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Estimating Poverty in India without Expenditure Data : A Survey-to-Survey Imputation Approach (English)

This paper applies an innovative method to estimate poverty in India in the absence of recent expenditure data. The method utilizes expenditure data from 2004-05, 2009–10, and 2011–12 to impute household expenditure into a survey of durable goods expenditure conducted in 2014- 15. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 137681 JUN 10, 2019

Newhouse,David Locke; Vyas,Pallavi Disclosed

Impact of the West African Ebola Epidemic on Agricultural Production and Rural Welfare : Evidence from Liberia (English)

The 2014–15 Ebola epidemic took a devastating human and economic toll on three West African countries, of which Liberia was perhaps the hardest hit. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 137734 JUN 01, 2019

De La Fuente,Alejandro; Jacoby,Hanan G.; Lawin,Kotchikpa Gabriel Disclosed

How Much Does Reducing Inequality Matter for Global Poverty? (English)

The goals of ending extreme poverty by 2030 and working toward a more equal distribution of income are prominent in international development and agreed upon in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals 1 and 10. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 137363 MAY 30, 2019

Lakner,Christoph; Mahler,Daniel Gerszon; Negre Rossignoli,Mario; Prydz,Espen Beer Disclosed

Welfare Effects of Introducing Competition in the Telecom Sector in Djibouti (English)

Djibouti is very well placed, as a landing site of undersea fiber optic cables, to benefit from the digital economy. However, the prevalence of a single national telecom operator in the country has stifled service delivery and innovation in the telecom sector. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 136702 MAY 07, 2019

Decoster,Xavier Stephane; Lara Ibarra,Gabriel; Mendiratta,Vibhuti; Santacroce,Marco Disclosed

Distributional Effects of Competition : A Simulation Approach (English)

Understanding the economic and social effects of the recent global trends of rising market concentration and market power has become a policy priority, particularly in developing countries where markets are often more concentrated. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 136572 MAY 02, 2019

Rodriguez Castelan,Carlos; Araar,Abdelkrim; Malásquez, Eduardo A.; Olivieri,Sergio Daniel; Vishwanath,Tara Disclosed

Identifying the Vulnerable to Poverty from Natural Disasters : The Case of Typhoons in the Philippines (English)

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 137064 MAY 01, 2019

Skoufias,Emmanuel; Kawasoe,Yasuhiro; Strobl,Eric; Acosta,Pablo Ariel Disclosed

Evolution of Poor Food Access over the Course of the Conflict in the Republic of Yemen (English)

The Republic of Yemen has undergone a profound transformation following the escalation of conflict in March 2015. There has been an increase in violence, a disruption in supply chains due to a tightening of the ports, and a decline in the general economic climate that has left a large share of the population without the income to support their basic needs. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 136051 APR 10, 2019

Tandon,Sharad Alan; Vishwanath,Tara Disclosed

E-Commerce Participation and Household Income Growth in Taobao Villages (English)

E-commerce has developed rapidly in China, and Taobao Villages, which are villages significantly engaged in ecommerce, are prospering in rural areas. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 136050 APR 10, 2019

Luo,Xubei; Niu,Chiyu Disclosed

E-Commerce Development and Household Consumption Growth in China (English)

China has quickly become the largest e-commerce market in the world. By matching a nationally representative China Family Pane Studies survey with county-level e-commerce information obtained from Alibaba, this paper examines how e-commerce development has shaped household consumption growth in China. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 136047 APR 10, 2019

Luo,Xubei; Wang,Yue-000541442; Zhang,Xiaobo Disclosed

Famine and the Aid Response : Evidence from the Announcement of Famine-Like Conditions in the Republic of Yemen (English)

This study analyzes the impacts of the recent rural road development in Ethiopia on welfare and economic outcomes. The identification of the impacts relies on a difference-in-differences matching approach, taking advantage of the nationally representative household survey and the original road database, both of which are panel data spanning between 2012 and 2016. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 136049 APR 10, 2019

Tandon,Sharad Alan; Vishwanath,Tara Disclosed

Rural Roads, Poverty, and Resilience Evidence from Ethiopia (English)

This study analyzes the impacts of recent rural development in Ethiopia on welfare and economic outcomes. The identification of impacts relies on difference in differences matching approach, taking advantage of the nationally representative household survey and the original road database, both of which are panel data spanning between 2012 and 2016. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 135748 APR 01, 2019

Nakamura,Shohei; Bundervoet,Tom; Alemu,Mohammed Nuru Disclosed

Distributional Effects of Tobacco Taxation : A Comparative Analysis (English)

Tobacco taxes have positive impacts on health outcomes. However, policy makers often hesitate to use them because of the perception that poorer households are affected disproportionally more than richer households. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 135954 APR 01, 2019

Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan; Gonzalez Icaza,Maria Fernanda; Paz,Daniela Paula Disclosed

Impact of Fiscal Policy on Inequality and Poverty in the Arab Republic of Egypt (English)

This study assesses the redistributive impact of fiscal policy – including expenditures and taxation – in the Arab Republic of Egypt. Using a broadly applied methodology, a fiscal incidence analysis is conducted using survey and government data for fiscal year 2015. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 136315 APR 01, 2019

Lara Ibarra,Gabriel; Sinha,Nistha; Fayez,Rana Nayer Safwat; Jellema,Jon Robbert Disclosed

Extreme Weather and Poverty Risk : Evidence from Multiple Shocks in Mozambique (English)

