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Quy-Toan Do

Senior Economist

QUY-TOAN DO is an Economist in the Poverty Team of the Development Research Group. Since joining the Bank as a Young Economist in 2002, his research has focused on institutions and their relationships to economic development. In recent papers, he investigated the impact of land titling on agricultural investments and credit access; he also looked at the political economy of institutional development by investigating several mechanisms that could potentially link the distribution of wealth to the quality of institutions. He holds an MA from Ecole Polytechnique and the University of Toulouse, and a PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

Contact Information: Quy-Toan Do c/o research@worldbank.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Comparative advantage, international trade, and fertility (English)

This paper analyzes theoretically and empirically the impact of comparative advantage in international trade on fertility. It builds a model in which industries differ in the extent to which they use female relative to male labor and countries are characterized by Ricardian comparative advantage in either female labor or male labor intensive goods. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6930 JUN 01, 2014

Do, Quy-Toan; Levchenko, Andrei; Raddatz, Claudio

Hand washing behavior change at scale : evidence from a randomized evaluation in Vietnam (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Hand washing behavior change at scale : evidence from a randomized evaluation in Vietnam, conducted in 2010 in Vietnam. ... See More +

Brief 81362 AUG 14, 2013

Chase, Claire; Do, Quy-Toan

Trade insulation as social protection (English)

In a world with volatile food prices, countries have an incentive to shelter their populations from induced real income shocks. When some agents are net food producers while others are net consumers, there is scope for insurance between the two groups. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6448 MAY 01, 2013

Levchenko, Andrei A.; Ravallion, Martin; Do, Quy-Toan

The pirates of Somalia : ending the threat, rebuilding a nation (English)

Somali piracy attacks surged between 2005 and 2011. Although maritime piracy is as old as seaborne trade, and currently pirates also prey on ships in the Straits of Malacca and the waters of Southeast Asia, the Caribbean seas, and the Gulf of Guinea, what is unique about Somali pirates is the high frequency of attacks. ... See More +

Working Paper 76713 JAN 01, 2013

Do, Quy-Toan

Handwashing behavior change at scale : evidence from a randomized evaluation in Vietnam (English)

Handwashing with soap, which has been shown to reduce diarrhea in young children by as much as 48 percent, is frequently mentioned as one of the most effective and inexpensive ways to save children's lives. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6207 SEP 01, 2012

Chase, Claire; Do, Quy-Toan

Capabilities, opportunities and participation : gender equality and development in the Middle East and North Africa region (English)

Many countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are undergoing a profound transformation. From Bahrain to Yemen, from Tunisia to Egypt, popular movements are calling for political change and a more inclusive development path that will provide ordinary citizens with greater voice, social and economic freedom, and government accountability. ... See More +

Brief 66106 SEP 01, 2011

Walker, Thomas; Comboni, Gabriela Inchauste; Krishnan, Nandini; Nguyen, Nga; Do, Quy-Toan; Vishwanath, Tara

Engendering trade (English)

The authors analyze the interaction between a country's world market integration and its attitude towards gender roles. They discuss both theoretically and empirically how female empowerment is a source of comparative advantage that shapes a country's response to trade opening. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5777 AUG 01, 2011

Do, Quy-Toan; Levchenko, Andrei A.; Raddatz, Claudio

Natural disasters and household welfare : evidence from Vietnam (English)

As natural disasters hit with increasing frequency, especially in coastal areas, it is imperative to better understand how much natural disasters affect economies and their people. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5491 DEC 01, 2010

Christiaensen, Luc; Do, Quy Toan; Trung, Le Dang; Thomas, Timothy

Scaling up handwashing behavior : findings from the impact evaluation baseline survey in Vietnam (English)

The goal of global scaling up handwashing is to reduce the risk of diarrhea and therefore increase household productivity by stimulating and sustaining the behavior of handwashing with soap at critical times in the lives of 5.4 million people in Peru, Senegal, Tanzania, and Vietnam, where the project has been implemented to date. ... See More +

UNDP-Water & Sanitation Program 58007 NOV 01, 2010

Chase, Claire; Do, Quy-Toan

U.S. and them : the geography of academic : U.S. and them : the geography of academic research (English)

Using a database of 76,046 empirical economics papers published between 1985 and 2004 in the top 202 economics journals, the authors report two associations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5152 DEC 01, 2009

Srinivasan, Sowmya; Das, Jishnu; Do, Quy-Toan; Shaines, Karen

Mental health in the aftermath of conflict (English)

The authors survey the recent literature on the mental health effects of conflict. They highlight the methodological challenges faced in this literature, which include the lack of validated mental health scales in a survey context, the difficulties in measuring individual exposure to conflict, and the issues related to making causal inferences from observed correlations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5132 NOV 01, 2009

Iyer, Lakshmi; Do, Quy-Toan

Missing women and India's religious demography (English)

The authors use recent data from the 2006 National Family Health Survey of India to explore the relationship between religion and demographic behavior. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5096 OCT 01, 2009

Joshi, Shareen; Do, Quy-Toan; Iyer, Sriya; Borooah, Vani

Agent orange and the prevalence of cancer among the Vietnamese population 30 years after the end of the Vietnam war (English)

During the Vietnam War, more than 70 million liters of military herbicide were sprayed over the combat zone. This study uses self and proxy-reported data on cancer status obtained from a nationally representative health survey of the Vietnamese population (N=158,019), combined with measures of military herbicide exposure computed from detailed information on US and allied wartime military activities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5041 SEP 01, 2009

