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Addressing High School Dropouts with a Scalable Intervention : The Case of PODER (English)

Working with the Mexican Ministry of Education, this study piloted a scalable program to reduce high school dropout rates by focusing on socio-emotional skill development and mathematics tutoring. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9085 DEC 17, 2019

Avitabile,Ciro; Cuevas,Janina; De Hoyos Navarro,Rafael E.; Jamison,Julian C Disclosed

Behavioral Insights for Tax Compliance (English)

This policy note provides evidence from World Bank field experiments that consider the social, psychological, and economic factors influencing taxpayer decision-making. ... See More +

Brief 144398 DEC 01, 2019

Dalton,Abigail Goodnow; Manning,Lauren Alyssa; Jamison,Julian C; Sen,Iman Kalyan; Karver,Jonathan George; Castaneda Nunez,Jorge Luis; Guedes,Lorena Paola; Mujica Estevez,Serrana Beatriz Disclosed

Group‐Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Training Improves Mental Health of SME Entrepreneurs : Experimental Evidence from Conflict‐Affected Areas of Pakistan (English)

Mental health, well-being, and lasting economic outcomes are intimately connected. However, in geographies marked by fragility, conflict, and violence (FCV), entrepreneurs of small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) experience chronic stress and poor mental health on a regular basis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8872 JUN 04, 2019

Saraf,Priyam; Rahman,Tasmia; Jamison,Julian C Disclosed

The Relationship between Conflicts, Economic Shocks, and Death with Depression, Economic Activities, and Human Capital Investment in Nigeria (English)

This paper examines the links between adverse events, depression, and decision making in Nigeria. It investigates how events such as conflicts, shocks, and deaths can affect short-term perceptions of welfare, as well as longer term decisions on economic activities and human capital investments. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8685 DEC 19, 2018

Jamison,Julian C; Mcgee,Kevin Robert; Oseni,Gbemisola; Perng,Julie Ting Ting; Sato,Ryoko; Tanaka,Tomomi - GPV07; Vakis,Renos Disclosed

The Relationship between Conflicts, Economic Shocks, and Death with Depression, Economic activities, and Human Capital Investment in Nigeria (English)

This paper examines the links between adverse events, depression, and decision making in Nigeria. It investigates how events such as conflicts, shocks, and deaths can affect short-term perceptions of welfare, as well as longer term decisions on economic activities and human capital investments. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 133142 DEC 01, 2018

Jamison,Julian C; Mcgee,Kevin Robert; Siwatu,Gbemisola Oseni; Perng,Julie Ting Ting; Sato,Ryoko; Tanaka,Tomomi - GPV07; Vakis,Renos Disclosed

Improving mental well-being and productivity of small-medium entrepreneurs in fragile, conflict and violence affected areas : can cognitive behavioral therapy trainings help ? (English)

This literature review summarizes the link between psychological well-being and entrepreneurial outcomes for small and medium-size enterprises in fragile, conflict, and violence–affected contexts. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8489 JUN 21, 2018

Saraf,Priyam; Rahman,Tasmia; Jimenez Gallardo,Miguel Angel; Jamison,Julian C; Lor,Charles Disclosed

Motivating bureaucrats through social recognition : evidence from simultaneous field experiments (English)

Bureaucratic performance is a crucial determinant of economic growth. Little is known about how to improve it in resource-constrained settings. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8473 JUN 13, 2018

Gauri,Varun; Jamison,Julian C; Mazar,Nina; Ozier,Owen; Raha,Shomikho; Saleh,Karima Disclosed

Applying behavioral insights to improve tax collection : experimental evidence from Poland (English)

Mobilizing domestic revenues efficiently is a priority for the Government of Poland, but it is not easy. There are numerous instruments that can be used to achieve this objective. ... See More +

Working Paper 116046 JUN 01, 2017

Hernandez Hernandez,Marco Antonio; Jamison,Julian C; Korczyc,Ewa Joanna; Mazar,Nina; Sormani,Roberto Claudio Disclosed

The entry of randomized assignment into the social sciences (English)

Although the concept of randomized assignment to control for extraneous factors reaches back hundreds of years, the first empirical use appears to have been in an 1835 trial of homeopathic medicine. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8062 MAY 16, 2017

Jamison,Julian C Disclosed

Social learning about environmental innovations : experimental analysis of adoption timing (English)

Laboratory experiments were conducted to investigate how private and public information affect the selection of an innovation and the timing of adoption. ... See More +

