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More Than Schooling : Understanding Gender Differences in the Labor Market When Measures of Skill Are Available (English)

This paper uses measures of cognitive and noncognitive skills in an expanded definition of human capital to examine how schooling and skills differ between men and women and how those differences relate to gender gaps in earnings across nine middle-income countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8588 SEP 19, 2018

Gunewardena,Dileni N.; King,Elizabeth M.; Valerio,Alexandria Disclosed

Bank Runs and Moral Hazard : A Review of Deposit Insurance (English)

Deposit insurance is a widely adopted policy to promote financial stability in the banking sector. Deposit insurance helps ensure depositors' confidence in the financial system and prevents contagious bank runs, but it also comes with an unintended consequence of encouraging banks to take on excessive risk. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8589 SEP 19, 2018

Anginer,Deniz; Demirguc-Kunt,Asli Disclosed

Training to Teach Science : Experimental Evidence from Argentina (English)

This paper evaluates the learning impact of different teacher training methods using a random controlled trial implemented in 70 state schools in Buenos Aires, Argentina. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8594 SEP 19, 2018

Albornoz,Facundo; Anauati,Maria Victoria; Furman,Melina Gabriela; Luzuriaga,Mariana; Podesta,Maria Eugenia; Taylor,Ines Disclosed

Comparison of Deep Regional Integration in the Melitz, Krugman and Armington Models : The Case of The Philippines in RCEP (English)

This paper estimates the impacts on The Philippines of deep integration in a modern mega-preferential trade agreement, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8587 SEP 17, 2018

Balistreri,Edward Jay; Tarr,David G. Disclosed

Occupational Segregation and Declining Gender Wage Gap : The Case of Georgia (English)

This paper examines the role of industrial and occupational segregation in explaining the gender wage gap and its evolution in Georgia between 2004 and 2015. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8583 SEP 13, 2018

Khitarishvili,Tamar; Rodriguez Chamussy,Lourdes; Sinha,Nistha Disclosed

Incorporating Resilience in Infrastructure Prioritization : Application to the Road Transport Sector (English)

Disruption of infrastructure services can cause significant social and economic losses, particularly in the event of a natural disaster. The World Bank Group and the Government of Japan established the Quality Infrastructure Investment Partnership to focus attention on the quality dimensions of infrastructure in developing countries, with a focus on promoting disaster resilience. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8584 SEP 13, 2018

Marcelo Gordillo,Darwin; House,Ruth Schuyler; Raina,Aditi Disclosed

Revisiting the Poverty Trend in Rwanda : 2010/11 to 2013/14 (English)

According to the official statistics published by the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda, the country registered a decline in poverty from 46 percent in 2010/11 to 39 percent in 2013/14. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8585 SEP 13, 2018

Fatima,Freeha; Yoshida,Nobuo Disclosed

Efficiency of Public Spending in Education, Health, and Infrastructure : An International Benchmarking Exercise (English)

Governments of developing countries typically spend between 20 and 30 percent of gross domestic product. Hence, small changes in the efficiency of public spending could have a major impact on aggregate productivity growth and gross domestic product levels. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8586 SEP 13, 2018

Herrera,Santiago; Ouedraogo,Abdoulaye Disclosed

The Distributional Impacts of Cigarette Taxation in Bangladesh (English)

Despite the obvious positive health impacts of tobacco taxation, an argument raised against it is that poor households bear the burden of the increased prices because of their higher share of spending on tobacco. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8580 SEP 12, 2018

Del Carmen Hasbun,Giselle Eugenia; Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan; Genoni,Maria Eugenia Disclosed

Nonstandard Forms of Employment in Developing Countries : A Study for a Set of Selected Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean and Europe and Central Asia (English)

The objective of this paper is to study the evolution of the incidence and profile of nonstandard workers in selected countries in Latin America and the Caribbean and Europe and Central Asia in the past two decades. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8581 SEP 12, 2018

Apella,Ignacio Raul; Zunino,Gonzalo Disclosed

Electrification and Household Welfare : Evidence from Pakistan (English)

As many as 50 million people in Pakistan may still live without connection to the electric grid. Pakistan also has some of the world's worst power outages. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8582 SEP 12, 2018

Samad,Hussain A.; Zhang,Fan Disclosed

Services Globalization in an Age of Insecurity : Rethinking Trade Cooperation (English)

Decades of services trade negotiations have produced a plethora of rules and commitments but limited real liberalization. One reason is a form of "negotiating tunnel vision," which has led to a focus on reciprocal market opening rather than on creating the regulatory preconditions for liberalization. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8579 SEP 11, 2018

Mattoo,Aaditya Disclosed

Growth, Inequality, and Poverty : A Robust Relationship? (English)

An extensive literature on poverty traps suggests that high levels of poverty deter growth. However, a seemingly basic implication of the underlying theoretical models, namely that countries suffering from higher levels of poverty should grow less rapidly, has remained untested. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8578 SEP 06, 2018

Marrero,Gustavo Alberto; Serven,Luis Disclosed

Tax-Transfers Schemes, Informality, and Search Frictions in a Small Open Economy (English)

This paper evaluates the impact of market-oriented structural reforms, in particular labor market policies, social assistance programs, and trade liberalization on long run unemployment, wage inequality, and the distribution of employment across sectors in a small open economy with search frictions and idiosyncratic productivity shocks. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8574 SEP 05, 2018