Do, Quy-Toan

Mental health patterns and consequences : results from survey data in five developing countries (English)

The social and economic consequences of poor mental health in the developing world are presumed to be significant, yet remain under researched. ... See More +

Journal Article 77611 FEB 01, 2009

Das, Jishnu; Quy-Toan Do; Friedman, Jed; McKenzie, David

The World Bank economic review 23 (1) (English)

This issue includes the following: Decentralizing Eligibility for a Federal Antipoverty Program: a case study for China, by Martin Ravallion; mental health pattern and consequences: results from survey data in five developing countries, by Jishnu Das, Quy-Toan Do, Jed Friedman, and David McKenzie; psychological health before, during, and after an economic crisis: results from Indonesia, 1993-2000, by Jed Friedman and Duncan Thomas; infrastructure and public utilities privatization in developing countries, by Emnanuelle Auriol and Pierre M. ... See More +

Publication 64745 JAN 01, 2009

Auriol, Emmanuelle; Holland, Márcio; Ravallion, Martin; Das, Jishnu; McKenzie, David; Budina, Nina; Oostendorp, Remco H.; Do, Quy-Toan; Picard, Pierre M.; Bacha, Edmar L.; Gonçalves, Fernando M.; van Wijnbergen, Sweder; Friedman, Jed; Thomas, Duncan

How does geographic distance affect credit market access in Niger ? (English)

Distances involved in accessing basic services can constitute a major barrier to development. This paper analyzes the relationship between the distance separating households from microfinance institutions' offices in Niger, and the low levels of development and performance of the microfinance sector in the country. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4772 NOV 01, 2008

Pedrosa, Jose; Do, Quy-Toan

Mental health patterns and consequences : results from survey data in five developing countries (Vol. 1of 1) (English)

The social and economic consequences of poor mental health in the developing world are presumed to be significant, yet are largely under-researched. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4495 JAN 01, 2008

Das, Jishnu; McKenzie,David; Do, Quy-Toan; Friedman, Jed

Poverty, social divisions, and conflict in Nepal (English)

The authors conduct an econometric analysis of the economic and social factors which contributed to the spread of violent conflict in Nepal. They find that conflict intensity is significantly higher in places with greater poverty and lower levels of economic development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4228 MAY 01, 2007

Iyer, Lakshmi; Do, Quy-Toan

The economics of consanguineous marriages (English)

The institution of consanguineous marriage-a marriage contracted between close biological relatives-has been a basic building block of many societies in different parts of the world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4085 DEC 01, 2006

Do, Quy-Toan; Iyer, Sriya; Joshi, Shareen

Superstition, family planning, and human development (English)

Are wanted and unwanted children treated equally by their parents? To address this question, the authors rely on the observation that, according to Vietnamese astrology, dates of birth are believed to be determinants of success, luck, character, and good match between individuals. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4001 AUG 01, 2006

Phung, Tung Duc; Do, Quy-Toan

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Comparative advantage, international trade, and fertility (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6930 Policy Research Working Paper
Hand washing behavior change at scale : evidence from a randomized evaluation in Vietnam (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81362 Brief
Trade insulation as social protection (English)
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MAY 01, 2013 WPS6448 Policy Research Working Paper
The pirates of Somalia : ending the threat, rebuilding a nation (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 76713 Working Paper
Handwashing behavior change at scale : evidence from a randomized evaluation in Vietnam (English)
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SEP 01, 2012 WPS6207 Policy Research Working Paper
Capabilities, opportunities and participation : gender equality and development in the Middle East and North Africa region (English)
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SEP 01, 2011 66106 Brief
Engendering trade (English)
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AUG 01, 2011 WPS5777 Policy Research Working Paper
Natural disasters and household welfare : evidence from Vietnam (English)
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DEC 01, 2010 WPS5491 Policy Research Working Paper
Scaling up handwashing behavior : findings from the impact evaluation baseline survey in Vietnam (English)
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NOV 01, 2010 58007 UNDP-Water & Sanitation Program
U.S. and them : the geography of academic : U.S. and them : the geography of academic research (English)
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DEC 01, 2009 WPS5152 Policy Research Working Paper
Mental health in the aftermath of conflict (English)
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NOV 01, 2009 WPS5132 Policy Research Working Paper
Missing women and India's religious demography (English)
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OCT 01, 2009 WPS5096 Policy Research Working Paper
Agent orange and the prevalence of cancer among the Vietnamese population 30 years after the end of the Vietnam war (English)
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SEP 01, 2009 WPS5041 Policy Research Working Paper
Mental health patterns and consequences : results from survey data in five developing countries (English)
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FEB 01, 2009 77611 Journal Article
The World Bank economic review 23 (1) (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 64745 Publication
How does geographic distance affect credit market access in Niger ? (English)
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NOV 01, 2008 WPS4772 Policy Research Working Paper
Mental health patterns and consequences : results from survey data in five developing countries (Vol. 1of 1) (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2008 WPS4495 Policy Research Working Paper
Poverty, social divisions, and conflict in Nepal (English)
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MAY 01, 2007 WPS4228 Policy Research Working Paper
The economics of consanguineous marriages (English)
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DEC 01, 2006 WPS4085 Policy Research Working Paper
Superstition, family planning, and human development (English)
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AUG 01, 2006 WPS4001 Policy Research Working Paper