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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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– 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...

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...

Emilio Gutiérrez, Jaakko Meriläinen, Antonio M. Ponce de León - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

Government responsiveness is an integral feature of representative democracy. Its importance could be amplified in times of crisis, especially if citizens cannot rely on market actors for help. Governments can soften the impacts of negative shocks to the status quo, or exponentiate them by their...

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Neil McCulloch, Davide Natalini, Naomi Hossain, Patricia Justino - World Development, 2022

Between 2005 and 2018, 41 countries had at least one riot directly associated with popular demand for fuel. We make use of a new international dataset on fuel riots to explore the effects of fuel prices and price regimes on fuel riots. In line with prior expectations, we find that large domestic...

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Githinji Njenga, Josphat Machagua, Samwel Gachanja - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

Capital markets facilitate capital growth by mobilizing savings and converting them into investments, and they are therefore a stimulant of economic growth. There is evidence that countries with high savings rates tend to grow faster. Although most sub-Saharan Africa countries recognize the...

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– Evidence from Viet Nam
Cuong Viet Nguyen - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

In view of the detrimental effect of COVID-19 lockdowns on household welfare, most countries implemented economic stimulus aid packages to support households. The extent to which these packages mitigated the pandemic’s adverse effects on households is not just an intriguing question for...

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Angela Cindy Emefa Mensah, Edward B. Barbier - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

We examine inequality convergence over the past three decades and ask if environmentally related impacts on health, and their effect on human capital, are responsible for the slow rate of inequality reduction in countries. Though higher initial incidence of environmentally related impacts on...

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