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Journal ArticleHow the cases you choose affect the answers you get, revisited
External validity is a major challenge for experimental research...experiments Case study Experimental design
Book ChapterThe politics of promoting social protection in Uganda: A comparative analysis of social cash transfers and social health insurance Political science Social conditions Transfer payments
Book ChapterUnderstanding elite commitment to social protection: Rwanda’s Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme Economic policy Political science Social conditions
Working PaperThe politics of promoting social cash transfers in Uganda
In 2015 the Government of Uganda agreed to start rolling out a social pension programme, and increasing its own contribution to it...Political science Social conditions Transfer payments
Working PaperUnderstanding elite commitment to social protection: Rwanda’s Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme
This paper examines the political economy of Rwanda’s Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme, concluding that strong government commitment to the programme has been shaped by the specific characteristics of the political settlement that was established...Economic policy Political science Social conditions
Working PaperMandated political representation and crimes against the low castes
Mandated political representation over the last twenty years has had a different impact on the reporting of crime by the low castes than what is observed for the reporting of crime by women...Caste Crime Equality and inequality
Working PaperThe political economy of energy transitions and thermal energy poverty: Comparing the residential LPG sectors in Indonesia and South Africa
Indonesia and South Africa are both trying address energy poverty through subsidized energy provision...Gas utilities Political science Poverty
Working PaperInstitutional differences across resource-based economies
To predict economic success and failure, academics and policymakers alike are interested in the differences in institutional structures across natural resource-based economies...Economic growth Economics Political science
Working PaperGoverning clean energy transitions in China and India: A comparative political economy analysis
China and India will have to radically transform their electric power systems in order to decouple economic growth from unsustainable resource consumption...Economic growth Environmental policy Political science
Working PaperBorder adjustment mechanisms: Elements for economic, legal, and political analysis
This paper examines, from a multidisciplinary perspective, plausible hypotheses for implementation of border carbon adjustment mechanisms, seen as a complement to strong environmental regulation...Environmental justice International trade Political science
Working PaperThe political economy of energy innovation
This paper empirically investigates the effects of environmental policy, institutions, political orientation, and lobbying on energy innovation and finds that they significantly affect the incentives to innovate and create cleaner energy efficient te...Environmental policy Political science Renewable energy sources
Working PaperPolitical economy of Nigerian power sector reform
The Nigerian power sector reform is necessitated by the chronic poor performance of the sector and has as its compass the 2005 Electric Power Sector Reform Act and the Roadmap for Power Sector Reform 2010...Political science Power (Economics) Privatization
Working PaperSmoothing food price trends in Nigeria: Political economy issues and policy vistas
This study reviews the political economy issues surrounding the 2008 food crisis in Nigeria; the lessons learned from management of the crisis; analyses the performance of policies aimed at stabilizing prices; and proffers policy measures for prevent...Economic policy Food industry and trade Political science
ProjectThe politics of group-based inequalities - measurement, implications, and possibilities for change
Theme: InclusionInclusion Inequality Horizontal inequality
Working PaperSouth Africa’s Emerging Black Middle Class: A Harbinger of Political Change?
South Africa has seen a significant increase in the size of the black middle class in the post-apartheid period, but the attitudinal consequences of indicators of the middle class, as of 2011, are inconsistent and modest in size...Democracy Household survey Income
Journal ArticleAre Land Reforms Granting Complete Property Rights Politically Risky?: Electoral Outcomes of Mexico's Certification Program
Part of Journal Special Issue Land and Property RightsLand tenure Political science Voting