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Wider economic benefits of investments in transport corridors and the role of complementary policies (English)

This paper estimates the impact of the Golden Quadrilateral and North-South-East-West Highways in India on welfare, social inclusion, and environmental quality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8350 FEB 21, 2018

Melecky,Martin; Sharma,Siddharth; Subhash,Hari Disclosed

Firing costs and flexibility : evidence from firms' employment responses to shocks in India (English)

A key prediction of dynamic labor demand models is that firing restrictions attenuate firms’ employment responses to economic fluctuations. The authors provide the first direct test of this prediction using data from India. ... See More +

Journal Article 127014 JAN 01, 2018

Adhvaryu,Achyuta R.; Chari, A. V.; Sharma,Siddharth Disclosed

Internal borders and migration in India (English)

Internal mobility is a critical component of economic growth and development, as it enables the reallocation of labor to more productive opportunities across sectors and regions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8244 NOV 20, 2017

Kone,Zovanga Louis; Liu,Maggie Y.; Mattoo,Aaditya; Ozden,Caglar; Sharma,Siddharth Disclosed

The labor market effects of financial crises : the role of temporary contracts in central and western Europe (English)

This paper examines how the 2008-09 financial crisis affected labor markets in Central and Western Europe, and how this impact depended on employment protections laws. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8085 JUN 05, 2017

Sharma,Siddharth; Winkler,Hernan Jorge Disclosed

The governance game (English)

In this paper, the authors use the lab to test a series of policy proposals designed to constrain rent-seeking behaviour in a policymaking context. ... See More +

Working Paper 112876 JAN 01, 2017

Banuri,Sheheryar; Bulman,David Janoff; F. Lopez-Calva,Luis; Molina,Ezequiel; Safir,Abla; Sharma,Siddharth Disclosed

World Development Report 2017 : governance and the law (English)

Why are carefully designed, sensible policies too often not adopted or implemented? When they are, why do they often fail to generate development outcomes such as security, growth, and equity? ... See More +

World Development Report 112303 JAN 01, 2017

Lopez-Calva,Luis-Felipe; Zhou,Yongmei; Al-Dahdah,Edouard; Bulman,David Janoff; Isser,Deborah Hannah; Larizza,Marco; Molina,Ezequiel; Safir,Abla; Sharma,Siddharth Disclosed

Enforcement capacity and the impact of labor regulation : evidence from the Russian Federation (English)

The impact of business regulations on firms could depend on how the regulations are enforced in practice. Exploiting variation in enforcement capacity across the Russian Federation's administrative regions, this paper examines whether the enforcement of restrictive regulations on hiring and firing workers affects how firms adjust employment during industry upswings and downswings. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7888 NOV 14, 2016

Gonzalez,Alvaro S.; Sharma,Siddharth; Subhash,Hari Disclosed

Regional productivity convergence in Peru (English)

This paper examines whether labor productivity converged across Peru’s regions (“departments”) during 2002-12. Given the large differences in labor productivity across the regions of Peru, such convergence has the potential to raise aggregate productivity and incomes, and also reduce regional inequalities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7499 NOV 17, 2015

Iacovone,Leonardo; Sanchez Bayardo,Luis Fernando; Sharma,Siddharth 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 French 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

Urbanization beyond municipal boundaries : nurturing metropolitan economies and connecting peri-urban areas in India (English)

The report is organized into three chapters: chapter two looks at the pace and patterns of India's urbanization, providing a 100-year perspective on demographic shifts and a 20-year perspective on the spatial distribution of jobs across India's portfolio of settlements. ... See More +

Other Urban Study 75734 FEB 21, 2013

Vishwanath, Tara; Lall, Somik V.; Dowall, David; Lozano-Gracia, Nancy; Sharma, Siddharth; Wang, Hyoung Gun Disclosed

Measuring intangible assets in an emerging market economy: an application to Brazil (English)

This paper measures intangible investment in Brazil. It estimates that during 2000-2008, annual business spending on intangible assets or knowledge-based capital in Brazil averaged about 4 percent of gross domestic product. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6142 JUL 01, 2012

