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Mobility and earnings in Ethiopia's urban labor markets, 1994-2004 (English)

An analysis of panel data on individuals in a random selection of urban households in Ethiopia reveals large, sustained, and unexplained earnings gaps between public and private, and formal and informal sectors over the period 1994-2004. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4168 MAR 01, 2007

Bigsten, Arne; Mengistae, Taye; Shimeles, Abebe Disclosed

The World Bank research observer 21 (2) (English)

Macroeconomic stability in developing countries: how much is enough? By Peter Montiel and Luis Serven; banking and regulation in emerging markets: the role of external discipline by Xavier Vives; access to financial services: a review of the issues and public policy objectives by Stijn Claessens; what have we learned from a decade of manufacturing enterprise surveys in Africa? ... See More +

Publication 43615 SEP 01, 2006

Montiel, Peter; Serven, Luis; Vives, Xavier; Claessens, Stijn; Bigsten, Arne; Soderbom, Mans; Pack, Howard; Saggi, Kamal; Disclosed

What have we learned from a decade of manufacturing enterprise surveys in Africa? (English)

In the early 1990s the World Bank launched the Regional Program on Enterprise Development (RPED) in several African countries, a key component of which was to collect data on manufacturing firms. ... See More +

Journal Article 76763 AUG 02, 2006

Bigsten, Arne; Soderbom, Mans Disclosed

What have we learned from a decade of manufacturing enterprise surveys in Africa ? (English)

In the early 1990s the World Bank launched the Regional Program on Enterprise Development in several African countries, a key component of which was the collection of manufacturing firm-level data. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3798 DEC 01, 2005

Bigsten, Arne; Soderbom, Mans Disclosed

Enhancing the competitiveness of Kenya's manufacturing sector: the role of the investment climate (English)

The objectives of the ICA are to assess the current performance of formal manufacturing firms, to identify the key constraints on their growth and competitiveness, and to prioritize and assess policy priorities to promote private sector development. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 33664 NOV 01, 2004

Blattman, Christopher; Cotton, Linda; Desai, Vyjayanti; Elbadawi, Ibrahim; Habyarimana, James; Marchat, Jean Michel; Ramachandran, Vijaya; Shah, Manju Kedia; Ajayi, Kehnide; Kimuyu, Peter; Ngugi, Rose; Bigsten, Arne; Soderbom, Mans Disclosed

Risk sharing in labor markets (English)

Empirical work in labor economics has focused on rent sharing as an explanation for the observed correlation between wages and profitability. The alternative explanation of risk sharing between workers and employers has not been tested. ... See More +

Journal Article 77416 SEP 01, 2003

Bigsten, Arne; Collier, Paul; Dercon, Stefan; Fafchamps, Marcel; Gauthier, Bernard; Gunning, Jan Willem; Oduro, Abena; Oostendorp, Remco; Pattillo, Cat Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 17 (3) (English)

Macro and micro perspectives of growth and poverty in Africa; by Luc Christiaensen, Lionel Demery, and Stefano Paternostro. Risk sharing in labor markets; by Arne Bigsten, Paul Collier, Stefan Dercon, Marcel Fafchamps, Remco Oostendorp, Cathy Pattilo, Mans Soderbom, Francis Teal, and Albert Zeufack. ... See More +

Publication 28411 JAN 01, 2003

Winters, L. Alan [editor]; Christiaensen, Luc; Demery, Lionel; Paternostro, Stefano; Bigsten, Arne; Collier, Paul; Dercon, Stefan; Fafchamps, Marcel; Gauthier, Bernard; Gunning, Jam Willem; Oduro, Abena; Oostendorp, Remco; Pattillo, Cathy; Soderbom, Mans; Teal, Francis; Zeufack, Albert; Wilson, John S.; Mann, Catherine L.; Otsuki, Tsunehiro; Gomez-Lobo, Andres; Contreras, Dante; Birdsall, Nancy; Claessens, Stijn; Diwan, Ishac

Aid and reform in Africa (English)

This book synthesizes the findings from ten case studies that investigate whether, when, and how foreign aid affected economic policy in Africa, and reveals the range of African policy experience. ... See More +

Publication 22118 APR 30, 2001

Devarajan, Shantayanan; Dollar, David R.; Holmgren, Torgny [editors); Tsikata, Yvonne M.; Kasekende, Louis; Atingi-Ego, Michael; Ddamulira, Daniel; Abegaz, Berhanu; Guillaumont, Patrick; Guillaumont Jeanneney, Sylviane; Amprou, Jacky; Cheick Sidibe, Oumar; Bigsten, Arne; Mutalemwa, Deogratias; Wangwe, Samuel; Berg, Elliot; Pegatienan, Jacques; O'Brien, F.S.; Ryan, Terry C.I.; Rakner, Lise; van de Walle, Nicolas; Mulaisho,Dominic; Kiakwama, Gilbert; Chevallier, Jerome

Aid and reform in Tanzania (English)

The purpose of this study is to get a better understanding of the causes of policy reform in Tanzania. Specifically we will investigate if and how aid has encouraged, generated, influenced, supported or even retarded reforms. ... See More +

Working Paper 35728 AUG 01, 1999

Bigsten, Arne; Mutalemwa, Deogratias; Tsikata, Yvonne; Wangwe, Samuel Disclosed

Expectations in a dynamic investment model : survey evidence from Kenya and Zimbabwe (English)

The theoretical literature on investment stresses the role of expectations, but in empirical work data on expectations are rarely available. This paper draws on survey data for manufacturing firms in Kenya and Zimbabwe to assess the importance of expectations for investment decisions. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 56897 JUL 01, 1998

Bigsten, Arne; Collier, Paul; Dercon, Stefan; Fafchamps, Marcel; Gauthier, Bernard; Gunning, Jan Willem; Issaksson, Anders; Oduro, Abena; Oostendorp, Remco; Pattillo, Cathy; Soderbom, Mans; Teal, Francis; Zeufack, Albert Disclosed

Regional Programme on Enterprise Development (RPED) : report on round three of the Kenya survey (English)

The World Bank is undertaking a large cross-country study of enterprise development in Africa, with Kenya as one of the participating countries. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 56878 MAY 01, 1996

Bigsten, Arne Disclosed