The end of poverty postponed?
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Africa’s lockdown dilemma: High poverty and low trust
There is growing unease that blindly replicating the COVID-19 policy responses of high-income countries might inflict irreparable damage to poor households and foment social unrest in developing countries. Read more
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COVID-19: macroeconomic dimensions in the developing world
The COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented global crisis. The task for economic policy is to help keep people alive, enterprises afloat, and households out of poverty.
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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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Journal Special IssueProspects for Renewable Energy in Africa
This special section contains a series of five articles focused on energy and climate change in sub-Saharan Africa. It is well known that energy demand in sub-Saharan Africa is increasing rapidly and that many countries struggle to meet demand...Climatic changes Renewable energy sources
Journal ArticleSpecial section of Applied Energy: Energy and climate change in sub-Saharan Africa
Part of Journal Special Issue Prospects for Renewable Energy in AfricaCarbon tax Climatic changes Regional economics
Journal ArticleOptimized reservoir operation model of regional wind and hydro power integration case study: Zambezi basin and South Africa
Part of Journal Special Issue Prospects for Renewable Energy in AfricaEnvironment Infrastructure (Economics) Mathematical models
Journal ArticleCharacterizing wind power resource reliability in southern Africa
Part of Journal Special Issue Prospects for Renewable Energy in AfricaClimatic changes Econometrics Infrastructure (Economics)
Journal ArticleThe impact of climate change on wind and solar resources in southern Africa
Part of Journal Special Issue Prospects for Renewable Energy in AfricaClimatic changes Renewable energy sources
Journal ArticleA sequential approach to integrated energy modeling in South Africa
Part of Journal Special Issue Prospects for Renewable Energy in AfricaCarbon tax Economic policy Equilibrium (Economics)
Journal ArticleProspects for grid-connected solar PV in Kenya: A systems approach
Part of Journal Special Issue Prospects for Renewable Energy in AfricaEconomic development Renewable energy sources
BlogClimate Change – The last 30 years and the next 30
With COP21 currently taking place in Paris, the thoughts of UNU-WIDER Research Fellow Channing Arndt on the past and future of the climate change research and policy are particularly relevant. Our climate is changing - but how much?...Climatic changes Renewable energy sources
VideoEvaluating Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation in Southern Africa
Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Plenary 2Climate change Water use Renewable energy sources
VideoModelling Potential African Energy Futures - an interview with Yohannes Gebretsadik
Yohannes Gebretsadik (MIT) is working on an approach to modelling which will combine water resource modelling with an energy model and an economic model. Climate change is now widely recognized as a major threat and it is essential to evaluate how...Climate change Renewable energy sources Energy infrastructure
Journal ArticleModeling Fuel Choice among Households in Northern Cameroon
Part of Journal Special Issue Economics of climate change impacts on developing countriesHouseholds Renewable energy sources Technological innovations
BlogRegional Industrialization and Integration in Southern Africa - Reporting from TIPS Annual Forum
The white-painted cluster of traditional style buildings might suggest that this was a farm on the South African veldt...Automobile industry and trade Carbon tax Economic integration
BlogClimate Policy and Developing Country Interests
There are a series of questions to which we need answers if we are to implement climate change policies that help avoid negative effects. Three key questions are: What are the implications of climate change for economic growth and development?...Carbon tax Economic policy Equilibrium (Economics)
Working PaperThe Role of Issue Linkage in Managing the Mekong
The Mekong River is the major water source in Southeast Asia and shared by six countries...Environment Game theory International relations
Working PaperOptimized Reservoir Operation Model of Regional Wind and Hydro Power Integration: Case Study: Zambezi Basin and South Africa
The present study develops a reliability assessment method of wind resource using optimum reservoir target power operations that maximizes the firm generation of integrated wind and hydro power...Mathematical models (Economics) Environment Infrastructure (Economics)
Working PaperAn Integrated Approach to Modelling Energy Policy in South Africa: Evaluating Carbon Taxes and Electricity Import Restrictions
We link a bottom-up energy sector model to a recursive dynamic computable general equilibrium model of South Africa in order to examine two of the country’s main energy policy considerations: (i) the introduction of a carbon tax and (ii) libera...Carbon tax Economic policy Equilibrium (Economics)