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A dynamic spatial model of rural-urban transformation with public goods (English)

This paper develops a dynamic model that explains the pattern of population and production allocation in an economy with an urban location and a rural one. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7051 OCT 01, 2014

Biller, Dan; Andres, Luis; Cuberes, David

Exploiting externalities to estimate the long-term effects of early childhood deworming (English)

This paper investigates whether a large-scale deworming intervention aimed at primary school pupils in western Kenya had long-term effects on young children in the region. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7052 OCT 01, 2014

Ozier, Owen

Foreign bank subsidiaries' default risk during the global crisis : what factors help insulate affiliates from their parents ? (English)

This paper examines the association between the default risk of foreign bank subsidiaries and their parents during the global financial crisis, with the purpose of understanding what factors can help insulate affiliates from their parents. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7053 OCT 01, 2014

Anginer, Deniz; Cerutti, Eugenio; Martinez Peria, Maria Soledad

Water quality, brawn, and education: the rural drinking water program in China (English)

Although previous research has demonstrated the health benefits of water treatment programs, relatively little is known about the effect of water treatment on education. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7054 OCT 01, 2014

Xu, Lixin Colin; Zhang, Jing

Agricultural productivity, hired labor, wages and poverty : evidence from Bangladesh (English)

This paper provides evidence on the effects of agricultural productivity on wage rates, labor supply to market oriented activities, and labor allocation between own farming and wage labor in agriculture. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7056 OCT 01, 2014

Emran, Shahe; Shilpi, Forhad

Spatial dynamics of electricity usage in India (English)

India's manufacturing sector has undergone many spatial adjustments since 1989, including, for example, the organized sector's migration to rural locations, the powerful rise of informal manufacturing within cities, and the development of intermediate cities for manufacturing. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7055 OCT 01, 2014

Ghani, Ejaz; Goswami, Arti Grover; Kerr, William R.

Evidence on policies to increase the development impacts of international migration (English)

International migration offers individuals and their families the potential to experience immediate and large gains in their incomes, and offers a large number of other positive benefits to the sending communities and countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7057 OCT 01, 2014

McKenzie, David; Yang, Dean

Agricultural policies and trade paths in Turkey (English)

In 1959, shortly after the European Economic Community was founded under the 1957 Treaty of Rome, Turkey applied for Associate Membership in the then six-member common market. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7059 OCT 01, 2014

Larson, Donald F.; Martin, Will; Sahin, Sebnem; Tsigas, Marino

The critical mass approach to achieve a deal on green goods and services : what is on the table? how much to expect ? (English)

At the Davos forum of January 2014, a group of 14 countries pledged to launch negotiations on liberalizing trade in "green goods" (also known as "environmental" goods), focusing on the elimination of tariffs for an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation list of 54 products. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7061 OCT 01, 2014

de Melo, Jaime; Vijil, Mariana

Performance of renewable energy auctions : experience in Brazil, China and India (English)

This paper considers the design and performance of auction mechanisms used to deploy renewable energy in three emerging economies: Brazil, China, and India. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7062 OCT 01, 2014

Elizondo Azuela, Gabriela; Barroso, Luiz; Khanna, Ashish; Wang, Xiaodong; Wu, Yun; Cunha, Gabriel

Green subsidies and the WTO (English)

This paper provides a detailed explanation how the law of the World Trade Organization regulates environmental subsidies with a focus on renewable energy subsidies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7060 OCT 01, 2014

Charnovitz, Steve

Measuring agricultural knowledge and adoption (English)

Understanding the trade-offs in improving the precision of agricultural measures through survey design is crucial. Yet, standard indicators used to determine program effectiveness may be flawed and at a differential rate for men and women. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7058 OCT 01, 2014

Kondylis, Florence; Mueller, Valerie; Zhu, Siyao Jessica

Credit conditions and foreign direct investment during the global financial crisis (English)

This paper investigates the effect that tight credit conditions had on outward foreign direct investment flows during the 2008-2010 global financial crisis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7063 OCT 01, 2014

Desbordes, Rodolphe; Wei, Shang-Jin

Radio frequency (un)identification : results from a proof-of-concept trial of the use of RFID technology to measure microenterprise turnover in Sri Lanka (English)

