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Chau, Nancy H.

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Works: 33 works in 114 publications in 1 language and 771 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: HF5413, 658.823
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New frontiers in environmental and social labeling by Ulrike Grote( file )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 505 libraries worldwide
The attractiveness of product labeling stems from their voluntary nature to achieve environmental and social goals. Also, labeling of products has become the preferred instrument for solving high profile trade disputes amongst WTO members. This volume provides a look at labeling and its relation to the governance of global trade
Middlemen, non-profits, and poverty by Nancy H Chau( Computer File )
8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
In many markets in developing countries, especially in remote areas, middlemen are thought to earn excessive profits. Non-profits come in to counter what is seen as middlemen's market power, and rich country consumers pay a 'fair-trade' premium for products marketed by such non-profits. This paper provides answers to the following five questions
Contractual Dualism, Market Power and Informality by Arnab Basu( file )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Two stylized representations are often found in the academic and policy literature on informality and formality in developing countries. The first is that the informal (or unregulated) sector is more competitive than the formal (or regulated) sector. The second is that contract enforcement is easier in the formal sector than in the informal sector, precisely because the formal sector comes under the purview of state regulation. The basic contention of this paper is that these two representations are not compatible with each other. We develop a search-theoretic model of contractual dualism in the labor market where the inability to commit to contracts in the informal sector leads to employer market power in equilibrium, while an enforced minimum wage in the formal sector provides employers with a commitment technology but which reduces their market power in equilibrium. The contributions of this paper are three-fold. It (i) provides the micro-underpinnings for endogenous determination of employer market power in the formal and informal sectors due to contractual dualism in the two sectors, (ii) offers a unified and coherent setup whereby a host of salient features of developing country labor markets can be explained together, and (iii) places the original Stiglerian prescription of the optimal (unemployment minimizing) minimum wage in the broader context of labor markets where formal job creation is costly, and where formal employment, informal employment, and unemployment co-exist
The race to the bottom, from the bottom by Nancy H Chau( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
On footloose industries, asymmetric information and wage bargaining by Nancy H Chau( Book )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Turning a blind eye : costly enforcement, credible commitment and minimum wage laws by Arnab Basu( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
The adoption of labour standards conventions : who, when and why? by Nancy H Chau( Book )
7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
On export rivalry and the greening of agriculture : the role of eco-labels by Arnab Basu( Book )
7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Sweatshop equilibrium by Nancy H Chau( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
A theory of employment guarantees : contestability, credibility and distributional concerns by Arnab Basu( Book )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Do public work schemes deter or encourage outmigration? : empirical evidence from China by Nancy H Chau( Book )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
How does the introduction of rural public work schemes impact individual incentives to migrate? This paper examines this question in the context of rural public work program (Yigong-daizhen) in China, and unveils empirical evidence that suggest that the introduction of Yigong-daizhen projects in fact stimulates outmigration at the village level, after controlling for village characteristics and project types. By furthermore accounting for the endogeneity of Yigong-daizhen placement, the impact of such projects is found to be even larger. These results are consistent with household migration behavior in the presence of significant cost of migration, and credit market imperfection
Human capital formation, asymmetric information, and the dynamics of international migration by Oded Stark( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
A risk-based rationale for two-way capital flows : why do capital flights and inward foreign direct investments co-exist? by Arnab Basu( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
The international debate and economic consequences of eco-labeling by Ulrike Grote( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Guaranteed manufactured without child labor by Arnab Basu( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
World Bank Economic Review 17 (2), May 2003 by Kaushik Basu( Computer File )
2 editions published in 2003 in Undetermined and English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Harnessing the forces of urban expansion : the public economics of farmland development allowance by Nancy H Chau( Computer File )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
For decades, rapid urban expansion has led to concerns over the loss of cultivated land in rural China. This contrasts sharply with another salient feature of the Chinese land policy reform landscape that has gone on largely unnoticed - the addition of newly cultivated land in China through land development has consistently exceeded land conversion. In a model featuring fiscal decentralization, local governments as custodians of land use and development, along with a land development allowance policy instituted in 1998, we show that a land development allowance policy can harness the forces of urban expansion to encourage agricultural land development. -- land development allowance, fiscal decentralization, inter-jurisdictional competition, agricultural development
Shadow pricing market access : a trade benefit function approach ( Computer File )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Appropriate assessment of the social value of market access is at the core of a broad range of inquiries in trade research. A selection include: the appraisal of industry-level production and consumption distortions due to selective trade liberalization and partial tax reform; the construction of national-level quantity indicators of market access consistent with welfare change, and the use of international trade re-balancing as sanctions to discourage trade agreement violations, or as compensation in trade dispute settlement. In order to obtain shadow prices, we propose a new approach integrating the Luenberger benefit function and the directional output distance function. This yields a trade benefit function which represents trade preferences à la Meade in the context of a canonical general equilibrium model of trade. We first show that our approach is in keeping with well-established and commonly used measurement techniques of trade welfare, for the standard trade expenditure function is in fact dual to the trade benefit function. We then show that this dual relation allows for a direct retrieval of the shadow values of net imports from the trade benefit function. The usefulness and operationality of our approach is then demonstrated in a series of applications and simulations
The adoption for labour standards conventions : who, when and why? by Nancy H Chau( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Targeting child labor in debt bondage : evidence, theory and policy implications by Arnab Basu( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
 
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Chau, N. H.
Chau, Nancy
Chau, Nancy H. Y.
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