Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
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Working PaperSelf-selection of Mexican migrants in the presence of random shocks: Evidence from the Panic of 1907
Using height as a proxy for physical productivity of labour, this paper estimates the selection of Mexican migration to the United States at the beginning of the flow (1906–08), and it exploits a natural experiment of history to evaluate the im...Labour migration Self-selection International migration
Working PaperIncentives to labour migration and agricultural productivity: The Bayesian perspective
Understanding how internal labour migration affects the agricultural sector is important for all developing countries whose markets do not work well or are non-existent...Labour migration Agriculture Bayesian treatment analysis
Working PaperLabour migration in Indonesia and the health of children left behind
Economic research on labour migration in the developing world has traditionally focused on the role played by the remittances of overseas migrant labour in the sending country’s economy...Health Labour migration Children