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Firing costs and flexibility : evidence from firms' employment responses to shocks in India (English)

A key prediction of dynamic labor demand models is that firing restrictions attenuate firms’ employment responses to economic fluctuations. The authors provide the first direct test of this prediction using data from India. ... See More +

Journal Article 127014 JAN 01, 2018

Adhvaryu,Achyuta R.; Chari, A. V.; Sharma,Siddharth Disclosed

The development impact of a best practice seasonal worker policy (English)

Seasonal migration programs are widely used around the world, yet there is little evidence as to their development impacts. A multiyear prospective evaluation of New Zealand’s Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) seasonal worker program allows us to measure the impact of participating in this program on households in Tonga and Vanuatu. ... See More +

Journal Article 94647 MAY 01, 2014

Gibson, John; Mckenzie,David J. Disclosed

The risks of innovation : are innovating firms less likely to die? (English)

While innovation matters for competitiveness it may expose firms to survival risks. Using plant product data for Chile and discrete-time hazard models we show that innovating plants have a lower hazard of exit. ... See More +

Journal Article 94648 JAN 19, 2014

Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Paunov,Caroline Disclosed

Do crises catalyze creative destruction? : firm-level evidence from Indonesia (English)

Using Indonesian manufacturing census data (1991-2001), this paper rejects the hypothesis that the East Asian crisis unequivocally improved the reallocative process. ... See More +

Journal Article 84964 DEC 01, 2013

Hallward-Driemeier,Mary C.; Rijkers,Bob Disclosed

The economics of consanguineous marriages (English)

This paper provides an economic rationale for the practice of consanguineous marriages observed in parts of the developing world. In a model of incomplete marriage markets, dowries are viewed as ex ante transfers made from the bride's family to the groom's family when the promise of ex post gifts and bequests is not credible. ... See More +

Journal Article 86265 JUL 01, 2013

Do,Quy-Toan; Iyer, Sriya; Joshi,Shareen Disclosed

Is protectionism on the rise? : assessing national trade policies during the crisis of 2008 (English)

This paper quantifies trade policy changes and the associated trade impacts for about 100 countries between 2008 and 2009. Results show that there has been no widespread increase in protectionism. ... See More +

Journal Article 86266 MAR 01, 2013

Kee, Hiau Looi; Neagu, Cristina; Nicita, Alessandro Disclosed

Unexploited gains from international diversification : patterns of portfolio holdings around the world (English)

Using unique data on mutual fund portfolios with different investment scopes, the author study the extent of international diversification. Mutual funds invest in a surprisingly limited number of stocks, about 100. ... See More +

Journal Article 82881 JAN 01, 2013

Didier, Tatiana; Rigobon, Roberto; Schmukler, Sergio L. Disclosed

Gender bias in Intrahousehold allocation : evidence from an unintentional experiment (English)

We use data from a Brazilian social program to investigate the existence of gender bias in intrahousehold allocations of resources. The program makes cash transfers to mothers and pregnant women in poor households. ... See More +

Journal Article 94662 MAY 01, 2012

Braido, Luis H.; Olinto, Pedro; Perrone, Helena Disclosed

Weakly relative poverty (English)

Prevailing measures of relative poverty are unchanged when all incomes grow or contract by the same proportion. This property stems from seemingly implausible assumptions about the disutility of relative deprivation and the cost of social inclusion. ... See More +

Journal Article 94669 NOV 01, 2011

Ravallion, Martin; Chen, Shaohua Disclosed

Multilateral debt relief through the eyes of financial markets (English)

This paper conducts an event study of the impact of multilateral debt relief initiatives announcements on the stock prices of South African companies with subsidiaries in countries benefited by these initiatives. ... See More +

Journal Article 94668 NOV 01, 2011

Raddatz, Claudio Disclosed

Global inequality of opportunity : how much of our income is determined by where we live? (English)

Suppose that all people in the world are allocated only two characteristics over which they have (almost) no control: country of residence and income distribution within that country. ... See More +

Journal Article 94672 OCT 01, 2011

Milanovic, Branko Disclosed

Aggregate income shocks and infant mortality in the developing world (English)

Health and income are strongly correlated both within and across countries, yet the extent to which improvements in income have a causal effect on health status remains controversial. ... See More +

Journal Article 94667 AUG 01, 2011

Baird, Sarah; Friedman, Jed; Schady, Norbert Disclosed

Migration and economic mobility in Tanzania : evidence from a tracking survey (English)

