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Policy Research Working Papers by Research Department 2013

The Policy Research Working Paper Series disseminates findings of work in progress to encourage the exchange of ideas about development issues. These papers were produced by the staff and consultants of the Development Research Group.

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2013 

Intrinsic Motivation, Effort and the Call to Public Service
Sheheryar Banuri and Philip Keefer, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6729, December 2013

Can Subjective Questions on Economic Welfare Be Trusted? Evidence for Three Developing Countries
Martin Ravallion, Kristen Himelein, Kathleen Beegle, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6726, December 2013

The Benefits of Solar Home Systems: An Analysis from Bangladesh
Hussain A. Samad, Shahidur R. Khandker, M. Asaduzzaman, and Mohammad Yunus, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6724, December 2013

The Impact of High School Financial Education: Experimental Evidence from Brazil
Miriam Bruhn, Luciana de Souza Leão, Arianna Legovini, Rogelio Marchetti, and Bilal Zia, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6723, December 2013

Clean-Development Investments: An Incentive-Compatible CGE Modeling Framework
Christoph Böhringer, Thomas F. Rutherford, and Marco Springmann, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6720, December 2013

Global Income Distribution: From the Fall of the Berlin Wall to the Great Recession
Christoph Lakner and Branko Milanovic, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6719, December 2013

Size and Age of Establishments: Evidence from Developing Countries
Meghana Ayyagari, Asli Demirguc-Kunt, and Vojislav Maksimovic, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6718, November 2013

Decentralized Beneficiary Targeting in Large-Scale Development Programs: Insights from the Malawi Farm Input Subsidy Program
Talip Kilic, Edward Whitney, and Paul Winters, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6713, November 2013

Getting Incentives Right : An Impact Evaluation of District Hospital Capitation Payment in Vietnam
Ha Thi Hong Nguyen, Sarah Bales, Adam Wagstaff, and Huyen Dao, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6709, November 2013

Business Environment, Economic Agglomeration and Job Creation around the World
George Clarke, Yue Li, and Lixin Colin Xu, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6706, November 2013

Strengthening Economic Rights and Women’s Occupational Choice: The Impact of Reforming Ethiopia’s Family Law
Mary Hallward-Driemeier and Ousman Gajigo, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6695, November 2013

Incentives and Teacher Effort: Further Evidence from a Developing Country
Hai-Anh H. Dang and Elizabeth M. King, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6694, November 2013

Unilateral Facilitation Does Not Raise International Labor Migration from the Philippines
Emily Beam, David McKenzie, and Dean Yang, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6689, November 2013

Market Facilitation by Local Government and Firm Efficiency: Evidence from China
Robert Cull, Lixin Colin Xu, Xi Yang, Li-An Zhou, and Tian Zhu, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6688, November 2013

A Systemic Analysis of Land Markets and Land Institutions in West African Cities: Rules and Practices--The Case of Bamako, Mali
Alain Durand-Lasserve, Maÿlis Durand-Lasserve, and Harris Selod, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6687, November 2013

The Organization of Political Parties and the Politics of Bureaucratic Reform
Cesi Cruz and Philip Keefer, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6686, November 2013

Banking in Africa
Thorsten Beck and Robert Cull, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6684, October 2013

A Conceptual Model of Incomplete Markets and the Consequences for Technology Adoption Policies in Ethiopia
Donald F. Larson and Daniel Zerfu Gurara, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6681, October 2013

Dynamic Climate Policy with Both Strategic and Non-Strategic Agents: Taxes Versus Quantities
Larry Karp, Sauleh Siddiqui, and Jon Strand, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6679, October 2013

Dissecting Foreign Bank Lending Behavior During the 2008-2009 Crisis
Moon Jung Choi, Eva Gutierrez, and Maria Soledad Martinez Peria, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6674, October 2013

Is Workfare Cost-Effective against Poverty in a Poor Labor-Surplus Economy?
Rinku Murgai, Martin Ravallion, and Dominique van de Walle, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6673, October 2013

