Journal Article: How polarized is the global income distribution?
The interest in the level of global inequality has surged in recent years. This paper complements existing estimates of global inequality by providing the first estimates of the level of bipolarization of the global income distribution.
Policy Brief: The business environment of Mozambican manufacturing firms
The 2017 Survey of Mozambican Manufacturing Firms builds on data collected in 2012 from surviving firms to trace how changing economic conditions have affected the development of firms over five years.
Inclusive growth in Mozambique – scaling-up research and capacity
The central goal of the project is to support inclusive growth, growth that substantially improves the living standards of the Mozambican population.
Journal Special Issue: Fiscal Policy, State Building and Economic Development
This journal presents a synopsis of the contextual conditions, factors and challenges under which the recent evolution of tax systems has taken place. The journal, as the studies in this collection, gives special emphasis to the role natural endowments, p
UNU Annual Report 2017
Explore the “who” and “what” of UNU’s work in 2017 and learn how our ideas generate solutions to improve the lives of people everywhere
Research and policy briefs
Evidence-based policymaking is crucial. Use our publications search to browse nearly 200 briefs which highlight the findings and policy implications of our research.
Sustainable Development Explorer
UNU has launched its Sustainable Development Explorer, a new campaign highlighting ongoing work to support each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
16 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Research BriefInternational Economic Integration and Growth in Latin America
Integration of Latin America into the international economy over the past quarter century has led to faster export growth, but not to faster GDP or productivity growth Contrary to mainstream analysis, under the current market reforms countries have u...Economic integration Foreign exchange International trade
Research BriefAid and Dutch Disease
In 1959 the Netherlands discovered vast natural gas resources in the North Sea. This discovery led to a rapid increase in the country’s national wealth. However in the 1960s the Netherlands experienced an economic crisis...Economic assistance and foreign aid Foreign exchange Macroeconomics
Working PaperThe Development Implications of External Integration in Latin America
This paper analyses the links between the integration into the international economy and development in Latin America over the past quarter century...Economic integration Foreign exchange International trade
Working PaperAid and Dutch Disease in Sub-Saharan Africa
International aid has an ambiguous effect on the macroeconomy of the recipient country...Economic assistance and foreign aid Foreign exchange Macroeconomics
Journal ArticleBrazil’s Growth Performance: A Comparative Perspective to the Asian Giants
Part of Journal Special Issue Southern Growth Engines and Technology GiantsEconomic development International trade Production (Economic theory)
Book ChapterIdentification of Regional Fundamental Economic Structure (FES) of India: An Input-Output and Field of Influence Approach
From the book: The Rise of China and IndiaDomestic relations Macroeconomics Population
Working PaperEconomic Efficiency and Growth: Evidence from Brazil, China, and India
We compare economic efficiencies in Brazil, India, and China, where economic efficiency measures the gap between potential and actual output for a given input combination and technological factor...Economic development International trade Production (Economic theory)
Working PaperIdentification of Regional Fundamental Economic Structure (FES) of India: An Input-Output and Field of Influence Approach
This study provides an understanding of the Indian regional economy utilizing the fundamental economic structure (FES) approach...Domestic relations Macroeconomics Population
Book ChapterForces Shaping China's Interprovincial Inequality
From the book: Inequality and Growth in Modern ChinaEconomic development Equality and inequality Production (Economic theory)
Journal ArticleForces Shaping China's Interprovincial Inequality
Part of Journal Special Issue Inequality and Poverty in ChinaEconomic development Equality and inequality Production (Economic theory)
Working PaperForces Shaping China's Interprovincial Inequality
This paper explores the forces that shaped China’s interprovincial inequality in the last five decades of communist rule...Economic development Equality and inequality Production (Economic theory)
Journal ArticleExport Dynamism and Market Access
Part of Journal Special Issue Developing Countries in the WTO RegimeAgricultural industries Economic policy Manufacturing industries
BookOwnership and Governance of Enterprises: Recent Innovative Developments
Conventional wisdom recommends the superiority of private ownership of enterprises. The reality confronts it with a rich diversity in ownership and governance structures...Business enterprises Industrial organization (Economic theory) Production (Economic theory)
Working PaperExport Dynamism and Market Access
Market access liberalization has influenced product-specific growth of world exports and contributed to the shift in the structure of world exports of manufactures towards electrical and electronic goods (including parts and components), goods that r...Agricultural industries Economic policy Manufacturing industries
Book ChapterProfit Squeeze and Keynesian Theory
From the book: Golden Age of CapitalismKeynesian economics Macroeconomics Production (Economic theory)
Working PaperProfit Squeeze and Keynesian Theory
This chapter explores one aspect of the relationship between the system of production and the macroeconomic structure, namely, the role of profitability in determining investment demand and the level of economic activity...Keynesian economics Macroeconomics Production (Economic theory)