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A Critical Review: Do Public Program Benefits Crowd Out Private Transfers in Developing Countries?

A new GLO Discussion Paper reviews recent literature on public program benefits to conclude that there may well be net social gains. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization that functions as an international network … Continue reading

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Evaluating a Large Public-Works Program for India: Why Guarantee Employment?

A new GLO Discussion Paper reveals the positive effects of a large Indian public works program showing that there is little evidence of a crowding out of private-sector jobs and that it functions as a safety net and encourages risk-taking. … Continue reading

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#Happiness in real-time in the #coronavirus crisis in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. New research from the GLO network.

Will happiness levels return to normal before the end of 2020? Talita Greyling and Stephanié Rossouw of GLO analyze the situation, as it happens – real-time happiness levels and emotions (www.gnh.today) during the evolution of the Coronavirus Crisis. The Gross … Continue reading

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An Italian view about the challenges of the #coronacrisis.

The world still struggles about a convincing strategy to handle the #coronavirus crisis. Radical alternatives focus around (i) herd immunity and selective social distancing and (ii) a total lockdown of the economy and the entire society. In previous posts the … Continue reading

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Online Job Vacancy Data to Explore the Wage Setting and Unemployment Trade-off

A new GLO Discussion Paper finds a weak trade-off between aggregated national-level wage inflation and unemployment. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization that functions as an international network and virtual platform to stimulate global … Continue reading

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GLO Discussion Paper of the Month March is about the Coronavirus.

The GLO Discussion Paper of the Month March suggests that the public health measures adopted in China have effectively contained the virus outbreak there already around February 15. GLO Discussion Papers are research and policy papers of the GLO Network … Continue reading

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Does less lockdown work? Insights from the Swedish strategy.

The world still struggles about a convincing strategy to handle the #coronavirus crisis. Radical alternatives focus around (i) herd immunity and selective social distancing and (ii) a total lockdown of the economy and the entire society. In previous posts the … Continue reading

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How Twitter Tweets Relate to Stock Market Movements in Developed and Emerging Markets

A new GLO Discussion Paper provides evidence that investor sentiments and emotions derived from stock market-related Twitter tweets are significant predictors of stock market movements in developed and emerging markets. The Global Labor Organization (GLO) is an independent, non-partisan and … Continue reading

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Global Insights – eine Meinung: Coronavirus und das Elend des “Lockdowns”.

Wie die Prognostiker in der Finanzmarktkrise können heute die Virologen noch nicht viel über das neue Virus wissen. Deshalb ist nicht überraschend, daß nach einer Periode des Zögerns der Herdeneffekt des Handelns einsetzt. Sobald der/die Erste losrennt, weil sie/er glaubt, … Continue reading

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The lockdown strategy on the Coronavirus has negative consequences for emotions and wellbeing of South Africans.

“COVID-19 Lockdown plays havoc with emotions and our “Happiness Index” stays under pressure“, GLO Fellows Talita Greyling and Stephanié Rossouw find in a new study. The lockdown strategy shows immediate negative consequences for wellbeing in South Africa. The Gross National … Continue reading

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