Dutz, Mark A.; Kannebley, Sergio Jr.; Scarpelli, Maira; Sharma, Siddharth Disclosed

Green growth, technology and innovation (English)

The paper explores existing patterns of green innovation and presents an overview of green innovation policies for developing countries. The key findings from the empirical analysis are: (1) frontier green innovations are concentrated in high-income countries, few in developing countries but growing; (2) the most technologically-sophisticated developing countries are emerging as significant innovators but limited to a few technology fields; (3) there is very little South-South collaboration; (4) there is potential for expanding green production and trade; and (5) there has been little base-of-pyramid green innovation to meet the needs of poor consumers, and it is too early to draw conclusions about its scalability. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5932 JAN 01, 2012

Dutz, Mark A.; Sharma, Siddharth Disclosed

Entry regulation, labor laws, and informality (English)

Using state and industry level panel data on informal enterprises in India, the author present microeconomic evidence linking informality to industrial entry and labor regulation. ... See More +

Working Paper 48927 APR 01, 2009

Sharma, Siddharth Disclosed

Entry regulation, labor laws, and informality (English)

Does the regulation of entry cause informality in the manufacturing sector of developing countries? This note presents evidence from India that suggests that a policy reform that lifted barriers to entry lessened informality. ... See More +

Brief 50337 JAN 01, 2009

Sharma, Siddharth Disclosed

Capital immobility and regional inequality : evidence from India (English)

There are striking, persistent regional inequalities in developing countries like China and India. The author use district-level data on Indian factories to investigate if these disparities are related to the spatial immobility of capital. ... See More +

Working Paper 47541 DEC 01, 2008

Sharma, Siddharth Disclosed

Intellectual property rights and innovation in developing countries : evidence from India (English)

In 1994, India signed the Trade Related Intellectual Property (TRIPs) agreement, which obligated the country to dramatically strengthen its protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR). ... See More +

Working Paper 47524 OCT 01, 2008

Dutta, Antara; Sharma, Siddharth; Disclosed

Who are the unbanked ? (English)

This paper uses nationally representative survey data from Mexico to compare households with savings accounts in formal financial institutions to their neighbors who do not have such accounts. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4647 JUN 01, 2008

Djankov, Simeon; Miranda, Pedro; Seira, Enrique; Sharma, Siddharth Disclosed

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Wider economic benefits of investments in transport corridors and the role of complementary policies (English)
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FEB 21, 2018 WPS8350 Policy Research Working Paper
Firing costs and flexibility : evidence from firms' employment responses to shocks in India (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 127014 Journal Article
Internal borders and migration in India (English)
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NOV 20, 2017 WPS8244 Policy Research Working Paper
The labor market effects of financial crises : the role of temporary contracts in central and western Europe (English)
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JUN 05, 2017 WPS8085 Policy Research Working Paper
The governance game (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112876 Working Paper
World Development Report 2017 : governance and the law (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112303 World Development Report
Enforcement capacity and the impact of labor regulation : evidence from the Russian Federation (English)
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NOV 14, 2016 WPS7888 Policy Research Working Paper
Regional productivity convergence in Peru (English)
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NOV 17, 2015 WPS7499 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 French
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
Urbanization beyond municipal boundaries : nurturing metropolitan economies and connecting peri-urban areas in India (English)
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FEB 21, 2013 75734 Other Urban Study
Measuring intangible assets in an emerging market economy: an application to Brazil (English)
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JUL 01, 2012 WPS6142 Policy Research Working Paper
Green growth, technology and innovation (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 WPS5932 Policy Research Working Paper
Entry regulation, labor laws, and informality (English)
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APR 01, 2009 48927 Working Paper
Entry regulation, labor laws, and informality (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 50337 Brief
Capital immobility and regional inequality : evidence from India (English)
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DEC 01, 2008 47541 Working Paper
Intellectual property rights and innovation in developing countries : evidence from India (English)
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OCT 01, 2008 47524 Working Paper
Who are the unbanked ? (English)
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JUN 01, 2008 WPS4647 Policy Research Working Paper