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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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BlogFrom 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
BlogFrom 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 PaperWho’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 ChapterGender and Ethnicity in Fragile States: The Case of Post-Conflict Kosovo Part
From the book: Fragile StatesConsumption (Economics) Ethnic relations Household survey
BlogFemale 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 PaperEthnic 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 PaperLove 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 ArticleLove Thy Neighbour?: Evidence from Ethnic Discrimination in Information Sharing within Villages in Côte d'Ivoire
Part of Journal Special Issue Spatial Issues in AfricaAgricultural innovations Economic development Ethnic relations
Journal ArticleThe Socioeconomic Roots of Conflict in the Caucasus
Part of Journal Special Issue Explaining Violent ConflictEthnic relations Corruption Natural resources
Working PaperSocial 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 ChapterPolitical Causes of Humanitarian Emergencies
From the book: War, Hunger, and DisplacementEthnic relations Human rights Refugees
Book ChapterEl Salvador: Economic Disparities, External Intervention, and Civil Conflict
From the book: War, Hunger, and DisplacementEconomic development Economic growth Ethnic relations
Working PaperPolitical 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 PaperThe 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