Bob Rijkers

World Bank

1818 H Street, NW

Washington, DC 20433

United States

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Elite Capture of Foreign Aid: Evidence from Offshore Bank Accounts

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 9150
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 20 Feb 2020
Norwegian School of Management (BI), University of Copenhagen and World Bank
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Elite Capture of Foreign Aid: Evidence from Offshore Bank Accounts

CEBI Working Paper 07/20
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 02 Apr 2020
Norwegian School of Management (BI), University of Copenhagen and World Bank
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foreign aid, corruption, offshore financial centers

Elite Capture of Foreign Aid: Evidence from Offshore Bank Accounts

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP14481
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 25 Mar 2020
University of Copenhagen, Norwegian School of Management (BI) and World Bank
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Corruption, foreign aid, Offshore Financial Centers

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All in the Family: State Capture in Tunisia

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6810
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
World Bank, World Bank - Macro, Trade and Investment and World Bank - Africa
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Investment and Investment Climate, Debt Markets, Transport Economics Policy & Planning, Microfinance, Emerging Markets

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Who Benefits from Promoting Small and Medium Scale Enterprises? Some Empirical Evidence from Ethiopia

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4629
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
World Bank, World Bank and University of Oxford - Department of Economics
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Labor Markets, Access to Finance, Economic Theory & Research, Microfinance, Labor Policies

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Risky Business: Political Instability and Greenfield Foreign Direct Investment in the Arab World

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6716
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Economics (ESE), World Bank and World Bank
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E-Business, Debt Markets, Emerging Markets, Investment and Investment Climate, Energy Production and Transportation

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Toward Successful Development Policies: Insights from Research in Development Economics

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 9133
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 31 Jan 2020 Last Revised: 22 Feb 2020
World Bank, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank - Development Research Group, World Bank, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank - Agriculture and Rural Development Department, World Bank, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank - Research Department, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank - Development Economics Research Group (DECRG), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Health Care Services Industry, International Trade and Trade Rules, Economic Assistance, Disability, Services & Transfers to Poor, Access of Poor to Social Services, Climate Change and Environment, Climate Change and Health, Science of Climate Change, Inequality

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Nonfarm Microenterprise Performance and the Investment Climate: Evidence from Rural Ethiopia

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4577
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
University of Goettingen (Gottingen) - Ibero-America-Institute for Economic Research, World Bank and University of Oxford - Department of Economics
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Access to Finance, Microfinance, Economic Theory & Research, Debt Markets

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Which Jobs are Most Vulnerable to COVID-19? What an Analysis of the European Union Reveals

World Bank Research and Policy Briefs No. 148384
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 19 May 2020
World Bank, World Bank, World Bank - Research Department and World Bank
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Labor Markets, Health Care Services Industry, Rural Labor Markets, Educational Sciences, Food Security

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Coping with Crises: Why and How to Protect Employment and Earnings

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5094
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Pierella Paci, Ana Revenga and Bob Rijkers
World Bank, The World Bank and World Bank
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Labor Markets, Labor Policies, Safety Nets and Transfers, Banks & Banking Reform, Population Policies

Heterogeneity in Subjective Wellbeing: An Application to Occupational Allocation in Africa

Documento CEDE No. 2013-01
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 07 Mar 2013
University of Oxford - Centre of the Study of African Economies, World Bank - Poverty and Economic Management Unit, World Bank and Universidad Católica Del Norte
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Subjective Wellbeing, Mixed Ordered Probit, Self-employment, Informality

Heterogeneity in Subjective Wellbeing: An Application to Occupational Allocation in Africa

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6244
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
University of Oxford - Centre of the Study of African Economies, World Bank - Poverty and Economic Management Unit, World Bank and Universidad Católica Del Norte
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Labor Markets, Labor Policies, Labor Management and Relations, Work & Working Conditions, Educational Policy and Planning

Heterogeneity in Subjective Wellbeing: An Application to Occupational Allocation in Africa

