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Policy Research Working Papers by Research Department 2014-2016

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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2016 

Are Labor Supply Decisions Consistent with Neoclassical Preferences? Evidence from Indian Boat Owners
Xavier Giné, Monica Martinez-Bravo, and Marian Vidal-Fernández
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7820, September 2016

Combining Preschool Teacher Training with Parenting Education: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial
Berk Özler, Lia C. H. Fernald, Patricia Kariger, Christin McConnell, Michelle Neuman, and Eduardo Fraga
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7817, September 2016

How Long Is the Maturity of Corporate Borrowing? Evidence from Bond and Loan Issuances across Markets
Juan Jose Cortina-Lorente, Tatiana Didier, and Sergio L. Schmukler 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7815, September 2016

How Many Years Have Refugees Been in Exile?
Xavier Devictor and Quy-Toan Do 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7810, September 2016

Savings Defaults and Payment Delays for Cash Transfers: Field Experimental Evidence from Malawi
Lasse Brune, Xavier Giné, Jessica Goldberg, and Dean Yang
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7807, August 2016

Can Environmental Policy Reduce Infant Mortality? Evidence from the Ganga Pollution Cases
Quy-Toan Do, Shareen Joshi, and Samuel Stolper
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7799, August 2016

Combining Mentoring Programs with Cash Transfers for Adolescent Girls in Liberia: Baseline Report
Kelly Hallman, Elizabeth Kelvin, Berk Özler, Juliette Seban, Erica Kuhlik, Cooper Alton, Joseph Kamara, and Sarah Goodman
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7797, August 2016

Short- and Long-Term Effects of a Child-Labor Ban
Caio Piza and André Portela Souza
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7796, August 2016

The Microfinance Business Model: Enduring Subsidy and Modest Profit
Robert Cull, Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, and Jonathan Morduch 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7786, August 2016

Can Labor Market Imperfections Explain Changes in the Inverse Farm Size–Productivity Relationship? Longitudinal Evidence from Rural India
Klaus Deininger, Songqing Jin, Yanyan Liu, and Sudhir K Singh
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7783, August 2016

Global Inequality: The Implications of Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century
Christoph Lakner
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7776, August 2016

Pathways to Profits: Identifying Separate Channels of Small Firm Growth through Business Training
Stephen J. Anderson, Rajesh Chandy, and Bilal Zia
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7774, July 2016

International Financial Integration of East Asia and Pacific
Tatiana Didier, Ruth Llovet Montanes, and Sergio L. Schmukler
World Bank Policy Researc Working Paper 7772, July 2016

Feedback Matters: Evidence from Agricultural Services
Maria Jones and Florence Kondylis
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7768, July 2016

If Politics Is the Problem, How Can External Actors Be Part of the Solution?
Shantayanan Devarajan and Stuti Khemani
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7761, July 2016

A Randomized Control Trial of a Peer Adherence and Nutritional Support Program for Public Sector Antiretroviral Patients
Frederik Booysen, Damien de Walque, Mead Over, Satoko Hashimoto, and Chantell de Reuck
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7760, July 2016

Pirates of Somalia: Crime and Deterrence on the High Seas
Quy-Toan Do, Lin Ma, and Claudia Ruiz
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7757, July 2016

Firm Financing and Growth in the Arab Region
Juan Jose Cortina Lorente, Soha Ismail, and Sergio L. Schmukler
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7756, July 2016

Financial (Dis-)Information: Evidence from a Multi-Country Audit Study
Xavier Giné and Rafael Keenan Mazer
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7750, July 2016

Do Consumers Benefit from Supply Chain Intermediaries? Evidence from a Policy Experiment in the Edible Oils Market in Bangladesh
M. Shahe Emran, Dilip Mookherjee, Forhad Shilpi, and M. Helal Uddin
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7745, July 2016

Technology Strategies for Low-Carbon Economic Growth: A General Equilibrium Assessment
Ian Sue Wing and Govinda Timilsina
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7742, July 2016

Euro Currency Risk and the Geography of Debt Flows to Peripheral European Monetary Union Members
Eylem Ersal-Kiziler and Ha Nguyen
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7738, June 2016

Sectoral Productivity Gaps and Aggregate Production
Rishabh Sinha
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7737, June 2016

Impact of Climate Change and Aquatic Salinization on Mangrove Species and Poor Communities in the Bangladesh Sundarbans
Susmita Dasgupta, Istiak Sobhan, and David Wheeler
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7736, June 2016

Impacts of Carbon Pricing in Reducing the Carbon Intensity of China’s GDP
Jing Cao, Mun Ho, and Govinda R. Timilsina
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7735, June 2016

Poverty and Policy Selectivity of World Bank Trust Funds
Vera Eichenauer and Stephen Knack
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7731, June 2016

Impacts of Conditional and Unconditional Cash Transfers Given to Mothers or Fathers
Richard Akresh, Damien de Walque, and Harounan Kazianga
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7730, June 2016

Roads and Rural Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
Claudia N. Berg, Brian Blankespoor, and  Harris Selod 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7729, June 2016

Is Inequality Underestimated in Egypt? Evidence from House Prices
Roy van der Weide, Christoph Lakner, and Elena Ianchovichina
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7727, June 2016

Openness, Specialization, and the External Vulnerability of Developing Countries
Luis-Diego Barrot, César Calderón, and Luis Servén
Policy Research Working Paper 7711, June 2016

On the Central Role of Small Farms in African Rural Development Strategies
Donald F. Larson, Rie Muraoka, and Keijiro Otsuka  
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7710, June 2016

Expediting Trade: Impact Evaluation of an In-House Clearance Program
Ana M. Fernandes, Russell Hillberry, and Claudia Berg
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7708, June 2016 

Social Capital, Trust, and Well-being in the Evaluation of Wealth
Kirk Hamilton, John Helliwell, and Michael Woolcock 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7707, June 2016

Using Administrative Data to Assess the Impact and Sustainability of Rwanda’s Land Tenure Regularization
Daniel Ayalew Ali, Klaus Deininger, and Marguerite Duponchel
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7705, June 2016

How Do We Prioritize the GHG Mitigation Options? Development of a Marginal Abatement Cost Curve for the Building Sector in Armenia and Georgia
Govinda Timilsina, Anna Sikharulidze, Eduard Karapoghosyan, and
Suren Shatvoryan
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7703, June 2016

Development of Low-Carbon Energy Supply System in Romania
Govinda Timilsina and Erika Jorgensen
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7698, June 2016

Long-Term Energy Demand Forecasting in Romania: An End-Use Demand Modeling Approach
Sunil Malla and Govinda R. Timilsina
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7697, June 2016

Markets, Contracts, and Uncertainty in a Groundwater Economy
Xavier Gine and Hanan G. Jacoby
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7694, June 2016

Saving for Old Age
Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Leora Klapper, and Georgios A. Panos
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7693, June 2016

Are Gender Differences in Performance Innate or Socially Mediated?
Ariel BenYishay, Maria Jones, Florence Kondylis, and Ahmed Mushfiq
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7689, May 2016

Informed Trading in Business Groups, Ownership Concentration, and Market Liquidity
Miguel Leaño and Alvaro Pedraza
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7688, May 2016

Agricultural Productivity and Non-Farm Employment: Evidence from Bangladesh
Forhad Shilpi and Shahe Emran
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7685, May 2016

Commercialization and Mission Drift: Evidence from a Large Chinese Microfinance Institution
Xiangping Jia, Robert Cull, Pei Guo, and Tao Ma
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7680, May 2016

Exports and Job Training
Paulo Bastos, Joana Silva, and Rafael Proença
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7676, May 2016

Does the Global Trade Slowdown Matter?
Cristina Constantinescu, Aaditya Mattoo, and Michele Ruta 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7673, May 2016

Will Digital Technologies Transform Agriculture in Developing Countries?
Uwe Deichmann, Aparajita Goyal, and Deepak Mishra
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7669, May 2016

Can Business Owners Form Accurate Counterfactuals? Eliciting Treatment and Control Beliefs about Their Outcomes in the Alternative Treatment Status
David McKenzie
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7668, May 2016

Learning, Prices, and Firm Dynamics
Paulo Bastos, Daniel A. Dias, and Olga A. Timoshenko
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7667, May 2016

