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Striving for balance in economics : towards a theory of the social determination of behavior (English)

This paper is an attempt to broaden economic discourse by importing insights into human behavior not just from psychology, but also from sociology and anthropology. ... See More +

Journal Article 105338 JUN 01, 2016

Stiglitz,Joseph E.; Hoff,Karla Disclosed

Agricultural productivity and non-farm employment : evidence from Bangladesh (English)

This paper provides evidence on the impacts of agricultural productivity on employment growth and structural transformation of non-farm activities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7685 MAY 24, 2016

Shilpi,Forhad J.; Emran,Shahe Disclosed

Creative trade for human development (English)

In recent years, international trade in creative goods and services has been expanding. But this upward march is not lifting all boats. Although many developing countries are endowed with vast cultural wealth, they still lag behind. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7684 MAY 24, 2016

Kabanda,Patrick Disclosed

Estimating an equilibrium exchange rate for the Argentine Peso (English)

This paper assesses the equilibrium value of the Argentine peso exchange rate based on the country's economic fundamentals and compares it with the official exchange rate value. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7682 MAY 24, 2016

Coppola,Andrea; Lagerborg,Andresa; Mustafaoglu,Zafer Disclosed

Money demand in the Arab Republic of Egypt : a vector equilibrium correction model (English)

Money demand is critical for defining monetary policy options and is not driven necessarily by developed country standards of transaction demand, speculation motive, and opportunity costs grounded by fully functioning financial markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7679 MAY 18, 2016

Rostom,Ahmed Mohamed Tawfick Disclosed

Trust in government and support for redistribution (English)

In many countries safety nets consist predominantly of universal subsidies on food and fuel. A key question for policy makers willing to shift to targeted safety nets is under what conditions middle-class citizens would be supportive of redistributive programs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7675 MAY 16, 2016

Silva,Joana C. G.; Morgandi,Matteo; Levin,Victoria Disclosed

Prioritizing infrastructure investment : a framework for government decision making (English)

Governments must decide how to allocate limited resources for infrastructure development, particularly since financing gaps have been projected for the coming decades. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7674 MAY 13, 2016

Marcelo Gordillo,Darwin; Mandri-Perrott,Xavier Cledan; House,Ruth Schuyler; Schwartz,Jordan Z. Disclosed

Does the global trade slowdown matter ? (English)

Since the Global Financial Crisis, world trade growth has been subdued and lagging slightly behind growth of gross domestic product. Trade is growing more slowly not only because growth of global gross domestic product is lower, but also because trade itself has become less responsive to gross domestic product. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7673 MAY 13, 2016

Constantinescu,Ileana Cristina; Mattoo,Aaditya; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Economic boom or ecologic doom? : using spatial analysis to reconcile road development with forest conservation (English)

The natural endowment of the Democrat Republic of Congo, in the form of land, minerals, and forests, is unparalleled. The right mix of policies has the potential to unleash incentives that could transform the economy. ... See More +

Publication 105983 MAY 11, 2016

Barra,Alvaro Federico; Burnouf,Mathilde Marthe Julienne; Damania,Richard; Russ,Jason Daniel Disclosed

Learning, Prices, and firm dynamics (English)

This paper documents new facts about the joint evolution of firm performance and prices in international markets and proposes a theory of firm dynamics emphasizing the interaction between learning about demand and quality choice to explain the observed patterns. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7667 MAY 10, 2016

Bastos,Paulo S. R.; Dias,Daniel; Timoshenko,Olga A. Disclosed

China's slowdown and rebalancing: potential growth and poverty impacts on Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

This paper explores the economic impacts of two related tracks of China's expected transformation—economic slowdown and rebalancing away from investment toward consumption—and estimates the spillovers for the rest of the world, with a special focus on Sub-Saharan African countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7666 MAY 10, 2016

Lakatos,Csilla; Maliszewska,Maryla; Osorio-Rodarte,Israel; Go,Delfin Sia Disclosed

Short-term effects of India's employment guarantee program on labor markets and agricultural productivity (English)

This paper uses a large national household panel from 1999/2000 and 2007/08 to analyze the short-term effects of India's Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme on wages, labor supply, agricultural labor use, and productivity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7665 MAY 09, 2016

Deininger,Klaus W.; Nagarajan,Hari Krishnan; Singh,Sudhir K. Disclosed

The impact of business support services for small and medium enterprises on firm performance in low- and middle-income countries : a meta-analysis (English)

Interventions designed to support small and medium enterprises are popular among policy makers, given the role small and medium enterprises play in job creation around the world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7664 MAY 09, 2016

Disclosed

Assessing socioeconomic resilience to floods in 90 countries (English)

This paper presents a model to assess the socioeconomic resilience to natural disasters of an economy, defined as its capacity to mitigate the impact of disaster-related asset losses on welfare, and a tool to help decision makers identify the most promising policy options to reduce welfare losses due to floods. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7663 MAY 09, 2016

Hallegatte,Stephane; Bangalore,Mook; Vogt-Schilb,Adrien Camille Disclosed

Non-tariff measures and the world trading system (English)

