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Who are America's star firms? (English)

There is wide spread concern about a growing gap between top-performing publicly listed firms and the rest of the economy and the implications of this for rising inequality in the U.S. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8534 JUL 13, 2018

Ayyagari,Meghana; Demirguc-Kunt,Asli; Maksimovic,Vojislav Disclosed

Jobs and growth : Brazil’s productivity agenda (English)

Brazil enters the election year 2018 with an economy that is gradually recovering from the deepest recession in its recent economic history. This book is motivated by the need to understand the possible drivers of future income and employment growth. ... See More +

Publication 127626 JUN 29, 2018

Dutz,Mark Andrew; Amorim,Vivian De Fatima; Araujo,Jorge A. De Thompson R.; Arias,Diego; Byskov,Steen; Calice,Pietro; Cirera,Xavier; Clarke,Roland N.; Contini,Elisio; Duhaut,Alice; Noronha Farinelli,Barbara Cristina; Goodwin,Tanja K.; Iootty,Mariana; Lall,Somik V.; Martinez Licetti,Martha; Morris,Michael-000013367; Nucifora,Antonio; Olinto,Pedro; Packard,Truman G.; Qian,Rong; Reis,Jose Guilherme; PONTUAL RIBEIRO, EDUARDO; Signoret,Jose E.; Toman,Michael A.; Vieira,Pedro Abel; Vijil,Mariana Portuguese Disclosed

Jobs and growth : Brazil’s productivity agenda (Portuguese)

Brazil enters the election year 2018 with an economy that is gradually recovering from the deepest recession in its recent economic history. This book is motivated by the need to understand the possible drivers of future income and employment growth. ... See More +

Publication 127626 JUN 29, 2018

Dutz,Mark Andrew; Amorim,Vivian De Fatima; Araujo,Jorge A. De Thompson R.; Arias,Diego; Byskov,Steen; Calice,Pietro; Cirera,Xavier; Clarke,Roland N.; Contini,Elisio; Duhaut,Alice; Noronha Farinelli,Barbara Cristina; Goodwin,Tanja K.; Iootty,Mariana; Lall,Somik V.; Martinez Licetti,Martha; Morris,Michael-000013367; Nucifora,Antonio; Olinto,Pedro; Packard,Truman G.; Qian,Rong; Reis,Jose Guilherme; PONTUAL RIBEIRO, EDUARDO; Signoret,Jose E.; Toman,Michael A.; Vieira,Pedro Abel; Vijil,Mariana English Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - Republika Srpska Railways Restructuring Project - P161122 - Sequence No : 01 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR32562 JUN 12, 2018

Nunez,Antonio Benigno Disclosed

Productivity unplugged : the challenges of Malaysia's transition into a high-income country (English)

As Malaysia continues to strive toward high-income status, accelerating productivity growth has become the country’s central economic policy challenge. ... See More +

Working Paper 126781 JUN 01, 2018

Disclosed

Exchange rate misalignment and its relationship to output growth in South Africa : background note for the South Africa systematic country diagnostic (English)

This paper establishes a simple theory-based real exchange rate (RER) Misalignment Index for countries around the world from 1950-2014, and shows that South Africa’s RER has been undervalued over the last decade. ... See More +

Working Paper 127307 JUN 01, 2018

Nguyen, Ha Disclosed

Cryptocurrencies and blockchain (English)

With growth in Europe and Central Asia likely at its peak, this report addresses two questions. How well is the region prepared for an expected slowdown? ... See More +

Working Paper 125990 MAY 01, 2018

Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - OECS Regional Agriculture Competitiveness Project - P158958 - Sequence No : 02 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR30137 APR 25, 2018

Tumurdavaa,Bayarsaikhan Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - Honduras Rural Competitiveness Project - P101209 - Sequence No : 22 (English)

Implementation Status and Results ReportHonduras Rural Competitiveness Project ISR31869 MAR 31, 2018

Tumurdavaa,Bayarsaikhan Disclosed

Do management interventions last ? evidence from India (English)

Beginning in 2008, the authors conducted a randomized controlled trial that changed management practices in a set of Indian weaving firms (Bloom et al. 2013). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8339 FEB 13, 2018

Bloom,Nicholas; Mahajan,Aprajit; Mckenzie,David J.; Roberts,John Disclosed

Structural change in west Africa : a tale of gain and loss (English)

Economic growth in Benin, Burkina Faso, and Cote d'Ivoire occurred in tandem with a rapid exodus of labor out of agriculture. This paper investigates the contribution (or lack thereof) of within- and between-sector productivity changes to overall productivity growth and output per capita growth since 2000. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8336 FEB 12, 2018

Gebregziabher,Fiseha Haile Disclosed

Brazil's globalization and integration of output markets agenda (English)

Opening to trade can boost productivity growth and resource allocation through numerous channels. The literature identifies Three main channels through which trade can boost resource allocation, and then productivity. ... See More +

Working Paper 123953 FEB 01, 2018

Disclosed

India development update : India's growth story (English)

