4. Working Papers

Working papers are research-oriented and strongly analytical preliminary papers circulated for comments. These are issued to share ideas about a topic and present findings of research or work in progress. They have coherent analysis and technical content flow and are typically text-driven with minimal images. Working papers present cutting-edge analysis and research, and are subject to formal revision and correction before they are finalized and considered published. Working papers are quick-disseminating, informal publications that seek to provide information, generate discussion, and elicit comments so that they could be subsequently revised for publication as articles in professional journals or as chapters in books.


  • Environment and Labour on the Trade Agenda: Lessons for India from the TPP Agreement 

    Hoda, Anwarul; Rai, Durgesh K. (Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, 2017-07-01)
    This paper undertakes an evaluation of the Labour and Environment chapters of the TPP Agreement, with a view to determining India’s stand if the same or similar provisions are proposed in multilateral, plurilateral or bilateral agreements in future. ...
  • Factors Influencing Indian Manufacturing Firms’ Decision to Hire Contract Labour 

    Singh, Jaivir; Das, Deb Kusum; Choudhury, Homagni; Kukreja, Prateek; Abhishek, Kumar (Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, 2017-07-01)
    The present study attempts to investigate the factors affecting a firm’s decision to hire contract workers. We use information from a specially commissioned survey of manufacturing firms undertaken in 2014 by ICRIER, as part of a World Bank funded ...
  • Does Corruption Affect Access to Bank Credit for Micro and Small Businesses? Evidence from European MSMEs 

    Galli, Emma; Mascia, Danilo V.; Rossi, Stefania P.S. (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2017-07-01)
    In this paper, we aim to assess how a specific socio-institutional environment, identified according to the level of corruption, may affect the access to credit for micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). Using a sample of 68,115 observations ...
  • Hometown investment trust funds, with revenues from taxes on pollutants, could provide much-needed finance for green energy projects. 

    Yoshino, Naoyuki; Taghizadeh–Hesary, Farhad (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2017-07-01)
    The main obstacle to developing green energy projects is lack of access to finance. For larger energy projects (e.g., large hydropower projects), insurance and pensions are sustainable financing alternatives. Large energy projects are long-term investment ...

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