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Designing experiments to measure spillover effects (English)

This paper formalizes the design of experiments intended specifically to study spillover effects. By first randomizing the intensity of treatment within clusters and then randomly assigning individual treatment conditional on this cluster-level intensity, a novel set of treatment effects can be identified. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6824 MAR 01, 2014

Baird, Sarah; Bohren, Aislinn; McIntosh, Craig; Ozler, Berk

The heterogeneous effects of HIV testing (English)

An extensive multi-disciplinary literature examines the effects of learning one's HIV status on subsequent risky sexual behaviors. However, many of these studies rely on non-experimental designs; use self-reported outcome measures, or both. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6823 MAR 01, 2014

Baird, Sarah; Gong, Erick; McIntosh, Craig; Ozler, Berk

Coping with risk : the effects of shocks on reproductive health and transactional sex in rural Tanzania (English)

Transactional sex is believed to be an important risk-coping mechanism for women in Sub-Saharan Africa and a leading contributor to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6751 JAN 01, 2014

de Walque, Damien; Dow, William H.; Gong, Erick

Clean-development investments : an incentive-compatible CGE modeling framework (English)

The Clean Development Mechanism established under the Kyoto Protocol allows industrialized Annex I countries to offset part of their domestic emissions by investing in emissions-reduction projects in developing non-Annex I countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6720 DEC 01, 2013

Bohringer, Christoph; Rutherford, Thomas F.; Springmannc, Marco

Can subjective questions on economic welfare be trusted ? evidence for three developing countries (English)

While self-assessments of welfare have become popular for measuring poverty and estimating welfare effects, the methods can be deceptive given systematic heterogeneity in respondents' scales. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6726 DEC 01, 2013

Ravallion, Martin; Himelein, Kristen; Beegle, Kathleen

The social impact of financial crises: evidence from the global financial crisis (English)

Financial systems can contribute to economic development by providing people with useful tools for risk management, but when they fail to manage the risks they retain, they can create severe financial crises with devastating social and economic effects. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6703 NOV 01, 2013

Otker-Robe, Inci; Podpiera, Anca Maria

A systemic analysis of land markets and land institutions in West African cities : rules and practices - the case of Bamako, Mali (English)

This paper presents a new type of land market analysis relevant to cities with plural tenure systems as in West Africa. The methodology hinges on a systemic analysis of land delivery channels, which helps to show how land is initially made available for circulation, how tenure can be formalized incrementally, and the different means whereby households can access land. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6687 NOV 01, 2013

Durand-Lasserve, Alain; Durand-Lasserve, Maylis; Selod, Harris

How does corporate governance affect bank capitalization strategies ? (English)

This paper examines how corporate governance and executive compensation affected bank capitalization strategies for an international sample of banks in 2003-2011. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6636 OCT 01, 2013

Anginer, Deniz; Demirguc-Kunt, Asli; Huizinga, Harry; Ma, Kebin

Dissecting foreign bank lending behavior during the 2008-2009 crisis (English)

This paper analyzes the lending behavior of foreign-owned banks during the recent global crisis. Using bank-level panel data for countries in Central and Eastern Europe, East Asia, and Latin America, the paper explores the role of affiliate and parent financial characteristics, host location, as well as the impact of parent geographic origin and reach on foreign banks' credit growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6674 OCT 01, 2013

Choi, Moon Jung; Gutierrez, Eva; Peria, Maria Soledad Martinez

Creating and using fiscal space for accelerated development in Liberia (English)

This paper presents simulations for the period 2013-2030 of measures that permit increased spending on infrastructure and human development, the priority areas in Liberia's 2013-2017 "Agenda for Transformation" and for its national vision, Liberia Rising 2030. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6678 OCT 01, 2013

Lofgren, Hans

A conceptual model of incomplete markets and the consequences for technology adoption policies in Ethiopia (English)

In Africa, farmers have been reluctant to take up new varieties of staple crops developed to boost smallholder yields and rural incomes. Low fertilizer use is often mentioned as a proximate cause, but some believe the problem originates with incomplete input markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6681 OCT 01, 2013

Larson, Donald F.; Gurara, Daniel Zerfu

Multisectoral preventive health services in Sri Lanka : lessons for developing countries in providing public goods in health (English)

What can other developing countries learn from Sri Lanka on achieving good health at low cost? While its well-organized medical and maternal-child health services have been documented elsewhere, this paper fills a gap in documenting how it organizes services to reduce the population's exposure to disease -- a pure public good. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6558 AUG 01, 2013

Shanmugarajah, C. K.; Das Gupta, Monica; Dalpatadu, K. C. S.; Herath, H. M. S. S. D.

