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Status of Labour Rights in Pakistan 2015
The PILER 2015 Report on the Status of Labour Rights, fifth in the series, based on secondary research, aims to present an overview of the status of labour and the issues in the year impacting labour...
Pakistan Institute of Labour Education & Research (PILER) on  Mar 21, 2018
Estimating Poverty in Pakistan: The Non-food Consumption Share Approach
The paper says that poverty alleviation is the most persistent challenge facing Pakistan since its inception.
Rashida Haq, Mohammad Bhatti on  Mar 21, 2018
Underground Economy and Tax Evasion in Pakistan: A Critical Evaluation
The paper says that the tax evasion refers to all the illegal actions taken to avoid the lawful assessment of taxes.
M. Ali Kemal on  Mar 21, 2018
Modelling Gender Dimensions of the Impact of Economic Reforms on Time Allocation among Market Work, Household Work, and Leisure
The paper says that the gender has been largely ignored at the theoretical, empirical and policy design levels, thereby perpetuating gender biases in the actual working of economies, promoting gender...
Rizwana Siddiqui on  Mar 20, 2018
Gender Pay Gap: A Macro Perspective
This paper examines the factors influencing the gender wage gap by using an unbalanced crosscountry aggregated panel data set for a sample covering 53 economies for the period 1995–2010. Using robus...
Joseph E. Zveglich, Jr, Shiela F. Camingue Romance, Akiko Terada Hagiwara on  Mar 20, 2018
Financial Inclusion: New Measurement and Cross-Country Impact Assessment
This paper introduces a new index of financial inclusion for 151 economies using principal component analysis to compute weights for aggregating nine indicators of access, availability, and usage. It...
Rogelio V. Mercado, Jr., Cyn-Young Park on  Mar 20, 2018
Trade, Technology, and Prosperity An Account of Evidence from a Labor-market Perspective
This report assesses the state of economic research into those areas, with a particular focus on empirical methodologies and their adequacy for an assessment of general-equilibrium outcomes. While di...
Marc-Andreas Muendler on  Mar 20, 2018
Least-Developed Countries, Transfer of Technology and the TRIPS Agreement
This paper examines the background of Article 66.2 of the TRIPS Agreement, the nature of this obligation on developed country Members that pertains to the promotion of technology transfer to LDC Membe...
Jayashree Watal, Leticia Caminero on  Mar 20, 2018
Exchange Rate Instability and Trade: The Case of Pakistan
The paper says that the exchange rate is a vital macroeconomic variable and backbone of trade.
M. Ali Kemal on  Mar 19, 2018
Tribute: Death of a Physicist: Stephen Hawking 1942 - 2018
Stephen William Hawking, physicist, born January 8, 1942, died on March 14, 2018, aged 76. By the time he was 21 he was diagnosed to be suffering from an unspecified incurable disease, later identif...
S Srinivasan on  Mar 19, 2018
Fiscal Policy, as the “Employer of Last Resort”: Impact of MGNREGS on Labour Force Participation Rates in India
The paper examines the impact of conditional fiscal transfers on public employment across gender in India taking the case of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS). Th...
Lekha Chakraborty, Yadawendra Singh on  Mar 19, 2018
ICTs as Enabler in Higher Education
The paper aims at examining impact of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) on higher education and to identifying major impediments that have resulted in slow penetration of ICTs in high...
Kaushalesh Lal, Shampa Paul on  Mar 19, 2018
New Technology in Tertiary Education in India: Adoption and Impediments
The paper is based on a study that uses primary data collected from students of two private and two public universities located in the NCR. The survey was conducted during July-August, 2015. The Inf...
Shampa Paul, Kaushalesh Lal on  Mar 19, 2018
Would UDAY Brighten Up Rajasthan Finances?
Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) required number of State governments to take over debt of power distribution companies in their books of accounts. Though this one time intervention made both debt...
Pinaki Chakraborty, Manish Gupta, Lekha Chakraborty on  Mar 19, 2018
Tribute: Death of a Physicist Stephen Hawking 1942 - 2018
Stephen William Hawking, physicist, born January 8, 1942, died on March 14, 2018, aged 76. By the time he was 21 he was diagnosed to be suffering from an unspecified incurable disease, later identifie...
S. Srinivasan on  Mar 19, 2018