Admission Is Free Only If Your Dad Is Rich! Distributional Effects of Corruption in Schools in Developing Countries
M. Shahe Emran, Asadul Islam, and Forhad Shilpi, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6671, October 2013

How Much Is the Amazon Worth? The State of Knowledge Concerning the Value of Preserving Amazon Rainforests
Peter H. May, Britaldo Silveira Soares-Filho, and Jon Strand, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6668, October 2013

The Connection Between Wall Street and Main Street: Measurement and Implications for Monetary Policy
Alessandro Barattieri, Maya Eden, Dalibor Stevanovic, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6667, October 2013

Estimating the Effects of Credit Constraints on Productivity of Peruvian Agriculture
Tiemen Woutersen and Shahidur R. Khandker, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6658, October 2013

Political Budget Cycles and the Organization of Political Parties
Marek Hanusch and Philip Keefer, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6654, October 2013

Promises, Promises: Vote-Buying and the Electoral Mobilization Strategies of Non-Credible Politicians
Marek Hanusch and Philip Keefer, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6653, October 2013

Demand Collapse or Credit Crunch to Firms? Evidence from the World Bank’s Financial Crisis Survey in Eastern Europe
Ha Nguyen and Rong Qian, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6651, October 2013

Up in Smoke? Agricultural Commercialization, Rising Food Prices and Stunting in Malawi
Benjamin Wood, Carl Nelson, Talip Kilic, and Siobhan Murray, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6650, October 2013

Telecommunications Externality on Migration: Evidence from Chinese Villages
Yi Lu, Huihua Xie, and Lixin Colin Xu, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6644, October 2013

Islamic Finance and Financial Inclusion: Measuring Use of and Demand for Formal Financial Services among Muslim Adults
Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Leora Klapper, and Douglas Randall, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6642, October 2013

Civil Conflict and Firm Performance: Evidence from Côte d'Ivoire
Leora Klapper, Christine Richmond, and Trang Tran, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6640, October 2013

Valuing Global Public Goods: A European Delphi Stated Preference Survey of Population Willingness to Pay for Amazon Rainforest Preservation
Ståle Navrud and Jon Strand, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6637, October 2013

How Does Corporate Governance affect Bank Capitalization Strategies?
Deniz Anginer, Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Harry Huizinga, and Kebin Ma, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6636, October 2013

From Pawn Shops to Banks: The Impact of Formal Credit on Informal Households
Claudia Ruiz, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6634, October 2013

Financial Inclusion and the Role of the Post Office
Jose Anson, Alexandre Berthaud, Leora Klapper, and Dorothe Singer, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6630, October 2013

Addressing Household Air Pollution: A Case Study in Rural Madagascar
Susmita Dasgupta, Paul Martin, and Hussain A. Samad, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6627, September 2013

A New Index of the Business Environment for Microfinance
Robert Cull, Sergio Navajas, Ippei Nishida, and Renate Zeiler, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6625, September 2013

Toward a Conceptual Framework for the Knowledge Bank
Laura Chioda, Augusto de la Torre, and William F. Maloney, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6623, September 2013

Microfinance and Moneylenders: Long-run Effects of MFIs on Informal Credit Market in Bangladesh
Claudia Berg, M. Shahe Emran, and Forhad Shilpi, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6619, September 2013

Private Tutoring in Vietnam: A Review of Current Issues and its Major Correlates
Hai-Anh H. Dang, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6618, September 2013

Women's Legal Rights over 50 years: What is the Impact of Reform?
Mary Hallward-Driemeier, Tazeen Hasan, and Anca Bogdana Rusu, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6617, September 2013

Women’s Legal Rights over 50 Years: Progress, Stagnation or Regression?
Mary Hallward-Driemeier, Tazeen Hasan, and Anca Bogdana Rusu, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6616, September 2013

