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The Transformative Effects of Privatization in China : A Natural Experiment Based on Politician Career Concern (English)

The serious implications of privatizing state-owned enterprises for politicians, managers, and investors make such decisions highly contingent on firm characteristics and past performance, complicating the identification of the privatization effects. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9261 MAY 28, 2020

Huang,Zhangkai; Liu,Jinyu; Ma,Guangrong; Xu,L. Colin Disclosed

Explaining Differences in the Returns to R&D in Argentina : The Role of Contextual Factors and Complementarities (English)

Argentina's private investment in research and development is well below that of its peers. One important reason may be low and very heterogeneous returns to research and development activities on productivity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9219 APR 30, 2020

Arza,Valeria Luciana; Cirera,Xavier; Colonna,Agustina; Lopez,Emanuel Disclosed

Spatial Gaps in Management Quality : Evidence from a Lagging Region in Croatia (English)

Embedding management and operational practices survey in a broader firm capabilities survey, this report finds that: (i) relative to the rest of Croatia, an average firm in the lagging region of the country (Eastern Croatia) is only slightly behind in the adoption of structured management practices. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9213 APR 13, 2020

Grover,Arti Goswami; Iacovone,Leonardo; Chakraborty,Pavel Disclosed

Return on Investment of Public Support to SMEs and Innovation in Poland : ROI and Effectiveness Analysis Technical Note (English)

This Technical Note describes the evaluation of EU support to innovation in Poland. The aim is to measure the effectiveness of support measures in the 2007-2013 perspective, demonstrate impact at the firm level, and derive relevant conclusions for future project design. ... See More +

Report 147165 MAR 27, 2020

Tan,Shawn Weiming; Toborowicz,Jerzy Jakub; Hebous,Sarah Waltraut; Bartl,Esther Maria; Koniewski,Maciej Tomasz; Tran, Trang; Yan,Youpei; Tusha,Dea; Nguyen, Hoa; Skowron, Bartłomiej; Iwanowski,Damian Disclosed

The Future of Work in Agriculture : Some Reflections (English)

As countries develop (and food saturation takes hold), agriculture's role as domestic employer declines. But the broader agri-food system also expands, and the scope for agriculture-related job creation shifts beyond the farm. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9193 MAR 24, 2020

Christiaensen,Luc; Rutledge,Zachariah Judson; Taylor,J. Edward Disclosed

Theoretical Underpinnings of Jobs Diagnostics (English)

This paper is a work-in-progress and was developed to advance our thinking on how to make Jobs Diagnostics more strategic and to explore how guidance can best bridge the link from jobs analysis through prioritization, to recommendations. ... See More +

Report 147121 MAR 20, 2020

Merotto,Dino Leonardo; Lachler,Ulrich Disclosed

The Future of Work in Agriculture : Some Reflections (English)

As countries develop (and food saturation takes hold), agriculture’s role as domestic employer declines. But the broader agri-food system (AFS) also expands, and the scope for agriculture-related job creation shifts beyond the farm. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 148250 MAR 10, 2020

Christiaensen,Luc; Rutledge,Zachariah Judson; Taylor,John Edward Disclosed

Heterogeneous Effects of the de jure and de facto Business Environment : Findings from Multiple Data Sets on the Business Environment (English)

Using multiple sources of national- and firm-level data around the world, this paper investigates how the effects of the business environment depend on whether the measure is de jure or de facto, and how business environment effects differ by ownership and size. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9115 JAN 21, 2020

Zhenwei Qiang,Christine; Wang,He; Xu,L. Colin Disclosed

Return on Investment of Public Support to SMEs and Innovation in Poland : Summary Report (English)

A Smarter Europe is a top priority of the European Union (EU), the core of which is innovation, economic transformation, and more competitive small and medium enterprises (SMEs). ... See More +

Report 147147 DEC 31, 2019

Polish Disclosed

Return on Investment of Public Support to SMEs and Innovation in Poland : Summary Report (Polish)

A Smarter Europe is a top priority of the European Union (EU), the core of which is innovation, economic transformation, and more competitive small and medium enterprises (SMEs). ... See More +

Report 147147 DEC 31, 2019

Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - Honduras Rural Competitiveness Project - P101209 - Sequence No : 25 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR39469 DEC 18, 2019

Garcia,Augusto Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - OECS Regional Agriculture Competitiveness Project - P158958 - Sequence No : 05 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR39570 DEC 14, 2019

Tumurdavaa,Bayarsaikhan Disclosed

New Approaches to the Identification of Low-Frequency Drivers : An Application to Technology Shocks (English)

This paper addresses the identification of low-frequency macroeconomic shocks, such as technology, in Structural Vector Autoregressions. Whilst identification issues with long-run restricted VARs are well documented, the recent attempt to overcome said issues using the Max-Share approach of Francis et al. (2014) and Barsky and Sims (2011) has its own shortcomings, primarily that they are vulnerable to bias from confounding non-technology shocks. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9047 OCT 24, 2019

Dieppe,Alistair Matthew; Neville,Francis; Kindberg Hanlon,Gene Joseph Disclosed

Background Note : Productivity and Innovation in the Czech Republic : A Firm-Level Perspective (English)

Convergence of productivity of Czech firms towards peer countries is slow, especially for smaller firms. Czech labor productivity was 68.3 of that in Germany and the productivity gap is in particular large for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). ... See More +