Short-Term Effects of India’s Employment Guarantee Program on Labor Markets and Agricultural Productivity
Klaus Deininger, Hari K Nagarajan, and Sudhir K Singh 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7665, May 2016

The Impact of Business Support Services for Small and Medium Enterprises on Firm Performance in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Meta-Analysis
Tulio A. Cravo and Caio Piza
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7664, May 2016

The GATT’s Starting Point: Tariff Levels circa 1947
Chad P. Bown and Douglas A. Irwin
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7649, April 2016

Decomposing Response Errors in Food Consumption Measurement: Implications for Survey Design from a Survey Experiment in Tanzania
Jed Friedman, Kathleen Beegle, Joachim De Weerdt, and John Gibson
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7646, April 2016

Economic Structural Change as an Option for Mitigating the Impacts of Climate Change
Alexander Golub and Michael Toman
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7637, April 2016 

Long-Term Impacts of an Unanticipated Risk Event: The 2007/08 Food Price Crisis and Child Growth in Indonesia
Futoshi Yamauchi and Donald F. Larson
World Bank Research Policy Working Paper 7627, April 2016

The Empirical Landscape of Trade Policy
Chad P. Bown and Meredith A. Crowley 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7620, April 2016

When Measure Matters: Coresidency, Truncation Bias, and Intergenerational Mobility in Developing Countries
M. Shahe Emran, William Greene, and Forhad Shilpi
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7608, March 2016

Can Wage Subsidies Boost Employment in the Wake of an Economic Crisis? Evidence from Mexico
Miriam Bruhn
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7607, March 2016

Estimating International Poverty Lines from Comparable National Thresholds
Dean Jolliffe and Espen Beer Prydz 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7606, March 2016

Revisiting the Impact of the Brazilian SIMPLES Program on Firms’ Formalization Rates
Caio Piza
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7605, March 2016

Access to Finance and Job Growth: Firm-Level Evidence across Developing Countries
Meghana Ayyagari, Pedro Juarros, Maria Soledad Martinez Peria, and Sandeep Singh
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7604, March 2016

Unemployment and Mortality: Evidence from the Great Recession
Ha Nguyen and Huong Nguyen
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7603, March 2016

The Week
Maya Eden 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7598, March 2016

Mangroves as Protection from Storm Surges in a Changing Climate
Brian Blankespoor, Susmita Dasgupta, and Glenn-Marie Lange
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7596, March 2016

Welfare Dynamics with Synthetic Panels: The Case of the Arab World in Transition
Hai-Anh H. Dang and Elena Ianchovichina
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7595, March 2016

Assessment of Net Mitigation in the Context of International Greenhouse Gas Emissions Control Mechanisms
Jon Strand
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7594, March 2016

Impact of Climate Change and Aquatic Salinization on Fish Habitats and Poor Communities in Southwest Coastal Bangladesh and Bangladesh Sundarbans
Susmita Dasgupta, Mainul Huq, Md. Golam Mustafa, Md. Istiak Sobhan
David Wheeler
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7593, March 2016

The Fiscal Cost of Weak Governance: Evidence from Teacher Absence in India
Karthik Muralidharan, Jishnu Das, Alaka Holla, and Aakash Mohpal
World Bank Policy Research Paper 7579, February 2016

Illicit Activity and Money Laundering from an Economic Growth Perspective: A Model and an Application to Colombia
Edgar Villa, Martha A. Misas, and Norman V. Loayza 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7578, February 2016

The Political Economy of Bank Lending: Evidence from an Emerging Market
Sumit Agarwal, Bernardo Morais, Claudia Ruiz, and Jian Zhang
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7577, February 2016

Large Farm Establishment, Smallholder Productivity, Labor Market Participation, and Resilience: Evidence from Ethiopia
Daniel Ali, Klaus Deininger, and Anthony Harris 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7576, February 2016

Access to Pre-Primary Education and Progression in Primary School: Evidence from Rural Guatemala
Paulo Bastos, Nicolas L. Bottan, and Julian Cristiax 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7574, February 2016

Preschool Education in Brazil: Does Public Supply Crowd Out Private Enrollment?
Paulo Bastos and Odd Rune Straume
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7573, February 2016 

Resource Rents, Coercion, and Local Development: Evidence from Post-Apartheid South Africa
Paulo Bastos and Nicolas Bottan
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7572, February 2016

The Welfare Cost of Inflation and the Regulations of Money Substitutes
Benjamin Eden and Maya Eden
Worldl Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7553, February 2016

The Great Recession and Job Loss Spillovers: Impact of Tradable Employment Shocks on Supporting Services
Ha Nguyen and Shawheen Rezaei
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7543, January 2016

Striving for Balance in Economics:  Towards a Theory of the Social Determination of Behavior
Karla Hoff and Joseph E. Stiglitz
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7537, January 2016

Global Supply Chains and Trade Policy
Emily J. Blanchard, Chad P. Bown, and Robert C. Johnson 
World Bank Research Policy Working Paper 7536, January 2016

How Does Long-Term Finance Affect Economic Volatility?
Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Bálint L. Horváth, and Harry Huizinga
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7535, January 2016 

2015  

Do Land Market Restrictions Hinder Structural Change in a Rural Economy? Evidence from Sri Lanka
M. Shahe Emran and Forhad Shilpi
Policy Research Working Paper 7525, December 2015

Land Market Restrictions, Women's Labor Force Participation, and Wages in a Rural Economy
M. Shahe Emran and Forhad Shilpi 
Policy Research Working Paper 7524, December 2015

The Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Firms’ Capital Structure
Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Maria Soledad Martinez-Peria, and Thierry Tressel 
Policy Research Working Paper 7522, December 2015

Development Economics as Taught in Developing Countries
David McKenzie and Anna Luisa Paffhausen 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7521, December 2015

Finding a Path to Formalization in Benin: Early Results after the Introduction of the Entreprenant Legal Status
Najy Benhassine, David McKenzie, Victor Pouliquen, and Massimiliano Santini
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7510, December 2015

Psychometrics as a Tool to Improve Screening and Access to Credit
Irani Arráiz, Miriam Bruhn, and Rodolfo Stucchi 
Policy Research Working Paper 7506, December 2015

Direct and Indirect Effects of Malawi's Public Works Program on Food Security
Kathleen Beegle, Emanuela Galasso, and Jessica Goldberg 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7505, December 2015

What's left for the WTO?
Chad P. Bown
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7502, December 2015

Regionalism in Services: A Study of ASEAN
Batshur Gootiiz and Aaditya Mattoo 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7498, November 2015

The Long-Term Impacts of International Migration: Evidence from a Lottery
John Gibson, David McKenzie, Halahingano Rohorua, and Steven Stillman 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7495, November 2015

Weak Instruments in Growth Regressions:  Implications for Recent Cross-Country Evidence on Inequality and Growth
Aart Kraay
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7494, November 2015

The Role of Imports for Exporter Performance in Peru
Martha Denisse Pierola, Ana Margarida Fernandes, and Thomas Farole 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7492, November 2015

Domestic Value Added in Exports: Theory and Firm Evidence from China
Hiau Looi Kee and Heiwai Tang
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7491, November 2015 

Appraising Cross-National Income Inequality Databases: An Introduction
Francisco H. G. Ferreira, Nora Lustig, and Daniel Teles 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7489, November 2015

On the Welfare Implications of Automation
Maya Eden and Paul Gaggl
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7487, November 2015

Urbanization and Property Rights
Yongyang Cai, Harris Selod, and Jevgenijs Steinbuks
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7486, November 2015

Measuring Progress Towards Universal Health Coverage: With An Application to 24 Developing Countries
Adam Wagstaff, Daniel Cotlear, Patrick Hoang-Vu Eozenou, and Leander R. Buisman 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7470, November 2015

Quantifying Spillover Effects from Large Farm Establishments: The Case of Mozambique
Klaus Deininger, Fang Xia , Aurelio Mate, and Ellen Payongayong
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7466, October 2015

Dark Costs, Missing Data: Shedding Some Light on Services Trade, James E. Anderson, Ingo Borchert, Aaditya Mattoo, and Yoto V. Yotov, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7465, October 2015

The Demand for, and Impact of, Youth Internships: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Yemen
David McKenzie, Nabila Assaf, and Ana Paula Cusolito
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7463, October 2015

The Additionality Impact of a Matching Grant Program for Small Firms: Experimental Evidence from Yemen
David McKenzie, Nabila Assaf, and Ana Paula Cusolito 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7462, October 2015

