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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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Working PaperHorizontal inequalities and affirmative action: An analysis of attitudes towards redistribution across groups in Africa
Inequalities between ethnic or racial groups, defined as horizontal inequalities, are pervasive and persistent. They persist due to cumulative and reinforcing inequalities arising from unequal access to different types of capital...Equality and inequality Ethnic relations Income distribution
BlogFive things I learned from the 'Responding to crises' conference
The ‘ Responding to crises ’ conference was marked by wide range of topics...Economic development Equality and inequality
Working PaperHorizontal inequality in education and wealth in Tanzania: A 20-year perspective
This study uses five series of demographic and health surveys to answer the question: ‘Is horizontal inequality in education and wealth increasing or decreasing in the 20-year interval between 1991 and 2010?’...Education Equality and inequality Wealth
Working PaperIs multi-party coalition government better for the protection of socially backward classes in India?
The paper investigates whether multi-party coalition government is better for the protection of socially backward classes, i.e. Scheduled Castes, in India...Caste Equality and inequality Local government
Working PaperVertical and horizontal inequality in Ecuador: The lack of sustainability
We analyse vertical and horizontal inequality in Ecuador from a long-run perspective, as well as during and after the commodities boom...Equality and inequality Poverty Sustainable development
BlogBreaking down research silos
I had the pleasure of attending UNU-WIDER’s ‘ Responding to crises ’ conference last week. The theme was highly topical and session topics far-reaching, which makes the task of teasing out core ideas difficult...Equality and inequality Poverty
Journal ArticleOrdinal Bivariate Inequality: Concepts and Application to Child Deprivation in Mozambique
This paper introduces a concept of inequality comparisons with ordinal bivariate categorical data...Children Econometric models Equality and inequality
Working PaperEthnic fragmentation, public good provision, and inequality in India, 1988-2012
Using data from various rounds of the nationally representative NSSO survey between 1988 and 2012, we first construct national, state, and district-level figures for overall, within and between consumption inequality...Education Equality and inequality Health care
Working PaperCompeting cleavages in sub-Saharan Africa?: How economic distance affects ethnic bloc politics
Does economic standing cross-cut ethnicity in African electoral politics? In many countries in the region, ethnicity appears to be a major consideration in individuals’ political decision-making...Equality and inequality Voting
Working PaperHuman capital inequality and electoral outcomes in South Africa
This paper examines the nature and evolution of horizontal and vertical human-capital inequality in South Africa since the end of apartheid...Equality and inequality Human capital Voting
Working PaperTaxation and inequality in developing countries: Lessons from the recent experience of Latin America
This paper aims to advance understanding about the relationship between taxation and inequality in developing countries, focusing on the recent experience of Latin America...Economic policy Equality and inequality Income distribution
Working PaperGlobal inequality: How large is the effect of top incomes?
In this paper, we estimate the recent evolution of global interpersonal inequality and examine the effect of omitted top incomes on the level and direction of global inequality...Equality and inequality Income Income distribution
VideoWIDER Annual Lecture by C. Peter Timmer
View the WIDER Annual Lecture on Managing structural transformation post-2015.Structural transformation Income distribution Millennium Development Goals
VideoWIDER Annual Lecture by President Martti Ahtisaari
View the WIDER Annual Lecture on Egalitarian Principles.Democratization Social conflict Equality and inequality
AboutContributors - AL17
Short biographies of those who contributed to the event.Democratization Social conflict Equality and inequality