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Effects Of Temperature Shocks on Economic Growth and Welfare in Asia

Using the Burke, Hsiang, and Miguel (2015) framework, we examine the nonlinear response effect of economic growth to historic temperature and precipitation fluctuations. We confirm that aside from the...

On Nov 23, 2017

A Region at Risk : The Human Dimensions of Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific

Asia and the Pacific continues to be exposed to climate change impacts. Home to the majority of the world’s poor, the population of the region is particularly vulnerable to those impacts. Unabated war...

On Nov 23, 2017

The Determinants of Virtue: Modelling Changes in the CSR Ratings of Chinese Firms

Most empirical studies on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) use cross-sectional data or case studies, making causality hard to establish. The paper overcomes this limitation by using panel data on...

On Nov 23, 2017

Digital Challenges for the Welfare State

Digitalization is the buzzword under which profound changes of the labor market can be summarized. Next to automation, i.e., the increasing use of robots, “intelligent” machines and more comprehensive...

On Nov 23, 2017

Freedom of Expression in Pakistan: A myth or a reality

The study adopts a qualitative approach to understand the power dynamics and draws out conclusions from a wide variety of stakeholders regarding the issues at hand.

On Nov 23, 2017

The role of local institutions in conflict-affected Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

The paper says that locally evolved institutions and their social and cultural norms are central to people’s identities and local governance in KP.

On Nov 23, 2017

Addressing the Defaults of Globalization

There had been many wars in Europe before. But never before wars, that had started in Europe, had become wars to be fought throughout the world. There had been genocide before, but the scale of the...

On Nov 22, 2017

Labour Migration in Asia : Building Effective Institutions

The large movements of workers between countries, both within Asia and between Asia and other regions, show no signs of abating. Indeed, six of the world’s top 10 countries of net emigration are in As...

On Nov 22, 2017

Gender Mainstreaming Case Study : India - Chhattisgarh Irrigation Development Project

The Chhattisgarh Irrigation Development Project (CIDP) aimed to increase agricultural productivity, improve rural livelihoods, and reduce poverty by improving irrigation delivery, enhancing agricult...

On Nov 22, 2017

Cracking the Code: Girls’ and Women’s Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

This report aims to ‘crack the code’, or to decipher the factors that hinder or facilitate girls’ and women’s participation, achievement and continuation in STEM education, and what can be done by the...

On Nov 21, 2017