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Senior Economist

FORHAD SHILPI is a Senior Economist in the Development Research Group (Agriculture and Rural Development Team). Her current research focuses on the impacts of infrastructure and communication on rural-urban transformation, the role of domestic market institutions in the transmission of international price signals, and intergenerational mobility in developing countries. Her research has been published in leading development and economics journals such as Economic Journal, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Human Resources, Canadian Journal of Economics, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics and Economic Development and Cultural Change. She holds a Ph.D. degree in economics from Johns Hopkins University, where she taught several economics courses. Prior to joining the World Bank, she worked as a research associate at the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies.

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World Bank working papers and publications

1 .Admission is free only if your dad is rich! distributional effects of corruption in schools in developing countries
2 .Microfinance and moneylenders : long-run effects of MFIs on informal credit market in Bangladesh
3 .Understanding the sources of spatial disparity and convergence : evidence from Bangladesh
4 .Gender, geography and generations : intergenerational educational mobility in post-reform India
5 .From farm to firm : rural-urban transition in developing countries
6 .General equilibrium effects of land market restrictions on labor market : evidence from wages in Sri Lanka
7 .Determinants of choice of migration destination
8 .Migration, sorting and regional inequality : evidence from Bangladesh
9 .Spatial specialization and farm-nonfarm linkages
10 .Isolation and subjective welfare : evidence from South Asia
11 .The extent of the market and stages of agricultural specialization
12 .Where to sell ? market facilities and agricultural marketing
13 .Gender, generations, and nonfarm participation
14 .Marketing externalities and market development
15 .The spatial division of labor in Nepal

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