David J. McKenzie

World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

Economist

1818 H. Street, N.W.

MSN3-311

Washington, DC 20433

United States

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240

Bonn, D-53072

Germany

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Migration, Remittances, Poverty, and Human Capital: Conceptual and Empirical Challenges

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4272
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
David J. McKenzie and Marcin J. Sasin
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Europe and Central Asia Region
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Population Policies, Health Monitoring & Evaluation, Banks & Banking Reform, Anthropology, Voluntary and Involuntary Resettlement

Returns to Capital in Microenterprises: Evidence from a Field Experiment

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4230
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Suresh de Mel, David J. McKenzie and Christopher M. Woodruff
University of Peradeniya, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IRPS)
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Economic Theory & Research, Investment and Investment Climate, Microfinance, Small Scale Enterprise, Economic Growth

Returns to Capital in Microenterprises: Evidence from a Field Experiment

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2934
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 03 Aug 2007
Suresh de Mel, David J. McKenzie and Christopher M. Woodruff
University of Peradeniya, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IRPS)
Downloads 221 (136,836)
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microenterprises, returns to capital, self-employment

Innovative Firms or Innovative Owners? Determinants of Innovation in Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4934
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Suresh de Mel, David J. McKenzie and Christopher M. Woodruff
University of Peradeniya, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IRPS)
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E-Business, Education for Development (superceded), Innovation, Labor Policies, Microfinance

Innovative Firms or Innovative Owners? Determinants of Innovation in Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3962
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 02 Feb 2009
Suresh de Mel, David J. McKenzie and Christopher M. Woodruff
University of Peradeniya, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IRPS)
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innovation, microenterprises, SMEs, development

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Can Migration Reduce Educational Attainment? Evidence from Mexico

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3952
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
David J. McKenzie and Hillel Rapoport
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics
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Education For All, Primary Education, Teaching and Learning, Anthropology, Child Labor

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Why Don't Remittances Appear to Affect Growth?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6856
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Michael A. Clemens and David J. McKenzie
Center for Global Development and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Population Policies, Remittances, Debt Markets, Access to Finance, Currencies and Exchange Rates

Why Don't Remittances Appear to Affect Growth?

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 366
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 22 Jun 2014
Michael A. Clemens and David J. McKenzie
Center for Global Development and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 179 (166,924)
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remittances, growth, migration, measurement

Why Don't Remittances Appear to Affect Growth?

The Economic Journal, Vol. 128, Issue 612, pp. F179-F209, 2018
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 06 Jul 2018
Michael A. Clemens and David J. McKenzie
Center for Global Development and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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In Pursuit of Balance: Randomization in Practice in Development Field Experiments

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4752
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Miriam Bruhn and David J. McKenzie
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 546 (49,182)
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Statistical & Mathematical Sciences, Scientific Research & Science Parks, Science Education, Economic Theory & Research, Climate Change

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Why do Firms in Developing Countries Have Low Productivity?

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 08 Jan 2010
Stanford University - Department of Economics, Stanford University, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Stanford Graduate School of Business
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productivity, development firms

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Citation 23

Eight Questions About Brain Drain

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5668
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
John Gibson and David J. McKenzie
University of Waikato and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 322 (92,093)
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Population Policies, Tertiary Education, International Migration, Health Monitoring & Evaluation, Remittances

Eight Questions About Brain Drain

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5730
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 31 May 2011
John Gibson and David J. McKenzie
University of Waikato and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 94 (276,364)
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brain drain, brain gain, high-skilled emigration, development

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Soft Skills or Hard Cash? The Impact of Training and Wage Subsidy Programs on Female Youth Employment in Jordan

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6141
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
World Bank, World Bank, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Economic Development Institute
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Tertiary Education, Labor Markets, Labor Policies, Primary Education, Access to Finance

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The Effects of Migration on Child Health in Mexico

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3573
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 06 May 2005
David J. McKenzie and Nicole Hildebrandt
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Stanford University
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migration, child health, infant mortality, health knowledge

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Self-Selection Patterns in Mexico-U.S. Migration: The Role of Migration Networks

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4118
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
David J. McKenzie and Hillel Rapoport
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics
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Population Policies, Voluntary and Involuntary Resettlement, Human Migrations & Resettlements, Anthropology, Technology Industry

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Consumption Growth in a Booming Economy: Taiwan 1976-96

Yale Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 823
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 28 Jun 2001
David J. McKenzie
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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consumption growth, pseudo-panel, prudence, Taiwan

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How Important is Selection? Experimental vs. Non-Experimental Measures of the Income Gains from Migration

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2087
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 25 Apr 2006
David J. McKenzie, John Gibson and Steven Stillman
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), University of Waikato and Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
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migration, selection, natural experiment

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Experimental Approaches in Migration Studies

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5395
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
David J. McKenzie and Dean Yang
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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Population Policies, Access to Finance, Remittances, Anthropology, Debt Markets

Experimental Approaches in Migration Studies

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5125
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 24 Aug 2010
David J. McKenzie and Dean Yang
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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migration, remittances, experiment, identification, self-selection

Who are the Microenterprise Owners? Evidence from Sri Lanka on Tokman v. De Soto

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3511
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 05 Jun 2008
Suresh de Mel, David J. McKenzie and Christopher M. Woodruff
University of Peradeniya, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IRPS)
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entrepreneurship, self-employment, De Soto

