Research on South Asia

This page brings together our recommendations for the latest research in South Asia.

Where do you get your information about South Asia? If you have a news source, podcast, blog, or articles, books or websites that you recommend, whether in English or another language, email Jillian at jrs7 (at) williams (dot) edu and we'll put it up!

Our Latest Recommendations

Required Reading: “The Miracle of Microfinance? Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation”

This article from Banerjee, Duflo, Glennerster and Kinnan adds to the evidence of the sometimes underwhelming effects of microcredit as a way to get people out of poverty. It has been assigned as required reading in the Program Evaluation course, one of the spring CDE electives.

Full Article: “Missing in Action: Teacher and Health Worker Absence in Developing Countries”

This article investigates absenteeism among teachers and healthcare workers in many developing countries, and finds it to be a considerable problem.

Article: The Cost of Labor Regulations in India

Cost of Labour Regulation in India Innovative Research on the Cost of Labor Regulations

Podcast: Vietnam’s Economic Revolution

In this episode of Dollar and Sense from Brookings, David Dollar interviews “one of the heroines of Vietnam’s economic reforms.” Madamae Pham Chi Lan is the former secretary general of Vietnam’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Here, she discusses Vietnam’s development to date and the next steps she sees the country needing to take.

Audio: “All about the Trans-Pacific Partnership”

In this episode of “Dollar and Sense,” David Dollar hosts Mieya Solis of Brookings for a discussion about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), from its inception to its possible future.

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