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– Fragmentation, complexity, and ‘in/visibility’
Tamsin Barber - Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 2020
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Gregory Clark - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

In societies where surnames are inherited from parents, we can use these names to estimate rates of intergenerational mobility. This paper explains how to make such estimates, and illustrates their use in pre-industrial England and modern Chile and India. These surname estimates have the...

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Catherine Gladwell, Jennie Thomas, Georgina Chetwynd, Saliha Majeed, Carolyn Burke, Victoria Stubbs, Seemin Zahid - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

Unprecedented numbers of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children have arrived in Europe over the last decade, and young Afghans account for the highest proportion of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children across the UK. Despite research exploring the experiences of child refugees and asylum seekers...

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– Fragmentation, complexity, and ‘in/visibility’
Tamsin Barber - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

The Vietnamese refugee experience in the UK has been characteristically different from the broader international flows of Vietnamese ‘boat people’ to the West. With no pre-existing Vietnamese community in the UK, largely composed of the rural poor from northern Vietnam, this...

Tony Addison - UNU-WIDER, 2012 - Helsinki, Finland

Tony Addison Today, there is much frustration with the financial sector. Society’s precious savings are not being put to the best of uses—investing for the social good. It is unnecessary to repeat at length what has gone wrong over the last few years. The situation can be summed up...

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Anthony Barnes Atkinson - UNU-WIDER, 2006 - Helsinki, Finland

The aim of this paper is to examine the concentration of wealth among the group of top wealth holders, defined as those with wealth in excess of a high cut off. The paper begins by considering the definition of this cut off, analogous to the definition of a poverty line at the other end of the...

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Patrick Karl O’Brien - UNU-WIDER, 2006 - Helsinki, Finland

New institutional economics lacks a theory of state formation which could help us to deal with the mega question of why some states became more efficient than others at establishing and sustaining institutions. Some kind of middle range theory could be formulated based upon historical case studies...

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– Distributional Implications and Government Response
Catherine Waddams Price, Alison Young - , 2003
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Graciela Moguillansky - UNU-WIDER, 2002 - Helsinki, Finland

This article studies the currency risk management of multinational companies with investments in Latin American countries. The analysis is centred on episodes of currency or financial shocks, searching into the behaviour of the financial management of a firm expecting a significant devaluation....

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– The British IT Consulting Industry as a Contemporary Specimen
Kenneth L. Simons - UNU-WIDER, 2001 - Helsinki, Finland

The Internet is often anticipated to have disruptive competitive impacts, causing upstart firms to overthrow incumbent market leaders. This paper uses the UK IT consulting industry as a test case to see whether such competitive impacts of the Internet might already be occurring....

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– Distributional Implications and Government Response
Catherine Waddams Price, Alison Young - UNU-WIDER, 2001 - Helsinki, Finland

The UK was one of the earliest countries to undertake utility reform, which included changes in ownership, in the regulatory regime and in market structure and competition. While most agree that the programme has had beneficial effects on efficiency, there has been increasing concern about the...

Book Chapter
Mary Kaldor - , 1997

From the book: The European Rupture

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