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Sam Jones and Peter Gibbon

The magnitude of returns to colonial-era investments in Africa has been addressed in an extensive literature, as have the nature and legacies of extractive colonial institutions.
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Sam Jones and Kunal Sen

Can digital labour market platforms reduce search frictions in either formal or informal labour markets? We study this question using a randomized experiment embedded in a tracer study of the work transitions of graduates.
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Rosário Betho, Marcia Chelengo, Sam Jones, Michael...

THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW | This study assesses the economic costs of COVID-19 and the state of emergency implemented by the Government of Mozambique.
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Alba Llop-Gironés and Sam Jones

A wide range of evidence shows systematic differences in health status among social groups, which are associated with unequal exposure to and distribution of the social determinants of health (SDH).
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António S. Cruz, Ines A. Ferreira, Johnny Flentø...

The paper brings out how difficult it is to make institutional reforms work, within a structure of political and economic power that may not benefit from them, even in the context of a high degree...
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João Z. Carrilho, Ines A. Ferreira, Rui N. Ribeiro...

This paper explores agricultural performance of Mozambique, its institutional weaknesses, and the underlying factors that underpin an unsatisfactory performance during many decades.
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Hanna Berkel, Christian Estmann and John Rand

Using panel data of manufacturing enterprises in Mozambique between 2012 and 2017, we investigate how changes in perceived quality of governance are related to firms’ law compliance. Controlling for firm-level unobserved heterogeneity, we look at...
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Marcelo Cardona and Sam Jones

Despite the importance attributed to intergenerational educational mobility in the process of development, there remains little consensus on how mobility should be measured. This paper presents analytical and empirical evidence regarding the sensitivity of alternative...
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Rosário Betho, Marcia Chelengo, Sam Jones, Michael...

This study aims to assess the economic costs of COVID-19 and the state of emergency implemented by the Government of Mozambique, relying on a social accounting matrix. It produces numerical results that represent the direct...
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Eva-Maria Egger, Vincenzo Salvucci and Ricardo...

This study seeks to add to the research on inequality in least developed countries, namely in Mozambique, by measuring and mapping indicators of horizontal wealth inequality along geographic regions and ethnolinguistic identities.
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Sam Jones and Ivan Manhique

Despite the severe negative economic shock associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, evidence from many contexts points to a surge in sales on online platforms, as well as shifts in the composition of demand.
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Peter Fisker, David Malmgren-Hansen and Thomas...

Cyclone Idai, the most devastating cyclone ever recorded in Southern Africa, caused havoc in large parts of central Mozambique, especially the port city of Beira, upon its landfall in March 2019. This study reviews and...
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Eva-Maria Egger, Michael Keller and Jorge Mouco

This study assesses the impact of four coal mines in Mozambique on the socioeconomic outcomes of the local population. We combine four waves of household surveys with coal mine locations data and employ a difference-in-difference...
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Giulia Barletta, Finório Castigo, Eva-Maria Egger...

This study assesses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the state of emergency implemented by the Government of Mozambique on household consumption poverty. To predict changes in income and the associated effects on poverty...