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Blog
Celebrating 30 years of research for development

The celebration of the 30 th Anniversary of UNU-WIDER presented the ideal opportunity to look back, take stock, and plan ahead...

Economic development Structural adjustment (Economic policy) Gross national product
Book Chapter
Hunting 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 Chapter
Interrelationships 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
Journal Article
Can Cities or Towns Drive African Development?: Economywide Analysis for Ethiopia and Uganda

Rapid urbanization is an important characteristic of African development and yet the structural transformation debate focuses on agriculture’s relative merits without also considering the benefits from urban agglomeration...

Economic development Gross national product Poverty
Research Brief
The Effect of Tax on Income Inequality and Growth in Latin America

After tax reforms in the 1980s and 1990s, income inequality increased in many Latin American countries The tax reforms of the 2000s have been more equalizing in terms of income inequality: Argentina, Honduras and Nicaragua have seen the most redistri...

Equality and inequality Gross national product Policy sciences
Book Chapter
Tax Policy and Income Distribution during the Last Decade

From the book: Falling Inequality in Latin America

Equality and inequality Gross national product Policy sciences
Blog
Youth Unemployment in the Arab World: What Do We know? What is the Way Forward?
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Imed Drine Many observers see youth unemployment as the major reason behind the recent popular uprisings in a number of Arab countries...

Democracy Economic surveys Education
Blog
Millennium Development Goals in Turbulent Times: Emerging Challenges for Post-2015 MDGs

Rolph van der Hoeven and Peter van Bergeijk One of the most important trends that emerged since the launch of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is the rapid growth of some large developing countries such as China, India, and Brazil...

Economic development Economic growth Equality and inequality
Working Paper
Can Cities or Towns Drive African Development? Economy-wide Analysis for Ethiopia and Uganda

Rapid urbanization is an important characteristic of African development and yet the structural transformation debate focuses on agriculture’s relative merits without also considering the benefits from urban agglomeration...

Economic development Gross national product Poverty
Blog
From the Editor's desk (November 2011)

Tony Addison As we come to the end of November, the snow has yet to arrive in Helsinki...

Economic aspects (Finance) Climatic changes Economic aspects (Raw materials)
Working Paper
Interrelationships 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 Article
Trade Specialization, Export Productivity and Growth in Brazil, China, India, South Africa, and a Cross Section of Countries

Part of Journal Special Issue Southern Growth Engines and Technology Giants

Gross national product Human capital Industrial organization (Economic theory)
Journal Article
Export Diversification and Economic Performance: Evidence from Brazil, China, India and South Africa

Part of Journal Special Issue Southern Growth Engines and Technology Giants

Factor proportions Gross national product Industrial organization (Economic theory)
Working Paper
Population Size, Per Capita Income, and the Risk of Civil War: Regional Heterogeneity in the Structural Relationship Matters

A common finding in the empirical civil war literature is that population size and per capita income are highly significant predictors of civil war incidence and onset...

Gross national product Income distribution Population
Book Chapter
How Growth and Related Instabilities Lower Child Survival

From the book: Health Inequality and Development

Children Economic development Gross national product
Working Paper
The Danish Model and the Globalizing Learning Economy: Lessons for Developing Countries

Although Denmark shares with the other four Nordic countries certain attributes, such as pragmatic protestant religion, small and homogenous population, strong social democratic parties and ambitious welfare states, it also has its own characteristic...

Economic development Economic growth Economic policy
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