Journal articles by the staff of the World Bank's Development Research Group. Please note that articles are often available only to journal subscribers.
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2017 Journal Articles
Henderson, J. Vernon, Adam Storeygard, and Uwe Deichmann. 2017. “Has climate change driven urbanization in Africa.” Journal of Development Economics 124 (1): 60-82, 2017, January.
2016 Journal Articles
Angelucci, M., and V. Di Maro. 2016. "Programme Evaluation and Spillover Effects." Journal of Development Effectiveness 8(1): 22-43.
Anginer, Deniz, Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Harry Huizinga, and Kebin Ma. 2016. “Corporate Governance and Bank Capitalization Strategies.” Journal of Financial Intermediation 26 (Issue C): 1-27.
Arnold, Jens Matthias, Beata Javorcik, Molly Lipscomb, and Aaditya Mattoo. 2016. “Services reform and manufacturing performance: Evidence from India.” Economic Journal 126 (590): 1–255.
Bastos, Paulo, and Odd Rune Straume. 2016. “Preschool education in Brazil: Does public supply crowd out private enrollment?” World Development 78, 496-510.
Barattieri, Alessandro, Ingo Borchert and Aaditya Mattoo. 2016. "Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions in Services: The Role of Policy and Industrial Structure." Canadian Journal of Economics 49(4), November.
Berg, Claudia N., Uwe Deichmann, Yishen Liu, and Harris Selod. 2016. “Transport Policies and Development.” Journal of Development Studies.
Bertho, Fabien, Ingo Borchert, and Aaditya Mattoo. 2016. "The trade-reducing effects of restrictions on liner shipping." Journal of Comparative Economics 44 (2): 231-42, May.
Borchert, Ingo, Batshur Gootiiz, Arti Grover Goswami, and Aaditya Mattoo. 2016. Services Trade Protection and Economic Isolation.” World Economy.
Bown, Chad P., and Jennifer A. Hillman. 2016. "Bird Flu, the OIE, and National Regulation: The WTO's India - Agricultural Products Dispute," World Trade Review 15 (2): 235-257, April.
Bruhn, Miriam, Gustavo Henrique de Andrade and David McKenzie. 2016. “A Helping Hand or the Long Arm of the Law? Experimental Evidence on what governments can do to formalize firms.” The World Bank Economic Review 30(1): 24-54.
Brune, Lasse, Xavier Gine, Jessica Goldberg and Dean Yang.2016. “Facilitating Savings for Agriculture: Field Experimental Evidence from Malawi.” Economic Development and Cultural Change 64(2): 187-220.
Calderon, Cesar, and Ha Nguyen. 2016. “The cyclical nature of fiscal policy in Sub-Saharan Africa.” Journal of African Economies 25 (4): 548-579.
Capuno, J. J., A. D. Kraft, S. Quimbo, C. R. Tan, Jr., and A. Wagstaff. 2016. “Effects of Price, Information, and Transactions Cost Interventions to Raise Voluntary Enrollment in a Social Health Insurance Scheme: A Randomized Experiment in the Philippines.” Health Econ 25(6): 650-62.
Cilliers, Jacobus, Oeindrila Dube, and Bilal Siddiqi. 2016. “Reconciling after civil conflict increases social capital but decreases individual wellbeing.” Science 352 (Issue 6287): 787–794.
Clarke, George, Yue Li and Lixin Colin Xu. 2016. “Business Environment, Economic Agglomeration, and Job Creation around the World.” Applied Economics, January.
Constantinescu, Cristina, Aaditya Mattoo, and Michele Ruta. 2016. "Trade Turbulence: China’s transition to a new growth path is contributing to trade volatility today and will shape trade opportunities tomorrow." Finance and Development 53(1) : 47-49.
Croke, Kevin. 2016. "Tools of Single Party Hegemony in Tanzania: Evidence from Surveys and Survey Experiments." Democratization, March.
Dang, Hai-Anh, and H. Rogers. 2016. “The Decision to Invest in Child Quality over Quantity: Household Size and Household Investment in Education in Vietnam.” The World Bank Economic Review 30 (1): 104-142.
Das, Jishnu, and Aakash Mohpal. 2016. “Socioeconomic Status and Quality of Care in Rural India: New Evidence from Provider and Household Surveys.” Health Affairs 35(10): 1764-1773, October.
