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Institutional investors and long-term investment : evidence from Chile (English)

Developing countries are trying to develop long-term financial markets and institutional investors are expected to play a key role. This paper uses unique evidence on the universe of institutional investors from the leading case of Chile to study to what extent mutual funds, pension funds, and insurance companies hold and bid for long-term instruments and which factors affect their choices. ... See More +

Journal Article 112432 APR 07, 2015

Opazo, Luis; Raddatz Kiefer,Claudio Enrique; Schmukler,Sergio L. Disclosed

What explains the stagnation of female labor force participation in Urban India? (English)

Female labor force participation rates in urban India between 1987 and 2011 are surprisingly low and have stagnated since the late 1980s. Despite rising growth, fertility decline, and rising wage and education levels, married women’s labor force participation hovered around 18 percent. ... See More +

Journal Article 112477 MAR 18, 2015

Klasen,Stephan; Pieters,Janneke Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 29 (supplement) (English)

The World Bank Economic Review is a professional journal used for the dissemination of research in development economics broadly relevant to the development profession and to the World Bank in pursuing its development mandate. ... See More +

Publication 113054 JAN 01, 2015

Ahuja,Amrita; Baird,Sarah Jane; Hamory Hicks,Joan; Kremer,Michael Robert; Miguel,Edward A.; Powers,Shawn Michael; Dixit,Avinash K.; Maskin,Eric; Reinhart,Carmen M.; R. Reinhart,Vincent; Ghatak,Maitreesh Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 29 (3) (English)

The World Bank Economic Review is a professional journal used for the dissemination of research in development economics broadly relevant to the development profession and to the World Bank in pursuing its development mandate. ... See More +

Publication 113053 JAN 01, 2015

Love,Innessa; Martínez Pería, María Soledad; Klasen,Stephan; Pieters,Janneke; Opazo,Luis; Raddatz,Claudio; Schmukler,Sergio L.; Karayalcin,Cem; Yilmazkuday,Hakan; Héricourt,Jéroˆme; Poncet,Sandra; Starosta de Waldemar,Felipe; Patlolla,Sandhyarani; E. Goodhue,Rachael; Sexton,Richard J. Disclosed

Mobile phone coverage and producer markets : evidence from West Africa (English)

Mobile phone coverage has expanded considerably throughout the developing world, particularly within sub-Saharan Africa. Existing evidence suggests that increased access to information technology has improved agricultural market efficiency for consumer markets and certain commodities, but there is less evidence of its impact on producer markets. ... See More +

Journal Article 112426 OCT 14, 2014

Aker,Jenny C.; Fafchamps,Marcel Disclosed

Managing quantity, quality, and timing in Indian cane sugar production : ex post marketing permitsor ex ante production contracts? (English)

Private sugar processors in Andhra Pradesh, India use an unusual form of vertical coordination. They issue ‘permits’ to selected cane growers a few weeks before harvest. ... See More +

Journal Article 112474 SEP 23, 2014

Patlolla, Sandhyarani; Goodhue, Rachael E.; Sexton,Richard J. Disclosed

How bank competition affects firms access to finance (English)

Using multi-year, firm-level surveys for 53 countries, this paper explores the impact of bank competition on firms’ access to finance. The authors find that low competition, as measured by high values on the Lerner index or Boone indicator, diminishes firms’ access to finance. ... See More +

Journal Article 112431 AUG 11, 2014

Love,Inessa; Martinez Peria,Maria Soledad Disclosed

Trade and cities (English)

Many developing countries display remarkably high degrees of urban concentration that are incommensurate with their levels of urbanization. The cost of excessively high levels of urban concentration can be very high in terms of overpopulation, congestion, and productivity growth. ... See More +

Journal Article 112476 JUL 01, 2014

Karayalcin,Ali Cem; Yilmazkuday,Hakan Disclosed

Gender and public goods provision in Tamil Nadu’s village governments (English)

Using data from 144 village-level governments in India’s Tamil Nadu state, the authors investigate political reservations for women and whether the gender of village government leaders influences the provision of village public goods. ... See More +