Demand-Driven Propagation: Evidence from the Great Recession
Ha Nguyen 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7456, October 2015

On the Delegation of Aid Implementation to Multilateral Agencies
Kurt Annen and Stephen Knack 
World Bank Policy Research Working 7455, October 2015

Dual Credit Markets and Household Access to Finance: Evidence from a Representative Chinese Household Survey
Robert Cull, Li Gan, Nan Gao, and Lixin Colin Xu
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7454, October 2015

Exporter Behavior, Country Size and Stage of Development: Evidence from the Exporter Dynamics Database
Ana M. Fernandes, Caroline Freund, and Martha Denisse Pierola 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7452, October 2015

Modeling the Marginal Value of Rainforest Losses: A Dynamic Value Function Approach
Jon Strand
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7445, October 2015

The Causal Impacts of Child Labor Law in Brazil: Some Preliminary Findings
Caio Piza and André Portela Souza
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7444. October 2015

Which Donors, Which Funds? The Choice of Multilateral Funds by Bilateral Donors at the World Bank
Bernhard Reinsberg, Katharina Michaelowa, and Stephen Knack
World Bank Policy Research Paper 7441, October 2015

The Impact of Violence on Individual Risk Preferences: Evidence from a Natural Experiment
Pamela Jakiela and Owen Ozier 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7440, October 2015

Determinants of Long-Term versus Short-Term Bank Credit in EU Countries
Haelim Park, Claudia Ruiz, and Thierry Tressel 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7436, October 2015

Formalizing Rural Land Rights in West Africa: Early Evidence from a Randomized Impact Evaluation in Benin
Markus Goldstein, Kenneth Houngbedji, Florence Kondylis, Michael O’Sullivan, Harris Selod 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7435, October 2015

A Coasian Model of International Production Chains
Thibault Fally and Russell Hillberry
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7434, October 2015

A Global Count of the Extreme Poor in 2012: Data Issues, Methodology and Initial Results
Francisco H. G. Ferreira, Shaohua Chen, Andrew Dabalen, Yuri Dikhanov, Nada Hamadeh, Dean Jolliffe, Ambar Narayan, Espen Beer Prydz, Ana Revenga, Prem Sangraula, Umar Serajuddin, and Nobuo Yoshida 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7432, October 2015

Changing Wage Structure in India in the Post-Reform Era:  1993-2011
Hanan G. Jacoby and Basab Dasgupta 
Policy Research Working Paper 7426, September 2015

Value of Improved Information about Forest Protection Values, with Application to Rainforest Valuation
Jon Strand and Sauleh Siddiqui
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7423, September 2015

Moral Incentives: Experimental Evidence from Repayments of an Islamic Credit Card
Leonardo Bursztyn, Stefano Fiorin, Daniel Gottlieb, and Martin Kanz 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7420,September 2015

Pronatal Property Rights over Land and Fertility Outcomes: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Ethiopia
Daniel Ayalew Ali, Klaus Deininger, and Niels Kemper
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7419, September 2015

Oral Democracy and Women’s Oratory Competency in Indian Village Assemblies: A Qualitative Analysis
Paromita Sanyal, Vijayendra Rao, and Umang Prabhakar
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7416, September 2015
  

The ABCs of Financial Education: Experimental Evidence on Attitudes, Behavior, and Cognitive Biases
Fenella Carpena, Shawn Cole, Jeremy Shapiro, and Bilal Zia
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7413, September 2015 

Recasting Culture to Undo Gender: A Sociological Analysis of Jeevika in Rural Bihar, India
Paromita Sanyal, Vijayendra Rao, and Shruti Majumdar
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7411, September 2015

Are Large Firms Born or Made? Evidence from Developing Countries
Meghana Ayyagari, Asli Demirguc-Kunt, and Vojislav Maksimovic
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7406, August 2015

Business Practices in Small Firms in Developing Countries
David McKenzie and Christopher Woodruff
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7405, August 2015

Can Improved Biomass Cookstoves Contribute to REDD+ in Low-Income Countries? Evidence from a Controlled Cooking Test Trial with Randomized Behavioral Treatments
Abebe D. Beyene, Randall Bluffstone, Sahan Dissanayake, Zenebe Gebreegziabher, Peter Martinsson, Alemu Mekonnen, and Michael Toman 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7394, August 2015

Identifying and Spurring High-Growth Entrepreneurship: Experimental Evidence from a Business Plan Competition
David McKenzie 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7391, August 2015

Impact of Property Rights Reform to Support China’s Rural-Urban Integration: Village-Level Evidence from the Chengdu National Experiment
Klaus Deininger, Songqing Jin, Shouying Liu, Ting Shao, and Fang Xia
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7389, August 2015

Impact of Property Rights Reform to Support China’s Rural-Urban Integration: Household-Level Evidence from the Chengdu National Experiment
Klaus Deininger, Songqing Jin, Shouying Liu, and Fang Xia
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7388, August 2015

The Impact of Secondary Schooling in Kenya: A Regression Discontinuity Analysis
Owen Ozier 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7384, August 2015

Self-Help Groups, Savings and Social Capital: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Cambodia
Radu Ban, Michael J. Gilligan, and Matthias Rieger 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7382, July 2015

Impacts on Poverty of Removing Fuel Import Subsidies in Nigeria
Khalid Siddig, Peter Minor, Harald Grethe, Angel Aguiar, and Terrie Walmsley            
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7376, July 2015

Estimating Poverty with Panel Data, Comparably: An Example from Jordan
Dean Jolliffe and Umar Serajuddin 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7373, July 2015

Promoting Democracy in Fragile States: Insights from a Field Experiment in Liberia
Eric Mvukiyehe and Cyrus Samii
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7370, July 2015

Transport Policies and Development
Claudia N. Berg, Uwe Deichmann, Yishen Liu, and Harris Selod
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7366, July 2015

Can Minimum Wages Close the Gender Wage Gap? Evidence from Indonesia
Mary Hallward-Driemeier, Bob Rijkers, and Andrew Waxman 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7364, July 2015

Capital Market Financing, Firm Growth, and Firm Size Distribution
Tatiana Didier, Ross Levine, and Sergio L. Schmukler 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7353, July 2015

Do Poor Countries Really Need More IT? The Role of Relative Prices and Industrial Composition
Maya Eden and Paul Gaggl
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7352, June 2015

Hukou and Highways: The Impact of China’s Spatial Development Policies on Urbanization and Regional Inequality 
Maarten Bosker, Uwe Deichmann, and Mark Roberts 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7350, June 2015

Biogas: Clean Energy Access with Low-Cost Mitigation of Climate Change
E. Somanathan and Randall Bluffstone 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7349, June 2015

Gold Mining and Proto-Urbanization: Recent Evidence from Ghana
Marcel Fafchamps, Michael Koelle, and Forhard Shilpi 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7347, June 2015

The Economics of Policy Instruments to Stimulate Wind Power in Brazil
Florian Landis and Govinda R. Timilsina 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7346, June 2015

Using National Statistics to Increase Transparency of Large Land Acquisition: Evidence from Ethiopia
Daniel Ali and Klaus Deininger
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7342, June 2015

How Much Could South Asia Benefit from Regional Electricity Cooperation and Trade?
Govinda R. Timilsina, Michael Toman, Jorge Karacsonyi, and Luca de Tena Diego 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7341, June 2015

Small Cash Rewards for Big Losers: Experimental Insights into the Fight against the Obesity Epidemic
Boris Augurzky, Thomas K. Bauer, Arndt R. Reichert, Christoph M. Schmidt, and Harald Tauchmann
World Bank Policy Research Working Papear 7339, June 2015

The Consumption, Income, and Wealth of the Poorest: Cross-Sectional Facts of Rural and Urban Sub-Saharan Africa for Macroeconomists
Leandro De Magalhaes and Raul Santaeulalia-Llopis
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7337, June 2015

Political Connections and Tariff Evasion: Evidence from Tunisia
Bob Rijkers, Leila Baghdadi, and Gael Raballand
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7336, June 2015

Women Left Behind? Poverty and Headship in Africa
Annamaria Milazzo and Dominique van de Walle 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7331, June 2015

A Quarter Century Effort Yet to Come of Age: A Survey of Power Sector Reforms in Developing Countries
Tooraj Jamasb, Rabindra Nepal, and Govinda R. Timilsina 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7330, June 2015

