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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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Book ChapterEmployment, Unemployment, and Underemployment in Africa
From the book: Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics, Vol. 1...Agriculture Economic development Labor costs
Working PaperMeasuring the Labour Income Share of Developing Countries: Learning from Social Accounting Matrices
This paper is the first to address the challenges of measuring the labour income share of developing countries...Income distribution Informal sector (Economics) Labor costs
Working PaperEmployment, Unemployment, and Underemployment in Africa
This paper documents and analyses the predominance of informal employment in Africa and shows that lack of demand for labour rather than worker characteristics is the main reason for pervasive underemployment...Agriculture Economic development Labor costs
BlogWhat did we Learn at the L2C Conference about Industrial Development and Policy in Africa?
22 August 2013 Roger Williamson Given the high growth rates since 2000 and low labour costs, Africa could develop manufacturing industry, agro-processing, and services...Education Structural adjustment (Economic policy) Human capital
Book ChapterSharing Ownership via Employee Stock Ownership
From the book: Ownership and Governance of EnterprisesEmployee ownership Labor costs Right of property
Working PaperSharing Ownership via Employee Stock Ownership
Increased equity participation by employees has attracted substantial interest for its potential to affect both economic outcomes (e.g., worker and firm performance) and social outcomes (e.g., wealth and income inequality)...Employee ownership Labor costs Right of property