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The carbon footprint of capital
December 7, 2023 |

What is the carbon footprint of capital and how are emissions associated with asset ownership distributed across the population? In this paper, Lucas Chancel and ... Continue reading

Education at the centre of global poverty reduction
December 5, 2023 |

Access to schooling has improved dramatically around the world in recent decades. How useful have these investments been in reducing poverty and gender inequality? Amory ... Continue reading

The overlooked role of public goods in global poverty reduction
November 30, 2023 |

Existing poverty statistics focus on household disposable income or consumption, ignoring the large share of national income accruing to individuals in the form of public ... Continue reading

Contagious coercion: The effect of plagues on serfdom in the Baltics
November 27, 2023 |

What drives labor coercion? Do plagues increase labor coercion by creating labor scarcity? Labor scarcity is the main hypothesized determinant of labor coercion Domar (1970), ... Continue reading

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