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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 ChapterThe Politics of Inequality and Redistribution in Latin America's Post-Adjustment Era
From the book: Falling Inequality in Latin AmericaDemocratization Equality and inequality Income distribution
Journal ArticleOpposition Parties and the Urban Poor in African Democracies
Africa’s urban poor increasingly represent a key constituency for electoral mobilization...Democracy Democratization Populism
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (February 2012)
Tony Addison It’s now February, and Helsinki remains deep in snow. We had an extended blizzard last weekend, with temperatures hovering around minus five...Economic aspects (Human capital) Economic aspects (Nationalism) Democracy
Working PaperThe Politics of Inequality and Redistribution in Latin America’s Post-Adjustment Era
Declining social and economic inequalities since the late 1990s coincided with several basic shifts in Latin America’s political landscape, including an electoral turn to the left and a revival of social mobilization from below...Democratization Equality and inequality Income distribution
Working PaperPopulist Strategies in African Democracies
Drawing on insights from Latin America, this paper examines the factors that contributed to the use of populist strategies by political parties during recent presidential elections in Kenya, South Africa, and Zambia...Economic development Political science Populism