Prof. Dr. Nancy Chau

Research themes
  • Science Policy
  • Renewable energy
  • Land, water, food and energy
  • Innovation, knowledge and science policy
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Professor - Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (US)

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Randall Akee, Arnab Basu, Arjun Bedi and Nancy Chau. 2014. Transnational Trafficking, Law Enforcement, and Victim Protection: A Middleman Traffickers' Perspective. Journal of Law and Economics, 57: 349-386.


Nancy Chau and Ravi Kanbur. 2013. On Footloose Industries and Labor Disputes with Endogenous Information Asymmetry. Review of Development Economics, 17: 319-341.
Nancy Chau, Rolf Fare and Shawna Grosskopf. 2013. Trade Restrictiveness and Polllution -- A Directional Distance Function Approach. Journal of Public Economic Theory, 15: 25-52.


Arnab Basu, Nancy Chau and Zahra Siddique. 2012. Tax Evasion, Minimum Wage Non-Compliance and Informality. Research in Labor Economics, 34: 1-53.


Nancy Chau and Rolf Fare. 2011. Shadow Pricing Market Access: A Trade Benefit Function Approach. Journal of Economic Theory, 146: 1631-1663.
Nancy Chau and Weiwen Zhang. 2011. Harnessing the Forces of Urban Expansion: The Public Economics of Land Development Allowance. Land Economics, 87: 488-507.


Arnab Basu, Nancy Chau and Ravi Kanbur. 2010. Turning a Blind Eye: Costly Enforcement, Credible Commitment and Minimum Wage Laws. Economic Journal, 120: 244-269.


Arnab Basu, Nancy Chau, Ravi Kanbur. 2009. A Theory of Employment Gaurantees: Contestability, Credibility and Distributional Concerns. Journal of Public Economics, 93: 482-497.
Randall Akee, Arnab Basu, Arjun Bedi, and Nancy Chau. 2009. Combating Trafficking in Women and Children: A Review of International and National Legislation, Co-ordination Failures and Perverse Economic Incentives. The Protection Project Journal of Human Rights and Civil Society, 2: 1-24.


Chau, N. and A. Basu. 2007. An Exploration of the Worst Forms of Child Labor: Is Redemption a Viable Option?. In: K. Anthony Appiah and M. Brunzl (eds.): Buying Freedom: The Ethics and Economics of Slave Redemption. Princeton University Press. 37-77. Further Information


Chau, N., Basu, A. and Grote, U.. 2006. Eco-labeling and Strategic Rivalry in Export Markets. In: Arnab Basu, Nancy Chau and Ulrike Grote (eds.) (eds.): New Frontiers in Environmental and Social Labeling. New York: Physica Verlag. 111- 132.
Chau, N., Basu, A. and Grote, U.. 2006. New Frontiers in Environmental and Social Labeling. Phsyica Verlag, Heidelberg.


Chau, N. and A. Basu. 2004. Exploitation of Child Labor and the Dynamics of Debt Bondage. Journal of Economic Growth, 9: 209-238.


Chau, N. and A. Basu. 2003. Eco-Labeling and Stages of Development. Review of Development Economics, 7(2): 228-247.
Chau, N. and A. Basu. 2003. Targeting Child Labor in Debt Bondage: Evidence, Theory and Policy. World Bank Economic Review, 17: 255-281.


Chau, N., Baus, A. and Grote, U.. 2002. Labor Standards, Social Labels and the Post-Uruguay Round of the WTO. In: Ramesh Adhikari, Prema-Chandra (eds.): Developing Countries in the World Trading System - The Uruguay Round and Beyond. The Asian Development Bank, Manila.


Arnab Basu, Nancy Chau, Ravi Kanbur. Contractual Dualism, Market Power and Informality. Economic Journal, .

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