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Incl. Electronic Paper Are Tobacco Taxes Really Regressive? Evidence from Chile
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7988
Alan Fuchs and Francisco Jalles Meneses
World Bank - Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network (PRMVP) and Duke University
Date Posted: March 13, 2017
Working Paper Series
12 downloads

Incl. Electronic Paper Design of a Multi-Stage Stratified Sample for Poverty and Welfare Monitoring with Multiple Objectives: A Bangladesh Case Study
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7989
Faizuddin Ahmed, Dipankar Roy Sr., Monica Yanez Pagans and N. Yoshida
World Bank, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, World Bank and World Bank
Date Posted: March 13, 2017
Working Paper Series
3 downloads

Incl. Electronic Paper Regional Dimensions of Recent Weakness in Investment: Drivers, Investment Needs and Policy Responses
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7991
Ekaterine Vashakmadze, Gerard Kambou, Derek Hung Chiat Chen, Boaz Nandwa, Yohei Okawa and Dana Vorisek
World Bank, World Bank, World Bank, World Bank, University of Virginia - Department of Economics and World Bank
Date Posted: March 13, 2017
Working Paper Series
13 downloads

Incl. Electronic Paper Rising Incomes and Inequality of Access to Infrastructure Among Latin American Households
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7987
Marianne Fay and Stéphane Straub
World Bank and University of Toulouse 1 - Toulouse School of Economics (TSE)
Date Posted: March 13, 2017
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7 downloads

Incl. Electronic Paper Seasonality of Rural Finance
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7986
Shahidur R. Khandker, Hussain A. Samad and Syed Badruddoza
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), World Bank and Washington State University
Date Posted: March 13, 2017
Working Paper Series
11 downloads

Incl. Electronic Paper Stocktaking of Global Forced Displacement Data
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7985
Zara Inga Sarzin
World Bank
Date Posted: March 13, 2017
Working Paper Series
5 downloads

Incl. Electronic Paper Weakness in Investment Growth: Causes, Implications and Policy Responses
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7990
Ayhan Kose, Franziska Ohnsorge, Lei (Sandy) Ye and Ergys Islamaj
International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank, World Bank and World Bank
Date Posted: March 13, 2017
Working Paper Series
25 downloads

Incl. Electronic Paper Agent Banking in a Highly Under-Developed Financial Sector: Evidence from the Democratic Republic of Congo
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7984
Xavier Giné, Sven Harten, Anca Bogdana Rusu and Robert Cull
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank - International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank - Research Department and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Date Posted: March 01, 2017
Working Paper Series
13 downloads

Incl. Electronic Paper Special Study on Benchmarking the Quality of Project Economic Analysis for the South Asia Region
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7983
Kene Ezemenari and Xiao Ye
World Bank and World Bank
Date Posted: March 01, 2017
Working Paper Series
12 downloads

Incl. Electronic Paper The Direct and Indirect Costs of Tax Treaty Policy: Evidence from Ukraine
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7982
Oleksii Balabushko, Sebastian Beer, Jan Loeprick and Felipe Pinto Vallada
World Bank, Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB), Vienna University of Economics and Business and Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law
Date Posted: March 01, 2017
Working Paper Series
15 downloads

Incl. Electronic Paper Agriculture in Africa -- Telling Myths from Facts: A Synthesis
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7979
Luc Christiaensen
World Bank
Date Posted: February 27, 2017
Working Paper Series
38 downloads

Incl. Electronic Paper Does Vertical Specialization Increase Productivity?
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7978
Cristina Neagu, Aaditya Mattoo and Michele Ruta
World Bank, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Economic Research Division, WTO
Date Posted: February 27, 2017
Working Paper Series
116 downloads

Incl. Electronic Paper Horizontal Depth: A New Database on the Content of Preferential Trade Agreements
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7981
Claudia Hofmann, Alberto Osnago and Michele Ruta
World Bank, World Bank and Economic Research Division, WTO
Date Posted: February 27, 2017
Working Paper Series
45 downloads

