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Economywide and sectoral impacts on workers of Brazil’s internet rollout (English)

This paper is a study of the effect of Brazil's staggered Internet rollout between 2000 and 2014 on municipality employment and wages. The study uses a new, annual data set on Internet availability from the Brazil school census, with the assumption that the share of schools that have Internet access in each municipality reflects the general accessibility of Internet connections. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8042 APR 26, 2017

Dutz,Mark Andrew; Mation,Lucas Ferreira; O'Connell,Stephen; Willig,Robert D. Disclosed

Structural transformation in Africa : a historical view (English)

This paper presents evidence suggesting that the relationship between income and economic structure is shifting over time, with countries across the income distribution uniformly increasing the share of labor in service sectors and an increasingly less stark relationship between manufacturing intensity and gross value added per capita. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7743 JUL 11, 2016

Enache,Maria; Ghani,Ejaz; O'Connell,Stephen Disclosed

Public and private investments in innovation capabilities : structural transformation in the Chilean wine industry (English)

This paper assembles novel data on the Chilean wine industry to investigate the role of investments in knowledge capital on sales growth in domestic and international markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6983 JUL 01, 2014

Dutz, Mark A.; O'Connell, Stephen D.; Troncoso, Javier L. Disclosed

Can service be a growth escalator in low-income countries ? : Can service be a growth escalator in low-income countries ? (English)

Several high-level reports have raised the concern that low-income countries, especially in Africa, are experiencing premature de-industrialization. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6971 JUL 01, 2014

Ghani, Ejaz; O'Connell, Stephen D. Disclosed

Input usage and productivity in Indian manufacturing plants (English)

This paper analyzes the scale and productivity consequences of varied input use in Indian manufacturing using detailed plant-level data. Counts of distinct material inputs are higher in urban settings than in rural locations, unconditionally and conditional on plant size, and they are also higher in the organized sector than in the unorganized sector. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6656 OCT 01, 2013

Ghani, Ejaz; Kerr, William R.; O'Connell, Stephen D. Disclosed

Can political empowerment help economic empowerment ? women leaders and female labor force participation in India (English)

This study examines whether political empowerment of women affects their economic participation. In the context of mandated political representation reform for women in India, the study finds that the length of exposure to women politicians affects overall female labor force participation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6675 OCT 01, 2013

Ghani, Ejaz; Mani, Anandi; O'Connell, Stephen D. Disclosed

Female business ownership and informal sector persistence (English)

The informal sector in India has been exceptionally persistent over the past two decades. Is this a bad thing? Not necessarily. This paper shows that a substantial share of the persistence in India's unorganized manufacturing sector is due to the rapid increase in female-owned businesses. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6612 SEP 01, 2013

Ghani, Ejaz; Kerr, William R.; O'Connell, Stephen D. Disclosed

Friend or foe or family ? a tale of formal and informal plants in India (English)

This paper examines the interaction between formal (organized) and informal (unorganized) plants in the manufacturing sector in India. How has the size and productivity of the plants in the organized sector affected the plants in the unorganized sector? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6588 SEP 01, 2013

Ghani, Ejaz; O'Connell, Stephen D.; Sharma, Gunjan Disclosed

India's spatial development (English)

This note examines the recent spatial development of India. Services, and to a lesser extent manufacturing, are increasingly concentrating in high-density clusters. ... See More +

Brief 81339 SEP 01, 2013

Desmet, Klaus; Ghani, Ejaz; O'Connell, Stephen; Rossi-Hansberg, Esteban Disclosed

Urbanization and agglomeration benefits : gender differentiated impacts on enterprise creation in India's informal sector (English)

This paper presents an exploration at the intersection of four important themes in the current development discourse: urbanization, agglomeration benefits, gender and informality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6553 AUG 01, 2013

Ghani, Ejaz; Kanbur, Ravi; O'Connell, Stephen D. Disclosed

The exceptional persistence of India's unorganized sector (English)

The transformation of India's unorganized sector is important to its modernization, growth, and attainment of regional economic equality. This paper documents several key facts about India's unorganized sector in manufacturing and services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6454 MAY 01, 2013

Ghani, Ejaz; Kerr, William R.; O'Connell, Stephen D. Disclosed

Promoting women's economic participation in India (English)

Despite rapid economic growth, gender disparities in women's economic participation have remained deep and persistent in India. What explains these gender disparities? ... See More +

Brief 75524 FEB 01, 2013

Ghani, Ejaz; Kerr, William; O' Connell, Stephen D. Disclosed

Productivity, innovation and growth in Sri Lanka : an empirical investigation (English)

