The end of poverty postponed?
Over a billion people living in poverty and a $500 million per day loss of income for the poorest people in the world could soon be reality. Blog by Andy Sumner, Chris Hoy, Eduardo Ortiz-Juarez discusses their new research.
Africa’s lockdown dilemma: High poverty and low trust
There is growing unease that blindly replicating the COVID-19 policy responses of high-income countries might inflict irreparable damage to poor households and foment social unrest in developing countries. Read more
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COVID-19: macroeconomic dimensions in the developing world
The COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented global crisis. The task for economic policy is to help keep people alive, enterprises afloat, and households out of poverty.
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Journal Article: Tax-motivated transfer mispricing in South Africa - direct evidence using transaction data
This new Open Access article provides the first direct systematic evidence of profit shifting through transfer mispricing in a developing country.
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Book ChapterBuilding a conservative welfare state in Botswana Social protection Drought Relief Conservatism
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