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September 1986 - present

 

The World Bank Economic Review is a professional journal for the dissemination of World Bank-sponsored and other research that may inform policy analysis and choice. It is directed to an international readership among economists and social scientists in government, business, international agencies, universities, and development research institutions. The Review seeks to provide the most current and best research in the field of quantitative development policy analysis, emphasizing policy relevance and operational aspects of economics, rather than primarily theoretical and methodological issues. It is intended for readers familiar with economic theory and analysis but not necessarily proficient in advanced mathematical or econometric techniques. Articles illustrate how professional research can shed light on policy choices. Consistency with World Bank policy plays no role in the selection of articles. Articles are drawn from work conducted by World Bank staff and consultants and by outside researchers. Non-Bank contributors are encouraged to submit their work. Before being accepted for publication, articles are reviewed by three referees, one from the World Bank and two from outside the institution. Articles must also be endorsed by the members of the Editorial Board before final acceptance.

 

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Uruguay - Public expenditure review : mitigating fiscal risks (English)

Uruguay recorded a strong macroeconomic performance in the past years. In 2011, Uruguay saw the ninth consecutive year of economic expansion since its 2002 crisis. ... See More +

Public Expenditure Review 68770 APR 01, 2013

Disclosed

Central African Republic - Public expenditure review (PER) : creating fiscal space to transition out of fragility through growth and poverty reduction (English)

This public expenditure review (PER) aims to assist the government in its efforts to achieve a transition out of fragility through growth and development. ... See More +

Public Expenditure Review 63517 JUN 29, 2012

Disclosed

Public good provision in Indian rural areas : the returns to collective action by microfinance groups (English)

Self-help groups (SHGs) are the most common form of microfinance in India. The authors provide evidence that SHGs, composed of women only, undertake collective actions for the provision of public goods within village communities. ... See More +

Journal Article 129171 JAN 01, 2017

Casini, Paolo; Vandewalle,Lore Dries A.; Wahhaj, Zaki Disclosed

The effect of metro expansions on air pollution in Delhi (English)

The Delhi Metro (DM) is a mass rapid transit system serving the National Capital Region of India. It is also the world’s first rail project to earn carbon credits under the Clean Development Mechanism of the United Nations for reductions in CO2 emissions. ... See More +

Journal Article 129173 JAN 01, 2017

Goel, Deepti; Gupta, Sonam Disclosed

Remittances and vulnerability in developing countries (English)

This paper examines how international remittances are affected by structural characteristics, macroeconomic conditions, and adverse shocks in recipient economies. ... See More +

Journal Article 129172 JAN 01, 2017

Bettin,Giulia; Presbitero,Andrea F.; Spatafora,Nikola L. Disclosed

The effects of volumetric pricing policy on farmers’ water management institutions and their water use : the case of water user organization in an irrigation system in Hubei, China (English)

The authors use original water user group (WUG) data from a reservoir irrigation system in China to examine the effect of water pricing policies on farmers’ water saving behaviors. ... See More +

Journal Article 129174 JAN 01, 2017

Kajisa,Kei; Dong, Bin Disclosed

Volunteerism after the tsunami : the effects of democratization (English)

Using three waves of survey data from fishing villages in Aceh, Indonesia for 2005–09, we examine the determinants of local volunteer labor after the tsunami. ... See More +

Journal Article 129175 JAN 01, 2017

Freire, J, Tiago; Henderson,John Vernon; Kuncoro,Ari Disclosed

Budget rules and resource booms and busts : a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium analysis (English)

This paper develops a dynamic, stochastic, general-equilibrium model to analyze and derive simple budget rules in the face of volatile public revenue from natural resources in a low-income country like Niger. ... See More +

Journal Article 129200 JAN 01, 2017

Devarajan,Shantayanan; Dissou,Yazid; Go,Delfin Sia; Robinson,Sherman Disclosed

Comparing cash and voucher transfers in a humanitarian context : evidence from the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)

