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Striving for balance in economics : towards a theory of the social determination of behavior (English)

This paper is an attempt to broaden economic discourse by importing insights into human behavior not just from psychology, but also from sociology and anthropology. ... See More +

Journal Article 105338 JUN 01, 2016

Stiglitz,Joseph E.; Hoff,Karla Disclosed

Creative trade for human development (English)

In recent years, international trade in creative goods and services has been expanding. But this upward march is not lifting all boats. Although many developing countries are endowed with vast cultural wealth, they still lag behind. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7684 MAY 24, 2016

Kabanda,Patrick Disclosed

Creative natives in the digital age : how digital technology has revolutionized creative work (English)

Digital technologies have permeated modern life, and their impact on creative work has been revolutionary. This revolution, as widely noted, has disrupted the making, distribution, and consumption of creative output. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7683 MAY 24, 2016

Kabanda,Patrick Disclosed

Public asset management companies : a toolkit (English)

This toolkit is designed for policy makers and stakeholders who are considering the establishment of a publicly funded asset management company (AMC). ... See More +

Publication 105984 MAY 24, 2016

Cerruti Hailey,Caroline Marie C.; Neyens,Ruth Disclosed

World Bank Group Boards' calendar (English)

This report contains the World Bank Group Boards' calendar for the period of May 2016 to July 2016, specifying the Boards' engagements, such as meetings and briefings. ... See More +

Board Report 105829 MAY 23, 2016

Disclosed

Carbon credits and additionality : past, present, and future (English)

Several Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) countries are developing crediting mechanisms for domestic markets. Some countries are developing crediting mechanisms with a view to exploring options for trading with other countries in the future. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 105804 MAY 19, 2016

Da Silva Bastos Martins Barata,Jose Pedro; Spors,Felicity Creighton; Kennedy,Pauline Maree; Platonova-Oquab,Alexandrina; Gadde,Harikumar Disclosed

Bulgaria - Country partnership framework FY17-22 : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 105840 MAY 19, 2016

Disclosed

The role of inequality in climate-poverty debates (English)

There is no doubt that the poorest people are already and will continue to be most severely impacted by climatic changes, including shifting trends as well as more frequent and severe extreme events. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7677 MAY 17, 2016

Tschakert,Petra Disclosed

Exports and job training (English)

This paper examines whether export participation matters for job training. The paper draws on longitudinal worker-firm data for Brazilian manufacturing, linked with detailed records on training activity from the main provider. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7676 MAY 16, 2016

Bastos; Silva,Joana C. G.; Proenca,Rafael Prado Disclosed

Trust in government and support for redistribution (English)

In many countries safety nets consist predominantly of universal subsidies on food and fuel. A key question for policy makers willing to shift to targeted safety nets is under what conditions middle-class citizens would be supportive of redistributive programs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7675 MAY 16, 2016

Silva,Joana C. G.; Morgandi,Matteo; Levin,Victoria Disclosed

Report Name: Research digest newsletter Vol. 10 (No. 3) (English)

This issue includes the following headings: The Social Determination of Behavior; Social Norms and Development Economics; Behavioral Insights to Improve Development Policy; Overcoming Behavioral Constraints in Access to Social Programs; Changing Rural Sanitation Behavior in India; Improving the Impact of Financial Education; and Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Reduce Crime and Violence. ... See More +

Newsletter 105653 MAY 13, 2016

Disclosed

Prioritizing infrastructure investment : a framework for government decision making (English)

Governments must decide how to allocate limited resources for infrastructure development, particularly since financing gaps have been projected for the coming decades. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7674 MAY 13, 2016

Marcelo Gordillo,Darwin; Mandri-Perrott,Xavier Cledan; House,Ruth Schuyler; Schwartz,Jordan Z. Disclosed

Does the global trade slowdown matter ? (English)

Since the Global Financial Crisis, world trade growth has been subdued and lagging slightly behind growth of gross domestic product. Trade is growing more slowly not only because growth of global gross domestic product is lower, but also because trade itself has become less responsive to gross domestic product. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7673 MAY 13, 2016

Constantinescu,Ileana Cristina; Mattoo,Aaditya; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Will digital technologies transform agriculture in developing countries ? (English)

Mobile phones and the internet have significantly affected practically all sectors of the economy, and agriculture is no exception. Building on a recent World Bank flagship report, this paper introduces a concise framework for describing the main benefits from new information and communications technologies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7669 MAY 11, 2016

