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wp-2021-170: Tax effort revisited: new estimates from the Government Revenue Dataset Downloads
Kyle McNabb, Michael Danquah and Abrams M.E. Tagem
wp-2021-169: How clientelism undermines state capacity: Evidence from Mexican municipalities Downloads
Ana L. De La O
wp-2021-168: Aid and social cohesion Downloads
Michael Danquah and Bazoumana Ouattara
wp-2021-167: The effect of fiscal drag on income distribution and work incentives: A microsimulation analysis on selected African countries Downloads
Adnan Abdulaziz Shahir and Francesco Figari
wp-2021-166: COVID-19 in Central America: effects of firm resilience and policy responses on employment Downloads
Beatriz Calzada Olvera, Mario Gonzalez-Sauri, Federico Louvin and David-Alexander Harings Moya
wp-2021-165: Simulation of options to replace the special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress grant and close the poverty gap at the food poverty line Downloads
Maya Goldman, Ihsaan Bassier, Joshua Budlender, Lindi Mzankomo, Ingrid Woolard and Murray Leibbrandt
wp-2021-164: Towards greater poverty reduction in Zambia: Simulating potential Cash Plus reforms using MicroZAMOD Downloads
Katrin Gasior, David McLennan, Mbewe Kalikeka, Miselo Bwalya and Maria Jouste
wp-2021-163: An assessment of presumptive tax in Uganda: Evaluating the 2020 reform and four alternative reform scenarios using UGAMOD, a tax-benefit microsimulation model for Uganda Downloads
Ronald Waiswa, Jesse Lastunen, Gemma Wright, Michael Noble, Joseph Okello Ayo, Milly Isingoma Nalukwago, Tina Kaidu Barugahara, Susan Kavuma, Isaac Arinaitwe, Martin Mwesigye, Wilson Asiimwe and Pia Rattenhuber
wp-2021-162: The changing nature of work and inequality in Brazil (2003-19): A descriptive analysis Downloads
Sergio Firpo, Alysson Portella, Flavio Riva and Giovanna Úbida
wp-2021-161: What are the drivers of tax capacity in sub-Saharan Africa? Downloads
Abrams M.E. Tagem and Oliver Morrissey
wp-2021-160: The informal sector and the safety of female traders in Tanzania: A reflection of practices, policies, and legislation Downloads
William Amos Pallangyo
wp-2021-159: An exploration of the association between fuel subsidies and fuel riots Downloads
Neil McCulloch, Davide Natalini, Naomi Hossain and Patricia Justino
wp-2021-158: The afterlife of industrial work: Urban-to-rural labour transitions from the factory to the informal economy Downloads
Alessandra Mezzadri and Kaustav Banerjee
wp-2021-157: Improving young women's working conditions in Tanzania's urban food vending sector Downloads
Nandera Ernest Mhando and Nasibu Rajabu Mramba
wp-2021-156: The macroeconomic effect of fiscal policy in South Africa: A narrative analysis Downloads
Tumisang Loate, Romain Houssa and Nicola Viegi
wp-2021-155: Contract clientelism: How infrastructure contracts fund vote-buying Downloads
Alisha Holland and Will Freeman
wp-2021-154: Gender and vulnerable employment in the developing world: Evidence from global microdata Downloads
Maria Lo Bue, Tu Thi Ngoc Le, Manuel Santos Silva and Kunal Sen
wp-2021-153: Technology and clientelist politics in India Downloads
Steven I. Wilkinson
wp-2021-152: Debt-financed fiscal stimulus in South Africa Downloads
Hylton Hollander
wp-2021-151: Glimpses of fiscal states in sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Mick Moore
wp-2021-150: The effects of a risk-based approach to tax examinations: Evidence from Tanzania Downloads
Amina Ebrahim, Elineema Kisanga, Ezekiel Swema, Vincent Leyaro, Edwin P. Mhede, Ephraim Mdee, Heikki Palviainen and Jukka Pirttilä
wp-2021-149: Childbirth and women's labour market transitions in India (revised) Downloads
Rosa Abraham, Rahul Lahoti and Hema Swaminathan
wp-2021-148: The mitigating role of tax and benefit rescue packages for poverty and inequality in Africa amid the COVID-19 pandemic Downloads
