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
UNU Annual Report 2017
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Working PaperBuilding a conservative welfare state in Botswana
Botswana’s welfare state is both a parsimonious laggard in comparison with some other middle-income countries in Africa (such as Mauritius and South Africa) and extensive (in comparison with its low-income neighbours to the north and east)...Social protection Drought Relief Conservatism
BlogFive lessons from Martin Ravallion’s WIDER Annual Lecture: Direct interventions against poverty in poor places
On 23 March researchers, policy makers, and politicians gathered at the Stockholm School of Economics (or joined online via the webcast ) to hear Professor Martin Ravallion deliver WIDER Annual Lecture 20 and discuss its implications...Equality and inequality Poverty Social security
Book ChapterThe Finnish Developmental State and its Growth Regime
From the book: Development SuccessEconomic development Economic policy Income distribution
Book ChapterThe Swedish Model
From the book: Development SuccessEconomic development Economic aspects (Industrialization) Management (Technological innovations)
Book ChapterThe Danish Model and the Globalizing Learning Economy
From the book: Development SuccessEconomic development Social stability Technological innovations
Working PaperThe Swedish Model
The main characteristics of 'the Swedish model' are arguably related to the country's knowledge-intensive industry and its advanced welfare state...Economic development Economic aspects (Industrialization) Management (Technological innovations)
BlogWhat Can Developing Countries Learn From Finland’s Industrial Transformation?
Markus Jäntti and Juhana Vartiainen Finland is an example of a late but successful state-led industrialization that was carried out rapidly...Economic development Economic policy Income distribution
Working PaperThe Finnish Developmental State and its Growth Regime
This paper reviews Finland’s growth strategy in the postwar decades. Finland was able to initiate an impressive mobilization of resources during this period, reflected mostly in a high rate of capital accumulation for manufacturing industries...Credit Economic development Economic growth
Working PaperThe Danish Model and the Globalizing Learning Economy: Lessons for Developing Countries
Although Denmark shares with the other four Nordic countries certain attributes, such as pragmatic protestant religion, small and homogenous population, strong social democratic parties and ambitious welfare states, it also has its own characteristic...Economic development Economic growth Economic policy
Book ChapterUnderstanding the Relationship Between Institutions and Economic Development: Some Key Theoretical Issues
From the book: Institutional Change and Economic DevelopmentFinancial institutions Institutional economics Labor laws and legislation
Working PaperUnderstanding the Relationship between Institutions and Economic Development: Some Key Theoretical Issues
The paper tries to improve our understanding on the role of institutions in development by critically examining the current orthodox discourse on institutions and highlighting some of its key problems...Financial institutions Institutional economics Labor laws and legislation
Journal ArticleLa Relación entre las Instituciones y el Desarrollo Económico: Problemas teóricos claves
This paper discusses how the theory on the role of institutions in development can be improved, by critically examining the current orthodox discourse on institutions...Financial institutions Institutional economics Labor laws and legislation
Book ChapterOn the Measurement of Human Well-being: Fuzzy Set Theory and Sen's Capability Approach
From the book: Understanding Human Well-beingEconometric models (Economic development) Quality of life Welfare state
Book ChapterWell-being and the Complexity of Poverty: A Subjective Well-being Approach
From the book: Understanding Human Well-beingSociological aspects (Economics) Measurement (Poverty) Methodology (Poverty)