Deichmann,Uwe; Goyal,Aparajita; Mishra,Deepak K. Disclosed

Economic boom or ecologic doom? : using spatial analysis to reconcile road development with forest conservation (English)

The natural endowment of the Democrat Republic of Congo, in the form of land, minerals, and forests, is unparalleled. The right mix of policies has the potential to unleash incentives that could transform the economy. ... See More +

Publication 105983 MAY 11, 2016

Barra,Alvaro Federico; Burnouf,Mathilde Marthe Julienne; Damania,Richard; Russ,Jason Daniel Disclosed

Can business owners form accurate counterfactuals ? eliciting treatment and control beliefs about their outcomes in the alternative treatment status (English)

A survey of participants in a large-scale business plan competition experiment, in which winners received an average of US$50,000 each, is used to elicit beliefs about what the outcomes would have been in the alternative treatment status. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7668 MAY 10, 2016

Mckenzie,David J. Disclosed

Learning, Prices, and firm dynamics (English)

This paper documents new facts about the joint evolution of firm performance and prices in international markets and proposes a theory of firm dynamics emphasizing the interaction between learning about demand and quality choice to explain the observed patterns. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7667 MAY 10, 2016

Bastos,Paulo S. R.; Dias,Daniel; Timoshenko,Olga A. Disclosed

The impact of business support services for small and medium enterprises on firm performance in low- and middle-income countries : a meta-analysis (English)

Interventions designed to support small and medium enterprises are popular among policy makers, given the role small and medium enterprises play in job creation around the world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7664 MAY 09, 2016

Disclosed

Assessing socioeconomic resilience to floods in 90 countries (English)

This paper presents a model to assess the socioeconomic resilience to natural disasters of an economy, defined as its capacity to mitigate the impact of disaster-related asset losses on welfare, and a tool to help decision makers identify the most promising policy options to reduce welfare losses due to floods. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7663 MAY 09, 2016

Hallegatte,Stephane; Bangalore,Mook; Vogt-Schilb,Adrien Camille Disclosed

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Striving for balance in economics : towards a theory of the social determination of behavior (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 105338 Journal Article
Creative trade for human development (English)
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MAY 24, 2016 WPS7684 Policy Research Working Paper
Creative natives in the digital age : how digital technology has revolutionized creative work (English)
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MAY 24, 2016 WPS7683 Policy Research Working Paper
Public asset management companies : a toolkit (English)
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MAY 24, 2016 105984 Publication
World Bank Group Boards' calendar (English)
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MAY 23, 2016 105829 Board Report
Carbon credits and additionality : past, present, and future (English)
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MAY 19, 2016 105804 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Bulgaria - Country partnership framework FY17-22 : chair summary (English)
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MAY 19, 2016 105840 Board Summary
The role of inequality in climate-poverty debates (English)
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MAY 17, 2016 WPS7677 Policy Research Working Paper
Exports and job training (English)
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MAY 16, 2016 WPS7676 Policy Research Working Paper
Trust in government and support for redistribution (English)
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MAY 16, 2016 WPS7675 Policy Research Working Paper
Report Name: Research digest newsletter Vol. 10 (No. 3) (English)
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MAY 13, 2016 105653 Newsletter
Prioritizing infrastructure investment : a framework for government decision making (English)
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MAY 13, 2016 WPS7674 Policy Research Working Paper
Does the global trade slowdown matter ? (English)
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MAY 13, 2016 WPS7673 Policy Research Working Paper
Will digital technologies transform agriculture in developing countries ? (English)
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MAY 11, 2016 WPS7669 Policy Research Working Paper
Economic boom or ecologic doom? : using spatial analysis to reconcile road development with forest conservation (English)
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MAY 11, 2016 105983 Publication
Committee on Governance and Executive Directors' Administrative Matters (COGAM) : minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 (English)
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MAY 11, 2016 105646 Minutes
Can business owners form accurate counterfactuals ? eliciting treatment and control beliefs about their outcomes in the alternative treatment status (English)
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MAY 10, 2016 WPS7668 Policy Research Working Paper
Learning, Prices, and firm dynamics (English)
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MAY 10, 2016 WPS7667 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of business support services for small and medium enterprises on firm performance in low- and middle-income countries : a meta-analysis (English)
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MAY 09, 2016 WPS7664 Policy Research Working Paper
Assessing socioeconomic resilience to floods in 90 countries (English)
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MAY 09, 2016 WPS7663 Policy Research Working Paper