Who are the Microenterprise Owners? Evidence from Sri Lanka on Tokman v. De Soto

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4635
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Suresh de Mel, David J. McKenzie and Christopher M. Woodruff
University of Peradeniya, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IRPS)
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Labor Markets, Tertiary Education, Work & Working Conditions, Microfinance

Are Women More Credit Constrained? Experimental Evidence on Gender and Microenterprise Returns

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4746
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Suresh de Mel, David J. McKenzie and Christopher M. Woodruff
University of Peradeniya, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IRPS)
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Access to Finance, Debt Markets, Gender and Health, Economic Theory & Research

Are Women More Credit Constrained? Experimental Evidence on Gender and Microenterprise Returns

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3743
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 13 Oct 2008
Suresh de Mel, David J. McKenzie and Christopher M. Woodruff
University of Peradeniya, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IRPS)
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microenterprises, gender, microfinance, randomized experiment

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What are We Learning from Business Training and Entrepreneurship Evaluations Around the Developing World?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6202
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
David J. McKenzie and Christopher Woodruff
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of Warwick
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Financial Literacy, Primary Education, Access & Equity in Basic Education, Education For All, Competitiveness and Competition Policy

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A Land of Milk and Honey with Streets Paved with Gold: Do Emigrants have Over-Optimistic Expectations about Incomes Abroad?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4141, IZA Discussion Paper No. 2788
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
David J. McKenzie, John Gibson and Steven Stillman
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), University of Waikato and Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Downloads 234 (129,801)
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Population Policies, Economic Theory & Research, Remittances, Labor Markets, Fiscal & Monetary Policy

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Paper Walls are Easier to Tear Down: Passport Costs and Legal Barriers to Emigration

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3783
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 05 Jan 2006
David J. McKenzie
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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migration, passport costs, barriers to exit

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Identifying and Spurring High-Growth Entrepreneurship: Experimental Evidence from a Business Plan Competition

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7391
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
David J. McKenzie
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Technology Innovation, Employment and Shared Growth, Technology Industry, Equity and Development, Pro-Poor Growth, Achieving Shared Growth

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Measuring Subjective Expectations in Developing Countries: A Critical Review and New Evidence

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4824
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Adeline Delavande, Xavier Giné and David J. McKenzie
New University of Lisbon - Faculdade de Economia, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Economic Theory & Research, Statistical & Mathematical Sciences, Debt Markets, Information Security & Privacy

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Do Poverty Traps Exist?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6835
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Aart Kraay and David J. McKenzie
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Rural Poverty Reduction, Achieving Shared Growth, Economic Theory & Research, Debt Markets, Poverty Reduction Strategies

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Measuring Microenterprise Profits: Don't Ask How the Sausage is Made

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4229
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Suresh de Mel, David J. McKenzie and Christopher M. Woodruff
University of Peradeniya, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IRPS)
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Business in Development, Business Environment, Competitiveness and Competition Policy, Economic Theory & Research, Income

The Microeconomic Determinants of Emigration and Return Migration of the Best and Brightest: Evidence from the Pacific

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3926
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 19 Jan 2009
John Gibson and David J. McKenzie
University of Waikato and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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brain drain, brain gain, highly skilled migration, return migration, selectivity

The Microeconomic Determinants of Emigration and Return Migration of the Best and Brightest: Evidence from the Pacific

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4965
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
John Gibson and David J. McKenzie
University of Waikato and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Tertiary Education, Population Policies, Secondary Education, Human Migrations & Resettlements

The Microeconomic Determinants of Emigration and Return Migration of the Best and Brightest: Evidence from the Pacific

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 30 May 2009 Last Revised: 15 Apr 2015
John Gibson and David J. McKenzie
University of Waikato and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Brain Drain, Brain Gain, Highly Skilled Migration, Return Migration

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Earnings Mobility and Measurement Error: A Pseudo-Panel Approach

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3745
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 14 Oct 2005
David J. McKenzie and Francisca Antman
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics
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income mobility, dynamic pseudo panel, measurement error

Remittances and the Brain Drain Revisited: The Microdata Show that More Educated Migrants Remit More

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5113
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Stanford University, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), Yale University and Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics
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Population Policies, Remittances, Debt Markets, International Migration, Access & Equity in Basic Education

Remittances and the Brain Drain Revisited: The Microdata Show that More Educated Migrants Remit More

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4534
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 09 Nov 2009
Stanford University, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust and Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics
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remittances, migration, brain drain, education

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The Impact of Economics Blogs

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5783
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
David J. McKenzie and Berk Ozler
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Economics Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 178 (167,758)

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Tertiary Education, E-Business, Economic Theory & Research, Information Security & Privacy, Agricultural Knowledge and Information Systems

The Impact of Economics Blogs

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8558
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 16 Sep 2011
David J. McKenzie and Berk Ozler
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Economics Research Group (DECRG)
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blog, dissemination, impact evaluation, influence

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Poverty Traps and Nonlinear Income Dynamics with Measurement Error and Individual Heterogeneity

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3764
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 16 Nov 2005
Francisca Antman and David J. McKenzie
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 171 (173,823)
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nonlinear income dynamics, poverty traps, dynamic pseudo panel; measurement error

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Who You Train Matters: Identifying Complementary Effects of Financial Education on Migrant Households

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6157
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Yoko Doi, David J. McKenzie and Bilal Zia
affiliation not provided to SSRN, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Financial Literacy, Access to Finance, Education For All, Access & Equity in Basic Education, Primary Education

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Does Management Matter? Evidence from India

