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Johannes Hermanus Kemp - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

Despite the frequent use of fiscal policy for stabilization purposes and the important role fiscal activism has played over the last decade, the size of budgetary multipliers (i.e. the output response following an exogenous shock to fiscal policy) has been heatedly debated at the theoretical and...

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Vidhya Unnikrishnan, Kunal Sen - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

Whether cash transfers have unintended behavioural effects on the recipient household’s labour supply is of considerable policy interest. We examine the ‘intent to treat effect’ of the Indira Gandhi National Old-Age Pension Scheme on prime-age women’s labour supply...

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– Assessing the relative effectiveness of egalitarian governance and healthcare system capacity on the COVID-19 pandemic
Krishna Chaitanya Vadlamannati, Arusha Cooray, Indra de Soysa - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

Scholars of public health typically focus on societal equity for explaining public health outcomes. Indeed, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a spate of studies showing a tight connection between inequitable access to healthcare, welfare services, and adverse outcomes from the pandemic. Others...

– FP2P Podcast and transcript
Duncan Green - From Poverty to Power, Oxfam , 2020

Duncan Green: I recently skyped Deepak Nayyar, Professor of Economics at India’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) to discuss his new book, Resurgent Asia. From Poverty to Power · Deepak Nayyar Podcast You start with an economist called Gunnar...

Andy Sumner, Chris Hoy, Eduardo Ortiz-Juarez - The Conversation UK, 2020

As COVID-19 slows in developed countries, the virus’s spread is speeding up in the developing world. Three-quarters of new cases detected each day are now in developing countries. And as the pandemic spreads, governments face juggling the health consequences with economic ones as this...

Chris Hoy - Devpolicy Blog, 2020

COVID-19 has had a far greater economic impact than health impact on Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the Pacific. There has been extensive commentary about the likely macroeconomic effects of lockdowns and travel bans, but less attention has been given to how damaging the current...

– Over a billion people living in poverty and a $500 million per day loss of income for the poorest people in the world could soon be reality
Andy Sumner, Chris Hoy, Eduardo Ortiz-Juarez - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to dominate headlines as the death toll rises and economies falter. However, far too little attention is being given to the worsening crisis in developing countries where coronavirus is spreading rapidly and governments grapple with the devastating economic...

– Descriptive Report
Henrik Hansen, Bjørn Sørensen, Stewart McGill, Beatrice Gibertini, Neda Trifković, John Rand, Finn Tarp, San Myint, Than Zaw, Khin Moe Moe, Phyu Pyar Tun, Myo Htut Aung - UNU-WIDER, University of Copenhagen, Central Statistical Organization, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

The 2019 descriptive report of the Myanmar Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Survey is the second quantitative report of the Myanmar Enterprises Monitoring System (MEMS) project. MEMS is a four-year project, and is implemented by the Central Statistical Organisation under the Ministry of...

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Maria C. Lo Bue, Flaviana Palmisano - Oxford Bulletin of Economics And Statistics , 2020

The canonical approach to analyse the poverty impact of growth is based on the comparison of poverty before and after growth. Measurement tools endorsing this approach fail to capture the different experiences of poverty dynamic in the population: there can be groups of the population made...

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– Evidence from an insurgency in India
Heidi Kaila, Saurabh Singhal, Divya Tuteja - World Development, 2020

India has employed a variety of military, political and economic measures to combat the long running insurgency in Kashmir with little evidence on what contributes to stability in the region. This paper uses a variety of tests to detect structural breaks in the time series for violence over the...

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Kristi Mahrt, Andrea Rossi, Vincenzo Salvucci, Finn Tarp - Child Indicators Research, 2020

We analyse the multidimensional wellbeing of children aged 0–17 in Mozambique and find that 46.3% can be considered multidimensionally poor.  A substantial divide exists between urban and rural areas and between northern and southern provinces. We compare Mozambican children’s...

UNU-WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

The Rwandan government introduced the Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme (VUP) with donor support in 2008. The VUP comprises public works, unconditional direct support for those unable to work, and a financial services component that promotes financial literacy and provides credit. This new elite...

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– Barriers to entry and the role of African multinational corporations
Teboho Bosiu, Thando Vilakazi - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

The growth of African multinational companies in Southern and East Africa in recent decades brings with it a great opportunity for development of productive capacity in the region and greater regional integration. This study identifies three emerging multinationals in the region—Trade...

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Olle Östensson - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

The paper reviews what we know about the possibilities of designing and implementing policy measures that raise the contribution of the extractive industries’ production/consumption links to economic growth and wellbeing, and reviews how policies pursued by various governments have...

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Serena Merrino - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper aims at providing new evidence over the effect of conventional monetary policy shocks on wage inequality through the earnings heterogeneity channel under the inflation-targeting regime implemented in South Africa since 2000. The empirical contribution follows previous studies by...

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– What’s China got to do with it?
Daniel Chachu, Edward Nketiah-Amponsah - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

The term fiscal resource curse refers to countries’ inability to raise taxes from a broad base in the presence of natural resources. We employ a novel instrumental variable strategy to estimate the causal effect of resource revenues on non-resource tax effort by exploiting the so-called...

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