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Channing Arndt, M. Azhar Hussain, Vincenzo Salvucci, Lars Peter Østerdal - Economics & Human Biology, 2016 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

A propitiously timed household survey carried out in Mozambique over the period 2008/2009 permits us to study the relationship between shifts in food prices and child nutrition status in a low income setting.We focus on weight-for-height and weight-for-age in different survey quarters characterized...

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Neil McCulloch - , 0

I spent the last couple of days at a fascinating workshop at UNU-WIDER on the role of extractive industries in development. Tony Addison, UNU-WIDER Chief Economist-Deputy Director, and Alan Roe, Oxford Policy Management Associate and UNU-WIDER Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow, are pulling...

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Saugato Datta, Vikram Pathania - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

Using an audit experiment carried out on of India’s largest real estate websites, we document striking variations between landlords’ treatment of upper-caste Hindus, Other Backward Castes, Scheduled Castes, and Muslims. We find strong evidence of discrimination against Muslim applicants...

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Juliana Silva-Goncalves, Uwe Dulleck, Anita Lee Hong, Markus Schaffner, Stephen Whyte - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

We study the effect of affirmative action on effort in an experiment conducted in high schools in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas in Queensland, Australia. All participating schools have a large representation of indigenous Australians, a population group that is frequently targeted by...

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Daniel J. Lee - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

Implicit associations and biases are carried without awareness of conscious direction. In this paper, I develop a model to study giving behaviours under conditions of implicit bias. I test this model by implementing a novel laboratory experiment—a Dictator Game with sorting to study both...

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Elizabeth Kaletski, Nishith Prakash - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

There are several countries who have responded to concerns regarding historically disadvantaged groups, particularly ethnic and racial minorities and women, with not only anti-discrimination legislation, but also affirmative action policies. Although these policies are seemingly well intentioned,...

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Ross Astoria - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

The United States’ greenhouse gas mitigation strategy decentralizes mitigation responsibility to the states and states have primary regulatory jurisdiction over electrical power utilities. Using the biophysical approach, this paper introduces the notion of hydrocarbon infrastructure.Focusing...

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Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira, Celio Andrade - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper examines the political economy aspects, particularly the influence of the Clean Development Mechanism, in clean energy and climate change policies in the states of Bahia and Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil. The different mechanisms for responding to climate change are financing opportunities...

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Caren Grown, Tony Addison, Finn Tarp - Journal of International Development, 2016

This UNU-WIDER special issue of the Journal of International Development comprises a set of papers on the theme of aid and gender equality. While the topic of aid effectiveness has been examined in this journal and elsewhere, the focus on how well development assistance to countries and non-...

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.
Lynda Pickbourn, Léonce Ndikumana - Journal of International Development, 2016

While many developing countries have made progress in human development, gender equality remains a challenge for most. This study uses data on bilateral official aid disbursements from the OECD Development Assistance Committee (OECD-DAC) to examine the impact of aid and its sectoral allocation on...

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.
Sirkku K. Hellsten - Journal of International Development, 2016

The article examines the implementation of UNSCR 1325 ‘Women, Peace, and Security’ within the framework of post-colonial feminism. The author argues that in current international development co-operation, there is a need for deeper understanding of the complex, context-relevant social...

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.
Helle Munk Ravnborg, Rachel Spichiger, Rikke Brandt Broegaard, Rasmus Hundsbæk Pedersen - Journal of International Development, 2016

Most land governance reforms seek to enhance tenure security, encourage investments and thereby promote economic growth. Increasingly, land reforms attempt to secure women's and other vulnerable groups' access to land. This article reviews the extent to which gender equality in land tenure...

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Tony Addison, Caren Grown, Finn Tarp - Journal of International Development, 2016

This special issue of the Journal of International Development comprises a set of papers on the theme of aid and gender equality. While the topic of aid effectiveness has been examined in this journal and elsewhere, the focus on how well development assistance to countries and non-governmental...

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Johannes Fedderke, Nonso Obikili, Nicola Viegi - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper uses newly available firm-level tax data to evaluate the market structure in South African manufacturing sectors in the period 2010–12. To describe the market structure we compute markups for South African manufacturing firms and concentration indexes for 4-digit manufacturing...

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Lawrence Edwards, Marco Sanfilippo, Asha Sundaram - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper uses firm-level data from company tax declarations to analyse the complementary relationship between direct access to imported intermediate inputs and manufacturing firm performance in South Africa.There are three main findings. The first is on firm heterogeneity, showing that importers...

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José Antonio Ocampo - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper looks at historical and current frameworks to manage macroeconomic linkages among economies. It considers first the evolving nature of global payments imbalances. It then focuses on the mechanisms of macroeconomic dialogue and cooperation put in place at different times to guarantee the...

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