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Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– 1990–2015
Carlos A. Ibarra, Jaime Ros - World Development, 2019

This article is currently available on early view. The paper studies the decline of the labor income share (LIS) in Mexico during the period 1990–2015. The decline is mostly explained by reductions within the economy’s major sectors (including manufacturing, tradables, and non-...

– Reflections on my first six months as Director
Kunal Sen - UNU-WIDER, 2019 - Helsinki, Finland

My first six months as Director of UNU-WIDER have been busy, enlightening and rewarding. We’ve launched a new work programme, with flagship projects focused on a cohesive research base addressing key SDGs; I’ve also worked on fostering partnerships to cement the Institute’s...

UNU-WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2019 - Helsinki, Finland

Regional integration is making steady progress in Southern Africa, leading to the development of regional value chains (RVCs) that could strengthen the competitiveness of the region. Importantly, the development of RVCs also creates pressure for further integration. While integration brings major...

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– Evidence from Bangladesh
Christophe J. Nordman, Leopold Sarr, Smriti Sharma - Oxford Economic Papers, 2019

We use a recent first-hand linked employer–employee survey covering the formal sector of Bangladesh to explain gender wage gaps by the inclusion of measures of cognitive attainment and personality traits. Our results show that cognitive skills have greater explanatory power than personality...

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Felix Adamu Nandonde, Richard Adu-Gyamfi, TinayeSonto Mmusi, Herbert Wamalwa, Simplice A. Asongu, Johannes Pieter Opperman, Jeremiah R. Makindara - UNU-WIDER, 2019 - Helsinki, Finland

In recent decades, the impact of South African foreign direct investment in Africa has been captured by research and policy. This paper investigates linkages and spillover effects of South African foreign direct investment in Botswana and Kenya. The study uses primary data to investigate...

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Neva Makgetla, Saul Levin, Sithembiso Mtanga - UNU-WIDER, 2019 - Helsinki, Finland

Southern African countries—mainly Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo—account for around a seventh of global production of copper. In the 2010s, they imported over a third of the associated capital goods and components from South Africa. Given this strength, some...

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Roberto Ricciuti, Antonio Savoia, Kunal Sen - International Tax and Public Finance, 2019

This article is currently available for early online view. While it is recognised that effective state institutions are pivotal for economic development, their origins and what explains their cross-country differences are not well understood. We focus on the quality of budgetary institutions...

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Petr Janský, Miroslav Palanský - International Tax and Public Finance, 2019

This article is currently available for early online view. Governments’ revenues are lower when multinational enterprises avoid paying corporate income tax by shifting their profits to tax havens. In this paper, we ask which countries’ tax revenues are affected most by this tax...

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Gil S. Epstein, Ira N. Gang - International Tax and Public Finance, 2019

This article is currently available for early online view. Can a society suffering contests between rich and poor achieve good governance in the face of endemic corruption? We examine a stylized poor state with weak institutions in which a “culture of evasion” damages state...

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Janina Hundenborn, Ingrid Woolard, Jon Jellema - International Tax and Public Finance, 2019

This article is currently available for early online view. South Africa exhibits extreme levels of income inequality and is ranked as one of the most unequal countries in the world. In order to measure these severe levels of inequality, it matters how we account for the different parts of the...

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– Evidence from South African tax registers
Wian Boonzaaier, Jarkko Harju, Tuomas Matikka, Jukka Pirttilä - International Tax and Public Finance, 2019

This article is currently available for early online view. We study the responsiveness of small- and medium-sized firms to a small-business corporate income tax schedule using population-wide administrative data from South Africa. We find sizeable bunching of firms at the corporate income...

Pamela Nakamba-Kabaso, Shebo Nalishebo, Florence Muleya, David McLennan, Christine Byaruhanga, Michael Noble, Gemma Wright, Mari Kangasniemi - UNU-WIDER, 2019 - Helsinki, Finland

This report documents MicroZAMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Zambia. This work was carried out by Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis & Research (ZIPAR) in collaboration with the project partners. in the scope of the SOUTHMOD project. The results presented in this report are derived...

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– Building an Economy of Inclusion in South Africa
Timothy Shipp - United Nations University Press, 2019

As the largest economy in sub-Saharan Africa, South Africa’s successes and failures spill over into the broader region. Today, as South Africans face high unemployment and a sluggish economy, policymakers are wrestling to create success through solutions that will quell rising public debt,...

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– Implications for Gender Inequalities Within and Across Rural Households
Cecilia Navarra - South African Journal of Economics , 2019

Part of Journal Special Issue Inequalities in the least developed countries

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– The case of four African countries
Valérie Bérenger - South African Journal of Economics , 2019

Part of Journal Special Issue Inequalities in the least developed countries

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Carlos Gradín, Finn Tarp - South African Journal of Economics , 2019

Part of Journal Special Issue Inequalities in the least developed countries

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