Journal Article 112425 MAR 27, 2014

Gajwani,Kiran; Zhang,Xiaobo Disclosed

Global supply chains and trade policy responses to the 2008 crisis (English)

The collapse in trade and the contraction of output that occurred during 2008–9 was comparable to, and in many countries more severe than, the Great Depression of the 1930s. ... See More +

Journal Article 112419 JAN 23, 2014

Gawande,Kishore; Hoekman,Bernard M.; Cui,Yue Disclosed

North-South standards harmonization and international trade (English)

Recent years have seen a surge in economic integration agreements (EIAs) and the development of non-tariff measures (NTMs). As a consequence, a growing number of EIAs include provisions on NTMs. ... See More +

Journal Article 112427 JAN 20, 2014

Disdier,Anne Celia; Fontagne,Lionel; Cadot,Olivier Disclosed

Fiscal responses after catastrophes and the enabling role of financial development (English)

Natural disasters may constitute a major shock to public finances and debt sustainability because of their impact on output and the need for government response with reconstruction and relief expenses. ... See More +

Journal Article 112418 JAN 20, 2014

Melecky,Martin; Raddatz,Raddatz Disclosed

Can free provision reduce demand for public services? : evidence from Kenyan education (English)

In 2003 Kenya abolished user fees in all government primary schools. It shows that this policy contributed to a shift in demand away from free schools, where net enrollment stagnated after 2003, toward fee-charging private schools, where both enrollment and fee levels grew rapidly after 2003. ... See More +

Journal Article 112423 JAN 12, 2014

Bold,Tessa; Kimenyi,Valence; Mwabu,Germano M; Sandefur,Justin Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 28 (1) (English)

This paper is organized in following headings: how can safety nets contribute to economic growth?; political reforms and public policy: evidence from agricultural and food policies; food security and storage in the Middle East and North Africa; preferential market access design: evidence and lessons from african apparel exports to the united states and the European Union;network proximity and business practices in african manufacturing; the impact of financial literacy training for migrants; policy barriers to international trade in services: evidence from a new database. ... See More +

Publication 113048 JAN 01, 2014

Alderman,Harold H.; Yemtsov,Ruslan G.; Olper,Alessandro; Fałkowski,Jan; Swinnen,Johan F. M.; Larson,Donald F.; Lampietti,Julian A.; Gouel,Christophe; Cafiero,Carlo; Roberts,John; De Melo,Jaime A. P.; Portugal-Perez,Alberto; Fafchamps,Marcel; Soderbom,Mans Martin; Gibson,Jhon; Mckenzie,David J.; Zia,Bilal Husnain; Borchert,Ingo; Gootiiz,Batshur; Mattoo,Aaditya Disclosed

The world bank economic review 28 (3) (English)

This paper is organized in following headings: can we trust shoestring evaluations?; evaluation of development programs: randomized controlled trials or regressions? ... See More +

Publication 113050 JAN 01, 2014

Ravallion,Martin; Elbers,Chris T.M.; Gunning,Jan Willem; Camacho,Adriana; Conover,Emily; Hoyos,Alejandro; Fitzsimons,Emla Olivia Anne; Mesnard,Alice; Desai,Raj M.; Joshi,Shareen; Gajate-Garrido,Gissele; Blanc,Elodie; Strobl,Eric Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 28 (2) (English)

This paper is organized in following headings: economic development as opportunity equalization; the measurement of educational inequality: achievement and opportunity; economic growth and equality of opportunity; children’s health opportunities and project evaluation: Mexico’s oportunidades program; symposium on conflict and gender : armed conflict, gender, and schooling; short- and long-term impact of violence on education: the case of Timor Leste; education and civil conflict in Nepal; schooling, violent conflict, and gender in Burundi. ... See More +

Publication 113049 JAN 01, 2014

Roemer,John E.; Ferreira,Francisco H. G.; Gignoux,Jérémie; Peragine,Vito; Palmisano,Flaviana; Brunori,Paolo; Van de gaer,Dirk; Vandenbossche,Joost; Figueroa,José Luis; Buvinic,Mayra Lourdes; Das Gupta,Monica; Shemyakina,Olga N.; Justino,Patricia; Leone,Marinella; Salardi,Paola; Valente,Christine; Verwimp,Philip; Van Bavel,Jan Disclosed

