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The Policy Research Working Papers disseminate 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. You can find more policy research working papers from the World Bank's institutional archives search here using the author's last name, title, or working paper number ("wpsxxxx").

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2017

Mangroves as Protection from Storm Surges in Bangladesh
Susmita Dasgupta, Md. Saiful Islam, Mainul Huq, Zahirul Huque Khan, and Md. Raqubul Hasib 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 8251, November 2017

Roads and the Geography of Economic Activities in Mexico
Brian Blankespoor,Théophile Bougna, Rafael Garduno-Rivera, and Harris Selod  
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 8226, October 2017

The Socioeconomics of Fish Consumption and Child Health in Bangladesh
Susmita Dasgupta, Mohammed Golam Mustafa, Paul Tapas, and David Wheeler
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 8217, October 2017

Understanding the Interactions between Emissions Trading Systems and Renewable Energy Standards Using a Multi-Regional CGE Model of China
Ying Fan, Jie Wu, Govinda Timilsina, and Yan Xia
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 8159, August 2017

Reducing Traffic Congestion in Beirut: An Empirical Analysis of Selected Policy Options
Alex Anas, Sayan De Sarkar, Maya Abou Zeid, Govinda Timilsina, and Ziad Nakat
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 8158, August 2017

Job Fairs: Matching Firms and Workers in a Field Experiment in Ethiopia
Girum Abebe, Stefano Caria, Marcel Fafchamps, Paolo Falco, Simon Franklin, Simon Quinn, and Forhad Shilpi
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 8092, June 2017

Beyond Dualism: Agricultural Productivity, Small Towns, and Structural Change in Bangladesh
M. Shahe Emran and Forhad Shilpi
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 8087, June 2017

Fuel Efficiency Versus Fuel Substitution in the Transport Sector: An Econometric Analysis
Gal Hochman and Govinda R. Timilsina
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 8070, May 2017

Challenges in Assessing the Costs of Household Cooking Energy in Lower-Income Countries
Michael Toman and Randall Bluffstone
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 8008, March 2017

Assessing the Accuracy of Electricity Demand Forecasts in Developing Countries
Jevgenijs Steinbuks 
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7974, February 2017

2016

Children Left Behind in China: The Role of School Fees
Hai-Anh Dang, Yang Huang, and Harris Selod
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7881, November 2016

The World Is Not Yet Flat: Transport Costs Matter
Kristian Behrens, W. Mark Brown, and Théophile Bougna
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7862, October 2016

Capital Adjustment and the Optimal Fuel Choice
Marie Hyland and Jevgenijs Steinbuks
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7857, October 2016

Minimizing Ecological Damage from Road Improvement in Tropical Forests
Susmita Dasgupta and David Wheeler
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7826, September 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 

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

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

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

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

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  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ontracting 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 


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