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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...

Andy Sumner - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

The storyline The basic storyline of this blog is economic growth since the Cold War. It is outlined how growth has produced two new middles. The first is middle income countries and the second middle people who live above the global poverty line but not too far above. As a consequence the...

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Carol Newman, John Rand, Finn Tarp, Neda Trifković - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

We investigate the relationship between the corporate social responsibility practices of local domestic firms and their engagement with foreign markets using four waves of panel data on a sample of more than 4,500 manufacturing firms from Viet Nam. We develop a measure of corporate social...

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Sutanuka Roy, Prakarsh Singh - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

Using a large-scale novel panel dataset (2005–14) on schools from the Indian state of Assam, we test for the impact of violent conflict on female students’ enrollment rates. We find that a doubling of average killings in a district-year leads to a 13 per cent drop in girls’...

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Rulof Burger, Rachel Jafta, Dieter von Fintel - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

Racial wage inequality and discrimination have pervaded South African society for centuries. Apartheid legislation cemented these disparities by institutionalizing white job reservation and many other unfair practices. While racial wage gaps started to decline towards the end of apartheid, they...

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Lata Gangadharan, Tarun Jain, Pushkar Maitra, Joseph Vecci - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

Participatory community programmes are a potentially important tool for social empowerment and economic development. How do participatory programmes that specifically target women affect community trust and cohesion? This question is important since the longterm success of such programmes might...

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Utku Teksoz, Katerina Kalcheva - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

To predict economic success and failure, academics and policymakers alike are interested in the differences in institutional structures across natural resource-based economies. This paper uses a political economy framework to examine the effect of institutional variables on per capita Gross-...

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Kim Hang Pham Do, Ariel Dinar - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper aims to contribute to understanding the existing knowledge gaps in the linkages of energy, water, and land use in Southeast Asia and explores the political economy of energy transition in the Mekong region (MR). Investigating the struggle over hydropower development and decision-making...

Roger Williamson - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

The recent anti-corruption summit in London highlighted a much-publicized issue in development—transparency is crucial in the minerals sector. However, an event at UNU-WIDER made it clear that this is only one of many key issues related to the extractive industries, government revenues, and...

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Utteeyo Dasgupta, Subha Mani, Smriti Sharma, Saurabh Singhal - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

The persistent gap in economic outcomes between the upper and lower caste groups in India is typically explained through differences in endowments and the presence of discrimination. While there is sizable literature that examines caste gaps in physical and intellectual human capital, this paper...

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Christophe J. Nordman, Smriti Sharma - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

We assess the effect of female bargaining power on the share of educational expenditures in the household budget in India. We augment the collective household model by endogenizing female bargaining power and use a three-stage least squares approach to simultaneously estimate female bargaining...

John Page - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

At his swearing in, the new African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina set out an agenda for the economic transformation of the continent. Among the five pillars of that agenda—popularly known as the “high fives”—is one that may have surprised many, especially in...

Christina Golubski - , 2016

Mozambique, over the last two decades, has experienced explosive growth, with an average GDP growth rate of almost 8 percent between 1997-2015. Not only that, but, for the most part, Mozambique has a track record of solid macroeconomic policies, like controlling inflation, reducing current...

Christina Golubski - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

Nigeria, sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest economy and most populous country, has recorded high growth in recent years. Indeed, real GDP growth rate was 6.31 in 2014 (compared to the regional average of 4.35). Life expectancy has also increased (by 6.9 years since 1980) and so has mean years of...

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Dewi Yuliani - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

To accelerate the deployment of renewable energy technologies and to secure the electricity supply, the Government of Indonesia has issued several feed-in-tariff regulations for various renewable energy sources, which were previously predominated by pilot projects using government funding. The feed...

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Léonce Ndikumana, Mare Sarr - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper aims to provide theoretical and empirical insights into the puzzling simultaneous rise in foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows in Africa and capital flight from the continent over the past decades. It specifically explores two questions: Is FDI a potential driver of capital flight?...

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