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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
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Journal ArticleProducing Biofuels in Low-Income Countries: An Integrated Environmental and Economic Assessment for Tanzania
This paper jointly evaluates the greenhouse gas emissions and economic impacts from producing biofuels in Tanzania...Economic aspects (Agriculture) Environmental aspects (Economic development) Equilibrium (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)
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (September-October 2015)
UNU-WIDER had a busy September. We celebrated our 30 th birthday with some 600 people at our three-day conference on ‘Mapping the Future of Development Economics’ here in Helsinki. It was a great occasion...Agriculture Business enterprises Capital investments
BlogMalawi's Farm Subsidy Benefits the Poor but Doesn't Come Cheap
Malawi’s farm input subsidy benefits the poor and can be part of a viable national development strategy. Agriculture is Malawi’s main economic sector...Agriculture Equilibrium (Economics) Expenditures, Public
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
Journal ArticleThe Economy-wide Impacts and Risks of Malawi's Farm Input Subsidy Program
We estimate the impact of Malawi's Farm Input Subsidy Program using an economy-wide approach. This approach yields benefit-cost ratios about 60% higher than existing partial equilibrium studies, a result of our accounting for indirect benefits...Agriculture Equilibrium (Economics) Food industry and trade
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)
Working PaperAn Integrated Analysis of Economywide Effects of Climate Change
The effects of climate change in Turkey are expected to be significant...Agriculture Climatic changes Equilibrium (Economics)
Working PaperProducing Biofuels in Low-Income Countries: An Integrated Environmental and Economic Assessment for Tanzania
This paper evaluates the greenhouse gas emissions and economic impacts from producing biofuels in Tanzania...Economic aspects (Agriculture) Environmental aspects (Economic development) Equilibrium (Economics)
Research BriefThe Price of Inaction - Climate Change in Mozambique
All climate scenarios considered result in reduced national welfare, if no reforms are enacted...Climatic changes Equilibrium (Economics) Global warming
Working PaperImplications of Alternative Mitigation Policies on World Prices for Fossil Fuels and Agricultural Products
Emissions mitigation policies affect prices, including prices for fossil fuels and agricultural products...Agriculture Climatic changes Equilibrium (Economics)
Journal ArticleAgricultural growth, poverty, and nutrition in Tanzania
Rapid economic growth does not appear to have significantly improved poverty and nutrition outcomes in Tanzania...Economic growth Equilibrium (Economics) Food security
Journal ArticleConsequences of Avian Flu for Growth and Poverty: A CGE Analysis for Kenya
Like many African countries, Kenya is vulnerable to avian flu given its position along migratory bird routes and proximity to other high risk countries. This raises concern about the effect of an outbreak on rural livelihoods...Economic growth Equilibrium (Economics) Health
Journal ArticleGender Implications of Biofuels Expansion in Africa: The Case of Mozambique
We use a gendered dynamic CGE model to assess the implications of biofuels expansion in a low-income, land-abundant setting. Mozambique is chosen as a representative case...Equilibrium (Economics) Natural resources Poverty
Journal ArticleMacro–micro feedback links of water management in South Africa: CGE analyses of selected policy regimes
The pressure on an already stressed water situation in South Africa is predicted to increase significantly under climate change, plans for large industrial expansion, ongoing rapid urbanization, and government programs to provide access to water to m...Agriculture Equilibrium (Economics) Water