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Working PaperTrust in the time of corona
The global spread of COVID-19 is one of the largest threats to people and governments since the Second World War...COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic
Working PaperMeasuring labour earnings inequality in post-apartheid South Africa
This paper investigates the validity of household survey data published by Statistics South Africa since 1993 and later integrated into the Post-Apartheid Labour Market Series (PALMS)...Income inequality Distributions heterogeneity
Book ChapterConstruction and public procurement in Uganda
From the book: Mining for ChangeConstruction sector Procurement Natural resources
Policy BriefReducing inequalities in South Africa: Progress on equality thwarted by slow growth and success of top earners
South Africa has the highest rate of measured inequality in the world. Often thought to be a legacy of the apartheid system, inequality in South Africa has stubbornly persisted...Earnings personal income tax Survey data
Working PaperEarnings and employment microdata in South Africa
Traditionally, analysts of the South African labour market have used household survey data to describe earnings and employment in the post-Apartheid period...Administrative data Data sources Earnings
Working PaperTaking stock of South African income inequality
We synthesize the findings from several recent papers on South Africa’s very high income inequality...Earnings personal income tax Survey data
Working PaperConstruction and public procurement in Uganda
As it transitions to an oil-producing country, Uganda’s investments in infrastructure and physical capital will increasingly depend on the ability of the construction sector to respond to surges in demand and transform investment effort into ou...Construction sector Procurement Natural resources
Working PaperTop income adjustments and tax reforms in Ecuador
Top income under-coverage in developing countries not only leads to downward biased inequality indicators but might also affect the ex-ante evaluation of progressive tax reforms...Top incomes Survey data Tax data
Working PaperEmpirical challenges comparing inequality across countries: The case of middle-income countries from the LIS database
This study presents new empirical results, using microdata from the LIS database, on development patterns in economic inequality for a set of countries that are less covered in the empirical literature, mostly due to the lack of appropriate data...Economic development Equality Middle-income countries