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Does the adoption of complex software impact employment composition and the skill content of occupations ? evidence from Chilean firms : Brexit : trade governance and legal implications for third countries (English)

A major concern with the rapid spread of technology is that it replaces some jobs, displacing workers. However, technology may raise firm productivity, generating more jobs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8110 JUN 23, 2017

Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Viollaz,Mariana Disclosed

Beyond income poverty : nonmonetary dimensions of poverty in Uganda (English)

The proportion of Ugandan households living in poverty reduced by more than half between 1993 and 2013. Using household survey data, this paper analyzes nonmonetary dimensions of poverty in Uganda for levels and trends, to explore whether the observed reduction in monetary-based poverty are reflected in the nonmonetary indicators of poverty. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8111 JUN 23, 2017

Etang Ndip,Alvin; Tsimpo,Clarence Disclosed

Cyclicality of fiscal policy in Sub-Saharan Africa : magnitude and evolution (English)

This paper studies the cyclical aspects of fiscal policy in Sub-Saharan Africa countries during 1970–2014. It compares the cyclical properties of real government consumption in the region with those in other developing regions and high-income countries, and examines whether there has been a change in the cyclical nature of fiscal policy in recent years. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8108 JUN 22, 2017

Calderon,Cesar; Chuhan-Pole,Punam; Lopez-Monti,Rafael Matias Disclosed

Are caste categories misleading ? the relationship between gender and Jati in three Indian states (English)

This paper examines the relationship between caste and gender inequality in three states in India. When households are grouped using conventional, government-defined categories of caste the paper finds patterns that are consistent with existing literature: lower-caste women are more likely to participate in the labor market, have greater decision-making autonomy within their households, and experience greater freedom of movement. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8109 JUN 22, 2017

Joshi,Shareen; Kochhar,Nishtha; Rao,Vijayendra Disclosed

Fast, easy, and cheap job matching : social networks in Bangladesh (English)

This paper uncovers the reason why social networks are used in a job market. The data are novel: a nationally representative matched employer-employee data set in Bangladesh with detailed information, including direct measures of the use of social networks. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8107 JUN 20, 2017

Matsuda,Norihiko; Nomura,Shinsaku Disclosed

Employment multipliers over the business cycle (English)

This paper estimates dynamic employment multipliers in a U.S. county during 1998-2015. On average, one exogenous tradable job gain creates 1.1 jobs in the rest of the county economy in the same year, but is offset by losses of 0.23 job one year later and 0.32 job two years later. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8105 JUN 19, 2017

Nguyen,Ha Minh; Soh,Jiaming Disclosed

Estimating the welfare costs of reforming the Iraq public distribution system : a mixed demand approach (English)

The Iraqi Public Distribution System is the largest universal, in-kind subsidy system in the world. In 2012, the Public Distribution System transfers accounted for as much as 30 percent of incomes of the poorest 10 percent of the Iraqi population and provided 70 percent of the calories of the poorest 40 percent. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8106 JUN 19, 2017

Krishnan,Nandini; Olivieri,Sergio Daniel; Ramadan,Racha Disclosed

But … what is the poverty rate today? testing poverty nowcasting methods in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

Poverty estimates usually lag behind two years, which makes it difficult to provide real-time poverty analysis to assess the impact of economic crisis and shocks among the less well-off, and subsequently limits policy responses. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8104 JUN 19, 2017

Caruso,German Daniel; Lucchetti,Leonardo Ramiro; Malasquez,Eduardo; Scot,Thiago; Castaneda, R. Andres Disclosed

Scaling up distributed solar in emerging markets : the case of the Arab Republic of Egypt (English)

Like many emerging markets, the Arab Republic of Egypt is keen to promote distributed solar, defined here as systems below 500 kilowatts, but has struggled to create conditions for growth in the sector. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8103 JUN 19, 2017

Sakr,Dalia Abdelhamid Mahmoud; Huenteler,Joern Torsten; Matsuo,Tyeler Marissa; Khanna,Ashish Disclosed

Heterogeneous effects of rural electrification: evidence from Bangladesh (English)

Achieving universal access to electricity is one of the most important energy policy goals set by governments in the developing world. The recent empirical literature, however, paints a mixed picture about the economic viability of rural electrification. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8102 JUN 12, 2017

Samad,Hussain A.; Zhang,Fan Disclosed

Bureaucratic blockages : water, civil servants, and community in Tanzania (English)

How do civil servants in district water and sanitation departments address problems of water access in rural communities in Tanzania? What are the bureaucratic procedures they follow? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8101 JUN 12, 2017

Bailey,Juli Disclosed

Do individual investors ignore transaction costs ? (English)

Using close to 800,000 (2,000,000) transactions by 66,000 (303,000) households in the United States (in Finland), this paper shows that individual investors with longer holding periods choose to hold less liquid stocks in their portfolios, consistent with Amihud and Mendelson's (1986) theory of liquidity clienteles. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8098 JUN 09, 2017

Anginer,Deniz; Han,Snow Xue; Yildizhan,Celim Disclosed

Prices, Engel curves, and time-space deflation : impacts on poverty and inequality in Vietnam (English)

Many developing countries lack spatially disaggregated price data. Some analysts use "no-price" methods by using a food Engel curve to derive the deflator as that needed for nominally similar households to have equal food shares in all regions and time periods. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8097 JUN 09, 2017

Gibson,John David; Le,Trinh; Kim,Bonggeun Disclosed

Multidimensional poverty in the Philippines, 2004-13 : do choices for weighting, identification and aggregation matter ? (English)

