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Sources of productivity growth in Uganda : the role of interindustry and intra-industry misallocation in the 2000s (English)

Uganda's growth in gross domestic product of the 2000s was accompanied by high growth rates of labor productivity across industries producing tradable goods and services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7909 DEC 07, 2016

Dennis,Allen Curtis K.; Mengistae,Taye Alemu; Yoshino,Yutaka; Zeufack,Albert G. Disclosed

Structural transformation and productivity growth in Africa : Uganda in the 2000s (English)

Uganda’s economy underwent significant structural change in the 2000s whereby the share of non-tradable services in aggregate employment rose by about 7 percentage points at the expense of the production of tradable goods. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7504 DEC 02, 2015

Ahmed,Sabin; Mengistae,Taye Alemu; Yoshino,Yutaka; Zeufack,Albert G. Disclosed

Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa : Overview (English)

Sub-Saharan Africa has just experienced one of the best decades of growth since the 1960s. Between 2000 and 2012, gross domestic product (GDP) grew more than 4.5 percent a year on average, compared to around 2 percent in the prior 20 years (World Bank various years). ... See More +

Publication 84083 JAN 01, 2014

Brooks,Karen Mcconnell; Filmer,Deon P.; Fox,M. Louise; Goyal,Aparajita; Mengistae,Taye Alemu; Premand,Patrick; Ringold,Dena; Sharma,Siddharth; Zorya,Sergiy French Disclosed

Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa (Vol. 2) : Full report (English)

Sub-Saharan Africa has just experienced one of the best decades of growth since the 1960s. Between 2000 and 2012, gross domestic product (GDP) grew more than 4.5 percent a year on average, compared to around 2 percent in the prior 20 years (World Bank various years). ... See More +

Publication 84083 JAN 01, 2014

Brooks,Karen Mcconnell; Filmer,Deon P.; Fox,M. Louise; Goyal,Aparajita; Mengistae,Taye Alemu; Premand,Patrick; Ringold,Dena; Sharma,Siddharth; Zorya,Sergiy Disclosed

Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa : Abrégé (French)

Sub-Saharan Africa has just experienced one of the best decades of growth since the 1960s. Between 2000 and 2012, gross domestic product (GDP) grew more than 4.5 percent a year on average, compared to around 2 percent in the prior 20 years (World Bank various years). ... See More +

Publication 84083 JAN 01, 2014

Brooks,Karen Mcconnell; Filmer,Deon P.; Fox,M. Louise; Goyal,Aparajita; Mengistae,Taye Alemu; Premand,Patrick; Ringold,Dena; Sharma,Siddharth; Zorya,Sergiy English Disclosed

Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa (Vol. 2) : Rapport complet (French)

Sub-Saharan Africa has just experienced one of the best decades of growth since the 1960s. Between 2000 and 2012, gross domestic product (GDP) grew more than 4.5 percent a year on average, compared to around 2 percent in the prior 20 years (World Bank various years). ... See More +

Publication 84083 JAN 01, 2014

Brooks,Karen Mcconnell; Filmer,Deon P.; Fox,M. Louise; Goyal,Aparajita; Mengistae,Taye Alemu; Premand,Patrick; Ringold,Dena; Sharma,Siddharth; Zorya,Sergiy English Disclosed

Microeconomic consequences and macroeconomic causes of foreign direct investment in Southern African economies (English)

The authors use a new data set on firms in thirteen countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and comparators from other regions to identify the benefits and determinants of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in this region. ... See More +

Journal Article 79466 SEP 04, 2012

Colin Xu, Lixin; Lederman,Daniel; Mengistae,Taye Alemu Disclosed

Diagnosing development bottlenecks : China and India (English)

Although it had a a lower income level than India in 1980, China's 2006 per capita gross domestic product stands more than twice that of India's. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5641 APR 01, 2011

Li, Wei; Mengistae, Taye; Xu, Lixin Colin Disclosed

The business environment in Southern Africa : issues in trade and market integration (English)

This policy note examines the role of differences in business environments in impeding cross-border trade flows between Southern African countries. ... See More +

Brief 60113 NOV 01, 2010

Mengistae, Taye Disclosed

Microeconomic consequences and macroeconomic causes of foreign direct investment in southern African economies (English)

The causes and consequences of foreign direct investment (FDI) in developing countries remains a subject of debate among researchers and policymakers alike. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5416 SEP 01, 2010

Lederman, Daniel; Mengistae, Taye; Xu, Lixin Colin Disclosed

Corruption, business environment, and small business fixed investment in India (English)

This paper estimates a structural dynamic business investment equation and an error correction model of fixed assets growth on a sample of predominantly small and mid-size manufacturers in India. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4356 SEP 01, 2007

Honorati, Maddalena; Mengistae, Taye Disclosed

Corruption, the business environment, and small business growth in India (English)

This paper estimates a dynamic business growth equation on a sample of small-scale manufacturers. The results suggest that excessive labor regulation, power shortages, and problems of access to finance are significant influences on industrial growth in India. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4338 AUG 01, 2007

