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Why 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 Paper
Ethnic 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
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Public 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
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WIDER 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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Photos - AL14

Selection of images from the WIDER Annual Lecture 14.

Public goods International finance Financial stability
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Press release - AL 14

WIDER Annual Lecture 14: Reforming the International Monetary and Financial Architecture, by José Antonio Ocampo, New York, USA

Public goods International finance Financial stability
About
Presentation - 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
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The Impact of the Sectoral Allocation of Foreign aid on Gender Inequality

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid for Gender Equality and Development

Economic assistance and foreign aid Econometric models (Economic development) Expenditures, Public
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Diversity 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
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Ethnic 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
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Theoretical Approaches

Conference on Inequality—Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies - Parallel 1.4

Taxation Inequality Poverty
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Donor Coordination for Effective Government Policies?

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid, Social Policy and Development

Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development Government spending policy
Journal Article
The Progressivity and Regressivity of aid to the Social Sectors

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid, Social Policy and Development

Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development Public goods
Working Paper
Optimal 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 Article
What Can Experiments Tell Us About How to Improve Government Performance?

Part of Journal Special Issue Experiments in Development Economics

Public (Decision making) Economic development Corruption
Journal Article
How 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
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