Nancy H. Chau

Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management

Assistant Professor

Ithaca, NY 14853

United States

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240

Bonn, D-53072

Germany

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Scholarly Papers (37)

1.

Ethnic Fragmentation, Conflict, Displaced Persons and Human Trafficking: An Empirical Analysis

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5142
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 30 Aug 2010
IZA Institute of Labor Economics, College of William and Mary - Department of Economics, Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management and IZA Institute of Labor Economics
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ethnic fragmentation, conflict, displaced persons, human trafficking

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Middlemen, Non-Profits, and Poverty

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4406
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 15 Oct 2009
Nancy H. Chau, Hideaki Goto and Ravi Kanbur
Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management, International University of Japan - Graduate School of International Relations and Cornell University
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poverty, non-profits, middlemen, market access

Middlemen, Non-Profits and Poverty

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP7459
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 07 Oct 2009
Nancy H. Chau, Hideaki Goto and Ravi Kanbur
Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management, International University of Japan - Graduate School of International Relations and Cornell University
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market access, middlemen, non-profits, poverty

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Transnational Trafficking, Law Enforcement and Victim Protection: A Middleman Trafficker's Perspective

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6226
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 31 Dec 2011
IZA Institute of Labor Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam - International Institute of Social Studies, College of William and Mary - Department of Economics and Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management
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human trafficking, two-way Nash bargaining, victim protection, law enforcement

A Theory of Employment Guarantees: Contestability, Credibility and Distributional Concerns

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3002
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 11 Sep 2007
Arnab K. Basu, Nancy H. Chau and Ravi Kanbur
College of William and Mary - Department of Economics, Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management and Cornell University
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employment guarantees, employment targeting, credibility, distribution concern

A Theory of Employment Guarantees: Contestability, Credibility and Distributional Concerns

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5784
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 27 Sep 2006
Ravi Kanbur, Nancy H. Chau and Arnab K. Basu
Cornell University, Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management and College of William and Mary - Department of Economics
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Employment guarantees, employment targeting, credibility, poverty aversion

Turning a Blind Eye: Costly Enforcement, Credible Commitment and Minimum Wage Laws

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2998
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 11 Sep 2007
Arnab K. Basu, Nancy H. Chau and Ravi Kanbur
College of William and Mary - Department of Economics, Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management and Cornell University
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non-compliance, minimum wage, dynamic consistency, equity and efficiency

Turning a Blind Eye: Costly Enforcement, Credible Commitment and Minimum Wage Laws

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5107
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 08 Aug 2005
Arnab K. Basu, Nancy H. Chau and Ravi Kanbur
College of William and Mary - Department of Economics, Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management and Cornell University
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Minimum wage, dynamic consistency, non-complience, equity and efficiency

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Sweatshop Equilibrium

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4363
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 18 Aug 2009
Nancy H. Chau
Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management
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sweatshop equilibrium, on the job search, capability deficits

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Harnessing the Forces of Urban Expansion - The Public Economics of Farmland Development Allowance

ZEF-Discussion Papers on Development Policy No. 147
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 30 Jan 2011
Nancy H. Chau and Weiwen Zhang
Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management and Zhejiang University - College of Public Administration
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land development allowance, fiscal decentralization, inter-jurisdictional competition, agricultural development

Offshoring in Developing Countries: Labor Market Outcomes, Welfare, and Policy

FRB St. Louis Working Paper No. 2016-11
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 01 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 05 Jan 2019
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis - Research Division, Cornell University, Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management and Syracuse University - Department of Economics
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Wages, International Offshoring, Wage Tax, Minimum Wage

Disentangling the Wage Impacts of Offshoring on a Developing Country: Theory and Policy

Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano Development Studies Working Paper No. 394
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 20 Jun 2016
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis - Research Division, Cornell University, Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management and Syracuse University - Department of Economics
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Wages, International offshoring, Wage Tax, Minimum Wage

Disentangling the Wage Impacts of Offshoring on a Developing Country: Theory and Policy

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9973
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 07 Jun 2016
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis - Research Division, College of William and Mary - Department of Economics, Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management and Syracuse University - Department of Economics
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wages, international offshoring, wage tax, minimum wage

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Shadow Pricing Market Access: A Trade Benefit Function Approach

ZEF Discussion Papers on Development Policy No. 121
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 10 Mar 2008
Nancy H. Chau and Rolf Färe
Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management and Oregon State University - Department of Economics
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The Race to the Bottom, from the Bottom

Economica, Vol. 73, No. 290, pp. 193-228, May 2006
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 08 May 2006
Nancy H. Chau and Ravi Kanbur
Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management and Cornell University
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The Race to the Bottom, from the Bottom