Multidimensional poverty comparisons can be sensitive to the choice of welfare indicators, the weights assigned to the indicators, as well as the aggregate poverty measure used. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8099 JUN 09, 2017

Datt,Gaurav Disclosed

Should emerging markets worry about U.S. monetary policy announcements ? (English)

This paper analyzes the spillover effects of U.S. monetary policy announcements on emerging market economies since end-2008, the period coinciding with the use of unconventional policy measures. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8100 JUN 09, 2017

Gupta,Poonam; Masetti,Oliver; Rosenblatt,David Disclosed

Soft skills for hard constraints : evidence from high-achieving female farmers (English)

This paper documents the positive link between the noncognitive skills of women farmers and the adoption of a cash crop. The context is Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world, where the majority of rural households practice subsistence farming. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8095 JUN 08, 2017

Montalvao,Joao; Frese,Michael Dr.; Goldstein,Markus P.; Kilic,Talip Disclosed

Rural non-farm employment and household welfare : evidence from Malawi (English)

This paper uses nationally representative panel data and a combination of econometric approaches, to explore linkages between rural non-farm activities (wage and self-employment) and household welfare in rural Malawi. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8096 JUN 08, 2017

Adjognon,Guigonan Serge; Liverpool-Tasie,Saweda Lenis; De La Fuente,Alejandro; Benfica,Rui Manuel Disclosed

Cities, slums, and early child growth : empirical evidence from Bangladesh (English)

This study uses novel household survey data that are representative of Bangladesh's large cities, and of slum and nonslum areas within the cities, to investigate the effects of demographic and socioeconomic factors on early child growth in 2013. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8094 JUN 08, 2017

Raju,Dhushyanth; Kim,Kyoung Yang; Nguyen,Quynh T.; Govindaraj,Ramesh Disclosed

Financial globalization and market volatility : an empirical appraisal (English)

This paper computes a new financial globalization index for a large sample of countries for 1992-2016. Unlike other measures, the financial globalization index corrects for the heteroscedasticity of global volatility. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8091 JUN 07, 2017

Cordella,Tito; Ospino Rojas,Anderson Disclosed

Job fairs : matching firms and workers in a field experiment in Ethiopia (English)

Do matching frictions affect youth employment in developing countries? This paper studies a randomized controlled trial of job fairs in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8092 JUN 07, 2017

Abebe,Girum; Caria,Stefano; Fafchamps,Marcel; Falco,Paolo; Franklin,Simon; Quinn,Simon Redmond; Shilpi,Forhad J. Disclosed

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Does the adoption of complex software impact employment composition and the skill content of occupations ? evidence from Chilean firms : Brexit : trade governance and legal implications for third countries (English)
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JUN 23, 2017 WPS8110 Policy Research Working Paper
Beyond income poverty : nonmonetary dimensions of poverty in Uganda (English)
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JUN 23, 2017 WPS8111 Policy Research Working Paper
Cyclicality of fiscal policy in Sub-Saharan Africa : magnitude and evolution (English)
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JUN 22, 2017 WPS8108 Policy Research Working Paper
Are caste categories misleading ? the relationship between gender and Jati in three Indian states (English)
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JUN 22, 2017 WPS8109 Policy Research Working Paper
Fast, easy, and cheap job matching : social networks in Bangladesh (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 WPS8107 Policy Research Working Paper
Employment multipliers over the business cycle (English)
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JUN 19, 2017 WPS8105 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimating the welfare costs of reforming the Iraq public distribution system : a mixed demand approach (English)
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JUN 19, 2017 WPS8106 Policy Research Working Paper
But … what is the poverty rate today? testing poverty nowcasting methods in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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JUN 19, 2017 WPS8104 Policy Research Working Paper
Scaling up distributed solar in emerging markets : the case of the Arab Republic of Egypt (English)
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JUN 19, 2017 WPS8103 Policy Research Working Paper
Heterogeneous effects of rural electrification: evidence from Bangladesh (English)
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JUN 12, 2017 WPS8102 Policy Research Working Paper
Bureaucratic blockages : water, civil servants, and community in Tanzania (English)
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JUN 12, 2017 WPS8101 Policy Research Working Paper
Do individual investors ignore transaction costs ? (English)
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JUN 09, 2017 WPS8098 Policy Research Working Paper
Prices, Engel curves, and time-space deflation : impacts on poverty and inequality in Vietnam (English)
See More +
JUN 09, 2017 WPS8097 Policy Research Working Paper
Multidimensional poverty in the Philippines, 2004-13 : do choices for weighting, identification and aggregation matter ? (English)
See More +
JUN 09, 2017 WPS8099 Policy Research Working Paper
Should emerging markets worry about U.S. monetary policy announcements ? (English)
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JUN 09, 2017 WPS8100 Policy Research Working Paper
Soft skills for hard constraints : evidence from high-achieving female farmers (English)
See More +
JUN 08, 2017 WPS8095 Policy Research Working Paper
Rural non-farm employment and household welfare : evidence from Malawi (English)
See More +
JUN 08, 2017 WPS8096 Policy Research Working Paper
Cities, slums, and early child growth : empirical evidence from Bangladesh (English)
See More +
JUN 08, 2017 WPS8094 Policy Research Working Paper
Financial globalization and market volatility : an empirical appraisal (English)
See More +
JUN 07, 2017 WPS8091 Policy Research Working Paper
Job fairs : matching firms and workers in a field experiment in Ethiopia (English)
See More +
JUN 07, 2017 WPS8092 Policy Research Working Paper