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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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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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From the book: Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in VietnamSMEs Microeconomics Private sector
From the book: Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in VietnamSMEs Microeconomics Data revolution
BookMicro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam
Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam provides a comprehensive analytic contribution to a crucial topic within development economics...SMEs Microeconomics Private sector
Working PaperOccupational choice of skilled workers in the presence of a large development sector: Evidence from Sierra Leone
Using data from Sierra Leone, I explore the role of cognitive ability in sorting across sectors and the importance of perceptions in the employment decision-making process...Development Employment Foreign aid
Project workshopSocial mobility in developing countries — concepts, methods, and determinants
Book ChapterInstitutions and Development
From the book: Asian TransformationsInstitutions Organizations Political settlements
PresentationKunal Sen presents his work at SIDA
On 19 February, Professor Kunal Sen will visit the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) in Stockholm to present his research and discuss research quality and evaluation methods. During his visit, Professor Sen will present his...
BlogDevelopment programmes, security, and violence reduction: Evidence from an insurgency in India
Implementing development programmes in conflict-affected areas is crucial for conflict as well as poverty reduction. The big question is how do you carry out these programmes successfully?...Conflict management Development Poverty reduction
BlogRevenue data like you’ve never seen it before: Introducing the GRD Explorer
Let’s face it, data is important. It sits at the core of almost everything that we in the development economics research community do. However, the way in which we use, share, understand, interpret and present data is more important still...Government revenue Taxation data
Book ChapterThe effect of China's One Child Policy on sex selection, family size, and the school enrolment of daughters
From the book: Towards Gender Equity in DevelopmentDevelopment Education Family planning
Book ChapterIntra-household bargaining in poor countries
From the book: Towards Gender Equity in DevelopmentHouseholds Efficiency Development
Working PaperInstitutions and Asia’s development: The role of norms and organizational power
The role of institutions in Asian development has been intensely contested since Myrdal’s Asian Drama, with later contributions from institutional economics and developmental state theory...Institutions Organizations Political settlements
Journal ArticleHistorical origins of persistent inequality in Nigeria
Part of Journal Special Issue Horizontal Inequality: Persistence and ChangeDevelopment Ethnicity Geopolitical zone