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Capital inflows, equity issuance activity, and corporate investment (English)

This paper uses issuance-level data to study how equity capital inflows that enter emerging market economies affect equity issuance and corporate investment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8405 APR 12, 2018

Calomiris,Charles W.; Larrain,Mauricio; Schmukler,Sergio L. Disclosed

To impute or not to impute ? a review of alternative poverty estimation methods in the context of unavailable consumption data (English)

There is an increasingly stronger demand for more frequent and accurate poverty estimates, despite the oftentimes unavailable household consumption data. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8403 APR 11, 2018

Dang,Hai-Anh H. Disclosed

Access to employment and property values in Mexico (English)

Location is one of the main characteristics households consider when buying a property or deciding where to live, since it determines accessibility to employment subcenters and public transport stations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8383 MAR 27, 2018

Atuesta,Laura H.; Ibarra-Olivo,J. Eduardo; Lozano Gracia,Nancy; Deichmann,Uwe Disclosed

Decentralization and redistribution : irrigation reform in Pakistan's Indus basin (English)

Does decentralizing the allocation of public resources reduce rent-seeking and improve equity? This paper studies a governance reform in Pakistan's vast Indus Basin irrigation system. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8352 FEB 21, 2018

Jacoby,Hanan G.; Mansuri,Ghazala; Fatima,Freeha Disclosed

Governing the commons? : water and power in Pakistan's Indus basin (English)

Surface irrigation is a common pool resource characterized by asymmetric appropriation opportunities across upstream and downstream water users. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8351 FEB 21, 2018

Jacoby,Hanan G.; Mansuri,Ghazala Disclosed

Relationship between energy intensity and economic growth : new evidence from a multi-country multi-sector data set (English)

This paper revisits the relationship between energy intensity and economic growth, using a flexible piecewise linear regression model. Based on a panel data set of 137 economies during 1990-2014, the analysis identifies a threshold effect of income growth on energy intensity change: although energy intensity is negatively correlated with income growth throughout the entire sample and study period, the declining rate significantly slows by more than 30 percent after the level of per capita income reaches $5,000. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8322 JAN 30, 2018

Deichmann,Uwe; Reuter,Anna; Vollmer,Sebastian; Zhang,Fan Disclosed

Bank ownership : trends and implications (English)

This paper presents recent trends in government and foreign bank ownership across countries and summarizes the evidence regarding the implications of bank ownership structure for bank performance and competition, financial stability, and access to finance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8297 JAN 08, 2018

Martinez Peria,Maria Soledad; Verrier,Jeanne Emma; Cull,Robert J. Disclosed

Internal borders and migration in India (English)

Internal mobility is a critical component of economic growth and development, as it enables the reallocation of labor to more productive opportunities across sectors and regions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8244 NOV 20, 2017

Kone,Zovanga Louis; Liu,Maggie Y.; Mattoo,Aaditya; Ozden,Caglar; Sharma,Siddharth Disclosed

Marital trajectories and women's well-being in Senegal (English)

Divorce and widowhood succeeded by remarriage are common for women in Africa. A key question is how such discontinuous marital trajectories affect women's well-being. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8230 OCT 30, 2017

Lambert,Sylvie; Van De Walle,Dominique; Villar,Paola Disclosed

Corporate debt maturity in developing countries : sources of long- and short-termism (English)

This paper documents to what extent firms from developing countries borrow short versus long term, using data on corporate bond and syndicated loan markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8222 OCT 19, 2017

Cortina Lorente,Juan Jose; Didier Brandao,Tatiana; Schmukler,Sergio L. Disclosed

Information disclosure and demand elasticity of financial products : evidence from a multi-country study (English)

This study tests the effectiveness of behavioral-based disclosure formats. Around 1,700 individuals from Mexico and Peru chose among loans and savings accounts presented in different formats, including a simplified key facts statement (KFS) and current marketing brochures. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8210 OCT 04, 2017

Gine,Xavier; Cuellar,Cristina Martínez; Mazer,Rafael Keenan Disclosed

Online exports and the wage gap (English)

The development of the Internet is often seen as a source of demand for skilled workers and therefore a potential driver of the wage gap between skilled and unskilled workers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8160 AUG 07, 2017

Milet,Emmanuel Michel Stephane; Vargas Da Cruz,Marcio Jose; Olarreaga,Marcelo Disclosed

Societal poverty : a relative and relevant measure (English)

Poverty lines are typically higher in richer countries, and lower in poorer ones, reflecting the relative nature of national assessments of who is considered poor. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8073 MAY 23, 2017

Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Prydz,Espen Beer Disclosed

Structural change, fundamentals, and growth : a framework and case studies (English)

Developing countries made considerable gains during the first decade of the 21st century. Their economies grew at unprecedented rates, resulting in large reduction in extreme poverty and a significant expansion of the middle class. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8041 APR 26, 2017

Mc Millan,Margaret; Rodrik,Dani; Sepulveda,Claudia Paz Disclosed

Antidiscrimination law and shared prosperity : an analysis of the legal framework of six economies and their impact on the equality of opportunities of ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities (English)

