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A proximity-based approach to labor mobility in CGE models with an application to Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

The ease with which workers can move between sectors has a strong impact on the effects on labor markets of shocks such as changes in world prices or migration flows. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8151 JUL 20, 2017

Lofgren,Hans; Cicowiez,Martin Disclosed

Natural resources, institutions, and economic growth : the case of Nigeria (English)

Using growth regressions with panel data, this study identifies the determinants of economic growth, highlighting in particular the role of natural resources and institutional quality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8153 JUL 20, 2017

Raggl,Anna Katharina Disclosed

Rental regulation and its consequences on measures of well-being in the Arab Republic of Egypt (English)

The paper delves into the implications of a failure to account for rental regulation in the measurement of households' welfare, poverty, and inequality when using household surveys. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8152 JUL 20, 2017

Lara Ibarra,Gabriel; Mendiratta,Vibhuti; Vishwanath,Tara Disclosed

Measuring women's agency (English)

Improving women's agency, namely their ability to define goals and act on them, is crucial for advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8148 JUL 18, 2017

Donald,Aletheia Amalia; Koolwal,Gayatri B.; Annan,Jeannie Ruth; Falb,Kathryn; Goldstein,Markus P. Disclosed

Measuring time use in development settings (English)

This paper discusses the challenges associated with collecting time-use data in developing countries. The paper suggests potential solutions, concentrating on the two most common time-use methods used in development settings: stylized questions and time diaries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8147 JUL 18, 2017

Seymour,Greg; Malapit,Hazel Jean; Quisumbing,Agnes R. Disclosed

Measuring ownership, control, and use of assets (English)

Assets generate and help diversify income, provide collateral to access credit, alleviate liquidity constraints in the face of shocks, and are key inputs into empowerment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8146 JUL 18, 2017

Doss,Cheryl; Kieran,Caitlin; Kilic,Talip Disclosed

Regulating water and sanitation network services accounting for institutional and informational constraints (English)

The main purpose of this paper is to argue that the optimal design of regulation of water and sanitation monopolies should be the outcome of a detailed diagnostic of the institutional constraints impacting the ability of the operator -- whether public or private -- to deliver the services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8149 JUL 18, 2017

Camos Daurella,Daniel; Estache,Antonio Disclosed

Poverty-specific purchasing power parities in Africa (English)

The paper revisits the issue of poverty-specific purchasing power parities (PPPs), using the most recent (2011) International Comparison Program (ICP) results. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8150 JUL 18, 2017

Dikhanov,Yuri M.; Hamadeh,Nada; Vigil Oliver,William; Degefu,Tefera Bekele; Song,Inyoung Disclosed

Productivity in the non-oil sector in Nigeria : firm-level evidence (English)

This paper examines the determinants of the productivity of Nigerian firms, using three waves of Enterprise Surveys from 2007, 2009, and 2014 and 7,670 firms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8145 JUL 12, 2017

Herrera,Santiago; Kouame,Wilfried Anicet Kouakou Disclosed

Pension funds and the impact of switching regulation on long-term investment (English)

This paper looks at the impact of members' ability to switch pension fund provider and /or portfolio on the allocation of pension funds to long-term investments. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8143 JUL 11, 2017

Pedraza Morales,Alvaro Enrique; Fuentes,Olga; Searle,Pamela; Stewart,Fiona Elizabeth Disclosed

Arm's-length trade : a source of post-crisis trade weakness (English)

Trade growth has slowed sharply since the global financial crisis. U.S. trade data highlights that arm's-length trade —trade between unaffiliated firms—accounts disproportionately for the overall post-crisis trade slowdown. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8144 JUL 11, 2017

Lakatos,Csilla; Ohnsorge,Franziska Lieselotte Disclosed

Predicting school dropout with administrative data: new evidence from Guatemala and Honduras (English)

Across Latin America, school dropout is a growing concern, because of its negative social and economic consequences. Although a wide range of interventions hold potential to reduce dropout rates, policy makers in many countries must first address the basic question of how to target limited resources effectively for such interventions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8142 JUL 10, 2017

Adelman,Melissa Ann; Haimovich,Francisco; Ham,Andres; Vazquez,Emmanuel Jose Disclosed

Can job training decrease women’s self-defeating biases ? experimental evidence from Nigeria (English)

Occupational segregation is a central contributor to the gap between male and female earnings worldwide. As new sectors of employment emerge, a key question is whether this pattern is replicated. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8141 JUL 10, 2017

Croke,Kevin; Goldstein,Markus P.; Holla,Alaka Disclosed

Evidence for a presource curse ? oil discoveries, elevated expectations, and growth disappointments (English)

Oil discoveries can constitute a major positive and exogenous shock to economic activity, but the resource curse hypothesis would suggest they might also be detrimental to growth over the long run. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8140 JUL 10, 2017

Cust,James Frederick; Mihalyi,David Disclosed

Mission impossible? exploring the promise of multiple imputation for predicting missing GPS-based land area measures in household surveys (English)

Research has provided robust evidence for the use of GPS technology to be the scalable gold standard in land area measurement in household surveys. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8138 JUL 06, 2017