Trade, Informal Employment and Labor Adjustment Costs
Javier Arias, Erhan Artuc, Daniel Lederman, and Diego Rojas, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6614, September 2013

Sustaining Trade Reform: Institutional Lessons from Peru and Argentina
Elías A. Baracat, J. Michael Finger, Raúl León Thorne, and Julio J. Nogués, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6610, September 2013

Testing Information Constraints on India’s Largest Antipoverty Program
Martin Ravallion, Dominique van de Walle, P. Dutta, and Rinku Murgai, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6598, September 2013

Improving Access to Banking: Evidence from Kenya
Franklin Allen, Elena Carletti, Robert Cull, Jun “Qj” Qian, Lemma Senbet, and Patricio Valenzuela, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6593, September 2013

Resolving the African Financial Development Gap: Cross-Country Comparisons and a Within-Country Study of Kenya
Franklin Allen, Elena Carletti, Robert Cull, Jun Qian, Lemma Senbet, and Patricio Valenzuela, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6592, September 2013

The Use of Random Geographic Cluster Sampling to Survey Pastoralists
Kristen Himelein, Stephanie Eckman, and Siobhan Murray, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6589, September 2013

Organizing for Prosperity: Collective Action, Political Parties and the Political Economy of Development
Philip Keefer, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6583, August 2013

Growth Still Is Good for the Poor
David Dollar, Tatjana Kleineberg, and Aart Kraay, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6568, August 2013

Transaction costs of low-carbon technologies and policies: The diverging literature
Luis Mundaca, Mathilde Mansoz, Lena Neij, and Govinda R. Timilsina, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6565, August 2013

Multisectoral Preventive Health Services in Sri Lanka: Lessons for Developing Countries in Providing Public Goods in Health
Monica Das Gupta, K.C.S. Dalpatadu, C.K. Shanmugarajah, H.M.S.S.D. Herath, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6558, August 2013

A Mapping of Labor Mobility Costs in Developing Countries
Erhan Artuç, Daniel Lederman, and Guido Porto, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6556, August 2013

Factors influencing Energy Intensity in Four Chinese Industries
Karen Fisher-Vanden, Yong Hu, Gary Jefferson, Michael Rock, and Michael Toman, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6551, July 2013

From Guesstimates to GPStimates: Land Area Measurement and Implications for Agricultural Analysis
Calogero Carletto, Sydney Gourlay, and Paul Winters, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6550, June 2013

How Does Risk Management Influence Production Decisions? Evidence from a Field Experiment
Shawn Cole, Xavier Giné, and James Vickery, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6546, July 2013

Gender Differences in the Effects of Vocational Training: Constraints on Women and Drop-Out Behavior
Yoonyoung Cho, Davie Kalomba, Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, and Victor Orozco, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6545, July 2013

Are Mega-Farms The Future Of Global Agriculture? Exploring The Farm Size-Productivity Relationship For Large Commercial Farms In Ukraine
Klaus Deininger, Denys Nizalov, and Sudhir K Singh, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6544, July 2013

Welfare and Poverty Impacts of India's National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme: Evidence from Andhra Pradesh
Klaus Deininger and Yanyan Liu, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6543, July 2013

China’s 2008 Labor Contract Law: Implementation and Implications for China’s Workers
Mary Gallagher, John Giles, Albert Park, and Meiyan Wang, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6542, July 2013

Incentivizing Schooling for Learning: Evidence on the Impact of Alternative Targeting Approaches, Felipe Barrera-Osorio and Deon Filmer, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6541, July 2013

Impact Evaluation of Three Types of Early Childhood Development Interventions in Cambodia
Adrien Bouguen, Deon Filmer, Karen Macours, and Sophie Naudeau, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6540, July 2013

Criss-Crossing Migration
Aaditya Mattoo and Arvind Subramanian, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6539, July 2013

Food Price Spikes, Price Insulation, and Poverty
Kym Anderson, Maros Ivanic, and Will Martin, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6535, July 2013

