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
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Book ChapterMaking marriages last: Trust is good, but credible information is better
From the book: Towards Gender Equity in DevelopmentHIV prevention Field experiment Subjective beliefs
Working PaperMaking marriages last: trust is good, but credible information is better
In high HIV-prevalence contexts, marriage can lead to significant risks through spousal behaviours. Yet, individuals cannot rely on their spouse to reveal their HIV status...HIV prevention Field experiment Subjective beliefs
Working PaperShadow prices for a small open economy under uncertainty: Which expected values are valid
This paper re-examines the validity of using expected values to evaluate the social profitability of public investments under uncertainty...Uncertainty Expected values Shadow prices
Working PaperProject appraisal: A revival is long overdue
This paper makes the case for the systematic appraisal of public sector projects using shadow prices as the signals of social scarcities...Cost-benefit analysis Shadow prices Uncertainty
Research BriefFuture climate scenarios for South Africa: The importance of mitigating emissions
More intense climate changes are expected in South Africa if GHG emissions are not constrained. Increased GHG emissions are likely to result in increases in average annual surface temperatures and higher evaporation rates...Climate change Runoff Streamflow
Research BriefClimate change effects on irrigation demand and crop yields in South Africa
The demand for irrigation is likely to increase in South Africa as a result of increased temperatures and evaporation rates. Rain-fed agricultural crops are likely to experience a decline in average annual yields...Climate change Runoff Streamflow
Research BriefPotential impacts of climate change on national water supply in South Africa
Climate change risks for run-off and irrigation demand vary significantly across South Africa, with some regions expected to experience increased drying and others flooding Smaller impacts on water resources by 2050 are expected if global emissions a...Climate change Economic development Economic growth
Working PaperSell the oil deposits!: A financial proposal to keep the oil underground in the Yasuni National Park, Ecuador
The Yasuni National Park is a protected area located in the Amazon region of Ecuador and is recognized as one of the most biodiverse regions in the world...Nonrenewable natural resources Uncertainty
Journal ArticleAn Uncertainty Approach to Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on the Zambezi River Basin
Part of Journal Special Issue Climate Change and the Zambezi River ValleyClimatic changes Uncertainty Water
Working PaperAn Uncertainty Approach to Modelling Climate Change Risk in South Africa
This study represents the first attempt at an integrated approach to assessing the potential impacts of climate change on the national economy of South Africa via a number of (but not necessarily all) impact channels...Climatic changes Economic development Economic growth
Working PaperCould Free Trade Alleviate Effects of Climate Change?: a Worldwide Analysis with Emphasis on Morocco and Turkey
This paper examines the interaction of globalization through trade liberalization and climate change, globally with a special focus on Morocco and Turkey...Uncertainty
Working PaperMorocco’s Unique Situation in the Climate Change Arena: An Analysis of Climate Forecasts and their Link to Agriculture
Alterations in rainfall patterns and increasing temperatures due to climate change will most likely translate into yield reductions in desirable crops...Agriculture Climatic changes Global warming
Working PaperClimate Change Impacts on Moroccan Agriculture and the Whole Economy: An Analysis of the Impacts of the Plan Maroc Vert in Morocco
The paper provides estimates of economic impacts of climate change, compares these with historical impacts of drought spells, and estimates the extent to which the current Moroccan agricultural development and investment strategy, the Plan Maroc Vert...Agriculture and state Climatic changes Economic aspects (Environment)
Journal ArticlePoverty, Vulnerability, and Reference-Dependent Utility
Part of Journal Special Issue Poverty, Development, and Behavioral EconomicsPoverty Risk management Uncertainty
Working PaperPoverty, Vulnerability, and Reference Dependent Utility
In this paper we argue that the recent evidence on individuals’ decision making is of high relevance for the measurement of poverty when switching from a static and certain to a dynamic and uncertain framework...Microeconomics Measurement (Poverty) Uncertainty