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Infrastructure and Finance: Evidence from India's GQ Highway Network (English)

This paper uses the construction of India's Golden Quadrangle central highway network, together with comprehensive loan data from the Reserve Bank of India, to investigate the interaction between infrastructure development and financial sector depth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8885 JUN 13, 2019

Das,Abhiman; Ghani,Ejaz; Grover,Arti Goswami; Kerr,William Robert; Nanda,Ramana Disclosed

Will market competition trump gender discrimination in India ? (English)

Empowering women to engage in productive employment is not only critical to achieving gender equality but also critical for economic growth and poverty reduction. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7814 SEP 06, 2016

Ghani,Ejaz; Grover,Arti Goswami; Kerr,Sari; Kerr,William Robert Disclosed

Spatial development and agglomeration economies in services -- lessons from India (English)

Although many studies consider the spatial pattern of manufacturing plants in developing countries, the role of services as a driver of urbanization and structural transformation is still not well understood. ... See More +

WPS7741 JUN 30, 2016

Ghani,Syed Ejaz; Grover,Arti Goswami; Kerr,William Robert Disclosed

Jobs in the city : explaining urban spatial structure in Kampala (English)

This paper examines the spatial organization of jobs in Kampala, the capital city of Uganda, and applies the Lucas and Rossi-Hansberg (2002) model to explain the observed patterns in terms of the agglomeration forces and the commuting costs of workers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7655 APR 27, 2016

Grover,Arti Goswami; Lall,Somik V. Disclosed

The unexplored potential of trade in services in Africa : from hair stylists and teachers to accountants and doctors (English)

The book speaks volumes about the latent potential for trade in services in Africa and the regulatory hurdles that providers face in materializing such flows, and proposes concrete policy action for integrating fragmented services markets in Africa. ... See More +

Working Paper 107185 MAR 01, 2016

Grover,Arti Goswami; Dihel,Nora Carina Disclosed

A detailed anatomy of factor misallocation in India (English)

This paper complements the results of earlier work on factor misallocation. The paper first expands the methodology and provides two important decompositions for the main indices. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7547 JAN 28, 2016

Duranton,Gilles; Ghani,Ejaz; Grover,Arti Goswami; Kerr,William Robert Disclosed

Jobs and land use within cities : a survey of theory, evidence, and policy (English)

Over the last century, the urban spatial structure of cities has transformed dramatically from the traditional monocentric configuration to varying forms of decentralized organization. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7453 OCT 22, 2015

Grover,Arti Goswami; Lall,Somik V. Disclosed

Effects of land misallocation on capital allocations in India (English)

Growing research and policy interest focuses on the misallocation of output and factors of production in developing economies. This paper considers the possible misallocation of financial loans. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7451 OCT 20, 2015

Duranton,Gilles; Ghani,Ejaz; Grover,Arti Goswami; Kerr,William Robert Disclosed

The misallocation of land and other factors of production in India (English)

This paper quantifies the misallocation of manufacturing output and factors of production between establishments across Indian districts during 1989-2010. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7221 MAR 23, 2015

Duranton,Gilles; Ghani,Ejaz; Grover,Arti Goswami; Kerr,William Robert Disclosed

Internationalizing Sub-Saharan Africa’s education and health services (English)

This paper summarizes the nature and determinants of trade in education and health services in a selected group of countries in Eastern and Southern Africa, using a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods. ... See More +

Working Paper 99654 JAN 01, 2015

Dihel,Nora Carina; Grover,Arti Goswami Disclosed

Spatial dynamics of electricity usage in India (English)

India's manufacturing sector has undergone many spatial adjustments since 1989, including, for example, the organized sector's migration to rural locations, the powerful rise of informal manufacturing within cities, and the development of intermediate cities for manufacturing. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7055 OCT 01, 2014

Ghani, Ejaz; Grover,Arti Goswami; Kerr, William R. Disclosed

Zambia economic brief : promoting trade and competitiveness - what can Zambia do? (English)

Zambia continues to experience strong growth, but challenges are building up. Copper prices are declining, and global financial conditions are tightening. ... See More +

Working Paper 88863 JUN 16, 2014

Brulhart,Marius; Dihel,Nora Carina; Grover,Arti Goswami; Guloba,Asumani; Hoppe,Mombert; Kambou,Gerard; Keyser,John C.; Kukenova,Madina; Kumar, Praveen; Ross-Larson,Bruce C.; Valadier,Cecile Disclosed

Highways and spatial development (English)

This economic premise examines the link between highways and spatial development. The golden quadrilateral (GQ) highway project in India- 5,846 kilo meter (km) of highways linking four major urban hubs- improved the connectivity and market accessibility of districts close to the highway compared to those more removed. ... See More +

Brief 83146 DEC 01, 2013

Ghani,Ejaz; Grover,Arti Goswami; Kerr,William Robert Disclosed

The golden quadrilateral highway project and urban/rural manufacturing in India (English)

