Poverty, inequality and natural disasters: Myanmar, 2005 to 2010

ACDE Trade & Development Seminars

Speaker

Peter Warr, Emeritus Professor, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School.

Venue

Seminar Room C (Nadel Room), HC Coombs Building (9), Fellows Road, ANU

Date

Tuesday, 5 December, 2017 - 14:00 to 15:30

Poverty reduction is normally associated with economic growth. The faster the growth the more rapid the poverty reduction. No growth typically means no reduction in poverty incidence, or even an increase. This paper analyses a recent five-year episode in Myanmar (formerly Burma) in which, somewhat surprisingly, poverty incidence declined substantially, but average real consumption expenditures barely changed.

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