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Panel data analysis
Working Paper
The corruption–growth relationship: Do political institutions matter?

Corruption is widely believed to negatively affect economic growth...

Corruption Democracy Economic growth
Research Brief
A game of snakes and ladders with loaded dice: Socioeconomic class and poverty in South Africa

South Africa is often cited as the most unequal economy in the world...

Economic inequality Poverty Dynamics social stratification
Working Paper
Markups and market structure in South Africa: What can be learnt from new administrative data?

The South African economy is generally understood to be characterised by high levels of product market concentration and high firm markups...

markups Market design Panel data analysis
Working Paper
How do human rights violations affect poverty and income distribution?

The goal of this paper is to examine the impact of human rights on income distribution and poverty by exploring how both aid and trade can influence poverty and income distribution through human rights...

Global Human rights Income inequality
Working Paper
Evaluating the impact of global oil prices on the SADC and the potential for increased trade in biofuels and natural gas within the region

This paper investigates whether Southern African Development Community countries that are vulnerable to changes in oil prices could instead substitute oil and petroleum products with biofuels and gas from within the region...

Economic growth oil prices Panel data analysis
Working Paper
Snakes and ladders and loaded dice: Poverty dynamics and inequality in South Africa, 2008–2017

Longitudinal surveys can give insight into economic mobility, which allows us to understand how markers of (dis)advantage are consequential in determining material conditions in the present, and how these markers structure economic opportunity over t...

Economic inequality Poverty Dynamics social stratification
Working Paper
Welfare dynamics in rural Vietnam: Learning from regular, high-quality panel data

While many studies of welfare dynamics have been conducted using panel data sets with two or three waves, much richer insights can be obtained where more waves are available...

Welfare dynamics Panel survey Panel data analysis
Book Chapter
Career dynamics and gender gaps among employees in the microfinance sector

From the book: Towards Gender Equity in Development

gender gaps Job mobility Promotion
Journal Article
Welfare dynamics measurement: Two definitions of a vulnerability line and their empirical application

Part of Journal Special Issue Inequality

Welfare dynamics Poverty Vulnerability
Working Paper
Career dynamics and gender gaps among employees in the microfinance sector

While microfinance institutions (MFIs) are increasingly important as employers in the developing world, there is little micro-level evidence on gender differences among MFI employees and MFIs’ relation to economic development...

gender gaps Job mobility Promotion
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