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Forest Carbon Supply in Nepal : Evidence from a Choice Experiment (English)

This paper uses a choice experiment conducted in Nepal during 2013 to estimate household-level willingness to participate in a village-level program under the Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation initiative requiring reductions in fuelwood collection, as a function of the price paid per unit of avoided carbon dioxide emissions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8648 NOV 19, 2018

Dissanayake,Sahan; Bluffstone,Randall A.; Somanathan,E.; Luintel,Harisharan; Paudel,N. S.; Toman,Michael A. Disclosed

News Sentiment and International Asset Prices (English)

This paper assesses the impact of news sentiment on asset prices using more than 4.5 million Reuters articles published across the globe between 1991 and 2015. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8649 NOV 19, 2018

Fraiberger,Samuel Paul; Lee,Do; Puy,Damien; Rancier,Romain Disclosed

Human Capital and Macro-Economic Development : A Review of the Evidence (English)

This paper reviews the evidence on the importance of human capital for macro-economic development. Through the lens of a simple aggregate production function, human capital might increase output per capita by directly entering in the production process, incentivising the accumulation of complementary inputs and facilitating the adoption of new technologies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8650 NOV 19, 2018

Rossi,Federico Disclosed

Three Macroeconomic Trends Around the Onset of Armed Conflict in Developing Economies (English)

This paper studies the evolution of three macroeconomic variables (namely current fiscal expenditures, public debt, and consumer-price inflation) around the time of the onset of armed conflicts during 1950-2016. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8647 NOV 15, 2018

Lederman,Daniel; Rojas Guzman,Claudio Jeremias Disclosed

GVC Participation and Deep Integration in Brazil (English)

The production of export goods has become increasingly unbundled, and countries positioning to become more integrated in the global economy are increasingly looking toward global value chains. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8646 NOV 13, 2018

Hollweg,Claire Honore; Rocha Gaffurri,Nadia Patrizia Disclosed

Is It the Journey That Matters ? A Fresh Look at the Impact of World Bank Policy Lending (English)

This paper investigates the impact of World Bank development policy operations on the quality of economic policy during the period 1998-2015. A new theoretical framework distinguishes among three effects that have been conflated hitherto: (a) marginal impacts of additional policy actions within the current year; (b) length of the policy engagement with client countries, and (c) changes over time in the marginal impact of policy actions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8645 NOV 13, 2018

Moll,Peter G.; Smets,Lodewijk Disclosed

Hierarchy and Information (English)

What determines the distribution of information acquired within the hierarchy of a public organization? Without market processes, the generation and absorption of information in bureaucracy relies on individual actors undertaking costly action to acquire it. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8644 NOV 09, 2018

Rogger,Daniel Oliver; Somani,Ravi Disclosed

Servicification of Manufacturing and Boosting Productivity through Services Sector Reform in Turkey (English)

There is a global trend toward more production, use, and sale of services by manufacturing firms. This phenomenon is known as the servicification of manufacturing. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8643 NOV 09, 2018

Haven,Thomas Edward; Van Der Marel,Erik Leendert Disclosed

High-Growth Firms: Rising Tide Lifts All Boats (English)

How do high-growth firms affect the rest of the economy? This paper explores this question using Hungarian administrative microdata. It finds evidence of stronger productivity growth for firms supplying and operating in industries with more high-growth firms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8642 NOV 09, 2018

De Nicola,Francesca; Murakozy,Balazs; Tan,Shawn Weiming Disclosed

Definition Matters : Metropolitan Areas and Agglomeration Economies in a Large Developing Country (English)

A variety of approaches to delineate metropolitan areas have been developed. Systematic comparisons of these approaches in terms of the urban landscape that they generate are however few. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8641 NOV 07, 2018

Bosker,Maarten; Park,Jane; Roberts,Mark Disclosed

Traders' Dilemma : Developing Countries' Response to Trade Disputes (English)

If trade tensions between the United States and certain trading partners escalate into a full-blown trade war, what should developing countries do? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8640 NOV 07, 2018

Devarajan,Shantayanan; Go,Delfin Sia; Lakatos,Csilla; Robinson,Sherman; Thierfelder,Karen E. 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 +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8639 NOV 05, 2018

Freije-Rodriguez,Samuel; Yang,Judy Disclosed

Poverty, Inequality, and Agriculture in the EU (English)

Boosting convergence and shared prosperity in the European Union achieved renewed urgency after the global financial crisis of 2008. This paper assesses the role of agriculture and the Common Agricultural Program in achieving this. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8638 NOV 05, 2018

Azevedo,Joao Pedro Wagner De; Van Den Brink,Rogier J. E.; Corral,Paul; Avila,Montserrat; Zhao,Hongxi; Mostafavi,Mohammad-Hadi Disclosed

Backyarding : Theory and Evidence for South Africa (English)

This paper explores the incentives for backyarding, an expanding category of urban land-use in developing countries that has proliferated South Africa. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8636 NOV 01, 2018

Brueckner,Jan K.; Rabe,Claus; Selod,Harris 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 +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8635 NOV 01, 2018