Long-Term Impacts of Household Electrification in Rural India
Dominique van de Walle, Martin Ravallion, Vibhuti Mendiratta , and Gayatri Koolwal, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6527, June 2013

It’s Only Words: Validating the CPIA Governance Assessments
Stephen Knack, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6526, June 2013

An Economic Model of Brazil’s Ethanol-Sugar Markets and Impacts of Fuel Policies
Harry de Gorter, Dusan Drabik, Erika M. Kliauga, and Govinda R. Timilsina, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6524, June 2013

A Public Strategy for Compliance Monitoring
Varun Gauri, Jeffrey K. Staton, and Jorge Vargas Cullell, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6523, June 2013

Cooperation and Reciprocity in Carbon Sequestration Contracts
Paula Cordero Salas, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6521, June 2013

Trade and Innovation in Services: Evidence from a Developing Economy
Leonardo Iacovone, Aaditya Mattoo, and Andrés Zahler, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6520, June 2013

Understanding the Sources of Spatial Disparity and Convergence: Evidence from Bangladesh
Forhad Shilpi, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6519, June 2013

The Effect of Product Standards on Agricultural Exports from Developing Countries
Esteban Ferro, John S. Wilson, and Tsunehiro Otsuki, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6518, June 2013

Climate Change in the Himalayas: Current State of Knowledge
Mahesh R. Gautam, Govinda R. Timilsina, and Kumud Acharya, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6516, June 2013

How Much Does an Increase in Oil Prices Affect the Global Economy? Some Insights from a General Equilibrium Analysis
Govinda R. Timilsina, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6515, June 2013

Increase in Protectionism and Its Impact on Sri Lanka’s Performance in Global Markets
Bartlomiej Kaminski and Francis Ng, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6512, June 2013

Cost-Effective Estimation of the Population Mean Using Prediction Estimators|
Tomoki Fujii and Roy van der Weide, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6509, June 2013

The Impact of Consulting Services on Small and Medium Enterprises: Evidence from a Randomized Trial in Mexico
Miriam Bruhn, Dean Karlan, and Antoinette Schoar, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6508, June 2013

Entry Regulation and Formalization of Microenterprises in Developing CountriesTitle
Miriam Bruhn and David McKenzie, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6507, June 2013

A Global Urban Risk Index
Henrike Brecht, Uwe Deichmann, and Hyoung Gun Wang, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6506, June 2013

Resource Discoveries, Learning, and National Income Accounting
Kirk Hamilton and Giles Atkinson, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6505, June 2013

Measuring Poverty Dynamics with Synthetic Panels Based on Cross-Sections
Hai-Anh Dang and Peter Lanjouw, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6504, June 2013

Designing Contracts for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation
Paula Cordero Salas, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6503, June 2013

Addressing Additionality in REDD Contracts When Formal Enforcement Is Absent
Paula Cordero Salas, Brian Roe, and Brent Sohngen, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6502, June 2013

Aid, Disbursement Delays, and the Real Exchange Rate
Alexandra Jarotschkin and Aart Kraay, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6501, June 2013

Macroeconomic and Distributional Impacts of Jatropha-based Biodiesel in Mali
Dorothée Boccanfuso, Massa Coulibaly, Govinda R. Timilsina, and Luc Savard, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper WPS 6500, June 2013

Are Biofuels Economically Competitive with Their Petroleum Counterparts? Production Cost Analysis for Zambia, Thomson Sinkala, Govinda R. Timilsina, and Indira J. Ekanayake, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6499, June 2013

Should Zambia Produce Biodiesel from Soybeans? Some Insights from an Empirical Analysis
Harry de Gorter, Dusan Drabik, and Govinda R. Timilsina, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6498, June 2013

Expanding Social Insurance Coverage in Urban China
John Giles, Dewen Wang, and Albert Park, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6497, June 2013

A Resource Allocation Model for Tiger Habitat Protection
Susmita Dasgupta, Dan Hammer, Robin Kraft, and David Wheeler, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6495, June 2013

