What Are The Most Important Research Questions On The Economics Of Growth And Labour Markets In Low-Income Countries? Comments and Reflections [Paper by Haroon Bhorat - University of Cape Town]
This note concentrates on discrete aspects of the economic research challenges within the low income country (LIC) context. In addition, the focus is almost exclusively on microeconomic issues, and within that context, the microeconomic constraints on growth within the LIC sample. The author uses the Sub-Saharan African region partly as a tool of convenience, but also because this is where the world's poor and working poor are concentrated.
Section II outlines the concerns around survey data and the availability thereof in the SSA and LIC context. Section III suggests the need for a better and more nuanced modelling of LIC labour markets and the implication thereof for applied work. Section IV considers a series of research questions around the microeconomic constraints on economic growth. Section V concludes.
Bhorat, H. What Are The Most Important Research Questions On The Economics Of Growth And Labour Markets In Low-Income Countries? Comments and Reflections. Presented at First GLM/LIC workshop: Setting the Research Agenda, Paris, France, 30 January, 2012. (2012) 14 pp.