uses firm-level data from company tax declarations to analyse the complementary relationship between direct access to imported intermediate inputs and manufacturing firm performance in South Africa. There are three main findings...Business Delivery of goods International trade
Working PaperBorder adjustment mechanisms: Elements for economic, legal, and political analysis
This paper examines, from a multidisciplinary perspective, plausible hypotheses for implementation of border carbon adjustment mechanisms, seen as a complement to strong environmental regulation...Environmental justice International trade Political science