India has achieved much in the last 25 years. Since the early 1990s, when reforms began, growthrates have been higher and more stable, the economy has become more modern and globally integrated,macroeconomic stability has improved, and the average citizen is better educated and lives longer. ... See More +

Working Paper 123152 FEB 01, 2018

Gupta,Poonam - GMTSA; Blum,Florian Michael; Jain,Dhruv; John,Sapna Roselina; Seth,Smriti; Singhi,Amit Disclosed

Brazil’s productivity dynamics (English)

Recent developments in the theory and empirics of growth have emphasized the interplay of macroeconomic and microeconomic factors in long-term development. ... See More +

Working Paper 123982 FEB 01, 2018

Qian,Rong; Araújo,Jorge Thompson; Nucifora,Antonio Disclosed

Digital technology adoption and jobs : a model of firm heterogeneity (English)

This paper develops a theoretical framework that expands the task-based models of technical progress and labor markets to allow for firm heterogeneity and wages that vary across firms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8326 JAN 31, 2018

Brambilla,Irene Disclosed

Investment in ICT, productivity, and labor demand : the case of Argentina (English)

This paper explores the impact of the adoption of information and communications technology on firm performance and labor market outcomes using a firm survey from the manufacturing sector in Argentina. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8325 JAN 31, 2018

Brambilla,Irene; Tortarolo,Darío Disclosed

Doing business in Lao PDR : constraints to productivity (English)

New available data suggests that the business environment in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) is not improving, and may be deteriorating. ... See More +

Working Paper 123357 JAN 01, 2018

Disclosed

Gender and youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa : a review of constraints and effective interventions (English)

Although the ratio of female to male labor force participation rates is higher in Sub-Saharan Africa than in any other region, these high rates of female labor force participation mask underlying challenges for women. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8245 NOV 20, 2017

Vaillant,Julia; Das,Smita; Chakravarty,Shubha Disclosed

Productivity and health : alternative productivity estimates using physical activity (English)

This paper investigates an alternative proxy for individual worker productivity in physical work settings: a direct measure of physical activity using an accelerometer. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8228 OCT 30, 2017

Akogun,Oladele B; Dillon,Andrew S.; Friedman,Jed; Prasann,Ashesh; Serneels,Pieter Maria Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - Honduras Rural Competitiveness Project - P101209 - Sequence No : 21 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR29441 SEP 22, 2017

Tumurdavaa,Bayarsaikhan Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Who are America's star firms? (English)
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JUL 13, 2018 WPS8534 Policy Research Working Paper
Jobs and growth : Brazil’s productivity agenda (English)
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JUN 29, 2018 127626 Publication Portuguese
Jobs and growth : Brazil’s productivity agenda (Portuguese)
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JUN 29, 2018 127626 Publication English
Disclosable Version of the ISR - Republika Srpska Railways Restructuring Project - P161122 - Sequence No : 01 (English)
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JUN 12, 2018 ISR32562 Implementation Status and Results Report
Productivity unplugged : the challenges of Malaysia's transition into a high-income country (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 126781 Working Paper
Exchange rate misalignment and its relationship to output growth in South Africa : background note for the South Africa systematic country diagnostic (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 127307 Working Paper
Cryptocurrencies and blockchain (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 125990 Working Paper
Disclosable Version of the ISR - OECS Regional Agriculture Competitiveness Project - P158958 - Sequence No : 02 (English)
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APR 25, 2018 ISR30137 Implementation Status and Results Report
Disclosable Version of the ISR - Honduras Rural Competitiveness Project - P101209 - Sequence No : 22 (English)
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MAR 31, 2018 ISR31869 Implementation Status and Results ReportHonduras Rural Competitiveness Project
Do management interventions last ? evidence from India (English)
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FEB 13, 2018 WPS8339 Policy Research Working Paper
Structural change in west Africa : a tale of gain and loss (English)
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FEB 12, 2018 WPS8336 Policy Research Working Paper
Brazil's globalization and integration of output markets agenda (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 123953 Working Paper
India development update : India's growth story (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 123152 Working Paper
Brazil’s productivity dynamics (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 123982 Working Paper
Digital technology adoption and jobs : a model of firm heterogeneity (English)
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JAN 31, 2018 WPS8326 Policy Research Working Paper
Investment in ICT, productivity, and labor demand : the case of Argentina (English)
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JAN 31, 2018 WPS8325 Policy Research Working Paper
Doing business in Lao PDR : constraints to productivity (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 123357 Working Paper
Gender and youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa : a review of constraints and effective interventions (English)
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NOV 20, 2017 WPS8245 Policy Research Working Paper
Productivity and health : alternative productivity estimates using physical activity (English)
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OCT 30, 2017 WPS8228 Policy Research Working Paper
Disclosable Version of the ISR - Honduras Rural Competitiveness Project - P101209 - Sequence No : 21 (English)
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SEP 22, 2017 ISR29441 Implementation Status and Results Report