Das, Jishnu, Abhijit Chowdhury, Reshmaan Hussam, and Abhijit V. Banerjee. 2016. “The impact of training informal health care providers in India: A randomized controlled trial.” Science 354 (Issue 6308), October.
Dasgupta, Susmita, Mainul Huq and David Wheeler. 2016. “Drinking Water Salinity and Infant Mortality in Coastal Bangladesh.” Water Economics and Policy 1(4). http://www.worldscientific.com/doi/pdf/10.1142/S2382624X1650003X?src=recsys
De Andrade Gustavo Henrique, Miriam Bruhn, and David McKenzie. 2016. “A Helping Hand or the Long Arm of the Law? Experimental Evidence on what governments can do to formalize firms.” The World Bank Economics Review 30(1): 24-54.
Deichmann, Uwe, Aparajita Goyal, and Deepak Mishra. 2016. "Will digital technologies transform agriculture in developing countries?" Agricultural Economics 47 (S1): 21-33.
Del Carpio, Ximena, Norman Loayza, and Tomoko Wada. 2016. “The Impact of Conditional Cash Transfers on the Amount and Type of Child Labor.” World Development 80 (Issue C): 33-47.
de Mel, Suresh, Dammika Herath, David McKenzie, and Yuvraj Pathak. 2016. “Radio frequency (un)identification: results from a proof-of-concept trial of the use of RFID technology to measure microenterprise turnover in Sri Lanka.” Development Engineering 1: 4-11.
De Weerdt, Joachim, K. Beegle, J. Friedman, and J. Gibson. 2016. “The challenge of measuring hunger through survey.” Economic Development and Cultural Change 64(4): 727-758.
Do, Quy-Toan, A. A. Levchenko, and C. Raddatz. 2016. “Comparative Advantage, International Trade, and Fertility.” Journal of Development Economics 119: 48-66, March.
Dollar, David, Tatjana Kleineberg , and Aart Kraay. 2016. “Growth still is good for the poor.” European Economic Review 81: 68–85, January.
Duggan, Mark, Craig Garthwaite, and Aparajita Goyal. 2016. "Market Impacts of Pharmaceutical Product Patents in Developing Countries: Evidence from India." American Economic Review 106(1): 99-135, January.
Eden, Maya. 2016. “Excessive Financing Costs in a Representative Agent Framework.” American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics 8(2): 215-237, April.
Fernald, L.C., E. Galasso, J. Qamruddin, C. Ranaivoson, L. Ratsifandrihamanana, C.P. Stewart, and A.M. Weber. 2016. “A Cluster-randomized, Controlled Trial of Nutritional Supplementation and Promotion of Responsive Parenting in Madagascar: The MAHAY Study Design and Rationale. BMC Public Health 16(1): 466.
Fernandes, Ana, Freund, C. and M. Pierola . 2016. “Exporter Behavior, Country Size and Stage of Development: Evidence from the Exporter Dynamics Database.” Journal of Development Economics 119: 121-137.
Ferreira, Francisco, S. Chen, A. Dabalen, Y. Dikhanov, N. Hamadeh, D. Jolliffe,
A. Narayan, E. Prydz, Ana Revenga, P. Sangraula, U. Serajuddin and N. Yoshida. 2016. “A Global Count of the Extreme Poor in 2012: Data Issues, Methodology and Initial Results.” Journal of Economic Inequality 14(2): 141-172.
Fukase, Emiko, and Will Martin. 2016. “Who Will Feed China in the 21st Century? Income Growth and the Demand and Supply for Food in China.” Journal of Agricultural Economics 67(1): 3-23.
Gao Nan, Cheryl X. Long, and L. Colin Xu. 2016.“Housing Prices and Standing Committee of China.” Review of Development Economics 20 (Issue 1): 1-13, February.
Gonzalez, Laura, Caio Piza, Linnet Taylor, Tulio Cravo and Samer Abdelnour. 2016. "The Impacts of Business Support Services for Small and Medium Enterprises on Firm Performance in Low-and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review." Campbell Systematic Reviews 12(1), January 4, 2016.
Gootiiz, Batshur, and Aaditya Mattoo. 2016. "Regionalism in Services: A Study of ASEAN." The World Economy.
