Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam
This new Open Access book provides a comprehensive analytic contribution to a crucial topic within development economics. Based on fifteen years of continued data collection and research efforts it brings together nine up-to-date studies on... read more
Mining for Change
This new open access book presents research undertaken to understand how better management of the revenues and opportunities associated with natural resources can accelerate diversification and structural change in Africa.... Read more
Women in Science
On 11 February the world celebrated the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. UNU-WIDER, along with other institutes across United Nations University, are taking this day of celebration a step further with a month long campaign ... Read more
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Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development (SA-TIED)
The SA-TIED programme looks at ways to support policy-making for inclusive growth and economic transformation in the southern Africa region.
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Book ChapterHunting for Leopards: Long-Run Country Income Dynamics in Africa
This chapter examines the country-level dynamics of long-run growth in Africa between 1975 and 2005. We are primarily interested in examining how growth has affected mobility and the distribution of income among countries...Economic development Gross national product Convergence (Economics)
Book ChapterInterrelationships among Health, Environmental Quality, and Economic Activity: What Consequences for Economic Convergence?
This chapter examines the link between health indicators, environmental variables, and economic development, and the consequences of this relationship on economic convergence...Environmental aspects (Economic development) Environment Gross national product
Book ChapterIndonesian Industrialization: A Latecomer Adjusting to Crises
From the book: Pathways to Industrialization in the Twenty-First CenturyEconomic development Economic policy Industrialization
Book ChapterLearning from Asia's Success: Beyond Simplistic 'Lesson-Making'
From the book: Pathways to Industrialization in the Twenty-First CenturyCommercial policy Economic development Economic policy
BlogFrom The Editor's Desk (October 2012)
Tony Addison UNU-WIDER is having a very active and successful autumn. Our climate change and development policy conference at the end of September attracted over 150 researchers and policy makers from across the world...Economic development Elite (Social sciences) Equality and inequality
Working PaperIndonesian Industrialization: A Latecomer Adjusting to Crises
This paper examines Indonesia’s industrialization performance and policies, including its latecomer status, its generally rapid growth since the mid-1960s, its pronounced policy and performance episodes, and its ambivalent embrace of globalizat...Economic development Economic policy Industrialization
Working PaperLearning from Asia’s Success Beyond Simplistic 'Lesson-Making'
Many international organizations, governments and academics concerned with economic development look to Asia’s success, recommending that other poor countries follow similar models and paths of development...Commercial policy Economic development Economic policy
Working PaperInterrelationships among Health, Environment Quality, and Economic Activity: What Consequences for Economic Convergence?
This paper examines the link between health indicators, environmental variables, and economic development, and the consequences of this relationship on economic convergence...Environmental aspects (Economic development) Environment Gross national product
Journal ArticleStructural Change, Technology, and Economic Growth: Brazil and the CIBS in a Comparative Perspective
Part of Journal Special Issue Southern Growth Engines and Technology GiantsEconomic development Industries International trade
Book ChapterIndia's Economic Growth: Lessons for the Emerging Economies
From the book: The Rise of China and IndiaBusiness cycles Economic development Convergence (Economics)
Book ChapterComparing Regional Development in China and India
From the book: The Rise of China and IndiaEconomic development Equality and inequality Convergence (Economics)
Book ChapterGlobal Growth and Distribution: Are China and India Reshaping the World?
From the book: Southern Engines of Global GrowthEconomic forecasting Globalization Income distribution
BlogIs Manufacturing Still the Main Engine of Growth in Developing Countries?
Adam Szirmai Since the late 18 th century, the manufacturing sector has been the main engine of growth and catch up. Presently, however, service sector value added accounts for over 70 per cent of GDP in advanced economies...Economic growth Industrialization Convergence (Economics)
Working PaperStructural Change, Technology, and Economic Growth: Brazil and the CIBS in a Comparative Perspective
Schumepterian growth theory stresses the role of structural change in long run growth. Countries which increase the share of technology-intensive sectors in their economic structures benefit more from technological learning and innovation...Economic development Industries International trade
Working PaperInternational and Intra-national Technology Spillovers and Technology Development Paths in Developing Countries: The Case of China
This paper analyses the paths of technology development among regions with heterogeneous economic and technological characteristics, focusing on the case of China...Convergence (Economics) Regional economics Management (Technological innovations)
Journal ArticleDevelopment Path of China and India and the Challenges for their Sustainable Growth
Part of Journal Special Issue The Rise of China and IndiaEconomic development Factor proportions International trade