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The World Bank economic review 26 (3) (English)

This issue of the World Bank economic review includes the following topics of interest: is there a metropolitan bias? the relationship between poverty and city size in a selection of developing countries; impact of SMS-based agricultural information on Indian farmers; crises, food prices, and the income elasticity of micronutrients - estimates from Indonesia; economic geography and economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa; the decision to import capital goods in India: firms' financial factors matter; coffee market liberalization and the implications for producers in Brazil, Guatemala and India; implications of COMTRADE compilation practices for trade barrier analyses and negotiations. ... See More +

Publication 80522 NOV 01, 2012

Lanjouw, Peter; Fafchamps, Marcel; Minten, Bart; Skoufias, Emmanuel; Tiwari, Sailesh; Zaman, Hassan; Bosker, Maarten; Garretsen, Harry; Bas, Maria; Berthou, Antoine; Russell, Bill; Mohan, Sushil; Banerjee, Anindya; Yeats, Alexander J.; Ferre, Celine; Ferreira, Francisco H.G.

The World Bank economic review 26 (1) (English)

This issue includes the following: empirical evidence on satisfaction with privatization in Latin America; skills, exports, and the wages of seven million Latin American workers; how to deal with covert child labor and give children an effective education, in a poor developing country; resource windfalls and emerging market sovereign bond spreads: the role of political institutions; when should we worry about inflation? ... See More +

Publication 80519 FEB 01, 2012

Janvry, Alain de; Sadoulet, Elisabeth

When should we worry about inflation? (English)

At what level should inflation be a concern? From a growth perspective, high and rising levels of inflation as in 2006-2008 raise concerns that inflation, if uncontained, can undermine growth. ... See More +

Journal Article 81286 NOV 04, 2011

Espinoza, Raphael; Leon, Hyginus; Prasad, Ananthakrishnan

Is economic volatility detrimental to global sustainability? (English)

In a dynamic panel data model allowing for error cross-section dependence, output volatility is found to impede sustainable development. Through a financial development channel (liquidity liability ratio), output volatility exerts a significant effect on depletion of natural resources, a key component of sustainability. ... See More +

Journal Article 81287 OCT 27, 2011

Huang, Yongfu

The World Bank economic review 25 (3) (English)

This paper is organized in following headings: what constrains Africa's exports?; does the internet reduce corruption? evidence from United States and across countries; do labor statistics depend on how and to whom the questions are asked? ... See More +

Publication 80518 OCT 01, 2011

Freund, Caroline; Rocha, Nadia; Andersen, Thomas Barnebeck; Bentzen, Jeanet; Dalgaard, Carl-Johan; Selaya, Pablo; Bardasi, Elena; Beegle, Kathleen; Dillon, Andrew; Serneels, Pieter; Klapper, Leora F.; Love, Inessa; de Mel, Suresh; McKenzie, David; Woodruff, Christopher; Chavis, Larry W.; Gine, Xavier; Mansuri, Ghazala; Picon, Mario; Lederman, Daniel; Rodriguez-Clare, Andres; Xu, Daniel Yi

Entrepreneurship and development : the role of information asymmetries (English)

This article reviews the literature on the relationship between entrepreneurship and economic development and introduces four symposium articles. ... See More +

Journal Article 81276 OCT 01, 2011

Klapper, Leora F.; Love, Inessa

The impact of the business environment on young firm financing (English)

A unique dataset of over 70,000 firms, most of which are small, in over 100 countries, is utilized to systematically study the use of different financing sources for new and young firms. ... See More +

Journal Article 81279 OCT 01, 2011

Chavis, Larry W.; Klapper, Leora F.; Love, Inessa

Entrepreneurship and the extensive margin in export growth : a microeconomic accounting of Costa Rica's export growth during 1997-2007 (English)

Successful exporting countries are often seen as successful economies. This paper studies the role of new exporting entrepreneurs - defined as firms that became exporters - in determining export growth in a fast growing and export oriented middle income country, Costa Rica during 1997-2007. ... See More +

Journal Article 81281 JUL 28, 2011

Lederman, Daniel; Rodriguez-Clare, Andres; Xu, Daniel Yi

How to deal with covert child labor and give children an effective education, in a poor developing country (English)

Because credit and insurance markets are imperfect and intra-family transfers and how children use their time outside school hours are private information, the second-best policy makes school enrollment compulsory, forces overt child labor below its efficient level (if positive), and uses a combination of need-and merit-based grants, financed by earmarked taxes, to relax credit constraints, redistribute, and insure. ... See More +

Journal Article 81284 JUL 26, 2011

Cigno, Alessandro

Empirical evidence on satisfaction with privatization in Latin America (English)

Since the 1980s, privatization of formerly state-owned firms has been extensively implemented by governments across Latin America. Despite the fact that most evaluations of the process fail to find significant adverse efficiency and welfare effects, there has been a strong surge in public discontent with such policy in the region. ... See More +

Journal Article 81282 JUL 14, 2011

Bonnet, Celine; Dubois, Pierre; Martimort, David; Straub, Stephane

The discriminatory nature of specific tariffs (English)

This paper quantifies the distortions from specific tariffs levied by the European Union (EU). The most favored nation (MFN) specific tariffs levied by the EU translate into higher tariff barriers for poor countries exporting low price goods. ... See More +

Journal Article 81288 JUL 12, 2011

Chowdhury, Sohini

Does a picture paint a thousand words? : evidence from a microcredit marketing experiment (English)

