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Blog
From the Editor's Desk (May 2013)

9 May 2013 Tony Addison With May ending, we head into a very busy June for UNU-WIDER (and midsummer). Next week we are back in Stockholm at Sida for the ReCom results meeting on ‘Aid, climate change, and the environment ’...

Econometric models (Economic development) Climatic changes Corporate governance
Blog
From the Editor's Desk (February 2013)

Tony Addison As the snow continues to lie deep across Helsinki, UNU-WIDER is putting the last touches to the ReCom results meeting on ‘aid and the social sectors’, which takes place at Sida in Stockholm on 13 March...

Economic aspects (Industrialization) Econometric models (Economic development) Children
Working Paper
Who’s the Alien?: Xenophobia in Post-Apartheid South Africa

In May 2008, South Africa became the theatre of widespread violent attacks against undesirable ‘outsiders’. Over 60 were killed, hundreds wounded, and tens of thousands displaced...

Econometric models (Economic development) Ethnic relations Poverty
Book Chapter
Gender and Ethnicity in Fragile States: The Case of Post-Conflict Kosovo Part

From the book: Fragile States

Consumption (Economics) Ethnic relations Household survey
Blog
Female Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries

Maria Minniti and Wim Naudé In recent years, the rate of new business formation by women has significantly outpaced the rate of new business formation by men across all ethnic groups in the USA...

Discrimination in employment Economic development Entrepreneurship
Working Paper
Ethnic Entrepreneurs and Collective Violence: Assessing Spatial Variations in Anti-Chinese Rioting within Jakarta during the May 1998 Riots

The concept of scapegoating is frequently used to explain how opportunistic elites attempt to deflect blame onto vulnerable ethnic minorities, particularly during times of social turmoil...

Econometric models Entrepreneurship Ethnic relations
Working Paper
Love Thy Neighbour?: Evidence from Ethnic Discrimination in Information Sharing within Villages

There is increasing evidence to suggest that a fundamental source of information for farmers on how to access and use new agricultural technologies comes from interacting with neighbours...

Agricultural innovations Economic development Ethnic relations
Journal Article
Love Thy Neighbour?: Evidence from Ethnic Discrimination in Information Sharing within Villages in Côte d'Ivoire

Part of Journal Special Issue Spatial Issues in Africa

Agricultural innovations Economic development Ethnic relations
Journal Article
The Socioeconomic Roots of Conflict in the Caucasus

Part of Journal Special Issue Explaining Violent Conflict

Ethnic relations Corruption Natural resources
Working Paper
Social and Economic Decline as Factors in Conflict in the Caucasus

We argue that the conflicts in the Caucasus are the result of the abrogation by the elite of the earlier, Soviet era, social contract...

Ethnic relations Corruption Natural resources
Book Chapter
Political Causes of Humanitarian Emergencies

From the book: War, Hunger, and Displacement

Ethnic relations Human rights Refugees
Book Chapter
El Salvador: Economic Disparities, External Intervention, and Civil Conflict

From the book: War, Hunger, and Displacement

Economic development Economic growth Ethnic relations
Working Paper
Political Sources of Humanitarian Emergencies

This diagnostic study explores the political conditions that are associated with humanitarian emergencies. It employs a risk rather than cause-effect methodology. Humanitarian emergencies are not random events...

Ethnic relations Human rights Refugees
Working Paper
The Political Economy of Complex Humanitarian Emergencies: Lessons from El Salvador

This paper develops and tests five hypotheses regarding the economic causes of complex humanitarian emergencies (CHEs)...

Economic development Economic growth Ethnic relations
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