Asif Islam

World Bank - Development Economics Group (DEC)

1818 H Street N.W.

Washington, DC 20433

United States

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Scholarly Papers (28)

1.

Public Procurement Regulation and Road Quality

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8234
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 07 Nov 2017
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), World Bank, World Bank - Development Economics Group (DEC) and World Bank
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Non Governmental Organizations, Youth and Governance, Government Policies, National Governance, Economics and Institutions, Public Sector Management and Reform

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Government Spending and Economic Growth in a Context of Market Imperfections

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 22 Jul 2008
Ramón López and Asif Islam
University of Maryland - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics and World Bank - Development Economics Group (DEC)
Downloads 147 (274,746)
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government spending, economic growth, market imperfections, investment

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Unequal Before the Law: Measuring Legal Gender Disparities Across the World

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7803
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 09 Sep 2016
World Bank, World Bank - Development Economics Group (DEC), World Bank and World Bank
Downloads 102 (358,125)

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Economics and Gender, Gender and Economics, Law and Gender, Gender and Poverty, Gender and Economic Policy

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Does Paternity Leave Matter for Female Employment in Developing Economies? Evidence from Firm Data

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7588
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
World Bank - Enterprise Analysis Unit, World Bank - Development Economics Group (DEC) and World Bank
Downloads 81 (412,720)

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Gender and Economics, Private Sector Development Law, Marketing, Private Sector Economics, Gender and Poverty, Gender and Economic Policy, Economics and Gender

Entrepreneurship and the Allocation of Government Spending Under Imperfect Markets

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 30 Jan 2014
Asif Islam
World Bank - Development Economics Group (DEC)
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Entrepreneurship, Fiscal Policy, Market Failure

Entrepreneurship and the Allocation of Government Spending Under Imperfect Markets

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7163
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Asif Islam
World Bank - Development Economics Group (DEC)
Downloads 31 (640,123)

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Private Sector Economics, Economic Adjustment and Lending, Technology Industry, Macro-Fiscal Policy, Marketing, Public Finance Decentralization and Poverty Reduction, Technology Innovation, Private Sector Development Law, Public Sector Economics

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Do Government Private Subsidies Crowd Out Entrepreneurship?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6917
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Asif Islam
World Bank - Development Economics Group (DEC)
Downloads 68 (454,398)

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Urban Economics, Taxation & Subsidies, Economic Theory & Research, Emerging Markets, Education for the Knowledge Economy

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The Labor Productivity Gap between Female and Male-Managed Firms in the Formal Private Sector

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8445
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 17 May 2018
World Bank - Development Economics Group (DEC), World Bank, World Bank and World Bank - Enterprise Analysis Unit
Downloads 67 (457,903)
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Labor Markets, Gender and Development, Inequality, Food & Beverage Industry, Plastics & Rubber Industry, Textiles, Apparel & Leather Industry, Pulp & Paper Industry, Common Carriers Industry, Construction Industry, Business Cycles and Stabilization Policies, General Manufacturing, Wholesale & Retail Trade Industry

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Absent Laws and Missing Women: Can Domestic Violence Legislation Reduce Female Mortality?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7622
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
World Bank - Enterprise Analysis Unit, World Bank - Development Economics Group (DEC) and World Bank - Financial and Private Sector Development
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Judicial System Reform, Social Policy, Gender and Health, Gender and Social Development, Law and Gender, Regulatory Regimes, Legislation, Anthropology, Social Cohesion, Legal Products, Legal Reform

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Public Procurement and the Private Business Sector: Evidence from Firm-Level Data

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8575
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 17 Sep 2018
World Bank, World Bank - Development Economics Group (DEC) and World Bank
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An Exploration of the Relationship between Police Presence, Crime, and Business in Developing Countries

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7560
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Asif Islam
World Bank - Development Economics Group (DEC)
Downloads 51 (520,598)

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Private Sector Economics, Private Sector Development Law, Marketing

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Does Mobile Money Use Increase Firms'Investment? Evidence from Enterprise Surveys in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7890
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 15 Nov 2016
World Bank - Development Economics Group (DEC), World Bank and World Bank
Downloads 48 (533,985)
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ICT Economics

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Women Managers and the Gender-Based Gap in Access to Education: Evidence from Firm-Level Data in Developing Countries

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7269
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Mohammad Amin and Asif Islam
World Bank - Enterprise Analysis Unit and World Bank - Development Economics Group (DEC)
Downloads 46 (543,228)
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Educational Populations, Girls'Education, Gender and Poverty, Access & Equity in Basic Education, Economics and Gender, Gender and Education, Gender and Economic Policy, Gender and Economics, Education for Development (superceded), Education For All

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Police and Crime in Developing Economies: Evidence from Firm Surveys

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 18 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 14 May 2013
Asif Islam
World Bank - Development Economics Group (DEC)
Downloads 42 (562,848)

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crime, firms, development, police size

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Economic Growth and Crime Against Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in Developing Economies

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6768
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Asif Islam
World Bank - Development Economics Group (DEC)
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Governance Indicators, Public Sector Corruption & Anticorruption Measures, Achieving Shared Growth, Population Policies, Gender and Law

