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Rental regulation and its consequences on measures of well-being in the Arab Republic of Egypt (English)

The paper delves into the implications of a failure to account for rental regulation in the measurement of households' welfare, poverty, and inequality when using household surveys. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8152 JUL 20, 2017

Lara Ibarra,Gabriel; Mendiratta,Vibhuti; Vishwanath,Tara Disclosed

Tunisia - Impact of the Libya crisis on the Tunisian economy (English)

This study assesses the main spillover effects of the Libyan crisis on the Tunisian economy and estimates the crisis’ overall social welfare and fiscal impacts on Tunisia. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS16340 FEB 01, 2017

Sy,Abdoulaye; El Abassi,Marouane; Tsoungui Belinga,Vincent De Paul; Bchir, Mohamed Hedi; Zitouna, Habib; Djiofack,Calvin Zebaze; Antonio,Jose; Cuesta Leiva,Jose Antonio; Fruttero,Anna; Lara Ibarra,Gabriel; Mouley,Sami; Ayadi,Lotfi; Fourati,Habib; Ouelhazi,Zied; Hedi, Saidi; Hrizi, Lotfi; Hassen,Majdi; Salim,Muna Abeid; Saadi Refai,Besma; Chelaifa,Leila; Irhiam,Hend Disclosed

Uneven odds, unequal outcomes : inequality of opportunity in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

Perceptions of eroding living standards and low life satisfaction are widespread in the Middle East and North Africa region today, along with pessimism about prospects for economic mobility. ... See More +

Publication 106773 JUN 28, 2016

Krishnan,Nandini; Lara Ibarra,Gabriel; Narayan,Ambar; Tiwari,Sailesh; Vishwanath,Tara Disclosed

Tunisia - Poverty assessment : Évaluation de la pauvreté en Tunisie (French)

Tunisia emerges today the only success story of the Arab Spring revolution that swept the Arab world five years ago. This poverty assessment seeks to learn from the pre and post revolution periods with a view of avoiding the repetition of past mistakes in the future. ... See More +

Working Paper 104913 MAR 01, 2016

Cuesta Leiva,Jose Antonio; Lara Ibarra,Gabriel; Barry,Abdoul Gadiry; Maratou-Kolias,Laura Maria; El-Laga, Abdel Rahman English Disclosed

Tunisia - Poverty assessment (English)

Tunisia emerges today the only success story of the Arab Spring revolution that swept the Arab world five years ago. This poverty assessment seeks to learn from the pre and post revolution periods with a view of avoiding the repetition of past mistakes in the future. ... See More +

Working Paper 104913 MAR 01, 2016

Cuesta Leiva,Jose Antonio Disclosed

Exploring the sources of downward bias in measuring inequality of opportunity (English)

This study analyzes the extent of downward bias in the calculation of inequality of opportunity for continuous outcomes such as income. A typically recognized source of bias is the unobserved circumstances as there is a limited set of variables available in household and labor force surveys. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7458 OCT 26, 2015

Lara Ibarra,Gabriel; Martinez Cruz,Adan L. Disclosed

The socioeconomic impacts of energy reform in Tunisia : a simulation approach (English)

Tunisian social development policy making has always counted on energy subsidies to play a pivotal role. Due to the increasingly unsustainable budget implications, a new strategy has begun to reform the subsidy system in the energy sector while striking a balance between improving fiscal and equity considerations without increasing social tensions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7312 JUN 17, 2015

Cuesta Leiva,Jose Antonio; El Lahga,Abdelrahmen; Lara Ibarra,Gabriel Disclosed

How unfair is the inequality of wage earnings in Russia ? estimates from panel data (English)

This paper attempts to determine the extent to which inequality in wage earnings in the Russian Federation is unfair. Unlike other similar attempts that can, at best, produce a lower bound on the estimate of the share of inequality that is unfair, this paper exploits the longitudinal nature of the data to come up with a lower bound as well as an upper bound. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7291 JUN 03, 2015

Tiwari,Sailesh; Lara Ibarra,Gabriel; Narayan,Ambar Disclosed

Accelerating poverty reduction in a less poor world : the roles of growth and inequality (English)

This paper re-examines the roles of changes in income and inequality in poverty reduction. The study provides estimates of the relative effects of inequality reduction versus growth promotion in reducing poverty for countries with different levels of initial poverty. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6855 MAY 01, 2014

Olinto, Pedro; Lara Ibarra, Gabriel; Saavedra-Chanduvi, Jaime Disclosed

Stagnant GDP growth rates accompanied continued sluggish employment growth in developing countries (English)

Employment outcomes continued to show almost no improvement in most developing countries over the second quarter of 2013 as gross domestic product (GDP) growth rates stagnated. ... See More +