Working Paper 144487 OCT 01, 2019

Iootty De Paiva Dias,Mariana; Davies,Elwyn Adriaan Robin; Zouhar,Jan Disclosed

Productivity, Jobs, and Growth in Africa (English)

African countries have undergone significant macroeconomic reforms since the late 1980s. Why have these reforms not resulted in more jobs in the formal sector? ... See More +

Working Paper 140305 AUG 06, 2019

Disclosed

Casting a Shadow : Productivity of Formal Firms and Informality (English)

Using firm-level survey data for a large cross section of countries, the paper assesses the gap in labor productivity between formal and informal firms in developing countries for which comparable data are available. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8945 JUL 22, 2019

Amin,Mohammad; Ohnsorge,Franziska Lieselotte; Okou,Cedric Iltis Finafa Disclosed

Structural Change Rediscovered : The Role of Human and Physical Capital (English)

Changes in economic structures are an essential feature of development. But how are these brought about? A growing body of evidence underscores the transformative role that human and physical capital can have in enhancing and sustaining economic growth. ... See More +

Brief 139479 JUL 01, 2019

Martins,Pedro Miguel Gaspar Disclosed

Job Creation and Labor Productivity in Mauritius (English)

Mauritius has experienced substantial economic growth and accomplished an unprecedented structural transformation since independence. The structural transformation of the economy has brought about significant poverty reduction, but has also contributed to increase inequality. ... See More +

Working Paper 138222 JUN 01, 2019

Tandrayen-Ragoobur,Verena Kannaigee; Bergmann,Friedrich; Ranzani,Marco Disclosed

Myanmar Rice and Pulses : Farm Production Economics and Value Chain Dynamics (English)

Agriculture continues to play a very important role in Myanmar’s economy. For many years, understanding the dynamics and performance of Myanmar’s agriculture has been difficult due to the absence of reliable, up-to-date data, at sectoral, sub-sectoral, or microeconomic level. ... See More +

Working Paper 138214 JUN 01, 2019

Haile,Mekbib Gebretsadik; Zorya,Sergiy; Cassou,Emilie; Jaffee,Steven M.; Ahmed,Hanane; Watkins,Steven Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - Honduras Rural Competitiveness Project - P101209 - Sequence No : 24 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR37188 MAY 31, 2019

Garcia,Augusto Disclosed

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The Transformative Effects of Privatization in China : A Natural Experiment Based on Politician Career Concern (English)
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MAY 28, 2020 WPS9261 Policy Research Working Paper
Explaining Differences in the Returns to R&D in Argentina : The Role of Contextual Factors and Complementarities (English)
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APR 30, 2020 WPS9219 Policy Research Working Paper
Spatial Gaps in Management Quality : Evidence from a Lagging Region in Croatia (English)
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APR 13, 2020 WPS9213 Policy Research Working Paper
Return on Investment of Public Support to SMEs and Innovation in Poland : ROI and Effectiveness Analysis Technical Note (English)
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MAR 27, 2020 147165 Report
The Future of Work in Agriculture : Some Reflections (English)
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MAR 24, 2020 WPS9193 Policy Research Working Paper
Theoretical Underpinnings of Jobs Diagnostics (English)
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MAR 20, 2020 147121 Report
The Future of Work in Agriculture : Some Reflections (English)
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MAR 10, 2020 148250 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Heterogeneous Effects of the de jure and de facto Business Environment : Findings from Multiple Data Sets on the Business Environment (English)
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JAN 21, 2020 WPS9115 Policy Research Working Paper
Return on Investment of Public Support to SMEs and Innovation in Poland : Summary Report (English)
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DEC 31, 2019 147147 Report Polish
Return on Investment of Public Support to SMEs and Innovation in Poland : Summary Report (Polish)
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DEC 31, 2019 147147 Report
Disclosable Version of the ISR - Honduras Rural Competitiveness Project - P101209 - Sequence No : 25 (English)
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DEC 18, 2019 ISR39469 Implementation Status and Results Report
Disclosable Version of the ISR - OECS Regional Agriculture Competitiveness Project - P158958 - Sequence No : 05 (English)
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DEC 14, 2019 ISR39570 Implementation Status and Results Report
New Approaches to the Identification of Low-Frequency Drivers : An Application to Technology Shocks (English)
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OCT 24, 2019 WPS9047 Policy Research Working Paper
Background Note : Productivity and Innovation in the Czech Republic : A Firm-Level Perspective (English)
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OCT 01, 2019 144487 Working Paper
Productivity, Jobs, and Growth in Africa (English)
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AUG 06, 2019 140305 Working Paper
Casting a Shadow : Productivity of Formal Firms and Informality (English)
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JUL 22, 2019 WPS8945 Policy Research Working Paper
Structural Change Rediscovered : The Role of Human and Physical Capital (English)
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JUL 01, 2019 139479 Brief
Job Creation and Labor Productivity in Mauritius (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 138222 Working Paper
Myanmar Rice and Pulses : Farm Production Economics and Value Chain Dynamics (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 138214 Working Paper
Disclosable Version of the ISR - Honduras Rural Competitiveness Project - P101209 - Sequence No : 24 (English)
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MAY 31, 2019 ISR37188 Implementation Status and Results Report