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History (Economics)
Book Chapter
Switzerland's Rise to a Wealthy Nation: Competition and Contestability as Key Success Factors

From the book: Development Success

Competition Economic development History (Economics)
Book Chapter
A Two-Thirds Rate of Success: Polish Transformation and Economic Development, 1989- 2008

From the book: Development Success

Economic development Economic policy History (Economics)
Book Chapter
Development Success: Historical Accounts from the More Advanced Countries

From the book: Development Success

Economic development History (Economics)
Blog
From the Editor's Desk (January 2013)

Tony Addison We start the new year at a fast pace, preparing for the ReCom results meeting on ‘Aid and the Social Sectors’ in Stockholm on 13th March, and the development conference in June on ‘Learning to Compete: Industrial Develo...

Economic aspects (Industrialization) Economic aspects (Economic development) Conflict management
Blog
From The Editor's Desk (December 2012)

Tony Addison This year has rushed by at speed. For UNU-WIDER it’s been a year of big successes. We will have published some 110 working papers by the end of December, up from 96 in 2011 (go here for the latest list)...

Economic aspects (Economic development) Economic aspects (Environment) Climatic changes
Working Paper
Development Success: Historical Accounts from More Advanced Countries

Based on eleven themes, this paper synthesizes in-depth case studies that present historical accounts on the development ‘success’ for a number of more economically advanced countries...

Economic development History (Economics)
Book Chapter
Fruit of the Vine?: An Augmented Endowments-Inequality Hypothesis and the Rise of an Elite in the Cape Colony

From the book: The Role of Elites in Economic Development

History (Economics) Equality and inequality Income distribution
Book Chapter
The Long-Run Weight of Communism or the Weight of Long-Run History?

From the book: Economies in Transition

Communist state History (Economics) Institutional economics
Working Paper
The Fruit of the Vine? An Augmented Endowments-Inequality Hypothesis and the Rise of an Elite in the Cape Colony

The arrival of European settlers at the Cape in 1652 marked the beginning of what would become an extremely unequal society...

History (Economics) Equality and inequality Income distribution
Working Paper
The Long-Run Weight of Communism or the Weight of Long-Run History?

This study provides evidence that culture understood as values and beliefs moves very slowly. Despite massive institutional change, values and beliefs in transition countries have not changed much over the last 20 years...

Communist state History (Economics) Institutional economics
Book Chapter
China, India, Brazil, and South Africa in the World Economy: Engines of Growth?

From the book: Southern Engines of Global Growth

Economic development History (Economics) Economic aspects (Emigration and immigration)
Book Chapter
Southern Engines of Global Growth: Very Long Cycles or Short Spurts?

From the book: Southern Engines of Global Growth

Economic development History (Economics) Factor proportions
Annual Lecture
WIDER Annual Lecture 13 - The Trade-Development Nexus in Theory and History
21 October 2009
Marina Congress Center, Katajanokanlaituri 6, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Working Paper
Trading Inequality? Insights from the Two Globalizations in Latin America

Trade flows among countries have increased dramatically during the last globalization episode creating new winners and losers between and within countries...

Commerce History (Economics) Equality and inequality
Working Paper
Switzerland’s Rise to a Wealthy Nation: Competition and Contestability as Key Success Factors

This paper argues that economic competition and political contestability are two key determinants of the successful development of the Swiss economy in the nineteenth and twentieth century...

Competition Democracy Economic development
Working Paper
A Two-thirds Rate of Success: Polish Transformation and Economic Development, 1989-2008

Progress in achieving institutional changes should be evaluated through the prism of their influence on the development abilities of the relevant country...

Economic development Economic policy History (Economics)
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