Nancy H. Chau

Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics of Management, Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

United States

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240

Bonn, D-53072

Germany

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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, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics of Management, Cornell University and IZA Institute of Labor Economics
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ethnic fragmentation, conflict, displaced persons, human trafficking

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Cooking Fuel Choice, Indoor Air Quality and Child Mortality in India

IZA Discussion Paper No. 13295
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 01 Jun 2020
College of William and Mary - Department of Economics, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics of Management, Cornell University and SUNY at Binghamton - Department of Economics
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cooking fuel, indoor air pollution, infant mortality, India

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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
Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics of Management, Cornell University, 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
Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics of Management, Cornell University, 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 Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics of Management, Cornell University
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human trafficking, two-way Nash bargaining, victim protection, law enforcement

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, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics of Management, Cornell University and Syracuse University - Department of Economics
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Wages, International offshoring, Wage Tax, Minimum Wage

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

FRB St. Louis Working Paper No. 2016-11
Number of pages: 1 Posted: 01 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 20 Nov 2019
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis - Research Division, Cornell University, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics of Management, Cornell University 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, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics of Management, Cornell University and Syracuse University - Department of Economics
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wages, international offshoring, wage tax, minimum wage

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, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics of Management, Cornell University 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, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics of Management, Cornell University 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, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics of Management, Cornell University 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, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics of Management, Cornell University 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
Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics of Management, Cornell University
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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
Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics of Management, Cornell University and Zhejiang University - College of Public Administration
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land development allowance, fiscal decentralization, inter-jurisdictional competition, agricultural development

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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
Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics of Management, Cornell University and Oregon State University - Department of Economics
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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
Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics of Management, Cornell University, 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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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, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics of Management, Cornell University and University of Reading
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tax evasion, minimum wage reform, flat tax reform, poverty, informality

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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, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics of Management, Cornell University and Indian Institute of Management (IIMB), Bangalore
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contract employment, two-tiered labor markets, wage polarization

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
Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics of Management, Cornell University, 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
Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics of Management, Cornell University, 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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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
Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics of Management, Cornell University and Cornell University
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The Race to the Bottom, from the Bottom

Number of pages: 58 Posted: 28 Feb 2001
Nancy H. Chau and Ravi Kanbur
Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics of Management, Cornell University 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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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, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics of Management, Cornell University, 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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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, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics of Management, Cornell University 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, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics of Management, Cornell University and Cornell University
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Contractual Dualism, Employer Market Power, Informality, Wage Dualism

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Trade Restrictiveness and Efficiency

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 10 Jul 2003
Nancy H. Chau, Rolf Färe and Shawna Grosskopf
Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics of Management, Cornell University, Oregon State University - Department of Economics and Oregon State University
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Concessional Amnesty and the Politics of Immigration Reforms

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 03 Sep 2003
Nancy H. Chau
Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics of Management, Cornell University
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Eco-Labeling and Stages of Development

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, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics of Management, Cornell University and University of Bonn - Center for Development Research (ZEF)
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The Adoption of Labor Standards Conventions: Who, When and Why?

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 22 Aug 2001
Nancy H. Chau and Ravi Kanbur
Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics of Management, Cornell University and Cornell University
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Labor standards, legal systems, peer effects, ratification of ILO conventions

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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, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics of Management, Cornell University and Syracuse University - Department of Economics
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Offshoring tax, labor markets, terms of trade

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Asymmetric Country-of-Origin Effects on Intraindustry Trade and the International Quality Race

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 30 Dec 2003
Arnab K. Basu and Nancy H. Chau
College of William and Mary - Department of Economics and Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics of Management, Cornell University
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Offshoring to a Developing Nation with a Dual Labor Market

IZA Discussion Paper No. 13420
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 07 Jul 2020
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis - Research Division, College of William and Mary - Department of Economics, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics of Management, Cornell University and Syracuse University - Department of Economics
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Book Reviews

Number of pages: 5 Posted: 26 May 2004
Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics of Management, Cornell University, University of Nottingham - School of Economics, University of Nottingham - School of Economics and University of Birmingham - Department of Economics
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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
Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics of Management, Cornell University 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
Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics of Management, Cornell University and Cornell University
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Wage Fairness in a Subcontracted Labor Market

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12609
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 23 Sep 2019
Arnab K. Basu, Nancy H. Chau and Vidhya Soundararajan
College of William and Mary - Department of Economics, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics of Management, Cornell University and Indian Institute of Management (IIMB), Bangalore
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subcontracting, wage fairness

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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, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics of Management, Cornell University, 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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On Footloose Industries, Asymmetric Information and Wage Bargaining

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 11 Dec 2003
Nancy H. Chau and Ravi Kanbur
Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics of Management, Cornell University and Cornell University
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Foreign direct investment, bargaining under asymmetric information, union wage, employment

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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, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics of Management, Cornell University and University of Bonn - Center for Development Research (ZEF)
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Employer Power and Employment in Developing Countries

IZA Discussion Paper No. 15514
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 30 Aug 2022
Nancy H. Chau, Ravi Kanbur and Vidhya Soundararajan
Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics of Management, Cornell University, Cornell University and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay
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employer power, employment, developing countries

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Rethinking Border Enforcement, Permanent and Circular Migration

IZA Discussion Paper No. 14867
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 05 Oct 2022
Arnab K. Basu, Nancy H. Chau and Brian Park
College of William and Mary - Department of Economics, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics of Management, Cornell University and Cornell University
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border enforcement, circular migration, family migration, labor shortages

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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
Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics of Management, Cornell University 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
Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics of Management, Cornell University, 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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Consequences of Offshoring to Developing Nations: Labor‐Market Outcomes, Welfare, and Corrective Interventions

Economic Inquiry, Vol. 58, Issue 1, pp. 209-224, 2020
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 14 May 2020
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis - Research Division, College of William and Mary - Department of Economics, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics of Management, Cornell University and Syracuse University - Department of Economics
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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 - Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics of Management, Cornell University, 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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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 Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics of Management, Cornell University

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

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Books Reviewed

Posted: 12 Jan 2003
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Geography, Oregon State University - Department of Applied Economics, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics of Management, Cornell University, 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

Posted: 10 Sep 2001
Nancy H. Chau
Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics of Management, Cornell University

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Illegal immigration, amnesty

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

Posted: 26 Oct 2000
Hamid Beladi and Nancy H. Chau
University of Texas at San Antonio - College of Business - Department of Economics and Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics of Management, Cornell University

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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
Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics of Management, Cornell University

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