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Paid Maternity Leave and Female Employment: Evidence Using Firm-Level Survey Data for Developing Countries

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8715
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 24 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2019
Mohammad Amin and Asif Islam
World Bank - Enterprise Analysis Unit and World Bank - Development Economics Group (DEC)
Downloads 40 (578,226)

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Imports of Intermediate Inputs and Country Size

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6758
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Mohammad Amin and Asif Islam
World Bank - Enterprise Analysis Unit and World Bank - Development Economics Group (DEC)
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Economic Theory & Research, Trade Policy, Free Trade, Achieving Shared Growth, Science Education

Imports of Intermediate Inputs and Country Size

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 17 Jun 2013
Mohammad Amin and Asif Islam
World Bank - Enterprise Analysis Unit and World Bank - Development Economics Group (DEC)
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Use of Imported Inputs and the Cost of Importing: Evidence from Developing Countries

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 17 Jun 2013
Asif Islam and Mohammad Amin
World Bank - Development Economics Group (DEC) and World Bank - Enterprise Analysis Unit
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Use of Imported Inputs and the Cost of Importing: Evidence from Developing Countries

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7005
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Asif Islam and Mohammad Amin
World Bank - Development Economics Group (DEC) and World Bank - Enterprise Analysis Unit
Downloads 17 (751,911)

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Trade Facilitation, Trade Policy, Customs Administration, International Trade and Trade Rules, Rules of Origin, Trade and Multilateral Issues

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Are There More Female Managers in the Retail Sector? Evidence from Survey Data in Developing Countries

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6843
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Mohammad Amin and Asif Islam
World Bank - Enterprise Analysis Unit and World Bank - Development Economics Group (DEC)
Downloads 35 (600,244)
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Housing & Human Habitats, Microfinance, Gender and Law, Gender and Health, Labor Markets

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Unequal Laws and the Disempowerment of Women in the Labor Market: Evidence from Firm-Level Data

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8202
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 22 Sep 2017
Asif Islam, Silvia Muzi and Mohammad Amin
World Bank - Development Economics Group (DEC), World Bank and World Bank - Enterprise Analysis Unit
Downloads 33 (611,968)
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Gender and Economic Policy, Gender and Economics, Gender and Poverty, Economics and Gender

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Is Economic Growth Criminogenic for Developing Economies? Evidence from Firm Surveys

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 18 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 14 May 2013
Asif Islam
World Bank - Development Economics Group (DEC)
Downloads 32 (617,875)

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crime, firms, economic growth, development

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Is There a Gender Bias in Crime Against Firms for Developing Economies?

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 18 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 17 Sep 2012
Asif Islam
World Bank - Development Economics Group (DEC)
Downloads 29 (636,803)
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crime, firms, gender, development

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Female Managers and the Gender-Based Gap in Education: Evidence from Firm-Level Data in Developing Countries

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 17 Jun 2013
Mohammad Amin and Asif Islam
World Bank - Enterprise Analysis Unit and World Bank - Development Economics Group (DEC)
Downloads 26 (657,288)

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Decomposing the Labor Productivity Gap between Upper-Middle-Income and High-Income Countries

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 9073
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 04 Dec 2019 Last Revised: 05 Dec 2019
Mohammad Amin, Asif Islam and Usman Khalid
World Bank - Enterprise Analysis Unit, World Bank - Development Economics Group (DEC) and United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)
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Does Mandating Nondiscrimination in Hiring Practices Influence Women's Employment? Evidence Using Firm-Level Data

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7076
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Mohammad Amin and Asif Islam
World Bank - Enterprise Analysis Unit and World Bank - Development Economics Group (DEC)
Downloads 21 (694,890)
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Economics and Gender, Regulatory Regimes, Private Sector Development Law, Legal Products, Legal Reform, Private Sector Economics, Gender and Economic Policy, Marketing, Labor & Employment Law, Labor Law, Legislation, Gender and Poverty, Gender and Economics, Judicial System Reform, Social Policy

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Discriminatory Environment, Firms'Discriminatory Behavior, and Women's Employment in the Democratic Republic of Congo

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 9224
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 29 Apr 2020
World Bank, World Bank - Development Economics Group (DEC) and World Bank
Downloads 18 (718,671)

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Do Retail Firms Favor Female Managers? Evidence from Survey Data in Developing Countries

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 17 Jun 2013
Mohammad Amin and Asif Islam
World Bank - Enterprise Analysis Unit and World Bank - Development Economics Group (DEC)
Downloads 18 (718,671)

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The Drivers and Impacts of Water Infrastructure Reliability: A Global Analysis of Manufacturing Firms

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8637
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 02 Nov 2018 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2018
Asif Islam and Marie Hyland
World Bank - Development Economics Group (DEC) and World Bank
Downloads 8 (810,758)
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Fiscal Spending for Economic Growth in the Presence of Imperfect Markets

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8709
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 22 Dec 2011
Asif Islam and Ramón López
World Bank - Development Economics Group (DEC) and University of Maryland - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics
Downloads 3 (864,914)
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economic growth investment, government spending, market imperfections, non-social subsidies