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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

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 impact of vocational schooling on human capital development in developing countries : evidence from China (English)

A number of developing countries are currently promoting vocational education and training (VET) as a way to build human capital and strengthen economic growth. ... See More +

Journal Article 112482 AUG 27, 2015

Loyalka,Prashant Kumar; Huang,Xiaoting; Zhang,Linxiu; Wei,Jianguo; Yi,Hongmei; Song,Yingquan; Shi,Yaojiang; Chu,James Disclosed

Risky business : political instability and sectoral greenfield foreign direct investment in the Arab world (English)

Political instability is often alleged to undermine incentives to invest, yet empirical studies have resulted in widely varying estimates of the relationship between political instability and FDI inflows. ... See More +

Journal Article 116688 JUN 10, 2015

Burger,Martijn; Ianchovichina,Elena; Rijkers,Bob Disclosed

Financial inclusion, productivity shocks, and consumption volatility in emerging economies (English)

How does access to finance impact consumption volatility? Theory and evidence from advanced economies suggests that greater household access to finance smooths consumption. ... See More +

Journal Article 112480 JUN 01, 2015

Bhattacharya,Rudrani; Patnaik,Ila Disclosed

Does access to foreign markets shape internal migration? : evidence from Brazil (English)

This paper investigates how internal migration is affected by Brazil’s increased integration into the world economy. The authors analyze the impact of regional differences in access to foreign demand on sector-specific bilateral migration rates between the Brazilian states for the years 1995 to 2003. ... See More +

Journal Article 112479 APR 29, 2015

Hering, Laura; Paillacar,Rodrigo Disclosed

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

Economic shocks and subjective well-being : evidence from a quasi-experiment (English)

This article examines how economic shocks affect individual well-being in developing countries. Using the case of a sudden and unanticipated currency devaluation in Botswana as a quasi-experiment, the authors examine how this monetary shock affects individuals’ evaluations of well-being. ... See More +

Journal Article 112483 MAR 19, 2015

Gerner Hariri,Jacob; Bjørnskov,Christian; K. Justesen,Mogens 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

A helping hand or the long arm of the law? : experimental evidence on what governments can do to formalize firms (English)

The authors conducted a field experiment in Belo Horizonte, Brazil to test which government actions work to encourage informal firms to register. ... See More +

Journal Article 112478 OCT 23, 2014

de Andrade, Gustavo Henrique; Bruhn,Miriam; Mckenzie,David 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

Learning dynamics and support for economic reforms : why good news can be bad (English)

Support for economic reforms has often shown puzzling dynamics: many reforms that began successfully lost public support. The authors show that learning dynamics can rationalize this paradox because the process of revealing reform outcomes is an example of sampling without replacement. ... See More +

Journal Article 112481 AUG 25, 2014

vanWijnbergen,Sweder J. G.; Willems,Tim 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

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The World Bank economic review 30 (1); (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 118207 Publication
The decision to invest in child quality over quantity : household size and household investment in education in Vietnam (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 112484 Journal Article
The impact of vocational schooling on human capital development in developing countries : evidence from China (English)
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AUG 27, 2015 112482 Journal Article
Risky business : political instability and sectoral greenfield foreign direct investment in the Arab world (English)
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JUN 10, 2015 116688 Journal Article
Financial inclusion, productivity shocks, and consumption volatility in emerging economies (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 112480 Journal Article
Does access to foreign markets shape internal migration? : evidence from Brazil (English)
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APR 29, 2015 112479 Journal Article
Institutional investors and long-term investment : evidence from Chile (English)
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APR 07, 2015 112432 Journal Article
Economic shocks and subjective well-being : evidence from a quasi-experiment (English)
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MAR 19, 2015 112483 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
A helping hand or the long arm of the law? : experimental evidence on what governments can do to formalize firms (English)
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OCT 23, 2014 112478 Journal Article
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
Learning dynamics and support for economic reforms : why good news can be bad (English)
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AUG 25, 2014 112481 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