Research publications

  1. Employment Protection Legislation to Promote Quality of Job Creation

    02 November 2016

    An effective system of Employment Protection Legislation (EPL) must balance, among other things, the needs of workers for income and job security with employers’ need to adjust the workforce in an increasingly dynamic world of work. Indeed, rather than debating the benefits of more versus less EPL, more attention should be paid to the correct design of EPL, its interaction with other benefits, and its implementation and effective enforcement.

  2. Debt and productivity: Evidence from firm level data

    04 July 2016

  3. Firm dynamics and business cycle: What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger?

    23 June 2016

  4. What works: Active labour market policies in Latin America and the Caribbean

    21 June 2016

    This report examines the effectiveness of active labour market policies implemented in Latin America, notably policies carried out in Argentina, Colombia and Peru.

  5. Workfare programmes and their impact on the labour market: Effectiveness of Construyendo Perú

    27 April 2016

  6. Effectiveness of active labour market tools in Conditional Cash Transfers programmes: Evidence for Argentina

    06 April 2016

  7. Do Public Employment Services improve employment outcomes? Evidence from Colombia

    11 March 2016

  8. A review of the effectiveness of Active Labour Market Programmes with a focus on Latin America and the Caribbean

    11 March 2016

  9. Inventory of labour market policy measures in the EU 2008–13: The crisis and beyond

    14 December 2015

    "The “Inventory of labour market policy measures in the EU 2008-13: The crisis and beyond” report studies the way in which the labour market policies of Member States of the European Union evolved after the financial crisis of 2007/08, and the extent to which those policies were successful in mitigating the negative impact the crisis had on their labour markets.

  10. Domestic work, wages, and gender equality: Lessons from developing countries

    25 November 2015