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Investing in school readiness : an analysis of the cost-effectiveness of early childhood education pathways in rural Indonesia (English)

This paper presents evidence on the cost-effectiveness of early childhood education pathways in rural Indonesia. It documents the existence of substantial differences in school readiness between 6 to 9 year old children. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7832 SEP 26, 2016

Nakajima,Nozomi; Hasan,Amer; Jung,Haeil; Brinkman,Sally Ann; Pradhan,Menno Prasad; Kinnell,Angela Disclosed

Nonrenewable resources, income inequality and per capita GDP : an empirical analysis (English)

This analysis examines the relationship between nonrenewable resource dependence, economic growth and income inequality. It uses a two-equation system in which the Gini index and GDP per capita are the dependent variables and the stock of nonrenewable resources as a share of national wealth -- i.e. resource dependence -- is the independent variable. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7831 SEP 22, 2016

Scognamillo,Antonio; Mele,Gianluca; Sensini,Luca Disclosed

Trends and drivers of poverty reduction in Nepal : a historical perspective (English)

Nepal made remarkable progress in poverty reduction between 1995 and 2010, a period coinciding with a decade-long violent conflict followed by tumultuous post-conflict recovery. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7830 SEP 21, 2016

Uematsu,Hiroki; Shidiq,Akhmad Rizal; Tiwari,Sailesh Disclosed

Can the culture of honor lead to inefficient conventions ? experimental evidence from India (English)

Experiments in the United States have found that pairs of individuals are generally able to form socially efficient conventions in coordination games of common interest in a remarkably short time. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7829 SEP 20, 2016

Brooks,Benjamin A.; Hoff,Karla; Pandey,Priyanka Disclosed

Faraway or nearby ? domestic and international spillovers in patenting and product innovation (English)

The diffusion of knowledge plays a central role in endogenous growth theories. Simply put, in these models new knowledge can be generated from preexisting knowledge. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7828 SEP 20, 2016

Bravo-Ortega,Claudio; Cusolito,Ana Paula; Lederman,Daniel Disclosed

Russian Federation : how services contribute to competitiveness (English)

Globalization is creating many new trade and growth opportunities, with services trade increasingly becoming an issue for export-oriented economies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7827 SEP 19, 2016

Saez,Juan Sebastian; Van Der Marel,Erik Leendert Disclosed

Minimizing ecological damage from road improvement in tropical forests (English)

A spatial econometric model is used to link road upgrading to forest clearing and biodiversity loss in the moist tropical forests of Bolivia, Cameroon, and Myanmar. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7826 SEP 19, 2016

Dasgupta,Susmita; Wheeler,David R. Disclosed

Does improved local supply of schooling enhance intergenerational mobility in education ? evidence from Jordan (English)

The impact of the growth of the local supply of public schools in the post-Colonial period on intergenerational mobility in education is a first-order question in the Arab World. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7825 SEP 15, 2016

Assaad,Ragui A.; Saleh,Mohamed Farid Mohamed Disclosed

Mobility and pathways to the middle class in Nepal (English)

This paper introduces a variety of concepts and methods to examine living standards improvements in Nepal in a dynamic perspective. Using data from three rounds of Nepal Living Standards Surveys conducted in the past two decades, together with data from a nationally representative survey that was implemented in 2014 specifically to collect information on social and economic mobility, the paper presents novel statistics on the extent of inter- and intra-generational mobility in Nepal. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7824 SEP 15, 2016

Tiwari,Sailesh; Shidiq,Akhmad Rizal; Balcazar Salazar,Carlos Felipe Disclosed

From commodity discovery to production (English)

Major resource discoveries have transformed growth prospects for many low-income countries. However, the sharp downturn in commodity prices in recent years is affecting resource investment in these countries, and may delay the development of recent discoveries into production. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7823 SEP 15, 2016

Shaukat Khan,Tehmina; Nguyen,Trang Thi Thuy; Ohnsorge,Franziska Lieselotte; Schodde,Richard Disclosed

Shoeing the Children : the impact of the TOMS Shoe donation program in rural El Salvador (English)

The study uses a cluster-randomized trial among 1,578 children from 979 households in rural El Salvador to test the impacts of TOMS shoe donations on children's time allocation, school attendance, health, self-esteem, and aid dependency. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7822 SEP 14, 2016

Wydick,Bruce W.; Katz,Elizabeth G.; Calvo,Flor; Gutierrez,Felipe; Janet,Brendan Disclosed

Export competitiveness and FDI performance across the regions of the Russian Federation (English)

The Russian Federation's regions not only have highly uneven degrees of development, they also have very uneven degrees of foreign orientation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7821 SEP 13, 2016

Dairabayeva,Karlygash; Ferrantino,Michael Joseph; Portugal-Perez,Alberto; Schmidt,Gabriela Disclosed

Are labor supply decisions consistent with neoclassical preferences ? evidence from Indian boat owners (English)

This paper studies the labor supply of South Indian boat owners using daily labor participation decisions of 249 boat owners during seven years. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7820 SEP 13, 2016

Gine,Xavier; Martinez-Bravo,Monica; Vidal-Fernandez,Marian Disclosed

The globe and the circle : geometry and economic geography as tribute to Thales and Nash (English)