Jesse Lastunen, Pia Rattenhuber, Kwabena Adu-Ababio, Katrin Gasior, H. Xavier Jara, Maria Jouste, David McLennan, Enrico Nichelatti, Rodrigo C. Oliveira, Jukka Pirttilä, Matteo Richiardi and Gemma Wright
wp-2021-147: Formalizing clientelism in Kenya: From Harambee to the Constituency Development Fund Downloads
Ken Ochieng' Opalo
wp-2021-146: The welfare effects of financial inclusion in Ghana: An exploration based on a multidimensional measure of financial inclusion Downloads
Abdul Malik Iddrisu and Michael Danquah
wp-2021-145: Labour conditions in regional versus global value chains: Insights from apparel firms in Lesotho and Eswatini Downloads
Giovanni Pasquali
wp-2021-144: Poverty, social networks, and clientelism Downloads
Nico Ravanilla and Allen Hicken
wp-2021-143: Barriers to entry and the role of African multinational corporations: Entrants in intermediate industrial products (inputs into construction) Downloads
Grace Nsomba and Thando Vilakazi
wp-2021-142: The recentered influence function and unidimensional poverty measurement Downloads
Carlos Gradín
wp-2021-141: Voter coercion and pro-poor redistribution in rural Mexico Downloads
Dragan Filipovich, Miguel Niño-Zarazúa and Alma Santillán Hernández
wp-2021-140: Informed participation: the effects of information treatment on panel non-response Downloads
Ricardo Santos and Sam Jones
wp-2021-139: Trends in inequality within countries using a novel dataset Downloads
Carlos Gradín and Annalena Oppel
wp-2021-138: Social ties, clientelism, and the poor's expectations of future service provision: Receiving more, expecting less? Downloads
Prisca Jöst and Ellen Lust
wp-2021-137: Do disadvantaged students benefit from attending classes with more skilled colleagues?: Evidence from a top university in Brazil Downloads
Henrique Z. Motte and Rodrigo C. Oliveira
wp-2021-136: The saga and limits of public financial management: The Mozambican case Downloads
António S. Cruz, Ines A. Ferreira, Johnny Flentø, Finn Tarp and Mariam Umarji
wp-2021-135: The relative neglect of agriculture in Mozambique Downloads
João Z. Carrilho, Ines A. Ferreira, Rui N. Ribeiro and Finn Tarp
wp-2021-134: Exploring the quality of income data in two African household surveys for the purpose of tax-benefit microsimulation modelling: Imputing employment income in Tanzania and Zambia Downloads
David McLennan, Michael Noble, Gemma Wright, Helen Barnes and Faith Masekesa
wp-2021-133: Maternity benefits mandate and women's choice of work in Viet Nam Downloads
Khoa Vu and Paul Glewwe
wp-2021-132: The impact of centralized bargaining on spillovers and the wage structure in monopsonistic labour markets Downloads
Ihsaan Bassier
wp-2021-131: Climate shocks, agriculture, and migration in Nepal: Disentangling the interdependencies Downloads
Aslihan Arslan, Eva-Maria Egger, Erdgin Mane and Vanya Slavchevska
wp-2021-130: Norms that matter: Exploring the distribution of women's work between income generation, expenditure-saving, and unpaid domestic responsibilities in India Downloads
Ashwini Deshpande and Naila Kabeer
wp-2021-129: Do gifts buy votes?: Evidence from sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Jenny Guardado and Leonard Wantchekon
wp-2021-128: Childbirth and women's labour market transitions in India Downloads
Rosa Abraham, Rahul Lahoti and Hema Swaminathan
wp-2021-127: Local governance quality and law compliance: The case of Mozambican firms Downloads
Hanna Berkel, Christian Estmann and John Rand
wp-2021-126: The regulation of interconnection and regulatory alignment in the Southern African Development Community Downloads
Grace Nsomba
wp-2021-125: Clientelistic politics and pro-poor targeting: Rules versus discretionary budgets Downloads
Dilip Mookherjee and Anusha Nath
wp-2021-124: Learning from experience: Special Economic Zones in Southern Africa Downloads
Neva Makgetla
wp-2021-123: Informal employment or informal firms? Regulatory enforcement and the transformation of the informal sector Downloads