This study explores to what extent migration has contributed to improved living standards of individuals in Tanzania. Using a thirteen year panel survey, we find that migration between 1991 and 2004 added 36 percentage points to consumption growth. ... See More +

Journal Article 94670 AUG 01, 2011

Beegle, Kathleen; Weerdt, Joachim De; Dercon, Stefan Disclosed

Export diversification : what’s behind the hump? (English)

The paper explores the evolution of export diversification patterns along the economic development path. Using a large database with 156 countries over 19 years at the HS6 level of disaggregation (4,991 product lines), the authors look for action at the intensive and extensive margins. ... See More +

Journal Article 94665 MAY 01, 2011

Cadot, Olivier; Carrere, Celine; Strauss-Kahn, Vanessa Disclosed

License to sell : the effect of business administration reform on entrepreneurial activity in Mexico (English)

This paper estimates the economic effects of a recent reform that simplified business entry regulation in Mexico. The reform was introduced in different municipalities at different points in time. ... See More +

Journal Article 94666 FEB 01, 2011

Bruhn, Miriam Disclosed

Good, bad, and ugly colonial activities : do they matter for economic development? (English)

Levels of development vary widely within countries in the Americas. We argue that part of this variation has its roots in the colonial era, when colonizers engaged in different economic activities in different regions of a country.We present evidence consistent with the view that bad activities (those that depended heavily on labor exploitation) led to lower economic development today than good activities (those that did not rely on labor exploitation). ... See More +

Journal Article 94663 SEP 29, 2010

Bruhn,Miriam; Gallego,Francisco Antonio Disclosed

The impacts of international migration on remaining household members : omnibus results from a migration lottery (English)

We use a migration lottery program to overcome the double selectivity problems posed by migration. We compare a wide range of outcomes for the remaining household members of Tongan emigrants with those of members of similar households who were unsuccessful in the lottery, with the policy rules determining which household members can move. ... See More +

Working Paper 94664 MAR 30, 2010

Gibson, John; McKenzie, David; Stillman, Steven 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 31, 1986

Nishimizu, Mieko; Page, John M. Jr.

Comparative advantage in manufactured goods : a re-appraisal (English)

Japanese input coefficients are used to investigate the pattern of comparative advantage in the exportation of manufactured products in a cross-country framework. ... See More +

Journal Article REP390 MAY 31, 1986

Balassa, Bela

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

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Firing costs and flexibility : evidence from firms' employment responses to shocks in India (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 127014 Journal Article
The development impact of a best practice seasonal worker policy (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 94647 Journal Article
The risks of innovation : are innovating firms less likely to die? (English)
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JAN 19, 2014 94648 Journal Article
Do crises catalyze creative destruction? : firm-level evidence from Indonesia (English)
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DEC 01, 2013 84964 Journal Article
The economics of consanguineous marriages (English)
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JUL 01, 2013 86265 Journal Article
Is protectionism on the rise? : assessing national trade policies during the crisis of 2008 (English)
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MAR 01, 2013 86266 Journal Article
Unexploited gains from international diversification : patterns of portfolio holdings around the world (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 82881 Journal Article
Gender bias in Intrahousehold allocation : evidence from an unintentional experiment (English)
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MAY 01, 2012 94662 Journal Article
Weakly relative poverty (English)
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NOV 01, 2011 94669 Journal Article
Multilateral debt relief through the eyes of financial markets (English)
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NOV 01, 2011 94668 Journal Article
Global inequality of opportunity : how much of our income is determined by where we live? (English)
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OCT 01, 2011 94672 Journal Article
Aggregate income shocks and infant mortality in the developing world (English)
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AUG 01, 2011 94667 Journal Article
Migration and economic mobility in Tanzania : evidence from a tracking survey (English)
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AUG 01, 2011 94670 Journal Article
Export diversification : what’s behind the hump? (English)
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MAY 01, 2011 94665 Journal Article
License to sell : the effect of business administration reform on entrepreneurial activity in Mexico (English)
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FEB 01, 2011 94666 Journal Article
Good, bad, and ugly colonial activities : do they matter for economic development? (English)
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SEP 29, 2010 94663 Journal Article
The impacts of international migration on remaining household members : omnibus results from a migration lottery (English)
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MAR 30, 2010 94664 Working Paper
Productivity change and dynamic comparative advantage (English)
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MAY 31, 1986 REP395 Journal Article
Comparative advantage in manufactured goods : a re-appraisal (English)
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MAY 31, 1986 REP390 Journal Article
Productivity change and dynamic comparative advantage (English)
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MAY 01, 1986 REP395 Journal Article