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The World Bank economic review 27 (2) (English)

This issue includes the following: Does Urbanization Affect Rural Poverty? Evidence from Indian Districts by Massimiliano Cali and Carlo Menon. ... See More +

Publication 94100 JUN 01, 2013

Cali, Massimiliano; Menon, Carlo; Harrison, Ann E.; Martin, Leslie A.; Nataraj, Shanthi; Eberhardt, Markus; Teal, Francis; Deininger, Klaus; Liu, Yanyan; Grossmann, Volker; Stadelmann, David; Van de Sijpe, Nicolas; Newman, Carol; Rand, John; Tarp, Finn

The World Bank economic review 27 (1) (English)

This issue includes the following: The Impact of the Global Food Crisis on Self-Assessed Food Security, by Derek D. Headey. How is the Liberalization of Food Markets Progressing? ... See More +

Publication 94091 FEB 01, 2013

Headey, Derek D.; Zant, Wouter; Imbert, Clement; Bas, Maria; Bombarda, Pamela; Alby, Philippe; Dethier, Jean-Jacques; Straub, Stephane; Avsar, Veysel; Coady, David; Martinelli, Cesar; Parker, Susan W.

Learning versus stealing : how important are market-share reallocations to India’s productivity growth? (English)

Recent trade theory emphasizes the role of market-share reallocations across firms (stealing) in driving productivity growth, whereas previous literature focused on average productivity improvements (learning). ... See More +

Journal Article 94102 NOV 21, 2012

Harrison, Ann E.; Martin, Leslie A.; Nataraj, Shanthi

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.

Structural change and cross-country growth empirics (English)

One of the most striking features of economic growth is the process of structural change whereby the share of agriculture in GDP decreases as countries develop. ... See More +

Journal Article 94103 OCT 28, 2012

Eberhardt, Markus; Teal, Francis

Information and participation in social programs (English)

Participation in social programs, such as clubs and other social organizations, results from a process in which an agent learns about the requirements, benefits, and likelihood of acceptance related to a program, applies to be a participant, and, finally, is accepted or rejected. ... See More +

Journal Article 94098 AUG 24, 2012

How is the liberalization of food markets progressing? Market integration and transaction costs in subsistence economies (English)

We propose a modification of Baulchs parity bounds model to measure the market integration of food markets in developing countries. Instead of extrapolating a single observation of transaction costs, we estimate transaction costs. ... See More +

Journal Article 94093 JUL 09, 2012

Zant, Wouter

Firms operating under electricity constraints in developing countries (English)

Many developing countries are unable to provide their industrial sectors with reliable electric power, with the result that many enterprises must contend with an insufficient and unreliable supply of electricity. ... See More +

Journal Article 94096 JUN 29, 2012

Alby, Philippe; Dethier, Jean-Jacques; Straub, Stephane

Chinese Trade Reforms, Market Access and Foreign Competition : the pattern of French exporters (English)

A unilateral trade reform generates two opposite effects : market access expansion and strengthening of competitive pressures in the liberalized market. ... See More +

Journal Article 94095 JUN 25, 2012

Bas, Maria; Bombarda, Pamela

The World Bank economic review 26 (2) (English)

This issue includes the following: conditional cash transfers and HIV/AIDS prevention: unconditionally promising? By Hans-Peter Kohler, and Rebecca L. ... See More +

Publication 80520 JUN 01, 2012

Janvry, Alain de; Sadoulet, Elisabeth

Decomposing the labor market earnings inequality : the public and private sectors in Vietnam, 1993-2006 (English)

In contrast with the typical transition to a market economy, earnings inequality in Vietnam between 1993 and 2006 appears to have decreased, and the earnings gap in favor of public employees appears to have widened. ... See More +

Journal Article 94094 APR 19, 2012

Imbert, Clement

Antidumping, retaliation threats, and export prices (English)

Utilizing four-dimensional (firm-product-destination-year) Brazilian firm-level export data, we show that antidumping (AD) duties result in a significant and dramatic increase in the unit values of the products that firms export to duty-imposing countries. ... See More +

Journal Article 94097 APR 19, 2012

Avsar, Veysel

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 Africas 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 Ricas 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

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The World Bank economic review 27 (2) (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 94100 Publication
The World Bank economic review 27 (1) (English)
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FEB 01, 2013 94091 Publication
Learning versus stealing : how important are market-share reallocations to India’s productivity growth? (English)
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NOV 21, 2012 94102 Journal Article
The World Bank economic review 26 (3) (English)
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NOV 01, 2012 80522 Publication
Structural change and cross-country growth empirics (English)
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OCT 28, 2012 94103 Journal Article
Information and participation in social programs (English)
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AUG 24, 2012 94098 Journal Article
How is the liberalization of food markets progressing? Market integration and transaction costs in subsistence economies (English)
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JUL 09, 2012 94093 Journal Article
Firms operating under electricity constraints in developing countries (English)
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JUN 29, 2012 94096 Journal Article
Chinese Trade Reforms, Market Access and Foreign Competition : the pattern of French exporters (English)
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JUN 25, 2012 94095 Journal Article
The World Bank economic review 26 (2) (English)
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JUN 01, 2012 80520 Publication
Decomposing the labor market earnings inequality : the public and private sectors in Vietnam, 1993-2006 (English)
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APR 19, 2012 94094 Journal Article
Antidumping, retaliation threats, and export prices (English)
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APR 19, 2012 94097 Journal Article
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 Ricas 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