Groh, Matthew, Nandini Krishnan, David McKenzie, and Tara Vishwanath. 2016. “The impact of soft skills training on female youth employment: Evidence from a randomized experiment in Jordan.” IZA Journal of Labor and Development 5:9.
Henrique de Andrade, Gustavo, Miriam Bruhn, and David McKenzie. 2016. "A Helping Hand or the Long Arm of the Law? Experimental Evidence on What Governments Can Do to Formalize Firms." World Bank Econonic Review 30 (1): 24-54
Hoff, Karla, and Joseph E. Stiglitz. 2016. “Striving for balance in economics: Towards a theory of the social determination of behavior.” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 126, Part B: 25-57.
Jacoby, Hanan G. 2016. “Food prices, wages, and welfare in rural India.” Economic Inquiry 54(1): 159-176.
Jakiela, P. and Owen Ozier. 2015. "Does Africa Need a Rotten Kin Theorem? Experimental Evidence from Village Economies." The Review of Economic Studies 83 (1): 231-26.
Jamasb, Tooraj, Rabindra Nepal, and Govinda R. Timilsina. “A Quarter Century Effort Yet to Come of Age: A Survey of Electricity Sector Reform in Developing Countries.” The Energy Journal 38 (3).
Jolliffe, Dean, and Espen Prydz. 2016. “Estimating International Poverty Lines from Comparable National Thresholds.” Journal of Economic Inequality 14(2): 185-198.
Kee, Hiau Looi, and H. Tang. 2016. “Domestic Value Added in Exports: Theory and Firm Evidence from China.” American Economic Review 106(6): 1402-1436.
Kondylis, Florence, Valerie Mueller, Glenn Sheriff, and Siyao Zhud. 2016. "Do Female Instructors Reduce Gender Bias in Diffusion of Sustainable Land Management Techniques? Experimental Evidence from Mozambique." World Development 28: 436-449, February.
Kraay, Aart, and Peter Murrell. 2016. “Misunderestimating Corruption.” Review of Economics and Statistics 98(3): 455-466, July.
Lakner, Christoph, and Milanovic Branko. 2016. “Global Income Distribution: From the Fall of the Berlin Wall to the Great Recession.” World Bank Economic Review 30(2): 203-232.
Lederman, Daniel, and Guido Porto. 2016. "The Price Is Not Always Right: On the Impacts of Commodity Prices on Households (and Countries)." World Bank Research Observer 31 (1): 168-197.
Loayza, Norman, and Jamele Rigolini. 2016. “The Local Impact of Mining on Poverty and Inequality: Evidence from the Commodity Boom in Peru.” World Development 84 (Issue C): 219-234.
Lu, Yi, Huihua Xie, and L. Colin Xu. 2016. “Telecom Externality on Migration: Evidence from Chinese Villages.” China Economic Review.
McKenzie, David, and David Groh. 2016. “Macroinsurance for microenterprises: A randomized experiment in post-revolution Egypt.” Journal of Development Economics 118: 13-25.
McKenzie, David, Emily Beam and Dean Yang. 2016. “Unilateral Facilitation Does Not Raise International Labor Migration from the Philippines.” Economic Development and Cultural Change 64(2): 323-68.
McKenzie, David, Nabila Assaf and Ana Paula Cusolito. 2016. “The Demand for, and Impact of, Youth Internships: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Yemen.” IZA Journal of Labor and Development 5(1).
Nose, Manabu, and Futoshi Yamauchi. 2016. “Long-term Impacts of Global Food Crisis on Production Decisions: Evidence from Farm Investments in Indonesia.” Journal of Development Studies 52: 1665-1683, May.
Otsuka, Keijiro, Yanyan Liu, and Futoshi Yamauchi. 2016. “The Future of Small Farms in Asia.” Development Policy Review 34: 441–461.
Otsuka, Keijiro, Yanyan Liu, and Futoshi Yamauchi. 2016. “Growing Advantage of Large Farms in Asia and Its Implications for Global Food Security.” Global Food Security 11: 5-10, December.
Ozden, Caglar, and Christopher Parsons. 2016. “On the Economic Geography of International Migration.” World Economy 39(4): 478-95.
Piza, Caio, and André Portela Souza. 2016. “The Causal Impacts of Child Labor Law in Brazil: Some Preliminary Findings.” The World Bank Economic Review, Supplement Article. April.
