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Labor adjustment costs across sectors and regions (English)

This paper estimates the mobility costs of workers across sectors and regions in a large sample of developing countries. The paper develops a new methodology that uses cross-sectional data only. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8233 NOV 02, 2017

Vargas Da Cruz,Marcio Jose; Milet,Emmanuel Michel Stephane; Olarreaga,Marcelo Disclosed

Online exports and the wage gap (English)

The development of the Internet is often seen as a source of demand for skilled workers and therefore a potential driver of the wage gap between skilled and unskilled workers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8160 AUG 07, 2017

Vargas Da Cruz,Marcio Jose; Milet,Emmanuel Michel Stephane; Olarreaga,Marcelo Disclosed

Global inequality in a more educated world (English)

In developing countries, younger and better-educated cohorts are entering the workforce. This developing world-led education wave is altering the skill composition of the global labor supply, and impacting income distribution, at the national and global levels. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8135 JUN 30, 2017

Ahmed, S. Amer; Bussolo,Maurizio; Vargas Da Cruz,Marcio Jose; Go,Delfin Sia; Osorio-Rodarte,Israel Disclosed

Demographic change and development : a global typology (English)

Demographic change can be a positive contributor to development at any stage of demographic transition. This paper revisits the literature on the determinants and economic impacts of demographic change, and presents a new global typology that classifies countries into four categories based on demographic characteristics and future development potential. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7893 NOV 21, 2016

Ahmed, S. Amer; Vargas Da Cruz,Marcio Jose; Quillin,Bryce Ramsey; Schellekens,Philip Disclosed

On the impact of demographic change on growth, savings, and poverty (English)

Changing population age structures are shaping the trajectories of development in many countries, bringing opportunities and challenges. While aging has been a matter of concern for upper-middle and high-income economies, rapid population growth is set to continue in the poorest countries over the coming decades. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7805 AUG 29, 2016

Ahmed, S. Amer; Vargas Da Cruz,Marcio Jose Disclosed

Making the most of demographic change in Southern Africa (English)

The countries of the Southern African Customs Union have relatively diverse demographic and economic starting points. These economies have the potential to realize demographic dividends and experience an acceleration in their income per capita growth and poverty reduction progress through forthcoming shifts in their age structures. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7798 AUG 17, 2016

Ahmed, S. Amer; Vargas Da Cruz,Marcio Jose Disclosed

Organizing knowledge to compete : impacts of capacity building programs on firm organization (English)

A growing literature aiming at explaining differences across firms in productivity and access to global export markets has focused on the internal organization of firms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7640 APR 14, 2016

Vargas Da Cruz,Marcio Jose; Bussolo,Maurizio; Iacovone,Leonardo Disclosed

Ending extreme poverty and sharing prosperity : progress and policies (English)

With 2015 marking the transition from the Millennium to the Sustainable Development Goals, the international community can celebrate many development successes since 2000. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 101740 OCT 01, 2015

Vargas Da Cruz,Marcio Jose; Foster,James E.-000062952; Quillin,Bryce Ramsey; Schellekens,Philip Disclosed

Does input tariff reduction impact firms' exports in the presence of import tariff exemption regimes ? (English)

In the last decade Morocco undertook substantial, if gradual, trade liberalization by reducing tariffs, reforming trade regulations and signing free and preferential trade agreements with several regions and countries, including the United States, Turkey, the European Union and Arab countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7231 APR 06, 2015

Bussolo,Maurizio; Vargas Da Cruz,Marcio Jose Disclosed

The economic impact of Ebola on sub-Saharan Africa : updated estimates for 2015 (English)

The most severe impact of the Ebola epidemic, which began in Guinea in December 2013 and quickly spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone, has been in lost human lives and suffering. ... See More +

Working Paper 93721 JAN 20, 2015

Thomas, Mark Roland; Smith, Gregory; Ferreira, Francisco H. G.; Evans, David; Maliszewska, Maryla; Cruz, Marcio; Himelein, Kristen; Over, Mead Disclosed

Development goals in an era of demographic change (English)

Chapter one examines the progress made on sustainable poverty reduction and shared prosperity, as well as the policies that are needed to make further progress. ... See More +

Publication 100530 JAN 01, 2015

Schellekens,Philip; Basu,Kaushik; Gill,Indermit S.; Kose,Ayhan; Ahmed, S. Amer; Chandra,Vandana; Vargas Da Cruz,Marcio Jose; Dennis,Allen Curtis K.; Eigen-Zucchi,Christian; Gragnolati,Michele; Lofgren,Hans; Maliszew, Maryla; Quillin,Bryce Ramsey; Simler,Kenneth; Felsenthal,Mark Edgar; Littler,Graeme B.; Ross-Larson,Bruce C.; Vorisek,Dana Lauren; Nielsen,Lynge; Bayoumi, Tam; Duttagupta, Rupa; Nolan, Sean Disclosed

How significant is Africa's demographic dividend for its future growth and poverty reduction ? (English)

Africa will be undergoing substantial demographic changes in the coming decades with the rising working age share of its population. The opportunity of African countries to convert these changes into demographic dividends for growth and poverty reduction will depend on several factors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7134 DEC 01, 2014

Ahmed, S. Amer; Cruz, Marcio; Go, Delfin S.; Maliszewska, Maryla; Osorio-Rodarte, Israel Disclosed

Do export promotion agencies promote new exporters ? (English)

Do export promotion agencies impact the probability of non-exporting firms to export? In the last decade many countries have introduced export promotion agencies to support their firms to deal with asymmetric information problems and make feasible additional gains from trade. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7004 AUG 01, 2014

Vargas Da Cruz,Marcio Jose Disclosed

Beyond the income effect : impacts of conditional cash transfer programs on private investments in human capital (English)

In the past decade, conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs have become an important component of social policy in developing countries. While the impacts of these programs have been well researched with respect to their effectiveness to achieve intended outcomes, less is known about their impact on private expenditure decisions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6867 MAY 01, 2014

Cruz, Marcio; Ziegelhofer, Zacharias Disclosed

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Labor adjustment costs across sectors and regions (English)
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NOV 02, 2017 WPS8233 Policy Research Working Paper
Online exports and the wage gap (English)
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AUG 07, 2017 WPS8160 Policy Research Working Paper
Global inequality in a more educated world (English)
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JUN 30, 2017 WPS8135 Policy Research Working Paper
Demographic change and development : a global typology (English)
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NOV 21, 2016 WPS7893 Policy Research Working Paper
On the impact of demographic change on growth, savings, and poverty (English)
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AUG 29, 2016 WPS7805 Policy Research Working Paper
Making the most of demographic change in Southern Africa (English)
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AUG 17, 2016 WPS7798 Policy Research Working Paper
Organizing knowledge to compete : impacts of capacity building programs on firm organization (English)
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APR 14, 2016 WPS7640 Policy Research Working Paper
Ending extreme poverty and sharing prosperity : progress and policies (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 101740 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Does input tariff reduction impact firms' exports in the presence of import tariff exemption regimes ? (English)
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APR 06, 2015 WPS7231 Policy Research Working Paper
The economic impact of Ebola on sub-Saharan Africa : updated estimates for 2015 (English)
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JAN 20, 2015 93721 Working Paper
Development goals in an era of demographic change (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 100530 Publication
How significant is Africa's demographic dividend for its future growth and poverty reduction ? (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7134 Policy Research Working Paper
Do export promotion agencies promote new exporters ? (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7004 Policy Research Working Paper
Beyond the income effect : impacts of conditional cash transfer programs on private investments in human capital (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6867 Policy Research Working Paper