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Spatial dynamics of electricity usage in India (English)

Indiaapos;s manufacturing sector has undergone many spatial adjustments since 1989, including, for example, the organized sectorapos;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; Goswami, Arti Grover; Kerr, William R.

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; Oapos;Connell, Stephen D.

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

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; Oapos;Connell Stephen D.

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; Oapos;Connell, Stephen D.

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; Goswami, Arti Grover; Kerr, William R.

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

Specialization, diversity, and Indian manufacturing growth (English)

This paper examines the specialization and diversity of manufacturing industries within Indian districts. Prior to Indiaapos;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

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.; Oapos;Connell, Stephen D.

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; Oapos;Connell, Stephen D.

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; Oapos;Connell, Stephen D.; Sharma, Gunjan

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 Indiaapos;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.; Oapos;Connell, Stephen D.

The golden quadrilateral highway project and urban/rural manufacturing in India (English)

This study investigates the impact of the Golden Quadrilateral highway project on the urban and rural growth of Indian manufacturing. The Golden Quadrilateral project upgraded the quality and width of 5,846 km of roads in India. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6620 SEP 01, 2013

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

Indiaapos;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; Oapos;Connell, Stephen; Rossi-Hansberg, Esteban

Urbanization and agglomeration benefits : gender differentiated impacts on enterprise creation in Indiaapos;s informal sector (English)

This paper presents an exploration at the intersection of four important themes in the current development discourse: urbanization, agglomeration benefits, gender and informality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6553 AUG 01, 2013

Ghani, Ejaz; Kanbur, Ravi; Oapos;Connell, Stephen D.

What does MFN trade mean for India and Pakistan ? can MFN be a Panacea ? (English)

India and Pakistan, the two largest economies in South Asia, share a common border, culture and history. Despite the benefits of proximity, the two neighbors have barely traded with each other. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6483 JUN 01, 2013

De, Prabir; Raihan, Selim; Ghani, Ejaz

How to avoid middle-income traps? : evidence from Malaysia (English)

Malaysiaapos;s structural transformation from low to middle income has made it one of the most prominent manufacturing exporters in the world. However, in the competitive global economy, like many other middle-income economies, it is sandwiched between low-wage economies on one side and more innovative advanced economies on the other. ... See More +

Brief 78651 JUN 01, 2013

Flaaen, Aaron; Ghani, Ejaz; Mishra, Saurabh

The exceptional persistence of Indiaapos;s unorganized sector (English)

The transformation of Indiaapos;s unorganized sector is important to its modernization, growth, and attainment of regional economic equality. This paper documents several key facts about Indiaapos;s unorganized sector in manufacturing and services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6454 MAY 01, 2013

Ghani, Ejaz; Kerr, William R.; Oapos;Connell, Stephen D.

Diasporas and outsourcing : evidence from oDesk and India (English)

This paper examines the role of the Indian diaspora in the outsourcing of work to India. The data are taken from oDesk, the worldapos;s largest online platform for outsourced contracts. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6403 APR 01, 2013

Ghani, Ejaz; Kerr, William R.; Stanton, Christopher

How to avoid middle income traps ? evidence from Malaysia : How to avoid middle income traps ? evidence from Malaysia (English)

Malaysiaapos;s structural transformation from low to middle income is a success story, making it one of the most prominent manufacturing exportersapos; in the world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6427 APR 01, 2013

Flaaen, Aaron; Ghani, Ejaz; Mishra, Saurabh

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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
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
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
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
The golden quadrilateral highway project and urban/rural manufacturing in India (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 WPS6620 Policy Research Working Paper
Indiaapos;s spatial development (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 81339 Brief
Urbanization and agglomeration benefits : gender differentiated impacts on enterprise creation in Indiaapos;s informal sector (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 WPS6553 Policy Research Working Paper
What does MFN trade mean for India and Pakistan ? can MFN be a Panacea ? (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 WPS6483 Policy Research Working Paper
How to avoid middle-income traps? : evidence from Malaysia (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 78651 Brief
The exceptional persistence of Indiaapos;s unorganized sector (English)
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MAY 01, 2013 WPS6454 Policy Research Working Paper
Diasporas and outsourcing : evidence from oDesk and India (English)
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APR 01, 2013 WPS6403 Policy Research Working Paper
How to avoid middle income traps ? evidence from Malaysia : How to avoid middle income traps ? evidence from Malaysia (English)
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APR 01, 2013 WPS6427 Policy Research Working Paper