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Comparable estimates of returns to schooling around the world (English)

Rates of return to investments in schooling have been estimated since the late 1950s. In the 60-plus year history of such estimates, there have been several attempts to synthesize the empirical results to ascertain patterns. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7020 SEP 01, 2014

Montenegro, Claudio E.; Patrinos, Harry Anthony

In from the shadow : integrating Europe's informal labor (English)

This book is about Magda and Jacek and millions of others like them, who earn a living working full- or part-time in Europe's untaxed markets for goods, services, and labor. ... See More +

Publication 70602 JUN 20, 2012

Koettl, Johannes; Packard, Truman; Montenegro, Claudio E.

Economic freedom, human rights, and the returns to human capital : an evaluation of the Schultz hypothesis (English)

According to T.W. Schultz, the returns to human capital are highest in economic environments experiencing unexpected price, productivity, and technology shocks that create "disequilibria." ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5405 AUG 01, 2010

King, Elizabeth M.; Orazem, Peter F.; Montenegro, Claudio E.

Shadow economies all over the world : new estimates for 162 countries from 1999 to 2007 (English)

This paper presents estimations of the shadow economies for 162 countries, including developing, Eastern European, Central Asian, and high-income countries over the period 1999 to 2006/2007. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5356 JUN 01, 2010

Buehn, Andreas; Schneider, Friedrich; Montenegro, Claudio E.

World development report 2009 : reshaping economic geography : Informe sobre el desarrollo mundial 2009 : una nueva geografia economica (Spanish)

Economic growth will be unbalanced, but development can still be inclusive-that is the message of this year's World development report, the thirty-first in the series. ... See More +

World Development Report 43738 JAN 01, 2009

Deichmann, Uwe; Goh, Chorching; Packard, Truman; Uchida, Hirotsugu; Kopp, Andreas; Lall, Somik V.; Ross-Larson, Bruce [ editor ]; Coulibaly, Souleymane; Freire, Maria Emilia; Gill, Indermit S.; Montenegro, Claudio E.; Ross-Larson, Bruce English, Japanese, Bahasa (Indonesian), Russian, French

World development report 2009 : reshaping economic geography : Rapport sur le developpement dans le monde 2009 : repenser la geopraphie economique (French)

Economic growth will be unbalanced, but development can still be inclusive-that is the message of this year's World development report, the thirty-first in the series. ... See More +

World Development Report 43738 JAN 01, 2009

Deichmann, Uwe; Goh, Chorching; Packard, Truman; Uchida, Hirotsugu; Kopp, Andreas; Lall, Somik V.; Ross-Larson, Bruce [ editor ]; Coulibaly, Souleymane; Freire, Maria Emilia; Gill, Indermit S.; Montenegro, Claudio E.; Ross-Larson, Bruce English, Japanese, Bahasa (Indonesian), Russian, Spanish

World development report 2009 : reshaping economic geography (Russian)

Economic growth will be unbalanced, but development can still be inclusive-that is the message of this year's World development report, the thirty-first in the series. ... See More +

World Development Report 43738 JAN 01, 2009

Coulibaly, Souleymane; Deichmann, Uwe; Freire, Maria Emilia; Gill, Indermit S.; Goh, Chorching; Kopp, Andreas; Lall, Somik V.; Montenegro, Claudio E.; Packard, Truman; Ross-Larson, Bruce; Uchida, Hirotsugu; Ross-Larson, Bruce [ editor ] English, Japanese, Bahasa (Indonesian), Spanish, French

World development report 2009 : reshaping economic geography (English)

Economic growth will be unbalanced, but development can still be inclusive-that is the message of this year's World development report, the thirty-first in the series. ... See More +

World Development Report 43738 NOV 04, 2008

Deichmann, Uwe; Goh, Chorching; Packard, Truman; Uchida, Hirotsugu; Kopp, Andreas; Lall, Somik V.; Ross-Larson, Bruce [ editor ]; Coulibaly, Souleymane; Freire, Maria Emilia; Gill, Indermit S.; Montenegro, Claudio E.; Ross-Larson, Bruce Japanese, Bahasa (Indonesian), Russian, Spanish, French

The place premium : wage differences for identical workers across the US border (English)

This paper compares the wages of workers inside the United States to the wages of observably identical workers outside the United States-controlling for country of birth, country of education, years of education, work experience, sex, and rural-urban residence. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4671 JUL 01, 2008

Clemens, Michael A.; Montenegro, Claudio E.; Pritchett, Lant

How are youth faring in the labor market ? Evidence from around the world (English)

This paper uses a new standardized micro database for a large set of developing countries to (1) describe the patterns of labor market outcomes for youth, and (2) explain the contributions of supply and demand factors to youth outcomes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4071 NOV 01, 2006

Fares, Jean; Montenegro, Claudio E.; Orazem, Peter F.

