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Return on Investment of Public Support to SMEs and Innovation in Poland : Functional Analysis Technical Note : Return on Investment of Public Support to SMEs and Innovation in Poland - Functional Analysis Technical Note (English)

This note is organized as follows. The first part describes the methodology behind the functional analysis. The second part presents the aggregate results of the analysis based on data from 2 national and 19 regional instruments in Poland. ... See More +

Report 147163 JAN 01, 2020

Grover,Arti Goswami; Tran,Trang Thu; Rogers,Juan Douglas; Tan,Shawn Weiming; Haven,Thomas Edward; Koniewski,Maciej Tomasz; Iwanowski,Damian; Marc,Lukasz Marek; Toborowicz,Jerzy Jakub Disclosed

The Large-Firm Wage Premium in Developing Economies (English)

Large firms pay higher wages. In developing economies, the large-firm wage premium is comparable to the average gap between male and female wages, or two-thirds of the gap between urban and rural wages. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8997 SEP 09, 2019

Reed,Tristan; Tran,Trang Thu Disclosed

Women at Work : How Can Investment Incentives be Used to Enhance Economic Opportunities for Women? (English)

Around the world, women face persistent barriers in seeking to enter the labor force, attain leadership positions, and launch businesses. Gender inequality not only prevents women from achieving their full potential and gaining economic independence, but also inhibits the growth of national economies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8935 JUL 10, 2019

Kronfol,Hania; Nichols,Alison Mc Donell; Tran,Trang Thu Disclosed

Investment Protection Along the Belt and Road (English)

This paper examines the level of investment protection for selected countries along the Belt &Road Initiative (BRI), based on coding the textual content of 17 investment laws and 648international investment agreements (IIAs). ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 134017 JAN 24, 2019

Kher,Priyanka; Tran,Trang Thu Disclosed

Courts and Business Registration : Evidence from Serbia (English)

This paper studies the effects of a reform in Serbia that transferred business registration from regional courts to a centralized agency. Using administrative data, the analysis employs a difference-in-difference strategy that compares new firms before and after the reform across districts based on the level of distrust in regional courts. ... See More +

WPS8611 OCT 11, 2018

Bruhn,Miriam; Cho,Caleb Sungwoo; Marusic,Andreja; Nguyen,Ha Minh; Reyes,Jose Daniel; Tran,Trang Thu Disclosed

Investment Climate Assessment of Bhutan: Removing Constraints to Private Sector Development to Enable the Creation of More and Better Jobs (English)

The 2017 Investment Climate Assessment of Bhutan provides a detailed assessment of firm performance and constraints as they enter, operate, and exit domestic and international markets. ... See More +

Investment Climate Assessment (ICA) 120144 SEP 01, 2017

Santini,Massimiliano; Tran,Trang Thu; Beath,Andrew Disclosed

The effect of local governance on firm productivity and resource allocation : evidence from Vietnam (English)

Governance quality plays a key role in private sector development: competent bureaucrats not only create good policies and regulations, but also effectively implement them to shape the business environment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8118 JUN 27, 2017

Tan,Shawn Weiming; Tran,Trang Thu Disclosed

Driving tourism in the Eastern Caribbean : the case for a regional Ferry (English)

As an important source of employment and a key economic pillar, tourism plays a significant role in resuming growth in the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). ... See More +

Working Paper 103884 JAN 01, 2015

Barbet Gros,Julie Claudia Jeanne; Geyer,Brian Samuel; Shahidsaless,Raha; Tran,Trang Thu Disclosed

Civil conflict and firm performance : evidence from Cote d'Ivoire (English)

This paper investigates the impact of political instability and civil conflict on firms. It studies the unrest in Cote d'Ivoire that began in 2000, using a census of all registered firms for the years 1998-2003. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6640 OCT 01, 2013

Klapper, Leora; Richmond, Christine; Tran, Trang Disclosed