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Together we will : experimental evidence on female voting behavior in Pakistan (English)

In many emerging democracies women are less likely to vote than men and, when they do vote, are likely to follow the wishes of male household and clan heads. ... See More +

Journal Article 126639 JAN 01, 2018

Gine,Xavier; Mansuri,Ghazala Disclosed

Customary norms, inheritance, and human capital : evidence from a reform of the matrilineal system in Ghana (English)

The authors study the role of traditional norms in land allocation and human capital investment. The authors exploit a policy experiment in Ghana that increased the land that children from matrilineal groups can inherit from their fathers. ... See More +

Journal Article 122570 OCT 01, 2017

La Ferrara,Eliana; Milazzo,Annamaria Disclosed

Does corruption increase or decrease employment in firms? (English)

The authors use representative data for firms for Latin American firms and show that corruption decreases employment in firms. This result is robust to changes in specification and also consistent with the use of an instrumental variables approach. ... See More +

Journal Article 100193 AUG 17, 2015

Beltran,Arlette Disclosed

Re-examining the relationship between domestic investment and foreign aid : does political stability matter? (English)

While past studies had conflicting conclusions regarding the impact of foreign aid on growth and development of a nation, recent studies have tried to delve deeper into the question, ‘what makes aid work?’ ... See More +

Journal Article 100251 FEB 23, 2015

Dutta, Nabamita; Mukherjee, Deepraj; Roy,Sanjukta Disclosed

Should aid reward performance? : evidence from a field experiment on health and education in Indonesia (English)

The authors report an experiment in 3,000 villages that tested whether incentives improve aid efficacy. Villages received block grants for maternal and child health and education that incorporated relative performance incentives. ... See More +

Journal Article 92933 OCT 01, 2014

Olken, Benjamin A.; Onishi, Junko; Wong, Susan Disclosed

Should aid reward performance? : evidence from a field experiment on health and education in Indonesia (English)

The authors report an experiment in 3,000 villages that tested whether incentives improve aid efficacy. Villages received block grants for maternal and child health and education that incorporated relative performance incentives. ... See More +

Journal Article 100190 OCT 01, 2014

Olken,Benjamin; Onishi,Junko; Wong,Susan Disclosed

Distortions in the international migrant labor market : evidence from Filipino migration and wage responses to destination country economic shocks (English)

The authors use an original panel dataset of migrant departures from the Philippines to identify the responsiveness of migrant numbers and wages to gross domestic product (GDP) shocks in destination countries. ... See More +

Journal Article 92929 APR 01, 2014

McKenzie, David; Theoharides, Caroline; Yang, Dean Disclosed

A new scenario framework for climate change research : scenario matrix architecture (English)

This paper describes the scenario matrix architecture that underlies a framework for developing new scenarios for climate change research. The matrix architecture facilitates addressing key questions related to current climate research and policy-making: identifying the effectiveness of different adaptation and mitigation strategies (in terms of their costs, risks, and other consequences) and the possible trade-offs and synergies. ... See More +

Journal Article 102419 JAN 01, 2014

van Vuuren, Detlef P.; Kriegler, Elmar; O’Neill, Brian C.; Ebi,Kristie Lee; Riahi, Keywan; Carter, Timothy R.; Edmonds, Jae; Hallegatte,Stephane; Kram, Tom; Mathur, Ritu; Winkler,Harald Ernst Disclosed

Wage rigidity and disinflation in emerging countries (English)

This paper examines the consequences of rapid disinflation for downward wage rigidities in two emerging countries, Brazil and Uruguay. Although wage rigidities are altered by disinflation, in neither of the two countries does price stability eliminate frictions in wage-setting mechanisms. ... See More +

Journal Article 92928 JAN 01, 2014

Messina, Julian; Sanz-de-Galdeano, Anna Disclosed

The effect of absenteeism and clinic protocol on health outcomes : the case of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Kenya (English)

The authors show that pregnant women whose first clinic visit coincides with the nurse’s attendance are 58 percentage points more likely to test for HIV and 46 percent more likely to deliver in a hospital. ... See More +

Journal Article 92925 APR 01, 2013

Goldstein, Markus; Zivin, Joshua Graff; Habyarimana, James; Pop-Eleches, Cristian; Thirumurthy, Harsha Disclosed

The demand for, and consequences of, formalization among informal firms in Sri Lanka (English)

A field experiment in Sri Lanka provides informal firms incentives to formalize. Information about the registration process and reimbursement of direct costs does not increase registration. ... See More +

Journal Article 92926 APR 01, 2013

Mel, Suresh de; McKenzie, David; Woodruff, Christopher Disclosed

School inputs, household substitution, and test scores (English)

Empirical studies of the relationship between school inputs and test scores typically do not account for household responses to changes in school inputs. ... See More +

Journal Article 92924 APR 01, 2013

Das, Jishnu; Dercon, Stefan; Habyarimana, James; Krishnan, Pramila; Muralidharan, Karthik; Sundararaman, Venkatesh Disclosed

Barriers to household risk management : evidence from India (English)

Why do many households remain exposed to large exogenous sources of nonsystematic income risk? We use a series of randomized field experiments in rural India to test the importance of price and non-price factors in the adoption of an innovative rainfall insurance product. ... See More +

