Papers and Briefs

  1. What drives old age work in China?

    24 December 2018

    The aim of this paper is to contribute to an understanding of the decisions of the near old and older Chinese to work, and how work characteristics vary across genders, localities, and within overall income and security situations as ageing advances.

  2. Corporate Social Responsibility: Exploring determinants and complementarities

    14 December 2018

    This paper address the question of why forms and practices of corporate social responsibility (CSR) differ greatly between firms.

  3. Better together: Active and passive labour market policies in developed and developing economies

    13 December 2018

    We investigate the macroeconomic impact of public expenditure in active and passive labour market policies on main employment indicators (i.e. unemployment, employment and labour force participation) for a panel database of 121 countries.

  4. Robots worldwide: The impact of automation on employment and trade

    27 October 2018

    In this paper we shed light on the role of robots in emerging economies and analyze the impact of automation on the global organization of production.

  5. Does conservation agriculture change labour requirements? Evidence of sustainable intensification in Sub-Saharan Africa

    26 October 2018

    This paper studies the effects of conservation agriculture on labour input requirements as it is implemented in five Sub-Saharan African countries.

  6. Setting out for Digital Social Security

    30 September 2018

  7. Labour market integration of immigrants

    13 September 2018

  8. Central bank communication: A quantitative assessment

    14 August 2018

    This paper attempts to quantify the impact of central bank communication on macroeconomic variables using an purpose-built index.

  9. Mapping and measuring the effectiveness of labour-related disclosure requirements for global supply chains

    11 June 2018

    This study analyses the global rise of disclosure legislations as an approach to governing labour standards in global supply chains.

  10. Spotlight on sexual violence and harassment in commercial agriculture: Lower and middle income countries

    28 May 2018

    Sexual violence and harassment among commercial agricultural workers is widespread, perhaps even pervasive, throughout the world. This paper summarizes information from a synthesis of research conducted on sexual violence and harassment in four commercial agriculture contexts; one in Africa, one in Asia, and two in Latin America.