The Global Development Network Working Paper Series disseminates GDN-funded research by combining the best research produced by GDN researchers and contributions from leading scholars.

Wage Differences between the Private and the Public Sector in Serbia: Some Evidence from Survey Data
Author : Kosovka Ognjenović
Date : December 2011
Description : The wage gap between the public and the private sector in Serbia, for women and men separately, are estimated in this paper.
Do Social Transfers “Crowd-Out” Remittances: Evidence from Bosnia
Author : Nermin Oruc
Date : December 2011
Description : This paper presents the results of estimation of the model of interaction between social transfers and remittances.
Sources of Income Inequality: Empirical Evidence from Bulgaria
Author : Vesselin Mintchev, Venelin Boshnakov and Alexander Naydenov
Date : December 2011
Description : The paper contributes to the empirical research on the micro-determinants of income inequality in south east European transition countries.
Income Inequality and Social Policy in Serbia
Author : Olgica Ivančev, Milena Jovičić and Tijana Milojević
Date : December 2011
Description : Using 2006-2009 HBS data, the paper studies poverty and inequality in Serbia and compares income-group impacts of different social policy programs.
The Effects of Flat Tax on Inequality and Informal Employment: The Case of Albania
Author : Isilda Mara and Edlira Narazani
Date : December 2011
Description : This study performs the first econometric attempt to estimate the trade-off between equity and efficiency of tax systems, which accounts for tax evasion options in a developing country such as Albania.
A Contribution to the Public-Private Wage Inequality Debate: The Iconic Case of Romania
Author : Liviu Voinea and Flaviu Mihaescu
Date : December 2011
Description : This paper studies the public-private wage inequality in Romania. Although public sector employment is perceived as safer and offers more benefits, the paper reveals that in Romania it also offers higher wages, after controlling for experience, education and gender.
Decomposing Redistributive and Reranking Effects to Reveal Contributions of Taxes and Benefits
Author : Ivica Urban
Date : December 2011
Description : In this paper new decompositions of redistributive effects have been developed revealing the relative contributions of different tax and benefit instruments.
A Tale of Extremes: The Political Economy of Agricultural Policies in Argentina and Malawi
Author : Lucio Castro and Ephraim Chirwa
Date : June 2011
Description : The paper attempts to answer why two countries, Argentina and Malawi have implemented similarly discriminatory policies against their large agricultural sector, and examine the effects of those policies.
Oil and Institutions “Tale of Two Cities”: Nigeria and Colombia
Author : Guillermo Perry, Olawale Ogunkola, Mauricio Olivera and Babajide Fowowe
Date : June 2011
Description : This paper compares the macro-economic and regional effects of oil abundance (or dependence) in Colombia and Nigeria and how both countries have managed it to derive policy recommendations for themselves as well as for other oil abundant countries.
Role of Copper in the Chilean and Zambian Economies: Main Economic and Policy Issues
Author : Patricio Meller and Anthony M. Simpasa (with the collaboration of Bernardo Lara and Gonzalo Valdés)
Date : June 2011
Description : This paper uses Chile and Zambia as case studies to examine which factors make some (developing) countries take advantage of natural resources to foster their development, while others fail in the attempt.
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