Employment Effects of Different Development Policy Instruments project, as its name suggests, aims to reveal the impact of various development policy instruments on the quality and quantity of employment in six developing countries: Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana, Madagascar, South Africa and Vietnam. Analytically, the scrutinized policy instruments are related to three key mechanisms that usually facilitate development:integration into international markets, technological upgrading, labor market restructuring.

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News: The r4d project publishes two three working papers:

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Have a look at our policy briefs.


The r4d team organizes a conference on Employment Effects of Different Development Policy Instruments at the World Trade Institute in Bern on 3 September.

Download the program here.
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Courses: Ongoing PhD Summer School courses on the topics

Topic: “Trade and Labor in Developing Economies” (22-26 August 2016)
Topic: “Advanced Panel Data Econometrics” (29 August – 2 September 2016)

offered by the World Trade Institute in Bern in collaboration with the r4d project.

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