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Working PaperWinners and losers in industrial policy 2.0
Large-scale business subsidies tied to national industrial development promotion programmes are notoriously difficult to study and are often inseparable from the political economy of large government programmes...firm subsidies Fiscal policy Industrial policy
Policy BriefTransition to labour market by university students: Key findings from an extensive survey
This brief summarizes the findings and implications of a survey of the school-to-work transition by Mozambican university students. No research of this kind had previously been conducted...education policy Graduate employability Labour
Working PaperWho demands labour (de)regulation in the developing world?: Insider–outsider theory revisited
Contrary to the predictions of the insider–outsider model, we show that the large majority of outsiders in developing countries support, rather than oppose, protective labour regulations...Formal and informal Labour Labour market segmentation
Journal ArticleUsing Legal Empowerment for Labour Rights in India
Part of Journal Special Issue Legal Empowerment and Group-Based InequalityLabour Judicial activism Legal empowerment
Working PaperIdentifying monetary policy rules in South Africa with inflation expectations and unemployment
This paper investigates whether a Taylor rule accurately describes the South African Reserve Bank’s reaction function in setting interest rates using quarterly data, covering the period since inflation targeting was formally adopted in 2000...Employment Labour Monetary policy
Working PaperUsing legal empowerment for labour rights in India
This paper brings labour back into the literature on legal empowerment against poverty. Employing a historical lens, I outline three waves of legal movements. Each wave is distinguished by its timing, the state-level target, and the actors involved...Labour Judicial activism Legal empowerment