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Revving the Engine of Services Trade

April 2016: Trade in services has been steadily growing since 2010. In this Policy Research Talk, Research Manager Aaditya Mattoo unveiled a body of new research and data that is advancing knowledge about services trade policies, and how best to reform them.


A Measured Approach to Ending Poverty and Boosting Shared Prosperity

October 2014: This report argues that data and measurement are pivotal to the assessment of the Bank Group’s twin goals of ending poverty and boosting shared prosperity.

Global Financial Development Report 2015|2016: Long-Term Finance

September 2015: A shortage of long-term finance since the 2008 global crisis has been choking the growth of firms in developing countries and hampering the ability of credit-worthy families to borrow.

April Research Highlights

Minimum wages in Indonesia reduced gender pay gaps but left vulnerable women behind | The Mexican wage subsidy program lessened unemployment after the economic crisis | Testing the evaluations of programs to formalize firms | Large farm investments in Mozambique provide modest benefits to neighboring smallholders | Tailoring forest protection programs to suit communities will increase adoption and more…

Winners of the 2015 Research Academy

January 2016: The annual competition selects the best new research from across the World Bank Group. Read the three winning papers: Organizing Knowledge to Compete | Demand for Energy-Using Assets | Testing the Importance of Search Frictions and Matching.

Researchers at the Bank

  • Susmita Dasgupta is a Lead Environmental Economist in the World Bank’s Development Research Group. Her research focuses on the health hazards of pollution, the poverty-environment nexus, deforestation, biodiversity loss, impacts of climate change on coastal zones and climate extremes, adaptation to climate change, cost effective regulations, monitoring and enforcement of regulations.

The Management Team

  • The Development Research Group is managed by the Research Director and seven Research Managers.

Last updated: 2016-05-03

New Policy Research Working Papers

7662Property rights for fishing cooperatives : how (and how well) do they work ?2016/05
7661Non-tariff measures and the world trading system2016/05
7660Poverty and shared prosperity implications of deep integration in Eastern and Southern Africa2016/05
7659How does the sensitivity of consumption to income vary over time? international evidence2016/04
7658Particulate matter and labor supply : the role of caregiving and non-linearities2016/04


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