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ILO Research Paper series

ILO Research Papers promote evidence-based analysis of policies that help improve employment and social outcomes. Submissions, of 8,000 to 10,000 words, should be sent to the editorial board for internal and external peer review.


  1. ILO Research paper No. 2

    Macroeconomic policy advice and the Article IV consultations: A Development perspective

    Islam, Iyanatul; Ahmed, Ishraq; Roy, Rathin; Ramos, Raquel

    The paper undertakes a content analysis of 2009-2010 IMF Article IV consultations for a sample of 30 low-income and 20 middle-income countries and points out that insufficient attention have been given to employment generation, poverty reduction and expansion of social protection

  2. ILO Research Paper No. 1

    Income Inequality, Redistribution and Poverty: Contrasting rational choice and behavioural perspectives

    Luebker, Malte

    This paper revisits the relationship between inequality and redistribution. The findings challenge the narrow concept of rational choice and points towards fairness orientations, which is emphasized in behavioural economics for a better understanding of redistributive outcomes.