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Working PaperPoverty and Time
We examine the measurement of individual poverty in an intertemporal context. Our aim is to capture the importance of persistence in a state of poverty and we characterize a corresponding individual intertemporal poverty measure...Aggregation operators Equality and inequality Index numbers (Economics)
Journal ArticleAn Economic Vulnerability Index: Its Design and Use for International Development Policy
Part of Journal Special Issue Vulnerability in DevelopmentEconomic assistance and foreign aid Human capital Index numbers (Economics)
Journal ArticleEconomic Vulnerability and Resilience: Concepts and Measurements
Part of Journal Special Issue Vulnerability in DevelopmentEconomic development Index numbers (Economics) Government policy (Poor)
Working PaperDesigning Composite Entrepreneurship Indicators: An Application Using Consensus PCA
Existing indicators of entrepreneurial activity (such as the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, Entrepreneurship Barometer, FORA’s Entrepreneurship Index, OECD and Economic Commission’s sets of indicators, among others) and several variable...Entrepreneurship Index numbers (Economics)
Journal ArticleMeasuring intra-Household Health Inequality: Explorations Using the Body Mass Index
Part of Journal Special Issue Health and DevelopmentEquality and inequality Food security Index numbers (Economics)
Working PaperAn Economic Vulnerability Index: Its Design and Use for International Development Policy
In response to the need expressed by the UN General Assembly, an economic vulnerability index (EVI) has been defined by the Committee for Development Policy...Economic assistance and foreign aid Human capital Index numbers (Economics)
Journal ArticleMeasuring the Competitive Threat from China for other Southern Exporters
Part of Journal Special Issue The Rise of China and IndiaCompetition Index numbers (Economics) International trade
Working PaperEconomic Vulnerability and Resilience: Concepts and Measurements
In this paper, economic vulnerability is defined as the exposure of an economy to exogenous shocks, arising out of economic openness, while economic resilience is defined as the policy-induced ability of an economy to withstand or recover from the ef...Economic development Index numbers (Economics) Government policy (Poor)
Working PaperMeasuring the Competitive Threat from China
In recent years there has been a growing literature that analyses the threat which Chinese exports pose to the exports of other developing countries...Competition Index numbers (Economics) International trade
Book ChapterPoverty, Pro-Poor Growth and Mobility: A Decomposition Framework with Application to China
From the book: Understanding Inequality and Poverty in ChinaEconomic development Income distribution Index numbers (Economics)
Book ChapterMarketable Wealth in a Poor African Country: Using an Index of Consumer Durables to Investigate Wealth Accumulation by Households in Ghana
From the book: Personal Wealth from a Global PerspectiveDurable goods, Consumer Economic development Economic aspects (Households)
Book ChapterIncome-Based Measures of Average Well-being
From the book: Human Well-beingComparative economics Income Index numbers (Economics)
Book ChapterComposite Indices of Human Well-being: Past, Present, and Future
From the book: Human Well-beingEconomic development Index numbers (Economics) Measurement (Poverty)
Working PaperPoverty, Pro-Poor Growth and Mobility: A Decomposition Framework with Application to China
This paper proposes a framework for incorporating longitudinal distributional changes into poverty decomposition...Economic development Income distribution Index numbers (Economics)
Working PaperMarketable Wealth in a Poor African Country: Using an index of consumer durables to investigate wealth accumulation by households in Ghana
The study uses an asset index of consumer durables to track changes in household wealth in Ghana during the recent period of strong growth...Durable goods, Consumer Economic development Economic aspects (Households)
Journal ArticleNon-economic Well-being Achievement in Pacific Asia
Part of Journal Special Issue Well-being Achievements in Pacific AsiaIncome Index numbers (Economics) Measurement (Poverty)