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Welfare dynamics measurement : two definitions of a vulnerability line and their empirical application (English)

Little research currently exists on a vulnerability line that distinguishes the poor population from the population that is not poor but that still faces significant risk of falling back into poverty. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6944 JUN 01, 2014

Dang , Hai-Anh H.; Lanjouw, Peter F.

Making remittances work : balancing financial integrity and inclusion (English)

The September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States exposed the use of remittance channels for financing terrorism. Acting on this, the international community, through the financial action task force (FATF), issued first international standard to require the licensing or registration of money transfer businesses (MTBs) and to make them subject to anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML and CFT) requirements. ... See More +

Publication 88482 MAY 29, 2014

Todoroki, Emiko; Noor, Wameek; Celik, Kuntay; Kulathunga, Anoma

Analyzing urban systems : have megacities become too large ? (English)

The trend toward ever greater urbanization continues unabated across the globe. According to the United Nations, by 2025 closes to 5 billion people will live in urban areas. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6872 MAY 01, 2014

Desmet, Klaus; Rossi-Hansberg, Esteban

Urbanization as opportunity (English)

Urbanization deserves urgent attention from policy makers, academics, entrepreneurs, and social reformers of all stripes. Nothing else will create as many opportunities for social and economic progress. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6874 MAY 01, 2014

Fuller, Brandon; Romer, Paul

Engineers, Innovative Capacity and Development in the Americas (English)

Using newly collected national and sub-national data, and historical case studies, this paper argues that differences in innovative capacity, captured by the density of engineers at the dawn of the Second Industrial Revolution, are important to explaining present income differences, and, in particular, the poor performance of Latin America relative to North America. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6814 MAR 01, 2014

Maloney, William F.; Caicedo, Felipe Valencia

Transmitting renewable energy to the grid : the case of Texas (English)

The note is based on original work by Marcelino Madrigal and Steven Stoft, "Transmission Expansion for Renewable Energy Scale-Up: Emerging Lessons and Recommendations". ... See More +

Brief 85125 FEB 24, 2014

Madrigal, Marcelino; Jordan, Rhonda Lenai

United States and World Bank Group trust funds (English)

The United States (U.S.) of America's contributions to the World Bank Group (WBG) totaled U.S. 17,779.9 million dollars for fiscal years 2009-14. ... See More +

Brief 89593 DEC 31, 2013

Doing business 2014 : United States - understanding regulations for small and medium-size enterprises (English)

This economy profile presents the Doing Business indicators for United States. In a series of annual reports, Doing Business assesses regulations affecting domestic firms in 189 economies and ranks the economies in 10 areas of business regulation, such as starting a business, resolving insolvency and trading across borders. ... See More +

Working Paper 83001 OCT 29, 2013

Doing business 2014 : Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) (English)

This regional profile presents the Doing Business indicators for economies in Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). It also shows the regional average, the best performance globally for each indicator and data for the following comparator regions: East Asia and the Pacific, European Union, Latin America, OECD High Income and South Asia. ... See More +

Working Paper 83397 OCT 29, 2013

Doing business 2014 : OECD High Income (English)

This regional profile presents the Doing Business indicators for economies in OECD High Income. It also shows the regional average, the best performance globally for each indicator and data for the following comparator regions: European Union, East Asia and the Pacific, Europe and Central Asia, South Asia, and Latin America. ... See More +

Working Paper 83414 OCT 29, 2013

Oil price volatility, economic growth and the hedging role of renewable energy (English)

This paper investigates the adverse effects of oil price volatility on economic activity and the extent to which countries can hedge against such effects by using renewable energy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6603 SEP 01, 2013

Rentschler, Jun E.

A retrospective analysis of the house prices macro-relationship in the United States (English)

This study provides empirical evidence on the strengthening of the impact of house prices on the US macroeconomy. The stability of the house prices macro-link is tested in a small-dimensional vector autoregressive model over the last fifty years. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6549 JUL 01, 2013

Ahamada, Ibrahim; Diaz Sanchez, Jose Luis

PPML estimation of dynamic discrete choice models with aggregate shocks (English)

This paper introduces a computationally efficient method for estimating structural parameters of dynamic discrete choice models with large choice sets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6480 JUN 01, 2013

Artuc, Erhan

Export liberalization, job creation and the skill premium : evidence from the U.S.-Vietnam bilateral trade agreement (English)

This paper explores how the expansion of labor-intensive manufacturing exports resulting from the United States-Vietnam Bilateral Trade Agreement in 2001 translated into wages of skilled and unskilled workers and the skill premium in Vietnam through the channel of labor demand. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6419 APR 01, 2013

Fukase, Emiko

American politics, the presidency of the World Bank, and development policy (English)

The World Bank's president has been an American by tradition. Yet little work has explored the consequences for this connection in influencing visions of development in the organization across time. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6377 MAR 01, 2013

Lavelle, Kathryn C.