Piza, Caio, and Mauricio José Serpa Barros de Moura. 2016. "The effect of a land titling programme on households’ access to credit." Journal of Development Effectiveness 8(1): 129-155, January.
Serven, Luis, and Anton Korinek. 2016. “Undervaluation through foreign reserve accumulation: Static losses, dynamic gains.” Journal of International Money and Finance 64: 104-136.
Smets, Lodewijk, and Stephen Knack. 2016. “World Bank Lending and the Quality of Economic Policy.” Journal of Development Studies 52(1): 72-91.
Steinbuks, J., and T. Hertel. 2016. “Confronting the Food-Energy-Environment Trilemma: Global Land Use in the Long Run.” Environmental and Resource Economics 63(3): 545-570.
Sun, X., X. Liu, Q. Sun, W. Yip, A. Wagstaff, and Q. Meng. 2016. “The Impact of a Pay-for-Performance Scheme on Prescription Quality in Rural China.” Health Econ 25 (6):706-22.
Timilsina, Govinda R., and Mike Toman, 2016. “Potential Gains from Expanding Regional Electricity Trade in South Asia.” Energy Economics 60: 6-14, November.
Timilsina, Govinda R. 2016. “Will global convergence of per-capita emissions lead the way to meeting the UNFCCC goal?” Carbon Management, May
Timilsina, Govinda R., and Kalim Shah . 2016. “Filling the Gaps: Policy Supports and Interventions for Scaling up Renewable Energy Development in Small Island Developing States.” Energy Policy 98: 653-62, November.
Timilsina, Govinda, Dusan Drabik and Harry de Gorter. 2016. “Producing Biodiesel from Soybeans in Zambia: An Economic Analysis.” Food Policy 59: 103–109.
Timilsina, Govinda, Gal Hochman and Iryna Fedets. 2016. “Understanding Energy Efficiency Barriers in Ukraine: Insights from a Survey of Commercial and Industrial Firms.” Energy 106: 203-211.
Toman, Michael, Benjamin K Sovacool and Morgan Bazilian. 2016. “Paradigms and Poverty in Global Energy Policy: Research Needs for Achieving Universal Energy Access.” Environmental Research Letters.
Toman, Michael, Fisher-Vanden, Karen, Yong Hu, Gary Jefferson, and Michael T. Rock. 2016. “Factors Influencing Energy Intensity in Four Chinese Industries.” Energy Journal, Special China Issue.
Toman, Michael, and Alexander Golub. 2016. “Climate Change, Industrial Transformation, and ‘Development Traps.” Environment and Resource Economics 63 (2): 249-263.
Wagstaff, Adam, Daniel Cotlear, Patrick Hoang-Vu Eozenou, and Leander R. Buisman. 2016. “Measuring progress towards universal health coverage: with an application to 24 developing countries.” Oxford Review of Economic Policy 32 (1):147-189.
Wagstaff, Adam, H. T. Nguyen, H. Dao, and S. Bales. 2016. “Encouraging Health Insurance for the Informal Sector: A Cluster Randomized Experiment in Vietnam.” Health Economics 25 (6): 663-74.
Wang, Xiaobing, Futoshi Yamauchi, and Jikun Huang. 2016. “Rising wages, Mechanization, and the Substitution between Capital and Labor: Evidence from Small Scale Farm System in China.” Agricultural Economics 47: 309–317.
Wang, Xiaobing, Futoshi Yamauchi, Keijiro Otsuka, and Jikun Huang. 2016. “Wage Growth, Landholding, and Mechanization in Chinese Agriculture.” World Development 86: 30-45.
Xu, L. Colin, and Jing Zhang. 2016. “Water Quality and Education in a Brawn-Based Economy: The Rural Drinking Water Program in China.” Journal of Development Economics.
Xu, L. Colin. 2016. “Cheung, Becker, and Marriage.” Man and the Economy 3 (Issue 1): 65-76.
Yamauchi, Futoshi. 2016. “Rising Real Wages, Mechanization and Growing Advantage of Large Farms: Evidence from Indonesia.” Food Policy 58: 62-69.
Yamauchi, Futoshi. 2016. “The Effects of Improved Roads on Wages and Employment: Evidence from Rural Labor Markets in Indonesia.” Journal of Development Studies 52: 1046-1061.