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  • Event

    First ILO-CEPR-IGC-UNIGE Conference on labour markets in developing countries

    The conference provides a forum for high-quality work in labour and development economics and a platform for researchers and policy makers to exchange knowledge and to engage in policy discussions. The event brings together around 40 economists for a period of two days. The Conference counts with the presentation of 9 papers from experts around the world. It also...

    8–9 May 2019

  • Data Item

    Data: High skilled and low skilled emigration from low income countries

    We analyze location choices of foreign-born science and engineering students receiving PhDs from US universities. Foreign students who stay in the United States are positively selected on observables. They tend to stay in the United States during periods of strong US economic growth and during periods of weak home country economic growth. Foreign students from higher-income...

    7 May 2019

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    Data: Foreign investors under stress: Evidence at the firm level

    Emerging market policy makers have been concerned about the financial stability implications of financial globalization. These concerns are focused particularly on behavior under stressed conditions. Do tail events in the home country trigger off extreme responses by foreign investors and is there any asymmetry between the responses of foreign investors to very good versus...

    2 May 2019

  • Publication - Working Paper

    From bilateral trade to centralised markets: A search model for commodity exchanges in Africa

    17 Apr 2019 | Yaw Nyarko, Heitor Pellegrina

  • Project

    Managing agricultural risk in Mozambique

    Mozambique is primarily an agricultural economy with 81% of its population engaged in agriculture, which accounts for 32% of its GDP. “There are now 400 extreme weather events every year, four times as many as in 1970” (The Economist, 2017). The direct costs of these extreme events in the form of lost lives, assets, and habitat are evident. For farmers in...

    16 Apr 2019 | Alex Armand, Joseph Flavian Gomes, Ivan Kim Taveras

  • Publication - Project Report

    Managing agricultural risk in Mozambique

    16 Apr 2019 | Alex Armand, Joseph Flavian Gomes, Ivan Kim Taveras

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Industrial relations and workplace communication in Myanmar garment sector

    16 Apr 2019 | Min Zar Ni Lin, Mari Tanaka, Virginia Minni, Hanh Nguyen, Khin Suu Thet, Rocco Macchiavello

  • Publication - Policy note

    Parceling out prosperity? An impact evaluation of natural resource sector investments in Liberia

    Governments in West Africa increasingly require foreign investors to build and maintain public infrastructure in exchange for rights to extract natural resources on their land. Liberia has adopted this strategy to fill an infrastructure gap after the civil war and build ‘spatial development corridors’ alongside concessionaire-sponsored infrastructure. This...

    12 Apr 2019 | Bradley Parks, Jonas Bunte, Harsh Desai, Kanio Bai Gbala, Daniel Runfola

  • News Item

    IGC’s Oriana Bandiera and Imran Rasul win prestigious Yrjö Jahnsson Award

    The Yrjö Jahnsson Foundation and European Economic Association (EEA) are awarding the prestigious Yrjö Jahnsson Award in Economics to Oriana Bandiera, IGC Steering Group Member and Research Programme Director for State (LSE), and Imran Rasul, IGC Research Programme Director for Firms (University College London). The award, considered the most prestigious award in...

    8 Apr 2019

  • Blog post

    The Chinese are here: An analysis of import penetration and firm performance in Sub-Saharan Africa

    In the early 1990s, most of the imports into Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) originated mainly from Western economies such as the US, UK, France, and Germany. 25 years later, the share of imports from the UK had decreased to 2.3% in 2015 from 13.9% in 1990, while that of the US to 4.6% in 2015 from 13% in 1992. On the other hand, China’s share of total imports in SSA rose to...

    3 Apr 2019 | Christian Darko , Giovanni Occhiali , Enrico Vanino