Press Release: New UN study on tax and social protection policies in Africa during COVID-19
In the first study of its kind on Africa, researchers found that tax and benefit policies provided limited income protection to poorest households but failed to offset the increase in poverty. Read more
COP26: Are We Ready?
On 28 October 2021 at 16:00 (UTC+3), UNU-WIDER organizes an online panel discussion titled COP26: Are We Ready? An international panel of experts specialising in mining, oil and gas will discuss key issues. Read more
Think WIDER Webinar Series – New perspectives on development
Think WIDER – New perspectives on development webinar series features a line-up of eminent researchers and development specialists who present their work and discuss new perspectives to the topic of global development. Learn more
NEW POLICY GUIDEBOOK: Deals and development in fragile and conflict-affected states
The guidebook is designed to help economic advisers to analyse country context and design interventions with the goal of enabling positive growth that reduces fragility.
Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
Our MOOC on industrial policy is open! Join this free self-paced course, with an instructor and regular opportunities to interact. Learn more
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SeminarPedro H. C. Sant'Anna on difference-in-differences with multiple time periods
On 23 June Professor Sant'Anna presents an online seminar discussing his new paper: Difference-in-differences with multiple time periods . Abstract In this article, we consider identification, estimation, and inference procedures for treatment...
Working PaperThe minimum wage and firm networks: Evidence from South Africa
There is a large literature on the minimum wage focused on directly exposed firms and geographies...Minimum wage Supply chains Firms
Working PaperWage polarization in a high-inequality emerging economy: The case of South Africa
Earnings growth in South Africa displayed a U-shaped pattern across the earnings percentiles between 2000 and 2015, resembling wage polarization in the industrialized world...Inequality Minimum wage Recentered influence function
Working PaperSeparating employment effects into job destruction and job creation: Evidence from a large minimum wage increase in the agricultural sector using administrative tax data
This paper presents new evidence on the employment effects of a large increase in agricultural minimum wages in South Africa using anonymized tax data...Minimum wage Employment effects Non-compliance
Working PaperThe effects of minimum wage hikes on employment and wages in Vietmam’s micro, small, and medium enterprises
Very little is known about the extent to which wage and employment offsetting behaviours change by firm size to mitigate the detrimental effects of minimum wage regulation...Minimum wage Employment Wages