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Links round-up

Hi all, The world is so odd right now. In the last week, we’ve seen the US President tweet out an advert set to the Batman music (thanks to Huw, I was able to watch it in all of its … Continue reading

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CSAE Conference 2019 Blog

CSAE Conference Day 1: The sceptics guide to innovation and AI Apparently, sufficiently large gatherings of development economists can generate freak weather occurrences (n=2). Last year the CSAE conference was held in a freak patch of sunshine sandwiched by the … Continue reading

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Links round-up

Hi all, This week’s links are just a tiny foretaste of a barrage of economics to come: on Sunday, the 2019 CSAE Conference on Economic Development in Africa starts. I’ll be blogging the Sunday and Monday of the conference, picking … Continue reading

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Links round-up

Hi all, It’s International Women’s Day today, and while I unfortunately won’t be celebrating by seeing Captain Marvel (I suspect any attempts to play the IWD card to get my partner to watch an action flick only I am interested … Continue reading

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Links round-up

Hi all, In the mid to late 1990s, there was a spate of ‘disaster’ movies, focusing on plausible but unexpected or unlikely natural catastrophes. They had names like Volcano (in which Tommy Lee Jones kicks a volcano’s ass), Dante’s Peak … Continue reading

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Links round-up

Hi all, It was tempting to just copy and paste the intro from last week today: like a glitch in the Matrix, England have had a batting collapse, Sri Lanka are being stomped like the bad guy from The Naked … Continue reading

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The technological foundations of income inequality: a demand side perspective

Guest Author: Andreas Chai, Griffith University contact: a.chai@griffith.edu.au How has technological progress impacted income inequality? The usual answer is that technological progress fosters greater income inequality via changes on the supply side. Technological progress will drive up inequality because of … Continue reading

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Beyond the Breakpoint: Can Cross-Country Regressions Still Guide Development Policy?

Much influential research on the relation between economic growth and the income of the poor has relied on the unstated assumption that positive and negative growth rates are equivalent in their effect on the poor. As I show in the … Continue reading

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Mining and Growth in Africa

By Sambit Bhattacharyya, Nemera Mamo, Alexander Moradi – University of Sussex Living standards appear to have improved in Sub-Saharan Africa over the last two decades, mainly riding on the back of relatively high global commodity prices. For example, Figure 2 … Continue reading

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Are remittances shared after an aggregate shock? The impact of mobile money services on risk sharing.

Mobile money services offer a new way to quickly and easily send money long distances. After starting in Kenya in 2007, they’ve grown dramatically over the last decade, with mobile money services now available in 93 countries with over 400mn … Continue reading

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