China and inequality

In many developing countries with a deeply rooted legacy of socialism and egalitarianism, debates about choosing between the policy preferences of economic growth, equality and social justice remain as contentious as ever. Within economics, unanimity is really never meant to be achieved when studying the following questions: What is the optimal tax rate? What is … Continue reading China and inequality

Economic development in advanced and developing democracies

The past 4-6 weeks have been incredibly hectic, as I've recently been embroiled in many weeks (and weekends) of busy work, online studies and two full weeks of field missions to the border areas of Indonesia and Timor-Leste (I will share more about the field experience in a separate blog post). Now that I am … Continue reading Economic development in advanced and developing democracies