Cross-Border Electricity Cooperation in South Asia
Anoop Singh, Tooraj Jamasb, Rabindra Nepal, and Michael Toman 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7328, June 2015

Does Collective Action Sequester Carbon? The Case of the Nepal Community Forestry Program
Randy Bluffstone, Eswaran Somanathan, Prakash Jha, Harisharan Luintel, Rajesh Bista, Naya Paudel, and Bhim Adhikari 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7327, June 2015

Community Managed Forest Groups and Preferences for REDD+ Contract Attributes: A Choice Experiment Survey of Communities in Nepal
Sahan T. M. Dissanayake, Prakash Jha, Bhim Adhikari, Rajesh Bista, Randall Bluffstone, Harisharan Luintel, Peter Martinsson, Naya Sharma Paudel, E. Somanathan, and Michael Toman      
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7326, June 2015

The Effect of Nonbinding Agreements on Cooperation among Forest User Groups in Nepal and Ethiopia
Astrid Dannenberg and Peter Martinsson
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7325, June 2015

Do Improved Biomass Cookstoves Reduce Fuelwood Consumption and Carbon Emissions? Evidence from Rural Ethiopia Using a Randomized Treatment Trial with Electronic Monitoring
Abebe Beyene, Randy Bluffstone, Zenebe Gebreegzhiaber, Peter Martinsson, Alemu Mekonnen, Ferdinand Vieider
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7324, June 2015

Cooperative Behavior and Common Pool Resources: Experimental Evidence from Community Forest User Groups in Nepal
Randy Bluffstone, Astrid Dannenberg, Peter Martinsson, Prakash Jha, Rajesh Bista 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7323, June 2015

Hayek, Local Information, and the Decentralization of State-Owned Enterprises in China
Zhangkai Huang, Lixing Li, Guangrong Ma, Lixin Colin Xu          
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7321, June 2015

Quality and Accountability in Healthcare Delivery: Audit Evidence from Primary Care Providers in India
Jishnu Das, Alaka Holla, Aakash Mohpal, Karthik Muralidharan 
World Bank Policy Working Paper 7334, June 2015

Product Standards and Firms’ Export Decisions
Ana M. Fernandes, Esteban Ferro, and John S. Wilson 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7315, June 2015

Understanding the Operations of Freight Forwarders: Evidence from Serbia
Alejandra Mendoza Alcántara, Ana M. Fernandes, and Russell Hillberry      
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7311, June 2015

Estimating the Gravity Model When Zero Trade Flows Are Frequent and Economically Determined
Will Martin and Cong S. Pham
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7308, June 2015

Is the WTO Passé?
Kyle Bagwell, Chad P. Bown, and Robert W. Staiger
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7304, June 2015

Formulas for Failure? Were the Doha Tariff Formulas Too Ambitious for Success?
David Laborde and Will Martin
world Bank Policy Research Working paper 7303, June 2015

Market Imperfections Exacerbate the Gender Gap: The Case of Malawi
Amparo Palacios-López and Ramón López
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7300, June 2015

Do Capital Inflows Boost Growth in Developing Countries? Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa
César Calderón and Ha Nguyen 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7298, June 2015

The Improved Biomass Stove Saves Wood, But How Often Do People Use It?  Evidence from a Randomized Treatment Trial in Ethiopia
Abebe D. Beyene, Randall Bluffstone, Zenebe Gebreegziabher, Peter Martinsson, Alemu Mekonnen, and Ferdinand Vieider
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7297, June 2015.

Preferences for REDD+ Contract Attributes in Low-Income Countries: A Choice Experiment in Ethiopia 
Sahan T. M. Dissanayake, Abebe Damte Beyene, Randall Bluffstone, Zenebe Gebreegziabher, Peter Martinsson, Alemu Mekonnen, Michael Toman, and Ferdinand M. Vieider
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7296, June 2015

The Economic Viability of Jatropha Biodiesel in Nepal
Govinda R. Timilsina and Ujjal Tiwari
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7295, June 2015

Toward a New Definition of Shared Prosperity: A Dynamic Perspective from Three Countries
Hai-Anh H. Dang and Peter F. Lanjouw
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7294, June 2015

Costs and Benefits of Land Fragmentation: Evidence from Rwanda
Daniel Ayalew Ali, Klaus Deininger, Loraine Ronchi
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7290, June 2015

Unbundling Institutions for External Finance: Worldwide Firm-Level Evidence
Steve Knack and Lixin Colin Xu 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7287, June 2015

Smallholders’ Land Ownership and Access in Sub-Saharan Africa: A New Landscape?
Klaus Deininger, Fang Xia, Sara Savastano
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7285, June 2015

How Much of the Labor in African Agriculture Is Provided by Women?
Amparo Palacios-Lopez, Luc Christiaensen, and Talip Kilic
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7282, June 2015

Delivering Education: A Pragmatic Framework for Improving Education in Low-Income Countries
Tahir Andrabi, Jishnu Das, Asim Ijaz Khwaja
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7277, May 2015

Doing the Survey Two-Step: The Effects of Reticence on Estimates of Corruption in Two-Stage Survey Questions
Nona Karalashvili, Aart Kraay, and Peter Murrell
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7276, May 2015

Poverty Dynamics in India between 2004 and 2012: Insights from Longitudinal Analysis Using Synthetic Panel Data
Hai-Anh H. Dang and Peter F. Lanjouw
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7270., May 2015

Do Public Health Interventions Crowd Out Private Health Investments? Malaria Control Policies in Eritrea
Pedro Carneiro, Alex Armand, Andrea Locatelli, Selam Mihreteab, and Joseph Keating
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7268, May 2015

World Bank Policy Lending and the Quality of Public Sector Governance
Lodewijk Smets and Stephen Knack
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7267, May 2015

Investigating the Gender Gap in Agricultural Productivity: Evidence from Uganda
Daniel Ali, Derick Bowen, Klaus Deininger, Marguerite Duponchel
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7262, May 2015

Was Weber Right? The Effects of Pay for Ability and Pay for Performance on Pro-Social Motivation, Ability and Effort in the Public Sector
Sheheryar Banuri and Philip Keefer
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7261, May 2015

You Are What (and Where) You Eat: Capturing Food Away from Home in Welfare Measures
Gabriela Farfan, Maria Eugenia Genoni, and Renos Vakis
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7257, May 2015

Global Poverty Goals and Prices: How Purchasing Power Parity Matters
Dean Jolliffe and Espen Beer Prydz
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7256, May 2015

The Dark Side of Disclosure: Evidence of Government Expropriation from Worldwide Firms
Tingting Liu, Barkat Ullah, Zuobao Wei, and Lixin Colin Xu
Policy Research Working Paper 7254, May 2015

African Mining, Gender, and Local Employment 
Andreas Kotsadam and Anja Tolonen
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7251, April 2015

Good Countries or Good Projects? Comparing Macro and Micro Correlates of World Bank and Asian Development Bank Project Performance
David Bulman, Walter Kolkma, and Aart Kraay
World Bank Research Policy Working Paper 7245, April 2015

Household Responses to Shocks in Rural Ethiopia: Livestock as a Buffer Stock
Daniel Ayalew Ali
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7244, April 2015

Program Evaluation and Spillover Effects
M. Angelucci and Vicenzo Di Maro
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7243, April 2015

Trade Agreements and Enforcement: Evidence from WTO Dispute Settlement
Chad P. Bown and Kara M. Reynolds
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7242, April 2015

Are Women Less Productive Farmers? How Markets and Risk Affect Fertilizer Use, Productivity, and Measured Gender Effects in Uganda
Donald F. Larson, Sara Savastano, Siobhan Murray, and Amparo Palacios-López
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7241, April 2015

The Global Findex Database 2014: Measuring Financial Inclusion around the World
Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Leora Klapper, Dorothe Singer, Peter Van Oudheusden
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7255, April 2015

Asset Price Effects of Peer Benchmarking: Evidence from a Natural Experiment
Sushant Acharya and Alvaro Pedraza
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7239, April 2015

Weather Insurance Savings Accounts
Daniel Stein and Jeremy Tobacman
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7235, April 2015

Information, Knowledge and Behavior: Evaluating Alternative Methods of Delivering School Information to Parents
Pedro Cerdan-Infantes and Deon Filmer
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7233, March 2015