From occupations to embedded skills : a cross-country comparison (English)

This paper derives the skill content of 30 countries, ranging from low-income to high-income ones, from the occupational structure of their economies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6560 AUG 01, 2013

Aedo, Cristian; Luque, Javier; Hentschel, Jesko; Moreno, Martin

Growth still is good for the poor (English)

Incomes in the poorest two quintiles on average increase at the same rate as overall average incomes. This is because, in a global dataset spanning 118 countries over the past four decades, changes in the share of income of the poorest quintiles are generally small and uncorrelated with changes in average income. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6568 AUG 01, 2013

Dollar, David; Kleineberg, Tatjana; Kraay, Aart

Benefit incidence with incentive effects, measurement errors and latent heterogeneity (English)

Empirical studies of tax and benefit incidence routinely ignore behavioral responses and measurement errors. This paper offers an econometric method of estimating the mean benefit withdrawal rate (marginal tax rate) allowing for incentive effects, measurement errors, and correlated latent heterogeneity in incidence. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6573 AUG 01, 2013

Ravallion, Martin; Chen, Shaohua

China's 2008 labor contract law : implementation and implications for China's workers (English)

This paper presents empirical evidence from household and firm survey data collected during 2009-2010 on the implementation of the 2008 Labor Contract Law and its effects on China's workers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6542 JUL 01, 2013

Giles, John; Park, Albert; Wang, Meiyan; Gallagher, Mary

The role of private equity investments in public firms : international evidence (English)

This paper compares the raising of external equity capital from private equity investors via private investments in public equity (PIPEs) and seasoned equity offerings (SEOs) using a sample of 456 PIPEs and 1,910 SEOs drawn from nine Asian countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6484 JUN 01, 2013

Klapper, Leora; Dahiya, Sandeep; Singer, Dorothe; Parthasarathy, Harini

A resource allocation model for tiger habitat protection (English)

Habitat conservation is critical to the survival of endangered tigers. This paper develops a resource-allocation model for the protection of tiger habitats, using information on threats to particular tiger subspecies, the quality of remaining habitat areas, the observed effectiveness of habitat protection by country, and the potential costs of protection projects i ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6495 JUN 01, 2013

Dasgupta, Susmita; Kraft, Robin; Wheeler, David; Hammer, Dan

Aid, disbursement delays, and the real exchange rate (English)

Aid donors and recipients have long been concerned that aid inflows may lead to an appreciation of the real exchange rate and an associated loss of competitiveness. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6501 JUN 01, 2013

Jarotschkin, Alexandra; Kraay, Aart

Micro dynamics of Turkey's export boom in the 2000s (English)

This paper examines the microeconomics behind the dramatic export boom experienced by Turkey during the 2000s. Using disaggregated customs data covering the universe of export transactions for Turkey during the period 2002-2011, it characterizes firm-level dynamics in the export sector and decomposes export growth at the aggregate, sector, and destination market levels to identify the role of firm turnover, destination turnover, and product turnover. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6452 MAY 01, 2013

Fernandes, Ana M.; Cebeci, Tolga

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Designing experiments to measure spillover effects (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6824 Policy Research Working Paper
The heterogeneous effects of HIV testing (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6823 Policy Research Working Paper
Coping with risk : the effects of shocks on reproductive health and transactional sex in rural Tanzania (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6751 Policy Research Working Paper
Clean-development investments : an incentive-compatible CGE modeling framework (English)
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DEC 01, 2013 WPS6720 Policy Research Working Paper
Can subjective questions on economic welfare be trusted ? evidence for three developing countries (English)
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DEC 01, 2013 WPS6726 Policy Research Working Paper
The social impact of financial crises: evidence from the global financial crisis (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 WPS6703 Policy Research Working Paper
A systemic analysis of land markets and land institutions in West African cities : rules and practices - the case of Bamako, Mali (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 WPS6687 Policy Research Working Paper
How does corporate governance affect bank capitalization strategies ? (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6636 Policy Research Working Paper
Dissecting foreign bank lending behavior during the 2008-2009 crisis (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6674 Policy Research Working Paper
Creating and using fiscal space for accelerated development in Liberia (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6678 Policy Research Working Paper
A conceptual model of incomplete markets and the consequences for technology adoption policies in Ethiopia (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6681 Policy Research Working Paper
Multisectoral preventive health services in Sri Lanka : lessons for developing countries in providing public goods in health (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 WPS6558 Policy Research Working Paper
From occupations to embedded skills : a cross-country comparison (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 WPS6560 Policy Research Working Paper
Growth still is good for the poor (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 WPS6568 Policy Research Working Paper
Benefit incidence with incentive effects, measurement errors and latent heterogeneity (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 WPS6573 Policy Research Working Paper
China's 2008 labor contract law : implementation and implications for China's workers (English)
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JUL 01, 2013 WPS6542 Policy Research Working Paper
The role of private equity investments in public firms : international evidence (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 WPS6484 Policy Research Working Paper
A resource allocation model for tiger habitat protection (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 WPS6495 Policy Research Working Paper
Aid, disbursement delays, and the real exchange rate (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 WPS6501 Policy Research Working Paper
Micro dynamics of Turkey's export boom in the 2000s (English)
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MAY 01, 2013 WPS6452 Policy Research Working Paper