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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 .Job fairs : matching firms and workers in a field experiment in Ethiopia
2 .Beyond dualism : agricultural productivity, small towns, and structural change in Bangladesh
3 .Do consumers benefit from supply chain intermediaries ? evidence from a policy experiment in the edible oils market in Bangladesh
4 .Agricultural productivity and non-farm employment : evidence from Bangladesh
5 .When measure matters: coresidency, truncation bias, and intergenerational mobility in developing countries
6 .Do land market restrictions hinder structural change in a rural economy ? evidence from Sri Lanka
7 .Land market restrictions, women's labor force participation, and wages in a rural economy
8 .Gold mining and proto-urbanization : recent evidence from Ghana
9 .Agricultural productivity, hired labor, wages and poverty : evidence from Bangladesh
10 .Voting with their feet ? access to infrastructure and migration in Nepal
11 .Admission is free only if your dad is rich! distributional effects of corruption in schools in developing countries
12 .Microfinance and moneylenders : long-run effects of MFIs on informal credit market in Bangladesh
13 .Understanding the sources of spatial disparity and convergence : evidence from Bangladesh
14 .Gender, geography and generations : intergenerational educational mobility in post-reform India
15 .From farm to firm : rural-urban transition in developing countries
16 .General equilibrium effects of land market restrictions on labor market : evidence from wages in Sri Lanka
17 .Determinants of choice of migration destination
18 .Migration, sorting and regional inequality : evidence from Bangladesh
19 .Spatial specialization and farm-nonfarm linkages
20 .Isolation and subjective welfare : evidence from South Asia
21 .The extent of the market and stages of agricultural specialization
22 .Where to sell ? market facilities and agricultural marketing
23 .Gender, generations, and nonfarm participation
24 .Marketing externalities and market development
25 .The spatial division of labor in Nepal

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