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Will market competition trump gender discrimination in India ? (English)

Empowering women to engage in productive employment is not only critical to achieving gender equality but also critical for economic growth and poverty reduction. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7814 SEP 06, 2016

Ghani,Syed Ejaz; Grover,Arti; Kerr,Sari; Kerr,William Robert Disclosed

Structural transformation in Africa : a historical view (English)

This paper presents evidence suggesting that the relationship between income and economic structure is shifting over time, with countries across the income distribution uniformly increasing the share of labor in service sectors and an increasingly less stark relationship between manufacturing intensity and gross value added per capita. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7743 JUL 11, 2016

Enache,Maria; Ghani,Syed Ejaz; O'Connell,Stephen Disclosed

Spatial development and agglomeration economies in services -- lessons from India (English)

Although many studies consider the spatial pattern of manufacturing plants in developing countries, the role of services as a driver of urbanization and structural transformation is still not well understood. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7741 JUN 30, 2016

Ghani,Syed Ejaz; Grover,Arti; Kerr,William Robert Disclosed

A detailed anatomy of factor misallocation in India (English)

This paper complements the results of earlier work on factor misallocation. The paper first expands the methodology and provides two important decompositions for the main indices. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7547 JAN 28, 2016

Duranton,Gilles; Ghani,Syed Ejaz; Grover,Arti; Kerr,William Robert Disclosed

Effects of land misallocation on capital allocations in India (English)

Growing research and policy interest focuses on the misallocation of output and factors of production in developing economies. This paper considers the possible misallocation of financial loans. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7451 OCT 20, 2015

Duranton,Gilles; Ghani,Syed Ejaz; Grover,Arti; Kerr,William Robert Disclosed

The misallocation of land and other factors of production in India (English)

This paper quantifies the misallocation of manufacturing output and factors of production between establishments across Indian districts during 1989-2010. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7221 MAR 23, 2015

Duranton,Gilles; Ghani,Syed Ejaz; Grover,Arti; Kerr,William Robert Disclosed

Informal tradables and the employment growth of Indian manufacturing (English)

India's manufacturing growth from 1989 to 2010 displays two intriguing properties: 1) a substantial fraction of absolute and net employment growth is concentrated in informal tradable industries, and 2) much of this growth is connected to the development of one-person establishments. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7206 MAR 02, 2015

Ghani,Syed Ejaz; Kerr,William Robert; Segura,Alex Disclosed

Spatial dynamics of electricity usage in India (English)

India's manufacturing sector has undergone many spatial adjustments since 1989, including, for example, the organized sector's migration to rural locations, the powerful rise of informal manufacturing within cities, and the development of intermediate cities for manufacturing. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7055 OCT 01, 2014

Ghani, Ejaz; Grover,Arti; Kerr, William R. Disclosed

Can service be a growth escalator in low-income countries ? : Can service be a growth escalator in low-income countries ? (English)

Several high-level reports have raised the concern that low-income countries, especially in Africa, are experiencing premature de-industrialization. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6971 JUL 01, 2014

Ghani, Ejaz; O'Connell, Stephen D. Disclosed

Regional diversity and inclusive growth in Indian cities (English)

This paper examines the employment growth of Indian districts from 2000 to 2010 in the manufacturing and services sectors. Specialization and diversity metrics that combine industries in both sectors are calculated and related to subsequent job growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6919 JUN 01, 2014

Ghani, Ejaz; Kerr, William R.; Tewari, Ishani Disclosed

Urbanization, gender, and business creation in the informal sector in India (English)

This economic premise examines the intersection of four important development themes: urbanization, agglomeration, gender, and informality. ... See More +

Brief 87096 APR 01, 2014

Ghani, Ejaz; Kanbur, Ravi; O'Connell Stephen D. Disclosed

What makes cities more competitive? Lessons from India (English)

Policy makers in both developed and developing countries want to accelerate spatial development, make cities more competitive, attract new entrepreneurs, boost economic growth, and promote job creation. ... See More +

Brief 83905 JAN 01, 2014

Ghani, Ejaz; Kerr, William; O'Connell, Stephen D. Disclosed

Highways and spatial development (English)

This economic premise examines the link between highways and spatial development. The golden quadrilateral (GQ) highway project in India- 5,846 kilo meter (km) of highways linking four major urban hubs- improved the connectivity and market accessibility of districts close to the highway compared to those more removed. ... See More +

Brief 83146 DEC 01, 2013

Ghani, Ejaz; Grover,Arti; Kerr, William R. Disclosed

Urbanization and (in) formalization (English)

