Migration and mobility – new frontiers for research and policy
WIDER Development Conference jointly organized with ARUA, 5-6 October 2017, in Accra, Ghana
Public economics for development
This WIDER Development Conference focuses on the lessons from modern public and development economics which can guide policy makers to reform tax and public provision systems.
Tax and development - What can we learn from the Finnish experience?
This seminar, held on July 7 in Maputo, will examine the relevance of the Finnish development experience from the Mozambican perspective.
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.
Measuring poverty and wellbeing in developing countries
This new Open Access book provides detailed analyses of poverty and wellbeing in developing countries, based on household surveys that have been ongoing for more than three decades.
114 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperWhy do women co-operate more in women’s groups?
We examine a public goods game in 83 communities in northern Liberia...Public goods Gender Bayesian estimation
Working PaperEthnic fragmentation, public good provision, and inequality in India, 1988-2012
Using data from various rounds of the nationally representative NSSO survey between 1988 and 2012, we first construct national, state, and district-level figures for overall, within and between consumption inequality...Education Equality and inequality Health care
Journal ArticlePublic disclosure for carbon abatement: African decision-makers in a PROPER public good experiment
A linear public good experiment adopted from Holt and Laury [1997. Classroom games: Voluntary provision of a public good...Field experiments Pollution Public goods
VideoWIDER Annual Lecture by Antonio Ocampo
View the WIDER Annual Lecture on Reforming the International Monetary and Financial Architecture.Public goods International finance Financial stability
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Selection of images from the WIDER Annual Lecture 14.Public goods International finance Financial stability
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WIDER Annual Lecture 14: Reforming the International Monetary and Financial Architecture, by José Antonio Ocampo, New York, USAPublic goods International finance Financial stability
AboutPresentation - AL14
Professor José Antonio Ocampo will deliver the UNU-WIDER 14th Annual Lecture on 9 December 2010 at the UN headquarters in New York. The lecture addresses Reforming the International Monetary and Financial Architecture. Amidst still unsettled...Public goods International finance Financial stability
Journal ArticleThe Impact of the Sectoral Allocation of Foreign aid on Gender Inequality
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid for Gender Equality and DevelopmentEconomic assistance and foreign aid Econometric models (Economic development) Expenditures, Public
BlogDiversity debit vs. diversity dividend: Challenging the conventional wisdom
It is widely accepted in recent work in economics and political science that ethnic diversity has a negative impact on the provision of public goods such as health and education...Education Health Public goods
Journal ArticleEthnic Heterogeneity and Public Goods Provision in Zambia: Evidence of a Subnational “Diversity Dividend”
The “diversity debit” hypothesis – that ethnic diversity has a negative impact on social, economic, and political outcomes – has been widely accepted in the literature...Education Health Public goods
Conference on Inequality—Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies - Parallel 1.4Taxation Inequality Poverty
Journal ArticleDonor Coordination for Effective Government Policies?
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid, Social Policy and DevelopmentEconomic assistance and foreign aid Economic development Government spending policy
Journal ArticleThe Progressivity and Regressivity of aid to the Social Sectors
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid, Social Policy and DevelopmentEconomic assistance and foreign aid Economic development Public goods
Working PaperOptimal taxation and public provision for poverty reduction
The existing literature on optimal taxation typically assumes there exists a capacity to implement complex tax schemes, which is not necessarily the case for many developing countries...Income tax Poverty Public goods
Journal ArticleWhat Can Experiments Tell Us About How to Improve Government Performance?
Part of Journal Special Issue Experiments in Development EconomicsPublic (Decision making) Economic development Corruption
Journal ArticleHow should commodities be taxed?: A counter-argument to the recommendation in the Mirrlees Review
The Mirrlees Review recommends that commodity taxation should in general be uniform, but with some goods consumed in conjunction with labour supply (such as child care) left untaxed...Public goods Taxation