Brian McCaig is an Associate Professor of Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada. Prior to joining WLU in 2012, Dr. McCaig was a Lecturer and Research Fellow in the Research School of Economics at the Australian National University. He has also worked as a consultant for the World Bank and the International Food Policy Research Institute. His research explores how households, workers, and firms respond to globalization in low-income countries, with a focus on Vietnam. His research has been published in top academic journals, including the Journal of International Economics and the American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings.
Established in 1998 in Bonn, Germany, IZA is an independent, non-profit research institution supported by the Deutsche Post Foundation with a focus on the analysis of global labour markets. It operates an international network of about 1,500 economists and researchers spanning across more than 50 countries.
Based on academic excellence and an ambitious publication strategy, IZA serves as a place of communication between academic science and political practice.
The Department of International Development (DFID) leads the UK's work to end extreme poverty. We're ending the need for aid by creating jobs, unlocking the potential of girls and women and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit.
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