Sanjay Jain
wp-2021-122: The dynamics of state-business relations between the Ethiopian state and Chinese private firms: A case study of the Eastern Industry Park Downloads
Weiwei Chen
wp-2021-121: Who benefits from job training programmes?: Evidence from a high-dosage programme in Brazil Downloads
Daniel Da Mata, Rodrigo C. Oliveira and Diana Silva
wp-2021-120: Simulating personal income tax in South Africa using administrative data and survey data: A comparison of PITMOD and SAMOD for tax year 2018 Downloads
Wynnona Steyn, Alexius Sithole, Winile Ngobeni, Eva Muwanga-Zake, Helen Barnes, Michael Noble, David McLennan, Gemma Wright and Katrin Gasior
wp-2021-119: Promoting environmental sustainability in the artisanal and small-scale mining sector in Tanzania Downloads
Abel Kinyondo and Chris Huggins
wp-2021-118: Estimating employment responses to South Africa's Employment Tax Incentive Downloads
Joshua Budlender and Amina Ebrahim
wp-2021-117: Re-examining the Brazilian South-Northeast labour income gap: A decomposition approach Downloads
Rodrigo C. Oliveira and Raul da Mota Silveira Neto
wp-2021-116: Clientelism and governance Downloads
Pranab Bardhan
wp-2021-115: Female education and marriage in Pakistan: The role of financial shocks and marital customs Downloads
Sarah Khan
wp-2021-114: Digital technology and productivity of informal enterprises: Empirical evidence from Nigeria Downloads
Michael Danquah and Solomon Owusu
wp-2021-113: The COVID-19 pandemic and the economy in Southern Africa Downloads
Neva Makgetla
wp-2021-112: Pulling up or binding down: a review of upgrading trajectories in apparel and agro-processing global value chains for developing countries Downloads
Giovanni Pasquali, Aarti Krishnan and Jakob Engel
wp-2021-111: Effectiveness of strategic environmental assessment in promoting sustainable development in Tanzania Downloads
Emanoel Alfred and Joseph Qamara
wp-2021-110: Informality and pension reforms in Bolivia: The case of Renta Dignida Downloads
Carla Canelas and Miguel Niño-Zarazúa
wp-2021-109: What explains the gender gap in top incomes in developing countries?: Evidence from Ecuador Downloads
Nicolás Oliva, H. Xavier Jara and Pia Rattenhuber
wp-2021-108: The socioeconomic impact of coal mining in Mozambique Downloads
Eva-Maria Egger, Michael Keller and Jorge Mouco
wp-2021-107: Firm and product survival analysis: Evidence from South African tax administrative and products data Downloads
Syden Mishi, Weliswa Matekenya, Leward Jeke, Ronney M. Ncwadi and Roseline T. Karambakuwa
wp-2021-106: Horizontal and intersecting inequalities in Mozambique: 1997-2017 Downloads
Ricardo Santos, Eva-Maria Egger and Vincenzo Salvucci
wp-2021-105: The changing nature of work and earnings inequality in China Downloads
Chunbing Xing
wp-2021-104: The legacy of conflict: aggregate evidence from Sierra Leone Downloads
Tillman Hönig
wp-2021-103: The role of trust and of poverty in compliance with social distancing measures in Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic Downloads
Edson Mazive, Gerson Baza, Gimelgo Xirinda, Ivan Manhique, Jorge Mouco and Silvestre Matola
wp-2021-102: Exploring economic support networks amidst racial inequality in Namibia Downloads
Annalena Oppel
wp-2021-101: How far does the apple really fall from the tree?: Practical guidance on measuring intergenerational mobility from a simulation framework Downloads
Marcelo Cardona and Sam Jones
wp-2021-100: The minimum wage and firm networks: Evidence from South Africa Downloads
Brandon Joel Tan
wp-2021-99: Gender differences in formal wage employment in urban Tanzania Downloads
Kwadwo Opoku, Francisco M.P. Mugizi and Emmanuel Adu Boahen
wp-2021-98: Clientelism, public goods provision, and governance Downloads
Maria Lo Bue, Kunal Sen and Staffan I. Lindberg
wp-2021-97: Gender disparities in financial inclusion in Tanzania Downloads
Maureen Were, Maureen Odongo and Caroline Israel