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5573
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Stanford University - Department of Economics, World Bank, Stanford University, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Downloads 125 (225,468)
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Labor Policies, E-Business, Agricultural Knowledge and Information Systems, Rural Development Knowledge & Information Systems, Labor Markets

Does Management Matter? Evidence from India

NBER Working Paper No. w16658
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 10 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2014
Stanford University - Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley, Stanford University, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Business Training and Female Enterprise Start-Up, Growth, and Dynamics: Experimental Evidence from Sri Lanka

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6896
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 13 Oct 2012
Suresh de Mel, David J. McKenzie and Christopher M. Woodruff
University of Peradeniya, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IRPS)
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business training, female self-employment, randomized experiment, business start-up, trajectory of treatment effects

Business Training and Female Enterprise Start-Up, Growth, and Dynamics: Experimental Evidence from Sri Lanka

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6145
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Suresh de Mel, David J. McKenzie and Christopher Woodruff
University of Peradeniya, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of Warwick
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Primary Education, Competitiveness and Competition Policy, Business in Development, Business Environment, Access & Equity in Basic Education

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Learning from the Experiments that Never Happened: Lessons from Trying to Conduct Randomized Evaluations of Matching Grant Programs in Africa

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6296
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
World Bank, World Bank, World Bank - International Trade Division, World Bank and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Microfinance, Banks & Banking Reform, Access to Finance, ICT Policy and Strategies, E-Business

The Impact of Vocational Training for the Unemployed: Experimental Evidence from Turkey

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6807
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
World Bank - World Development Report, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Labor Markets, Labor Policies, Access & Equity in Basic Education, Primary Education, Education For All

The Impact of Vocational Training for the Unemployed: Experimental Evidence from Turkey

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8059
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 05 Apr 2014
World Bank - World Development Report, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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vocational training, active labor market programs, randomized experiment, private provision

The Impact of Vocational Training for the Unemployed: Experimental Evidence from Turkey

The Economic Journal, Vol. 126, Issue 597, pp. 2115-2146, 2016
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 07 Jan 2017
World Bank - World Development Report, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank and World Bank
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An Econometric Analysis of the Creditworthiness of Ibrd Borrowers

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2822
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
David J. McKenzie
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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The Economic Consequences Of"Brain Drain"Of the Best and Brightest: Microeconomic Evidence from Five Countries

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5394
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
John Gibson and David J. McKenzie
University of Waikato and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Population Policies, Tertiary Education, Emerging Markets, Debt Markets, Economic Theory & Research

Does it Pay Firms to Register for Taxes? The Impact of Formality on Firm Profitability

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4449
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
David J. McKenzie and Yaye Seynabou Sakho
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank
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Microfinance, Debt Markets, Transport Economics Policy & Planning, Taxation & Subsidies, E-Business

Does it Pay Firms to Register for Taxes? The Impact of Formality on Firm Profitability

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3179
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 03 Dec 2007
David J. McKenzie and Yaye Seynabou Sakho
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank
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informal sector, entrepreneurial ability, tax registration

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How Important is Selection? Experimental Versus Non-Experimental Measures of the Income Gains from Migration

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3906
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
David J. McKenzie, John Gibson and Steven Stillman
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), University of Waikato and Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
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Migration, Selection, Natural Experiment

Surveying Migrant Households: A Comparison of Census-Based, Snowball, and Intercept Point Surveys

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4419
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
David J. McKenzie and Johan A. Mistiaen
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and The World Bank
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Population Policies, Small Area Estimation Poverty Mapping, Anthropology, Social Analysis, Access to Finance

Surveying Migrant Households: A Comparison of Census-Based, Snowball, and Intercept Point Surveys

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3173
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 06 Dec 2007
David J. McKenzie and Johan A. Mistiaen
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and The World Bank
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migration, surveys, rare elements, intercept-point

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Why is Voluntary Financial Education so Unpopular? Experimental Evidence from Mexico

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6439
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Miriam Bruhn, Gabriel Lara Ibarra and David J. McKenzie
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), The World Bank - Poverty and Equity Global Practice and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Financial Literacy, Access to Finance, Education For All, Access & Equity in Basic Education, Primary Education

Mental Health Patterns and Consequences: Results from Survey Data in Five Developing Countries

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4495
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Jishnu Das, Quy-Toan Do, Jed Friedman and David J. McKenzie
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 Monitoring & Evaluation, Disease Control & Prevention, Gender and Health, Health Systems Development & Reform, Mental Health

Mental Health Patterns and Consequences: Results from Survey Data in Five Developing Countries

The World Bank Economic Review, Vol. 23, No. 1, pp. 31-55, 2009
Posted: 17 Mar 2009
Jishnu Das, Quy-Toan Do and David J. McKenzie
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

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O12, I10, I32, O15

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Impact Assessments in Finance and Private Sector Development: What Have We Learned and What Should We Learn ?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4944
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
David J. McKenzie
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Access to Finance, Debt Markets, Banks & Banking Reform, Microfinance

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Using Repeated Cross-Sections to Explore Movements in and Out of Poverty

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5550
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Hai-Anh Dang, Peter F. Lanjouw, Jill Luoto and David J. McKenzie
World Bank- Development Data Group (DECDG), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), affiliation not provided to SSRN and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Rural Poverty Reduction, Regional Economic Development, Statistical & Mathematical Sciences, Achieving Shared Growth

The Impacts of International Migration on Remaining Household Members: Omnibus Results from a Migration Lottery Program

