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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 +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7397 AUG 19, 2015

Casini,Paolo; Vandewalle,Lore; Wahhaj,Zaki

Understanding Latin America and the Caribbean’s income gap (English)

Even nearly ten years of solid growth cannot guarantee long-term income convergence. The countries of the Latin America and Caribbean region (LAC), like other emerging economies, have benefited from a decade of remarkable growth and some income per capita convergence towards the United States and other industrialized countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 97885 JUL 01, 2015

Araujo,Jorge A. De Thompson R.; Vostroknutova,Ekaterina; Wacker,Konstantin M.; Clavijo,Mateo

Market imperfections exacerbate the gender gap: the case of Malawi (English)

This paper hypothesizes that labor and credit market imperfections—by discouraging off-farm income-generating activities and restricting access to inputs, respectively—affect female farm productivity more deeply than male productivity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7300 JUN 10, 2015

Palacios-Lopez,Amparo; López,Ramón

Smart specialization in Croatia : inputs from trade, innovation, and productivity analysis (English)

The report examines recent trends in Croatias in trade, productivity, innovation performance and policy governance framework, to help identify priorities for the development of the countrys Smart Specialization Strategy, which is an ex-ante conditionality for access to the EUs Structural and Investment Funds over the 2014-20 programming period. ... See More +

Publication 97477 JUN 10, 2015

Aprahamian,Arabela Sena [editor]; Correa,Paulo Guilherme [editor]

Professionalization contracts for small municipal water service providers in India : business model development (English)

Professionalization contracts are a new concept. The aim of these contracts is to enlist the support of specialized private firms in turning public water utilities into competent professional operators. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS13859 JUN 01, 2015

Ehrhardt,David; Mugabi,Josses; Kingdom,William D.

Institutional change, political economy, and state capabilities : learning from Edo state, Nigeria (English)

This paper is one of a series aimed at deepening the World Bank’s capacity to follow through on commitments made in response to the World Development Report (WDR) 2011, which gave renewed prominence to the nexus between conflict, security, and development. ... See More +

Working Paper 97600 JUN 01, 2015

Bain,Katherine A.; Porter,Douglas John; Watts, Michael

Long-run effects of democracy on income inequality : evidence from repeated cross-sections (English)

This paper assesses the link between democracy and inequality. Inequality is measured at the cohort level with pseudo-panel data built from nine Latin American countries household surveys (1995-2009, biannual). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7153 JAN 01, 2015

Balcazar Salazar,Carlos Felipe

Jobs or privileges : unleashing the employment potential of the Middle East and North Africa (English)

This report for the Middle East and North Africa shows that policies that lower competition and create an uneven playing field are common and constrain private sector job creation. ... See More +

Publication 92870 NOV 16, 2014

Schiffbauer, Marc; Sy, Abdoulaye; Hussain, Sahar; Sahnoun, Hania; Keefer, Philip

Village political economy, land tenure insecurity, and the rural to urban migration decision : evidence from China (English)

This paper investigates the impact of land tenure insecurity on the migration decisions of Chinas rural residents. A simple model first frames the relationship among these variables and the probability that a reallocation of land will occur in the following year. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7080 NOV 01, 2014

Giles, John; Mu, Ren

Some simple analytics of trade and labor mobility (English)

This paper studies a simple, tractable model of labor adjustment in a trade model that allows researchers to analyze the economys dynamic response to trade liberalization. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7089 NOV 01, 2014

Artuc, Erhan; Chaudhuri, Shubham; McLaren, John

Medium term business cycles in developing countries (English)

The authors study the transmission of business cycle fluctuations for developed (N) to developing economies (S) with a two-country, asymmetric, dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) model with endogenous development of new technologies in N, and sunk costs of exporting and transferring the production of the intermediate goods to S. ... See More +

Journal Article 92934 OCT 01, 2014

Comin, Diego; Loayza, Norman; Pasha, Farooq; Serven, Luis

Anatomy of a Credit Crunch : From Capital to Labor Markets (English)

Financial crises are associated with severe economic contractions and lasting deteriorations in labor market conditions. Despite the close connection between financial crises and sustained rises in unemployment, few models incorporate both credit market and labor market frictions. ... See More +

Journal Article 93753 SEP 01, 2014

Buera, Francisco J.; Fattal-Jaef, Roberto; Shin, Yongseok

Political economy of power sector subsidies : a review with reference to Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

Power sector subsidies in Sub-Saharan Africa are substantial and highly regressive. While subsidies can be quick, easy, and politically expedient to implement, they are equally quick to take root and challenging to remove. ... See More +

Working Paper 89547 JUL 01, 2014

Kojima, Masami ; Bacon, Robert ; Trimble, Chris

The return of patrimonial capitalism : review of Thomas Pikettys capital in the 21st century (English)

