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.


  • Place-Based Preferential Tax Policy and Its Spatial Effects: Evidence from India’s Program on Industrially Backward Districts 

    Rana Hasan, Yi Jiang; Rafols, Radine Michelle (Asian Development Bank, 2017-11-15)
    The Government of India initiated a program in 1994 to promote manufacturing in districts designated as backward. The way the backward districts were identified enables us to employ a regression discontinuity design to evaluate the impacts of the ...
  • Waiting for Jobs 

    Kapoor, Radhicka (Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, 2017-11-15)
    Employment data in India is far from adequate if policy responses have to be more effective and timely. Most employment surveys suffer from drawbacks such as limited data coverage, infrequent data collection and long time lags. To address these gaps ...
  • The fourth industrial revolution and international migration 

    McKenzie, Fiona (Lowy Institute For International Policy, 2017-11-15)
    Technology, globalisation, and digitalisation are having a tremendous impact on education, employment, family, and migration globally. Termed the ‘fourth industrial revolution’, the digital revolution consists of developments in information technologies ...
  • Industry Dynamics in Growth Triangles: The E&E Industry in SIJORI 25 Years On 

    Hutchinson, Francis E.; Grunsven, Leo van (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2017-11-15)
    The SIJORI Growth Triangle, which encompasses Singapore, Johor (Malaysia) and Batam Island (Indonesia), was launched in 1989 as a ‘single investment destination’ offering differing factor endowments in close proximity. Singapore was the ‘core’ of the ...

View more