The Global Development Network Working Paper Series disseminates GDN-funded research by combining the best research produced by GDN researchers and contributions from leading scholars.

Subgroup and Shapely Value Decompositions of Multidimensional Inequality: An Application to South East European Countries
Author : Sebastian Leitner and Robert Stehrer
Date : December 2011
Description : This paper studies one- and multidimensional indices on inequality on data for three large south east European countries, namely, Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia.
Inequality, Growth and Public Spending in Central, East and South East Europe
Author : Mario Holzner
Date : December 2011
Description : The article analyses the joint determinants of inequality and growth with a special emphasis on public spending structures in transition.
Measuring Inequality in CIS Countries: Theory and Empirics
Author : Marat Ibragimov, Rustam Ibragimov and Rufat Khamidov
Date : December 2011
Description : This paper focuses on a robust analysis of distributions and heavy-tailedness characteristics for data on income and wealth for the world, Russia and post-Soviet central Asian economies.
Does Health Matter for Inequality in Transition Countries: The Case of Ukraine
Author : Tamara Podvysotskaya, Elena Osinkina, Larysa Krasnikova and Yuriy Podvysotskiy
Date : December 2011
Description : Based on both macro- and micro-data analysis, the paper focuses on how different aspects of health affect income inequality in Ukraine.
Wage Differences between the Private and the Public Sector in Serbia: Some Evidence from Survey Data
Author : Kosovka Ognjenović
Date : December 2011
Description : The wage gap between the public and the private sector in Serbia, for women and men separately, are estimated in this paper.
Do Social Transfers “Crowd-Out” Remittances: Evidence from Bosnia
Author : Nermin Oruc
Date : December 2011
Description : This paper presents the results of estimation of the model of interaction between social transfers and remittances.
Sources of Income Inequality: Empirical Evidence from Bulgaria
Author : Vesselin Mintchev, Venelin Boshnakov and Alexander Naydenov
Date : December 2011
Description : The paper contributes to the empirical research on the micro-determinants of income inequality in south east European transition countries.
Income Inequality and Social Policy in Serbia
Author : Olgica Ivančev, Milena Jovičić and Tijana Milojević
Date : December 2011
Description : Using 2006-2009 HBS data, the paper studies poverty and inequality in Serbia and compares income-group impacts of different social policy programs.
The Effects of Flat Tax on Inequality and Informal Employment: The Case of Albania
Author : Isilda Mara and Edlira Narazani
Date : December 2011
Description : This study performs the first econometric attempt to estimate the trade-off between equity and efficiency of tax systems, which accounts for tax evasion options in a developing country such as Albania.
A Contribution to the Public-Private Wage Inequality Debate: The Iconic Case of Romania
Author : Liviu Voinea and Flaviu Mihaescu
Date : December 2011
Description : This paper studies the public-private wage inequality in Romania. Although public sector employment is perceived as safer and offers more benefits, the paper reveals that in Romania it also offers higher wages, after controlling for experience, education and gender.
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