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4375
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 15 Sep 2009
John Gibson, David J. McKenzie and Steven Stillman
University of Waikato, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
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wellbeing, selectivity, natural experiment, emigration, remittances

The Impacts of International Migration on Remaining Household Members: Omnibus Results from a Migration Lottery Program

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4956
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
John Gibson, David J. McKenzie and Steven Stillman
University of Waikato, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
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Population Policies, Access to Finance, Health Monitoring & Evaluation, Housing & Human Habitats, Anthropology

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A Profile of the World's Young Developing Country Migrants

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4021, IZA Discussion Paper No. 2948
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 27 Oct 2006
David J. McKenzie
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Internal migration, youth

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The Economic Consequences of 'Brain Drain' of the Best and Brightest: Microeconomic Evidence from Five Countries

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5124
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 24 Aug 2010
John Gibson and David J. McKenzie
University of Waikato and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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brain drain, brain gain, highly skilled migration

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How Pro-Poor is the Selection of Seasonal Migrant Workers from Tonga Under New Zealand's Recognized Seasonal Employer Program?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4698
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
John Gibson, David J. McKenzie and Halahingano Rohorua
University of Waikato, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of Waikato
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Access to Finance, Labor Markets, Work & Working Conditions, Tertiary Education

What are We Learning from Business Training and Entrepreneurship Evaluations Around the Developing World?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6895
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 13 Oct 2012
David J. McKenzie and Christopher M. Woodruff
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IRPS)
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business training, consulting, randomized experiments, firm productivity

What are We Learning from Business Training and Entrepreneurship Evaluations Around the Developing World?

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP9564
Posted: 24 Jul 2013
David J. McKenzie and Christopher Woodruff
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of Warwick

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business training, consulting, firm productivity, randomized experiments

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The Impact of Financial Literacy Training for Migrants

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6073
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
John Gibson, David J. McKenzie and Bilal Zia
University of Waikato, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Financial Literacy, Access to Finance, Remittances, Population Policies, Education For All

49.

Using the Global Positioning System in Household Surveys for Better Economics and Better Policy

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4195
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
John Gibson and David J. McKenzie
University of Waikato and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Transport Economics Policy & Planning, Roads & Highways, Health Monitoring & Evaluation, Standards and Technical Regulations, Population Policies

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Enterprise Recovery Following Natural Disasters

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5269
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Suresh de Mel, David J. McKenzie and Christopher M. Woodruff
University of Peradeniya, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IRPS)
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Microfinance, Debt Markets, Banks & Banking Reform, Natural Disasters, Hazard Risk Management

Enterprise Recovery Following Natural Disasters

The Economic Journal, Vol. 122, Issue 559, pp. 64-91, 2012
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 06 Mar 2012
Suresh de Mel, David J. McKenzie and Christopher Woodruff
University of Peradeniya, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of Warwick
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Beyond Baseline and Follow-Up: The Case for More T in Experiments

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5639
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
David J. McKenzie
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Scientific Research & Science Parks, Science Education, Statistical & Mathematical Sciences, Disease Control & Prevention, Economic Theory & Research

52.

The Development Impact of a Best Practice Seasonal Worker Policy

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5488
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
David J. McKenzie and John Gibson
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of Waikato
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Small Area Estimation Poverty Mapping, Housing & Human Habitats, Population Policies, Economic Theory & Research, Anthropology

53.

Short-Term Impacts of Formalization Assistance and a Bank Information Session on Business Registration and Access to Finance in Malawi

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7183
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 20 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 27 Apr 2018
World Bank, World Bank, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Business in Development, Gender and Development, Access to Finance, Private Sector Economics, Private Sector Development Law, Marketing, Transport Services

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Entry Regulation and Formalization of Microenterprises in Developing Countries

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6507
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Miriam Bruhn and David J. McKenzie
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Microfinance, Small Scale Enterprise, E-Business, Business in Development, Competitiveness and Competition Policy

Distortions in the International Migrant Labor Market:Evidence from Filipino Migration and Wage Responses to Destination Country Economic Shocks

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6041
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
David J. McKenzie, Caroline Barclay Theoharides and Dean Yang
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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Labor Markets, Labor Policies, Population Policies, International Migration, Economic Theory & Research

Distortions in the International Migrant Labor Market: Evidence from Filipino Migration and Wage Responses to Destination Country Economic Shocks

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6498
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 28 Apr 2012
David J. McKenzie, Caroline Barclay Theoharides and Dean Yang
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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international migration, migrant demand, labor output elasticity, minimum wages

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Development Economics as Taught in Developing Countries

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7521
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
David J. McKenzie and Anna Luisa Paffhausen
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of Passau
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Pro-Poor Growth, Economic Theory & Research, Labor Policies, Tertiary Education, Effective Schools and Teachers

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Migration and Mental Health: Evidence from a Natural Experiment

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4138
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Steven Stillman, David J. McKenzie and John Gibson
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of Canterbury
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Health Monitoring & Evaluation, Population Policies, Disease Control & Prevention, Mental Health, Gender and Health

Business Practices in Small Firms in Developing Countries

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7405
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
David J. McKenzie and Christopher Woodruff
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of Warwick
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Microenterprises, Cottage Industry

Business Practices in Small Firms in Developing Countries

NBER Working Paper No. w21505
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 31 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 02 Sep 2015
David J. McKenzie and Christopher Woodruff
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of Warwick
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The Demand for, and Consequences of, Formalization Among Informal Firms in Sri Lanka