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 2687
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 28 Feb 2001
Nancy H. Chau and Ravi Kanbur
Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management and Cornell University
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Labour and Environmental Standards, Logconcavity and Logconvexity, Race to the Bottom, Strategic Complementarity and Substitutability, Trade Restrictions

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Tax Evasion, Minimum Wage Non-Compliance and Informality

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6228
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 31 Dec 2011
Arnab K. Basu, Nancy H. Chau and Zahra Siddique
College of William and Mary - Department of Economics, Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management and University of Reading
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tax evasion, minimum wage reform, flat tax reform, poverty, informality

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Contractual Dualism, Market Power and Informality

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5845
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 24 Jul 2011
Arnab K. Basu, Nancy H. Chau and Ravi Kanbur
College of William and Mary - Department of Economics, Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management and Cornell University
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contractual dualism, wage dualism, employer market power, informality

Contractual Dualism, Market Power and Informality

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8485
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 20 Jul 2011
Arnab K. Basu, Nancy H. Chau and Ravi Kanbur
College of William and Mary - Department of Economics, Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management and Cornell University
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Contractual Dualism, Employer Market Power, Informality, Wage Dualism

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Leader Networks and Transaction Costs: A Chinese Experiment in Interjurisdictional Contracting

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9641
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 18 Jan 2016
Nancy H. Chau, Yu Qin and Weiwen Zhang
Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management, National University of Singapore (NUS) - Department of Real Estate and Zhejiang University - College of Public Administration
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transaction cost, government leader network, interjurisdictional contracting

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Trade Restrictiveness and Efficiency

International Economic Review, Vol. 44, pp. 1079-1095, August 2003
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 10 Jul 2003
Nancy H. Chau, Rolf Färe and Shawna Grosskopf
Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management, Oregon State University - Department of Economics and Oregon State University
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Concessional Amnesty and the Politics of Immigration Reforms

Economics & Politics, Vol. 15, pp. 193-224, July 2003
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 03 Sep 2003
Nancy H. Chau
Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management
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The Adoption of Labor Standards Conventions: Who, When and Why?

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 2904
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 22 Aug 2001
Nancy H. Chau and Ravi Kanbur
Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management and Cornell University
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Labor standards, legal systems, peer effects, ratification of ILO conventions

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Eco-Labeling and Stages of Development

Review of Development Economics, Vol. 7, pp. 228-247, May 2003
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 21 Sep 2003
Arnab K. Basu, Nancy H. Chau and Ulrike Grote
College of William and Mary - Department of Economics, Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management and University of Bonn - Center for Development Research (ZEF)
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Asymmetric Country-of-Origin Effects on Intraindustry Trade and the International Quality Race

Review of Development Economics, Vol. 2, pp. 140-166, June 1998
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 30 Dec 2003
Arnab K. Basu and Nancy H. Chau
College of William and Mary - Department of Economics and Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management
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Job Creation in a Multi-Sector Labor Market Model for Developing Economies

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9972
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 07 Jun 2016
Arnab K. Basu, Nancy H. Chau, Gary Fields and Ravi Kanbur
College of William and Mary - Department of Economics, Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University - School of Industrial and Labor Relations and Cornell University
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multisector labor market, overlapping generations, poverty reduction, Harris‐Todaro model

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Book Reviews

The World Economy, Vol. 27, No. 4, pp. 625-629, April 2004
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 26 May 2004
Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management, University of Nottingham - School of Economics, University of Nottingham - School of Economics and University of Birmingham - Department of Economics
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Contract Employment as a Worker Discipline Device

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11579
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 02 Jul 2018
Arnab K. Basu, Nancy H. Chau and Vidhya Soundararajan
College of William and Mary - Department of Economics, Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management and Indian Institute of Management (IIMB), Bangalore
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contract employment, two-tiered labor markets, wage polarization

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On Footloose Industries, Asymmetric Information and Wage Bargaining

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 4095
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 11 Dec 2003
Nancy H. Chau and Ravi Kanbur
Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management and Cornell University
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Foreign direct investment, bargaining under asymmetric information, union wage, employment

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Offshoring Barriers, Regulatory Burden and National Welfare

FRB St. Louis Working Paper No. 2018-3
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 13 Jun 2018
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis - Research Division, College of William and Mary - Department of Economics, Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management and Syracuse University - Department of Economics
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Offshoring tax, labor market, terms of trade

Political Activism as a Determinant of Clientelistic Transfers: Evidence from an Indian Public Works Program

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11277
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 29 Jan 2018
Nancy H. Chau, Yanyan Liu and Vidhya Soundararajan
Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Indian Institute of Management (IIMB), Bangalore
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political clientelism, political activism, NREGS, India