This paper looks at the structural marginalization of eth-nic, religious, and sexual minorities in six pilot economies (Bulgaria, Mexico, Morocco, the Netherlands, Tanzania, and Vietnam) and proposes a new methodology for collecting cross-country comparable data on antidiscrimination legal frameworks. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7992 MAR 03, 2017

Panter,Elaine Rene Elizabeth; Primiani,Tanya; Hasan,Tazeen; Calderon Pontaza,Eduardo Disclosed

When the money runs out : do cash transfers have sustained effects on human capital accumulation ? (English)

This study examines the medium-term effects of a two-year cash transfer program targeted to adolescent girls and young women. Significant declines in HIV prevalence, teen pregnancy, and early marriage among recipients of unconditional cash transfers (UCTs) during the program evaporated quickly two years after the cessation of transfers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7901 DEC 01, 2016

Baird,Sarah Jane; Mcintosh,Craig; Ozler,Berk Disclosed

Transit migration : all roads lead to America (English)

The paths of many migrants include multiple destinations and transit routes, yet this pattern is almost never reflected in empirical analyses. For example, 9 percent of recent immigrants to the United States arrived from a transit country as opposed to the country where they were born. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7880 NOV 07, 2016

Artuc,Erhan; Ozden,Caglar Disclosed

Global migration of talent and tax incentives : evidence from Malaysia's returning expert program (English)

This paper presents the first evidence on the efficacy of a major program designed to encourage the return migration of high-skilled individuals. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7875 NOV 01, 2016

Del Carpio,Ximena Vanessa; Ozden,Caglar; Testaverde,Mauro; Wagner,Mathis Christoph Disclosed

Social capital, finance, and consumption: evidence from a representative sample of Chinese households (English)

Using a new, nationally representative sample of Chinese households, this paper studies how social capital affects access to credit and its implications for consumption levels. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7873 OCT 24, 2016

Cull,Robert J.; Gan,Li; Gao,Nan; Xu,L. Colin Disclosed

Global talent flows (English)

The global distribution of talent is highly skewed and the resources available to countries to develop and utilize their best and brightest vary substantially. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7852 OCT 05, 2016

Kerr,Sari Pekkala; Kerr,William Robert; Ozden,Caglar; Parsons,Christopher Robert Disclosed

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Capital inflows, equity issuance activity, and corporate investment (English)
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APR 12, 2018 WPS8405 Policy Research Working Paper
To impute or not to impute ? a review of alternative poverty estimation methods in the context of unavailable consumption data (English)
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APR 11, 2018 WPS8403 Policy Research Working Paper
Access to employment and property values in Mexico (English)
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MAR 27, 2018 WPS8383 Policy Research Working Paper
Decentralization and redistribution : irrigation reform in Pakistan's Indus basin (English)
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FEB 21, 2018 WPS8352 Policy Research Working Paper
Governing the commons? : water and power in Pakistan's Indus basin (English)
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FEB 21, 2018 WPS8351 Policy Research Working Paper
Relationship between energy intensity and economic growth : new evidence from a multi-country multi-sector data set (English)
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JAN 30, 2018 WPS8322 Policy Research Working Paper
Bank ownership : trends and implications (English)
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JAN 08, 2018 WPS8297 Policy Research Working Paper
Internal borders and migration in India (English)
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NOV 20, 2017 WPS8244 Policy Research Working Paper
Marital trajectories and women's well-being in Senegal (English)
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OCT 30, 2017 WPS8230 Policy Research Working Paper
Corporate debt maturity in developing countries : sources of long- and short-termism (English)
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OCT 19, 2017 WPS8222 Policy Research Working Paper
Information disclosure and demand elasticity of financial products : evidence from a multi-country study (English)
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OCT 04, 2017 WPS8210 Policy Research Working Paper
Online exports and the wage gap (English)
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AUG 07, 2017 WPS8160 Policy Research Working Paper
Societal poverty : a relative and relevant measure (English)
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MAY 23, 2017 WPS8073 Policy Research Working Paper
Structural change, fundamentals, and growth : a framework and case studies (English)
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APR 26, 2017 WPS8041 Policy Research Working Paper
Antidiscrimination law and shared prosperity : an analysis of the legal framework of six economies and their impact on the equality of opportunities of ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities (English)
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MAR 03, 2017 WPS7992 Policy Research Working Paper
When the money runs out : do cash transfers have sustained effects on human capital accumulation ? (English)
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DEC 01, 2016 WPS7901 Policy Research Working Paper
Transit migration : all roads lead to America (English)
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NOV 07, 2016 WPS7880 Policy Research Working Paper
Global migration of talent and tax incentives : evidence from Malaysia's returning expert program (English)
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NOV 01, 2016 WPS7875 Policy Research Working Paper
Social capital, finance, and consumption: evidence from a representative sample of Chinese households (English)
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OCT 24, 2016 WPS7873 Policy Research Working Paper
Global talent flows (English)
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OCT 05, 2016 WPS7852 Policy Research Working Paper