The paper provides a detailed review of Thomas Pikettys book Capital in the 21st century. It focuses on the new contributions of the book, and in particular on its unified treatment of economic growth, functional income distribution, and concentration of personal income. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6974 JUL 01, 2014

Milanovic, Branko

The price of empowerment : experimental evidence on land titling in Tanzania (English)

This paper reports on a randomized field experiment that uses price incentives to address economic and gender inequality in land tenure formalization. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6908 JUN 01, 2014

Ali, Daniel Ayalew; Collin, Matthew; Deininger, Klaus; Dercon, Stefan; Sandefur, Justin; Zeitlin, Andrew

Assessing energy price induced improvements in efficiency of capital in OECD manufacturing industries (English)

To assess how capital stocks adapt to energy price changes, it is necessary to account for the impacts on different vintages of capital and to account separately for price-induced and autonomous improvements in the energy efficiency of capital stock. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6929 JUN 01, 2014

Steinbuks, Jevgenijs; Neuhoff, Karsten

Contracting for the second best in dysfunctional electricity markets (English)

Power pools constitute a set of sometimes complex institutional arrangements for efficiency-enhancing coordination among power systems. Where such institutional arrangements do not exist, there still can be scope for voluntary electricity-sharing agreements among power systems. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6955 JUN 01, 2014

Nikandrova, Arina; Steinbuks, Jevgenijs

The return of patrimonial capitalism : a review of Thomas Piketty’s capital in the twenty-first century (English)

Capital in the twenty-first century by Thomas Piketty provides a unified theory of the functioning of the capitalist economy by linking theories of economic growth and functional and personal income distributions. ... See More +

Journal Article 92939 JUN 01, 2014

Milanovic, Branko

Containing volatility : windfall revenues for resource-rich low-income countries (English)

An abundance of natural resources is both an opportunity and a challenge for developing countries. Several resource-rich, low-income countries receive amounts of foreign aid that are similar to or larger than their actual or potential revenues from natural resources. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6956 JUN 01, 2014

Keutiben, Octave;Keutiben,Octave Njopmouo; Dobronogov, Anton;Dobronogov,Anton

Transition to clean capital, irreversible investment and stranded assets (English)

This paper uses a Ramsey model with two types of capital to analyze the optimal transition to clean capital when polluting investment is irreversible. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6859 MAY 01, 2014

Rozenberg, Julie; Vogt-Schilb, Adrien; Hallegatte, Stephane

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Public good provision in Indian rural areas : the returns to collective action by microfinance groups (English)
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AUG 19, 2015 WPS7397 Policy Research Working Paper
Understanding Latin America and the Caribbean’s income gap (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 97885 Working Paper
Market imperfections exacerbate the gender gap: the case of Malawi (English)
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JUN 10, 2015 WPS7300 Policy Research Working Paper
Smart specialization in Croatia : inputs from trade, innovation, and productivity analysis (English)
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JUN 10, 2015 97477 Publication
Professionalization contracts for small municipal water service providers in India : business model development (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 ACS13859 Working Paper
Institutional change, political economy, and state capabilities : learning from Edo state, Nigeria (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 97600 Working Paper
Long-run effects of democracy on income inequality : evidence from repeated cross-sections (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7153 Policy Research Working Paper
Jobs or privileges : unleashing the employment potential of the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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NOV 16, 2014 92870 Publication
Village political economy, land tenure insecurity, and the rural to urban migration decision : evidence from China (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7080 Policy Research Working Paper
Some simple analytics of trade and labor mobility (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7089 Policy Research Working Paper
Medium term business cycles in developing countries (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 92934 Journal Article
Anatomy of a Credit Crunch : From Capital to Labor Markets (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 93753 Journal Article
Political economy of power sector subsidies : a review with reference to Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89547 Working Paper
The return of patrimonial capitalism : review of Thomas Pikettys capital in the 21st century (English)
See More +
JUL 01, 2014 WPS6974 Policy Research Working Paper
The price of empowerment : experimental evidence on land titling in Tanzania (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2014 WPS6908 Policy Research Working Paper
Assessing energy price induced improvements in efficiency of capital in OECD manufacturing industries (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2014 WPS6929 Policy Research Working Paper
Contracting for the second best in dysfunctional electricity markets (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2014 WPS6955 Policy Research Working Paper
The return of patrimonial capitalism : a review of Thomas Piketty’s capital in the twenty-first century (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2014 92939 Journal Article
Containing volatility : windfall revenues for resource-rich low-income countries (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6956 Policy Research Working Paper
Transition to clean capital, irreversible investment and stranded assets (English)
See More +
MAY 01, 2014 WPS6859 Policy Research Working Paper