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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 »


Working Papers

Taxation without Representation? Experimental Evidence from Ghana and Uganda on Citizen Action toward Taxes, Oil, and Aid
Brandon de la Cuesta, Helen V. Milner, Daniel Nielson, and Stephen Knack
Working Paper 8137, July 2017

Approximating Income Distribution Dynamics Using Aggregate Data
Aart Kraay and Roy van der Weide
Working Paper 8123, June 2017

Employment Multipliers over the Business Cycle
Ha Nguyen and Jiaming Soh
Working Paper 8105, June 2017

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

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