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Formal and Informal Sectors; Shadow Economy; Institutional Arrangements


Labour market impact of internal in-migration: A district level analysis of South Africa

Umakrishnan Kollamparambil
Despite the lack of clarity in literature with regards to the question of whether internal in-migration is a desirable phenomenon for the labor market outcomes, in-migration is often resisted under the premise that it leads to tighter job markets for the locals. This study therefore attempts an...
Feb 2017
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Land Use in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Jean Luc Erero, Daniel Djauhari Pambudi, and Bonga Bonga Lumengo
This paper examines the effects of land use in the DRC through the application of DRC formal-informal sector computable general equilibrium model, developed with the 2007 DRC Social Accounting Matrix. Two policy options are analysed. Firstly, the hypothetical policy change introduced in the short...
Dec 2013
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Ethnic Solidarity and the Individual Determinants of Ethnic Identification

Thomas Bossuroy
This paper examines the individual determinants of ethnic identification using large sample surveys (about 30,000 respondents) representative of seven capitals of West-African countries. A small model that relates ethnic identification to an investment in ethnic capital suggests that individuals...
Sep 2011
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The Impact of Trade Liberalization on Micro Enterprises: Do Banks Matter? Evidence from Indian Manufacturing

Asha Sundaram
This paper looks at the impact of trade liberalization on output, factor intensity and labor productivity of micro enterprises with differential access to banks. It uses Indian data on micro enterprises employing fewer than ten workers in the manufacturing sector and finds that trade liberalization...
Jun 2011
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