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Working Paper
Energy subsidies, international aid, and the politics of reform

Energy subsidy reform is critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and tackling climate change. This paper sets out the evidence on the scale of subsidies and their impact...

Energy subsidies Fossil fuel subsidies aid
Working Paper
Worker retraining and transfer payments: The political economy of social protection

We conduct an incentive-theoretical analysis of political economy considerations in the design of social protection programmes in developing countries to accompany economic reforms...

Political economy Social protection Transfer payments
Working Paper
Political economy and governance

This paper reviews the political economy of extractive resources and the associated resources sector governance agenda...

Natural resources Extractives Political economy
Video
WIDER Annual Lecture by C. Peter Timmer

View the WIDER Annual Lecture on Managing structural transformation post-2015.

Structural transformation Income distribution Millennium Development Goals
About
Presentation - AL18

The WIDER Annual Lecture 18 was delivered on 18 November at the UN Headquarters in New York. The lecture, given by Professor Emeritus C. Peter Timmer of Harvard University, focused on the topic of structural transformation, especially within the...

Structural transformation Income distribution Millennium Development Goals
About
Photos - AL18

Selection of images from the WIDER Annual Lecture 18.

Structural transformation Income distribution Millennium Development Goals
About
Contributors - AL18

Short biographies of those who contributed to the event.

Structural transformation Income distribution Millennium Development Goals
In the media
Vox article on the political hurdles facing a carbon tax — and how to overcome them

Based partially on the WIDER Working Paper by Jesse Jenkins and Valerie Karplus, David Roberts from the news website Vox discusses the complex relationship between carbon pricing and binding political constraints.

Carbon tax Political economy Environmental economics
Video
Climate Change and Human Conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa

Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Parallel 6.1

Political economy Natural disasters Climate change
Video
The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions project - an interview with Channing Arndt

Channing Arndt , Senior Research Fellow of UNU-WIDER, presents the thinking behind this project and the study of implementation of clean energy policies. With the forthcoming Paris Conference of the Parties (CoP 21, December 2015) attention is...

Sustainable energy Climate change mitigation Political economy
Project
The political economy of social protection systems

Theme: Inclusion

Taxation Social protection Income distribution
Project
The politics of group-based inequalities - measurement, implications, and possibilities for change

Theme: Inclusion

Inclusion Inequality Horizontal inequality
Project
The political economy of clean energy transitions

Theme: Sustainability

Sustainable energy Climate change mitigation Political economy
Project
Photo: Penguincakes The economics and politics of taxation and social protection

Theme: Inclusion

Tax Social protection Political economy
Annual Lecture
WIDER Annual Lecture 18 - Managing Structural Transformation Post-2015
18 November 2014
Dag Hammarskjold Library Auditorium, New York, United States
Past event
Project meeting
Political economy of food price policy

This was the third and final meeting of participants in the Political Economy of Food Price Policy project , which is jointly led by UNU-WIDER, Cornell University, and the University of Copenhagen and partially supported by the Bill and Melinda...

10 July 201212 July 2012
Institute of Food and Resource Economics (FOI) at University of Copenhagen, Nørregade 10, Copenhagen, Denmark
Past event
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