Political Activism as a Determinant of Clientelistic Transfers: Evidence from an Indian Public Works Program

IFPRI Discussion Paper 1700
Posted: 10 Jan 2018
Nancy H. Chau, Yanyan Liu and Vidhya Soundararajan
Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Indian Institute of Management (IIMB), Bangalore

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INDIA, SOUTH ASIA, ASIA, politics, political power, information transfer, political parties, political clientelism, political activism, National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS)

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Guaranteed Manufactured Without Child Labor: The Economics of Consumer Boycotts, Social Labeling and Trade Sanctions

Review of Development Economics, Vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 466-491, August 2006
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 15 Jan 2007
Arnab K. Basu, Nancy H. Chau and Ulrike Grote
College of William and Mary - Department of Economics, Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management and University of Bonn - Center for Development Research (ZEF)
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Job Creation in a Multi-Sector Labor Market Model for Developing Economies

Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano Development Studies Working Paper No. 395
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 20 Jun 2016
Arnab Basu, Nancy H. Chau, Gary Fields and Ravi Kanbur
Cornell University, Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University - School of Industrial and Labor Relations and Cornell University
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Multisector Labor Market, Overlapping Generations, Poverty Reduction, Harris‐Todaro Model

Employer Power, Labor Saving Technical Change, and Inequality

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11519
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 20 May 2018
Nancy H. Chau and Ravi Kanbur
Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management and Cornell University
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employer power, labor saving technical change, wage inequality, search model, equilibrium wage distribution

Employer Power, Labor Saving Technical Change, and Inequality

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12925
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 15 May 2018
Nancy H. Chau and Ravi Kanbur
Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management and Cornell University
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Do Public Work Schemes Deter or Encourage Outmigration? Empirical Evidence from China

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8778
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 20 Jan 2012
Nancy H. Chau, Ravi Kanbur and Yu Qin
Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Department of Real Estate
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Outmigration, Public Works Schemes, Rural China

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Job Creation in a Multi-Sector Labor Market Model for Developing Economies

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP11386
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 18 Jul 2016
Arnab Basu, Nancy H. Chau, Gary Fields and Ravi Kanbur
Cornell University - Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University - School of Industrial and Labor Relations and Cornell University
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Harris- Todaro Model., Multisector Labor Market, Overlapping Generations, Poverty Reduction

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On Footloose Industries and Labor Disputes with Endogenous Information Asymmetry

Review of Development Economics, Vol. 17, Issue 2, pp. 319-341, 2013
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 20 Apr 2013
Nancy H. Chau and Ravi Kanbur
Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management and Cornell University
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Turning a Blind Eye: Costly Enforcement, Credible Commitment and Minimum Wage Laws

The Economic Journal, Vol. 120, Issue 543, pp. 244-269, March 2010
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 10 Feb 2010
Arnab K. Basu, Nancy H. Chau and Ravi Kanbur
College of William and Mary - Department of Economics, Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management and Cornell University
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The International Debate and Economic Consequences of Eco-Labeling

ZEF – Discussion Papers on Development Policy No. 18, 1999
Posted: 07 Feb 2019
Ulrike Grote, Arnab K. Basu and Nancy H. Chau
University of Bonn - Center for Development Research (ZEF), College of William and Mary - Department of Economics and Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management

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Eco-Labeling, Monitoring, Life Cycle Approach, Consumers Taste Bias, World Trade Organization, Government Policy

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Contractual Dualism, Market Power and Informality

The Economic Journal, Vol. 125, Issue 589, pp. 1534-1573, 2015
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 19 Jan 2016
Arnab Basu, Nancy H. Chau and Ravi Kanbur
Cornell University, Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management and Cornell University
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Books Reviewed

American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 84, pp. 1176-1185, 2002
Posted: 12 Jan 2003
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Geography, Oregon State University - Department of Applied Economics, Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Abt Associates, Inc. and University of Rostock - Department of Economics

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Strategic Amnesty and Credible Immigration Reform

Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 19, No. 3, pp. 604-634, July 2001
Posted: 10 Sep 2001
Nancy H. Chau
Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management

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Illegal immigration, amnesty

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Endogenous Factor Market Distortion, Risk Aversion, and International Trade Under Input Uncertainty

Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 33, Issue 2, May 2000
Posted: 26 Oct 2000
Hamid Beladi and Nancy H. Chau
University of Texas at San Antonio - College of Business - Department of Economics and Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management

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Land Reform in the Presence of Monitoring Costs and International Trade

REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS, October 17, 1996
Posted: 22 Nov 1996
Nancy H. Chau
Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management

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