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Is there a farm-size productivity relationship in African agriculture ? evidence from Rwanda (English)

Whether the negative relationship between farm size and productivity that is confirmed in a large global literature holds in Africa is of considerable policy relevance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6770 FEB 01, 2014

Ali, Daniel Ayalew; Deininger, Klaus Disclosed

The shadow wage of child labor : an application to Nepal (English)

This paper estimates the contribution of child labor to the formation of household farm income in rural enterprises. The contribution to household income from the employment of children comes either from the employment on-farm at a shadow wage or off-farm in the agricultural or other sectors. ... See More +

Working Paper 43930 SEP 01, 2005

Menon, M.; Perali, F; Rosati, F.C. Disclosed

The impact of trade liberalization on household welfare in vietnam (English)

What is the effect of trade liberalization on households in developing countries? To what extent do the poor benefit when local markets are made more accommodative to international trade? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3541 MAR 01, 2005

Seshan, Ganesh

Valuation of time savings (English)

This note has been drawn from a number of texts including "The Value of Time In Economic Evaluation of Transport Projects" (Gwilliam, 1997), "Values of Travel Time Savings in the UK - Summary and Conclusions" (Mackie et al, 2003), and "The Value of Time in least Developed Countries" (IT Transport, 2002). ... See More +

Brief 33936 JAN 01, 2005

Mackie, Peter; Nellthorp , John; Laird, James Disclosed

Shadow wages and peasant labor supply : an econometric application to the Peruvian Sierra (English)

A striking feature of developing economies is the large proportion of the work force that is self employed. Lack of widespread labor market participation in the agricultural sector can pose a major obstacle to the empirical implementation of economic models of the peasant household, whether because wage data are simply not available, or because the assumptions required to make use of wage data stretch the bounds of credulity. ... See More +

Publication LSM73 AUG 31, 1990

Jacoby, Hanan G.

Cost - benefit analysis : issues and methodologies (English)

This book examines the numerous important contributions to the theory and practice of cost-benefit analysis, consolidating much of the recent work in this area and focusing on aspects that continue to be controversial. ... See More +

Publication 11597 MAY 31, 1990

Ray, Anandarup

Project appraisal and planning twenty years on (English)

This paper discusses the use and usefulness of social cost-benefit analysis. It briefly recalls the main features of the procedures put forward in the book by the authors and addresses some of the issues that have arisen in theoretical work since the early 1970s, particularly the implications of uncertainty. ... See More +

Publication 14366 JAN 01, 1990

Little, I. M. D.; Mirrlees, J. A.

Guidelines for identifying and preparing forestry products (English)

Wood and charcoal provide most of the energy used in developing countries. The combination of fast-growing populations and shrinking forest resources causes fuelwood consumption to exceed sustainable yields over vast areas. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper EGY33 DEC 31, 1986

GRUT, MIKAEL Disclosed

Productivity change and dynamic comparative advantage (English)

This paper proposes a simple decomposition of the widely used DRC measure of international competitiveness into three distinct elements: (1) changes in international prices, (2) changes in production techniques and (3) total factor productivity change. ... See More +

Journal Article REP395 MAY 01, 1986

Nishimizu, Mieko; Page, John M. Jr. Disclosed

The welfare effects of trade and capital market liberalization : consequences of different sequencing scenarios (English)

The welfare costs of intervention in international trade are firmly established theoretically and increasingly well-documented empirically. In addressing the problems of speed and order of liberalization, this analysis focuses on the opening up of a small developing economy to the rest of the world. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper CPD8436 OCT 31, 1984

Edwards, S.; van Wijnbergen, Sweder Disclosed

Economic evaluation of investment projects : possibilities and problems of applying western methods in China (English)

This paper is a simple description of economic cost-benefit analysis coupled with a discussion of its applicability to project appraisal in China. ... See More +

Staff Working Paper SWP631 JAN 31, 1984

Wood, Adrian; AEA

Shadow prices for project evaluation under alternative macroeconomic specifications (English)

For purposes of social cost-benefit analysis, a project may be viewed as a disturbance to the economy, displacing it from some initial equilibrium to a new one. ... See More +

Journal Article REP282 AUG 31, 1983

Bell, Clive; Devarajan, Shantayanan

Shadow prices for trade strategy and investment planning in Egypt (English)

This paper presents estimates of efficiency and social accounting prices for commodities and factors of production in Egypt which are appropriate for the period 1979-1985. ... See More +

Staff Working Paper SWP521 JAN 31, 1982

PAGE, J.

