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Gil Shapira


GIL SHAPIRA is an Economist in the Human Development and Public Services Team of the Development Research Group. He received his B.A. in Economics from Columbia University in 2005, and his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011. His current research focuses on analyzing demographic and health issues in developing countries, with an emphasis on Sub-Saharan Arica. More specifically, in his current research he studies decision-making in the context of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the transition from adolescence to adulthood in Malawi, and the impact of interventions to improve maternal and child health in different countries.

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World Bank Research Dataset

Toolkit for Informality Scenario Analysis
Lakner-Milanovic (2013) World Panel Income Distribution (LM-WPID)

World Bank working papers and publications

1 .The effects of in-kind demand-side conditional transfers for improving uptake of maternal and child health services in Rwanda
2 .Effects of performance incentives for community health worker cooperatives in Rwanda
3 .HIV testing, behavior change, and the transition to adulthood in Malawi
4 .How subjective beliefs about HIV infection affect life-cycle fertility : evidence from rural Malawi

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