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The Changing Structure of Africa’s Economies (English)

Using data from the Groningen growth and development center’s Africa sector database and the demographic and health surveys, the authors show that much of Africa’s recent growth and poverty reduction has been associated with a substantive decline in the share of the labor force engaged in agriculture. ... See More +

Journal Article 140507 APR 06, 2017

Diao,Xinshen; Harttgen,Kenneth; Mcmillan,Margaret S. Disclosed

Asymmetric information about migrant earnings and remittance flows (English)

The authors examine asymmetric information about migrant earnings and its implications for remittance behavior using a sample of Indian households with husbands working overseas in Qatar. ... See More +

Journal Article 129210 JAN 01, 2017

Seshan,Ganesh Kumar; Zubrickas,Robertas Disclosed

A new cross-national measure of corruption (English)

A new measure of cross-national corruption is constructed based on the geographic distribution of public officials involved in cross-border corruption cases. ... See More +

Journal Article 129209 JAN 01, 2017

Escresa,Laarni; PICCI, LUCIO Disclosed

Public good provision in Indian rural areas : the returns to collective action by microfinance groups (English)

Self-help groups (SHGs) are the most common form of microfinance in India. The authors provide evidence that SHGs, composed of women only, undertake collective actions for the provision of public goods within village communities. ... See More +

Journal Article 129171 JAN 01, 2017

Casini, Paolo; Vandewalle,Lore Dries A.; Wahhaj, Zaki Disclosed

Budget rules and resource booms and busts : a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium analysis (English)

This paper develops a dynamic, stochastic, general-equilibrium model to analyze and derive simple budget rules in the face of volatile public revenue from natural resources in a low-income country like Niger. ... See More +

Journal Article 129200 JAN 01, 2017

Devarajan,Shantayanan; Dissou,Yazid; Go,Delfin Sia; Robinson,Sherman Disclosed

On the impact of regulating commissions : evidence from the Indian mutual funds market (English)

Commissions-motivated agents have historically helped the development of many markets, but research suggests brokers motivated by commissions sometimes steer consumers towards inappropriate products. ... See More +

Journal Article 129206 JAN 01, 2017

Anagol,Santosh; Marisetty,Vijaya; Sane,Renuka; Venugopal,Buvaneshwaran Disclosed

Comparing cash and voucher transfers in a humanitarian context : evidence from the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)

Despite recent calls in support of cash transfers, there is little rigorous evidence of the relative impacts of cash versus in-kind transfers, especially in humanitarian contexts, where a majority of such programs take place. ... See More +

Journal Article 129201 JAN 01, 2017

Aker,Jenny C. Disclosed

Volunteerism after the tsunami : the effects of democratization (English)

Using three waves of survey data from fishing villages in Aceh, Indonesia for 2005–09, we examine the determinants of local volunteer labor after the tsunami. ... See More +

Journal Article 129175 JAN 01, 2017

Freire, J, Tiago; Henderson,John Vernon; Kuncoro,Ari Disclosed

Genuine fakes : the prevalence and implications of data fabrication in a large South African survey (English)

How prevalent is data fabrication in household surveys? Would such fabrication substantially affect the validity ofempirical analyses? We document how we identified such fabrication in South Africa’s longitudinalNational IncomeDynamics Study, which affected about 7 percent of the sample. ... See More +

Journal Article 129203 JAN 01, 2017

Finn,Arden Jeremy; Ranchhod,Vimal Disclosed

Grain price spikes and beggar-thy-neighbor policy responses : a global economywide analysis (English)

When prices spike in international grain markets, national governments often reduce the extent to which that spike affects their domestic food markets. ... See More +

Journal Article 129204 JAN 01, 2017

Jensen,Hans G.; Anderson,Kym Disclosed

The effects of volumetric pricing policy on farmers’ water management institutions and their water use : the case of water user organization in an irrigation system in Hubei, China (English)

The authors use original water user group (WUG) data from a reservoir irrigation system in China to examine the effect of water pricing policies on farmers’ water saving behaviors. ... See More +

Journal Article 129174 JAN 01, 2017

Kajisa,Kei; Dong, Bin Disclosed

Remittances and vulnerability in developing countries (English)

This paper examines how international remittances are affected by structural characteristics, macroeconomic conditions, and adverse shocks in recipient economies. ... See More +

Journal Article 129172 JAN 01, 2017

Bettin,Giulia; Presbitero,Andrea F.; Spatafora,Nikola L. Disclosed

The effect of metro expansions on air pollution in Delhi (English)

The Delhi Metro (DM) is a mass rapid transit system serving the National Capital Region of India. It is also the world’s first rail project to earn carbon credits under the Clean Development Mechanism of the United Nations for reductions in CO2 emissions. ... See More +

