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This paper investigates the emergence of new occupations by comparing various classifications of occupations and predicting probabilities to access them given workers’ characteristics. Systematic comp...
by Sameer Khatiwada | On 24 Apr 2019
Gender and Corporate Success: An Empirical Analysis of Gender-Based Corporate Performance on a Sample of Asian Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
The paper will provide policy suggestions, such as establishment of credit guarantee funds for easing the female-owned SMEs’ access to finance in Asia. Implementation of supportive policies for female...
by Farhad Taghizadeh-Hesary | On 01 Apr 2019
The Rise of the People’s Republic of China and its Competition Effects on Innovation in Japan
This paper empirically examines the “defensive innovation” hypothesis that firms with higher exposure to low-wage economy import competition intensively undertake more innovative activity by using a h...
by Nobuaki Yamashita | On 01 Apr 2019
Economics and the Ecosystem
The essays collected here grapple with different aspects of what, if natural scientists are to be believed, is the most profound set of issues humanity has ever faced. The United Nations Framework Con...
by World Economics Association | On 29 Mar 2019
Human Rights Watch World Report, 2019. Events of 2018
World Report 2019 is Human Rights Watch’s 29th annual review of human rights practices around the globe. It summarizes key human rights issues in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide, draw...
by  | On 27 Mar 2019
Guidance Note of the Secretary-General : The United Nations and Land and Conflict
Over the coming decades, competition and conflict over land is likely to intensify with the growing pressures of climate change, population growth, increased food insecurity, migration and urbanizatio...
by Secretary-General United Nations | On 21 Mar 2019
Readiness of National Statistical Systems in Asia and the Pacific for Leveraging Big Data to Monitor the SDGs
In September 2015, the world committed to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which have broad and interconnected social, economic, social, econo...
by Jose Ramon Albert | On 20 Mar 2019
Determinants and Impacts of Financial Literacy in the Lao PD
The paper extends the literature by conducting the survey in a relatively low-income Asian economy— the Lao PDR—and analyzing the determinants of financial literacy and the effects of financial litera...
by Peter J. Morgan | On 12 Mar 2019
Services and Manufacturing in Global Value Chains: Is the Dstinction Obsolete?
This paper introduces a taxonomy of service activities in GVCs and describes the main statistical challenges in assessing the contribution of manufacturing and services to output, value added, or trad...
by Sébastien Miroudot | On 07 Mar 2019
Rebalancing the Economy and Reforming the Fiscal System of the People’s Republic of China
The goal of the note is to lay out and discuss a package of reforms that could be consistent with the objectives of the government. The fiscal instruments that we consider here include the division of...
by Roy Bahl | On 07 Mar 2019
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