Report Cards: The Impact of Providing School and Child Test Scores on Educational Markets
Tahir Andrabi, Jishnu Das, Asim Ijaz Khwaja
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7226, March 2015

The International Bank Lending Channel of Monetary Policy Rates and Quantitative Easing: Credit Supply, Reach-for-Yield, and Real Effects
Bernardo Morais, José-Luis Peydró, Claudia Ruiz
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7216, March 2015

Using Lotteries to Incentivize Safer Sexual Behavior: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial on HIV Prevention
Martina Björkman Nyqvist, Lucia Corno, Damien de Walque, Jakob Svensson (March 2015)
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7215, March 2015

No Condition Is Permanent: Middle Class in Nigeria in the Last Decade
Paul Corral, Vasco Molini, Gbemisola Oseni
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7214, March 2015

Economic Implications of a Potential Free Trade Agreement between India and the United States
Emiko Fukase and Will Martin
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7212, March 2015

Policy and Performance in Customs: Evaluating the Trade Facilitation Agreement
Russell Hillberry and Xiaohui Zhang
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7211, March 2015

Trade Effects of Customs Reform: Evidence from Albania
Ana M. Fernandes, Russell Hillberry, Alejandra Mendoza Alcántara
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7210, March 2015

What Determines Entrepreneurial Outcomes in Emerging Markets? The Role of Initial Conditions
Meghana Ayyagari, Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Vojislav Maksimovic
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7207, March 2015

Drinking Water Salinity and Infant Mortality in Coastal Bangladesh
Susmita Dasgupta, Mainul Huq, and David Wheeler
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7200, February 2015

Gender Differentials and Agricultural Productivity in Niger
Prospere Backiny-Yetna and Kevin McGee
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7199, February 2015

Behavioral Economics and Social Exclusion: Can Interventions Overcome Prejudice?
Karla Hoff
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7198, February 2015

Small Miracles”—Behavioral Insights to Improve Development Policy: World Development Report 2015 
Allison Demeritt and Karla Hoff
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7197, February 2015

Debiasing on a Roll: Changing Gambling Behavior through Experiential Learning
Martin Abel, Shawn Cole, Bilal Zia
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7195, February 2015

The Internet as a General-Purpose Technology: Firm-Level Evidence from around the World 
George R.G. Clarke, Christine Zhenwei Qiang, and Lixin Colin Xu
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7192, February 2015

R&D Returns, Spillovers, and Firm Incentives: Evidence from China
Chorching Goh, Wei Li, Lixin Colin Xu
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7191, February 2015

The Changing Patterns of Financial Integration in Latin America
Tatiana Didier, Matias Moretti, Sergio L. Schmukler
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7190, February 2015

Sex-Selective Abortions, Fertility, and Birth Spacing
Claus C Pörtner
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7189, February 2015

Love, Money, and Old Age Support: Does Parental Matchmaking Matter?
Fali Huang, Ginger Zhe Jin, and Lixin Colin Xu
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7188, February 2015

Wage Dynamics, Turnover, and Human Capital: Evidence from Adolescent Transition from School to Work in the Philippines
Futoshi Yamauchi
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7184, January 2015

Short-Term Impacts of Formalization Assistance and a Bank Information Session on Business Registration and Access to Finance in Malawi
Francisco Campos, Markus Goldstein, David McKenzie
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7183, February 2015

Same Question but Different Answer: Experimental Evidence on Questionnaire Design’s Impact on Poverty Measured by Proxies 
Talip Kilic and Thomas Sohnesen
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7182, January 2015

Tackling Social Exclusion: Evidence from Chile 
Pedro Carneiro, Emanuela Galasso, and Rita Ginja
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7180, January 2015

Sustainability of Solar Electricity: The Role of Endogenous Resource Substitution and Market Mediated Responses
Jevgenijs Steinbuks, Gaurav Satija, Fu Zhao
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7178, January 2015

Promoting Handwashing and Sanitation: Evidence from a Large-Scale Randomized Trial in Rural Tanzania
Bertha Briceño, Aidan Coville, Sebastian Martinez, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7164, January 2015

The Global Trade Slowdown: Cyclical or Structural?
Cristina Constantinescu, Aaditya Mattoo, and Michele Ruta
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7158, January 2015

Impact Evaluation Helps Deliver Development Projects
Arianna Legovini, Vincenzo Di Maro, and Caio Piza
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7157, January 2015

Firm Heterogeneity and Costly Trade: A New Estimation Strategy and Policy Experiments
Ivan Cherkashin, Svetlana Demidova, Hiau Looi Kee, and Kala Krishna
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7156, January 2015

From Tragedy to Renaissance: Improving Agricultural Data for Better Policies
Gero Carletto, Dean Jolliffe, and Raka Banerjee
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7150, January 2015 

2014 


 

Facing the Hungry Tide: Climate Change, Livelihood Threats, and Household Responses in Coastal Bangladesh
Susmita Dasgupta, Md. Moqbul Hossain, Mainul Huq, and David Wheeler, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7148, December 2014

Climate Change, Groundwater Salinization and Road Maintenance Costs in Coastal Bangladesh
Susmita Dasgupta, Md. Moqbul Hossain, Mainul Huq, and David Wheeler, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7147, December 2014

Integrating Qualitative Methods into Investment Climate Impact Evaluations
Alejandra Mendoza Alcántara and Michael Woolcock, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7145, December 2014

A “Delphi Exercise” as a Tool in Amazon Rainforest Valuation, Jon Strand, Richard T. Carson, Stale Navrud, Ariel Ortiz-Bobea, Jeffrey Vincent, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7143, December 2014

What Is the Social Value of Second-Generation Biofuels?
Thomas W. Hertel, Jevgenijs Steinbuks, Wallace E. Tyner, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7142, December 2014

Who Remained in Poverty, Who Moved Up, and Who Fell Down? An Investigation of Poverty Dynamics in Senegal in the Late 2000s
Hai-Anh H. Dang, Peter F. Lanjouw, Rob Swinkels
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7141, December 2014

Climate Change, Soil Salinity, and the Economics of High-Yield Rice Production in Coastal Bangladesh
Susmita Dasgupta, Md. Moqbul Hossain, Mainul Huq, and David Wheeler
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7140, December 2014

Roads, Labor Markets, and Human Capital: Evidence from Rural Indonesia
Futoshi Yamauchi, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7139, December 2014

Wage Growth, Landholding, and Mechanization in Chinese Agriculture
Xiaobing Wang, Futoshi Yamauchi, Keijiro Otsuka, Jikun Huangm, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7138, December 2014

Measuring Risk Preferences in Rural Ethiopia: Risk Tolerance and Exogenous Income Proxies
Ferdinand M. Vieider, Abebe Beyene, Randall Bluffstone, Sahan Dissanayake, Zenebe Gebreegziabher, Peter Martinsson, Alemu Mekonnen, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7137, December 2014

Party Age and Party Color: New Results on the Political Economy of Redistribution and Inequality
Philip Keefer and Branko Milanovic, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7129, December 2014

Health Information, Treatment, and Worker Productivity: Experimental Evidence from Malaria Testing and Treatment among Nigerian Sugarcane Cutters
Andrew Dillon, Jed Friedman, Pieter Serneels, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7120, November 2014

Importing High Food Prices by Exporting: Rice Prices in Lao PDR
Dick Durevall and Roy van der Weide, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7119, November 2014

Milking the Data: Measuring Income from Milk Production in Extensive Livestock Systems— Experimental Evidence from Niger
Alberto Zezza, Giovanni Federighi, Kalilou Adamou, Pierre Hiernaux, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7114, November 2014

Does Livestock Ownership Affect Animal Source Foods Consumption and Child Nutritional Status? Evidence from Rural Uganda
Carlo Azzarri, Elizabeth Cross, Beliyou Haile, Alberto Zezza, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7111, November 2014

The Economic Effects of a Borrower Bailout: Evidence from an Emerging Market
Xavier Giné and Martin Kanz, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7109, November 2014

Income Diversification Patterns in Rural Sub-Saharan Africa Reassessing the Evidence
Benjamin Davis, Stefania Di Giuseppe, Alberto Zezza, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7108, November 2014

Twinning the Goals: How Can Promoting Shared Prosperity Help to Reduce Global Poverty?
Christoph Lakner, Mario Negre, Espen Beer Prydz, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7106, November 2014

