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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.

Research Brief pdf
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
Tony Addison - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland

30 April 2013 Tony Addison As April closes, our thoughts turn to UNU-WIDER’s spring/summer programme. And it’s a busy one. June sees us back in Stockholm, this time to talk about aid, climate change and the environment at the ReCom results meeting. There is also our big Learning...

– New Challenges and Emerging Paradigms
Adam Szirmai, Wim Naudé, Ludovico Alcorta - Oxford University Press, 2013 - Oxford, UK

Over the last two centuries, the experiences of the first wave of industrialized countries in Europe and the US, and the more recent experiences of the East Asian Tigers, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, China, India, and Vietnam, have illustrated the transformative nature of industrialization....

Tony Addison - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland

Tony Addison As the snow continues to lie deep across Helsinki, UNU-WIDER is putting the last touches to the ReCom results meeting on ‘aid and the social sectors’, which takes place at Sida in Stockholm on 13 March. Do join us if you are in Stockholm or via the video cast. Further...

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