The (mis)use of Chinese aid in Africa
Associate Professor Paul Raschky and team find African political leaders’ birth regions receive a disproportionate amount of Chinese aid.
China’s exchange rate: too hot, too cold or just right?
Dr Qingyuan Du contends that the apparent undervaluation of China’s exchange rate could have been a consequence of its imbalanced sex ratio.
Portliness amidst poverty: evidence from India
Professor Pushkar Maitra was recently invited to discuss the growing problem of obesity in India on the Australia India Institute Podcast.
Will poverty survive the age of big data?
Dr Simon Angus recently explored big data’s potential to end the knowledge scarcity that poverty thrives on in a TED-style talk for the Monash Studio Series.
Testing Piketty's Third Law
Professor Jakob Madsen analyses Piketty's argument that rising income inequality amid western economies will continue throughout the 21st Century.
Poverty and growth in India
Associate Professor Gaurav Datt explores how India's striking transformation from rural to urban economy has redefined the relationship between economic growth and poverty.
The Kuznets Curve
Professor Sisira Jayasuriya discusses Piketty's assertion that the Kuznets Curve, which charts the rise and fall of inequality as an economy grows, is "dead".
Conditional cash transfers, preferences and educational aspirations
Dr Diana Contreras Suarez and Professor Lisa Cameron have examined how conditional cash transfer programs affect parental behaviour in Colombia
New insight into Indigenous child disadvantage
Professor Ranjan Ray employs a novel, multidimensional approach to provide new insight into Indigenous child disadvantage in Australia.
Too hot to work? Or too sick to grow?
Professor Jakob Madsen’s research into the cognitive development of children provides new insight into why tropical countries tend to have lower average IQs and economic growth rates.
Has the World Bank got a problem with its poverty figures?
Professor Ranjan Ray and co-researchers suggests the World Bank’s poverty calculations lack transparency, replicability and robustness.
Mapping Hurricane Irma’s impact using real-time internet activity
Dr Simon Angus and Associate Professor Paul Raschky used internet activity data to map the impact of Hurricane Irma on ICT infrastructure in the Caribbean and Florida.
Disability in Indonesia: What can we learn from the data?
Professor Lisa Cameron and Dr Diana Contreras Suarez examined the nation's disability data.
How do we best measure poverty?
Associate Professor Gaurav Datt is leading a World Bank team working with the statistical authorities in Myanmar and the Philippines to develop broader measures of poverty for those nations.
'Nice rice' dishes up more food, profits and sustainability
Associate Professor Asad Islam and co-researchers have demonstrated the dramatic potential of the SRI method to increase yields and incomes for farmers in Bangladesh.
Observing the Russian election
Associate Professors Paul Raschky and Simon Angus have extended their unique global research project to monitoring internet quality during the 2018 Russian Presidential elections.
The impact of domestic violence on women's entrepreneurship
Women in Bangladesh who are victims of domestic violence fear failure and it is crushing their ability to become entrepreneurs.
New measures for global poverty
Professor Ranjan Ray takes a look at recent developments in the analysis of household behaviour on prices and how we measure poverty, taking a fresh look at an age-old problem.
Effect of oil spills on infant mortality in Nigeria
Professor Roland Hodler (CDES affiliate, University of St. Gallen) and co-researcher have found the causal effects of onshore oil spills on neonatal and infant mortality rates.
The impact of referrals to improve targeting for agricultural training in Bangladesh
Training increased adoption rates of agricultural technologies and improved agricultural performance.