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Structural transformation
Working Paper
Structural transformation and inclusive growth in Ghana

This study examines the structural transformation–inclusive growth nexus for Ghana...

Ghana Inclusive growth Structural transformation
Working Paper
The developer’s dilemma: A survey of structural transformation and inequality dynamics

This paper discusses the ‘developer’s dilemma’—a tension emerging from the fact that developing countries are simultaneously seeking structural transformation and broad-based growth to raise incomes of the poor...

Income inequality Structural transformation Economic development
Working Paper
Structural transformation and inclusive growth: Kuznets’ ‘developer’s dilemma’ in Indonesia

We focus on special characteristics of the manufacturing sector, in terms of employment generation and productivity growth, that enable the rapid, resilient economic catch-up of developing countries...

Structural transformation Inclusive growth Indonesia
Working Paper
Kuznets’ tension in India: Two episodes

Developing countries face a trade-off between the twin objectives of structural transformation and inclusive growth. This is the ‘developer’s dilemma’...

developer's dilemma India Inequality
Journal Article
Was Kuznets Right?: New Evidence on the Relationship between Structural Transformation and Inequality

We examine the Kuznets postulate that structural transformation leads to higher inequality using comparable panel data for a large number of developing and developed countries for 1960–2012...

Structural transformation Inequality Kuznets
Annual Lecture
The political economy of structural transformation: Has democracy failed African economies? Structural transformation Political economy Growth
Working Paper
Structural transformations and the lack of inclusive growth: The case of Chile

This paper describes the structural transformations that Chile has experienced in the last 50 years and how they have contributed—or not—to inclusive growth and genuine economic modernization from a historical perspective...

Chile deindustrialization Inclusive growth
Working Paper
Roads and jobs in Ethiopia

We look at how improving roads can affect jobs and structural transformation...

Ethiopia Roads Structural transformation
Working Paper
Structural transformation, openness, and productivity growth in sub-Saharan Africa

This paper examines the connections of structural change and economic openness to labour productivity growth using a panel data set of 41 countries in sub-Saharan Africa for the period 1991–2015...

Sub-Saharan Africa Structural transformation Labour productivity
Working Paper
Was Kuznets right?: New evidence on the relationship between structural transformation and inequality

We examine the Kuznets postulate that structural transformation leads to higher inequality using comparable panel data for a large number of developing and developed countries for 1960–2012...

Structural transformation Inequality Kuznets
Blog
Reflections on the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics

The award of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics to Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo of MIT, and Michael Kremer of Harvard University, has led to a flurry of blogs and op-ed pieces ...

Nobel Prize Development Economics Structural transformation
Seminar
Rekha Ravindran on the relationship between structural transformation and income inequality

Rekha Ravindran will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 28 October. Abstract - The relationship between structural transformation and income inequality in developing economies Though industrialization is postulated as the traditional way out of...

28 October 2019
UNU-WIDER, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Book
Resurgent Asia: Diversity in Development

Gunnar Myrdal published his magnum opus Asian Drama , in 1968, to conclude that Asia's development prospects were gloomy...

Gunnar Myrdal Economic transformation Structural transformation
Workshop
puzzle pieces Authors workshop: The developer’s dilemma: structural transformation, inequality, and inclusive growth
10 September 2019
The Sukosol Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
Past event
Policy Brief
Resurgent Asia: Diversity in Development

In 1820, Asia accounted for two-thirds of world population and over half of world income. The subsequent decline of Asia was attributable to its integration with a world economy shaped by colonialism and driven by imperialism...

Gunnar Myrdal Economic transformation Structural transformation
Book Chapter
Industrialization and Development

From the book: Asian Transformations

Industrial policy Industrialization Structural transformation
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