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When does unequal growth reduce income poverty? A new index combining absolute and relative dimensions of poverty

We are happy to share a guest post published by one of our regular contributors, Benoit Decerf, on the World Bank’s Development Impact website. Read more about his Job Market paper here:   Advertisements

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Behavioural Development Economics: Lessons from Field Labs in the Developing World

The now established field of experimental economics uses lab experiments to test behavioural assumptions and hypothesis of our standard models of decision-making (eg. if individuals have self-interested preferences). There is fair amount of evidence challenging our classical assumptions, and showing … Continue reading

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Gender Discrimination & Social Norms in India

Gender inequality in India is a widely discussed topic by researchers as well as media (Sen, 2001 presents an overview). As the country’s economic and social indicators improve, there is an increasing demand for ending the discrimination against women. Research … Continue reading

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Extending the household

Most economic and demographic surveys are held at the household level. Hence, we do not observe the individual behaviour of members residing in the household, nor do we observe the members of the family who do not reside in the … Continue reading

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