This study investigates the impact of the Golden Quadrilateral highway project on the urban and rural growth of Indian manufacturing. The Golden Quadrilateral project upgraded the quality and width of 5,846 km of roads in India. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6620 SEP 01, 2013

Ghani, Ejaz; Grover,Arti Goswami; Kerr, William R. Disclosed

Highway to success in India : the impact of the golden quadrilateral project for the location and performance of manufacturing (English)

The infrastructure gap is one of the most significant impediments to India realizing its growth and poverty reduction potential. Although India’s transport network is one of the most extensive in the world, accessibility and connectivity are limited. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6320 JAN 01, 2013

Ghani, Ejaz; Grover,Arti Goswami; Kerr, William R. Disclosed

Is India's manufacturing sector moving away from cities ? (English)

This paper investigates the urbanization of the Indian manufacturing sector by combining enterprise data from formal and informal sectors. It finds that plants in the formal sector are moving away from urban and into rural locations, while the informal sector is moving from rural to urban locations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6271 NOV 01, 2012

Ghani, Ejaz; Grover,Arti Goswami; Kerr, William R. Disclosed

Service with a smile (English)

Can service be a growth escalator? The world is experiencing its third industrial revolution, and services are at the forefront of this revolution. ... See More +

Brief 73578 NOV 01, 2012

Ghani, Ejaz; Grover,Arti Goswami; Kharas, Homi Disclosed

Landlocked or policy locked ? how services trade protection deepens economic isolation (English)

A new cross-country database on services policy reveals a perverse pattern: many landlocked countries restrict trade in the very services that connect them with the rest of the world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5942 JAN 01, 2012

Borchert, Ingo; Gootiiz, Batshur; Grover,Arti Goswami; Mattoo, Aaditya Disclosed

Exporting services : a developing country perspective (English)

The book builds on previous research, including that by the World Bank, on trade in services. Such research includes analyses of the effect of liberalizing services in developing countries and sectoral studies on financial, transportation, telecommunication, and professional services, as well as on international negotiations. ... See More +

Publication 65837 NOV 15, 2011

Grover,Arti Goswami; Mattoo, Aaditya; Saez, Sebastian Disclosed

Uncovering developing countries' performance in trade in services (English)

Services play a broad and strategic role in the economy. Trade in services has been expanding rapidly because technological improvements have reduced the cost of cross-border exchange from infinity to virtually zero, thereby allowing for new export activities. ... See More +

Brief 57833 NOV 01, 2010

Saez, Sebastian; Grover,Arti Goswami Disclosed

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Infrastructure and Finance: Evidence from India's GQ Highway Network (English)
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JUN 13, 2019 WPS8885 Policy Research Working Paper
Will market competition trump gender discrimination in India ? (English)
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SEP 06, 2016 WPS7814 Policy Research Working Paper
Spatial development and agglomeration economies in services -- lessons from India (English)
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JUN 30, 2016 WPS7741
Jobs in the city : explaining urban spatial structure in Kampala (English)
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APR 27, 2016 WPS7655 Policy Research Working Paper
The unexplored potential of trade in services in Africa : from hair stylists and teachers to accountants and doctors (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 107185 Working Paper
A detailed anatomy of factor misallocation in India (English)
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JAN 28, 2016 WPS7547 Policy Research Working Paper
Jobs and land use within cities : a survey of theory, evidence, and policy (English)
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OCT 22, 2015 WPS7453 Policy Research Working Paper
Effects of land misallocation on capital allocations in India (English)
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OCT 20, 2015 WPS7451 Policy Research Working Paper
The misallocation of land and other factors of production in India (English)
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MAR 23, 2015 WPS7221 Policy Research Working Paper
Internationalizing Sub-Saharan Africa’s education and health services (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 99654 Working Paper
Spatial dynamics of electricity usage in India (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7055 Policy Research Working Paper
Zambia economic brief : promoting trade and competitiveness - what can Zambia do? (English)
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JUN 16, 2014 88863 Working Paper
Highways and spatial development (English)
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DEC 01, 2013 83146 Brief
The golden quadrilateral highway project and urban/rural manufacturing in India (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 WPS6620 Policy Research Working Paper
Highway to success in India : the impact of the golden quadrilateral project for the location and performance of manufacturing (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2013 WPS6320 Policy Research Working Paper
Is India's manufacturing sector moving away from cities ? (English)
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NOV 01, 2012 WPS6271 Policy Research Working Paper
Service with a smile (English)
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NOV 01, 2012 73578 Brief
Landlocked or policy locked ? how services trade protection deepens economic isolation (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2012 WPS5942 Policy Research Working Paper
Exporting services : a developing country perspective (English)
See More +
NOV 15, 2011 65837 Publication
Uncovering developing countries' performance in trade in services (English)
See More +
NOV 01, 2010 57833 Brief