Technological Learning, Energy Efficiency, and CO2 Emissions in China’s Energy Intensive Industries
Michael T. Rock, Michael Toman, Yuanshang Cui, Kejun Jiang, Yun Song , and Yanjia Wang, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6492, June 2013

The Projection of Development: Cinematic Representation as An(other) Source of Authoritative Knowledge?
David Lewis, Dennis Rodgers, and Michael Woolcock, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6491, June 2013

Missing(ness) in Action: Selectivity Bias in GPS-Based Land Area Measurements
Talip Kilic, Alberto Zezza, Calogero Carletto, Sara Savastano, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6490, June 2013

Misunderestimating Corruption
Aart Kraay and Peter Murrell, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6488, June 2013

The Decision to Invest in Child Quality over Quantity: Household Size and Household Investment in Education in Vietnam
Hai-Anh Dang and F. Halsey Rogers, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6487, June 2013

The Role of Private Equity Investments in Public Firms: International Evidence
Sandeep Dahiya, Leora Klapper, Harini Parthasarathy, and Dorothe Singer, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6484, June 2013

Is Urbanization in Sub-Saharan Africa Different?
J. Vernon Henderson, Mark Roberts, Adam Storeygard, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6481, June 2013

PPML Estimation of Dynamic Discrete Choice Models with Aggregate Shocks
Erhan Artuc, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6480, June 2013

Partial Consumption Insurance and Financial Openness Across the World
Constantino Hevia and Luis Servén, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6479, June 2013

Collateral Registries for Movable Assets: Does Their Introduction Spur Firms’ Access to Bank Finance? 
Inessa Love, María Soledad Martínez Pería, and Sandeep Singh, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6477, June 2013

Calculating the Carbon Footprint from Different Classes of Air Travel
Heinrich Bofinger and Jon Strand, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6471, May 2013

Political Determinants of Fossil Fuel Pricing
Cees van Beers and Jon Strand, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6470, May 2013

Estimating Quarterly Poverty Rates Using Labor Force Surveys: A Primer
Mohamed Douidich, Abdeljaouad Ezzrari, Roy Van der Weide, Paolo Verme, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6466, May 2013  

Blue Water and the Consequences of Alternative Food Security Policies In The Middle East and North Africa For Water Security
Donald F. Larson, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6464, May 2013

Developing Country Trade Policies and Market Access Issues: 1990–2012
Constantine Michalopoulos and Francis Ng, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6463, May 2013

International Liquidity Rents
Maya Eden, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6462, May 2013

Structural Change, Dualism and Economic Development: the Role of the Vulnerable Poor on Marginal Lands
Edward B. Barbier, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6456, May 2013

The Effect of Biodiesel Policies on World Oilseed Markets and Developing Countries
Harry de Gorter, Dusan Drabik, and Govinda R. Timilsina, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6453, May 2013

Micro Dynamics of Turkey’s Export Boom in the 2000s
Tolga Cebeci and Ana M. Fernandes, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6452, May 2013

Non-Farm Diversification, Poverty, Economic Mobility and Income Inequality: A Case Study in Village India
Himanshu, Peter Lanjouw, Rinku Murgai, and Nicholas Stern, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6451, May 2013

The Inequality Possibility Frontier: Extensions and New Applications
Branko Milanovic, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6449, May 2013

Trade Insulation as Social Protection
Quy-Toan Do, Andrei A. Levchenko, and Martin Ravallion, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6448, May 2013

Conducting Ethical Economic Research: Complications from the Field
Harold Alderman, Jishnu Das, and Vijayendra Rao, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6446, May 2013

Farther on Down the Road: Transport Costs, Trade and Urban Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa
Adam Storeygard, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6444, May 2013

Water Hauling and Girls’ School Attendance: Some New Evidence from Ghana
Céline Nauges and Jon Strand, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6443, May 2013