This paper investigates the effects of multiple weather shocks on household welfare in Mozambique, as well as some of the coping responses and price mechanisms at play. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 132800 DEC 01, 2018

Baez Ramirez,Javier Eduardo; Caruso,German Daniel; Niu,Chiyu Disclosed

International Comparisons of Poverty in South Asia (English)

This paper explores the methodological differences underlying the construction of the national consumption aggregates that are used to estimate international poverty rates for all countries in the South Asia region, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 133138 DEC 01, 2018

Islam,Tonmoy; Newhouse,David Locke; Yanez Pagans,Monica Disclosed

Minimum Wages and Labor Supply in an Emerging Market : The Case of Mauritius (English)

This paper investigates the effect of multiple minimum wages, known as remuneration, on employment and working hours in Mauritius. Using data between 2004 and 2014, the analysis indicates that a 10 percent increase in the minimum wages brings about a slightly positive effect on employment in the covered sector, with an estimated employment elasticity of 0.113, which is within the range of elasticities found in previous studies of employment effects of minimum wages in low- and middle-income countries. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 133297 DEC 01, 2018

Asmal,Zaakhir; Bhorat,Haroon Ismail; Kanbur,Ravi; Ranzani,Marco; Paci,Pierella Disclosed

The Relationship between Conflicts, Economic Shocks, and Death with Depression, Economic activities, and Human Capital Investment in Nigeria (English)

This paper examines the links between adverse events, depression, and decision making in Nigeria. It investigates how events such as conflicts, shocks, and deaths can affect short-term perceptions of welfare, as well as longer term decisions on economic activities and human capital investments. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 133142 DEC 01, 2018

Jamison,Julian C; Mcgee,Kevin Robert; Siwatu,Gbemisola Oseni; Perng,Julie Ting Ting; Sato,Ryoko; Tanaka,Tomomi - GPV07; Vakis,Renos Disclosed

Preventing More "Missing Girls" : A Review of Policies to Tackle Son Preference (English)

In parts of Asia, South Caucasus, and the Balkans, son preference is strong enough to trigger significant levels of sex selection, result in the excess mortality of girls, and skew child sex ratios in favor of boys. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 131795 NOV 01, 2018

Kumar,Sneha; Sinha,Nistha Disclosed

Spatial Distributions of Job Accessibility, Housing Rents, and Poverty in Nairobi, Kenya (English)

Whether individuals and job opportunities are well connected is a key determinant or productive urban labor markets. The overall level of job accessibility in a city depends on the locations of jobs and workers' residences, as well as transport networks. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 132529 NOV 01, 2018

Nakamura,Shohei; Avner,Paolo Disclosed

Mongolia : Distributional Impact of Taxes and Transfers (English)

This paper uses Mongolia’s Household Socio Economic Survey for 2016 to estimate the distributive impact of taxes and transfers. The findings show that the system is progressive and contributes to reductions in poverty and inequality. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 131852 NOV 01, 2018

Freije-Rodriguez,Samuel; Yang,Judy Disclosed

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Estimating Poverty in India without Expenditure Data : A Survey-to-Survey Imputation Approach (English)
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JUN 10, 2019 137681 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Impact of the West African Ebola Epidemic on Agricultural Production and Rural Welfare : Evidence from Liberia (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 137734 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
How Much Does Reducing Inequality Matter for Global Poverty? (English)
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MAY 30, 2019 137363 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Welfare Effects of Introducing Competition in the Telecom Sector in Djibouti (English)
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MAY 07, 2019 136702 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Distributional Effects of Competition : A Simulation Approach (English)
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MAY 02, 2019 136572 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Identifying the Vulnerable to Poverty from Natural Disasters : The Case of Typhoons in the Philippines (English)
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MAY 01, 2019 137064 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Evolution of Poor Food Access over the Course of the Conflict in the Republic of Yemen (English)
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APR 10, 2019 136051 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
E-Commerce Participation and Household Income Growth in Taobao Villages (English)
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APR 10, 2019 136050 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
E-Commerce Development and Household Consumption Growth in China (English)
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APR 10, 2019 136047 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Famine and the Aid Response : Evidence from the Announcement of Famine-Like Conditions in the Republic of Yemen (English)
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APR 10, 2019 136049 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Rural Roads, Poverty, and Resilience Evidence from Ethiopia (English)
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APR 01, 2019 135748 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Distributional Effects of Tobacco Taxation : A Comparative Analysis (English)
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APR 01, 2019 135954 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Impact of Fiscal Policy on Inequality and Poverty in the Arab Republic of Egypt (English)
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APR 01, 2019 136315 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Extreme Weather and Poverty Risk : Evidence from Multiple Shocks in Mozambique (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 132800 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
International Comparisons of Poverty in South Asia (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 133138 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Minimum Wages and Labor Supply in an Emerging Market : The Case of Mauritius (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 133297 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The Relationship between Conflicts, Economic Shocks, and Death with Depression, Economic activities, and Human Capital Investment in Nigeria (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 133142 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Preventing More "Missing Girls" : A Review of Policies to Tackle Son Preference (English)
See More +
NOV 01, 2018 131795 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Spatial Distributions of Job Accessibility, Housing Rents, and Poverty in Nairobi, Kenya (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 132529 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Mongolia : Distributional Impact of Taxes and Transfers (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 131852 Working Paper (Numbered Series)