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Regional economics
Working Paper
The Centre Cannot Hold: Patterns of Polarization in Nigeria

Our hypothesis is that Nigeria is going through a process of economic polarization...

Equality and inequality Income distribution Measurement (Poverty)
Research Brief
International Economic Integration and Growth in Latin America

Integration of Latin America into the international economy over the past quarter century has led to faster export growth, but not to faster GDP or productivity growth Contrary to mainstream analysis, under the current market reforms countries have u...

Economic integration Foreign exchange International trade
Working Paper
Utility-Consistent Poverty in Ethiopia, 2000–11: Welfare Improvements in a Changing Economic Landscape

We use Arndt and Simler’s utility-consistent approach to calculating poverty lines to analyse poverty in Ethiopia in 2000, 2005, and 2011...

Econometric models (Economic development) Equality and inequality Poverty
Working Paper
Utility-Consistent Poverty in Madagascar, 2001-10: Snapshots in the Presence of Multiple Economy-Wide Shocks

We use Arndt and Simler’s (2010) utility-consistent approach to calculating poverty lines to analyse poverty in Madagascar in 2001, 2005 and 2010...

Econometric models (Economic development) Equality and inequality Poverty
Working Paper
The Rise of a Middle Class in East and Southern Africa: Implications for Food System Transformation

We examine the implications of the rise of a middle class in East and Southern Africa for food consumption patterns and the food system...

Agriculture Econometric models (Economic development) Microeconomics
Working Paper
Regulatory Reform for Closing Africa’s Competitiveness Gap

Over the past decade, Africa has been experiencing an economic resurgence. Yet, the continent is facing several difficult challenges and many economies of the region continue to be among the least competitive in the world...

Competition Industrial policy International economic relations
Working Paper
Social Transfers and Growth: The Missing Evidence from Luminosity Data

The effects of social transfers on growth are still unclear. The limitations of aggregated data at sub-national levels have confined the analysis to the use of simulation models and household surveys...

Economic development Government policy (Poor) Public welfare
Working Paper
Disentangling the Pattern of Geographic Concentration in Tunisian Manufacturing Industries

In this paper, we examine the pattern of spatial concentration of manufacturing industries observed in Tunisia and explore the factors driving firms’ choices of location at the provincial level...

Competition Industrial management Manufacturing industries
Working Paper
Regional Integration in Africa: Challenges and Prospects

Political motives, geography, and the uneven distribution of gains trumped the traditional efficiency gains across Africa’s Regional Economic Communities (RECs)...

Commerce Economies of scale International economic relations
Policy Brief
Achieving Development Success: Strategies and Lessons from the Developing World

What can the less well-off developing countries learn from the ’successes’ of other developing countries?...

Economic development Regional economics
Book Chapter
Lessons from Transition Economies: Putting the Success Stories of the Post-communist World into a Broader Perspective

From the book: Development Success

Comparative economics Economic development Economic policy
Youth Employment: A Key Issue

Economist Imed Drine recently left UNU-WIDER and headed with his family for Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to take up a new position as a senior economist with the Islamic Development Bank...

Methodology (Quantitative research) Infrastructure (Economics) Institutional economics
From The Editor's Desk (October 2012)

Tony Addison UNU-WIDER is having a very active and successful autumn. Our climate change and development policy conference at the end of September attracted over 150 researchers and policy makers from across the world...

Economic development Elite (Social sciences) Equality and inequality
Working Paper
The (Declining) Role of Households in Sustaining China's Economy: Structural Path Analysis for 1997-2007

Current explanations for private consumption’s diminished role in China focus on the expansion of exports and investments. Using structural path analysis, we find additional contributing factors...

Consumption (Economics) Households Regional economics
Working Paper
The Development Implications of External Integration in Latin America

This paper analyses the links between the integration into the international economy and development in Latin America over the past quarter century...

Economic integration Foreign exchange International trade
Journal Article
Agglomeration, Growth and Regional Equity: An Analysis of Agricultureversus Urban-led Development in Uganda

Traditional development models focus on the sector rather than location of growth. Advocates of agriculture-led strategies emphasise agriculture's strong growth linkages and potential to raise rural incomes...

Agriculture Economic growth Regional economics
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