Who benefits from labor market regulations? Chile 1960-1998 (English)

Economists have examined the impact of labor market regulations on the level of employment. But there are many reasons to suspect that the impact of regulations differs across types of workers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3143 OCT 01, 2003

Claudio E. Montenegro; Carmen Pages

What determines the quality of institutions? (English)

In trying to explain institutional quality, different authors have come to conflicting conclusions. In tackling the problem themselves, the authors show three things. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2764 JAN 31, 2002

Islam, Roumeen; Montenegro, Claudio E.

Crafting labor policy : techniques and lessons from Latin America (English)

Nothing impacts the welfare of individuals and households more directly than employment and earnings opportunities. In developing countries, labor market reform is a crucial component for the success of overall economic policy reforms. ... See More +

Publication 24618 JAN 01, 2002

Gill, Indermit; Montenegro, Claudio E.; Domeland, Dorte

Wage distribution in Chile: does gender matter? a quantile regression approach (English)

This paper analyzes gender differentials in the returns to education, the returns to experience, and gender wage differentials in the Chilean case. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 34133 DEC 01, 2001

Montenegro, Claudio

Measuring the impact of minimum wages : evidence from Latin America (English)

The authors provide an overview of minimum wage levels in Latin America and their true impact on the distribution of wages, using both numerical measures and kernal density plots for eight countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Honduras, Mexico, and Uruguay). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2597 APR 30, 2001

Maloney, William F.; Nunez, Jairo; Cunningham, Wendy; Fiess, Norbert; Montenegro, Claudio; Murrugarra, Edmundo; Santamaria,Mauricio; Sepulveda, Claudia

Aggregate agricultural supply response in developing countries : a survey of selected issues (English)

The authors review several studies of the aggregate agricultural supply response. Using both economic and econometric reasons, they argue that time series estimation typically generates a downward-biased estimate of the response to a credible reform. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1485 JUL 31, 1995

Schiff, Maurice; Montenegro, Claudio E.

Regional integration, old and new (English)

After lying dormant for two decades, regional integration is on the rise. Recent initiatives suggest that the world trading system may be moving toward three trading blocs clustered around Japan, the European Community, and the United States. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS985 OCT 31, 1992

de Melo, Jaime; Montenegro, Claudio; Panagariya, Arvind

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Comparable estimates of returns to schooling around the world (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7020 Policy Research Working Paper
In from the shadow : integrating Europe's informal labor (English)
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JUN 20, 2012 70602 Publication
Economic freedom, human rights, and the returns to human capital : an evaluation of the Schultz hypothesis (English)
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AUG 01, 2010 WPS5405 Policy Research Working Paper
Shadow economies all over the world : new estimates for 162 countries from 1999 to 2007 (English)
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JUN 01, 2010 WPS5356 Policy Research Working Paper
World development report 2009 : reshaping economic geography : Informe sobre el desarrollo mundial 2009 : una nueva geografia economica (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2009 43738 World Development Report English, Japanese, Bahasa (Indonesian), Russian, French
World development report 2009 : reshaping economic geography : Rapport sur le developpement dans le monde 2009 : repenser la geopraphie economique (French)
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JAN 01, 2009 43738 World Development Report English, Japanese, Bahasa (Indonesian), Russian, Spanish
World development report 2009 : reshaping economic geography (Russian)
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JAN 01, 2009 43738 World Development Report English, Japanese, Bahasa (Indonesian), Spanish, French
World development report 2009 : reshaping economic geography (English)
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NOV 04, 2008 43738 World Development Report Japanese, Bahasa (Indonesian), Russian, Spanish, French
The place premium : wage differences for identical workers across the US border (English)
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JUL 01, 2008 WPS4671 Policy Research Working Paper
How are youth faring in the labor market ? Evidence from around the world (English)
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NOV 01, 2006 WPS4071 Policy Research Working Paper
Who benefits from labor market regulations? Chile 1960-1998 (English)
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OCT 01, 2003 WPS3143 Policy Research Working Paper
What determines the quality of institutions? (English)
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JAN 31, 2002 WPS2764 Policy Research Working Paper
Crafting labor policy : techniques and lessons from Latin America (English)
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JAN 01, 2002 24618 Publication
Wage distribution in Chile: does gender matter? a quantile regression approach (English)
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DEC 01, 2001 34133 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Measuring the impact of minimum wages : evidence from Latin America (English)
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APR 30, 2001 WPS2597 Policy Research Working Paper
Aggregate agricultural supply response in developing countries : a survey of selected issues (English)
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JUL 31, 1995 WPS1485 Policy Research Working Paper
Regional integration, old and new (English)
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OCT 31, 1992 WPS985 Policy Research Working Paper