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– Evidence from the Vietnamese manufacturing sector
Duc Anh Dang - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper evaluates the impact of Chinese import penetration on the innovation of Vietnamese manufacturing firms from 2011 to 2015, exploiting variations in import exposure by industry specialization and instrumenting for Chinese import penetration using Chinese global exports. Contrary to...

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– Evidence from ethnic minorities in China
Yishen Liu, Yao Pan - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper investigates the net impact of birth control policy in China on educational attainment of the partially excluded ethnic minorities. Exploring county-level variation in the value of fines levied for unsanctioned births, we show that more stringent enforcement of the birth control policy...

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– Challenges and opportunities for the Mekong region
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...

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– Does China break the mould?
Michael R. Davidson, Fredrich Kahrl, Valerie J. Karplus - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

We propose a general taxonomy of the political economy challenges to wind power development and integration, highlighting the implications in terms of actors, interests, and risks. Applying this framework to three functions in China’s electricity sector—planning and project approval,...

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– A comparative political economy analysis
Karoliina Isoaho, Alexandra Goritz, Nicolai Schulz - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

China and India will have to radically transform their electric power systems in order to decouple economic growth from unsustainable resource consumption. While the majority of transition literature has focused on the diverse socio-technical factors that could enable such a transformation, more...

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– Past, present, and future
Jiajun Xu, Richard Carey - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

China is emerging as perhaps the most globally significant development finance provider, going far beyond concessional foreign aid.With China’s initiatives to create and foster new multi-lateral finance institutions, and to work in terms of large economic landscapes in Africa, Eurasia, and...

Roger Williamson - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

The celebration of the 30th Anniversary of UNU-WIDER presented the ideal opportunity to look back, take stock, and plan ahead. Where else can a group of early career researchers have the chance to present at a conference including Nobel Laureates such as Joseph Stiglitz, Martti...

Book Chapter
Justin Lin, Yan Wang - Oxford University Press, 2015 - Oxford, United Kingdom

From the book: Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics, Vol. 2.

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UNU-WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

The global food crisis in 2007–08 raised concerns everywhere, including in China. However, despite China’s highly-integrated domestic and international markets for many agricultural commodities, the effect of the crisis in China was only moderate. The government’s responses and...

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– Evidence from China Household Income Project
Sui Yang - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

Based on China Household Income Project rural data, this paper aims to study the changes of rural household income mobility in transitional China. The results show that with the economic reform and development, income mobility between 2007 and 2009 was much stronger than before. Regarding the...

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– An Axiomatic Approach with an Empirical Illustration
Satya R. Chakravarty, Nachiketa Chattopadhyay, Zoya Nissanov, Jacques Silber - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

A recent trend in the study of poverty is to consider a relative poverty line, one that is responsive to the nature of the income distribution. We develop an axiomatic approach to the determination of an amalgam poverty line. Given a reference income (e.g. the mean or the median), the amalgam...

Roger Williamson - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

30 October 2014 by Roger Williamson In this interview Professor Anthony Shorrocks describes the methodology to research global household wealth, developed by him and colleagues when he was Director of UNU-WIDER. The initial 2006 study with its headline that 2% of households owned half of...

Roger Williamson - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

27 August 2014 In this interview Justin Lin, Non-resident Senior Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER, talks about how the state can enable the process of structural transformation of the economy, how to fund the necessary investments of this transformation, structuralism versus new structuralism, how...

– The Role of Inequality and Institutions
Vladimir Popov - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

27 August 2014 Vladimir Popov Modern economic growth started in the West, not because of the efficiency of various capitalist institutions (elimination of serfdom, free cities, universities). It was the redistribution of wealth and income (enclosure in Britain) that resulted in an increase...

Justin Lin, Yan Wang - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

23 April 2014 Justin Yifu Lin and Yan Wang At the onset of its miraculous rise in 1979, China had been trapped in poverty for centuries and was poorer than most sub-Saharan African countries. Thanks to the right strategies for transformation, China achieved an average annual growth rate of...

Book Chapter
Jikun Huang, Jun Yang, Scott Rozelle - Oxford University Press, 2014 - Oxford, United Kingdom
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