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
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.
This article investigates absenteeism among teachers and healthcare workers in many developing countries, and finds it to be a considerable problem.
Cost of Labour Regulation in India Innovative Research on the Cost of Labor Regulations
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.
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.