Research Papers At Work

  • Research Department Working Paper n°23

    Jobs, FDI and institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from firm-level data

    07 November 2017

    This paper uses data on foreign-owned and domestic firms in Sub-Saharan Africa and studies the differences in the quantity and quality of jobs that they offer, taking into account different characteristics of foreign-owned firms and analysing the role of country-level institutional factors.

  • Research Department Working Paper n°22

    Uneven practices in voluntary labour commitments: An exploration of major listed companies through the VigeoEiris database

    06 November 2017

    Over recent decades, the emergence of new forms of private governance has been one of the most important features in global labour governance. At the moment, our understanding of private governance is however still fragmented and little is known about the degree to which major companies worldwide support these mechanisms. The aim of this paper is to provide a preliminary overview of voluntary labour commitments undertaken by major listed companies worldwide.

  • Research Department Working Paper n°20

    Active labour market programmes in Latin America and the Caribbean: Evidence from a meta analysis

    26 September 2017

    This paper presents a systematic collection and assessment of impact evaluations of active labour market programmes in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Research Department Working Paper n°21

    The European Youth Guarantee: A systematic review of its implementation across countries

    31 August 2017

    This article examines empirical evidence on the effectiveness of past youth guarantee experiences, as well as the few existing evaluations of the European Youth Guarantee, to identify the factors that are key to their success.

  • Research Department Working Paper n°19

    The composition effects of tax-based consolidations on income inequality

    20 June 2017

    This paper investigates empirically the (composition) effects of tax-based consolidations on income inequality, output and labour market conditions.

  • Research Department Working Paper n°18

    Exporters, importers and employment: Firm-level evidence from Africa

    01 June 2017

    This paper studies the relation between firms’ export and import status, and the quantity and types of employment they offer, using firm-level data from 47 African countries in 2006-14.

  • Research Department Working Paper n°17

    Top income share and economic growth: Linear and non-linear effects

    09 May 2017

    This paper estimates the impact of inequality on growth, focusing on non-linearity and using top income share data that provides us with yearly observations over a long time period.

  • Research Department Working Paper n°16

    The distribution of value added among firms and countries: The case of the ICT manufacturing sector

    10 January 2017

    This paper investigates the evolutions of the supply chain in ICT manufacturing sector since 2000 and discusses the impact of these evolutions in terms of distribution of the value added across firms and across countries.

  • Research Department Working Paper n°13

    New technologies: A jobless future or golden age of job creation?

    02 November 2016

    This paper explains the dynamics of job destruction and job creation in the context of technological change.

  • Research Department Working Paper n°15

    Debt and productivity: Evidence from firm level data

    04 July 2016

    This paper uses firm level data to shed light on the relationship between finance and economic growth.

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    A working paper or work paper may refer to:

    • A preliminary scientific or technical paper. Often, authors will release working papers to share ideas about a topic or to elicit feedback before submitting to a peer reviewedconference or academic journal. Working papers are often the basis for related works, and may in themselves be cited by peer-review papers. They may be considered as grey literature.
    • Sometimes the term working paper is used synonymously as technical report. Working papers are typically hosted on websites, belonging either to the author or the author's affiliated institution. The United Nations uses the term "working paper" in approximately this sense for the draft of a resolution.
    • Documents required for a minor to get a job in certain states within the United States. Such papers usually require the employer, parent/guardian, school, and a physician to agree to the terms of work laid out by the employer.
    • Documents required on an audit of a company's financial statements. The working papers are the property of the accounting firm conducting the audit. These papers are formally referred to as Audit Documentation or sometimes as the audit file. The documents serve as proof of audit procedures performed, evidence obtained and the conclusion or opinion the auditor reached (AU 339.05). For more information, see AS 3 and AU 339 or www.aicpa.org.

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