With the success of the World Trade Organization and its predecessor, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, in reducing conventional tariff barriers, much of the recent focus of regional and multilateral trade agreements has switched to non-tariff measures, both border and behind-the-border policies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7661 MAY 04, 2016

Ederington,Josh; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Poverty and shared prosperity implications of deep integration in Eastern and Southern Africa (English)

Evidence indicates that trade costs are a much more substantial barrier to trade than tariffs are, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. This paper decomposes trade costs into: (i) trade facilitation, (ii) non-tariff barriers, and (iii) the costs of business services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7660 MAY 04, 2016

Balistreri,Edward Jay; Maliszewska,Maryla; Osorio-Rodarte,Israel; Tarr,David; Yonezawa,Hidemichi Disclosed

Pakistan - Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) Urban Centers Project (FUCP) (English)

Ratings for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) Urban Centers Project (FUCP) for Pakistan were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was significant, and the Bank and the Borrower performance were satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3786 MAY 04, 2016

Disclosed

Brazil - Systematic country diagnostic (Vol. 2) : Sumario executive : Retomando o caminho para a inclusao o crescimento e a sustentabilidade (Portuguese)

Brazil’s prospects have attracted particular interest also because it historically was and remains today one of the world’s most unequal societies. ... See More +

Systematic Country Diagnostic 101431 MAY 01, 2016

Disclosed

Brazil - Systematic country diagnostic (Vol. 2) : Executive summary : retaking the path to inclusion growth and sustainability (English)

Brazil’s prospects have attracted particular interest also because it historically was and remains today one of the world’s most unequal societies. ... See More +

Systematic Country Diagnostic 101431 MAY 01, 2016

Disclosed

Myanmar Economic Monitor (English)

After two years of strong economic growth and macroeconomic stability, Myanmar faced a more difficult economic environment in 2015-2016. In 2015-2016, economic growth in Myanmar eased to 7 percent amid a supply shock from heavy flooding, a slowdown in new investment flows during an election year, and a more challenging external environment including lower commodity prices affecting Myanmar’s main exports. ... See More +

Working Paper 105944 MAY 01, 2016

Rab,Habib Nasser; Drees-Gross,Alexandra L.; Ariyapruchya,Kiatipong; Zin,May Thet; Zorya,Sergiy; Chavapricha,Rome Disclosed

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Striving for balance in economics : towards a theory of the social determination of behavior (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 105338 Journal Article
Agricultural productivity and non-farm employment : evidence from Bangladesh (English)
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MAY 24, 2016 WPS7685 Policy Research Working Paper
Creative trade for human development (English)
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MAY 24, 2016 WPS7684 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimating an equilibrium exchange rate for the Argentine Peso (English)
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MAY 24, 2016 WPS7682 Policy Research Working Paper
Money demand in the Arab Republic of Egypt : a vector equilibrium correction model (English)
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MAY 18, 2016 WPS7679 Policy Research Working Paper
Trust in government and support for redistribution (English)
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MAY 16, 2016 WPS7675 Policy Research Working Paper
Prioritizing infrastructure investment : a framework for government decision making (English)
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MAY 13, 2016 WPS7674 Policy Research Working Paper
Does the global trade slowdown matter ? (English)
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MAY 13, 2016 WPS7673 Policy Research Working Paper
Economic boom or ecologic doom? : using spatial analysis to reconcile road development with forest conservation (English)
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MAY 11, 2016 105983 Publication
Learning, Prices, and firm dynamics (English)
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MAY 10, 2016 WPS7667 Policy Research Working Paper
China's slowdown and rebalancing: potential growth and poverty impacts on Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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MAY 10, 2016 WPS7666 Policy Research Working Paper
Short-term effects of India's employment guarantee program on labor markets and agricultural productivity (English)
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MAY 09, 2016 WPS7665 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of business support services for small and medium enterprises on firm performance in low- and middle-income countries : a meta-analysis (English)
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MAY 09, 2016 WPS7664 Policy Research Working Paper
Assessing socioeconomic resilience to floods in 90 countries (English)
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MAY 09, 2016 WPS7663 Policy Research Working Paper
Non-tariff measures and the world trading system (English)
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MAY 04, 2016 WPS7661 Policy Research Working Paper
Poverty and shared prosperity implications of deep integration in Eastern and Southern Africa (English)
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MAY 04, 2016 WPS7660 Policy Research Working Paper
Pakistan - Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) Urban Centers Project (FUCP) (English)
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MAY 04, 2016 ICR3786 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Brazil - Systematic country diagnostic (Vol. 2) : Sumario executive : Retomando o caminho para a inclusao o crescimento e a sustentabilidade (Portuguese)
See More +
MAY 01, 2016 101431 Systematic Country Diagnostic
Brazil - Systematic country diagnostic (Vol. 2) : Executive summary : retaking the path to inclusion growth and sustainability (English)
See More +
MAY 01, 2016 101431 Systematic Country Diagnostic
Myanmar Economic Monitor (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 105944 Working Paper