Preferential market access design: evidence and lessons from African apparel exports to the us and the EU (English)

Least developed countries rely on preferential market access. Proof of sufficient transformation has to be provided to customs in importing countries by meeting Rules of Origin requirements to benefit from these preferences. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6357 FEB 01, 2013

de Melo, Jaime; Portugal-Perez, Alberto

Massachusetts health reform : approaching universal health coverage (English)

The commonwealth of Massachusetts, one of the 50 states in the United States of America, has achieved near universal health coverage of its 6.6 million residents after a landmark reform made health insurance mandatory for all residents in 2006. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 75007 JAN 01, 2013

Janett, Robert S.

United States of America - Macro-fiscal context and health financing factsheet (English)

The 14 indicators describe a country's macro-fiscal environment to identify constraints or opportunities for health systems financing. ... See More +

Brief 80456 JAN 01, 2013

Cortez, Rafael; Pande, Aaka; Eozenou, Patrick; Leive, Adam; Smitz, Marc; Ozcelik, Ece

Rural homeownership and labor mobility in the United States (English)

Are rural homeowners in the workforce as mobile as urban? This paper focuses on whether rural unemployed homeowners end their unemployment spells more or less often without moving than urban homeowners. ... See More +

Journal Article 79024 JAN 01, 2013

Monchuk, Daniel C; Kilkenny, Maureen; Phimister, Euan

Livestock data in the United States : how is it collected? : Les donnees de l'elevage aux Etats-Unis : comment sont-elles collectees? (French)

Yet 60 years later, livestock survey data is regularly and extensively used in the United States (U.S.) by various stakeholders to formulate agricultural policies, monitor programs, observe, develop new programs and services, and evaluate industry performance. ... See More +

Brief 86416 JAN 01, 2013

Morgan, Nancy English

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Welfare dynamics measurement : two definitions of a vulnerability line and their empirical application (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6944 Policy Research Working Paper
Making remittances work : balancing financial integrity and inclusion (English)
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MAY 29, 2014 88482 Publication
Analyzing urban systems : have megacities become too large ? (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6872 Policy Research Working Paper
Urbanization as opportunity (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6874 Policy Research Working Paper
Engineers, Innovative Capacity and Development in the Americas (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6814 Policy Research Working Paper
Transmitting renewable energy to the grid : the case of Texas (English)
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FEB 24, 2014 85125 Brief
United States and World Bank Group trust funds (English)
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DEC 31, 2013 89593 Brief
Doing business 2014 : United States - understanding regulations for small and medium-size enterprises (English)
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OCT 29, 2013 83001 Working Paper
Doing business 2014 : Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) (English)
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OCT 29, 2013 83397 Working Paper
Doing business 2014 : OECD High Income (English)
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OCT 29, 2013 83414 Working Paper
Oil price volatility, economic growth and the hedging role of renewable energy (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 WPS6603 Policy Research Working Paper
A retrospective analysis of the house prices macro-relationship in the United States (English)
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JUL 01, 2013 WPS6549 Policy Research Working Paper
PPML estimation of dynamic discrete choice models with aggregate shocks (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 WPS6480 Policy Research Working Paper
Export liberalization, job creation and the skill premium : evidence from the U.S.-Vietnam bilateral trade agreement (English)
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APR 01, 2013 WPS6419 Policy Research Working Paper
American politics, the presidency of the World Bank, and development policy (English)
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MAR 01, 2013 WPS6377 Policy Research Working Paper
Preferential market access design: evidence and lessons from African apparel exports to the us and the EU (English)
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FEB 01, 2013 WPS6357 Policy Research Working Paper
Massachusetts health reform : approaching universal health coverage (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 75007 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
United States of America - Macro-fiscal context and health financing factsheet (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 80456 Brief
Rural homeownership and labor mobility in the United States (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 79024 Journal Article
Livestock data in the United States : how is it collected? : Les donnees de l'elevage aux Etats-Unis : comment sont-elles collectees? (French)
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JAN 01, 2013 86416 Brief English