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Rate of return regulation and emission permits trading under uncertainty (English)

This paper analyzes the dynamic effects of rate-of-return regulation on firms’ emissions compliance behavior when the price of emissions permits is uncertain. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7343 JUN 26, 2015

Zhang,Fan; Huang,Tao

What drives local food prices ? evidence from the Tanzanian maize market (English)

This study quantifies the relationship between Tanzanian and external maize markets while also accounting for domestic influences. It concludes that external influences on domestic prices originate from regional, rather than global, markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7338 JUN 26, 2015

Baffes,John; Kshirsagar,Varun; Mitchell,Donald

Political connections and tariff evasion : evidence from Tunisia : Réseaux politiques et fraude douanière : Données tirées de l’expérience tunisienne (French)

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 +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7336 JUN 25, 2015

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

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 +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7336 JUN 24, 2015

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

Quality and accountability in healthcare delivery : audit evidence from primary care providers in India (English)

This paper presents direct evidence on the quality of health care in low-income settings using a unique and original set of audit studies, where standardized patients were presented to a nearly representative sample of rural public and private primary care providers in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7334 JUN 23, 2015

Das,Jishnu; Holla,Alaka; Mohpal,Aakash; Muralidharan,Karthik

Small firms’ formalization : the stick treatment (English)

Firm informality is pervasive throughout the developing world, Bangladesh being no exception. The informal status of many firms substantially reduces the tax basis and therefore impacts the provision of public goods. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7318 JUN 22, 2015

De Giorgi,Giacomo; Ploenzke,Matthew; Rahman,Aminur

Product standards and firms’ export decisions (English)

The paper estimates the effect of product standards on firms’ export decisions using two novel datasets. The first covers all exporting firms in 42 developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7315 JUN 18, 2015

Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Ferro,Esteban; Wilson,John Martin

Seeking shared prosperity through trade (English)

Increasing the trade integration of developing countries can make a vital contribution to boosting shared prosperity, but it also exposes producers and consumers to exogenous shocks that alter relative prices, sometimes positively and sometimes negatively. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7314 JUN 17, 2015

Cali,Massimiliano; Hollweg,Claire Honore; Ruppert Bulmer,Elizabeth N.

Energy subsidies reform in Jordan : welfare implications of different scenarios (English)

Facing a fiscal crisis, Jordan initiated substantial petroleum subsidy reforms in 2012. The government has also long contemplated how to cut electricity subsidies, which surpass the fiscal burdens imposed by the petroleum subsidies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7313 JUN 17, 2015

Atamanov,Aziz; Jellema,Jon Robbert; Serajuddin,Umar

Formulas for failure ? were the Doha tariff formulas too ambitious for success ? (English)

This paper views tariff-cutting formulas as a potential solution to the free-rider problem that arises when market opening is negotiated bilaterally and extended on a most-favored-nation basis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7303 JUN 11, 2015

Laborde,David; Martin,William J.

Labor market dynamics in Libya : reintegration for recovery (English)

Since the 2011 uprising that toppled the former regime, Libya has been mired in deep political strife. An economy in which agriculture once flourished was converted wholesale to an oil-based rentier state of the most extreme kind. ... See More +

Publication 97478 JUN 03, 2015

Kenya - Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 96944 JUN 02, 2015

Policies, prices, and poverty : the sugar, vegetable oil, and flour industries in Senegal (English)

Like many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Senegal has struggled to develop its industrial sector in the face of import competition. For basic food products, there is an implicit trade-off between the objectives of maintaining employment and lowering the cost of living, both of which figure prominently in current government policy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7286 JUN 02, 2015

Mbaye,Ahmadou Aly; Golub ,Stephen S.; English,E. Philip

The Africa competitiveness report 2015 (English)

The Africa Competitiveness Report 2015 comes out at a promising time for the continent: for 15 years growth rates have averaged over 5 percent, and rapid population growth holds the promise of a large emerging consumer market as well as an unprecedented labor force that - if leveraged - can provide significant growth opportunities. ... See More +

