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Structural transformation
Blog
Double dividends and mixed blessings: What would the pioneers of development economics make of new trends in developing economies?

Today, we see clear trends in developing countries of a potentially troubling ‘new normal’ for economic development. We see tertiarization with rising inequality. We see urbanization without growth...

Structural transformation Economic development
Working Paper
Inclusive growth without structural transformation?: The case of Brazil

Through rapid urbanization, Brazil—previously a country where most workers were in the agricultural sector—went through a strong process of structural transformation that lasted almost four decades until economic liberalization at the beg...

Brazil import substitution Inclusive growth
Working Paper
Structural transformation, inequality, and inclusive growth in South Africa

This paper evaluates structural change, inequality dynamics, and industrial policy in South Africa between 1960 and the present day...

Structural transformation Inclusive growth South Africa
Working Paper
Benign growth: Structural transformation and inclusive growth in Thailand

Between 1981 and 2017, real gross domestic product in Thailand grew at an average annual rate of 5.7 per cent. Agricultural output grew more slowly than industry or services, and its gross domestic product share consequently declined...

Inclusive growth Inequality Poverty reduction
Working Paper
Structural transformation, inequality dynamics, and inclusive growth in Bangladesh

The Bangladesh economy has undergone significant structural changes over the last four decades. The share of agriculture in GDP has declined, while the significance of industry and service sectors has increased...

Bangladesh Structural transformation Inclusive growth
Working Paper
Structural transformation and inclusive growth in Ghana

This study examines the structural transformation–inclusive growth nexus for Ghana...

Ghana Inclusive growth Structural transformation
Working Paper
The developer’s dilemma: A survey of structural transformation and inequality dynamics

This paper discusses the ‘developer’s dilemma’—a tension emerging from the fact that developing countries are simultaneously seeking structural transformation and broad-based growth to raise incomes of the poor...

Income inequality Structural transformation Economic development
Working Paper
Structural transformation and inclusive growth: Kuznets’ ‘developer’s dilemma’ in Indonesia

We focus on special characteristics of the manufacturing sector, in terms of employment generation and productivity growth, that enable the rapid, resilient economic catch-up of developing countries...

Structural transformation Inclusive growth Indonesia
Working Paper
Kuznets’ tension in India: Two episodes

Developing countries face a trade-off between the twin objectives of structural transformation and inclusive growth. This is the ‘developer’s dilemma’...

developer's dilemma India Inequality
Journal Article
Was Kuznets Right?: New Evidence on the Relationship between Structural Transformation and Inequality

We examine the Kuznets postulate that structural transformation leads to higher inequality using comparable panel data for a large number of developing and developed countries for 1960–2012...

Structural transformation Inequality Kuznets
Project
Photo: Zbysiu Rodak / Unsplash ETD – Economic Transformation Database

Theme: Current programme

Employment Productivity Database
Project
Photo: Dikaseva / Unsplash The developer’s dilemma — structural transformation, inequality dynamics, and inclusive growth

Theme: Current programme

Structural transformation Inclusive growth Inequality
Annual Lecture
The political economy of structural transformation: Has democracy failed African economies? Structural transformation Political economy Growth
Working Paper
Structural transformations and the lack of inclusive growth: The case of Chile

This paper describes the structural transformations that Chile has experienced in the last 50 years and how they have contributed—or not—to inclusive growth and genuine economic modernization from a historical perspective...

Chile deindustrialization Inclusive growth
Working Paper
Roads and jobs in Ethiopia

We look at how improving roads can affect jobs and structural transformation...

Ethiopia Roads Structural transformation
Working Paper
Structural transformation, openness, and productivity growth in sub-Saharan Africa

This paper examines the connections of structural change and economic openness to labour productivity growth using a panel data set of 41 countries in sub-Saharan Africa for the period 1991–2015...

Sub-Saharan Africa Structural transformation Labour productivity
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