The end of poverty postponed?
Over a billion people living in poverty and a $500 million per day loss of income for the poorest people in the world could soon be reality. Blog by Andy Sumner, Chris Hoy, Eduardo Ortiz-Juarez discusses their new research.
Africa’s lockdown dilemma: High poverty and low trust
There is growing unease that blindly replicating the COVID-19 policy responses of high-income countries might inflict irreparable damage to poor households and foment social unrest in developing countries. Read more
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Catch up on recordings from the WIDER Webinar Series to hear from renowned researchers on the impact of COVID-19 on development, and the implications for the Global South. More webinars to be announced soon!
COVID-19: macroeconomic dimensions in the developing world
The COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented global crisis. The task for economic policy is to help keep people alive, enterprises afloat, and households out of poverty.
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Journal Article: Tax-motivated transfer mispricing in South Africa - direct evidence using transaction data
This new Open Access article provides the first direct systematic evidence of profit shifting through transfer mispricing in a developing country.
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In the mediaVox article on the political hurdles facing a carbon tax — and how to overcome them
Based partially on the WIDER Working Paper by Jesse Jenkins and Valerie Karplus, David Roberts from the news website Vox discusses the complex relationship between carbon pricing and binding political constraints.Carbon tax Political economy Environmental economics
Working PaperCarbon pricing under binding political constraints
The economic prescription for climate change is clear: price carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) and other greenhouse gas emissions to internalize climate damages...Carbon tax Climatic changes Environmental economics
Journal ArticleSpecial section of Applied Energy: Energy and climate change in sub-Saharan Africa
Part of Journal Special Issue Prospects for Renewable Energy in AfricaCarbon tax Climatic changes Regional economics
Journal ArticleA sequential approach to integrated energy modeling in South Africa
Part of Journal Special Issue Prospects for Renewable Energy in AfricaCarbon tax Economic policy Equilibrium (Economics)
VideoMitigation Policy in South Africa
Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Parallel 4.2Carbon/energy intensity analysis Mitigation policy Carbon tax
BlogRegional Industrialization and Integration in Southern Africa - Reporting from TIPS Annual Forum
The white-painted cluster of traditional style buildings might suggest that this was a farm on the South African veldt...Automobile industry and trade Carbon tax Economic integration
BlogClimate Policy and Developing Country Interests
There are a series of questions to which we need answers if we are to implement climate change policies that help avoid negative effects. Three key questions are: What are the implications of climate change for economic growth and development?...Carbon tax Economic policy Equilibrium (Economics)
Working PaperAn Integrated Approach to Modelling Energy Policy in South Africa: Evaluating Carbon Taxes and Electricity Import Restrictions
We link a bottom-up energy sector model to a recursive dynamic computable general equilibrium model of South Africa in order to examine two of the country’s main energy policy considerations: (i) the introduction of a carbon tax and (ii) libera...Carbon tax Economic policy Equilibrium (Economics)
Journal ArticleIntroducing carbon taxes in South Africa
South Africa is considering introducing a carbon tax to reduce greenhouse gas emissions...Carbon tax Income distribution Public welfare
SeminarDevelopment strategy and policy analysis: The economics (and politics) behind South Africa’s carbon tax
South Africa announced in February 2012 that it will introduce a carbon tax to reduce the country’s high levels of greenhouse gas emissions and assist in the global effort to curb climate change. This makes South Africa one of the first...
BookNew Sources of Development Finance
As their Millennium Development Goals, world leaders have pledged by 2015 to halve the number of people living in extreme poverty and hunger, to achieve universal primary education, to reduce child mortality, to halt the spread of HIV/AIDS, and to ha...Carbon tax Economic assistance and foreign aid International finance
Book ChapterEnvironmental Taxation and Revenue for Development Carbon tax Consumption (Economics) Environment
Working PaperEnvironmental Taxation and Revenue for Development
This paper considers the role of global environmental taxes both as instruments for improving the global environment and as a source of revenue for funding economic development...Carbon tax Consumption (Economics) Environment
BlogAn Innovative Source of Development Finance: The Carbon Tax
by Nitin Desai With official development assistance falling short of needs, there has long been a search for ‘innovative’ means for financing development...Carbon tax Economic assistance and foreign aid International obligations
Book ChapterCO2 and the Greenhouse Effect: A Game-Theoretic Exploration
From the book: The Environment and Emerging Development IssuesCarbon tax Game theory Global warming