Inexorable urbanization and formalization have been the expectations in development discourse. Indeed, measures of urbanization and formalization have been provided and used as indicators of development. ... See More +

Working Paper 84258 NOV 01, 2013

Ghani, Ejaz; Kanbur, Ravi Disclosed

Can political empowerment help economic empowerment ? women leaders and female labor force participation in India (English)

This study examines whether political empowerment of women affects their economic participation. In the context of mandated political representation reform for women in India, the study finds that the length of exposure to women politicians affects overall female labor force participation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6675 OCT 01, 2013

Ghani, Ejaz; Mani, Anandi; O'Connell, Stephen D. Disclosed

Specialization, diversity, and Indian manufacturing growth (English)

This paper examines the specialization and diversity of manufacturing industries within Indian districts. Prior to India's recent economic growth and liberalization, specialization levels in 1989 were substantially higher than similar metrics calculated for the United States. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6648 OCT 01, 2013

Ghani, Ejaz; Kerr, William R.; Tewari, Ishani Disclosed

Input usage and productivity in Indian manufacturing plants (English)

This paper analyzes the scale and productivity consequences of varied input use in Indian manufacturing using detailed plant-level data. Counts of distinct material inputs are higher in urban settings than in rural locations, unconditionally and conditional on plant size, and they are also higher in the organized sector than in the unorganized sector. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6656 OCT 01, 2013

Ghani, Ejaz; Kerr, William R.; O'Connell, Stephen D. Disclosed

Friend or foe or family ? a tale of formal and informal plants in India (English)

This paper examines the interaction between formal (organized) and informal (unorganized) plants in the manufacturing sector in India. How has the size and productivity of the plants in the organized sector affected the plants in the unorganized sector? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6588 SEP 01, 2013

Ghani, Ejaz; O'Connell, Stephen D.; Sharma, Gunjan Disclosed

Female business ownership and informal sector persistence (English)

The informal sector in India has been exceptionally persistent over the past two decades. Is this a bad thing? Not necessarily. This paper shows that a substantial share of the persistence in India's unorganized manufacturing sector is due to the rapid increase in female-owned businesses. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6612 SEP 01, 2013

Ghani, Ejaz; Kerr, William R.; O'Connell, Stephen D. Disclosed

India's spatial development (English)

This note examines the recent spatial development of India. Services, and to a lesser extent manufacturing, are increasingly concentrating in high-density clusters. ... See More +

Brief 81339 SEP 01, 2013

Desmet, Klaus; Ghani, Ejaz; O'Connell, Stephen; Rossi-Hansberg, Esteban Disclosed

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Will market competition trump gender discrimination in India ? (English)
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SEP 06, 2016 WPS7814 Policy Research Working Paper
Structural transformation in Africa : a historical view (English)
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JUL 11, 2016 WPS7743 Policy Research Working Paper
Spatial development and agglomeration economies in services -- lessons from India (English)
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JUN 30, 2016 WPS7741 Policy Research Working Paper
A detailed anatomy of factor misallocation in India (English)
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JAN 28, 2016 WPS7547 Policy Research Working Paper
Effects of land misallocation on capital allocations in India (English)
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OCT 20, 2015 WPS7451 Policy Research Working Paper
The misallocation of land and other factors of production in India (English)
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MAR 23, 2015 WPS7221 Policy Research Working Paper
Informal tradables and the employment growth of Indian manufacturing (English)
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MAR 02, 2015 WPS7206 Policy Research Working Paper
Spatial dynamics of electricity usage in India (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7055 Policy Research Working Paper
Can service be a growth escalator in low-income countries ? : Can service be a growth escalator in low-income countries ? (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6971 Policy Research Working Paper
Regional diversity and inclusive growth in Indian cities (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6919 Policy Research Working Paper
Urbanization, gender, and business creation in the informal sector in India (English)
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APR 01, 2014 87096 Brief
What makes cities more competitive? Lessons from India (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 83905 Brief
Highways and spatial development (English)
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DEC 01, 2013 83146 Brief
Urbanization and (in) formalization (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 84258 Working Paper
Can political empowerment help economic empowerment ? women leaders and female labor force participation in India (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6675 Policy Research Working Paper
Specialization, diversity, and Indian manufacturing growth (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6648 Policy Research Working Paper
Input usage and productivity in Indian manufacturing plants (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6656 Policy Research Working Paper
Friend or foe or family ? a tale of formal and informal plants in India (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 WPS6588 Policy Research Working Paper
Female business ownership and informal sector persistence (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 WPS6612 Policy Research Working Paper
India's spatial development (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 81339 Brief