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– The Impacts of China's Informal Gold Rush in Ghana
Gabriel Botchwey, Gordon Crawford, Nicholas Loubere, Jixia Lu - International Migration, 2019

This article examines irregular South‐South migration from China to Ghana, and the role it played in transforming livelihoods and broader developmental landscapes. It looks at the entry of approximately 50,000 Chinese migrants into the informal small‐scale gold mining sector from 2008‐2013....

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.
– Examples from South Africa, Singapore and Bangladesh
Ingrid Palmary, Thea De Gruchy, Ali Ashraf, Koh Chiu Yee, Kellynn Wee, Charmian Goh, Brenda S.A. Yeoh - International Migration, 2019

In this article we contribute to the emerging knowledge on migration policy‐making in two ways. Firstly, we address the relative lack of research on the gendered nature of migration policy‐making. Secondly we contribute to understanding migration policymaking in postcolonial contexts. Based on...

This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– An Inquiry into the Development of Nations
Deepak Nayyar - Oxford University Press, 2019

Gunnar Myrdal published his magnum opus, Asian Drama: An Inquiry into the Poverty of Nations, in 1968. He was deeply pessimistic about development prospects in Asia. The fifty years since then have witnessed a remarkable social and economic transformation in Asia - even if it has been uneven...

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– A comparative approach with India
Carlos Gradín, Binbin Wu - UNU-WIDER, 2019 - Helsinki, Finland

We analyse income and expenditure distribution in China in a comparative perspective with India. These countries represent extreme cases in the relationship of inequality to both wellbeing indicators. Income is more highly concentrated than expenditure in India, especially at the top of the...

H. Xavier Jara, Po Chun Lee, Lourdes Montesdeoca, Marcelo Varela - UNU-WIDER, 2019 - Helsinki, Finland

This report documents ECUAMOD, the SOUTHMOD micrososimulation model developed for Ecuador. This work was carried out by the ISER in collaboration with the Instituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales and UNU-WIDER. The results presented in this report are derived using ECUAMOD version 1.2 ...

Tania Masi, Roberto Ricciuti, Antonio Savoia, Kunal Sen - Project Syndicate, 2019

With official development assistance under strain, achieving the Sustainable Development Goals will require developing countries to rely increasingly on their own resources. To that end, they should implement strong institutional constraints on executive authority. MANCHESTER – With...

– 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’...

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...

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