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1.

A New Tail-Based Correlation Measure and its Application in Global Equity Markets

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8709
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 18 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 19 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
World Bank
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Assessing Innovation Patterns and Constraints in Developing East Asia: An Introductory Analysis

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8706
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 18 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 19 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
World Bank
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Can Environmental Cash Transfers Reduce Deforestation and Improve Social Outcomes? A Regression Discontinuity Analysis of Mexico?S National Program (2011-2014)

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8707
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 18 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 19 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences, Amherst College, World Bank, World Bank - Research Department, National Forestry Commission of Mexico, National Forestry Commission of Mexico and World Bank - Environment and Natural Resources Division
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4.

Highway Politics in a Divided Government: Evidence from Mexico

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8710
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 18 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 19 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) and Independent
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5.

Using Referenda to Improve Targeting and Decrease Costs of Conditional Cash Transfers

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8708
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 18 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 19 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences, Amherst College and North Carolina State University - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics
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6.

Natural Resources and Total Factor Productivity Growth in Developing Countries: Testing a New Methodology

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8704
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 17 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 18 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
World Bank, World Bank and World Bank
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7.

Subjective Well-Being and Peaceful Uprisings

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8705
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 17 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 18 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Applied Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) and World Bank
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8.

Managing South Africa's Exposure to Eskom: How to Evaluate the Credit Risk from the Sovereign Guarantees?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8703
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 16 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 17 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
World Bank, World Bank and Government of the Republic of South Africa - South Africa National Treasury
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9.

Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Urban Growth in Latin American Cities: An Analysis Using Nighttime Lights Imagery

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8702
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 16 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 17 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
Universidad EAFIT - School of Economics and Finance - Center for Research in Economic & Finance (CIEF), World Bank, Universidad EAFIT, World Bank and Universidad EAFIT
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The Medium-Term Impact of Entrepreneurship Education on Labor Market Outcomes: Experimental Evidence from University Graduates in Tunisia

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8701
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 16 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 17 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
World Bank, World Bank and World Bank
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Long-Term Evolution of Inequality of Opportunity

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8700
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 16 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 17 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
World Bank - Chief Economist Office for Europe and Central Asia, Università degli Studi di Milano - Dipartimento di Economia Politica e Aziendale (DEPA) and University of Bari
12.

Trade Effects of the New Silk Road: A Gravity Analysis

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8694
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 11 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 16 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
Purdue University, World Bank and Economic Research Division, WTO
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13.

Understanding Economic Growth in Ghana in Comparative Perspective

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8699
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 11 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 12 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
World Bank, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz - Gutenberg School of Economics and Management
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14.

Urban Form and Productivity: What is the Shape of Latin American Cities?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8697
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 11 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 12 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
Universidad EAFIT - School of Economics and Finance - Center for Research in Economic & Finance (CIEF), World Bank, Universidad EAFIT and World Bank
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15.

Institutional Fragmentation and Metropolitan Coordination in Latin American Cities: What Consequences for Productivity and Growth?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8696
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 11 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 12 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
Universidad EAFIT - School of Economics and Finance - Center for Research in Economic & Finance (CIEF), World Bank, Universidad EAFIT and World Bank
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16.

Impact of Drought on Poverty in Somalia

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8698
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 11 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 12 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
World Bank and World Bank
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17.

Measuring the Statistical Capacity of Nations

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8693
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 09 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 10 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
World Bank, World Bank- Development Data Group (DECDG), World Bank, George Washington University and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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18.

Persistent Misallocation and the Returns to Education in Mexico

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8690
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 09 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and United Nations Development Programme
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19.

Poverty Measurement in the Era of Food Away from Home: Testing Alternative Approaches in Vietnam

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8692
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 09 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 11 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
World Bank, World Bank, World Bank and World Bank Group, Kenya
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The Short-Term Impact of Inter-Community Volunteering Activities and Soft Skills Training on Self-Reported Social Cohesion Values: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Lebanon

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8691
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 09 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
World Bank, World Bank, United Nations, Ministry of Social Affairs (Lebanon) and Ministry of Social Affairs (Lebanon)
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Understanding the Geographical Distribution of Stunting in Tanzania: A Geospatial Analysis of the 2015-16 Demographic and Health Survey

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8688
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 04 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 05 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
World Bank, University of Oxford, Imperial College London and Imperial College London
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22.

The Use of Data Analytics Techniques to Assess the Functioning of a Government's Financial Management Information System: An Application to Pakistan and Cambodia

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8689
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 04 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 05 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
World Bank, World Bank, World Bank, World Bank, World Bank, World Bank and World Bank
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23.

Financial Outreach and Working Poverty in Developing Countries: New Evidence from Bank Penetration

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8687
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 26 Dec 2018
Working Paper Series
Université d'Auvergne - Clermont 1, Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur le Developpement International (CERDI), Students and University of Yaounde II
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24.

Beyond Capital: Monitoring Development Outcomes of Multinational Enterprises

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8686
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 21 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 25 Dec 2018
Working Paper Series
Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) and Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)
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25.

Shifting Social Norms to Reduce Open Defecation in Rural India

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8684
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 20 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 09 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
World Bank, Georgetown University and World Bank
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26.

