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Bob Rijkers

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.

Personal Website: https://sites.google.com/site/decrgbobrijkers/


World Bank working papers and publications

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




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