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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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    The Economics of Mainstreaming Climate Action

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Selma Mahfouz identify the risks and short-term costs associated with the energy transition over the next decade.
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    Killing Twitter

    Antara Haldar explains what Elon Musk fundamentally misunderstands about the platform – and about free speech.
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    The Napoleons of Big Tech

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    Recent events in the technology sector suggest that investors and lenders should be demanding a premium to cover the risk that a star entrepreneur will become an egomaniacal dictator. With each business cycle, it seems, old lessons must be relearned.

    sees in the industry’s harsh reckoning this year lessons that apparently can’t be learned often enough.
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    The Crypto Emperor’s New Clothes

    The collapse of several crypto platforms this year – including the spectacular crash of the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange, FTX – has raised fundamental questions about the credibility of a digital innovation once hailed as the key to democratizing finance. Has crypto finally been exposed as a scam, or will a new, stronger crypto industry emerge from the current turmoil?

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    The Climate Crisis Is Also a Health Crisis

    Seth Berkley & Werner Hoyer explain why global leaders must urgently introduce equitable pandemic-response mechanisms.
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    Rishi Sunak’s Daunting Challenge

    Chris Patten urges the UK prime minister to join the battle for the soul of the Conservative Party after a disastrous year.
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    Russia’s Financial Crisis Must Come Sooner

    Simon Johnson shows why a low price cap for the country’s crude exports would render the Kremlin’s war economy untenable.
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    QE with Chinese Characteristics?

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng urge China to use monetary policy to tackle some of the biggest challenges it faces.
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    Why Europe and Latin America Need Each Other

    Josep Borrell urges European Union and Latin American leaders to revive momentum toward a long-overdue trade agreement.

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