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Trust and identity in a small, post-socialist, post-crisis society (English)

The principal focus in the substantial literature on impediments to economic development has been on the inadequacies of policies and governance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6828 APR 01, 2014

Bjornskov, Christian; Bogetic, Zeljko; Hillman, Arye L.; Popovic, Milenko

The implementation of industrial parks : some lessons learned in India (English)

Industrial parks are as popular as they are controversial, in India and globally. At their best they align infrastructure provision and agglomeration economies to jolt industrial growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6799 MAR 01, 2014

Saleman, Yannick; Jordan, Luke

Engineers, Innovative Capacity and Development in the Americas (English)

Using newly collected national and sub-national data, and historical case studies, this paper argues that differences in innovative capacity, captured by the density of engineers at the dawn of the Second Industrial Revolution, are important to explaining present income differences, and, in particular, the poor performance of Latin America relative to North America. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6814 MAR 01, 2014

Maloney, William F.; Caicedo, Felipe Valencia

Why don't poor countries do R&D ? (English)

Using a global panel on research and development (R&D) expenditures, this paper documents that on average poor countries do far less R&D than rich as a share of GDP. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6811 MAR 01, 2014

Goni, Edwin; Maloney, William F.

Problem-driven political economy analysis : the World Bank's experience (English)

Why does development progress in some places but not others? Very often, the distinguishing factor is not a lack of financial resources or of knowledge about the right technical solution. ... See More +

Publication 83502 DEC 17, 2013

Fritz, Verena; Levy, Brian; Ort, Rachel

Ukraine - Rural Land Titling and Cadastre Development Project (English)

Ratings for the Rural Land Titling and Cadastre Development Project for Ukraine were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, risk to development outcome was moderate, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR2767 OCT 29, 2013

Specialization, diversity, and Indian manufacturing growth (English)

This paper examines the specialization and diversity of manufacturing industries within Indian districts. Prior to India's recent economic growth and liberalization, specialization levels in 1989 were substantially higher than similar metrics calculated for the United States. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6648 OCT 01, 2013

Ghani, Ejaz; Kerr, William R.; Tewari, Ishani

Social capital, product imitation and growth with learning externalities (English)

Links between social capital, human capital, and product imitation are studied in an overlapping generations model of endogenous growth where the key benefit of social capital is to promote imitation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6607 SEP 01, 2013

Agenor, Pierre-Richard; Dinh, Hinh T.

Are mega-farms the future of global agriculture ? exploring the farm size-productivity relationship (English)

With farms cultivating tens or hundreds of thousands of hectares, Ukraine is often used to demonstrate the existence of economies of scale in modern grain production. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6544 JUL 01, 2013

Deininger, Klaus; Nizalov, Denys; Singh, Sudhir K

The implementation of industrial parks : some lessons learned in India (English)

Industrial parks are as popular as they are controversial, in India and globally. At their best they align infrastructure provision and agglomeration economies to jolt industrial growth. ... See More +

Other Infrastructure Study 77791 APR 24, 2013

Saleman, Yannick; Jordan, Luke Simon

Public policy and industrial transformation in the process of development (English)

This paper studies the role of public policy in promoting industrial transformation from an imitationbased, low-skill economy to an innovation-based, high-skill economy, where technological progress now occurs through the domestic invention of ideas. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6405 APR 01, 2013

Agenor, Pierre-Richard; Dinh, Hinh T.

Small is beautiful, at least in high-income democracies: the distribution of policy-making responsibility, electoral accountability, and incentives for rent extraction (English)

Why is there significant variation in rent extraction among high-income democracies? A large number of political economy investigations into this research question have found that a long period of democratic rule and high per capita income are associated with less rent extraction among public policy-makers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6305 JAN 01, 2013

Hamilton, Alexander

Political reforms and public policy : evidence from agricultural and food policies (English)

This paper studies the effect of political regime transitions on public policy using a new data set on global agricultural and food policies over a 50-year period (including data from 74 developing and developed countries over the 1955–2005 period). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6336 JAN 01, 2013

Fatkowski, Jan; Olper, Alessandro; Swinnenm Johan

The transition from underpricing residential electricity in Bangladesh : fiscal and distributional impacts (English)

The electricity sector in Bangladesh has been facing unprecedented challenges, with severe capacity constraints and sector subsidies that quadrupled from 0.2 percent to 0.8 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) between 2010 and 2012, driving the government's fiscal deficit deeper. ... See More +