Transitioning from Low-Income Growth to High-Income Growth: Is There a Middle Income Trap?
David Bulman, Maya Eden, Ha Nguyen, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7104, November 2014

Poverty and the Spatial Distribution of Rural Population
Edward B. Barbier and Jacob P. Hochard, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7101, November 2014

Rewarding Safer Sex: Conditional Cash Transfers for HIV/STI Prevention
Damien de Walque, William H. Dow, Rose Nathan, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7099, November 2014

Estimates of Ad Valorem Equivalents of Barriers Against Foreign Suppliers of Services in Eleven Services Sectors and 103 Countries
Yaghoob Jafari and David G. Tarr, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7096, November 2014

The Need for Multiple Types of Information to Inform Climate Change Assessment
Michael Toman, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7094, November 2014

Can Agricultural Households Farm Their Way out of Poverty?
Gbemisola Oseni, Kevin McGee, Andrew Dabalen, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7093, November 2014

Protected Areas and Deforestation: New Results from High Resolution Panel Data
Brian Blankespoor, Susmita Dasgupta, and David Wheeler, Policy Research Working Paper 7091, November 2014

The Impact of Household Food Consumption Data Collection Methods on Poverty
and Inequality Measures in Niger
 
Prospere Backiny-Yetna, Diane Steele, Ismael Yacoubou Djima, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7090, November 2014

Some Simple Analytics of Trade and Labor Mobility
Erhan Artuc, Shubham Chaudhuri, and John McLaren, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7089, November 2014

Inheritance Law Reform, Empowerment, and Human Capital Accumulation: Second-Generation Effects from India
Klaus Deininger, Fang Xia, Songqing Jin, and Hari K. Nagarajan, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7086, November 2014

Does Land Fragmentation Increase the Cost of Cultivation? Evidence from India, Klaus Deininger, Daniel Monchuk, Hari K Nagarajan, Sudhir K Singh, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7085, November 2014

Informing Migration Policies: A Data Primer, Calogero Carletto, Jennica Larrison, Çaglar Özden, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7082, November 2014

Village Political Economy, Land Tenure Insecurity, and the Rural to Urban Migration Decision: Evidence from China, John Giles and Ren Mu, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7080, November 2014

CGE Analysis of the Impact of Foreign Direct Investment and Tariff Reform on Female and Male Wages
María C. Latorre, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7073, October 2014

Which Firms Create the Most Jobs in Developing Countries? Evidence from Tunisia
Bob Rijkers, Hassen Arouri, Caroline Freund, Antonio Nucifora, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7068, October 2014

The Effects of Financial Development on Foreign Direct Investment
Rodolphe Desbordes and Shang-Jin Wei, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7065, October 2014

Radio Frequency (Un)Identification: Results from a Proof-of-Concept Trial of the Use of RFID Technology to Measure Microenterprise Turnover in Sri Lanka
Suresh de Mel, Dammika Herath, David McKenzie, Yuvraj Pathak, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7064, October 2014

Credit Conditions and Foreign Direct Investment During the Global Financial Crisis
Rodolphe Desbordes and Shang-Jin Wei, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7063, October 2014

Agricultural Policies and Trade Paths in Turkey
Donald F. Larson, Will Martin, Sebnem Sahin, Marino Tsigas, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7059, October 2014

Measuring Agricultural Knowledge and Adoption
Florence Kondylis, Valerie Mueller, and Siyao Jessica Zhu, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7058, October 2014

Evidence on Policies to Increase the Development Impacts of International Migration
David McKenzie and Dean Yang, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7057, October 2014

Agricultural Productivity, Hired Labor, Wages and Poverty: Evidence from Bangladesh
Shahe Emran and Forhad Shilpi, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7056, October 2014

Water Quality, Brawn, and Education: The Rural Drinking Water Program in China
Lixin Colin Xu and Jing Zhang, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7054, October 2014

Foreign Bank Subsidiaries' Default Risk During the Global Crisis: What Factors Help Insulate Affiliates from Their Parents?
Deniz Anginer, Eugenio Cerutti, and María Soledad Martínez Pería, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7053, October 2014

Exploiting Externalities to Estimate the Long-Term Effects of Early Childhood Deworming
Owen Ozier, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7052, September 2014

Local Intermediate Inputs and the Shared Supplier Spillovers of Foreign Direct Investment,
Hiau Looi Kee, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7050, September 2014

Reducing Trade Costs in East Africa: Deep Regional Integration and Multilateral Action
Edward J. Balistreri, David G. Tarr, Hidemichi Yonezawa, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7049, September 2014

Macroinsurance for Microenterprises: A Randomized Experiment in Post-Revolution Egypt
Matthew Groh and David McKenzie, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7048, September 2014

Voting with Their Feet? Access to Infrastructure and Migration in Nepal
Forhad Shilpi, Prem Sangraula, and Yue Li, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7047, September 2014

Testing Weak Exogeneity in Cointegrated Panels
Enrique Moral-Benito and Luis Serven, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7045, September 2014

Who Benefits from Government Health Spending and Why? A Global Assessment
Adam Wagstaff, Marcel Bilger, Leander R. Buisman, Caryn Bredenkamp, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7044, September 2014

Updating Poverty Estimates at Frequent Intervals in the Absence of Consumption Data: Methods and Illustration with Reference to a Middle-Income Country
Hai-Anh H. Dang, Peter F. Lanjouw, Umar Serajuddin
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7043, September 2014

Estimating the Long-Run Impact of Microcredit Programs on Household Income and Net Worth
Tiemen Woutersen and Shahidur R. Khandker, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7040, September 2014

Interactions Among Donors’ Aid Allocations: Evidence from an Exogenous World Bank Income Threshold
Stephen Knack, Lixin Colin Xu, and Ben Zou, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7039, September 2014

Dynamics of Demand for Rainfall Index Insurance: Evidence from a Commercial Product in India
Daniel Stein, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7035, September 2014

Infrastructure, Growth, and Inequality: An Overview
César Calderón and Luis Servén, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7034, September 2014

Testing the Importance of Search Frictions, Matching, and Reservation Prestige Through Randomized Experiments in Jordan
Matthew Groh, David McKenzie, Nour Shammout , Tara Vishwanath, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7030, September 2014

Benchmarking the Financial Performance, Growth, and Outreach of Greenfield Microfinance Institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa
Robert Cull, Sven Harten, Ippei Nishida, Greta Bull, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7029, September 2014

GLS Estimation and Empirical Bayes Prediction for Linear Mixed Models with Heteroskedasticity and Sampling Weights: A Background Study for the POVMAP Project
Roy van der Weide, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7028, September 2014

Agricultural Production, Dietary Diversity, and Climate Variability
Andrew Dillon, Kevin McGee, and Gbemisola Oseni, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7022, September 2014

SME Finance in Africa
Thorsten Beck and Robert Cull, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7018, September 2014

The African Financial Development and Financial Inclusion Gaps
Franklin Allen, Elena Carletti, Robert Cull, Jun “Qj” Qian, Lemma Senbet, and Patricio Valenzuela, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7019, September 2014

Corporate Governance and Bank Insolvency Risk: International Evidence
Deniz Anginer, Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Harry Huizinga, and Kebin Ma, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7017, September 2014

Barriers to the Implementation of Environmental Policies at the Local Level in China
Genia Kostka, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7016, August 2014

Information is Power Experimental Evidence on the Long-Run Impact of Community Based Monitoring
Martina Björkman Nyqvist, Damien de Walque, and Jakob Svensson, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7015, August 2014

The Impact of Credit Information Sharing Reforms on Firm Financing
Maria Soledad Martinez Peria and Sandeep Singh, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7013, August 2014

Short- and Long-Run Impacts of Food Price Changes on Poverty
Maros Ivanic and Will Martin, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7011, August 2014

Small Business Tax Policy, Informality, and Tax Evasion – Evidence from Georgia
Miriam Bruhn and Jan Loeprick, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7010, August 2014

The Effect of Climate and Technological Uncertainty in Crop Yields on the Optimal Path of Global Land Use
Yongyang Cai, Jevgenijs Steinbuks, Thomas W. Hertel, Joshua Elliott, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7009, August 2014

Does Local Financial Development Matter for Firm Lifecycle in India?
Meghana Ayyagari, Asli Demirguc-Kunt, and Vojislav Maksimovic, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7008, August 2014