The geometry of the line and the circle has been used in economics for a long time to understand location choice and political positioning in democratic polity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7819 SEP 12, 2016

Basu,Kaushik Disclosed

Preferential resource spending under an employment guarantee : the political economy of MGNREGS in Andhra Pradesh (English)

Are ostensibly demand-driven public works programs with high levels of safeguards nonetheless susceptible to political influence? This conjecture is investigated using expenditure data at the local level from India's National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7818 SEP 12, 2016

Sheahan,Megan Britney; Liu,Yanyan; Barrett,Christopher B.; Narayanan,Sudha Disclosed

Combining preschool teacher training with parenting education : a cluster-randomized controlled trial (English)

This paper evaluates a government program in Malawi, which aimed to improve quality at community-based childcare centers and complemented these efforts with a group-based parenting support program. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7817 SEP 12, 2016

Ozler,Berk; Fernald,Lia C. H.; Kariger,Patricia Karol; Mcconnell,Christin; Neuman,Michelle J.; Pinheiro Fraga,Eduardo Disclosed

The state of economics, the state of the world (English)

This paper, based on the introductory remarks made at the two-day conference on "The State of the Economy, the State of the World," is an idiosyncratic stocktaking of the trajectory of economics from Adam Smith to contemporary times, with special attention to the rise of development economics. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7816 SEP 12, 2016

Basu,Kaushik Disclosed

How long is the maturity of corporate borrowing ? evidence from bond and loan issuances across markets (English)

This paper studies the extent to which access to domestic and international bond markets and syndicated loan markets and switches across them impact corporate debt maturity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7815 SEP 08, 2016

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

Will market competition trump gender discrimination in India ? (English)

Empowering women to engage in productive employment is not only critical to achieving gender equality but also critical for economic growth and poverty reduction. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7814 SEP 06, 2016

Ghani,Syed Ejaz; Grover,Arti; Kerr,Sari; Kerr,William Robert Disclosed

On the ground or in the air ? a methodological experiment on crop residue cover measurement in Ethiopia (English)

Maintaining permanent coverage of the soil using crop residues is an important and commonly recommended practice in conservation agriculture. Measuring this practice is an essential step in improving knowledge about the adoption and impact of conservation agriculture. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7813 SEP 06, 2016

Kosmowski,Frederic; Stevenson,James; Campbell,Jeff; Ambel,Alemayehu A.; Tsegay,Asmelash Haile Disclosed

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Investing in school readiness : an analysis of the cost-effectiveness of early childhood education pathways in rural Indonesia (English)
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SEP 26, 2016 WPS7832 Policy Research Working Paper
Nonrenewable resources, income inequality and per capita GDP : an empirical analysis (English)
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SEP 22, 2016 WPS7831 Policy Research Working Paper
Trends and drivers of poverty reduction in Nepal : a historical perspective (English)
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SEP 21, 2016 WPS7830 Policy Research Working Paper
Can the culture of honor lead to inefficient conventions ? experimental evidence from India (English)
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SEP 20, 2016 WPS7829 Policy Research Working Paper
Faraway or nearby ? domestic and international spillovers in patenting and product innovation (English)
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SEP 20, 2016 WPS7828 Policy Research Working Paper
Russian Federation : how services contribute to competitiveness (English)
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SEP 19, 2016 WPS7827 Policy Research Working Paper
Minimizing ecological damage from road improvement in tropical forests (English)
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SEP 19, 2016 WPS7826 Policy Research Working Paper
Does improved local supply of schooling enhance intergenerational mobility in education ? evidence from Jordan (English)
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SEP 15, 2016 WPS7825 Policy Research Working Paper
Mobility and pathways to the middle class in Nepal (English)
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SEP 15, 2016 WPS7824 Policy Research Working Paper
From commodity discovery to production (English)
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SEP 15, 2016 WPS7823 Policy Research Working Paper
Shoeing the Children : the impact of the TOMS Shoe donation program in rural El Salvador (English)
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SEP 14, 2016 WPS7822 Policy Research Working Paper
Export competitiveness and FDI performance across the regions of the Russian Federation (English)
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SEP 13, 2016 WPS7821 Policy Research Working Paper
Are labor supply decisions consistent with neoclassical preferences ? evidence from Indian boat owners (English)
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SEP 13, 2016 WPS7820 Policy Research Working Paper
The globe and the circle : geometry and economic geography as tribute to Thales and Nash (English)
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SEP 12, 2016 WPS7819 Policy Research Working Paper
Preferential resource spending under an employment guarantee : the political economy of MGNREGS in Andhra Pradesh (English)
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SEP 12, 2016 WPS7818 Policy Research Working Paper
Combining preschool teacher training with parenting education : a cluster-randomized controlled trial (English)
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SEP 12, 2016 WPS7817 Policy Research Working Paper
The state of economics, the state of the world (English)
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SEP 12, 2016 WPS7816 Policy Research Working Paper
How long is the maturity of corporate borrowing ? evidence from bond and loan issuances across markets (English)
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SEP 08, 2016 WPS7815 Policy Research Working Paper
Will market competition trump gender discrimination in India ? (English)
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SEP 06, 2016 WPS7814 Policy Research Working Paper
On the ground or in the air ? a methodological experiment on crop residue cover measurement in Ethiopia (English)
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SEP 06, 2016 WPS7813 Policy Research Working Paper