Brief 86816 MAR 01, 2014

Ibarra, Gabriel Lara; Mansuri, Ghazala; Robalino, David A.; Weber, Michael Disclosed

Employment growth in developing countries falls further as recovery stalls (English)

Employment outcomes in developing countries did not show improvements in the first quarter of 2013. Although there was a small acceleration in the median growth rate of wages, in sharp contrast to the dynamics observed during the first half of 2012, employment growth slowed down and the unemployment rate increased slightly. ... See More +

Brief 83092 NOV 01, 2013

Lara-Ibarra, Gabriel; Mansuri, Ghazala; Robalino, David A.; Weber, Michael Disclosed

Why is voluntary financial education so unpopular? Experimental evidence from Mexico (English)

This brief summarizes why is voluntary financial education so unpopular? Experimental evidence from Mexico. The financial literacy course lasts approximately a half day. ... See More +

Brief 81524 AUG 14, 2013

Bruhn, Miriam; Ibarra, Gabriel Lara; McKenzie, David Disclosed

Why is voluntary financial education so unpopular? : Evidence from Mexico (English)

The global economic crisis, microfinance over indebtedness debate, and increasing number of individuals in developing countries using credit cards for the first time have all led to financial literacy being a topic of intense policy interest. ... See More +

Brief 83945 JUN 01, 2013

Bruhn,Miriam; Lara Ibarra,Gabriel; Mckenzie,David J. Disclosed

Why is voluntary financial education so unpopular ? Experimental evidence from Mexico (English)

Take-up of voluntary financial education programs is typically extremely low. This paper reports on randomized experiments around a large financial literacy course offered in Mexico City to understand the reasons for low take-up, and to measure the impact of financial education. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6439 MAY 01, 2013

Bruhn, Miriam; Lara Ibarra, Gabriel; McKenzie, David Disclosed

Distortions to agricultural incentives in Mexico : Main report (English)

This chapter estimates indicators of direct and indirect intervention by the Mexican government in agriculture over the period 1979 to 2005. To put the estimates in context, authors describe the main characteristics of Mexican agriculture and the main economic policy developments that affected the sector over the last 25 years. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 55982 DEC 01, 2007

Soloaga, Isidro; Lara, Gabriel Disclosed

Distortions to agricultural incentives in Mexico (Vol. 2) : National spreadsheet for agricultural distortions (English)

This chapter estimates indicators of direct and indirect intervention by the Mexican government in agriculture over the period 1979 to 2005. To put the estimates in context, authors describe the main characteristics of Mexican agriculture and the main economic policy developments that affected the sector over the last 25 years. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 55982 DEC 01, 2007

Soloaga, Isidro; Lara, Gabriel Disclosed

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Rental regulation and its consequences on measures of well-being in the Arab Republic of Egypt (English)
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JUL 20, 2017 WPS8152 Policy Research Working Paper
Tunisia - Impact of the Libya crisis on the Tunisian economy (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 ACS16340 Working Paper
Uneven odds, unequal outcomes : inequality of opportunity in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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JUN 28, 2016 106773 Publication
Tunisia - Poverty assessment : Évaluation de la pauvreté en Tunisie (French)
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MAR 01, 2016 104913 Working Paper English
Tunisia - Poverty assessment (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 104913 Working Paper
Exploring the sources of downward bias in measuring inequality of opportunity (English)
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OCT 26, 2015 WPS7458 Policy Research Working Paper
The socioeconomic impacts of energy reform in Tunisia : a simulation approach (English)
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JUN 17, 2015 WPS7312 Policy Research Working Paper
How unfair is the inequality of wage earnings in Russia ? estimates from panel data (English)
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JUN 03, 2015 WPS7291 Policy Research Working Paper
Accelerating poverty reduction in a less poor world : the roles of growth and inequality (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6855 Policy Research Working Paper
Stagnant GDP growth rates accompanied continued sluggish employment growth in developing countries (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 86816 Brief
Employment growth in developing countries falls further as recovery stalls (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 83092 Brief
Why is voluntary financial education so unpopular? Experimental evidence from Mexico (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81524 Brief
Why is voluntary financial education so unpopular? : Evidence from Mexico (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 83945 Brief
Why is voluntary financial education so unpopular ? Experimental evidence from Mexico (English)
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MAY 01, 2013 WPS6439 Policy Research Working Paper
Distortions to agricultural incentives in Mexico : Main report (English)
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DEC 01, 2007 55982 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Distortions to agricultural incentives in Mexico (Vol. 2) : National spreadsheet for agricultural distortions (English)
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DEC 01, 2007 55982 Working Paper (Numbered Series)