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Chau, Nancy H.

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Works: 43 works in 133 publications in 2 languages and 912 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HF5413, 658.802
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New frontiers in environmental and social labeling by Ulrike Grote( Book )
17 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 150 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 28 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
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 23 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 19 libraries worldwide
The adoption of labour standards conventions : who, when and why? by Nancy H Chau( Book )
10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
The ratification of ILO Labour Standards Conventions is a key explanatory variable in the empirical literature linking labour standards to economic performance. The assumption is that ratification gives information about labour standards implemented in a country. This Paper investigates the determinants of ratification directly and, indirectly, the determinants of labour standards. We find considerable variation across different Conventions, and across developing and developed countries. But there are some systematic and interesting patterns. While economic variables such as per capita income do not explain ratification, legal systems do. Most interestingly, for some Conventions, even after controlling for basic economic characteristics and domestic legal institutions, we find that peer effects are in play and the probability of adopting an international standard depends on how many other countries in a peer group have already adopted that standard
Sweatshop equilibrium by Nancy H Chau( file )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
This paper presents a capability-augmented model of on the job search, in which sweatshop conditions stifle the capability of the working poor to search for a job while on the job. The augmented setting unveils a sweatshop equilibrium in an otherwise archetypal Burdett-Mortensen economy, and reconciles a number of oft noted yet perplexing features of sweatshop economies. We demonstrate existence of multiple rational expectation equilibria, graduation pathways out of sweatshops in complete absence of enforcement, and country-specific efficiency and distributional responses to competitive forces and social safety nets depending precisely on whether graduation criteria are met
Tax Evasion, Minimum Wage Non-Compliance and Informality by Arnab Basu( file )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and German and held by 16 libraries worldwide
We study the impact of tax and minimum wage reforms on the incidence of informality. To gauge the incidence of informality, we use measures of the extent of tax evasion, the extent of minimum wage non-compliance, and the size of the informal workforce. Our approach allows us to examine (i) the distinction between determinants of firm-level reported wage distribution and actual wage distribution, (ii) the complementarity of tax and minimum wage enforcement, (iii) the impact that a minimum wage reform has on tax and minimum wage compliance, and (iv) the impact that a tax policy reform has on tax and minimum wage compliance. We conclude with the design of optimal minimum wage and tax policies (even in the complete absence of minimum wage enforcement). We do so based on two objectives derived from popular concerns associated with an unchecked expansion of informality: tax revenue maximization, and poverty alleviation among workers
Turning a blind eye costly enforcement, credible commitment and minimum wage laws by Arnab Basu( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 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 14 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
On export rivalry and the greening of agriculture : the role of eco-labels by Arnab Basu( Book )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Contractual dualism, market power and informality by Arnab Basu( Book )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 13 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
Human capital formation, asymmetric information, and the dynamics of international migration by Oded Stark( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 12 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 10 libraries worldwide
The international debate and economic consequences of eco-labeling by Ulrike Grote( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 10 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 8 libraries worldwide
Guaranteed manufactured without child labor by Arnab Basu( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Job creation in a multi-sector labor market model for developing economies by Arnab Basu( Book )
4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
This paper proposes an overlapping generations multi-sector model of the labor market for developing countries with three heterogeneities -- heterogeneity within self-employment, heterogeneity in ability, and heterogeneity in age. We revisit an iconic paradox in a class of multisector labor market models in which the creation of high-wage employment exacerbates unemployment. Our richer setting allows for generational differences in the motivations for job search to be reflected in two distinct inverted U-shaped relationships between unemployment and high-wage employment, one for youth and a different one for adults. In turn, the relationship between overall unemployment and high-wage employment is shown to be non-monotonic and multi-peaked. The model also sheds light on the implications of increasing high-wage employment on self-employed workers, who make up most of the world's poor. Nonmonotonicity in unemployment notwithstanding, increasing high-wage employment has an unambiguous positive impact on high-paying self-employment, and an unambiguous negative impact on free-entry (low-wage) self-employment
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 4 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
Drug Treatment Funding Program - best practice screening and assessment project : final report for the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care by Brian Rush( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
"The Ontario submission to Health Canada's Drug Treatment Funding Program included the present project, the objectives being to assess the acceptability and utility of a new common package of screening and assessment tools and procedures for addictions treatment services in Ontario. The selection and pilot testing of these various screening and assessment tools was to culminate in a set of recommendations going forward to refresh or replace the current set of tools known as Admission and Discharge Criteria and Assessment Tools (ADAT). The project built upon other work undertaken for the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MoHLTC) in the past few years on screening and assessment tools and processes in Ontario. This included an evaluation of the ADAT tools and related processes by Rush and Martin (2006). This evaluation called for a refresh or, if needed, a full replacement of the ADAT tools based on the feedback received."--Executive summary
Drug Treatment Funding Program Client Recovery Monitoring Project : Final Report for the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care by Brian Rush( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
"The Ontario submission to Health Canada's Drug Treatment Funding Program included the present project, the objectives being to assess the feasibility of implementing a comprehensive recovery monitoring system for addiction services based on a hybrid approach which included a within-treatment and a post-intake component. The project built upon other work undertaken for the MOHLTC in the past few years on screening and assessment tools and processes in Ontario and outcome monitoring models and measures. Specifically, the project examined the feasibility of implementing a dedicated recovery monitoring service and the appropriateness and usefulness of standardized recovery monitoring tools for measuring change over time."--Executive summary
 
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Chau, N. H.
Chau, Nancy
Chau, Nancy H. Y.
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English (105)
German (1)
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