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Risk preferences and the decision to flee conflict (English)

Despite the growing numbers of forcibly displaced persons worldwide, many people living under conflict choose not to flee. Individuals face two lotteries -- staying or leaving -- characterized by two distributions of potential outcomes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8376 MAR 26, 2018

Ceriani,Lidia; Verme,Paolo Disclosed

Optimal targeting under budget constraints in a humanitarian context (English)

This paper uses Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) curves and related indexes to determine the optimal targeting strategy of a food voucher program for refugees. ... See More +

Journal Article 125237 JAN 01, 2018

Verme,Paolo; Gigliarano,Chiara Disclosed

Optimal targeting under budget constraints in a humanitarian context (English)

The combination of conflict, food insecurity, and displacement generates competing claims for financial resources that stretch the donors' ability to provide funding and the humanitarian organizations' capacity to provide social assistance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8191 SEP 12, 2017

Gigliarano,Chiara; Verme,Paolo Disclosed

The economics of forced displacement : an introduction (English)

Forced displacement -- defined as the displacement of refugees and internally displaced persons due to violence -- has reached an unprecedented scale and global attention during the past few years, particularly in the aftermath of the Syrian refugee crisis in 2011 and the European Union's migration crisis in 2015. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8038 APR 25, 2017

Verme,Paolo Disclosed

The quest for subsidies reforms in the Middle East and North Africa Region : a microsimulation approach to policy making (English)

The book is organized in two parts and ten chapters. Part one, Cross-Country Analyses, covers the comparative analyses across countries. Chapter one provides a synthesis of what we learned about subsidies reforms from a political economy perspective. ... See More +

Working Paper 115145 JAN 01, 2017

Verme,Paolo; Araar,Abdelkrim Disclosed

SUBSIM: A user guide (English)

SUBSIM is an automated subsidies simulation model designed to carry out rapid distributional analysis of consumers’ subsidies and simulations of subsidies reforms. ... See More +

Manual 109803 NOV 03, 2016

Verme,Paolo; Araar,Abdelkrim Disclosed

A comparative analysis of subsidy reforms in the Middle East and North Africa Region (English)

The paper compares the distribution of energy and food subsidies across households and the impact of subsidy reforms on household welfare in the Middle East and North Africa region. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7755 JUL 20, 2016

Araar,Abdelkrim; Verme,Paolo Disclosed

Subsidy reforms in the Middle East and North Africa Region : a review (English)

The paper takes stock of eight country studies and a cross-country analysis to review the experience with subsidy reforms in the Middle East and North Africa region between 2010 and 2014. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7754 JUL 20, 2016

Verme,Paolo Disclosed

Islamic republic of Mauritania : poverty dynamics and social mobility 2008-2014 (English)

This report provides a dynamic poverty assessment of Mauritania between 2008 and 2014, the time period included between the last two household budget surveys (the Enquête Permanente sur les Conditions de Vie des ménages – EPCV). ... See More +

Working Paper 111994 JUL 01, 2016

Verme,Paolo; Araar,Abdelkrim; Tsimpo Nkengne,Clarence; Mungai,Rose Disclosed

A comparative analysis of subsidy reforms in the Middle East and North Africa region (English)

The paper compares the distribution of energy and food subsidies across households and the impact of subsidy reforms on household welfare in the Middle East and North Africa region. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125510 JUL 01, 2016

Araar,Abdelkrim; Verme,Paolo Disclosed

Subsidy reforms in the Middle East and North Africa region : a review (English)

The paper takes stock of eight country studies and a cross-country analysis to review the experience with subsidy reforms in the Middle East and North Africa region between 2010 and 2014. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125411 JUL 01, 2016

Verme,Paolo Disclosed

Prices and welfare (English)

What is the welfare effect of a price change? This simple question is one of the most relevant and controversial questions in microeconomic theory and its different answers can lead to severe heterogeneity in empirical results. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7566 FEB 16, 2016

Araar,Abdelkrim; Verme,Paolo Disclosed

Prices and welfare (English)

What is the welfare effect of a price change? This simple question is one of the most relevant and controversial questions in microeconomic theory and its different answers can lead to severe heterogeneity in empirical results. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125502 FEB 16, 2016

Araar,Abdelkrim; Verme,Paolo Disclosed

The welfare of Syrian refugees : evidence from Jordan and Lebanon (English)

The ongoing crisis in Syria has taken a toll on millions of lives, with its effects reverberating around the globe. Thousands have died, and nearly half of the country’s population has been displaced, either internally or to neighboring countries and beyond. ... See More +

Working Paper 105027 JAN 01, 2016

Verme,Paolo Disclosed

The welfare of Syrian refugees : evidence from Jordan and Lebanon (English)

