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Vulnerability in Developing Countries

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  • Naude, Wim
  • Amelia U. Santos-Paulino
  • Mark McGillivray

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The global economic crisis, which erupted about one year ago with the US sub-prime mortgage crisis and the collapse of the investment bank Lehman Brothers, painfully reminds us on how vulnerable developing countries can be to external shocks.This short paper provides an overview of recent UNU-WIDER work that provides perspectives and insights into the nature and policy implications of such vulnerability.

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Paper provided by World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) in its series Working Paper Series with number WIDER Angle September 2009.

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Length: 4 pages
Date of creation: 2009
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Handle: RePEc:unu:wpaper:angle-september-2009-a

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Keywords: Vulnerability ; development; development economics;

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Cited by:
  1. Lars Osberg & Andrew Sharpe, 2012. "Measuring Economic Insecurity in Rich and Poor Nations," CSLS Research Reports 2012-03, Centre for the Study of Living Standards.
  2. Gnangnon, Sèna Kimm, 2013. "Structural vulnerability and excessive public indebtedness in CFA Franc Zone countries," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 35(C), pages 816-832.
  3. Naudé, Wim & Amorós, José Ernesto & Cristi, Oscar, 2013. ""Romanticizing Penniless Entrepreneurs?" The Relationship between Start-Ups and Human Wellbeing across Countries," IZA Discussion Papers 7547, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  4. Nicholas Rohde & Kam Ki Tang & Prasada Rao, 2011. "Income volatility and insecurity in the U.S., Germany and Britain," Discussion Papers Series 434, School of Economics, University of Queensland, Australia.

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