How can safety nets contribute to economic growth? (English)

This paper provides an up-to date and selective review of the literature on how social safety nets contribute to growth. The evidence is carefully chosen to show how safety nets have the potential to overcome constraints on growth linked to market failures, and is organized into four distinct pathways: i) encouraging asset accumulation by changing incentives and by addressing imperfections in financial markets caused by constraints in obtaining credit, and from information asymmetries; overcoming such failures helps households to invest into their human capital or productive assets; ii) failures in insurance markets especially in low income setting; safety nets are assisting in managing risk both ex post and ex ante; iii) safety nets are overcoming failure to create assets and other local economy complementary factors to household-level investments; iv) safety nets are shown to relax political constraints on policy. ... See More +

Journal Article 112395 JAN 01, 2014

Alderman,Harold H.; Yemtsov,Ruslan G. Disclosed

Product relatedness and firm exports in China (English)

The authors propose the first evaluation using micro-level data of the gains from the consistency of activities with a local comparative advantage. ... See More +

Journal Article 112475 DEC 03, 2013

Poncet,Sandra; Waldemar, Felipe Starosta de Disclosed

Excluding the rural population : the impact of public expenditure on child malnutrition in Peru (English)

Why is the urban-rural gap in child malnutrition increasing in Peru despite government efforts to improve the provision of public services? To answer this question, the impact of regional public expenditure in Peru on young children’s nutritional outcomes is examined. ... See More +

Journal Article 112414 OCT 24, 2013

Gajate-Garrido, Gissele Disclosed

Exchange rate volatility, financial constraints, and trade : empirical evidence from Chinese firms (English)

In this paper, authors study how firm-level export performance is affected by Real Exchange Rate (RER) volatility and investigate whether this effect depends on existing financial constraints. ... See More +

Journal Article 112430 OCT 24, 2013

Hericourt, Jerome; Poncet,Sandra Disclosed

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Institutional investors and long-term investment : evidence from Chile (English)
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APR 07, 2015 112432 Journal Article
What explains the stagnation of female labor force participation in Urban India? (English)
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MAR 18, 2015 112477 Journal Article
The World Bank economic review 29 (supplement) (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 113054 Publication
The World Bank economic review 29 (3) (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 113053 Publication
Mobile phone coverage and producer markets : evidence from West Africa (English)
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OCT 14, 2014 112426 Journal Article
Managing quantity, quality, and timing in Indian cane sugar production : ex post marketing permitsor ex ante production contracts? (English)
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SEP 23, 2014 112474 Journal Article
How bank competition affects firms access to finance (English)
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AUG 11, 2014 112431 Journal Article
Trade and cities (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 112476 Journal Article
Gender and public goods provision in Tamil Nadu’s village governments (English)
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MAR 27, 2014 112425 Journal Article
Global supply chains and trade policy responses to the 2008 crisis (English)
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JAN 23, 2014 112419 Journal Article
North-South standards harmonization and international trade (English)
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JAN 20, 2014 112427 Journal Article
Fiscal responses after catastrophes and the enabling role of financial development (English)
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JAN 20, 2014 112418 Journal Article
Can free provision reduce demand for public services? : evidence from Kenyan education (English)
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JAN 12, 2014 112423 Journal Article
The World Bank economic review 28 (1) (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 113048 Publication
The world bank economic review 28 (3) (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 113050 Publication
The World Bank economic review 28 (2) (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 113049 Publication
How can safety nets contribute to economic growth? (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 112395 Journal Article
Product relatedness and firm exports in China (English)
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DEC 03, 2013 112475 Journal Article
Excluding the rural population : the impact of public expenditure on child malnutrition in Peru (English)
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OCT 24, 2013 112414 Journal Article
Exchange rate volatility, financial constraints, and trade : empirical evidence from Chinese firms (English)
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OCT 24, 2013 112430 Journal Article