Incl. Electronic Paper Public Mosquito Abatement: A Cluster Randomized Experiment
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7980
Josselin Thuilliez and Yves Dumont
CERSA/CNRS and CIRAD - UMR Innovation
Date Posted: February 27, 2017
Working Paper Series
10 downloads

Incl. Electronic Paper A Firm of One's Own: Experimental Evidence on Credit Constraints and Occupational Choice
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7977
Andrew Peter Brudevold-Newman, Maddalena Honorati, Pamela Jakiela and Owen W. Ozier
University of Maryland, World Bank, University of Maryland and World Bank - Development Economics Group (DEC)
Date Posted: February 27, 2017
Working Paper Series
8 downloads

Incl. Electronic Paper Are Capital Flows Fickle? Increasingly? And Does the Answer Still Depend on Type?
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7972
Barry Eichengreen, Poonam Gupta and Oliver Masetti
University of California, Berkeley, World Bank and World Bank
Date Posted: February 27, 2017
Working Paper Series
37 downloads

Incl. Electronic Paper Assessing the Accuracy of Electricity Demand Forecasts in Developing Countries
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7974
Jevgenijs Steinbuks
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Date Posted: February 27, 2017
Working Paper Series
20 downloads

Incl. Electronic Paper Distribution of Consumption Expenditure in East Asia
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7968
La-Bhus Fah Jirasavetakul and Christoph Lakner
International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Date Posted: February 27, 2017
Working Paper Series
7 downloads

Incl. Electronic Paper Dynamics of Child Development: Analysis of a Longitudinal Cohort in a Very Low Income Country
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7973
Emanuela Galasso, Ann Weber and Lia C. H. Fernald
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), Stanford University and University of California, Berkeley - School of Public Health
Date Posted: February 27, 2017
Working Paper Series
8 downloads

Incl. Electronic Paper Estimating Poverty Using Cell Phone Data: Evidence from Guatemala
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7969
Marco Hernandez, Lingzi Hong, Vanessa Frias-Martinez, Andrew Whitby and Enrique Frias-Martinez
World Bank, University of Maryland, University of Maryland, World Bank and Telefonica Research
Date Posted: February 27, 2017
Working Paper Series
28 downloads

Incl. Electronic Paper Foreign Banks and Trade: Bridging the Information Gap?
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7967
Francesca de Nicola and Shawn Weiming Tan
World Bank and Independent
Date Posted: February 27, 2017
Working Paper Series
12 downloads

Incl. Electronic Paper Government Guarantees, Transparency, and Bank Risk-Taking
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7971
Tito Cordella, Giovanni Dell'Ariccia and Robert Marquez
World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Research Department and University of California, Davis
Date Posted: February 27, 2017
Working Paper Series
30 downloads

Incl. Electronic Paper Growth (But Not Only) is Good for the Poor: Some Cross-Country Evidence to Promote Growth and Shared Prosperity in Haiti
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7975
Kassia Antoine, Raju Jan Singh and Konstantin M. Wacker
World Bank, World Bank and University of Mainz - Gutenberg School of Economics and Management
Date Posted: February 27, 2017
Working Paper Series
20 downloads

Incl. Electronic Paper How is the Internet Changing Labor Market Arrangements? Evidence from Telecommunications Reforms in Europe
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7976
Emmanuel Jose Vazquez and Hernan Winkler
Universidad Nacional de La Plata - Centro de Estudios Distributivos, Laborales y Sociales (CEDLAS) and World Bank
Date Posted: February 27, 2017
Working Paper Series
22 downloads

Incl. Electronic Paper Recovery from Conflict: Lessons of Success
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7970
Hannes Felix Mueller, Lavinia Piemontese and Augustin Tapsoba
Autonomous University of Barcelona, Autonomous University of Barcelona and Autonomous University of Barcelona
Date Posted: February 27, 2017
Working Paper Series
7 downloads