Honorati, Maddalena; Mengistae, Taye Disclosed

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

Market access, supplier access, and Africa's manufactured exports : an analysis of the role of geography and institutions (English)

In a large cross-country sample of manufacturing establishments drawn from 188 cities, average exports per establishment are smaller for African firms than for businesses in other regions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3942 JUN 01, 2006

Elbadawi, Ibrahim; Mengistae, Taye; Zeufack, Albert Disclosed

Business environment, clustering, and industry location : evidence from Indian cities (English)

How do differences in the local business environment influence location of industry within countries? How do the benefits of a good business environment compare with those from good market access and agglomeration economies from industry clustering? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3675 AUG 01, 2005

Lall, Somik V.; Mengistae, Taye Disclosed

The impact of business environment and economic geography on plant-level productivity : an analysis of Indian industry (English)

The authors' analysis of manufacturing plants sampled from India's major industrial centers shows large productivity gaps across cities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3664 JUL 01, 2005

Lall, Somik V.; Mengistae, Taye Disclosed

Investment climate and international integration (English)

Drawing on recently completed firm-level surveys in Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Honduras, India, Nicaragua, Pakistan, and Peru, this paper investigates the relationship between investment climate and international integration. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3323 JUN 01, 2004

Dollar, David; Hallward-Driemeier, Mary; Mengistae, Taye

Competitiveness of Indian manufacturing : Results from a firm-level survey (English)

The authors analyze survey data of firms located in 10 states in India to conclusively prove that investment climate matters: Firms located in states that do not foster a good investment climate perform significantly worse than those in states that do. ... See More +

Working Paper 31797 JAN 01, 2002

Goswami, Omkar; Arun, A. K.; Gantakolla, Srivastava; More, Vishal; Mookherjee, Arindam; Dollar, David; Mengistae, Taye; Hallward-Driemier, Mary; Iarossi, Giuseppe Disclosed

Indigenous ethnicity and entrepreneurial success in Africa : some evidence from Ethiopia (English)

Researchers have recently been asking why Asian and European minorities in Africa seem to be more successful in business than are people of indigenous ethnicity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2534 JAN 31, 2001

Mengistae, Taye

The relative effects of skill formation and job matching on wage growth in Ethiopia (English)

The author analyzes production and labor market data for a random selection of small to medium-size firms in Ethiopia to answer two questions: 1) Does a worker's marginal productivity increase with time in the labor market or with job security, as must be the case if on-the-job skill formation or job matching has anything to do with the dynamics of wages observed in the data? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2104 APR 30, 1999

Mengistae, Taye

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Sources of productivity growth in Uganda : the role of interindustry and intra-industry misallocation in the 2000s (English)
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DEC 07, 2016 WPS7909 Policy Research Working Paper
Structural transformation and productivity growth in Africa : Uganda in the 2000s (English)
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DEC 02, 2015 WPS7504 Policy Research Working Paper
Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa : Overview (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 84083 Publication French
Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa (Vol. 2) : Full report (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 84083 Publication
Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa : Abrégé (French)
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JAN 01, 2014 84083 Publication English
Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa (Vol. 2) : Rapport complet (French)
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JAN 01, 2014 84083 Publication English
Microeconomic consequences and macroeconomic causes of foreign direct investment in Southern African economies (English)
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SEP 04, 2012 79466 Journal Article
Diagnosing development bottlenecks : China and India (English)
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APR 01, 2011 WPS5641 Policy Research Working Paper
The business environment in Southern Africa : issues in trade and market integration (English)
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NOV 01, 2010 60113 Brief
Microeconomic consequences and macroeconomic causes of foreign direct investment in southern African economies (English)
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SEP 01, 2010 WPS5416 Policy Research Working Paper
Corruption, business environment, and small business fixed investment in India (English)
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SEP 01, 2007 WPS4356 Policy Research Working Paper
Corruption, the business environment, and small business growth in India (English)
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AUG 01, 2007 WPS4338 Policy Research Working Paper
Mobility and earnings in Ethiopia's urban labor markets, 1994-2004 (English)
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MAR 01, 2007 WPS4168 Policy Research Working Paper
Market access, supplier access, and Africa's manufactured exports : an analysis of the role of geography and institutions (English)
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JUN 01, 2006 WPS3942 Policy Research Working Paper
Business environment, clustering, and industry location : evidence from Indian cities (English)
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AUG 01, 2005 WPS3675 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of business environment and economic geography on plant-level productivity : an analysis of Indian industry (English)
See More +
JUL 01, 2005 WPS3664 Policy Research Working Paper
Investment climate and international integration (English)
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JUN 01, 2004 WPS3323 Policy Research Working Paper
Competitiveness of Indian manufacturing : Results from a firm-level survey (English)
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JAN 01, 2002 31797 Working Paper
Indigenous ethnicity and entrepreneurial success in Africa : some evidence from Ethiopia (English)
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JAN 31, 2001 WPS2534 Policy Research Working Paper
The relative effects of skill formation and job matching on wage growth in Ethiopia (English)
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APR 30, 1999 WPS2104 Policy Research Working Paper