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5991
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Suresh de Mel, David J. McKenzie and Christopher Woodruff
University of Peradeniya, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of Warwick
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Microfinance, Economic Theory & Research, E-Business, Access to Finance, Debt Markets

The Demand for, and Consequences of, Formalization Among Informal Firms in Sri Lanka

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6442
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 14 Apr 2012
Suresh de Mel, David J. McKenzie and Christopher M. Woodruff
University of Peradeniya, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IRPS)
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informality, small enterprises, entrepreneurship

The Demand for, and Consequences of, Formalization Among Informal Firms in Sri Lanka

NBER Working Paper No. w18019
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 28 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 27 Oct 2014
Suresh de Mel, David J. McKenzie and Christopher Woodruff
University of Peradeniya, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of Warwick
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Man vs. Machine in Predicting Successful Entrepreneurs: Evidence from a Business Plan Competition in Nigeria

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8271
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 14 Dec 2017 Last Revised: 27 Apr 2018
David J. McKenzie and Dario Sansone
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Georgetown University
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Private Sector Economics, Private Sector Development Law, Marketing, Labor Markets, Gender and Development, Educational Sciences, Educational Populations, Educational Policy and Planning - Textbook, Education for Development (superceded), Education For All

Man vs. Machine in Predicting Successful Entrepreneurs: Evidence from a Business Plan Competition in Nigeria

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12523
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 02 Jan 2018
David J. McKenzie and Dario Sansone
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Georgetown University
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business plans, entrepreneurship, Machine Learning, Nigeria

Growing Markets Through Business Training for Female Entrepreneurs: A Market-Level Randomized Experiment in Kenya

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10615
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 26 Mar 2017
David J. McKenzie and Olga Puerto
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and United Nations - International Labour Organization (ILO)
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business training, spillovers, microenterprise, market development

Growing Markets Through Business Training for Female Entrepreneurs: A Market-Level Randomized Experiment in Kenya

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7993
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 27 Apr 2018 Last Revised: 27 May 2018
David J. McKenzie and Susana Puerto
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and International Labour Organization (ILO)
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Private Sector Economics, Private Sector Development Law, Marketing, Gender and Development, Mental Health, Employment and Unemployment, Labor Markets

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When is Capital Enough to Get Female Enterprises Growing? Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Ghana

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5706
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Stanford University - Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), University of Oxford and University of Warwick
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Debt Markets, Economic Theory & Research, Investment and Investment Climate, Science Education, Scientific Research & Science Parks

Evidence on Policies to Increase the Development Impacts of International Migration

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7057
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
David J. McKenzie and Dean Yang
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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Education for Development (superceded), Education For All, Financial Structures, Educational Populations, Remittances

Evidence on Policies to Increase the Development Impacts of International Migration

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8523
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 11 Oct 2014
David J. McKenzie and Dean Yang
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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migration policy, remittances, return migration, impact evaluation

64.

Development Through Seasonal Worker Programs: The Case of New Zealand's RSE Program

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6762
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
John Gibson and David J. McKenzie
University of Waikato and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Labor Markets, Work & Working Conditions, Corporate Social Responsibility, Tertiary Education, Labor Standards

Do Management Interventions Last? Evidence from India

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8339
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 14 Feb 2018
Stanford University - Department of Economics, Stanford University, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Do Management Interventions Last? Evidence from India

NBER Working Paper No. w24249
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 29 Jan 2018
Stanford University - Department of Economics, Stanford University, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Stanford Graduate School of Business
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The Remitting Patterns of African Migrants in the OECD

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5260
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Albert Bollard, David J. McKenzie and Melanie Morten
Stanford University, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Yale University
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Population Policies, Remittances, Gender and Development, Debt Markets, International Migration

Testing the Importance of Search Frictions, Matching, and Reservation Prestige Through Randomized Experiments in Jordan

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7030
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Matthew Groh, David J. McKenzie, Nour Shammout and Tara Vishwanath
World Bank, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and World Bank - Economic Development Institute
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Rural Labor Markets, Educational Populations, Labor Markets, Education For All, Education for Development (superceded)

Testing the Importance of Search Frictions, Matching, and Reservation Prestige Through Randomized Experiments in Jordan

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8518
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 11 Oct 2014
Matthew Groh, David J. McKenzie, Nour Shammout and Tara Vishwanath
World Bank, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and World Bank - Economic Development Institute
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psychometrics, labor market matching, reservation prestige, youth unemployment, Jordan, randomized experiment

68.

How Can We Learn Whether Firm Policies are Working in Africa? Challenges (and Solutions?) for Experiments and Structural Models

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5632
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
David J. McKenzie
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Microfinance, Small Scale Enterprise, E-Business, ICT Policy and Strategies, Banks & Banking Reform

69.

Miserable Migrants? Natural Experiment Evidence on International Migration and Objective and Subjective Well-Being

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6871
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 07 Oct 2012
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, University of Waikato, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of Waikato
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immigration, lottery, natural experiment, subjective well-being, Tonga, Pacific Islands

70.
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Small Firm Death in Developing Countries

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8236
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 08 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 27 Apr 2018
David J. McKenzie and Anna Luisa Paffhausen
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of Passau
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Food & Beverage Industry, Textiles, Apparel & Leather Industry, Pulp & Paper Industry, Common Carriers Industry, Construction Industry, Business Cycles and Stabilization Policies, General Manufacturing, Plastics & Rubber Industry, Employment and Unemployment, Labor Markets, Gender and Development

Small Firm Death in Developing Countries

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12401
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 30 Oct 2017
David J. McKenzie and Anna Luisa Paffhausen
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of Passau
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firm death, microenterprise dynamics, survival

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Accounting for Selectivity and Duration-Dependent Heterogeneity When Estimating the Impact of Emigration on Incomes and Poverty in Sending Areas

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5268
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
John Gibson, David J. McKenzie and Steven Stillman
University of Waikato, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
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Population Policies, Small Area Estimation Poverty Mapping, Anthropology, Housing & Human Habitats, Remittances

72.