Journal Article 129173 JAN 01, 2017

Goel, Deepti; Gupta, Sonam Disclosed

When Winners Feel Like Losers : Evidence from an Energy Subsidy Reform (English)

In 2011 the Government of El Salvador implemented a reform to the liquefied gas (LPG) subsidy that increased the welfare of households in all but the top two deciles of the income distribution. ... See More +

Journal Article 140530 JAN 01, 2017

Calvo-Gonzalez,Oscar; Cunha,Barbara; Trezzi,Riccardo Disclosed

Political Connections and Tariff Evasion Evidence from Tunisia (English)

Are politically connected firms more likely to evade taxes? This paper presents evidence suggesting firms owned by President Ben Ali and his family were more prone to evade import tariffs. ... See More +

Journal Article 140519 JAN 01, 2017

Rijkers,Bob; Baghdadi,Leila; Raballand,Gael J. R. F. Disclosed

Pension Coverage for Parents and Educational Investment in Children : Evidence from Urban China (English)

When social security is established to provide pensions to parents, their reliance upon children for future financial support decreases, and their need to save for retirement also falls. ... See More +

Journal Article 140517 JAN 01, 2017

Mu,Ren; Du,Yang Disclosed

Long-term Gains from Electrification in Rural India (English)

The authors know surprisingly little about the long-run impacts of household electrification. This paper studies the impacts on consumption in rural India over a seventeen-year period, allowing for both internal and external (villagelevel) effects. ... See More +

Journal Article 140526 JAN 01, 2017

Van De Walle,Dominique; Ravallion,Martin; Mendiratta,Vibhuti; Koolwal,Gayatri B. Disclosed

On the Effects of Enforcement on Illegal Markets : Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment in Colombia (English)

This paper studies the effects of enforcement on illegal behavior in the context of a large aerial spraying program designed to curb coca cultivation in Colombia. ... See More +

Journal Article 140510 JAN 01, 2017

Mejia,Daniel; Restrepo,Pascual; Rozo, Sandra V. Disclosed

Providing Policy Makers with Timely Advice : The Timeliness-Rigor Trade-off (English)

Policy makers bemoan the lack of research findings to guide urgent decisions, whereas researchers’ professional code puts rigor first. This article argues that provisional assessments, produced early in the research cycle, can bridge the gap. ... See More +

Journal Article 140523 JAN 01, 2017

Bell,Clive L.G.; Squire,Lyn Disclosed

Property Rights for Fishing Cooperatives : How (and How Well) Do They Work? (English)

Devolving property rights to local institutions has emerged as a compelling management strategy for natural resource management in developing countries. ... See More +

Journal Article 140522 JAN 01, 2017

Aburto-Oropeza,Octavio; Leslie,Heather M.; Mack-Crane,Austen; Nagavarapu,Sriniketh Suryasesha; Reddy,Sheila M.W.; Sievanen,Leila Disclosed

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The Changing Structure of Africa’s Economies (English)
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APR 06, 2017 140507 Journal Article
Asymmetric information about migrant earnings and remittance flows (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 129210 Journal Article
A new cross-national measure of corruption (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 129209 Journal Article
Public good provision in Indian rural areas : the returns to collective action by microfinance groups (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 129171 Journal Article
Budget rules and resource booms and busts : a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium analysis (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 129200 Journal Article
On the impact of regulating commissions : evidence from the Indian mutual funds market (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 129206 Journal Article
Comparing cash and voucher transfers in a humanitarian context : evidence from the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 129201 Journal Article
Volunteerism after the tsunami : the effects of democratization (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 129175 Journal Article
Genuine fakes : the prevalence and implications of data fabrication in a large South African survey (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 129203 Journal Article
Grain price spikes and beggar-thy-neighbor policy responses : a global economywide analysis (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 129204 Journal Article
The effects of volumetric pricing policy on farmers’ water management institutions and their water use : the case of water user organization in an irrigation system in Hubei, China (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 129174 Journal Article
Remittances and vulnerability in developing countries (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 129172 Journal Article
The effect of metro expansions on air pollution in Delhi (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 129173 Journal Article
When Winners Feel Like Losers : Evidence from an Energy Subsidy Reform (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 140530 Journal Article
Political Connections and Tariff Evasion Evidence from Tunisia (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 140519 Journal Article
Pension Coverage for Parents and Educational Investment in Children : Evidence from Urban China (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 140517 Journal Article
Long-term Gains from Electrification in Rural India (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 140526 Journal Article
On the Effects of Enforcement on Illegal Markets : Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment in Colombia (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 140510 Journal Article
Providing Policy Makers with Timely Advice : The Timeliness-Rigor Trade-off (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 140523 Journal Article
Property Rights for Fishing Cooperatives : How (and How Well) Do They Work? (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 140522 Journal Article