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Macroeconomics and Growth

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Growth is the essential ingredient for sustained poverty reduction. The research program focuses on identifying the contribution of policies and institutional changes to the diversity in growth and aggregate economic performance around the world. Studies are organized around three broad themes: foundations of growth, macroeconomic stability and international finance, and governance and political economy. More »


Working Papers

Capital Market Financing, Firm Growth, and Firm Size Distribution
Tatiana Didier, Ross Levine, and Sergio L. Schmukler
Working Paper 7353, July 2015

Do Poor Countries Really Need More IT? The Role of Relative Prices and Industrial Composition
Maya Eden and Paul Gaggl
Working Paper 7352, June 2015

Do Capital Inflows Boost Growth in Developing Countries? Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa
César Calderón and Ha Nguyen
Working Paper 7298, June 2015

Doing the Survey Two-Step: The Effects of Reticence on Estimates of Corruption in Two-Stage Survey Questions
Nona Karalashvili, Aart Kraay, and Peter Murrell
Working Paper 7276, May 2015

Was Weber Right? The Effects of Pay for Ability and Pay for Performance on Pro-Social Motivation, Ability and Effort in the Public Sector
Sheheryar Banuri and Philip Keefer
Working Paper 7261, May 2015

Good Countries or Good Projects? Comparing Macro and Micro Correlates of World Bank and Asian Development Bank Project Performance
David Bulman, Walter Kolkma, and Aart Kraay
Working Paper 7245, April 2015

Last updated: 2015-09-22

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