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M. Niaz Asadullah

M. Niaz Asadullah

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M. Niaz Asadullah, Professor of Development Economics at Monash University Malaysia, is Head of the Southeast Asia cluster of the Global Labor Organization.

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  1. Asia’s Captive Market for Migrant Labor
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    Asia’s Captive Market for Migrant Labor

    Sep 27, 2022 M. Niaz Asadullah highlights how an entrenched alliance of politicians, bureaucrats, and business elites is exploiting workers.

  2. Gender-Equal Education Is About More Than Access
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    Gender-Equal Education Is About More Than Access

    Jul 29, 2022 M. Niaz Asadullah considers what role faith-based schools should play in achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

  3. Southeast Asia's Migrant Labor Dilemma
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    Southeast Asia's Migrant Labor Dilemma

    Nov 23, 2021 M. Niaz Asadullah shows how a new Australian visa program highlights the long-term challenges facing agriculture in the region.

  4. The Benefits of Bottom-Up Entrepreneurship
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    The Benefits of Bottom-Up Entrepreneurship

    Jun 14, 2021 M. Niaz Asadullah & Mishkatur Rahman tout Bangladesh’s technology-aided development as a model for other Asian and African countries to emulate.

  5. The Social Returns of Ending Son Bias
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    The Social Returns of Ending Son Bias

    Feb 26, 2021 M. Niaz Asadullah, et al. show how investing in girls' education can reduce pre- and postnatal sex selection in emerging Asian economies.

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    Will Crypto Survive?

    Kenneth Rogoff assesses the strategies regulators could adopt in the aftermath of the FTX debacle.
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    Done With Deglobalization?

    Michael Spence sees reason to hope that the scales may soon tip back from international confrontation to cooperation.
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    The Unbearable Uselessness of Crypto

    Andrés Velasco explains why FTX's collapse should sink a hyped-up lie bobbing on an ocean of libertarian technobabble.
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    Is Germany Sick Again?

    Hans-Werner Sinn pours cold water on the fantasy that European economies can weather gas shortages with minimal pain.
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    America's Silent Progressive Majority

    Joseph E. Stiglitz

    Now that the American electorate appears to have rejected Republican extremism, many will argue that US President Joe Biden and the Democrats should tack right to capture centrist voters. But this would be a mistake, given where voters' preferences increasingly lie.

    considers what the midterm election results indicate about voters' real priorities.
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    Big Tech Gets Derailed

    Jonathan Levy traces the origins of the sector's recent turmoil to the nineteenth-century rise of the corporation.
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    Will the West Give in to Russia?

    From soaring inflation to a deepening energy crisis, the United States and Europe are facing no shortage of economic challenges, and Russia’s war against Ukraine – and the sanctions imposed in response to it – bears much of the blame. As Russia launches new rounds of missile attacks, we asked PS commentators what the West should be doing for Ukraine – and how likely it is to do it.

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    The Techno-Feudal Method to Musk’s Twitter Madness

    Yanis Varoufakis explains that the issue is neither vanity nor public service, but rather the need to acquire cloud capital.
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    The Case for Mandating Climate-Risk Disclosure

    Timothy Meyer, et al. defend the legal and economic justification for the US Securities and Exchange Commission's proposed new rule.

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