The Additionality Impact of a Matching Grant Program for Small Firms: Experimental Evidence from Yemen

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7462
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
David J. McKenzie, Nabila Assaf and Ana P. Cusolito
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank and World Bank
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E-Business, Small Scale Enterprises, Microfinance, Business in Development, ICT Policy and Strategies

The Long-Term Impact of International Migration on Economic Decision-Making: Evidence from a Migration Lottery and Lab-in-The-Field Experiments

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7848
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 06 Oct 2016
University of Waikato, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), University of Waikato and Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
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The Long-Term Impact of International Migration on Economic Decision-Making: Evidence from a Migration Lottery and Lab-in-the-Field Experiments

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10110
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 08 Aug 2016
University of Waikato, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), University of Waikato and Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
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migration, economic beliefs, preferences, household efficiency, transnational household

A Helping Hand or the Long Arm of the Law? Experimental Evidence on What Governments Can Do to Formalize Firms

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6435
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Gustavo Henrique de Andrade, Miriam Bruhn and David J. McKenzie
Governo do Estado de Minas Gerais, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Microfinance, E-Business, Small Scale Enterprise, Knowledge for Development, Information Security & Privacy

A Helping Hand or the Long Arm of the Law? Experimental Evidence on What Governments Can Do to Formalize Firms

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7402
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 18 May 2013
Gustavo Henrique de Andrade, Miriam Bruhn and David J. McKenzie
Governo do Estado de Minas Gerais, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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informality, enforcement, small enterprises

Directing Remittances to Education with Soft and Hard Commitments: Evidence from a Lab-in-The-Field Experiment and New Product Take-Up Among Filipino Migrants in Rome

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6896
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Sapienza Università di Roma, University of Rome Tor Vergata, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), Georgetown University - Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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Remittances, Tertiary Education, Access & Equity in Basic Education, Rural Development Knowledge & Information Systems, Debt Markets

Directing Remittances to Education with Soft and Hard Commitments: Evidence from a Lab-in-The-Field Experiment and New Product Take-Up Among Filipino Migrants in Rome

NBER Working Paper No. w20839
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 12 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 28 Jan 2015
Sapienza Università di Roma, University of Rome Tor Vergata, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), Georgetown University - Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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The Effects of Cash Transfers on Adult Labor Market Outcomes

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8404
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 16 Apr 2018
Sarah Baird, David J. McKenzie and Berk Ozler
George Washington University - School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Economics Research Group (DECRG)
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Economic Assistance, Disability, Services & Transfers to Poor, Access of Poor to Social Services, Employment and Unemployment, Labor Markets, Rural Labor Markets, Health Care Services Industry

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Natural Experiment Evidence on the Effect of Migration on Blood Pressure and Hypertension

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5232
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 18 Oct 2010
University of Waikato, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of Waikato
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blood pressure, hypertension, lottery, migration, natural experiment

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Who is Coming from Vanuatu to New Zealand Under the New Recognized Seasonal Employer Program?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4699
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
David J. McKenzie, Pilar Garcia Martinez and L. Alan Winters
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), International Monetary Fund (IMF) and University of Sussex
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Access to Finance, Health Monitoring & Evaluation, Labor Markets, Housing & Human Habitats, Work & Working Conditions

Macroinsurance for Microenterprises: A Randomized Experiment in Post-Revolution Egypt

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7048
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Matthew Groh and David J. McKenzie
World Bank and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Education for Development (superceded), Education For All, Cottage Industry, Microenterprises, Private Sector Development Law, Private Sector Economics, Marketing, Educational Populations

Macroinsurance for Microenterprises: A Randomized Experiment in Post-Revolution Egypt

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP10226
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 17 Nov 2014
David J. McKenzie and Matthew Groh
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank
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Egypt, insurance, microenterprises, political instability, risk, uncertainty

The Demand for, and Impact of, Youth Internships: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Yemen

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7463
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
David J. McKenzie, Nabila Assaf and Ana P. Cusolito
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank and World Bank
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Educational Populations, Education For All, Education for Development (superceded)

The Demand for, and Impact of, Youth Internships: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Yemen

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9487
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 16 Nov 2015
David J. McKenzie, Nabila Assaf and Ana P. Cusolito
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank and World Bank
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internship, active-labor market program, randomized experiment, fragile state

When is Capital Enough to Get Female Microenterprises Growing? Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Ghana

NBER Working Paper No. w17207
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 11 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2014
Stanford University - Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), University of Oxford and University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IRPS)
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When is Capital Enough to Get Female Microenterprises Growing? Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Ghana

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8466
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 20 Jul 2011
Marcel Fafchamps, David J. McKenzie and Simon Quinn
Stanford University - Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of Oxford
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Microenterprises, Ghana, Conditionality, Asset Integration

Can Grants to Consortia Spur Innovation and Science-Industry Collaboration?: Regression-Discontinuity Evidence from Poland

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7934
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 10 Jan 2017
Miriam Bruhn and David J. McKenzie
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Marketing, Private Sector Economics, Private Sector Development Law