Grain Price Spikes and Beggar-Thy-Neighbor Policy Responses: A Global Economywide Analysis
Hans G Jensen and Kym Anderson, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7007, August 2014

Poverty Impacts of the Volume-Based Special Safeguard Mechanism
Maros Ivanic and Will Martin, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7006, August 2014

Predicting World Bank Project Outcome Ratings
Patricia Geli, Aart Kraay, and Hoveida Nobakht, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7001, July 2014

Seeing Is Believing? Evidence from an Extension Network Experiment
Florence Kondylis, Valerie Mueller, Siyao Zhu, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7000, July 2014

Strategic Information Revelation and Capital Allocation
Alvaro Pedraza Morales, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6995, July 2014

Strategic Interactions and Portfolio Choice in Money Management: Evidence from Colombian Pension Funds, Alvaro Pedraza Morales, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6994, July 2014

Fiscal Multipliers in Recessions and Expansions: Does It Matter Whether Government Spending Is Increasing or Decreasing?
Daniel Riera-Crichton, Carlos A. Vegh, and Guillermo Vuletin, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6993, July 2014

Damming the Commons: An Empirical Analysis of International Cooperation and Conflict in Dam Location
Sheila M. Olmstead and Hilary Sigman, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6992, July 2014

International Remittances and Financial Inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa
Gemechu Ayana Aga and Maria Soledad Martinez Peria
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6991, July 2014

How Useful Is Inequality of Opportunity as a Policy Construct?
Ravi Kanbur and Adam Wagstaff
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6980, July 2014

Trade Flows and Trade Disputes
Chad P. Bown and Kara M. Reynolds
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6979, July 2014

The Return of “Patrimonial Capitalism”: Review of Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century
Branko Milanovic
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6974, July 2014

Inflation and Indivisible Investment in Developing Economies
Maya Eden and Ha Nguyen
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6972, July 2014

Inequality Is Bad for Growth of the Poor (But Not for That of the Rich)
Roy van der Weide and Branko Milanovic
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6963, July 2014

Estimation of Normal Mixtures in a Nested Error Model with an Application to Small Area Estimation of Poverty and Inequality
Chris Elbers and Roy van der Weide
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6962, July 2014

The Domestic Segment of Global Supply Chains in China under State Capitalism
Heiwai Tang, Fei Wang, and Zhi Wang
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6960, June 2014

Money or Ideas? A Field Experiment on Constraints to Entrepreneurship in Rural Pakistan
Xavier Giné and Ghazala Mansuri
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6959, June 2014

The Anatomy of Failure: An Ethnography of a Randomized Trial to Deepen Democracy in Rural India
Kripa Ananthpur, Kabir Malik, and Vijayendra Rao
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6958, June 2014

Contracting for the Second Best in Dysfunctional Electricity Markets
Arina Nikandrova and Jevgenijs Steinbuks
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6955, June 2014

Climate Change, Industrial Transformation, and “Development Traps
Alexander Golub and Michael Toman
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6951, June 2014

Deals and Delays: Firm-level Evidence on Corruption and Policy Implementation Times
Caroline Freund, Mary Hallward-Driemeier, and Bob Rijkers
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6949, June 2014

Bank Capital and Systemic Stability 
Deniz Anginer and Asli Demirguc-Kunt
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6948, June 2014

Institutional Arrangements for the Promotion of Regional Integration of Electricity Markets: International Experience
Musiliu O. Oseni and Michael G. Pollitt
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6947, June 2014

Welfare Dynamics Measurement: Two Definitions of a Vulnerability Line and Their Empirical Application
Hai-Anh H. Dang and Peter F. Lanjouw
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6944, June 2014

Does Institutional Finance Matter for Agriculture? Evidence Using Panel Data from Uganda
Shahidur R. Khandker and Gayatri B. Koolwal
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6942, June 2014

Economics of Transiting to Renewable Energy in Morocco: A General Equilibrium Analysis
Govinda R. Timilsina and Florian Landis
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6940, June 2014

Culture, Politics, and Development 
Michael Woolcock
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6939, June 2014

Open Skies over the Middle East
Anca Cristea, Russell Hillberry, and Aaditya Mattoo
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6937, June 2014

Deposit Insurance Database
Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Edward Kane. and Luc Laeven
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6934, June 2014

Radio’s Impact on Preferences for Patronage Benefits
Philip Keefer and Stuti Khemani
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6932, June 2014

Does Involvement of Local NGOs Enhance Public Service Delivery? Cautionary Evidence from a Malaria-Prevention Evaluation in India
Ashis Das, Jed Friedman, and Eeshani Kandpal
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6931, June 2014

Comparative Advantage, International Trade, and Fertility
Quy-Toan Do, Andrei Levchenko, Claudio Raddatz
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6930, June 2014

Assessing Energy Price Induced Improvements in Efficiency of Capital in OECD Manufacturing Industries
Jevgenijs Steinbuks and Karsten Neuhoff
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6929, June 2014

Confronting the Food-Energy-Environment Trilemma: Global Land Use in the Long Run
Jevgenijs Steinbuks and Thomas W. Hertel
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6928, June 2014

Who Will Feed China in the 21st Century? Income Growth and Food Demand and Supply in China
Emiko Fukase and Will Martin
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6926, June 2014

World Bank Lending and the Quality of Economic Policy
Lodewijk Smets and Stephen Knack
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6924, June 2014

50 Years of Urbanization in Africa: Examining the Role of Climate Change
J. Vernon Henderson, Adam Storeygard, and Uwe Deichmann
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6925, June 2014

Institutional Investors and Long-term Investment: Evidence from Chile
Luis Opazo, Claudio Raddatz, and Sergio L. Schmukler
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6922, June 2014

The Trade-Reducing Effects of Restrictions on Liner Shipping
Fabien Bertho, Ingo Borchert, and Aaditya Mattoo
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6921, June 2014

Why Has Energy Efficiency Not Scaled-up in the Industrial and Commercial Sectors in Ukraine? An Empirical Analysis
Gal Hochman and Govinda R. Timilsina
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6920, June 2014

Institutions and Firms’ Return to Innovation: Evidence from the World Bank Enterprise Survey
Ha Nguyen and Patricio A. Jaramillo
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6918, June 2014

Climate Change, Conflict, and Cooperation: Global Analysis of the Resilience of International River Treaties to Increased Water Variability
Shlomi Dinar, David Katz, Lucia De Stefano, and Brian Blankespoor
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6916, June 2014

Inequality of Opportunity and Economic Growth: A Cross-Country Analysis
Francisco H. G. Ferreira, Christoph Lakner, Maria Ana Lugo, and Berk Özler
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6915, June 2014

Encouraging Health Insurance for the Informal Sector: A Cluster Randomized Trial
Adam Wagstaff, Ha Thi Hong Nguyen Huyen Dao and Sarah Bales
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6910, June 2014

The Price of Empowerment: Experimental Evidence on Land Titling in Tanzania
Daniel Ayalew Ali, Matthew Collin, Klaus Deininger, Stefan Dercon, Justin Sandefur, and Andrew Zeitlin
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6908, June 2014

Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions in Services: The Role of Policy and Industrial Structure
Alessandro Barattieri, Ingo Borchert and Aaditya Mattoo
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6905, June 2014

Household Cooking Fuel Choice and Adoption of Improved Cookstoves in Developing Countries: A Review
Sunil Malla and Govinda R Timilsina
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6903, June 2014

Financial (Dis-)Information: Evidence from an Audit Study in Mexico
Xavier Giné, Cristina Martínez Cuellar, and Rafael Keenan Mazer
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6902, June 2014

Strengthening Malaria Service Delivery through Supportive Supervision and Community Mobilization in an Endemic Indian Setting: An Evaluation of Nested Delivery Models
Ashis Das, Jed Friedman, Eeshani Kandpal, G.N.V. Ramana, R. K. Das Gupta, Madan M. Pradhan, and Ramesh Govindaraj
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6901, June 2014

Immigrant versus Natives? Displacement and Job Creation
Caglar Ozden and Mathis Wagner
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6900, June 2014

What Do We Know About Preferential Trade Agreements and Temporary Trade Barriers?
Chad P. Bown, Baybars Karacaovali, and Patricia Tovar
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6898, June 2014

