Working papers

2018

  1. 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.

  2. Interns and outcomes: Just how effective are internships as a bridge to stable employment?

    09 August 2018

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 241

  3. New technologies and the transition to formality: The trend towards e–formality

    01 August 2018

  4. Does work-based learning facilitate transitions to decent work?

    26 July 2018

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 242

  5. Social dialogue in the public service in selected countries of the European Union

    19 July 2018

    The aim of this paper is to analyse the regulation and practice of social dialogue in the public service at the European Union (EU) level and within a group of EU countries, with a focus on the forms of social dialogue other than collective bargaining and their evolution after the onset of the 2008 economic crisis.

  6. "Negotiating the algorithm”: Automation, artificial intelligence and labour protection

    10 July 2018

  7. Impact of macroeconomic reform on labour markets and income in Zambia: Assessing ZAMMOD

    05 July 2018

    This paper, authored by Alemayehu Geda, John Weeks and Herryman Moono, reviews an econometric model (ZAMMOD) currently being used by the Zambia Ministry of Finance for forecasting, policy analysis and budget preparation; identifies some limitations to the labour market block of ZAMMOD, and makes specific recommendations on how the block could be enhanced. The authors then introduce these recommendation into the model and run simulations examining the labour market impacts of the of austerity measures.

  8. Multi-employer collective bargaining in South Africa

    12 June 2018

    In South Africa, collective bargaining operates at multiple levels. The main distinction to draw is between single-employer bargaining and multi-employer bargaining.

  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. Building an adequate U.S. labor and social protection system for the 21st century

    05 June 2018

    Over the last several decades the economic prospects facing U.S. workers and households have changed in substantial ways. For most, it has been a change for the worse. This paper is intended to bring analytical clarity and focus to the issues that currently confront workers, households and policy makers in the spheres of employment and social protection.