Despite recent calls in support of cash transfers, there is little rigorous evidence of the relative impacts of cash versus in-kind transfers, especially in humanitarian contexts, where a majority of such programs take place. ... See More +

Journal Article 129201 JAN 01, 2017

Aker,Jenny C. Disclosed

Genuine fakes : the prevalence and implications of data fabrication in a large South African survey (English)

How prevalent is data fabrication in household surveys? Would such fabrication substantially affect the validity ofempirical analyses? We document how we identified such fabrication in South Africa’s longitudinalNational IncomeDynamics Study, which affected about 7 percent of the sample. ... See More +

Journal Article 129203 JAN 01, 2017

Finn,Arden Jeremy; Ranchhod,Vimal Disclosed

Grain price spikes and beggar-thy-neighbor policy responses : a global economywide analysis (English)

When prices spike in international grain markets, national governments often reduce the extent to which that spike affects their domestic food markets. ... See More +

Journal Article 129204 JAN 01, 2017

Jensen,Hans G.; Anderson,Kym Disclosed

On the impact of regulating commissions : evidence from the Indian mutual funds market (English)

Commissions-motivated agents have historically helped the development of many markets, but research suggests brokers motivated by commissions sometimes steer consumers towards inappropriate products. ... See More +

Journal Article 129206 JAN 01, 2017

Anagol,Santosh; Marisetty,Vijaya; Sane,Renuka; Venugopal,Buvaneshwaran Disclosed

A new cross-national measure of corruption (English)

A new measure of cross-national corruption is constructed based on the geographic distribution of public officials involved in cross-border corruption cases. ... See More +

Journal Article 129209 JAN 01, 2017

Escresa,Laarni; PICCI, LUCIO Disclosed

Asymmetric information about migrant earnings and remittance flows (English)

The authors examine asymmetric information about migrant earnings and its implications for remittance behavior using a sample of Indian households with husbands working overseas in Qatar. ... See More +

Journal Article 129210 JAN 01, 2017

Seshan,Ganesh Kumar; Zubrickas,Robertas Disclosed

Improving learning outcomes in South Asia : findings from a decade of impact evaluations (English)

There have been various initiatives to improve learning outcomes in South Asia. Still, outcomes remain stubbornly resistant to improvements, at least when considered across the region. ... See More +

Journal Article 129183 OCT 23, 2016

Asim,Salman; Chase,Robert S.; Dar,Amit; Schmillen,Achim Daniel Disclosed

Payment by results in development aid : all that glitters is not gold (English)

Payment by Results (PbR), where aid is disbursed conditional upon progress against a pre-agreed measure, is becoming increasingly important for various donors. ... See More +

Journal Article 129178 OCT 05, 2016

Disclosed

What really works to improve learning in developing countries? An analysis of divergent findings in systematic reviews (English)

Over the course of just two years, at least six reviews have examined interventions that seek to improve learning outcomes in developing countries. ... See More +

Journal Article 129180 OCT 05, 2016

Evans, David K.; Popova,Anna Disclosed

Big numbers about small children : estimating the economic benefits of addressing under nutrition (English)

Different approaches have been used to estimate the economic benefits of reducing undernutrition and to estimate the costs of investing in such programs on a global scale. ... See More +

Journal Article 129181 OCT 03, 2016

Alderman,Harold H.; Behrman,Jere R.; Puett, Chloe Disclosed

Decentralization of health and education in developing countries : a quality-adjusted review of the empirical literature (English)

The authors review empirical evidence on the ability of decentralization to enhance preference matching and technical efficiency in the provision of health and education in developing countries. ... See More +

Journal Article 129176 JUN 01, 2016

Channa,Anila Ahsan; Faguet,Jean-Paul Disclosed

Producer insurance and risk management options for smallholder farmers (English)