Studies in the small-large issue in the Indian textile industry : relative costs in the handloom, powerloom, and mill sector (English)

Working Paper (Numbered Series) SER77 DEC 31, 1981

MAZUMDAR, D.; DED Eligible for Disclosure

Ivory Coast - Grand Bereby Rubber Estate Project (English)

Given the long gestation period of rubber plantations, it is still too early to make definite comments on the success of the Grand Bereby Rubber Estate Project for the Ivory Coast. ... See More +

Project Performance Assessment Report 3516 JUN 23, 1981

Disclosed

The relevance of the dual economy model : a case study of Thailand (English)

A dual labor market, in which the wage rate in one sector of the economy exceeds the marginal productivity of labor in another, has been a prominent feature in many models of economic development. ... See More +

Journal Article REP219 NOV 30, 1980

BERTRAND, T.; SQUIRE, L. Disclosed

Shadow prices for project appraisal in Turkey (English)

The analytical and empirical basis for the estimation of shadow prices, which may be used for the evaluation of projects in Turkey in the next five years, are described. ... See More +

Staff Working Paper SWP392 MAY 31, 1980

MASHAYEKHI, A.

The relevance of the dual economy model : a case study of Thailand (English)

The value of the dual economy model for economic development is considered. A dual labor market, in which the wage rate in one sector of the economy exceeds the marginal productivity of labor in another, has been a prominent feature in many models of economic development. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) SER60 APR 30, 1980

BERTRAND, T.; SQUIRE, L. Disclosed

Estimating shadow prices for Colombia in an input-output table framework (English)

The purpose of this paper is to explain the calculation of shadow prices at the national level using the so-called Input-Output Table technique. ... See More +

Staff Working Paper SWP357 SEP 30, 1979

SCHOHL, W.

Application of shadow pricing to country economic analysis with an illustration from Pakistan (English)

This paper demonstrates the role of shadow pricing in country economic analysis. It is argued that: first, shadow prices serve as summary measures which help the country economist to channel the substance of a variety of otherwise disparate and unlinked sector studies into subsequent policy analysis; and second, a number of issues commonly discussed in country economic reports are shown to be amenable to analysis by the techniques of shadow pricing more usually associated with project evaluation. ... See More +

Staff Working Paper SWP330 JUN 30, 1979

SQUIRE, L.; LITTLE, I.; DURDAG, M.

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Is there a farm-size productivity relationship in African agriculture ? evidence from Rwanda (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 WPS6770 Policy Research Working Paper
The shadow wage of child labor : an application to Nepal (English)
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SEP 01, 2005 43930 Working Paper
The impact of trade liberalization on household welfare in vietnam (English)
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MAR 01, 2005 WPS3541 Policy Research Working Paper
Valuation of time savings (English)
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JAN 01, 2005 33936 Brief
Shadow wages and peasant labor supply : an econometric application to the Peruvian Sierra (English)
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AUG 31, 1990 LSM73 Publication
Cost - benefit analysis : issues and methodologies (English)
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MAY 31, 1990 11597 Publication
Project appraisal and planning twenty years on (English)
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JAN 01, 1990 14366 Publication
Guidelines for identifying and preparing forestry products (English)
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DEC 31, 1986 EGY33 Departmental Working Paper
Productivity change and dynamic comparative advantage (English)
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MAY 01, 1986 REP395 Journal Article
The welfare effects of trade and capital market liberalization : consequences of different sequencing scenarios (English)
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OCT 31, 1984 CPD8436 Departmental Working Paper
Economic evaluation of investment projects : possibilities and problems of applying western methods in China (English)
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JAN 31, 1984 SWP631 Staff Working Paper
Shadow prices for project evaluation under alternative macroeconomic specifications (English)
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AUG 31, 1983 REP282 Journal Article
Shadow prices for trade strategy and investment planning in Egypt (English)
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JAN 31, 1982 SWP521 Staff Working Paper
Studies in the small-large issue in the Indian textile industry : relative costs in the handloom, powerloom, and mill sector (English)
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DEC 31, 1981 SER77 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Ivory Coast - Grand Bereby Rubber Estate Project (English)
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JUN 23, 1981 3516 Project Performance Assessment Report
The relevance of the dual economy model : a case study of Thailand (English)
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NOV 30, 1980 REP219 Journal Article
Shadow prices for project appraisal in Turkey (English)
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MAY 31, 1980 SWP392 Staff Working Paper
The relevance of the dual economy model : a case study of Thailand (English)
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APR 30, 1980 SER60 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Estimating shadow prices for Colombia in an input-output table framework (English)
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SEP 30, 1979 SWP357 Staff Working Paper
Application of shadow pricing to country economic analysis with an illustration from Pakistan (English)
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JUN 30, 1979 SWP330 Staff Working Paper