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Carla Canelas, Miguel Niño-Zarazúa - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

In 2006, the Bolivian government introduced a large-scale cash transfer programme, Bono Juancito Pinto (BJP). Exploiting the exogenous variation of the programme expansion, this paper examines the impact of BJP on schooling and child labour. The analysis suggests that the transfer increases the...

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– Evidence from labour market panel surveys
Vladimir Hlasny, Shireen AlAzzawi - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

This study examines the effects of cross-border return migration on intertemporal and intergenerational transmission of socio-economic status across six new harmonized surveys from three Arab countries: Egypt (1998, 2006, 2012), Jordan (2010, 2016) and Tunisia (2014). We link individuals’...

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Sam Hickey, Tom Lavers, Miguel Niño-Zarazúa, Jeremy Seekings - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

Social assistance programmes proliferated and expanded across much of the global South from the mid-1990s. Within Africa there has been enormous variation in this trend: some governments expanded coverage dramatically while others resisted this. The existing literature on social assistance, or...

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Angelika Goliger, Aalia Cassim - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

Since the start of sharp electricity tariff increases in 2008, South African household demand for electricity has not been significantly affected. However, the combination of economic realities and ongoing electricity tariff increases will eventually compel households to reduce their electricity...

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– The impact of rising electricity tariffs on large firms in South Africa
Angelika Goliger, Landon McMillan - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

While much research has been done on the economic impacts of load-shedding in South Africa, fewer studies have focused on the effects of the rapidly rising electricity tariffs. The issue of tariff increases has now become even more critical, with technological developments making it easier and...

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Elisa Calza, Micheline Goedhuys, Neda Trifković - Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 2018

Using a rich panel dataset of small and medium scale manufacturing enterprises (SMEs) active in the manufacturing sector in Viet Nam, this paper investigates the drivers of firm productivity, focusing on the role played by international management standards certification. We test the hypothesis...

– What can be done?
Alan R. Roe - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

In the second part of this blog, Alan R. Roe discusses what is known about the informational failures that pose challenges for governments in projecting revenues from extractive industries. Read the first part here.  Important new light has been thrown on information gaps faced by...

– Information asymmetries and other disadvantages of host governments
Alan R. Roe - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

In the first part of this blog, Alan R. Roe writes about the difficulties governments face in predicting revenues from extractive industries. Read part two here. Countries endowed with rich mineral or oil and gas resources have many competing uses for the revenues that arise from the...

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– Evidence from firms in Vietnam
Smriti Sharma, Finn Tarp - Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2018

Using novel data from micro, small and medium firms in Vietnam, we estimate the relationship between behavioural and personality traits of owners/managers – risk attitudes, locus of control, and innovativeness – and firm-level decisions. We extend the analysis beyond standard...

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Ravi Kanbur, Tuuli Paukkeri, Jukka Pirttilä, Matti Tuomala - International Tax and Public Finance, 2018

The existing literature on optimal taxation typically assumes there exists a capacity to implement complex tax schemes, which is not necessarily the case for many developing countries. We examine the determinants of optimal redistributive policies in the context of a developing country that can...

Yongfu Huang, Unai Pascual - Palgrave Macmillan, 2018
Yongfu Huang, M. G. Quibria - Palgrave Macmillan, 2018
Siddig Umbadda, Ismail Elgizouli - Palgrave Macmillan, 2018
Jikun Huang, Yangjie Wang - Palgrave Macmillan, 2018
Pekka E. Kauppi - Palgrave Macmillan, 2018
Unai Pascual, Eneko Garmendia, Jacob Phelps, Elena Ojea - Palgrave Macmillan, 2018
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