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Bob Rijkers

Senior Economist

BOB RIJKERS is an economist in the Trade and International Integration Unit of the Development Economics Research Group. He is interested in political economy, trade and labor market issues. Since joining the World Bank full-time in 2008, he has worked in the Poverty Reduction Anchor of the PREM network, the Macroeconomics and Growth Unit of the Development Economics Research Group and the Office of the Chief Economist of the Middle East and Northern Africa region. He holds a BA in Science and Social Sciences from University College Utrecht, Utrecht University and an M.Phil. and D.Phil. in Economics from the University of Oxford.

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World Bank Research Dataset

Deposit Insurance around the World: A Comprehensive Database
Policies and Institutions that Promote Saving: module 1 (National saving)

World Bank working papers and publications

1 .Can minimum wages close the gender wage gap ? evidence from Indonesia
2 .R�seaux politiques et fraude douani�re : Donn�es tir�es de l?exp�rience tunisienne
3 .Political connections and tariff evasion : evidence from Tunisia
4 .Which firms create the most jobs in developing countries ? evidence from Tunisia
5 .Deals and delays : firm-level evidence on corruption and policy implementation times
6 .Episodes of unemployment reduction in rich, middle-income, and transition economies
7 .All in the family : state capture in Tunisia
8 .Risky business : political instability and greenfield foreign direct investment in the Arab world
9 .Heterogeneity in subjective wellbeing : an application to occupational allocation in Africa
10 .Gender and rural non-farm entrepreneurship
11 .Do crises catalyze creative destruction ? firm-level evidence from Indonesia
12 .Ladies first ? firm-level evidence on the labor impacts of the East Asian crisis
13 .Coping with crises : why and how to protect employment and earnings
14 .Mind the gap ? a rural-urban comparison of manufacturing firms
15 .Market integration and structural transformation in a poor rural economy
16 .Who benefits from promoting small and medium scale enterprises ? some empirical evidence from Ethiopia
17 .Nonfarm microenterprise performance and the investment climate : evidence from rural Ethiopia

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