Hyun Son

Principal Evaluation Specialist
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department (ERCD)


Author

  • | Papers and Briefs | Economics Working Papers

    The Distributional Impacts of Fiscal Policy: The Case of the Philippines

    This paper examines the impacts of fiscal policies on income distribution based on two alternative social welfare functions and takes into account the case of the Philippines and its fiscal instruments.

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    On Measuring Human Capital: A Case Study of Viet Nam

    Using Viet Nam’s household survey data, this paper has developed a new measure of human capital that takes account of the different levels of education that people possess while accounting for their productivity.

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    Inequality of Human Opportunities in Developing Asia

    The study finds that opportunities to access basic education and infrastructure services vary widely in terms of availability and distribution in seven developing Asian countries.

  • | Books

    Equity and Well-Being: Measurement and Policy Practice

    Equity is an abstract concept covering philosophical issues such as fairness and social justice, making its definition and measurement complex. This volume tackles these complexities head-on.

  • | Papers and Briefs | Economics Working Papers

    Evaluating Social Protection Programs in Tajikistan

    This paper examines the impacts of Tajikistan's public transfer programs on poverty reduction, with the aim of identifying key challenges.

  • | Papers and Briefs | Economics Working Papers

    On the Concept of Equity in Opportunity

    This paper defines and measures equity of opportunity through the theoretical framework of the social opportunity function. These measures are used to analyze changes in the opportunities in education and health care in the Philippines.

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    A Welfare-Based Approach to Aggregating Growth Rates across Countries

    This paper uses a welfare-based approach to aggregate per capita growth rates, which is robust with respect to exchange rates and generates weights that always add up to unity, thus avoiding the anomalies inherent in the conventional approach.

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    Human Capital Development

    This paper measures the gaps in human capital attainment across the world and explores the issues on how human capital affects labor productivity and earnings for the workforce.

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    Closing Development Gaps: Challenges and Policy

    To close significant income and nonincome development gaps around the world, governments must go beyond policies that simply increase economic growth. They have to include policies that close nonincome development gaps directly.

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    How Has Asia Fared in the Global Crisis? A Tale of Three Countries: Republic of Korea, Philippines, and Thailand

    This paper studies the impacts of the global economic crisis, with emphasis on the labor market, on the Republic of Korea, the Philippines, and Thailand.