wp-2021-96: Young women's transitions from education to the labour market in Ethiopia: A gendered life-course perspective Downloads
Yeshwas Admasu, Gina Crivello and Catherine Porter
wp-2021-95: Informal freelancers in the time of COVID-19: Insights from a digital matching platform in Mozambique Downloads
Sam Jones and Ivan Manhique
wp-2021-94: The impact of COVID-19 on consumption poverty in Mozambique Downloads
Giulia Barletta, Finório Castigo, Eva-Maria Egger, Michael Keller, Vincenzo Salvucci and Finn Tarp
wp-2021-93: The macroeconomic impact of COVID-19 in Mozambique: A social accounting matrix approach Downloads
Rosário Betho, Marcia Chelengo, Sam Jones, Michael Keller, Ibraimo Hassane Mussagy, Dirk van Seventer and Finn Tarp
wp-2021-92: Female managers and firm performance: Evidence from the Caribbean countries Downloads
Inmaculada Martínez-Zarzoso and Maria Lo Bue
wp-2021-91: Clientelism and development: is there a poverty trap? Downloads
Susan Stokes
wp-2021-90: How good are manufacturing jobs in Myanmar?: Evidence from matched employer-employee data Downloads
Paolo Falco, Francesca Gioia and Neda Trifković
wp-2021-89: Remote sensing of urban cyclone impact and resilience: Evidence from Idai Downloads
Peter Fisker, David Malmgren-Hansen and Thomas Pave Sohnesen
wp-2021-88: Fiscal decentralization and efficiency of public services delivery by local governments in Ghana Downloads
Isaac Otoo and Michael Danquah
wp-2021-87: Cash grants to manufacturers after Cyclone Idai: RCT evidence from Mozambique Downloads
Hanna Berkel, Peter Fisker and Finn Tarp
wp-2021-86: A macro-micro analysis of gender segregation and job quality in Latin America Downloads
Diksha Arora, Elissa Braunstein and Stephanie Seguino
wp-2021-85: Cyclone impacts on manufacturing firms in Mozambique Downloads
Hanna Berkel, Peter Fisker and Finn Tarp
wp-2021-84: Forecasting recovery from COVID-19 using financial data: An application to Viet Nam Downloads
Jesse Lastunen and Matteo Richiardi
wp-2021-83: The determinants of occupational sorting: Evidence from Mozambique Downloads
Ines A. Ferreira, Sam Jones, Jorge Mouco and Ricardo Santos
wp-2021-82: Measuring earnings inequality in South Africa using household survey and administrative tax microdata Downloads
Andrew Kerr
wp-2021-81: Inequality and structural transformation in the changing nature of work: The case of Indonesia Downloads
Arief Yusuf and Putri Riswani Halim
wp-2021-80: COVID-19 and the state Downloads
Rachel M. Gisselquist and Andrea Vaccaro
wp-2021-79: The economic gains of closing the employment gender gap: Evidence from Morocco Downloads
Olivier Bargain and Maria Lo Bue
wp-2021-78: Firms' resilience to financial constraints: The role of trade credit Downloads
Isaac Marcelin, Daniel Brink and Wei Sun
wp-2021-77: State-dependent fiscal multipliers and financial dynamics: An impulse response analysis by local projections for South Africa Downloads
Serena Merrino
wp-2021-76: Consolidating behavioural economics and rational choice theory: Insights from inequality research Downloads
Klarizze Anne Martin Puzon and Rachel M. Gisselquist
wp-2021-75: Good institutions and tax revenue outcomes in resource-rich countries: When 'good' is not enough Downloads
Daniel Chachu
wp-2021-74: The financial inclusion agenda: Examining the role of conventional banks in deepening access to formal credit Downloads
Abdul Malik Iddrisu and Michael Danquah
wp-2021-73: Ethnic disparity in altruism towards reforestation: A social preference experiment in Mindoro, Philippines Downloads
Imelda Revilla Molina, Katelyn Castillo and Klarizze Anne Martin Puzon
wp-2021-72: The impacts of public expenditure innovations on real exchange rate volatility in South Africa Downloads
Naser Yenus Nuru and Hayelom Yrgaw Gereziher
wp-2021-71: What sustains informality?: A study of the interactions between formal- and informal-sector firms Downloads
Ajit Mishra
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