Kilic,Talip; Yacoubou Djima,Ismael; Carletto,Calogero Disclosed

Distributional impact analysis: toolkit and illustrations of impacts beyond the average treatment effect (English)

Program evaluations often focus on average treatment effects. However, average treatment effects miss important aspects of policy evaluation, such as the impact on inequality and whether treatment harms some individuals. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8139 JUL 06, 2017

Bedoya Arguelles,Guadalupe; Bittarello,Luca; Davis,Jonathan Martin Villars; Mittag,Nikolas Karl Disclosed

Taxation without representation ? experimental evidence from Ghana and Uganda on citizen action toward taxes, oil, and aid (English)

Seminal arguments in political economy hold that citizens will more readily demand accountability from governments for taxes than for non-tax revenue from oil or aid. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8137 JUL 05, 2017

de la Cuesta,Brandon; Milner,Helen V.; Nielson,Daniel Lafayette; Knack,Stephen Disclosed

Land productivity and plot size : is measurement error driving the inverse relationship ? (English)

This paper revisits the decades-old puzzle of the inverse plot-size productivity relationship, which states that land productivity decreases as plot size increases. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8134 JUL 03, 2017

Desiere,Sam; Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell Disclosed

Assessing the global economic and poverty effects of antimicrobial resistance (English)

This paper assesses the potential impact of antimicrobial resistance on global economic growth and poverty. The analysis uses a global computable general equilibrium model and a microsimulation framework that together capture impact channels related to health, mortality, labor productivity, health care financing, and production in the livestock and other sectors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8133 JUN 30, 2017

Ahmed,Syud Amer; Baris,Enis; Go,Delfin Sia; Lofgren,Hans; Osorio-Rodarte,Israel; Thierfelder,Karen E. Disclosed

Global inequality in a more educated world (English)

In developing countries, younger and better-educated cohorts are entering the workforce. This developing world-led education wave is altering the skill composition of the global labor supply, and impacting income distribution, at the national and global levels. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8135 JUN 30, 2017

Ahmed, S. Amer; Bussolo,Maurizio; Vargas Da Cruz,Marcio Jose; Go,Delfin Sia; Osorio-Rodarte,Israel Disclosed

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A proximity-based approach to labor mobility in CGE models with an application to Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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JUL 20, 2017 WPS8151 Policy Research Working Paper
Natural resources, institutions, and economic growth : the case of Nigeria (English)
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JUL 20, 2017 WPS8153 Policy Research Working Paper
Rental regulation and its consequences on measures of well-being in the Arab Republic of Egypt (English)
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JUL 20, 2017 WPS8152 Policy Research Working Paper
Measuring women's agency (English)
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JUL 18, 2017 WPS8148 Policy Research Working Paper
Measuring time use in development settings (English)
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JUL 18, 2017 WPS8147 Policy Research Working Paper
Measuring ownership, control, and use of assets (English)
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JUL 18, 2017 WPS8146 Policy Research Working Paper
Regulating water and sanitation network services accounting for institutional and informational constraints (English)
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JUL 18, 2017 WPS8149 Policy Research Working Paper
Poverty-specific purchasing power parities in Africa (English)
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JUL 18, 2017 WPS8150 Policy Research Working Paper
Productivity in the non-oil sector in Nigeria : firm-level evidence (English)
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JUL 12, 2017 WPS8145 Policy Research Working Paper
Pension funds and the impact of switching regulation on long-term investment (English)
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JUL 11, 2017 WPS8143 Policy Research Working Paper
Arm's-length trade : a source of post-crisis trade weakness (English)
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JUL 11, 2017 WPS8144 Policy Research Working Paper
Predicting school dropout with administrative data: new evidence from Guatemala and Honduras (English)
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JUL 10, 2017 WPS8142 Policy Research Working Paper
Can job training decrease women’s self-defeating biases ? experimental evidence from Nigeria (English)
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JUL 10, 2017 WPS8141 Policy Research Working Paper
Evidence for a presource curse ? oil discoveries, elevated expectations, and growth disappointments (English)
See More +
JUL 10, 2017 WPS8140 Policy Research Working Paper
Mission impossible? exploring the promise of multiple imputation for predicting missing GPS-based land area measures in household surveys (English)
See More +
JUL 06, 2017 WPS8138 Policy Research Working Paper
Distributional impact analysis: toolkit and illustrations of impacts beyond the average treatment effect (English)
See More +
JUL 06, 2017 WPS8139 Policy Research Working Paper
Taxation without representation ? experimental evidence from Ghana and Uganda on citizen action toward taxes, oil, and aid (English)
See More +
JUL 05, 2017 WPS8137 Policy Research Working Paper
Land productivity and plot size : is measurement error driving the inverse relationship ? (English)
See More +
JUL 03, 2017 WPS8134 Policy Research Working Paper
Assessing the global economic and poverty effects of antimicrobial resistance (English)
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JUN 30, 2017 WPS8133 Policy Research Working Paper
Global inequality in a more educated world (English)
See More +
JUN 30, 2017 WPS8135 Policy Research Working Paper