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Migration and Jobs : Issues for the 21st Century (English)

With an estimated 724 million extreme poor people living in developing countries, and the world's demographics bifurcating into an older North and a younger South, there are substantial economic incentives and benefits for people to migrate. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8867 MAY 28, 2019

Christiaensen,Luc; Gonzalez,Alvaro S.; Robalino,David A. Disclosed

Support to Jobs for Youth in Niger : A Retrospective Evaluation of Jobs Projects 2007-2018 (English)

Supporting jobs for youth in Niger means addressing difficult questions of the right level of ambition, of reaching the necessary scale, and of trade-offs with funding for poverty reduction. ... See More +

Report 136031 APR 11, 2019

Abdoulaye Sambo,Soumaila; Saidi,Mira; Walker,David Ian; Gonzalez,Alvaro S.; Von Der Goltz,Jan; Gado,Boureima; Beatrice Dehasse,Joelle; Lemière, Christophe French Disclosed

Migration and Jobs: issues for the 21st century (English)

With an estimated 724 million extreme poor people living in developing countries, and the world’s demographics bifurcating into an older north and a younger south, there are substantial economic incentives and benefits for people to migrate. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 137419 JAN 01, 2019

Christiaensen,Luc; Gonzalez,Alvaro S.; Robalino,David A. Disclosed

Micro-level analysis of Mexican retail markets and their response to changes in market structure and competition policies (English)

This paper develops the following price indicators to measure the relative efficiency (functioning) of markets: (a) price dispersion, (b) price volatility, and (c) price transmission (speed, completeness, and symmetry). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8294 JAN 08, 2018

Sanchez Bayardo,Luis Fernando; Gonzalez,Alvaro S.; Iacovone,Leonardo Disclosed

Sierra Leone - Jobs diagnostic (English)

Sierra Leone is a relatively small economy with potential for jobs-rich growth. It is an extremely poor nation with substantial mineral, agricultural, and fishery resources. ... See More +

Working Paper 122016 DEC 11, 2017

Gonzalez,Alvaro S.; Michel Gutierrez,Veronica 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

Big data innovation challenge : pioneering approaches to data-driven development (English)

Big data can sound remote and lacking a human dimension, with few obvious links to development and impacting the lives of the poor. Concepts such as anti-poverty targeting, market access or rural electrification seem far more relevant – and easier to grasp. ... See More +

Working Paper 107751 JAN 01, 2016

Fernandes,Erick C.M.; Jimenez,Daniel Regis; Delerce,Sylvain; Harten,Sven; Kaiser,Kai-Alexander; Kelm,Kathrine M.; Krambeck,Holly; Lemieux,Victoria Louise; Gaba,Kwawu Mensan; Newhouse,David Locke; Rodriguez,Camila; Villaveces,Andres; Wang,Wei Winnie; Adelman,Melissa Ann; Gonzalez,Alvaro S.; Hernandez Ore,Marco Antonio; Khokhar,Tariq Afzal; Kilic,Talip; Lozano Gracia,Nancy Disclosed

Addressing unfair trading practices in Bulgaria : competition knowledge and advisory services program (English)

The Government of Bulgaria (GoB) is concerned that large retail chains may be using their superior bargaining position to dictate the terms of contractual relations with their suppliers. ... See More +

Working Paper 87870 APR 30, 2014

Evgeniev, Evgeni; Filipov, Christian; Gonzalez, Alvaro Bulgarian Disclosed

Addressing unfair trading practices in Bulgaria : competition knowledge and advisory services program (Bulgarian)

The Government of Bulgaria (GoB) is concerned that large retail chains may be using their superior bargaining position to dictate the terms of contractual relations with their suppliers. ... See More +

Working Paper 87870 APR 30, 2014

Evgeniev, Evgeni; Filipov, Christian; Gonzalez, Alvaro English Disclosed

Russian volatility : obstacle to firm survival and diversification (English)

The need for economic diversification receives a great deal of attention in Russia. This paper looks at a way to improve it that is essential but largely ignored: how to help diversifying firms better survive economic cycles. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6605 SEP 01, 2013

Gonzalez, Alvaro S.; Iacovone, Leonardo; Subhash, Hari Disclosed

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Migration and Jobs : Issues for the 21st Century (English)
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MAY 28, 2019 WPS8867 Policy Research Working Paper
Support to Jobs for Youth in Niger : A Retrospective Evaluation of Jobs Projects 2007-2018 (English)
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APR 11, 2019 136031 Report French
Migration and Jobs: issues for the 21st century (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 137419 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Micro-level analysis of Mexican retail markets and their response to changes in market structure and competition policies (English)
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JAN 08, 2018 WPS8294 Policy Research Working Paper
Sierra Leone - Jobs diagnostic (English)
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DEC 11, 2017 122016 Working Paper
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
Big data innovation challenge : pioneering approaches to data-driven development (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 107751 Working Paper
Addressing unfair trading practices in Bulgaria : competition knowledge and advisory services program (English)
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APR 30, 2014 87870 Working Paper Bulgarian
Addressing unfair trading practices in Bulgaria : competition knowledge and advisory services program (Bulgarian)
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APR 30, 2014 87870 Working Paper English
Russian volatility : obstacle to firm survival and diversification (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 WPS6605 Policy Research Working Paper