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7057
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 15 Dec 2012
University of Oxford - Centre of the Study of African Economies, World Bank - Poverty and Economic Management Unit, World Bank and Universidad Católica Del Norte
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subjective wellbeing, mixed ordered probit, self-employment, informality, developing country labor markets, Africa

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Gender and Rural Non-Farm Entrepreneurship

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6066
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Bob Rijkers and Rita Costa
World Bank and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Access to Finance, Gender and Development, Housing & Human Habitats, Economic Theory & Research, Population Policies

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Robots, Tasks and Trade

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8674
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 14 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 01 Aug 2019
Erhan Artuc, Paulo Bastos and Bob Rijkers
World Bank, Technical University of Lisbon (UTL) - Research Unit on Complexity and Economics (UECE) and World Bank
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International Trade and Trade Rules, Labor Markets, Plastics & Rubber Industry, Textiles, Apparel & Leather Industry, Pulp & Paper Industry, Food & Beverage Industry, Common Carriers Industry, Construction Industry, Business Cycles and Stabilization Policies, General Manufacturing, Rural Labor Markets

Robots, Tasks, and Trade

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP14487
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 25 Mar 2020
Erhan Artuc, Paulo Bastos and Bob Rijkers
World Bank, Technical University of Lisbon (UTL) - Research Unit on Complexity and Economics (UECE) and World Bank
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automation, Gains from trade, global value chains, intermediate inputs, jobs, robots, Tasks, Trade, wages

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Can Minimum Wages Close the Gender Wage Gap? Evidence from Indonesia

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7364
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 20 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 30 Apr 2018
World Bank - Research Department, World Bank and World Bank
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Labor Markets, Labor Standards, Rural Labor Markets, Gender and Development, Educational Sciences, Human Rights, Food & Beverage Industry, General Manufacturing, Pulp & Paper Industry, Common Carriers Industry, Construction Industry, Business Cycles and Stabilization Policies, Textiles, Apparel & Leather Industry, Plastics & Rubber Industry

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Market Integration and Structural Transformation in a Poor Rural Economy

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4856
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Måns Söderbom and Bob Rijkers
University of Oxford - Department of Economics and World Bank
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Food & Beverage Industry, Economic Theory & Research, Rural Poverty Reduction, Food Security

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Political Connections and Tariff Evasion: Evidence from Tunisia

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7336
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 20 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 30 Apr 2018
Bob Rijkers, Leila Baghdadi and Gaël Raballand
World Bank, University of Tunis - Tunis Business School and World Bank
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Armed Conflict, International Trade and Trade Rules, Trade and Multilateral Issues, Rules of Origin, Trade Policy, De Facto Governments, Democratic Government, Public Sector Administrative & Civil Service Reform, State Owned Enterprise Reform, Energy Privatization, Public Sector Administrative and Civil Service Reform, Economics and Finance of Public Institution Development, Privatization, Social Conflict and Violence

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Trading Off the Income Gains and the Inequality Costs of Trade Policy

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8825
Number of pages: 99 Posted: 23 Apr 2019
Bob Rijkers, Erhan Artuc and Guido G. Porto
World Bank, World Bank and World Bank
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Do Crises Catalyze Creative Destruction? Firm-Level Evidence from Indonesia

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5869
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Mary Hallward-Driemeier and Bob Rijkers
World Bank - Research Department and World Bank
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Labor Policies, Labor Markets, Banks & Banking Reform, Economic Theory & Research, Microfinance

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Which Firms Create the Most Jobs in Developing Countries? Evidence from Tunisia

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7068
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 20 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 30 Apr 2018
World Bank, Institut National de la Statistique (INSTAT), World Bank - Macro, Trade and Investment and World Bank - Africa
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Labor Markets, Employment and Unemployment

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Deals and Delays: Firm-Level Evidence on Corruption and Policy Implementation Times

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6949
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
World Bank - Macro, Trade and Investment, World Bank - Research Department and World Bank
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Public Sector Corruption & Anticorruption Measures, Access to Finance, Crime and Society, Microfinance, E-Business

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Mind the Gap? A Rural-Urban Comparison of Manufacturing Firms