This study investigates the impact of key business environment indicators on productivity, innovation, and growth in Sri Lanka through a cluster-level productivity analysis, a firm-level total factor productivity analysis, and a firm-level innovation analysis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6354 FEB 01, 2013

Dutz, Mark A.; O'Connell, Stephen D. Disclosed

Political reservations and women's entrepreneurship in India (English)

This paper quantifies the link between the timing of state-level implementations of political reservations for women in India with the role of women in India's manufacturing sector. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6307 JAN 01, 2013

Ghani, Ejaz; Kerr, William R.; O'Connell, Stephen D. Disclosed

What makes cities more competitive ? spatial determinants of entrepreneurship in India (English)

Policy makers in both developed and developing countries want to make cities more competitive, attract entreprepreneurs, boost economic growth, and promote job creation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6198 SEP 01, 2012

Ghani, Ejaz; Kerr, William R.; O'Connell, Stephen D. Disclosed

The spatial development of India (English)

In the last two decades the Indian economy has been growing unabatedly, with memories of the Hindu rate of growth rapidly fading. But this unprecedented growth has also resulted in widening spatial disparities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6060 MAY 01, 2012

Desmet, Klaus; Ghani, Ejaz; O'Connell, Stephen; Rossi-Hansberg, Esteban Disclosed

Who creates jobs? (English)

There is a consensus that jobs are vital in translating economic growth into lasting poverty reduction and social cohesion. But who creates jobs is an understudied field. ... See More +

Brief 65644 NOV 01, 2011

Ghani, Ejaz; Kerr, William R.; O'Connell, Stephen D. Disclosed

The World Bank research observer 10 (1) (English)

Unitary versus collective models of the household: is it time to shift the burden of proof? Parallel exchange rates in developing countries. Incentives and the resolution of bank distress. ... See More +

Publication 17526 FEB 28, 1995

Alderman, Harold; Chiappori, Pierre-Andre; Haddad, Lawrence; Hoddinott, John; Kanbur, Ravi; Kiguel, Miguel; O'Connell, Stephen O.; Glaessner, Thomas; Mas, Ignacio; Eichengreen, Barry; Salant, Stephen W.

Uniform commercial policy, illegal trade, and the real exchange rates : a theoretical analysis (English)

Countries on fixed exchange rates sometimes use uniform tariff cum subsidy (UTCS) schemes as a way of achieving a real depreciation without disturbing the nominal exchange rate. ... See More +

Journal Article 14105 SEP 30, 1992

O'Connell,Stephen Daniel

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Economywide and sectoral impacts on workers of Brazil’s internet rollout (English)
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APR 26, 2017 WPS8042 Policy Research Working Paper
Structural transformation in Africa : a historical view (English)
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JUL 11, 2016 WPS7743 Policy Research Working Paper
Public and private investments in innovation capabilities : structural transformation in the Chilean wine industry (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6983 Policy Research Working Paper
Can service be a growth escalator in low-income countries ? : Can service be a growth escalator in low-income countries ? (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6971 Policy Research Working Paper
Input usage and productivity in Indian manufacturing plants (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6656 Policy Research Working Paper
Can political empowerment help economic empowerment ? women leaders and female labor force participation in India (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6675 Policy Research Working Paper
Female business ownership and informal sector persistence (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 WPS6612 Policy Research Working Paper
Friend or foe or family ? a tale of formal and informal plants in India (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 WPS6588 Policy Research Working Paper
India's spatial development (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 81339 Brief
Urbanization and agglomeration benefits : gender differentiated impacts on enterprise creation in India's informal sector (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 WPS6553 Policy Research Working Paper
The exceptional persistence of India's unorganized sector (English)
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MAY 01, 2013 WPS6454 Policy Research Working Paper
Promoting women's economic participation in India (English)
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FEB 01, 2013 75524 Brief
Productivity, innovation and growth in Sri Lanka : an empirical investigation (English)
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FEB 01, 2013 WPS6354 Policy Research Working Paper
Political reservations and women's entrepreneurship in India (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 WPS6307 Policy Research Working Paper
What makes cities more competitive ? spatial determinants of entrepreneurship in India (English)
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SEP 01, 2012 WPS6198 Policy Research Working Paper
The spatial development of India (English)
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MAY 01, 2012 WPS6060 Policy Research Working Paper
Who creates jobs? (English)
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NOV 01, 2011 65644 Brief
The World Bank research observer 10 (1) (English)
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FEB 28, 1995 17526 Publication
Uniform commercial policy, illegal trade, and the real exchange rates : a theoretical analysis (English)
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SEP 30, 1992 14105 Journal Article