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Journal Article
– Industrial aspirations and reverse labour migration
Alessandra Mezzadri, Kaustav Banerjee - Journal of South Asian Development, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has escalated processes of labour transition from industrial work to the informal economy, which have always characterized the life of the working poor. This study explores this kind of reverse transition, that is, when the Lewisian dream of having an industrial job...

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– Evidence from Ecuador
H. Xavier Jara, Lourdes Montesdeoca, Iva V. Tasseva - European Journal of Development Research, 2022

By combining household survey data before and during the COVID-19 pandemic with detailed tax-benefit simulations, this paper quantifies the distributional effects of COVID-19 in Ecuador and the role of tax-benefit policies in mitigating the immediate impact of the economic shocks. Our results...

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– A review of methods and evidence
Kasper Brandt - Journal of Economic Surveys, 0

THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW  |  Illicit financial flows (IFFs) constitute a major challenge for development in low-income countries, as domestic resource mobilization is imperative for providing crucial public services. This study focuses exclusively on the economic dimension of...

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– Evidence from Mozambican job-seekers
Sam Jones, Ricardo Santos - Journal of Development Economics, 2022

Forward-looking expectations are central to job search but often inaccurate. To test whether public information can help correct beliefs, we embed an experiment in a longitudinal survey of Mozambican graduates. We quantify responses of own-earning expectations to information about peers’...

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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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Ludvig Wier, Hayley Erasmus - IMF Economic Review, 0

THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW  |  Globally, the largest 0.001 per cent of frms earn one-third of all corporate profts. Nonetheless, there is little understanding of how proft shifting difers across frm size. Using the universe of South African corporate tax returns and global...

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– Exploring a puzzling relationship in the early stages of the pandemic
Rachel M. Gisselquist, Andrea Vaccaro - Journal of International Development, 0

THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW  |  During the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was wealthier countries with stronger institutions that suffered the highest numbers of cases and fatalities. Many weaker countries were instead praised for more effective pandemic response. What...

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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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Eva-Maria Egger - Economic Development and Cultural Change , 2022

Empirical evidence suggests that the social effects of internal migration may be substantially different from those associated with the arrival of international migrants. In this study the author provides the first evidence of the effect of internal migration on crime with longitudinal...

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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...

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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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– Industrialization in the developing world
Hagen Kruse, Emmanuel Mensah, Kunal Sen, Gaaitzen de Vries - IMF Economic Review, 0

THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW  | This study examines industrialization in developing countries. It introduces the GGDC-UNU-WIDER Economic Transformation Database, which provides consistent annual data of employment, real and nominal value added by 12 sectors in 51 economies for the...

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