Rathin Roy

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Recurrent episodes of civil unrest significantly reduce the potential for economic growth and poverty reduction. Yet the economics literature offers little understanding of what triggers civil unrest in society and how to prevent it. This paper provides a theoretical analysis in a dynamic setting of the merits of redistributive transfers in preventing the(More)
This paper analyses the relationship between redistributive policies and civil unrest. This relationship is modelled in a discrete two-period recursive model. Key theoretical assumptions and outcomes are tested empirically using data for a panel of 14 major Indian states between 1973 and 2000. The analysis shows that, in the medium-term, redistributive(More)
The text and data in this publication may be reproduced as long as the source is cited. Reproductions for commercial purposes are forbidden. The International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth disseminates the findings of its work in progress to encourage the exchange of ideas about development issues. The papers are signed by the authors and should be(More)
  • Raquel Almeida Ramos, Rathin Roy, J D Ostry, Reinhard
  • 2012
When the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was created, its purpose was to support the new system of fixed exchange rate regimes. With the breakdown of the par-value system, its article on exchange-rate arrangements—Article IV—had to be revised. Per the revised version, the IMF would annually write reports on countries' economic situation and provide policy(More)
  • Khalid Abu-Ismail, Raquel Almeida Ramos, Rathin Roy
  • 2012
The text and data in this publication may be reproduced as long as the source is cited. Reproductions for commercial purposes are forbidden. The International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth disseminates the findings of its work in progress to encourage the exchange of ideas about development issues. The papers are signed by the authors and should be(More)
The text and data in this publication may be reproduced as long as the source is cited. Reproductions for commercial purposes are forbidden. The International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth disseminates the findings of its work in progress to encourage the exchange of ideas about development issues. The papers are signed by the authors and should be(More)
A total of 124 senior citizens were compared with 99 college students for their memory of worst pain experience and the action they undertook to deal with that experience. Seniors recalled very recent pain experiences, as did the students. There were major differences in their description of the worst pain experience and also how they had their pain(More)
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