Robert Allen’s recent AER paper on “Absolute Poverty: When Necessity Displaces Desire” is a fascinating read, on many levels. The paper uses linear programming (LP) to compute (four variants of)…

Francisco Ferreira |

We know that fiscal policy can be harnessed to reduce inequality in low- and middle-income countries, but until now, we knew less about its ability to reduce poverty. Our recent volume looks at…

Gabriela Inchauste, Nora Lustig |

Les responsables publics ne doivent guère avoir le loisir de se reposer ces temps-ci. Forte instabilité des marchés boursiers chinois et mondiaux, effondrement des cours des matières premières et…

Sri Mulyani Indrawati |

Согласно общепринятой точке зрения, при снижении цен на нефть под ударом оказываются только богатые страны-экспортеры нефти, а для бедных стран, импортирующих нефть, снижение цен - неожиданная…

Aurelien Kruse |

The conventional wisdom is that low world prices for oil only hurt rich exporting countries, while generating a windfall for poor net importer economies. However, in Central Asia, the story is…

Aurelien Kruse |

Russia’s economic woes continue: the recession deepened in the first half of 2015, severely impacting households, while the economy continued to adjust to the 2014 terms-of-trade shock, which saw…

Birgit Hansl |

Полная версия инфографики Экономические беды России продолжаются: в первой половине 2015 года рецессия углубилась и сильно отразилась на жизни россиян.  Экономика при этом продолжала…

Биржит Ханзль |

The United Nations has declared 2014 as the International Year of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), in recognition of the contributions this group of countries has made to the world, and to…

Ivan Rossignol |

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Биржит Ханзль |

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Birgit Hansl |