WPS7955 JAN 25, 2017

Jamison,Julian C; Owens,David; Woroch,Glenn Disclosed

Overcoming behavioral obstacles to escaping poverty (English)

International development policy is ripe for an overhaul.Behavioral science can help policy makers to spur changes in behaviors that are difficult to explain from a conventional economic perspective and impede economic development. ... See More +

Working Paper 120155 JAN 01, 2017

Bryan,Christopher J.; Mazar,Nina; Jamison,Julian C; Braithwaite,Jeanine; Dechausay,Nadine; Fishbane,Alissa; Fox,Elizabeth; Gauri,Varun; Glennerster,Rachel; Haushofer,Johannes; Karlan,Dean S.; Vakis,Renos Disclosed

Reducing crime and violence : experimental evidence on adult noncognitive investments in Liberia (English)

The paper shows that self-control, time preferences, and values are malleable in adults, and that investments in these skills and preferences reduce crime and violence. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7648 APR 20, 2016

Blattman,Christopher; Jamison,Julian C; Sheridan,Margaret Disclosed

Building women's economic and social empowerment through enterprise : an experimental assessment of the Women's Income Generating Support (WINGS) Program in Uganda (English)

This study investigates an attempt to economically and socially empower some of the poorest and most vulnerable young women in one of the poorest and most fragile places in the world: northern Uganda. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 86059 APR 01, 2013

Blattman, Christopher; Green, Eric; Annan, Jeannie; Jamison, Julian Disclosed

Incentivising safe sex : a randomised trial of conditional cash transfers for HIV and sexually transmitted infection prevention in rural Tanzania (English)

The authors evaluated the use of conditional cash transfers as an HIV and sexually transmitted infection prevention strategy to incentivize safe sex. ... See More +

Journal Article 102459 DEC 19, 2011

De Walque,Damien B. C. M.; William H Dow; Nathan,Rose; Ramadhani Abdul; Faraji Abilahi; Gong,Erick Joseph; Isdahl,Zachary; Jamison,Julian C; Boniphace Jullu; Krishnan,Suneeta; Albert Majura; Miguel,Edward A.; Jeanne Moncada; Sally Mtenga; Mathew Alexander Mwanyangala; Packel,Laura Jane; Julius Schachter; Kizito Shirima; Medlin,Carol Ann Disclosed

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Addressing High School Dropouts with a Scalable Intervention : The Case of PODER (English)
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DEC 17, 2019 WPS9085 Policy Research Working Paper
Behavioral Insights for Tax Compliance (English)
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DEC 01, 2019 144398 Brief
Group‐Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Training Improves Mental Health of SME Entrepreneurs : Experimental Evidence from Conflict‐Affected Areas of Pakistan (English)
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JUN 04, 2019 WPS8872 Policy Research Working Paper
The Relationship between Conflicts, Economic Shocks, and Death with Depression, Economic Activities, and Human Capital Investment in Nigeria (English)
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DEC 19, 2018 WPS8685 Policy Research Working Paper
The Relationship between Conflicts, Economic Shocks, and Death with Depression, Economic activities, and Human Capital Investment in Nigeria (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 133142 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Improving mental well-being and productivity of small-medium entrepreneurs in fragile, conflict and violence affected areas : can cognitive behavioral therapy trainings help ? (English)
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JUN 21, 2018 WPS8489 Policy Research Working Paper
Motivating bureaucrats through social recognition : evidence from simultaneous field experiments (English)
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JUN 13, 2018 WPS8473 Policy Research Working Paper
Applying behavioral insights to improve tax collection : experimental evidence from Poland (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 116046 Working Paper
The entry of randomized assignment into the social sciences (English)
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MAY 16, 2017 WPS8062 Policy Research Working Paper
Social learning about environmental innovations : experimental analysis of adoption timing (English)
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JAN 25, 2017 WPS7955
Overcoming behavioral obstacles to escaping poverty (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 120155 Working Paper
Reducing crime and violence : experimental evidence on adult noncognitive investments in Liberia (English)
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APR 20, 2016 WPS7648 Policy Research Working Paper
Building women's economic and social empowerment through enterprise : an experimental assessment of the Women's Income Generating Support (WINGS) Program in Uganda (English)
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APR 01, 2013 86059 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Incentivising safe sex : a randomised trial of conditional cash transfers for HIV and sexually transmitted infection prevention in rural Tanzania (English)
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DEC 19, 2011 102459 Journal Article