International Comparisons of Poverty in South Asia

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8683
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 20 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 21 Dec 2018
Working Paper Series
Elon University, World Bank and World Bank
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Intervening at Home and then at School: A Randomized Evaluation of Two Approaches to Improve Early Educational Outcomes in Tonga

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8682
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 20 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 08 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
World Bank - Human Development Network, World Bank, University of New South Wales (UNSW), World Bank, World Bank, World Bank, World Bank and World Bank
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The Relationship between Conflicts, Economic Shocks, and Death with Depression, Economic Activities, and Human Capital Investment in Nigeria

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8685
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 20 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 21 Dec 2018
Working Paper Series
World Bank eMBeD (Mind, Behavior, and Development), World Bank, World Bank, World Bank, National University of Singapore (NUS), The World Bank and World Bank Group, Kenya
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29.

The Economic Case for Education in Vietnam

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8679
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 19 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 20 Dec 2018
Working Paper Series
World Bank, Vietnam National University (VNU) - VNU University of Economics and Business and Vietnam National University (VNU) - VNU University of Economics and Business
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30.

Green Sukuk, Energy Poverty, and Climate Change: A Roadmap for Sub-Saharan Africa

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8680
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 19 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 20 Dec 2018
Working Paper Series
World Bank, Durham Business School, World Bank and World Bank
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31.

Minimum Wages and Labor Supply in an Emerging Market: The Case of Mauritius

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8681
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 19 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 20 Dec 2018
Working Paper Series
University of Cape Town (UCT), University of Cape Town (UCT), Cornell University, World Bank and World Bank
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32.

Measuring Urban Economic Density

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8678
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 18 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 19 Dec 2018
Working Paper Series
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - London School of Economics
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33.

Labor Market Effects of Demographic Shifts and Migration in OECD Countries

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8676
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 18 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 25 Dec 2018
Working Paper Series
Université catholique de Louvain, World Bank Group, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank
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34.

Explaining the WAEMU Growth Spurt -- The Role of Financial Deepening and Macro Policy

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8675
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 18 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 20 Dec 2018
Working Paper Series
World Bank and World Bank
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35.

How Much Would Bangladesh Gain from the Removal of Subsidies on Electricity and Natural Gas?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8677
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 18 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 19 Dec 2018
Working Paper Series
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), U.S. International Trade Commission and World Bank
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36.

Robots, Tasks and Trade

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8674
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 14 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 21 Dec 2018
Working Paper Series
World Bank, World Bank - Research Department and World Bank
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37.

Political Selection and Bureaucratic Productivity

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8673
Number of pages: 87 Posted: 13 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 14 Dec 2018
Working Paper Series
Georgetown University, World Bank and World Bank
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38.

Survey of the Nepal Private Equity and Venture Capital Environment

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8672
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 13 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 14 Dec 2018
Working Paper Series
World Bank, World Bank, World Bank and World Bank
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Be Wary of Those Who Ask: A Randomized Experiment on the Size and Determinants of the Enumerator Effect

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8671
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 12 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 13 Dec 2018
Working Paper Series
University of Naples Parthenope and University of Connecticut
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40.

Promoting Early Childhood Development Through Combining Cash Transfers and Parenting Programs

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8670
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 11 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 13 Dec 2018
Working Paper Series
World Bank, World Bank, World Bank - Latin America & the Caribbean Region, University College London and World Bank
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41.

Comprehensive Private School Model for Low-Income Urban Children in Mexico

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8669
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 11 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 13 Dec 2018
Working Paper Series
Claremont Colleges - Claremont Graduate University, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), World Bank and World Bank
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Non-Linear Effects of Tax Changes on Output: The Role of the Initial Level of Taxation

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8668
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 10 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 11 Dec 2018
Working Paper Series
Colby College - Department of Economics, World Bank, World Bank and World Bank
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43.

Media Sentiment and International Asset Prices

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8649
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 07 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 08 Dec 2018
Working Paper Series
Computer Science, International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Research Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and University of Southern California

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44.

Re-Kindling Learning: Ereaders in Lagos

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8665
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 07 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 08 Dec 2018
Working Paper Series
Georgetown University and World Bank
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45.

Encouraging Service Delivery to the Poor: Does Money Talk When Health Workers are Pro-Poor?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8666
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 07 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 08 Dec 2018
Working Paper Series
University of East Anglia (UEA) - School of Economic and Social Studies, World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank and Cameroon Country Office
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Extreme Weather and Poverty Risk: Evidence from Multiple Shocks in Mozambique

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8667
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 07 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 08 Dec 2018
Working Paper Series
World Bank, World Bank and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics
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47.

Malnutrition Gap as a New Measure of Child Malnutrition: A Global Application

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8664
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 06 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 08 Dec 2018
Working Paper Series
United Nations - Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Dickinson College and World Bank - Health, Nutrition and Population

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48.

Developing Countries and Services in the New Industrial Paradigm

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8659
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 04 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 05 Dec 2018
Working Paper Series
University of Oxford and World Bank Group
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49.

Gender Gaps in the Labor Market and Economic Growth

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8661
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 04 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 05 Dec 2018
Working Paper Series
University of Manchester - School of Social Sciences, World Bank and World Bank
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50.

On the Asymmetry of Global Spillovers: Emerging Markets Versus Advanced Economies

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8662
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 04 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 07 Dec 2018
Working Paper Series
World Bank and Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST)
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