Policy Note 76441 JAN 01, 2013

Societal dynamics and fragility : engaging societies in responding to fragile situations (English)

The objective of the study reported in this book was to understand how societal dynamics can be mobilized toward a convergence across groups in society and thus toward greater social cohesion overall. ... See More +

Social Analysis 74272 DEC 10, 2012

Marc, Alexandre; Aslam, Ghazia; Rebosio, Michelle; Willman, Alys; Balasuriya, Kanishka

Does sharecropping affect productivity and long-term investment ? evidence from West Bengal's tenancy reforms (English)

Although transfer of agricultural land ownership through land reform had positive impacts on productivity, investment, and political empowerment in many cases, institutional arrangements in West Bengal -- which made tenancy heritable and imposed a prohibition on subleasing -- imply that early land reform benefits may not be sustained and gains from this policy remain well below potential. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6293 DEC 01, 2012

Deininger, Klaus; Jin, Songqing; Yadav, Vandana

Political economy analysis for food and nutrition security (English)

The South Asia Food and Nutrition Security Initiative (SAFANSI), established in 2008, sets out to promote innovation and reform of food and nutrition-related policies, with the goal of improving Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) in the region. ... See More +

Working Paper 76921 DEC 01, 2012

Reich, Michael R.; Balarajan, Yarlini

Green growth -- lessons from growth theory (English)

This paper reviews dynamic general equilibrium models in order to collect insights on the interaction between economic growth and environmental issues. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6230 OCT 01, 2012

Withagen, Cees; Smulders, Sjak

Middle-income growth traps (English)

This paper studies the existence of middle-income growth traps in a two-period overlapping generations model of economic growth with two types of labor and endogenous occupational choices. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6210 SEP 01, 2012

Agenor, Pierre-Richard; Canuto, Otaviano

Does what you export matter? In search of empirical guidance for industrial policies (English)

Does the content of what economies export matter for development? And, if it does, can governments improve on the export basket that the market generates through the shaping of industrial policy? ... See More +

Publication 70325 JUN 13, 2012

Lederman, Daniel; Maloney, William F.

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Trust and identity in a small, post-socialist, post-crisis society (English)
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APR 01, 2014 WPS6828 Policy Research Working Paper
The implementation of industrial parks : some lessons learned in India (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6799 Policy Research Working Paper
Engineers, Innovative Capacity and Development in the Americas (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6814 Policy Research Working Paper
Why don't poor countries do R&D ? (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6811 Policy Research Working Paper
Problem-driven political economy analysis : the World Bank's experience (English)
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DEC 17, 2013 83502 Publication
Ukraine - Rural Land Titling and Cadastre Development Project (English)
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OCT 29, 2013 ICR2767 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Specialization, diversity, and Indian manufacturing growth (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6648 Policy Research Working Paper
Social capital, product imitation and growth with learning externalities (English)
See More +
SEP 01, 2013 WPS6607 Policy Research Working Paper
Are mega-farms the future of global agriculture ? exploring the farm size-productivity relationship (English)
See More +
JUL 01, 2013 WPS6544 Policy Research Working Paper
The implementation of industrial parks : some lessons learned in India (English)
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APR 24, 2013 77791 Other Infrastructure Study
Public policy and industrial transformation in the process of development (English)
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APR 01, 2013 WPS6405 Policy Research Working Paper
Small is beautiful, at least in high-income democracies: the distribution of policy-making responsibility, electoral accountability, and incentives for rent extraction (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2013 WPS6305 Policy Research Working Paper
Political reforms and public policy : evidence from agricultural and food policies (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2013 WPS6336 Policy Research Working Paper
The transition from underpricing residential electricity in Bangladesh : fiscal and distributional impacts (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2013 76441 Policy Note
Societal dynamics and fragility : engaging societies in responding to fragile situations (English)
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DEC 10, 2012 74272 Social Analysis
Does sharecropping affect productivity and long-term investment ? evidence from West Bengal's tenancy reforms (English)
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DEC 01, 2012 WPS6293 Policy Research Working Paper
Political economy analysis for food and nutrition security (English)
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DEC 01, 2012 76921 Working Paper
Green growth -- lessons from growth theory (English)
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OCT 01, 2012 WPS6230 Policy Research Working Paper
Middle-income growth traps (English)
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SEP 01, 2012 WPS6210 Policy Research Working Paper
Does what you export matter? In search of empirical guidance for industrial policies (English)
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JUN 13, 2012 70325 Publication