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John Gibson

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Fiscal‐food policies are likely misinformed by biased price elasticities from household surveys: evidence from Melanesia

Fiscal‐food policies use taxes to alter relative food prices so as to change diets and are suggested for reducing non‐communicable diseases in the Pacific. Price elasticity estimates used by advocates of fiscal‐food policies are often biased and may make policy makers too optimistic about small...
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Development impacts of seasonal and temporary migration: a review of evidence from the Pacific and Southeast Asia

Abstract: Seasonal and temporary migration programs are widely used around the world, yet there is scant evidence as to their development impacts. Absent such evidence, it is difficult to evaluate whether the proliferation of temporary worker programs in recent years is a useful development. This...
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Development impacts of seasonal and temporary migration: a review of evidence from the Pacific and Southeast Asia

Seasonal and temporary migration programsare widely used around the world, yet there is scant evidence as to their development impacts. Absent such evidence, it is difficult to evaluate whether the proliferation of temporary worker programs in recent years is a useful development. This article reviews...