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
UNU Annual Report 2017
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Sustainable Development Explorer
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Working PaperSupport policies for renewables: Instrument choice and instrument change from a Public Choice perspective
This paper frames the transition towards clean energies as a sequential process of instrument choice and instrument change. First, regulators decide how to initiate the transition away from fossil energies...Environmental policy Management Renewable energy sources
Working PaperOvercoming the Limits of Institutional Reform in Uganda
This paper begins by noting that Uganda has been a public sector reform leader in Africa...Administrative law Government accountability Institutional economics
Working PaperRisk Experiments in Gains and Losses: A Case Study for Benin
The aim of this paper is to expand our knowledge on risk aversion among the poor by conducting experiments that do not only test risk aversion in small and large stakes but also in risky gains and risky losses...Households Management Poor
BlogThe Evolving Diversity of Enterprise Ownership and Governance
by Laixiang Sun There is a widespread belief that the only efficient ownership structure for a market economy is one in which firms are owned by private investors and that the existence of well-defined personalized property rights is a basic precondi...Business enterprises Employee ownership Management
Book ChapterAnalysis and Management of Watersheds
From the book: The Environment and Emerging Development IssuesConservation of natural resources Management Water