Journal Article 92923 JAN 01, 2013

Cole, Shawn; Gine, Xavier; Tobacman, Jeremy; Topalova, Petia; Townsend, Robert; Vickery, James Disclosed

Productivity effects of land rental market operation in Ethiopia : evidence from a matched tenant-landlord sample (English)

As countries increasingly strive to transform their economies from agriculture-based into a diversified one, land rental will become of greater importance. ... See More +

Journal Article 79465 DEC 03, 2012

Alemu,Tekie; Ali,Daniel Ayalew; Deininger,Klaus W. Disclosed

Heterogeneity in the allocation of external public financing : evidence from Sub-Saharan African post-MDRI countries (English)

Using a homogenous subset of 18 Sub-Saharan African countries, all recipients of sizeable debt relief, this paper consistently accounts for debt relief across countries and analyzes heterogeneity in the allocation of external public financing through quantile regression methods. ... See More +

Journal Article 79414 OCT 22, 2012

Kinda,Tidiane; Le Manchec,Marie-Helene Disclosed

Microeconomic consequences and macroeconomic causes of foreign direct investment in Southern African economies (English)

The authors use a new data set on firms in thirteen countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and comparators from other regions to identify the benefits and determinants of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in this region. ... See More +

Journal Article 79466 SEP 04, 2012

Colin Xu, Lixin; Lederman,Daniel; Mengistae,Taye Alemu Disclosed

The poisson quasi-maximum likelihood estimator : a solution to the "adding up" problem in gravity models (English)

This paper shows that the poisson quasi-maximum likelihood estimator applied to the gravity model produces estimates in which, summing across all partners, actual, and estimated total trade flows are identical. ... See More +

Journal Article 79416 AUG 28, 2012

Arvis,Jean Francois; Shepherd,Benjamin A. Disclosed

Enforcement of labor regulation and informality (English)

Enforcement of labor regulations in the formal sector may drive workers to informality because they increase the costs of formal labor. But better compliance with mandated benefits makes it attractive to be a formal employee. ... See More +

Journal Article 92922 JUL 01, 2012

Almeida, Rita; Carneiro, Pedro Disclosed

Does fiscal decentralization result in a better business climate? (English)

Previous literature generally finds that greater fiscal decentralization is associated with faster economic growth, improved government performance, and stronger constraints on the Leviathan behavior of governments. ... See More +

Journal Article 79415 APR 30, 2012

Sobel, Russell S.; Dutta, Nabamita; Roy, Sanjukta Disclosed

Explaining local manufacturing growth in Chile : the advantages of sectoral diversity (English)

This paper investigates whether the agglomeration of economic activity in regional clusters affects long-run manufacturing total factor productivity (TFP) growth in an emerging market context. ... See More +

Journal Article 79464 APR 05, 2012

Almeida, Rita; Fernandes, Ana M. Disclosed

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Together we will : experimental evidence on female voting behavior in Pakistan (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 126639 Journal Article
Customary norms, inheritance, and human capital : evidence from a reform of the matrilineal system in Ghana (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 122570 Journal Article
Does corruption increase or decrease employment in firms? (English)
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AUG 17, 2015 100193 Journal Article
Re-examining the relationship between domestic investment and foreign aid : does political stability matter? (English)
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FEB 23, 2015 100251 Journal Article
Should aid reward performance? : evidence from a field experiment on health and education in Indonesia (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 92933 Journal Article
Should aid reward performance? : evidence from a field experiment on health and education in Indonesia (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 100190 Journal Article
Distortions in the international migrant labor market : evidence from Filipino migration and wage responses to destination country economic shocks (English)
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APR 01, 2014 92929 Journal Article
A new scenario framework for climate change research : scenario matrix architecture (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 102419 Journal Article
Wage rigidity and disinflation in emerging countries (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 92928 Journal Article
The effect of absenteeism and clinic protocol on health outcomes : the case of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Kenya (English)
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APR 01, 2013 92925 Journal Article
The demand for, and consequences of, formalization among informal firms in Sri Lanka (English)
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APR 01, 2013 92926 Journal Article
School inputs, household substitution, and test scores (English)
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APR 01, 2013 92924 Journal Article
Barriers to household risk management : evidence from India (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 92923 Journal Article
Productivity effects of land rental market operation in Ethiopia : evidence from a matched tenant-landlord sample (English)
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DEC 03, 2012 79465 Journal Article
Heterogeneity in the allocation of external public financing : evidence from Sub-Saharan African post-MDRI countries (English)
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OCT 22, 2012 79414 Journal Article
Microeconomic consequences and macroeconomic causes of foreign direct investment in Southern African economies (English)
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SEP 04, 2012 79466 Journal Article
The poisson quasi-maximum likelihood estimator : a solution to the "adding up" problem in gravity models (English)
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AUG 28, 2012 79416 Journal Article
Enforcement of labor regulation and informality (English)
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JUL 01, 2012 92922 Journal Article
Does fiscal decentralization result in a better business climate? (English)
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APR 30, 2012 79415 Journal Article
Explaining local manufacturing growth in Chile : the advantages of sectoral diversity (English)
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APR 05, 2012 79464 Journal Article