Incl. Electronic Paper Toward Labor Market Policy 2.0: The Potential for Using Online Job-Portal Big Data to Inform Labor Market Policies in India
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7966
Shinsaku Nomura, saori imaizumi, Ana Carolina Areias and Futoshi Yamauchi
World Bank, World Bank, World Bank and A member of the CGIAR Consortium - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Date Posted: February 27, 2017
Working Paper Series
16 downloads

Incl. Electronic Paper Push and Pull: A Study of International Migration from Nepal
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7965
Maheshwor Shrestha
World Bank
Date Posted: February 08, 2017
Working Paper Series
22 downloads

Incl. Electronic Paper Evaluation of an Adolescent Development Program for Girls in Tanzania
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7961
Niklas Buehren, Markus P. Goldstein, Selim Gulesci, Munshi Sulaiman and Venus Yam
World Bank, World Bank, Bocconi University - Department of Economics, BRAC-Africa and Independent
Date Posted: February 08, 2017
Working Paper Series
12 downloads

Incl. Electronic Paper Services in the Trans-Pacific Partnership: What Would Be Lost?
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7964
Batshur Gootiiz and Aaditya Mattoo
World Bank and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Date Posted: February 08, 2017
Working Paper Series
30 downloads

Incl. Electronic Paper The Global Role of the U.S. Economy: Linkages, Policies and Spillovers
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7962
Ayhan Kose, Csilla Lakatos, Franziska Ohnsorge and Marc Stocker
International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank, World Bank and World Bank
Date Posted: February 08, 2017
Working Paper Series
36 downloads

Incl. Electronic Paper The Impact of Mass Bed Net Distribution Programs on Politics: Evidence from Tanzania
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7963
Kevin Croke
World Bank
Date Posted: February 08, 2017
Working Paper Series
4 downloads

Incl. Electronic Paper The Impact of Mining on Spatial Inequality Recent Evidence from Africa
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7960
Tony Addison, Amadou Boly and Anthony Mveyange
United Nations University, African Development Bank and World Bank
Date Posted: February 07, 2017
Working Paper Series
12 downloads

Incl. Electronic Paper Personality Traits, Technology Adoption, and Technical Efficiency: Evidence from Smallholder Rice Farms in Ghana
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7959
Daniel Ayalew Ali, Derick Bowen and Klaus Deininger
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Economics Group (DEC)
Date Posted: February 03, 2017
Working Paper Series
25 downloads

Incl. Electronic Paper Impact of Oil Price Fluctuations on Financial Markets Since 2014
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7957
Ha Nguyen, Huong Nguyen and Anh Pham
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), Tufts University and George Mason University
Date Posted: January 31, 2017
Working Paper Series
62 downloads

Incl. Electronic Paper The Changing Structure of Africa's Economies
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7958
Xinshen Diao, Kenneth Harttgen and Margaret McMillan
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), University of Zurich and Tufts University - Department of Economics
Date Posted: January 31, 2017
Working Paper Series
32 downloads

Incl. Electronic Paper What Do Teachers Know and Do? Does it Matter? Evidence from Primary Schools in Africa
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7956
Tessa Bold, Deon Filmer, Gayle Martin, Ezequiel Molinad, Christophe Rockmore, Brian Stacy, Jakob Svensson and Waly Wane
Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES), World Bank, World Bank, World Bank, World Bank, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS), Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) and World Bank
Date Posted: January 27, 2017
Working Paper Series
54 downloads

Incl. Electronic Paper Can Solar Lanterns Improve Youth Academic Performance? Experimental Evidence from Bangladesh
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7954
Yuya Kudo, Abu Shonchoy and Kazushi Takahashi
Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO), IDE-JETRO and Independent
Date Posted: January 26, 2017
Working Paper Series
7 downloads

Incl. Electronic Paper Firms' Export Decisions: Demand Trumps Financial Shocks
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7953
Francesca de Nicola and Shawn Weiming Tan
World Bank and Independent
Date Posted: January 26, 2017
Working Paper Series
18 downloads