Bank Competition, Concentration, and Credit Reporting
Miriam Bruhn, Subika Farazi, and Martin Kanz, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6442, May 2013

Biodiversity and National Accounting
Kirk Hamilton, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6441, May 2013

A “Greenprint” for International Cooperation on Climate Change
Aaditya Mattoo and Arvind Subramanian, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6440, May 2013

Why is voluntary financial education so unpopular? Experimental evidence from Mexico
Miriam Bruhn, Gabriel Lara Ibarra, David McKenzie, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6439, May 2013

A Helping Hand or the Long Arm of the Law? Experimental Evidence on What Governments Can Do to Formalize Firms
Gustavo Henrique de Andrade, Miriam Bruhn, and David McKenzie, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6435, May 2013

Political Economy of Public Policies: Insights from Distortions to Agricultural and Food Markets
Kym Anderson, Gordon Rausser, and Johan Swinnen, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6433, May 2013

Risk Sharing and Internal Migration
Joachim De Weerdt and Kalle Hirvonen, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6429, April 2013

Energy Intensive Infrastructure Investments with Retrofits in Continuous Time: Effects of Uncertainty on Energy Use And Carbon Emissions
Nils Christian Framstad and Jon Strand, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6430, April 2013

Eliciting Illegal Migration Rates through List Randomization
David McKenzie and Melissa Siegel, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6426, April 2013

Building or Bypassing Recipient Country Systems: Are Donors Defying the Paris Declaration? 
Stephen Knack, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6423, April 2013

Foreign Wage Premium, Gender and Education: Insights from Vietnam Household Surveys
Emiko Fukase, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6421, April 2013

Foreign Job Opportunities and Internal Migration in Vietnam
Emiko Fukase, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6420, April 2013

Export Liberalization, Job Creation and the Skill Premium: Evidence from the U.S.-Vietnam Bilateral Trade Agreement
Emiko Fukase, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6419, April 2013

Financial Inclusion and Legal Discrimination against Women: Evidence from Developing Countries
Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Leora Klapper, and Dorothe Singer, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6416, April 2013

Export Entrepreneurship and Trade Structure in Latin America during Good and Bad Times
Ana M. Fernandes, Daniel Lederman, and Mario Gutierrez-Rocha, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6413, April 2013

Food Prices, Wages, and Welfare in Rural India
Hanan G. Jacoby, World Bank Policy Research Working Pape 6412, April 2013

How Does Competition Affect the Performance of MFIs? Evidence from Bangladesh
Shahidur R. Khandker, Gayatri B. Koolwal, and Syed Badruddoza, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6408, April 2013

Harnessing Emotional Connections to Improve Financial Decisions: Evaluating the Impact of Financial Education in Mainstream Media
Gunhild Berg and Bilal Zia, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6407, April 2013

Are Microcredit Participants in Bangladesh Trapped in Poverty and Debt?
Shahidur R. Khandker and Hussain A. Samad, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6404, April 2013

The Financing and Growth of Firms in China and India: Evidence from Capital Markets
Tatiana Didier and Sergio L. Schmukler, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6401, April 2013

Rethinking the State’s Role in Finance
Martin Cihák and Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6400, April 2013

Measuring the Effect of a Community-level Program on Women's Empowerment Outcomes: Evidence from India
Eeshani Kandpal, Kathy Baylis, and Mary Arends-Kuenning, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6399, April 2013

Rain, Agriculture, and Tariffs
Paulo Bastos, Odd Rune Straume, and Jaime A. Urrego, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6394, March 2013

Food Price Volatility and Domestic Stabilization Policies in Developing Countries
Christophe Gouel, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6393, March 2013

Political Economy Aspects of Fuel Subsidies: A Conceptual Framework
Jon Strand, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6392, March 2013

Human Capital, Tangible Wealth, and the Intangible Capital Residual
Kirk Hamilton and Gang Liu, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6391, March 2013

The Effect of Capital Flows Composition on Output Volatility
Pablo Federico, Carlos A. Vegh, and Guillermo Vuletin, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6386, March 2013