Accurate measurement of stock levels, turnover, and profitability in microenterprises in developing countries is difficult because the majority of these firms do not keep detailed records. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7064 OCT 01, 2014

de Mel, Suresh; Herath, Dammika; McKenzie, David; Pathak, Yuvraj

Non-farm enterprises in rural Africa : new empirical evidence (English)

Although non-farm enterprises are ubiquitous in rural Sub-Saharan Africa, little is yet known about them. The motivation for households to operate enterprises, how productive they are, and why they exit the market are neglected questions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7066 OCT 01, 2014

Nagler, Paula; Naude, Wim

Urban infrastructure investment and rent-capture potentials (English)

In a context of rapid urbanization and energy transition, massive investments will be required to develop efficient public transport networks. Capturing the increase in land value caused by transport infrastructure (for example, through a betterment tax) appears a promising way to finance public transport. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7067 OCT 01, 2014

Viguie, V.; Hallegatte, S.

Which firms create the most jobs in developing countries ? evidence from Tunisia (English)

This paper examines private sector job creation in Tunisia over the period 1996-2010 using a unique database containing information on all registered private enterprises, including self-employment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7068 OCT 01, 2014

Rijkers, Bob; Arouri, Hassen; Freund, Caroline; Nucifora, Antonio

The effects of financial development on foreign direct investment (English)

This paper examines how financial development influences foreign direct investment. The direct and indirect sector-specific effects that source countries' financial development and destination countries' financial development can have on foreign direct investment are first identified in a conceptual framework. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7065 OCT 01, 2014

Desbordes, Rodolphe; Wei, Shang-Jin

The second wave of independence : shopping for solutions (English)

In the 21st century, many developing countries will become emerging markets and will no longer be in need of the carrot-and-stick approach to development assistance most prevalent today: development financing made available conditional on certain policies and interventions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7069 OCT 01, 2014

Gaarder, Marie M.; Bartsch, Ulrich

Interest rate caps around the world: still popular, but a blunt instrument (English)

Among other common forms of government financial control, caps on interest rates have been declining over the past several decades as most industrialized countries and a rising number of developing countries continue liberalizing their financial policies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7070 OCT 01, 2014

Maimbo, Samuel Munzele; Henriquez Gallegos, Claudia Alejandra

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A dynamic spatial model of rural-urban transformation with public goods (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7051 Policy Research Working Paper
Exploiting externalities to estimate the long-term effects of early childhood deworming (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7052 Policy Research Working Paper
Foreign bank subsidiaries' default risk during the global crisis : what factors help insulate affiliates from their parents ? (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7053 Policy Research Working Paper
Water quality, brawn, and education: the rural drinking water program in China (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7054 Policy Research Working Paper
Agricultural productivity, hired labor, wages and poverty : evidence from Bangladesh (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7056 Policy Research Working Paper
Spatial dynamics of electricity usage in India (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7055 Policy Research Working Paper
Evidence on policies to increase the development impacts of international migration (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7057 Policy Research Working Paper
Agricultural policies and trade paths in Turkey (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7059 Policy Research Working Paper
The critical mass approach to achieve a deal on green goods and services : what is on the table? how much to expect ? (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7061 Policy Research Working Paper
Performance of renewable energy auctions : experience in Brazil, China and India (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7062 Policy Research Working Paper
Green subsidies and the WTO (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7060 Policy Research Working Paper
Measuring agricultural knowledge and adoption (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7058 Policy Research Working Paper
Credit conditions and foreign direct investment during the global financial crisis (English)
See More +
OCT 01, 2014 WPS7063 Policy Research Working Paper
Radio frequency (un)identification : results from a proof-of-concept trial of the use of RFID technology to measure microenterprise turnover in Sri Lanka (English)
See More +
OCT 01, 2014 WPS7064 Policy Research Working Paper
Non-farm enterprises in rural Africa : new empirical evidence (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7066 Policy Research Working Paper
Urban infrastructure investment and rent-capture potentials (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7067 Policy Research Working Paper
Which firms create the most jobs in developing countries ? evidence from Tunisia (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7068 Policy Research Working Paper
The effects of financial development on foreign direct investment (English)
See More +
OCT 01, 2014 WPS7065 Policy Research Working Paper
The second wave of independence : shopping for solutions (English)
See More +
OCT 01, 2014 WPS7069 Policy Research Working Paper
Interest rate caps around the world: still popular, but a blunt instrument (English)
See More +
OCT 01, 2014 WPS7070 Policy Research Working Paper