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4946
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
World Bank, University of Gothenburg and University of Goettingen (Gottingen) - Ibero-America-Institute for Economic Research
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Access to Finance, Microfinance, Economic Theory & Research, Debt Markets

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Ladies First? Firm-Level Evidence on the Labor Impacts of the East Asian Crisis

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5789
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
World Bank - Research Department, World Bank and World Bank
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Labor Markets, Gender and Development, Labor Policies, Population Policies, Gender and Law

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Episodes of Unemployment Reduction in Rich, Middle-Income, and Transition Economies

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6891
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Caroline L. Freund and Bob Rijkers
World Bank - Macro, Trade and Investment and World Bank
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Labor Markets, Population Policies, Labor Policies, Economic Theory & Research, Youth and Governance

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Measuring Employment: Experimental Evidence from Urban Ghana

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 9263
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 03 Jun 2020
World Bank, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank, World Bank and World Bank
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Rural Labor Markets, Employment and Unemployment, Labor Markets

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Obstacles on the Road to Palestinian Economic Growth

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8385
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 28 Mar 2018
World Bank, World Bank, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Independent
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Transport Services, Energy Policies & Economics, International Trade and Trade Rules, Economic Growth, Industrial Economics, Economic Theory & Research, Railways Transport

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Household Impacts of Tariffs: Data and Results from Agricultural Trade Protection

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 9045
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 04 Dec 2019 Last Revised: 05 Dec 2019
Erhan Artuc, Guido G. Porto and Bob Rijkers
World Bank, World Bank and World Bank
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International Trade and Trade Rules, Labor & Employment Law, Food Security, Common Carriers Industry, Food & Beverage Industry, Business Cycles and Stabilization Policies, Plastics & Rubber Industry, Construction Industry, General Manufacturing, Pulp & Paper Industry, Textiles, Apparel & Leather Industry, Trade and Multilateral Issues

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Does Better Information Curb Customs Fraud?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 9254
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 23 May 2020 Last Revised: 27 May 2020
Université d'Auvergne - Clermont 1 - Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur le Developpement International (CERDI), World Bank, World Bank - International Trade Division, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), affiliation not provided to SSRN and World Bank
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International Trade and Trade Rules, Tax Law, Ports & Waterways, Democratic Government, De Facto Governments, Administrative & Civil Service Reform, Public Sector Administrative & Civil Service Reform, Public Sector Administrative and Civil Service Reform, Health Service Management and Delivery

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Does Democratization Promote Competition?: Indonesian Manufacturing Pre and Post Suharto

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 9112
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 23 Jan 2020 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2020
World Bank - Research Department, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods and World Bank
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General Manufacturing, Construction Industry, Common Carriers Industry, Textiles, Apparel & Leather Industry, Pulp & Paper Industry, Plastics & Rubber Industry, Food & Beverage Industry, Business Cycles and Stabilization Policies, Finance and Development, Financial Economics, Health Care Services Industry, International Trade and Trade Rules, Energy and Mining

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Labor Supply Responses to Health Shocks: Evidence from High-Frequency Labor Market Data from Urban Ghana

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 9046
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 15 Nov 2019
Rachel Heath, Ghazala Mansuri and Bob Rijkers
World Bank, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank
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Does Better Information Curb Customs Fraud?

CESifo Working Paper No. 8371
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 23 Jun 2020
World Bank, World Bank, World Bank - International Trade Division, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank and World Bank
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tariff evasion, tax enforcement, third-party information, performance monitoring, risk management, information provision, randomized control trial

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Do Employers' Responses to Crises Impact Men and Women Differently? Firm‐Level Evidence from Indonesia

Review of Development Economics, Vol. 21, Issue 4, pp. 1018-1056, 2017
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 13 Nov 2017
World Bank, World Bank and World Bank
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Can Minimum Wages Close the Gender Wage Gap?

Review of Income and Wealth, Vol. 63, Issue 2, pp. 310-334, 2017
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 22 May 2017
World Bank - Research Department, World Bank and World Bank
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gender, Indonesia, manufacturing, minimum wages, wage gaps