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Research Department Working Paper n°36
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.
Research Department Working Paper n°35
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.
Research Department Working Paper n°34
30 September 2018
Research Department Working Paper n°33
14 August 2018
This paper attempts to quantify the impact of central bank communication on macroeconomic variables using an purpose-built index.
Research Department Working Paper n°32
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.
Research Department Working Paper n°31
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.
Research Department Working Paper n°30
27 May 2018
We present cross-country evidence on the impact of remittances on labor market outcomes. Remittances appear to have a strong impact on both labor supply and labor demand in recipient countries.
Research Department Working Paper n°29
17 April 2018
An enormous amount of literature has emerged over the last few years in the context of the “Future of Work”. Academics, think tanks and policy makers have fuelled rich discussions about how the future of work might look like and how we can shape it. Indeed, labour markets in developing and developed countries are likely to undergo major transformations in the next years and decades. However, despite a growing body of research in this area, there exists no universally accepted definition of what exactly the “Future of Work” encompasses and what the most relevant drivers are.
Research Department Working Paper n°28
17 April 2018
This paper analyses the employment effects of electricity generation by different sources on a worldwide scale as observed since the year 2000.
Research Department Working Paper n°27
17 April 2018
This paper draws on 20 years of systematic data collection on employment and air pollution to explore the link between air pollution and labour supply.