Progress Toward the Health MDGs: Are the Poor Being Left Behind?
Adam Wagstaff. Caryn Bredenkamp. and Leander R. Buisman
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6894, May 2014

Effects of Interventions to Raise Voluntary Enrollment in a Social Health Insurance Scheme: A Cluster Randomized Trial
Joseph J. Capuno, Aleli D. Kraft, Stella Quimbo, Carlos R. Tan, Jr., and Adam Wagstaff
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6893, May 2014

The Impact of a Pay-for-Performance Scheme on Prescription Quality in Rural China: An Impact Evaluation
Xiaojie Sun, Xiaoyun Liu, Qiang Sun, Winnie Yip, Adam Wagstaff, and Qingyue Meng
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6892, May 2014

Episodes of Unemployment Reduction in Rich, Middle-Income, and Transition Economies
Caroline Freund and Bob Rijkers
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6891, May 2014

What a Difference a State Makes: Health Reform in Andhra Pradesh
Sofi Bergkvist, Adam Wagstaff, Anuradha Katyal, Prabal V. Singh, Amit Samarth, and Mala Rao
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6883, May 2014

Son Preference, Fertility and Family Structure. Evidence from Reproductive Behavior
among Nigerian Women

Annamaria Milazzo
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6869, May 2014

International Asset Allocations and Capital Flows: The Benchmark Effect
Claudio Raddatz, Sergio L. Schmukler, and Tomás Williams
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6866, May 2014

The Effect of Aid on Growth: Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment
Sebastian Galiani, Stephen Knack, Lixin Colin Xu, and Ben Zou
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6865, May 2014

A Global Assessment of Human Capital Mobility: The Role of Non-OECD Destinations
Erhan Artuç, Frédéric Docquier, Çaðlar Özden, Christopher Parsons
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6863, May 2014

CATA Meets IMPOV: A Unified Approach to Measuring Financial Protection in Health
Adam Wagstaff and Patrick Hoang-Vu Eozenou
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6861, May 2014

Why Don’t Remittances Appear to Affect Growth?
Michael A. Clemens and David McKenzie
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6856, May 2014

Growth, Inequality, and Social Welfare: Cross-Country Evidence
David Dollar, Tatjana Kleineberg, and Aart Kraay
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6842, April 2014

Do Poverty Traps Exist?
Aart Kraay and David McKenzie, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6835, April 2014

Incentive Contracts for Environmental Services and Their Potential in REDD
Lea Fortmann, Paula Cordero, Brent Sohngen, and Brian Roe
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6829, April 2014

HIV Testing, Behavior Change, and the Transition to Adulthood in Malawi
Kathleen Beegle, Michelle Poulin, and Gil Shapira
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6825, March 2014

Designing Experiments to Measure Spillover Effects
Sarah Baird, Aislinn Bohren, Craig McIntosh, Berk Özler, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6824, March 2014

The Heterogeneous Effects of HIV Testing
Sarah Baird, Erick Gong, Craig McIntosh, and Berk Özler
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6823, March 2014

Convergence to the Managerial Frontier
William F. Maloney and Mauricio Sarrias
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6822, March 2014

Dynamic Effects of Microcredit in Bangladesh
Shahidur R. Khandker and Hussain A. Samad
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6821, March 2014

River Salinity and Climate Change: Evidence from Coastal Bangladesh
Susmita Dasgupta, Farhana Akhter Kamal, Zahirul Huque Khan, Sharifuzzaman Choudhury, and Ainun Nishat
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6817, March 2014

Implementation of REDD+ Mechanisms in Tanzania
Paula Cordero Salas
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6815, March 2014

Engineers, Innovative Capacity and Development in the Americas
William F. Maloney and Felipe Valencia Caicedo
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6814, March 2014

Why Don't Poor Countries Do R&D?
Edwin Goñi and William F. Maloney
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6811, March 2014

All in the Family: State Capture in Tunisia
Bob Rijkers, Caroline Freund, and Antonio Nucifora
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6810, March 2014

Explaining Gender Differentials in Agricultural Production in Nigeria
Gbemisola Oseni, Paul Corral, Markus Goldstein, and Paul Winters
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6809, March 2014

The Impact of Vocational Training for the Unemployed: Experimental Evidence from Turkey
Sarojini Hirshleifer, David McKenzie, Rita Almeida, Cristobal Ridao-Cano
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6807, March 2014

The Nexus between Gender, Collective Action for Public Goods, and Agriculture: Evidence from Malawi
Nancy McCarthy and Talip Kilic
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6806, March 2014

Why Are Adult Women Missing? Son Preference and Maternal Survival in India
Annamaria Milazzo
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6802, March 2014

Re-Re-Reply to “The Impact of Microcredit on the Poor in Bangladesh: Revisiting the Evidence”
Mark M. Pitt
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6801, March 2014

Impact of Intermittent Screening and Treatment for Malaria among School Children in Kenya: A Cluster Randomized Trial
Katherine E. Halliday, George Okello, Elizabeth L. Turner, Kiambo Njagi, Carlos Mcharo, Juddy Kengo, Elizabeth Allen, Margaret M. Dubeck, Matthew C.H. Jukes, and Simon J. Brooker
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6791, February 2014

Import Dynamics and Demands for Protection
Russell Hillberry and Phillip McCalman
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6796, March 2014

Population Pressures, Migration, and the Returns to Human Capital and Land: Insights from Indonesia
Yanyan Liu and Futoshi Yamauchi
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6790, February 2014

Wage Growth, Landholding, and Mechanization in Agriculture: Evidence from Indonesia
Futoshi Yamauchi
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6789, February 2014

Academic Peer Effects with Different Group Assignment Policies: Residential Tracking versus Random Assignment
Robert Garlick
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6787, February 2014

Does Energy Consumption Respond to Price Shocks? Evidence from a Regression-Discontinuity Design
Paulo Bastos, Lucio Castro, Julian Cristia, and Carlos Scartascini
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6785, February 2014

"Crowding in" and the Returns to Government Investment in Low-Income Countries
Maya Eden and Aart Kraay
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6781, February 2014

Wealth Gradients in Early Childhood Cognitive Development in Five Latin American Countries
Norbert Schady, Jere Behrman, Maria Caridad Araujo, Rodrigo Azuero, Raquel Bernal, David Bravo, Florencia Lopez-Boo, Karen Macours, Daniela Marshall, Christina Paxson, and Renos Vakis
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6779, February 2014

Informal Firms and Financial Inclusion: Status and Determinants
Subika Farazi, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6778, February 2014

New Firm Registration and the Business Cycle
Leora Klapper, Inessa Love, Douglas Randall
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6775, February 2014

International Interventions to Build Social Capital Evidence from a Field Experiment in Sudan
Alexandra Avdeenko and Michael J. Gilligan
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6772, February 2014

Is There A Farm-Size Productivity Relationship in African Agriculture? Evidence from Rwanda
Daniel Ayalew Ali and Klaus Deininger
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6770, January 2014

Credit Constraints, Agricultural Productivity, and Rural Nonfarm Participation: Evidence from Rwanda
Daniel Ayalew Ali, Klaus Deininger, and Marguerite Duponchel
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6769, January 2014

Development through Seasonal Worker Programs: The Case of New Zealand's RSE Program
John Gibson and David McKenzie
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6762, January 2014

Financial Development in Asia: Beyond Aggregate Indicators
Tatiana Didier and Sergio L. Schmukler
World bank Policy Research Working Paper 6761, January 2014

Trade Policy Instruments over Time
Chad P. Bown
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6757, January 2014

Coping with Risk: The Effects of Shocks on Reproductive Health and Transactional Sex in Rural Tanzania
Damien de Walque, William H. Dow, and Erick Gong
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6751, January 2014

Can You Help Someone Become Financially Capable? A Meta-Analysis of the Literature
Margaret Miller, Julia Reichelstein, Christian Salas, and Bilal Zia
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6745, January 2014

Impact of Export Destinations on Firm Performance
Tolga Cebeci
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6743, January 2014

Evaluating Aid for Trade: A Survey of Recent Studies
Olivier Cadot, Ana Fernandes, Julien Gourdon, Aaditya Mattoo, and Jaime de Melo
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6742, January 2014

The Challenge of Measuring Hunger
Joachim De Weerdt, Kathleen Beegle, Jed Friedman, and John Gibson
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6736, January 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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