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– Transforming informal work and livelihoods in developing countries
Gary Fields, Tim Gindling, Kunal Sen, Michael Danquah, Simone Schotte - Oxford University Press, 2023

BOOK IN PRODUCTION, SCHEDULED FOR PUBLICATION IN 2023  |   Using a range of countries from the Global South, this book examines heterogeneity within informal work by applying a common conceptual framework and empirical methodology. The country studies use panel data to study...

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– Evidence from global microdata
Maria C. Lo Bue, Tu Thi Ngoc Le, Manuel Santos Silva, Kunal Sen - World Development, 2022

This study investigates gender inequality in vulnerable employment: forms of employment typically featuring high precariousness, inadequate earnings, and lack of decent working conditions. Using a large collection of harmonized household surveys from developing countries, we measure long-...

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– Evidence from a randomised controlled trial study
Cuong Viet Nguyen, Finn Tarp - World Development, 2022

In this study, we use a randomized control trial to examine whether asking Vietnamese men to reflect on gender equality can reduce their gender bias. We randomly selected two groups of married men in four rural provinces and asked the first group to make comments on gender-related laws and the...

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– Social ties, clientelism and the poor’s expectations of future service provision
Prisca Jöst, Ellen Lust - World Development, 2022

Part of Journal Special Issue Clientelist Politics and Development

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Staffan I. Lindberg, Maria C. Lo Bue, Kunal Sen - World Development , 2022

Part of Journal Special Issue Clientelist Politics and Development

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Khoa Vu, Paul Glewwe - World Development, 2022

Part of Journal Special Issue

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Elisa Casi, Mohammed Mardan, Rohit Reddy Muddasani - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

We study the short-term effect of the introduction of the mandatory disclosure programme for aggressive tax arrangements by focusing on the one introduced in May 2018 under Council Directive 2018/288/EU (or DAC6). Employing bilateral data on cross-border deposits, we study the effect of this...

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Albert Kwame Osei-Owusu, Michael Danquah, Edgar Towa - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper applies an environmentally extended input–output analysis, leveraging the Eora database, to estimate the global raw material footprints of 51 African nations from 1995 to 2015. It employs least absolute shrinkage and selection operator and panel regression models to quantify the...

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– Evidence from South Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic
Timothy Köhler, Robert Hill, Haroon Bhorat - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

Wage subsidies have served as a primary labour market policy used around the world to mitigate job losses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In South Africa, where unemployment is among the highest globally, the Temporary Employer–Employee Relief Scheme supported millions of workers in a...

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Rotimi T. Suberu - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

The federal character principle is Nigeria’s primary formula for mitigating horizontal inequality and conflict in this chronically fractured society. Designed to guarantee inter-group inclusion in the conduct and composition of governmental institutions, the principle spans direct,...

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– The doubly false premise of rules reform
Sabyasachi Kar, Lant Pritchett, Spandan Roy, Kunal Sen - Journal of Economic Policy Reform, 0

THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW  | The Doing Business reports have evoked an intense policy debate about whether countries should simplify regulatory rules or make them more stringent. We argue that doing business in developing countries is based on deals struck between firms and the...

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Tony Addison, Atanu Ghoshray - Resource and Energy Economics, 0

THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW  | In this study, we develop an empirical framework that allows us to trace out a time path of metal prices. This framework shows that unpredictable shifts in demand, extraction costs and discovery of reserves, make estimation of the slope of this...

Janet Simbeye - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

The importance of conducting high-quality analysis for policy advice cannot be understated. The UNU-WIDER Winter School for tax policy research delivered the right tools for my day-to-day work. I’m an economist working as a Senior Policy Analyst in the Policy Planning and Research...

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Nyemwererai Matshaka - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

It was surreal to take a springtime walk along the harbor in Helsinki on my way to UNU-WIDER’s headquarter offices for the first time. My initial application to the UNU-WIDER PhD Fellowship programme had been rejected. In 2021, I applied again and was genuinely surprised to be accepted...

Isabelle Beyera - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

My motivation for doing economics research comes from the wish to see every human being have their basic needs met and enjoy their life. My interest is in public economics. This knowledge helps me to analyze how state economic policies affect the population and thus helps me find the best...

– One of the best global training programmes in tax research
John Karangwa - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

Across Africa, governments are now waking up to the fact that taxation targets or economic development goals will not be met without policies that are based on scientific evidence. More effective revenue collection is required to achieve broad-based growth and fiscal sustainability. This...

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