Many smallholder families are exceptionally prone to potentially catastrophic decreases in their incomes and access to food. Over the past decade, therefore, policy makers and economists have increasingly focused on potential mechanisms for expanding risk management strategies available to those families. ... See More +

Journal Article 129179 MAR 29, 2016

Smith,Vincent Hugh Disclosed

The decision to invest in child quality over quantity : household size and household investment in education in Vietnam (English)

During Vietnam’s two decades of rapid economic growth, its fertility rate has fallen sharply at the same time that its educational attainment has risen rapidly—macro trends that are consistent with the hypothesis of a quantity-quality tradeoff in child-rearing. ... See More +

Journal Article 112484 JAN 01, 2016

Dang,Hai-Anh H.; Rogers,F. Halsey Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 30 (1); (English)

This paper is organized in following helearning dynamics and support for economic reforms : why good news can be bad;a helping hand or the long arm of the law? ... See More +

Publication 118207 JAN 01, 2016

Wijnbergen,Sweder J. G. van; Willems,Tim; Henrique de Andrade,Gustavo; Bruhn,Miriam; Mckenzie,David J.; Hariri,Jacob Gerner; Justesen,Mogens K.; Hering,Laura; Paillacar,Rodrigo; Dang,Hai-Anh H.; Rogers,F. Halsey; Loyalka,Prashant Kumar; Huang,Xiaoting; Zhang,Linxiu; Wei,Jianguo; Yi,Hongmei; Song,Yingquan; Shi,Yaojiang; Chu,James; Bhattacharya,Rudrani; Patnaik,Ila Disclosed

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Uruguay - Public expenditure review : mitigating fiscal risks (English)
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APR 01, 2013 68770 Public Expenditure Review
Central African Republic - Public expenditure review (PER) : creating fiscal space to transition out of fragility through growth and poverty reduction (English)
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JUN 29, 2012 63517 Public Expenditure Review
Public good provision in Indian rural areas : the returns to collective action by microfinance groups (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 129171 Journal Article
The effect of metro expansions on air pollution in Delhi (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 129173 Journal Article
Remittances and vulnerability in developing countries (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 129172 Journal Article
The effects of volumetric pricing policy on farmers’ water management institutions and their water use : the case of water user organization in an irrigation system in Hubei, China (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2017 129174 Journal Article
Volunteerism after the tsunami : the effects of democratization (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2017 129175 Journal Article
Budget rules and resource booms and busts : a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium analysis (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2017 129200 Journal Article
Comparing cash and voucher transfers in a humanitarian context : evidence from the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2017 129201 Journal Article
Genuine fakes : the prevalence and implications of data fabrication in a large South African survey (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2017 129203 Journal Article
Grain price spikes and beggar-thy-neighbor policy responses : a global economywide analysis (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2017 129204 Journal Article
On the impact of regulating commissions : evidence from the Indian mutual funds market (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2017 129206 Journal Article
A new cross-national measure of corruption (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2017 129209 Journal Article
Asymmetric information about migrant earnings and remittance flows (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2017 129210 Journal Article
Improving learning outcomes in South Asia : findings from a decade of impact evaluations (English)
See More +
OCT 23, 2016 129183 Journal Article
Payment by results in development aid : all that glitters is not gold (English)
See More +
OCT 05, 2016 129178 Journal Article
What really works to improve learning in developing countries? An analysis of divergent findings in systematic reviews (English)
See More +
OCT 05, 2016 129180 Journal Article
Big numbers about small children : estimating the economic benefits of addressing under nutrition (English)
See More +
OCT 03, 2016 129181 Journal Article
Decentralization of health and education in developing countries : a quality-adjusted review of the empirical literature (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2016 129176 Journal Article
Producer insurance and risk management options for smallholder farmers (English)
See More +
MAR 29, 2016 129179 Journal Article
The decision to invest in child quality over quantity : household size and household investment in education in Vietnam (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2016 112484 Journal Article
The World Bank economic review 30 (1); (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2016 118207 Publication