• 2868

    "Sector specific ‘informality traps’ can be treated by medium to long term policies intended to promote structural productivity shifts at the economic sectors that are intensive in low skilled labor."
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  • 2887

    "We construct an efficient equilibrium that displays a negative relation between the wage gap (difference between the wage under a formal contract and the wage under an informal contract) and the productivity of the worker."
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  • 1747

    "We estimate labor mobility costs for 56 countries. The lowest estimated costs are in Estonia, Finland, and Germany; the highest costs are in Jordan, Philippines, Bangladesh, and Mauritania."
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  • 3173

    "In the absence of specific policies to support employment and from the perspective of the slowdown in growth, it is possible to expect a rise in unemployment"
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  • 3168

    "Within the scope of ALADI, the impact of trade agreements on employment is not meaningful, since natural gas exports represent three-quarters of the total."
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  • 3057

    "The unemployment and real wage effects sometimes work in opposite directions for some countries."
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  • 3206
  • 3044

    "large, formally registered firms and those with access to foreign financing and licensing, are more likely to be exporters."
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  • 3236

    Two papers from the R4D project were presented at the VII Bolivian Conference on Development Economics
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  • 3065

    "Wage policy in the public sector guides wages in the private sector and redistributes export income."
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  • 3197

    "Trade and Labor Market Outcomes in Developing Countries: 1st Stage Final Workshop" at the São Paulo School of Economics (EESP-FGV)
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  • 3033

    "Sept 1, 2015: R4D researchers at the University of Geneva to exchange updates on their projects."
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  • 3161

    "Usually, a drop in the overall economic activity encourages more tax control. However, higher fiscal control during an economic recession could impact negatively and disproportionately in low productivity firms.."
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  • 1750

    "In Ghana, we find a positive impact of exports on firms’ investment in innovation. However, the investments in plant and equipment were mostly made by firms in light manufacturing sectors while accumulation of skilled workers was made by firms in both medium and heavy manufacturing sectors."
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  • 1723

    "In developing countries, trade policies that seek to reach wage earners must be designed with a clear understanding of the exporting country’s labor market structure, firm management to workers structures, and the human capital available to perform the exporting activities."
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  • 1732

    "The production of high quality product for export markets often requires high quality imported inputs. Governments’ import policies matter for export performance and labor market outcomes."
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  • 1741

    "Trade liberalization causes higher unemployment in countries with comparative advantage in sectors with strong labor market frictions and leads to lower unemployment in countries with comparative advantage in sectors with weak labor market frictions."
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  • 3104

    The Institute for Research and Economic Development (IRED) hosted the African Regional Workshop on Trade, Labour Reforms and Employment on 27th February, 2016 Read More

  • 1726

    "We find a positive effect of highways improvements on employment rate, high-qualified occupation rates, service occupation rate, and family per capita income in Brazil."
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  • 3036

    "Construction of new roads in areas of limited access has not necessarily contributed to the development of those municipalities."
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  • 2011

    "Industries that ship products to high-income destination export higher quality goods and the provision of quality is costly and requires more intensive use of higher-wage skilled labor."
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  • 3233

    "A payroll tax reduces the rate at which workers find job opportunities in the formal sector and increases the average productivity of workers."
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