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Abstract One reason carbon prices are difficult to implement is that they might impose high costs on poor and vulnerable households. In response, studies often highlight that recycling revenues…

1 December 2022 | Discussion Paper |

Abstract While carbon pricing, in general, and carbon taxes, in particular, are popular with economists, they are subject to considerable misunderstanding among policymakers and the public. In this…

9 November 2022 | Discussion Paper |

In much of the developing world, cooking accounts for most of women's time in home production. Does reliance on biomass for cooking drive this time burden? To assess time-savings from shifting towards…

20 September 2022 | Discussion Paper | India

Cooperation is essential to reap efficiency gains from specialization, not least in poor communities where economic transactions often are informal. Yet, cooperation might be more difficult to sustain…

10 February 2022 | Discussion Paper | Tanzania

Abstract SDG 7, “affordable and clean energy,” is a major challenge for developing countries such as Colombia, where there has been a push to increase coverage with very high costs. This phenomenon…

7 October 2021 | Discussion Paper | Colombia

Abstract Collective action allows individuals to overcome market and state failures, something particularly relevant in rural areas and highly imperfect markets such as agricultural credit. We analyze…

17 March 2021 | Discussion Paper | Colombia

Regional integration in Africa is underway but ongoing progress requires that the gains are widely spread. South Africa’s huge regional trade surplus in manufactured goods is already leading to…

17 March 2021 | Discussion Paper | South Africa

Prior to 2009, there was no direct road connection between the southern regions of Mozambique—where the capital city is located—and the more agriculturally-productive central and northern regions. In…

30 July 2018 | Discussion Paper | Chile