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.
Transforming economies – for better jobs
WIDER Development Conference in partnership with UNESCAP, 11-13 September 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand
12 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
BlogWhat Did You Do in the Currency Wars? (Part II)
Tony Addison The present currency turmoil is both a product and a cause of profound changes now underway in the global economy. Part 1 of this two-part article, which appeared in the October Angle, focused on Latin America and Europe...Economic growth Foreign exchange Interest rate
BlogWhat Did You Do in the Currency Wars? (Part I)
Tony Addison The present currency turmoil is both a symptom and a cause of profound changes now underway in the global economy. In part 1 of this two-part article, we focus on Latin America and Europe...Depressions Structural adjustment (Economic policy) Foreign exchange
Working PaperSensitivity of Loan Size to Lending Rates: Evidence from Ghana’s Microfinance Sector
This paper examines the combined effect of interest rates and poverty levels of microfinance clients on loan size. Cross section data on 2,691 clients and non-clients households from Ghana is used to test the hypothesis of loan price inelasticity...Econometric models (Finance) Interest rate Microfinance
Book ChapterThe Determinants of Loan Contracts to Business Firms: Empirical Evidence from a Private Bank in Vietnam
From the book: Domestic Resource Mobilization and Financial DevelopmentBanks and banking Business enterprises Contracts
Book ChapterHousing and Personal Wealth in a Global Context
From the book: Personal Wealth from a Global PerspectiveConsumption (Economics) Housing Interest rate
Working PaperHousing and Personal Wealth in a Global Context
Housing is the single most important component of personal wealth in most countries...Consumption (Economics) Housing Interest rate
Working PaperThe Determinants of Loan Contracts to Business Firms: Empirical Evidence from a Private Bank in Vietnam
This paper deals with loan contracting from a private bank in Vietnam. We focus on the main loan contract features that the bank uses in lending to business firms, namely loan maturity, collateral and loan interest rate...Banks and banking Business enterprises Contracts
Journal ArticleEl Tramo Corto de la Estructura a Plazo como Predictor de Expectativas de la Actividad Económica en Colombia
Part of Journal Special Issue Symposium on Spatial Inequality in Latin AmericaInflation (Finance) Interest rate Monetary policy
Journal ArticleThe Behavior of Interest Rate Differentials under Shifting Exchange Rate Regimes: The Experience of Chile, Colombia and Israel
Part of Journal Special Issue Symposium on Spatial Inequality in Latin AmericaForeign exchange Interest rate Monetary policy
Working PaperOutput and Price Fluctuations in China's Reform Years: What Role did Money Play?
The Chinese economy underwent cyclical fluctuations in growth and inflation in the reform period. Contrasting views exist on the role of money in such fluctuations...Business cycles Interest rate Econometric models (Macroeconomics)
Working PaperTesting for a Significant Change in the Egyptian Economy Under the Economic Reform Programme Era
Late 1990, Egypt witnessed major and radical changes in all areas of its national life—political, legal, economic and social—as a reflection of implementing an economic reform programme in order to achieve progress in its economic indicat...Economic development Finance, Public Foreign exchange