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Transit migration : all roads lead to America (English)

The paths of many migrants include multiple destinations and transit routes, yet this pattern is almost never reflected in empirical analyses. For example, 9 percent of recent immigrants to the United States arrived from a transit country as opposed to the country where they were born. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7880 NOV 07, 2016

Artuc,Erhan; Ozden,Caglar Disclosed

Doing business 2017 : equal opportunity for all - United States (English)

This economy profile presents the Doing Business indicators for United States. To allow useful comparison, it also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. ... See More +

Working Paper 110012 OCT 25, 2016

Disclosed

Does governing law affect bond spreads ? (English)

Controlling for bond and issuer characteristics, bond spreads are expected to be equal across different legal jurisdictions, and differences are expected to disappear through arbitrage. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7863 OCT 17, 2016

Ratha,Dilip K.; De,Supriyo; Kurlat,Sergio Andres Disclosed

Unequal opportunity, unequal growth (English)

This paper argues that inequality can be both good and bad for growth, depending on what inequality and whose growth. Unequal societies may be holding back one segment of the population while helping another. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7853 OCT 11, 2016

Marrero,Gustavo Alberto; Rodriguez,Juan Gabriel; Van Der Weide,Roy Disclosed

The development impact of financial regulation: evidence from Ethiopia and antebellum USA (English)

In absence of deposit insurance, underdeveloped financial systems can exhibit a coordination failure between banks, unable to commit on safe asset holding, and depositors, anticipating low deposit repayment in bad states. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7734 JUN 28, 2016

Limodio,Nicola; Strobbe,Francesco Disclosed

Property rights for fishing cooperatives : how (and how well) do they work ? (English)

Devolving property rights to local institutions has emerged as a compelling management strategy for natural resource management in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7662 MAY 05, 2016

Aburto-Oropeza,Octavio; Leslie,Heather M.; Mack-Crane,Austen; Nagavarapu,Sriniketh Suryasesha; Reddy,Sheila M.W.; Sievanen,Leila Disclosed

Unemployment and mortality : evidence from the great recession (English)

Did unemployment in the Great Recession hurt people's health? The broad answer is no: job losses have statistically insignificant impacts on mortality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7603 MAR 16, 2016

Nguyen,Ha Minh; Nguyen,Huong Disclosed

The great recession and job loss spillovers : impact of tradable employment shocks on supporting services (English)

This paper explores the spillover effects of job losses via input linkages during the Great Recession. Exploiting exogenous variation in tradable employment shocks across U.S. counties, the paper finds that job losses in the tradable sectors cause further job losses in local supporting services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7543 JAN 22, 2016

Nguyen,Ha Minh; Rezaei,Shawheen Disclosed

World Bank President Eugene Black Attends Washington Baseball Games with Staff (English)

With summer and baseball season in full swing, the Archives highlights an annual tradition that took place under Eugene Black, the third President of the World Bank Group. ... See More +

Working Paper 104708 JAN 01, 2016

Disclosed

Doing business regional profile 2016 : The G7 : Doing business regional profile 2016 : The G7+ (English)

Doing Business sheds light on how easy or difficult it is for a local entrepreneur to open and run a small to medium-size business when complying with relevant regulations. ... See More +

Working Paper 103366 JAN 01, 2016

Disclosed

The Bank’s headquarters building (English)

Ever since the World Bank opened for business on June 25, 1946 the address of its headquarters has been 1818 H Street N.W., Washington, District of Colombia (D. ... See More +

Working Paper 104634 JAN 01, 2016

Disclosed

Development economics as taught in developing countries (English)

This paper uses a combination of survey questions to instructors and data collected from course syllabi and examinations to examine how the subject of development economics is taught at the undergraduate and masters levels in developing countries, and benchmark this against undergraduate classes in the United States. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7521 DEC 21, 2015

Mckenzie,David J.; Paffhausen,Anna Luisa Disclosed

The strength of American federal democracy : lessons for global development (English)

A review of the history of the United States from its colonial origins shows how America's successful development has always been guided by two basic principles: representative democracy, and a proper division of power between national and subnational governments. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7512 DEC 11, 2015

Myerson,Roger B. Disclosed

Demand-driven propagation : evidence from the great recession (English)

This paper provides empirical evidence for the Keynesian demand-driven propagation: initial rounds of job losses lead to additional rounds of job losses. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7456 OCT 26, 2015

Nguyen,Ha Minh Disclosed

Doing business 2016 : measuring regulatory quality and efficiency - United States (English)

