Dr. Azimi attends two-day long Asian Development Bank Institute’s Workshop on Labor Income Share in Asia: “Conceptual Issues, Drivers, and Policy Implications” on June 12th& June 13th at the Asian Development Bank Institute in Tokyo

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June 12 & 13, 2018: It was an honor for Dr. Rahim Azimi, the First Secretary of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, to attend the Asian Development Bank Institute’s Workshop on Labor Income Share in Asia: “Conceptual Issues, Drivers, and Policy Implications” on June 12th& June 13th at the Asian Development Bank Institute in Tokyo. Accordingly, Dr. Azimi had the who is the recipient of the Institute for the Study of Labor’s IZA Price in Labor Economics of 2014.

By using theoretical research and policy-relevant empirical studies, Professor Fields prepared a wonderful conference to understand the drivers of the labor income shares in Asian countries, the measurement issues of labor income share, and the mechanisms and impacts of change in labor income share on income inequality. Dr. Azimi was fascinated with the by expert- and scholar-led discussions, debates, and workshops at the conference and sincerely thanked Professor Fields for his great efforts to create such opportunity. Furthermore, Dr Azimi offered words of gratitude from the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and its people towards Prof. Fields and the Asian Development Bank Institute for their initiative and forward-looking perception to address labor income share issues in Asian countries such as Afghanistan. In return, Prof. Fields thanked Dr. Azimi for attending the conference and ensured the continuous collaboration between the Asian Development Bank and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

In addition to the attending experts and scholars, Dr. Azimi had the pleasure of meeting Research Economist Saumik Paul from the Asian Development Bank, and several distinguished guests from Embassies of Asian countries also being interested in learning more about labour income share in Asia.