Can Grants to Consortia Spur Innovation and Science-Industry Collaboration? Regression-Discontinuity Evidence from Poland

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP11765
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 17 Jan 2017
Miriam Bruhn and David J. McKenzie
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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innovation, R&D, regression discontinuity design, science-industry collaboration

The Long-Term Impacts of International Migration: Evidence from a Lottery

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7495
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
University of Waikato, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), University of Waikato and Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
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Voluntary and Involuntary Resettlement, Health Monitoring & Evaluation, Population Policies, Remittances, Anthropology

The Long-Term Impacts of International Migration: Evidence from a Lottery

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9492
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 16 Nov 2015
University of Waikato, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), University of Waikato and Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
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international migration, natural experiment, assimilation, household well-being

The Long-Term Impacts of International Migration: Evidence from a Lottery

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP10935
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 16 Nov 2015
University of Waikato, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), University of Waikato and Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
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assimilation, household well-being, international migration, natural experiment

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Learning the Impact of Financial Education When Take-Up is Low

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8238
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 08 Nov 2017
Gabriel Lara Ibarra, David J. McKenzie and Claudia Ruiz Ortega
The World Bank - Poverty and Equity Global Practice, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Adult Outreach

85.

Finding a Path to Formalization in Benin: Early Results after the Introduction of the Entreprenant Legal Status

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7510
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Economics, Finance, Accounting (EFA), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank and World Bank Group
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Business in Development, Labor Markets, Education For All, Education for Development (superceded), Rural Labor Markets, Access to Finance, Skills Development and Labor Force Training, Educational Populations

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Eliciting Probabilistic Expectations with Visual Aids in Developing Countries: How Sensitive are Answers to Variations in Elicitation Design?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5458
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Adeline Delavande, Xavier Giné and David J. McKenzie
New University of Lisbon - Faculdade de Economia, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Economic Theory & Research, Information Security & Privacy, Markets and Market Access, Statistical & Mathematical Sciences, Crops and Crop Management Systems

Labor Drops: Experimental Evidence on the Return to Additional Labor in Microenterprises

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7924
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 20 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 27 Apr 2018
Suresh de Mel, David J. McKenzie and Christopher Woodruff
University of Peradeniya, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of Oxford - Wolfson College
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Labor Markets, Rural Labor Markets, Educational Sciences, Labor Policies, Employment and Unemployment, Wholesale & Retail Trade Industry

Labor Drops: Experimental Evidence on the Return to Additional Labor in Microenterprises

NBER Working Paper No. w23005
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 03 Jan 2017
Suresh de Mel, David J. McKenzie and Christopher Woodruff
University of Peradeniya, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of Oxford - Wolfson College
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Radio Frequency (Un)Identification: Results from a Proof-of-Concept Trial of the Use of RFID Technology to Measure Microenterprise Turnover in Sri Lanka

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7064
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Suresh de Mel, Dammika Herath, David J. McKenzie and Yuvraj Pathak
University of Peradeniya, Kandy Consulting Group, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Graduated from Masters Program
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Policy Formulation and Assessment (superceded), Cottage Industry, Public Sector Administrative & Civil Service Reform, Public Sector Regulation, Democratic Government, Microenterprises, Public Sector Administrative and Civil Service Reform, Organizational Management, De Facto Governments

Radio Frequency (Un)Identification: Results from a Proof-of-Concept Trial of the Use of RFID Technology to Measure Microenterprise Turnover in Sri Lanka

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP10225
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 17 Nov 2014
Suresh de Mel, Dammika Herath, David J. McKenzie and Yuvraj Pathak
University of Peradeniya, Kandy Consulting Group, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank
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Microenterprises;, Profit and Sales Measurement, RFID., Survey Methods

Can Enhancing the Benefits of Formalization Induce Informal Firms to Become Formal? Experimental Evidence from Benin

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7900
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 02 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 27 Apr 2018
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Economics, Finance, Accounting (EFA), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank and World Bank Group
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Economic Adjustment and Lending, Taxation & Subsidies, Macro-Fiscal Policy, Business in Development, International Trade and Trade Rules, Tax Administration, Public Sector Economics, Public Finance Decentralization and Poverty Reduction, Tax Law, Educational Sciences

Can Enhancing the Benefits of Formalization Induce Informal Firms to Become Formal? Experimental Evidence from Benin

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP11764
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 17 Jan 2017
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Economics, Finance, Accounting (EFA), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank and World Bank Group
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Informality, Regulatory Simplification, Small Enterprises

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Unilateral Facilitation Does Not Raise International Labor Migration from the Philippines

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6689
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Emily Beam, David J. McKenzie and Dean Yang
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Population Policies, Labor Markets, Labor Policies, Access to Finance, Voluntary and Involuntary Resettlement

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Using Administrative Data to Evaluate Municipal Reforms: An Evaluation of the Impact of Minas Facil Expresso

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6368
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Miriam Bruhn and David J. McKenzie
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Corporate Law, Urban Governance and Management, Regional Governance, Municipal Financial Management, Municipal Management and Reform

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How Should the Government Bring Small Firms into the Formal System? Experimental Evidence from Malawi

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8601
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 05 Oct 2018 Last Revised: 06 Oct 2018
Francisco Campos, Markus Goldstein and David J. McKenzie
World Bank, World Bank and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Business in Development, Gender and Development, Judicial System Reform, Access to Finance, Transport Services

Can Business Owners Form Accurate Counterfactuals? Eliciting Treatment and Control Beliefs About Their Outcomes in the Alternative Treatment Status