Caught in a Productivity Trap: A Distributional Perspective on Gender Differences in Malawian Agriculture
Talip Kilic, Amparo Palacios-Lopez, and Markus Goldstein, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6381, February 2013

How Different Are Safeguards from Antidumping? Evidence from US Trade Policies toward Steel
Chad P. Bown, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6378, March 2013

Demand Growth versus Market Share Gains: Decomposing World Manufacturing Import Growth
M. Ataman Aksoy and Francis Ng, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6375, February 2013

Weight Calculations for Panel Surveys with Sub-Sampling and Split-off Tracking
Kristen Himelein, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6373, February 2013

What Does Variation in Survey Design Reveal about the Nature of Measurement Errors in Household Consumption?
John Gibson, Kathleen Beegle, Joachim De Weerdt, Jed Friedman, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6372, February 2013

Using Administrative Data to Evaluate Municipal Reforms: An Evaluation of the Impact of Minas Fácil Expresso
Miriam Bruhn and David McKenzie, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6368, February 2013

Poverty, Inequality, and the Local Natural Resource Curse
Norman Loayza, Alfredo Mier y Teran, Jamele Rigolini, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6366, February 2013

Using Provider Performance Incentives to Increase HIV Testing and Counseling Services in Rwanda
Damien de Walque, Paul J. Gertler, Sergio Bautista-Arredondo, Ada Kwan, Christel Vermeersch, Jean de Dieu Bizimana, Agnès Binagwaho, and Jeanine Condo, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6364, February 2013

Preferential Market Access Design: Evidence and Lessons from African Apparel Exports to the US and the EU
Jaime de Melo and Alberto Portugal-Perez, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6357, February 2013

Vietnam’s Evolving Poverty Map: Patterns and Implications for Policy,
Peter Lanjouw, Marleen Marra, and Cuong Nguyen, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6355, February 2013

Government Connections and Financial Constraints: Evidence from a Large Representative Sample of Chinese Firms
Robert Cull, Wei Li, Bo Sun, and Lixin Colin Xu, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6352, February 2013

How Subjective Beliefs about HIV Infection Affect Life-Cycle Fertility: Evidence from Rural Malawi
Gil Shapira, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6343, January 2013

Cash Transfers and Child Schooling: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation of the Role of Conditionality (Burkina Faso)
Richard Akresh, Damien de Walque, and Harounan Kazianga, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6340, January 2013

Buying Votes Vs. Supplying Public Services: Political Incentives to Under-invest in Pro-poor Policies
Stuti Khemani, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6339, January 2013

Trends in Developing Country Trade 1980-2010
Constantine Michalopoulos and Francis Ng, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6334, January 2013

Does Access to Finance Matter in Microenterprise Growth? Evidence from Bangladesh
Shahidur R. Khandker, Hussain A. Samad, and Rubaba Ali, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6333, January 2013

How Long will it Take to Lift One Billion People out of Poverty?
Martin Ravallion, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6325, January 2013

Trade Policy Flexibilities and Turkey: Tariffs, Antidumping, Safeguards, and WTO Dispute Settlement
Chad P. Bown, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6322, January 2013

Explaining Africa’s (Dis)advantage: The Curse of Party Monopoly
Ann E. Harrison, Justin Yifu Lin, and L. Colin Xu, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6316, January 2013

Emerging Economies, Trade Policy, and Macroeconomic Shocks
Chad P. Bown and Meredith A. Crowley, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6315, January 2013

Incentive Audits: A New Approach to Financial Regulation
Martin Cihák, Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, R. Barry Johnston, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6308, January 2013

Inequality of Opportunity, Income Inequality and Economic Mobility: Some International Comparisons
Paolo Brunori, Francisco H. G. Ferreira, Vito Peragine, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6304, January 2013

Saving and Growth in Sri Lanka
Constantino Hevia and Norman Loayza, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6300, January 2013


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