Kumar,Sneha; Sinha,Nistha Disclosed

The Drivers and Impacts of Water Infrastructure Reliability : A Global Analysis of Manufacturing Firms (English)

Inadequate infrastructure impedes the productivity of manufacturing firms, with negative consequences for the wider economy. This study examines how water infrastructure copes with severe weather fluctuations and analyzes the effect of unreliable water supplies on the productivity of manufacturing firms, focusing predominately on firms in developing economies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8637 NOV 01, 2018

Islam,Asif Mohammed; Hyland,Marie Caitriona Disclosed

Busting the Myth : The Impact of Increasing the Minimum Wage : The Experience of Romania (English)

This paper discusses the impact of a gradual, pre-announced significant increase of the minimum wage during 2013–16 in Romania. The main finding is that the positive effects prevail when the starting level of increase in the minimum wage is very low and the economy is in a negative output gap. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8632 OCT 31, 2018

Heemskerk,Frank; Voinea,Liviu; Cojocaru,Alexandra Disclosed

On the Allocation of Resources in Developing East Asia and Pacific (English)

Over the past decades, East Asia and Pacific's productivity has been gradually catching up with the frontier (the United States), with China leading the pack. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8634 OCT 31, 2018

De Nicola,Francesca; Kehayova,Vera Vencheva; Nguyen,Ha Minh Disclosed

The Limits of Commitment: Who Benefits from Illiquid Savings Products? (English)

Working with a private bank in Ghana, this study examines the impacts of a commitment savings product designed to help clients taking repeated overdrafts break their debt cycles. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8633 OCT 31, 2018

Buehren,Niklas; Goldstein,Markus P.; Klapper,Leora; Koroknay-Palicz,Tricia; Schaner,Simone Gabrielle Disclosed

sae : A Stata Package for Unit Level Small Area Estimation (English)

This paper presents a new family of Stata functions devoted to small area estimation. Small area methods attempt to solve low representativeness of surveys within areas, or the lack of data for specific areas/sub-populations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8630 OCT 30, 2018

Nguyen,Minh Cong; Corral Rodas,Paul Andres; Azevedo,Joao Pedro Wagner De; Zhao,Qinghua Disclosed

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Forest Carbon Supply in Nepal : Evidence from a Choice Experiment (English)
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NOV 19, 2018 WPS8648 Policy Research Working Paper
News Sentiment and International Asset Prices (English)
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NOV 19, 2018 WPS8649 Policy Research Working Paper
Human Capital and Macro-Economic Development : A Review of the Evidence (English)
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NOV 19, 2018 WPS8650 Policy Research Working Paper
Three Macroeconomic Trends Around the Onset of Armed Conflict in Developing Economies (English)
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NOV 15, 2018 WPS8647 Policy Research Working Paper
GVC Participation and Deep Integration in Brazil (English)
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NOV 13, 2018 WPS8646 Policy Research Working Paper
Is It the Journey That Matters ? A Fresh Look at the Impact of World Bank Policy Lending (English)
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NOV 13, 2018 WPS8645 Policy Research Working Paper
Hierarchy and Information (English)
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NOV 09, 2018 WPS8644 Policy Research Working Paper
Servicification of Manufacturing and Boosting Productivity through Services Sector Reform in Turkey (English)
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NOV 09, 2018 WPS8643 Policy Research Working Paper
High-Growth Firms: Rising Tide Lifts All Boats (English)
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NOV 09, 2018 WPS8642 Policy Research Working Paper
Definition Matters : Metropolitan Areas and Agglomeration Economies in a Large Developing Country (English)
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NOV 07, 2018 WPS8641 Policy Research Working Paper
Traders' Dilemma : Developing Countries' Response to Trade Disputes (English)
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NOV 07, 2018 WPS8640 Policy Research Working Paper
Mongolia : Distributional Impact of Taxes and Transfers (English)
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NOV 05, 2018 WPS8639 Policy Research Working Paper
Poverty, Inequality, and Agriculture in the EU (English)
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NOV 05, 2018 WPS8638 Policy Research Working Paper
Backyarding : Theory and Evidence for South Africa (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 WPS8636 Policy Research Working Paper
Preventing More "Missing Girls" : A Review of Policies to Tackle Son Preference (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 WPS8635 Policy Research Working Paper
The Drivers and Impacts of Water Infrastructure Reliability : A Global Analysis of Manufacturing Firms (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 WPS8637 Policy Research Working Paper
Busting the Myth : The Impact of Increasing the Minimum Wage : The Experience of Romania (English)
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OCT 31, 2018 WPS8632 Policy Research Working Paper
On the Allocation of Resources in Developing East Asia and Pacific (English)
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OCT 31, 2018 WPS8634 Policy Research Working Paper
The Limits of Commitment: Who Benefits from Illiquid Savings Products? (English)
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OCT 31, 2018 WPS8633 Policy Research Working Paper
sae : A Stata Package for Unit Level Small Area Estimation (English)
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OCT 30, 2018 WPS8630 Policy Research Working Paper