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October 19, 2020
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Cooking is a basic necessary need to survive, but around 2.8 billion people globally do not have access to modern technology. To do so they have to cook with unsustainable and unreliable means of energy such as biomass and kerosene in small, unprepared kitchens. As a result, those who cook tend to develop respiratory illnesses. Who pays the price? Mostly women and children. As they spend more time indoors, they suffer worst health outcomes and therefore get sick more frequently than men. However, this can be improved by switching to clean energy.

Posdoctoral researcher Imelda...

October 19, 2020
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Cooking is a basic necessary need to survive, but around 2.8 billion people globally do not have access to modern technology. To do so they have to cook with unsustainable and unreliable means of energy such as biomass and kerosene in small, unprepared kitchens. As a result, those who cook tend to develop respiratory illnesses. Who pays the price? Mostly women and children. As they spend more time indoors, they suffer worst health outcomes and therefore get sick more frequently than men. However, this can be improved by switching to clean energy.

Posdoctoral researcher Imelda...

October 02, 2020
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Resident Fellow Ignacio Campomanes tells us about his paper The Political Economy of Inequality, Mobility and Redistribution.

How does the interaction between inequality and social mobility affect the choice of fiscal policy? I analyze this question in a model of democratic politics with imperfect tax enforcement, where the ability of individuals to evade taxes limits the amount of redistribution in the economy. Social mobility creates an insurance motive that increases voluntary compliance, favoring the t...

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