Female entrepreneurship is low in many developing economies partly due to constraints on women's time and mobility, often reinforced by social norms. ... See More +

Journal Article 81280 JUL 10, 2011

Gine, Xavier; Mansuri, Ghazala; Picon, Mario

Skills, exports, and the wages of seven million Latin American workers (English)

The returns to schooling and the skill premium are key parameters in various fields and policy debates, including the literatures on globalization and inequality, international migration, and technological change. ... See More +

Journal Article 81283 JUL 06, 2011

Brambilla, Irene; Dix-Carneiro, Rafael; Lederman, Daniel; Porto, Guido

Do labor statistics depend on how and to whom the questions are asked? : results from a survey experiment in Tanzania (English)

Labor market statistics are critical for assessing and understanding economic development. However, widespread variation exists in how labor statistics are collected in household surveys. ... See More +

Journal Article 81275 JUN 14, 2011

Bardasi, Elena; Beegle, Kathleen; Dillon, Andrew; Serneels, Pieter

The World Bank economic review 25 (2) (English)

This paper is organized in following headings: has India's economic growth become more pro-poor in the wake of economic reforms?; are the poverty effects of trade policies invisible? ... See More +

Publication 80517 JUN 01, 2011

Datt, Gaurav; Ravallion, Martin; Verma, Monika; Kraay, Aart; Nyiri, Zsolt; Croser, Johanna L.; Anderson, Kym; Yilmazkuday, Hakan; Newhouse, David; Suryadarma, Daniel; Mont, Daniel; Cuong, Nguyen Viet

Corruption and confidence in public institutions : evidence from a global survey (English)

Well-functioning institutions matter for economic development. In order to operate effectively, public institutions must also inspire confidence in those they serve. ... See More +

Journal Article 81266 JUN 01, 2011

Clausen, Bianca; Kraay, Aart; Nyiri, Zsolt

Disability and poverty in Vietnam (English)

Disability is significantly correlated with poverty in Vietnam, according to data from the 2006 Vietnam household living standards survey, especially when the extra costs of living with a disability are taken into account. ... See More +

Journal Article 81270 JUN 01, 2011

Mont, Daniel; Cuong, Nguyen Viet

What constrains Africa's exports? (English)

Africa's share of global exports has dropped by 50 percent over the last three decades. To stem this decline, aid for trade to the region has increased rapidly in recent years. ... See More +

Journal Article 81273 MAY 30, 2011

Freund, Caroline; Rocha, Nadia

Does the internet reduce corruption? : evidence from U.S. states and across countries (English)

The authors test the hypothesis that the internet is a useful technology for controlling corruption. In order to do so, the authors develop a novel identification strategy for internet diffusion. ... See More +

Journal Article 81274 MAY 27, 2011

Andersen, Thomas Barnebeck; Bentzen, Jeanet; Dalgaard, Carl-Johan; Selaya, Pablo

Agricultural distortions in Sub-Saharan Africa : trade and welfare indicators, 1961 to 2004 (English)

For decades, agricultural price and trade policies in Sub-Saharan Africa hampered farmers' contributions to economic growth and poverty reduction. ... See More +

Journal Article 81267 MAY 23, 2011

Croser, Johanna L.; Anderson, Kym

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The World Bank economic review 26 (3) (English)
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NOV 01, 2012 80522 Publication
The World Bank economic review 26 (1) (English)
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FEB 01, 2012 80519 Publication
When should we worry about inflation? (English)
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NOV 04, 2011 81286 Journal Article
Is economic volatility detrimental to global sustainability? (English)
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OCT 27, 2011 81287 Journal Article
The World Bank economic review 25 (3) (English)
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OCT 01, 2011 80518 Publication
Entrepreneurship and development : the role of information asymmetries (English)
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OCT 01, 2011 81276 Journal Article
The impact of the business environment on young firm financing (English)
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OCT 01, 2011 81279 Journal Article
Entrepreneurship and the extensive margin in export growth : a microeconomic accounting of Costa Rica's export growth during 1997-2007 (English)
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JUL 28, 2011 81281 Journal Article
How to deal with covert child labor and give children an effective education, in a poor developing country (English)
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JUL 26, 2011 81284 Journal Article
Empirical evidence on satisfaction with privatization in Latin America (English)
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JUL 14, 2011 81282 Journal Article
The discriminatory nature of specific tariffs (English)
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JUL 12, 2011 81288 Journal Article
Does a picture paint a thousand words? : evidence from a microcredit marketing experiment (English)
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JUL 10, 2011 81280 Journal Article
Skills, exports, and the wages of seven million Latin American workers (English)
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JUL 06, 2011 81283 Journal Article
Do labor statistics depend on how and to whom the questions are asked? : results from a survey experiment in Tanzania (English)
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JUN 14, 2011 81275 Journal Article
The World Bank economic review 25 (2) (English)
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JUN 01, 2011 80517 Publication
Corruption and confidence in public institutions : evidence from a global survey (English)
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JUN 01, 2011 81266 Journal Article
Disability and poverty in Vietnam (English)
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JUN 01, 2011 81270 Journal Article
What constrains Africa's exports? (English)
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MAY 30, 2011 81273 Journal Article
Does the internet reduce corruption? : evidence from U.S. states and across countries (English)
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MAY 27, 2011 81274 Journal Article
Agricultural distortions in Sub-Saharan Africa : trade and welfare indicators, 1961 to 2004 (English)
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MAY 23, 2011 81267 Journal Article