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Policy Research Working Papers by Research Department 2014

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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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

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

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

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


Last updated: 2014-07-01




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