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Growth is the essential ingredient for sustained poverty reduction. The research program focuses on identifying the contribution of policies and institutional changes to the diversity in growth and aggregate economic performance around the world. Studies are organized around three broad themes: foundations of growth, macroeconomic stability and international finance, and governance and political economy. More »


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Deterring Kickbacks and Encouraging Entry in Public Procurement Markets: Evidence from Firm Surveys in 88 Developing Countries
Stephen Knack, Nataliya Biletska, and Kanishka Kacker
Working Paper 8078, May 2017

Predicting Conflict
Bledi Celiku and Aart Kraay
Working Paper 8075, May 2017

Industrial Policies vs Public Goods under Asymmetric Information
Constantino Hevia, Norman Loayza, and Claudia Meza-Cuadra
Working Paper 8052, May 2017

Consumption Smoothing and Shock Persistence: Optimal Simple Fiscal Rules for Commodity Exporters
Arthur Mendes and Steven Pennings
Working Paper 8035, April 2017

Entry and Exit, Multi-Product Firms, and Allocative Distortions
Roberto N. Fattal Jaef
Working Paper 8023, April 2017

Is There Enough Redistribution?
Maya Eden
Working Paper 8003, March 2017 | Blog

Impact of Oil Price Fluctuations on Financial Markets Since 2014
Ha Nguyen, Huong Nguyen, and Anh Pham
Working Paper 7957, January 2017

Long-Term Growth Scenarios for Bangladesh
Rishabh Sinha
Working Paper 7952, January 2017

Taxing the Good? Distortions, Misallocation, and Productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa
Xavier Cirera, Roberto N. Fattal Jaef, and Hibret B. Maemir
Working Paper 7949, January 2017

Caste System
Karla Hoff
Working Paper 7929, December 2016

Pass-through of Competitors' Exchange Rates to US Import and Producer Prices
Steven Pennings
Working Paper 7926, December 2016

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