This economy profile for Doing Business 2016 presents the 11 Doing Business indicators for United States. To allow for useful comparison, the profile also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. ... See More +

Working Paper 100873 OCT 01, 2015

Disclosed

Country data report for United States, 1996-2014 (English)

This Country Data Report summarizes the data from the Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) project for United States. The WGI report six aggregate governance indicators for over 200 countries and territories over the period 1996-2014, covering: i) voice and accountability, ii) political stability and absence of violence, terrorism, iii) government effectiveness, iv) regulatory quality, v) rule of law, and vi) control of corruption. ... See More +

Working Paper 105595 SEP 15, 2015

Disclosed

Country data report for Channel Islands, 1996-2014 (English)

This Country Data Report summarizes the data from the Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) project for Channel Islands. The WGI report six aggregate governance indicators for over 200 countries and territories over the period 1996-2014, covering: i) voice and accountability, ii) political stability and absence of violence, terrorism, iii) government effectiveness, iv) regulatory quality, v) rule of law, and vi) control of corruption. ... See More +

Working Paper 105426 SEP 15, 2015

Disclosed

Charter school entry and school choice: the case of Washington, D.C. (English)

This paper develops and estimates an equilibrium model of charter school entry and school choice. In the model, households choose among public, private, and charter schools, and a regulator authorizes charter entry and mandates charter exit. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7383 JUL 29, 2015

Ferreyra,Maria Marta; Kosenok,Grigory Disclosed

Global liquidity and external bond issuance in emerging markets and developing economies (English)

Using the universe of all externally issued bonds by corporates and sovereigns in emerging and developing economies during 2000-14, this paper analyzes various issuance trends, including the unprecedented post-crisis surge. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7363 JUL 13, 2015

Feyen,Erik H.B.; Ghosh,Swati R.; Kibuuka,Katie; Farazi,Subika Disclosed

Inclusive economic growth in America’s cities : what’s the playbook and the score ? (English)

This paper defines economic inclusion as the ability of all people, including the disadvantaged, to share in economic gains, that is, the conditions that allow for broadly shared prosperity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7322 JUN 22, 2015

de Souza Briggs,Xavier; Pendall,Rolf Joseph; Rubin,Victor Disclosed

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Transit migration : all roads lead to America (English)
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NOV 07, 2016 WPS7880 Policy Research Working Paper
Doing business 2017 : equal opportunity for all - United States (English)
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OCT 25, 2016 110012 Working Paper
Does governing law affect bond spreads ? (English)
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OCT 17, 2016 WPS7863 Policy Research Working Paper
Unequal opportunity, unequal growth (English)
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OCT 11, 2016 WPS7853 Policy Research Working Paper
The development impact of financial regulation: evidence from Ethiopia and antebellum USA (English)
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JUN 28, 2016 WPS7734 Policy Research Working Paper
Property rights for fishing cooperatives : how (and how well) do they work ? (English)
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MAY 05, 2016 WPS7662 Policy Research Working Paper
Unemployment and mortality : evidence from the great recession (English)
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MAR 16, 2016 WPS7603 Policy Research Working Paper
The great recession and job loss spillovers : impact of tradable employment shocks on supporting services (English)
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JAN 22, 2016 WPS7543 Policy Research Working Paper
World Bank President Eugene Black Attends Washington Baseball Games with Staff (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 104708 Working Paper
Doing business regional profile 2016 : The G7 : Doing business regional profile 2016 : The G7+ (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103366 Working Paper
The Bank’s headquarters building (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 104634 Working Paper
Development economics as taught in developing countries (English)
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DEC 21, 2015 WPS7521 Policy Research Working Paper
The strength of American federal democracy : lessons for global development (English)
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DEC 11, 2015 WPS7512 Policy Research Working Paper
Demand-driven propagation : evidence from the great recession (English)
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OCT 26, 2015 WPS7456 Policy Research Working Paper
Doing business 2016 : measuring regulatory quality and efficiency - United States (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 100873 Working Paper
Country data report for United States, 1996-2014 (English)
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SEP 15, 2015 105595 Working Paper
Country data report for Channel Islands, 1996-2014 (English)
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SEP 15, 2015 105426 Working Paper
Charter school entry and school choice: the case of Washington, D.C. (English)
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JUL 29, 2015 WPS7383 Policy Research Working Paper
Global liquidity and external bond issuance in emerging markets and developing economies (English)
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JUL 13, 2015 WPS7363 Policy Research Working Paper
Inclusive economic growth in America’s cities : what’s the playbook and the score ? (English)
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JUN 22, 2015 WPS7322 Policy Research Working Paper