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7668
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 13 May 2016 Last Revised: 27 Apr 2018
David J. McKenzie
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Educational Sciences, Private Sector Economics, Private Sector Development Law, Marketing, Gender and Development, Vocational & Technical Education, Skills Development and Labor Force Training

Can Business Owners Form Accurate Counterfactuals? Eliciting Treatment and Control Beliefs About Their Outcomes in the Alternative Treatment Status

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP11280
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 16 May 2016
David J. McKenzie
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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business growth, counterfactual elicitation, randomized experiment, subjective expectations

Eliciting Illegal Migration Rates Through List Randomization

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6426
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
David J. McKenzie and Melissa Siegel
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Maastricht University - Graduate School of Governance
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Population Policies, Anthropology, Banks & Banking Reform, International Migration, Human Migrations & Resettlements

Eliciting Illegal Migration Rates Through List Randomization

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7401
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 18 May 2013
David J. McKenzie and Melissa Siegel
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Maastricht University - Graduate School of Governance
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illegal migration, list randomization, item count method, survey techniques

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Micro-Equity for Microenterprises

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8799
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 03 Apr 2019
Suresh de Mel, David J. McKenzie and Christopher Woodruff
University of Peradeniya, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of Oxford - Wolfson College
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Rural Microfinance and SMEs, Microfinance, Private Sector Economics, Private Sector Development Law, Marketing, International Trade and Trade Rules, Labor Markets, Transport Services

Micro-Equity for Microenterprises

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP13698
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 30 Apr 2019
Suresh de Mel, David J. McKenzie and Christopher Woodruff
University of Peradeniya, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of Oxford - Wolfson College
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alternative financing, Contract Enforcement In Transition, micro-equity, Microenterprises, Microfinance

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Can Government Intervention Make Firms More Investment-Ready? A Randomized Experiment in the Western Balkans

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8541
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 28 Aug 2018
Ana P. Cusolito, Ernest Dautović and David J. McKenzie
World Bank, European Central Bank and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Development Impacts of Seasonal and Temporary Migration: A Review of Evidence from the Pacific and Southeast Asia

Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies (APPS), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 23 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2014
John Gibson, David J. McKenzie and Halahingano Rohorua
University of Waikato, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of Waikato
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circular migration, development impacts, evaluation, seasonal migration, temporary migration

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Disentangling Age, Cohort and Time Effects in the Additive Model

Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 68, No. 4, pp. 473-495, August 2006
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 27 Jul 2006
David J. McKenzie
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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How Effective are Active Labor Market Policies in Developing Countries? A Critical Review of Recent Evidence

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10655
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 10 Apr 2017
David J. McKenzie
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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active labor market policy, jobs, wage subsidies, vocational training, job search

How Effective are Active Labor Market Policies in Developing Countries? A Critical Review of Recent Evidence

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP11923
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 27 Mar 2017
David J. McKenzie
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Active Labor Market Policy; Jobs; Wage Subsidies; Vocational Training; Job Search.

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Improving Management with Individual and Group-Based Consulting: Results from a Randomized Experiment in Colombia

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8854
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 16 May 2019
Leo Iacovone, William F. Maloney and David J. McKenzie
World Bank, World Bank - Poverty and Economic Management Unit and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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The Impact of Immigration on Child Health: Experimental Evidence from a Migration Lottery Program

Economic Inquiry, Vol. 50, Issue 1, pp. 62-81, 2012
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 06 Jan 2012
Steven Stillman, John Gibson and David J. McKenzie
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, University of Waikato and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Unilateral Facilitation Does Not Raise International Labor Migration from the Philippines

NBER Working Paper No. w20759
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 22 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 21 Sep 2015
Emily Beam, David J. McKenzie and Dean Yang
National University of Singapore (NUS) - NUS Business School, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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The Economic Consequences of ‘Brain Drain’ of the Best and Brightest: Microeconomic Evidence from Five Countries

The Economic Journal, Vol. 122, Issue 560, pp. 339-375, 2012
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 21 Apr 2012
John Gibson and David J. McKenzie
University of Waikato and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Shortening Supply Chains: Experimental Evidence from Fruit and Vegetable Vendors in Bogota

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8977
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 14 Aug 2019
Leo Iacovone and David J. McKenzie
World Bank and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Can Government Intervention Make Firms More Investment-Ready? A Randomized Experiment in the Western Balkans

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP13098
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 06 Aug 2018
Ana P. Cusolito, Ernest Dautović and David J. McKenzie
World Bank, European Central Bank and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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entrepreneurship, equity investment, Innovation, Investment readiness, randomized controlled trial., start-ups

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Experimental Evidence on Returns to Capital and Access to Finance in Mexico

The World Bank Economic Review, Vol. 22, No. 3, pp. 457-482, 2008
Posted: 31 Dec 2008
David J. McKenzie and Christopher M. Woodruff
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IRPS)

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O17, O16, C93

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Using Global Positioning Systems in Household Surveys for Better Economics and Better Policy

The World Bank Research Observer, Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 217-241, 2007
Posted: 16 Jun 2008
David J. McKenzie
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

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C81, O12, R20

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Estimation of Ar(1) Models with Unequally Spaced Pseudo-Panels

Econometrics Journal, Vol. 4, pp. 89-108, 2001
Posted: 06 Sep 2001
David J. McKenzie
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

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Pseudo-panel, Repeated cross-sections, Synthetic cohorts, Irregular sampling, Unequal-spacing