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
UNU Annual Report 2017
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Invited Guest Lecturer, Yongfu Huang, Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER on 'Keynesian Theories'. The lecture is on Keynesian theories of economic fluctuations covering the topics of nominal stickiness, demand shocks, market failures, imperfect...
BlogWhat Did You Do in the Currency Wars? (Part I)
Tony Addison The present currency turmoil is both a symptom and a cause of profound changes now underway in the global economy. In part 1 of this two-part article, we focus on Latin America and Europe...Depressions Structural adjustment (Economic policy) Foreign exchange
Book ChapterCountercyclical Fiscal Policy: A Review of the Literature, Empirical Evidence and Some Policy Proposals
From the book: From Capital Surges to DroughtBusiness cycles Fiscal policy Keynesian economics
Working PaperCountercyclical Fiscal Policy: A Review of the Literature, Empirical Evidence and some Policy Proposals
For many emerging market economies, over reliance on monetary policy may bring worse macro results, when compared to a more balanced framework of countercyclical fiscal and monetary policy...Business cycles Fiscal policy Keynesian economics
Book ChapterProfit Squeeze and Keynesian Theory
From the book: Golden Age of CapitalismKeynesian economics Macroeconomics Production (Economic theory)
BookReconstructing Keynesian Economics With Imperfect Competition: A Desk-Top Simulation
The main arguments of this book are almost certain to create controversy and lead to a fundamental reassessment of Keynesian economics...Economic forecasting Simulation methods (Economics) Keynesian economics
Book ChapterSetting the Stage Economic forecasting Simulation methods (Economics) Keynesian economics
Book ChapterComputers, Humans and Economics Economic forecasting Simulation methods (Economics) Keynesian economics
Book ChapterModelling Imperfect Condition Economic forecasting Simulation methods (Economics) Keynesian economics
Book ChapterWhat is Meant by Keynesian Economic forecasting Simulation methods (Economics) Keynesian economics
Book ChapterHistory of Thought Economic forecasting Simulation methods (Economics) Keynesian economics
Working PaperProfit Squeeze and Keynesian Theory
This chapter explores one aspect of the relationship between the system of production and the macroeconomic structure, namely, the role of profitability in determining investment demand and the level of economic activity...Keynesian economics Macroeconomics Production (Economic theory)
Working PaperCommodity Instability and Developing Countries: The Debate
The significance of commodity price instability for the economic development of commodity-exporting countries has been perhaps the dominant theme in the postwar literature on the "commodity problem"...Keynesian economics Neoclassical school of economics Prices