Incl. Electronic Paper Social Learning About Environmental Innovations: Experimental Analysis of Adoption Timing
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7955
Julian C. Jamison, David M. Owens and Glenn A. Woroch
World Bank Global Insights Initiative, Haverford College and University of California, Berkeley
Date Posted: January 26, 2017
Working Paper Series
23 downloads

Incl. Electronic Paper Breaking into Tradables: Urban Form and Urban Function in a Developing City
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7950
Anthony J. Venables
University of Oxford
Date Posted: January 24, 2017
Working Paper Series
16 downloads

Incl. Electronic Paper Costing Household Surveys for Monitoring Progress Toward Ending Extreme Poverty and Boosting Shared Prosperity
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7951
Talip Kilic, Umar Serajuddin, Hiroki Uematsu and N. Yoshida
World Bank - Development Data Group (DECDG), World Bank, World Bank and World Bank
Date Posted: January 24, 2017
Working Paper Series
7 downloads

Incl. Electronic Paper Death Scares: How Potential Work-Migrants Infer Mortality Rates from Migrant Deaths
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7946
Maheshwor Shrestha
World Bank
Date Posted: January 24, 2017
Working Paper Series
9 downloads

Incl. Electronic Paper Get Rich or Die Tryin': Perceived Earnings, Perceived Mortality Rate and the Value of a Statistical Life of Potential Work-Migrants from Nepal
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7945
Maheshwor Shrestha
World Bank
Date Posted: January 24, 2017
Working Paper Series
11 downloads

Incl. Electronic Paper Long-Term Growth Scenarios for Bangladesh
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7952
Rishabh Sinha
DECRG, The World Bank
Date Posted: January 24, 2017
Working Paper Series
14 downloads

Incl. Electronic Paper Taxing the Good? Distortions, Misallocation, and Productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7949
X. Cirera, Roberto Naim Fattal-Jaef and Hibret Belete Maemir
Institute of Development Studies, World Bank and World Bank
Date Posted: January 24, 2017
Working Paper Series
16 downloads

Incl. Electronic Paper Deep Integration and UK-EU Trade Relations
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7947
Alen Mulabdic, Alberto Osnago and Michele Ruta
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), World Bank and Economic Research Division, WTO
Date Posted: January 20, 2017
Working Paper Series
99 downloads

Incl. Electronic Paper How is the Slowdown Affecting Households in Latin America and the Caribbean?
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7948
Oscar Calvo‐González, Raul Andres Castaneda, Maria Gabriela Farfan, German Jeremias Reyes and Liliana D. Sousa
World Bank, World Bank, World Bank, World Bank and World Bank
Date Posted: January 20, 2017
Working Paper Series
8 downloads

Incl. Electronic Paper Gender-Differentiated Impacts of Tenure Insecurity on Agricultural Performance in Malawi's Customary Tenure Systems
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7943
Klaus Deininger, Fang Xia and Stein T. Holden
World Bank - Development Economics Group (DEC), University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) and Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
Date Posted: January 18, 2017
Working Paper Series
7 downloads

Incl. Electronic Paper Pedagogy versus School Readiness: The Impact of a Randomized Reading Instruction Intervention and Community-Based Playgroup Intervention on Early Grade Reading Outcomes in Tonga
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7944
Kevin Alan David Macdonald, Sally Ann Brinkman, Wendy Jarvie, Myrna Machuca-Sierra, Kristen Andrew Mcdonall, Siosiana Tapueluelu and Binh Thanh Vu
World Bank, University of Adelaide, University of New South Wales (UNSW), World Bank, World Bank, World Bank and World Bank
Date Posted: January 18, 2017
Working Paper Series
9 downloads

Incl. Electronic Paper Can Media Interventions Reduce Gender Gaps in Political Participation after Civil War? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Rural Liberia
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7942
Eric Mvukiyehe
World Bank
Date Posted: January 18, 2017
Working Paper Series
10 downloads


 

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