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Durable goods and poverty measurement (English)

The paper focuses on durable goods and their role in the measurement of living standards. The paper reviews the theoretical underpinnings of the methods available to estimate the value of the services flowing from consumer durable goods. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7105 NOV 01, 2014

Amendola, Nicola; Vecchi, Giovanni Disclosed

Africa at a turning point? Growth, aid, and external shocks (English)

This book is a collection of essays that seeks to answer three interrelated sets of questions about Africa's recent growth recovery. The first set of essays addresses questions about the drivers and durability of Africa's growth. ... See More +

Publication 43976 APR 14, 2008

Go, Delfin S.; Page, John; Arbache, Jorge; Korman, Vijdan; Ye, Xiao; Chuhan-Pole, Punam; Fitzpatrick, Brendan; Devarajan, Shantayanan; Robinson, Sherman; Thierfelder, Karen; Lofgren, Hans; Diaz-Bonilla, Carolina; Ratha, Dilip; Mohapatra, Sanket; Plaza, Sonia; Raddatz, Claudio; Devlin, Julia; Lewin, Michael; Ranaweera, Thilakaratna; Budina, Nina; van Wijnbergen, Sweder; Andriamihaja, Noro; Vecchi, Giovanni; Essama-Nssah, B.; Kearney, Marna Disclosed

Growth, inequality, and poverty in Madagascar, 2001-2005 (English)

The paper examines changes in poverty and inequality in Madagascar between the years 2001 and 2005. During this period Madagascar's economic progress has been notable. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 51700 APR 01, 2008

Amendola, Nicola; Vecchi, Giovanni Disclosed

Italian children at work, 1881-1961 (English)

This paper quantifies the extent and the main characteristics of child work in Italy during the years 1881-1961. From population censuses, author created a new database of the economically active population aged 10-14 by gender, region, and economic sector. ... See More +

Working Paper 43894 OCT 01, 2007

Toniolo, G.; Vecchi, G. Disclosed

An evaluation of the welfare impact of higher energy prices in Madagascar (English)

In this paper the authors estimate the effect of a rise in petroleum prices on living standards in Madagascar combining information on expenditure patterns from the Enquete Aupres des Menages 2005 with an input-output model describing how petroleum price increases propagate across economic sectors. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 41892 JUN 28, 2007

Andriamihaja, Noro Aina; Vecchi, Giovanni Disclosed