Papers and Briefs

  1. Global supply chains and intangible assets in the automotive and aeronautical industries

    28 February 2019

  2. Multinational enterprises and social protection: A case study of the L’Oréal Share & Care Program​

    31 January 2019

    Recognizing the possible beneficial effects for workers and enterprises, many MNEs have undertaken or are currently planning to undertake programs to offer social protection to their employees, going beyond legal obligations. This is a voluntary effort by enterprises that falls under the CSR framework. In this regard, this paper analyses improvement in coverage due to the implementation of such a program, L’Oréal’s Share & Care, and explores the possible effects of the change in a large number of benefits on performance-related indicators. It is also the first attempt to examine the impact of a social program by a company participating in the Global Business Network.

  3. Joint provision of income and employment support: Evidence from a crisis response in Uruguay

    16 January 2019

    This paper analyses the effects of the activation and income-support interventions of the comprehensive social assistance intervention PANES, launched in Uruguay in May 2005 as an emergency plan to respond to a sharp deterioration of economic and social conditions in the country since 1999. It exploits the particular setup of the programme to assess the effects of the income support Ingreso Ciudadano (IC), which covered the entire pool of PANES participants, and the active component Trabajo por Uruguay (TxU), a public works programme implemented to increase the employability and social inclusion of beneficiaries.

  4. 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.

  5. Workfare programs and their delivery system: Effectiveness of Construyendo Perú

    23 December 2018

    This paper estimates the medium- to long-term effects of the workfare program Construyendo Perú, implemented in Peru from 2007 to 2011, to support unemployed populations in situations of poverty and extreme poverty.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Setting out for Digital Social Security

    30 September 2018