Journal Article: How polarized is the global income distribution?
The interest in the level of global inequality has surged in recent years. This paper complements existing estimates of global inequality by providing the first estimates of the level of bipolarization of the global income distribution.
Policy Brief: The business environment of Mozambican manufacturing firms
The 2017 Survey of Mozambican Manufacturing Firms builds on data collected in 2012 from surviving firms to trace how changing economic conditions have affected the development of firms over five years.
Inclusive growth in Mozambique – scaling-up research and capacity
The central goal of the project is to support inclusive growth, growth that substantially improves the living standards of the Mozambican population.
Journal Special Issue: Fiscal Policy, State Building and Economic Development
This journal presents a synopsis of the contextual conditions, factors and challenges under which the recent evolution of tax systems has taken place. The journal, as the studies in this collection, gives special emphasis to the role natural endowments, p
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Working PaperIncome and price elasticities of demand in South Africa: An application of the linear expenditure system
This paper investigates the expenditure patterns of South African households using detailed cross-sectional expenditure and price data...Aeronautics, Commercial Consumption (Economics) Food supply
Journal ArticleThe Rise of a Middle Class in East and Southern Africa: Implications for Food System Transformation
Part of Journal Special Issue The Political Economy of Africa's Emergent Middle ClassFood supply Urbanization
BlogThe Political Economy of Food Price Policy - An Interview with Per Pinstrup-Andersen
In this interview, Per Pinstrup-Andersen talks about the international project which has culminated in the book Food Price Policy in an Era of Market Instability . (Oxford University Press, 2015) More about the project ...Agricultural industries Food security Food supply
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (May 2015)
May is always a hopeful month. With 18 hours of daylight we are all perky—especially the seagulls who swarm around Helsinki harbour. Here at UNU-WIDER the communications team is busy with the new website which will roll out later in the year...Agricultural industries Economic assistance and foreign aid Food security
Policy seminarFood price policy in an era of market instability - a political economy analysis
BlogFrom the Editor’s Desk (February 2015)
February found UNU-WIDER busy sending out Calls for Papers on topics ranging from social protection to clean energy to discrimination and affirmative action. You can find them here . There are more to come...Agricultural industries Climatic changes Economic assistance and foreign aid
BlogUNU-WIDER @ 30
2015 marks the 30th anniversary of UNU-WIDER. The Institute opened its doors in 1985. It has been quite a ride ever since. We have had thousands of economists and other social scientists through those Helsinki doors since 1985...Climatic changes History (Economics) Equality and inequality
BlogFrom the Editor’s Desk (January 2015)
We are now into 2015, and the year is already gathering speed. 2015 is of course the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, and a major year in global development with the conclusion of the MDG process, and the start of a new chapter with the SDGs...Agricultural industries Balance of payments Children
Working PaperThe Impact of Food Price Volatility on Consumer Welfare in Cameroon
The objective of this paper is to analyse the welfare effects of food price volatility on Cameroonian consumers...Food supply Households Prices
BlogWIDER Annual Lecture 18: Managing Structural Transformation
18 December 2014 Roger Williamson At the UN headquarters in New York on 18 November 2014, Peter Timmer, emeritus professor from Harvard, showed how the three transformations (structural, agricultural, and dietary) relate to development...Agriculture Climatic changes Structural adjustment (Economic policy)
Working PaperThe Economywide Impacts and Risks of Malawi’s Farm Input Subsidy Programme
We estimate the impact of Malawi’s Farm Input Subsidy Programme using an economywide approach. We find potentially substantial net benefits with indirect benefits accounting for about two-fifths of total benefits...Economic aspects (Agriculture) Food supply
Book ChapterThe Political Economy of Food Price Policy in Egypt
From the book: Food Price Policy in an Era of Market InstabilityAgriculture Economic policy Food supply
Book ChapterThe Political Economy of Food Price Policy in South Africa
From the book: Food Price Policy in an Era of Market InstabilityFood supply
Book ChapterThe Political Economy of Food Price Policy: Key Policy-Related Lessons
From the book: Food Price Policy in an Era of Market InstabilityAgricultural industries Food security Food supply