Social Protection

  • Books

International Trade and Labor Standards: A Proposal for Linkage (with Christian Barry)
New York, Columbia University Press, 2008

Threat Effects and Trade: Wage Discipline through Product Market Competition” (with Arindrajit Dube) 
Journal of Globalization and Development, Volume 4, Issue 2 (March 2014), pp. 213–252. 

Death in China: Life Expectancy and Economic Reforms
New Left Review, Volume 45, 2007, pp. 49-65.

International Debt: The Constructive Implications of Some Moral Mathematics
Ethics and International Affairs, Volume 21, pp. 81-98, 2007.

International Trade and Labor Standards: A Proposal for Linkage (with Christian Barry)
Cornell International Law Journal, Vol. 39, No. 3, 2007, pp. 545-639.

Peer and Partner Review: A Practical Approach to Achieving the Millennium Development Goals (with Antoine Heuty)
Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp. 399-420, 2005.

Developing Just Monetary Arrangements
Ethics and International Affairs, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp. 81-93, 2003.

An Independent Press Working Against Famine: The Nigerian Experience
Journal of Modern African Studies, 1988 # 2.

Beyond the State vs. the Market
Development, September 1997.

Entitlements and Capabilities (with Adel Daoud)

Forthcoming in Handbook of the Capability Approach. 

International Trade as a Means to Diverse Ends: Development, Workers, the Environment, and Global Public Goods
Published as a Foreword in Trade in the Service of Sustainable Development, edited by Olivier De Schutter, 2015, pp. V-XVI.

Safety Nets for the Poor: A Missing International Dimension?
In Pro-Poor Macroeconomics: Potential and Limitations, ed. G.A. Cornia, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006, pp. 144-165.

Globalization, Labor Markets and Social Outcomes in Developing Countries
In Understanding Globalization, Employment and Poverty Reduction , ed. Marco Vivarelli and Eddy Lee, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005, pp. 309-326.

A Rising Tide of Demands: India's Public Institutions and the Democratic Revolution
in Public Institutions in India: Performance and Design, ed. Devesh Kapur and Pratap Bhanu Mehta. New Delhi, Oxford University Press, 2005, pp. 457-475.

Comment on “Trade Liberalization, FDI and Income Inequality” by Professor Giovanni Andrea Cornia
in Understanding Globalization, Employment and Poverty Reduction, ed. Marco Vivarelli and Eddy Lee, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005, pp. 208-210

The Impact of Adjustment Related Social Funds on Income Distribution and Poverty (with Giovanni Andrea Cornia)
in Inequality, Growth and Poverty in an Era of Liberalization and Globalization, ed. G.A. Cornia , Oxford University Press, 2004, pp. 271-294.

Strategies of Social Provision: Key Design Issues
in Social Provision in Low-Income Countries ed. G.Mwabu, C.Ugaz and G.White, Oxford University Press, 2001, pp. 101-122.

From Principles to Practice: A Method for Identifying Income Sufficiency when Applying International Legal Standards

Working Paper for ILO Social Protection Department, 2018. 

Pro-Poor Macroeconomic Policy: Lessons from the Asia-Pacific Region.
UNDP Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific, 2008: 39.

Financing Basic Social Services”, (with J. Harrington and C.Porter) 
in Choices for the Poor: Lessons from National Poverty Strategies, ed. A. Grinspun, New York: UNDP, 2001, pp. 173-202

Social Funds in Developing Countries: Recent Experiences and Lessons
Unicef Staff Working Paper, 1998.

The Role and Reform of the State (with Anthony Pereira)
Discussion paper of the Office of Development Studies, United Nations Development Programme,1998.

User Financing of Basic Social Services: Theory and Experiences (with Jan Vandemoortele)
Unicef Staff Working Paper, 1996.

Social Safety Nets in Latin America and East Asia: A Comparative Study
Paper prepared for the World Bank, 1994.

Warning Signs from Africa?

The New Internationalist, July 1st, 2018. 

Labour Accounts for a Small Proportion of Overall Unit Cost
Financial Times, 22nd July, 2013.

Underwriting the Poor (with Olivier De Schutter)
Project Syndicate, June 6th, 2012.

Bankers Pay: What Economics Has to Say
Triple Crisis, July 19th, 2010.

Alternative Ways to Link Trade with Labour Standards (with Christian Barry)
Financial Times, 2nd June, 2007.

False Dilemma of the Sweatshop (with Christian Barry)
Financial Times, 24th July, 2006.

Promoting Poor Countries’ Interests in the International Trading System: A Proposal (with Christian Barry)
Economic Times (India), December 8th 2005.

Pareto Improving International Labor Standards Agreements: A Simple Model
Working Paper (2006).

Bargaining and Distribution: Essays on International Integration and National Regulation
PhD Thesis, Harvard University, August, 2000