Robayo,Monica Disclosed

Public Procurement and the Private Business Sector : Evidence from Firm-Level Data (English)

The quality of the public procurement system of an economy can have far-reaching effects on the private sector. This paper empirically explores several of these effects using two rich data sets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8575 SEP 05, 2018

Ghossein,Tania; Islam,Asif Mohammed; Saliola,Federica Disclosed

Endowment Effects and Usage of Financial Products : Field Evidence from Malawi (English)

When offered a choice between two savings accounts, prior account holders are significantly less likely to switch to a cheaper account, compared with new subjects without a prior account. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8576 SEP 05, 2018

Gine,Xavier; Goldberg,Jessica Ann Disclosed

Teacher Professional Development around the World : The Gap between Evidence and Practice (English)

Teachers, like all professionals, require ongoing professional development opportunities to improve their skills. This paper provides evidence on effective professional development characteristics and how at-scale programs incorporate those characteristics. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8572 AUG 30, 2018

Popova,Anna; Evans,David; Breeding,Mary E.; Arancibia,Violeta Disclosed

Gender Gaps in Property Ownership in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

Women's ownership, use, and control over property matter for their well-being and agency and can influence outcomes for the second generation -- women's daughters and sons. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8573 AUG 30, 2018

Gaddis,Isis; Lahoti,Rahul Suresh; Li,Wenjie Disclosed

Bank Credit Allocation in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

Despite their importance, data on the structure of bank credit by maturity are scarce. For Latin America and the Caribbean, data are particularly difficult to obtain, as few banks report loan maturity data in commercial data sets such as Bankscope. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8571 AUG 29, 2018

Gutierrez,Eva M.; Karmali,Nadeem M.; Sourrouille,Diego M. Disclosed

Comparison of Welfare Gains in the Armington, Krugman and Melitz Models : Insights from a Structural Gravity Approach (English)

How large are the estimated gains from trade from a reduction in trade costs in the heterogeneous firms Melitz (M) model compared with the Armington (A) and Krugman (K) models? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8570 AUG 28, 2018

Balistreri,Edward Jay; Tarr,David G. Disclosed

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More Than Schooling : Understanding Gender Differences in the Labor Market When Measures of Skill Are Available (English)
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SEP 19, 2018 WPS8588 Policy Research Working Paper
Bank Runs and Moral Hazard : A Review of Deposit Insurance (English)
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SEP 19, 2018 WPS8589 Policy Research Working Paper
Training to Teach Science : Experimental Evidence from Argentina (English)
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SEP 19, 2018 WPS8594 Policy Research Working Paper
Comparison of Deep Regional Integration in the Melitz, Krugman and Armington Models : The Case of The Philippines in RCEP (English)
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SEP 17, 2018 WPS8587 Policy Research Working Paper
Occupational Segregation and Declining Gender Wage Gap : The Case of Georgia (English)
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SEP 13, 2018 WPS8583 Policy Research Working Paper
Incorporating Resilience in Infrastructure Prioritization : Application to the Road Transport Sector (English)
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SEP 13, 2018 WPS8584 Policy Research Working Paper
Revisiting the Poverty Trend in Rwanda : 2010/11 to 2013/14 (English)
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SEP 13, 2018 WPS8585 Policy Research Working Paper
Efficiency of Public Spending in Education, Health, and Infrastructure : An International Benchmarking Exercise (English)
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SEP 13, 2018 WPS8586 Policy Research Working Paper
The Distributional Impacts of Cigarette Taxation in Bangladesh (English)
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SEP 12, 2018 WPS8580 Policy Research Working Paper
Nonstandard Forms of Employment in Developing Countries : A Study for a Set of Selected Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean and Europe and Central Asia (English)
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SEP 12, 2018 WPS8581 Policy Research Working Paper
Electrification and Household Welfare : Evidence from Pakistan (English)
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SEP 12, 2018 WPS8582 Policy Research Working Paper
Services Globalization in an Age of Insecurity : Rethinking Trade Cooperation (English)
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SEP 11, 2018 WPS8579 Policy Research Working Paper
Growth, Inequality, and Poverty : A Robust Relationship? (English)
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SEP 06, 2018 WPS8578 Policy Research Working Paper
Tax-Transfers Schemes, Informality, and Search Frictions in a Small Open Economy (English)
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SEP 05, 2018 WPS8574 Policy Research Working Paper
Public Procurement and the Private Business Sector : Evidence from Firm-Level Data (English)
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SEP 05, 2018 WPS8575 Policy Research Working Paper
Endowment Effects and Usage of Financial Products : Field Evidence from Malawi (English)
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SEP 05, 2018 WPS8576 Policy Research Working Paper
Teacher Professional Development around the World : The Gap between Evidence and Practice (English)
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AUG 30, 2018 WPS8572 Policy Research Working Paper
Gender Gaps in Property Ownership in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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AUG 30, 2018 WPS8573 Policy Research Working Paper
Bank Credit Allocation in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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AUG 29, 2018 WPS8571 Policy Research Working Paper
Comparison of Welfare Gains in the Armington, Krugman and Melitz Models : Insights from a Structural Gravity Approach (English)
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AUG 28, 2018 WPS8570 Policy Research Working Paper