As June 20th marked World Refugee Day, the global count of registered refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) has reached the highest level since Second World War, with a combined figure of over 50 million people (13 million refugees and 38 million IDPs). ... See More +

Publication 102365 DEC 22, 2015

Verme,Paolo; Gigliarano,Chiara; Wieser,Christina; Hedlund, Kerren; Petzoldt, Marc; Santacroce,Marco Disclosed

Estimating quarterly poverty rates using labor force surveys : a primer (English)

This paper builds on the existing cross-survey imputation literature to provide up-to-date estimates of poverty when official estimates are deemed outdated. ... See More +

Journal Article 129192 DEC 12, 2015

Douidich,Mohamed; Ezzrari,Abdeljaouad; Van Der Weide,Roy; Verme,Paolo Disclosed

Gender inequality, structural transformation and growth : the case of Morocco (English)

This paper investigates the extent to which the persistence of gender inequality might have constrained growth and productivity in Morocco. It does so through an overview of the recent (2000-2011) growth performance and the analysis of the structure of female employment over the last decade. ... See More +

Brief 102244 DEC 01, 2015

Marotta,Daniela; Prettitore,Paul Scott; Verme,Paolo Disclosed

The quest for subsidy reforms in Libya (English)

Shortly before the 2011 Libyan revolution, consumers' subsidies were rapidly increased by the regime in an effort to reduce social discontent. In the aftermath of the revolution, these subsidies became important for people's subsistence, but also a very heavy burden for the state budget. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7225 MAR 30, 2015

Araar,Abdelkrim; Choueiri,Nada; Verme,Paolo Disclosed

An evaluation of the 2014 subsidy reforms in Morocco and a simulation of further reforms (English)

Under increasing budget pressure, Morocco carried out an extensive set of subsidy reforms in 2014 and is planning for further reforms for 2015–2017, which will eliminate most consumers' subsidies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7224 MAR 30, 2015

Verme,Paolo; El Massnaoui,Khalid Disclosed

An evaluation of the 2014 subsidy reforms in Morocco and a simulation of further reforms (English)

Under increasing budget pressure, Morocco carried out an extensive set of subsidy reforms in 2014 and is planning for further reforms for 2015—2017, which will eliminate most consumers' subsidies. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125538 MAR 01, 2015

Verme,Paolo; El Massnaoui,Khalid Disclosed

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Risk preferences and the decision to flee conflict (English)
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MAR 26, 2018 WPS8376 Policy Research Working Paper
Optimal targeting under budget constraints in a humanitarian context (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 125237 Journal Article
Optimal targeting under budget constraints in a humanitarian context (English)
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SEP 12, 2017 WPS8191 Policy Research Working Paper
The economics of forced displacement : an introduction (English)
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APR 25, 2017 WPS8038 Policy Research Working Paper
The quest for subsidies reforms in the Middle East and North Africa Region : a microsimulation approach to policy making (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 115145 Working Paper
SUBSIM: A user guide (English)
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NOV 03, 2016 109803 Manual
A comparative analysis of subsidy reforms in the Middle East and North Africa Region (English)
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JUL 20, 2016 WPS7755 Policy Research Working Paper
Subsidy reforms in the Middle East and North Africa Region : a review (English)
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JUL 20, 2016 WPS7754 Policy Research Working Paper
Islamic republic of Mauritania : poverty dynamics and social mobility 2008-2014 (English)
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JUL 01, 2016 111994 Working Paper
A comparative analysis of subsidy reforms in the Middle East and North Africa region (English)
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JUL 01, 2016 125510 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Subsidy reforms in the Middle East and North Africa region : a review (English)
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JUL 01, 2016 125411 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Prices and welfare (English)
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FEB 16, 2016 WPS7566 Policy Research Working Paper
Prices and welfare (English)
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FEB 16, 2016 125502 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The welfare of Syrian refugees : evidence from Jordan and Lebanon (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 105027 Working Paper
The welfare of Syrian refugees : evidence from Jordan and Lebanon (English)
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DEC 22, 2015 102365 Publication
Estimating quarterly poverty rates using labor force surveys : a primer (English)
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DEC 12, 2015 129192 Journal Article
Gender inequality, structural transformation and growth : the case of Morocco (English)
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DEC 01, 2015 102244 Brief
The quest for subsidy reforms in Libya (English)
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MAR 30, 2015 WPS7225 Policy Research Working Paper
An evaluation of the 2014 subsidy reforms in Morocco and a simulation of further reforms (English)
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MAR 30, 2015 WPS7224 Policy Research Working Paper
An evaluation of the 2014 subsidy reforms in Morocco and a simulation of further reforms (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 125538 Working Paper (Numbered Series)