This brief sets out how paid sick leave can play an important and cost-effective role in containing the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and protecting workers from loss of income due to sickness.
This paper uses cross-country panel data to examine the effects of interventions such as lockdowns, gathering bans, and testing and tracing on transmission of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
This paper presents evidence on the spatial distribution and effects of urban agglomeration on firm innovation using data from 25 developing countries in Asia.
Labor market regulations that provide insurance to workers are efficiency enhancing and raise the fraction of workers employed in the more productive formal sector.
This paper studies a typical preferential tax program that the Government of India initiated in 1994 which targeted 123 industrially backward districts in 14 states.
Findings suggest that technological change in global value chains that is biased toward skilled activities is important in accounting for the trends observed.
India's first coastal economic corridor can help unify the country's domestic market, integrate its economy with Asia's global value chains, and support the Made in India initiative to spur manufacturing.
This paper examines the relationship between growth in labor productivity and poverty reduction through the lens of structural change.
Using labor force survey data from India, this paper examines the extent to which trade and services liberalization have contributed to increases in wage inequality.