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Spatial Impacts of the Creation of Brasília: A Natural Experiment

Using data spanning 70 years (1939–2008), we examine whether Kubitschek’s planned creation of Brasília and its associated highway network had its intended effect of spreading development from Brazil’s coast to its interior. Specifically, we test whether the...

An Introduction to the Human Rights Measurement Initiative

In March 2017, Anne-Marie Brook travelled to the USA to make this presentation to an international audience at The New School in New York.The presentation gives an introduction to HRMI, looks at how we measure...

Analysing whether a country's policies and actions sustainably increase its wellbeing

Since we stopped measuring success through military victories, money (and GDP in particular) has been the most common economic measure of a country’s success. A 2009 study by economists Amartya Sen, Joseph Stiglitz, and Jean-Paul...

Using Data to Advance Dignity

There is a robust debate in academic and other circles about the merits of quantitative measures of human rights at the country-level and how they are best used. Unfortunately, existing measures are piecemeal and of...

Subjective wellbeing impacts of national and subnational fiscal policies

Fiscal policy    balances growth, wellbeing.    What is best for whom?    We study the association between fiscal policy and subjective wellbeing using fiscal data on 35 countries and 130 country-years, combined with over...

Major milestones of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme

When it was introduced in 2008, the NZ ETS was the first emissions trading system in the world designed to cover all sectors of the economy (with phased entry) and the six major greenhouse gases....

Subjective wellbeing impacts of national and subnational fiscal policies

We study the association between fiscal policy and subjective wellbeing using fiscal data on 34 countries across 129 country-years, combined with over 170,000 people's subjective wellbeing scores. While past research has found that "distortionary taxes"...

Prices, Engel Curves, and Time-Space Deflation: Impacts on Poverty and Inequality in Vietnam

Many developing countries lack spatially disaggregated price data. Some analysts use “no-price” methods by using a food Engel curve to derive the deflator as that needed for nominally similar households to have equal food shares...

A Timeline of the NZ Emissions Trading Scheme

Emissions trading can be a powerful tool for helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. An ETS transforms a regulatory limit on emissions into an emissions price set by the marketplace, creating economic incentives for producers,...

Low quality patents in the eye of the beholder: Evidence from multiple examiners

Low-quality patents are of considerable concern to businesses operating in patent-dense markets. There are two pathways by which low-quality patents may be issued: the patent office may apply systematically a standard that is too lenient (low inventive...

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