Publication 96997 JUN 01, 2015

Bah, El-hadj M.; Conde, Carlos; Di Battista, Attilio; Hanouz, Margareta Drzeniek; Galvan, Caroline; Heinrigs, Philipp; Hoffman,Barak Daniel; Mckenna,Jonathan Miles; Moyo, Jennifer Mbabazi; OSullivan, Anthony; Saez,Juan Sebastian; Speakman,John F.; Verdier-Chouchane, Audrey

Energy subsidies reform in Jordan : welfare implications of different scenarios (English)

As the Arab Spring unfolded and political unrest spread across the Arab world, Jordan faced an adverse economy as well. Fundamental to the economic challenge was high and rising energy prices, already heavily subsidized for consumers. ... See More +

Working Paper 97159 MAY 31, 2015

Kenya - Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 96492 MAY 14, 2015

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. It analyzes 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 +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7264 MAY 12, 2015

Hering,Laura; Paillacar,Rodrigo

Synthesis report on technical assistance P132201 : Cambodia sanitation marketing (English)

This report synthesizes the technical assistance (TA) “Cambodia Sanitation Marketing” carried out by the World Bank’s Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) from July 2011 to February 2015 in support of developing the rural sanitation market in Cambodia. ... See More +

Working Paper 96183 APR 17, 2015

Kov,Phyrum

Asset price effects of peer benchmarking : evidence from a natural experiment (English)

This paper estimates the effects of peer benchmarking by institutional investors on asset prices. To identify trades purely due to peer benchmarking as separate from those based on fundamentals or private information, the paper exploits a natural experiment involving a change in a government imposed underperformance penalty applicable to Colombian pension funds. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7239 APR 14, 2015

Acharya,Sushant; Pedraza Morales,Alvaro Enrique

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Rate of return regulation and emission permits trading under uncertainty (English)
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JUN 26, 2015 WPS7343 Policy Research Working Paper
What drives local food prices ? evidence from the Tanzanian maize market (English)
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JUN 26, 2015 WPS7338 Policy Research Working Paper
Political connections and tariff evasion : evidence from Tunisia : Réseaux politiques et fraude douanière : Données tirées de l’expérience tunisienne (French)
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JUN 25, 2015 WPS7336 Policy Research Working Paper English
Political connections and tariff evasion : evidence from Tunisia (English)
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JUN 24, 2015 WPS7336 Policy Research Working Paper French
Quality and accountability in healthcare delivery : audit evidence from primary care providers in India (English)
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JUN 23, 2015 WPS7334 Policy Research Working Paper
Small firms’ formalization : the stick treatment (English)
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JUN 22, 2015 WPS7318 Policy Research Working Paper
Product standards and firms’ export decisions (English)
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JUN 18, 2015 WPS7315 Policy Research Working Paper
Seeking shared prosperity through trade (English)
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JUN 17, 2015 WPS7314 Policy Research Working Paper
Energy subsidies reform in Jordan : welfare implications of different scenarios (English)
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JUN 17, 2015 WPS7313 Policy Research Working Paper
Formulas for failure ? were the Doha tariff formulas too ambitious for success ? (English)
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JUN 11, 2015 WPS7303 Policy Research Working Paper
Vietnam - Hai Duong Livestock Competitiveness and Food Safety Project : procurement plan : Kế hoạch đấu thầu (Vietnamese,English)
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JUN 04, 2015 97178 Procurement Plan
Labor market dynamics in Libya : reintegration for recovery (English)
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JUN 03, 2015 97478 Publication
Kenya - Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project : procurement plan (English)
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JUN 02, 2015 96944 Procurement Plan
Policies, prices, and poverty : the sugar, vegetable oil, and flour industries in Senegal (English)
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JUN 02, 2015 WPS7286 Policy Research Working Paper
The Africa competitiveness report 2015 (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 96997 Publication
Energy subsidies reform in Jordan : welfare implications of different scenarios (English)
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MAY 31, 2015 97159 Working Paper
Kenya - Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project : procurement plan (English)
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MAY 14, 2015 96492 Procurement Plan
Does access to foreign markets shape internal migration ? evidence from Brazil (English)
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MAY 12, 2015 WPS7264 Policy Research Working Paper
Synthesis report on technical assistance P132201 : Cambodia sanitation marketing (English)
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APR 17, 2015 96183 Working Paper
Asset price effects of peer benchmarking : evidence from a natural experiment (English)
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APR 14, 2015 WPS7239 Policy Research Working Paper