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Laurence Roope, Miguel Niño-Zarazúa, Finn Tarp - Economics Letters, 2018

The interest in the level of global inequality has surged in recent years. This paper complements existing estimates of global inequality by providing the first estimates of the level of bipolarization of the global income distribution. During 1975–2010, global bipolarization declined...

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Takaaki Masaki - World Development, 2018

Do intergovernmental transfers reduce revenues collected by local government authorities (LGAs)? There is already a well-established body of literature in public finance, which argues that intergovernmental grants “crowd out” local revenues. Most existing studies, however, explore the...

Channing Arndt, Kirsti Mahrt, Vincenzo Salvucci, Finn Tarp - Karger, 2018

This chapter is part of a book titled Hidden Hunger: Strategies to Improve Nutrition Quality Hidden hunger has long been an overlooked problem. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies have to be remedied and the availability of calories needs to be increased. As a matter of fact, the number of...

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Wisdom Akpalu, Aaron K. Christian, Samuel Nii Ardey Codjoe - Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 2018

Understanding the relationship between food access and welfare is critical in the design of social welfare policies, but the literature on this relationship is scarce. Employing the framework by Van Praag (1968) to a household survey data on Ghana, we investigate the monetary income required by...

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– Panel Evidence from Vietnam
Amadou Boly - Journal of Development Studies, 2018

This paper analyses the consequences of formalisation on the performance of informal firms, using a panel dataset from Vietnam. We find that switching firms (before switching) have higher profit and value added compared to non-switching firms; suggesting heterogeneity. Becoming formal leads to...

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Thomas Markussen, Quang-Thanh Ngo - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

Single-party political systems exist in a number of countries, such as China and Viet Nam. In these countries, party membership is potentially an important source of economic and social status. This paper investigates these effects and the mechanisms behind them. In particular, we use...

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– The Bayesian perspective
Marie Albertine Djuikom - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

Understanding how internal labour migration affects the agricultural sector is important for all developing countries whose markets do not work well or are non-existent. In fact, even if the movement out of the agricultural sector can be viewed as a process to reach development for many African...

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– Revisiting the evidence
Tseday Jemaneh Mekasha, Finn Tarp - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

As research on the empirical link between aid and growth continues to grow, it is time to revisit the accumulated evidence on aid effectiveness. This paper does this by building on the meta-analysis in our previous work. The availability of more data enables us to conduct a sub-group analysis by...

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Shannon Bold, Laurence Harris - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper investigates whether a Taylor rule accurately describes the South African Reserve Bank’s reaction function in setting interest rates using quarterly data, covering the period since inflation targeting was formally adopted in 2000. The classic Taylor rule is modified to determine...

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Olivier Bargain, Prudence Kwenda, Miracle Ntuli - Journal of African Economies, 2018

This paper applies recent developments in collective model estimation to elicit the allocation of resources in African families in South Africa. We use the 2010/11 South African Income and Expenditure Survey as it contains exclusive goods, i.e., goods consumed by specific household members, to...

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Jukka Pirttilä - Kansantaloudellinen aikakauskirja (Finnish Economic Papers), 2018 - University of Helsinki

Kehitysmaat saavat julkista kehitysrahoitusta kotimaasta ja ulkomailta. Kotimaiset tulot tarkoittavat lähinnä verotuloja. Ulkomaiset tulot taas ovat sekä tulonsiirtoina että lainojen muodossa saatua kehitysapua. Uusimman tutkimuksen mukaan kehitysapu ei ole haitannut...

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Vanessa van den Boogaard, Wilson Prichard, Matthew Benson, Nikola Milicic - Journal of International Development, 2018
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Christian von Haldenwang, Maksym Ivanyna - Journal of International Development, 2018
This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Thierry Urbain Yogo, Martine M. Ngo Njib - Journal of International Development, 2018
This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Armin von Schiller - Journal of International Development, 2018
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Bruno Martorano - Journal of International Development, 2018
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