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Measuring Income Inequality and Insufficiency
Percival S. Gabriel, World Economics, September 2017
Income inequality is normally illustrated by the Lorenz curve and measured by the Gini coefficient and other variant measures. Standard estimates excl.. More
The Environmental Kuznets Curve
Harry Booth, World Economics, March 2017
The Kuznets curve is an income inequality measure used in development studies which predicts an inverse-U shape with inequality first rising with indu.. More
Defending Development
Raadhika Vishvesh, World Economics, March 2017
The need to define development has witnessed many attempts to condense a country’s economic deprivation into a single figure. In order to target poor .. More
Measuring the Impact of Agricultural Finance on Rural Inequality: Evidence from Egypt
Heba El-Laithy, Ahmed Rostom and Lamia Donia, World Economics, March 2017
Evidence suggests that financial development and improved access to credit not only accelerates economic growth, but also reduces household poverty an.. More
Latin America: From Recovery To Slowdown
José De Gregorio, World Economics, December 2015
Economic performance in Latin America has been disappointing. After a successful recovery from the global financial crisis, growth in 2014 was in mos.. More
Offshoring and the Labour Share in Germany and US
Deborah Winkler & William Milberg, World Economics, December 2015
Despite broad public concern with the effect of offshoring on inequality, there is scant research. The authors shift the focus to the effect of offsho.. More
How Managerial Incentives Affect Economic Performance
Andrew Smithers, World Economics, March 2016
The impact of managerial incentive structures on corporate behaviour has been a neglected area of economics. New theoretical work by Nobel Prize winni.. More
Did increased inequality cause the Great Recession?
Tim Congdon, World Economics, September 2015
This paper considers the basis of the thesis of left-wing economist Thomas Piketty, the author of Capital in the Twenty-First Century, that “a market .. More
Investing in green growth for sustainable development in Africa
Hippolyte Fofack, World Economics, September 2015
An overview of the distributional impact of global warming shows that the negative externalities of carbon-intensive development models are already si.. More
What Have We Learned From the Global Financial Crisis of 2008-09 and its Aftermath?
Anthony Elson, World Economics, June 2015
This article summarizes a number of key lessons from the effects of the global financial crisis that, with the passage of time, are having an importan.. More
Communist China’s Capitalism
Kenneth Austin, World Economics, March 2011
This article explains the contemporary Chinese–American economic relationship as an ironic variant of the classical theory of capitalist imperialism. .. More
Keith Boyfield on Dambisa Moyo: Dead Aid
Keith Boyfield, World Economics, June 2010
The Failures of Economics and the Emerging New Economics
Michael Chibba, World Economics, March 2010
The current economic and financial crisis has exposed several weaknesses in economics that emanate from oversimplification of reality, the role of ide.. More
The World’s Poorest Nations and the Global Financial Crisis
Nicholas Imparato and Shalendra D. Sharma, World Economics, December 2009
Unlike many earlier financial crises, the current sub-prime-induced crisis originated in advanced economies (in the US housing sector) in the summer o.. More
Global Income Distribution and Convergence 1820–2003
Péter Földvári and Jan Luiten van Zanden, World Economics, June 2009
Can the development of the world economy – the growth of global gross domestic product and the increase in global inequality – in the period from 1820.. More
The Banking Crisis and Inequality
Tim Lankester, World Economics, March 2009
The Wealth and Poverty of Nations
An interview with introduction by Brian Snowdon, World Economics, September 2008
François Bourguignon was Chief Economist and Senior Vice President, Development Economics, at the World Bank before taking up his current position as .. More
Poverty Reduction in Developing Countries
Michael Chibba, World Economics, March 2008
Three Cheers for the 'Progressive State'
An interview with introduction by Brian Snowdon, World Economics, March 2008
Ben Friedman is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading macroeconomists. His research and publications have focused on monetary and fiscal pol.. More
Leonardo Martinez-Diaz on Carol Lancaster, Foreign Aid: Diplomacy, Development, Domestic Politics
World Economics, December 2007
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