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8364: Employment structure and returns to skill in Vietnam: estimates using the labor force survey Downloads
Gabriel Demombynes and Mauro Testaverde
8363: Size-dependent tax enforcement and compliance: global evidence and aggregate implications Downloads
Pierre Jean Bachas, Roberto Fattal Jaef and Anders Jensen
8362: The performance of a consumption augmented asset index in ranking Households and Identifying the Poor Downloads
Diana Ngo and Luc Christiaensen
8361: Analysis of the mismatch between Tanzania household budget survey and national panel survey data in poverty and inequality levels and trends Downloads
Nadia Belhaj Hassine Belghith, Maria Adelaida Lopera, Alvin Etang Ndip and Wendy Karamba
8360: Gender differences in poverty and household composition through the life-cycle: a global perspective Downloads
Ana Maria Munoz Boudet, Paola Buitrago, Benedicte Leroy De La Briere, David Newhouse, Eliana Carolina Rubiano Matulevich, Kinnon Scott and Pablo Suarez Becerra
8359: The reallocation of district-level spending and natural disasters: evidence from Indonesia Downloads
Emmanuel Skoufias, Eric Strobl and Thomas Tveit
8358: "If it's already tough, imagine for me..."a qualitative perspective on youth out of school and out of work in Brazil Downloads
Ana Luiza Machado and Miriam Muller
8357: Geo-spatial modeling of access to water and sanitation in Nigeria Downloads
Luis Alberto Andres, Samir Bhatt, Basab Dasgupta, Juan A. Echenique, Peter William Gething, Jonathan Grabinsky Zabludovsky and George Joseph
8356: India's internal labor migration paradox: the statistical and the real Downloads
Gaurav Nayyar and Kyoung Yang Kim
8355: The state of jobs in post-conflict areas of Sri Lanka Downloads
David Newhouse and Ani Silwal
8354: Gross capital flows, common factors, and the global financial cycle Downloads
Luis-Diego Barrot and Luis Servén
8353: Identifying catch-up trajectories in child growth: new methods with evidence from young lives Downloads
Sam Jones, Jere Behrman, Hai-Anh Dang and Paul Anand
8352: Decentralization and redistribution: irrigation reform in Pakistan's Indus basin Downloads
Hanan G. Jacoby, Ghazala Mansuri and Freeha Fatima
8351: Governing the commons?: water and power in Pakistan's Indus basin Downloads
Hanan G. Jacoby and Ghazala Mansuri
8350: Wider economic benefits of investments in transport corridors and the role of complementary policies Downloads
Martin Melecký, Siddharth Sharma and Hari Subhash
8349: The roots of inequality: estimating inequality of opportunity from regression trees Downloads
Paolo Brunori, Paul Hufe and Daniel Gerszon Mahler
8348: A skills-based human capital framework to understand the phenomenon of youth economic disengagement Downloads
Diego Angel-Urdinola and Renata Mayer Gukovas
8347: Psychic vs. economic barriers to vaccine take-up: evidence from a field experiment in Nigeria Downloads
Ryoko Sato and Yoshito Takasaki
8346: Distribution-sensitive multidimensional poverty measures Downloads
Gaurav Datt
8345: Water when it counts: reducing scarcity through irrigation monitoring in Central Mozambique Downloads
Paul J. Christian, Florence Kondylis, Valerie Martina Mueller, Astrid Maria Theresia Zwager and Tobias Siegfried
8344: Hit and run ? income shocks and school dropouts in Latin America Downloads
Paula Maria Cerutti, Elena Crivellaro, German Jeremias Reyes and Liliana Do Couto Sousa
8343: The role of social ties in factor allocation Downloads
Ulrik Beck, Benedikte Alkjaersig Bjerge and Marcel Fafchamps
8342: Finding the poor vs. measuring their poverty: exploring the drivers of targeting effectiveness in Indonesia Downloads
Adama Bari Bah, Samuel Bazzi, Sudarno Sumarto and Julia Tobias
8341: Urban transport infrastructure and household welfare: evidence from Colombia Downloads
Tobias Pfutze, Carlos Rodriguez Castelan and Daniel Valderrama Gonzalez
8340: Migrants, towns, poverty and jobs: insights from Tanzania Downloads
Luc Christiaensen, Joachim De Weerdt, Bert Lodewijk M Ingelaere and Ravi Kanbur
8339: Do management interventions last ? evidence from India Downloads
Nicholas Bloom, Aprajit Mahajan, David McKenzie and John Roberts
8338: Love the job... or the patient ? task vs. mission-based motivations in health care Downloads
Sheheryar Banuri, Philip E. Keefer and Damien B. C. M. De Walque
8337: Unlocking India's logistics potential: the value of disaggregated macroscopic freight flow analysis Downloads
Bernard Aritua, Jan Havenga, Zane Paul Simpson and Esther Woon Lyn Chiew
8336: Structural change in west Africa: a tale of gain and loss Downloads
Fiseha Haile Gebregziabher
8335: The price elasticity of African elephant poaching Downloads
Quy-Toan Do, Andrei A. Levchenko, Lin Ma, Julian Blanc, Tom Milliken and Holly Dublin
8334: Human capital outflows: selection into migration from the Northern Triangle Downloads
Giselle Eugenia Del Carmen Hasbun and Liliana Do Couto Sousa
8333: Cash transfers increase trust in local government Downloads
David Evans, Brian Holtemeyer and Katrina L. Kosec
8332: Effect of climate policies on labor markets in developing countries: review of the evidence and directions for future research Downloads
Marc Andrew Christian Hafstead, Roberton Williams, Alexander Golub, Siet Meijer, Badri G. Narayanan, Kevin Nyamweya and Jevgenijs Steinbuks
8331: Prioritizing water supply infrastructure investments in Sri Lanka: an application of the world bank infrastructure prioritization framework Downloads
Darwin Marcelo, Deblina Saha, Aditi Raina and Ruth Schuyler House
8330: Redistribution and group participation: experimental evidence from Africa and the UK Downloads
Marcel Fafchamps and Ruth Hill
8329: South Caucasus in motion: economic and social mobility in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia Downloads
Sailesh Tiwari, Cesar A. Cancho, Moritz Meyer and Alan Fuchs Tarlovsky
8328: Informal sector heterogeneity and income inequality: evidence from the Democratic Republic of Congo Downloads
Franck M. Adoho and Djeneba Doumbia
8327: Tobacco price elasticity and tax progressivity in Moldova Downloads
Alan Fuchs Tarlovsky and Francisco Juan Alberto Meneses Ponzini
8326: Digital technology adoption and jobs: a model of firm heterogeneity Downloads
Irene Brambilla
8325: Investment in ICT, productivity, and labor demand: the case of Argentina Downloads
Irene Brambilla and Dario Tortarolo
8324: Why are more sovereigns issuing in Euros? Choosing between USD and EUR-denominated bonds Downloads
Antonio Velandia-Rubiano and Rodrigo Silveira Veiga Cabral
8323: The impact of the Syrian refugee crisis on firm entry and performance in Turkey Downloads
Yusuf Emre Akgunduz, Marcel van den Berg and Wolter Hassink
8322: Relationship between energy intensity and economic growth: new evidence from a multi-country multi-sector data set Downloads
Uwe Deichmann, Anna Reuter, Sebastian Vollmer and Fan Zhang
8321: Using satellite imagery to assess impacts of soil and water conservation measures: evidence from Ethiopia's Tana-Beles Watershed Downloads
Daniel Ayalew Ali, Klaus W. Deininger and Daniel C. Monchuk
8320: Optimizing finance for development Downloads
Tito Cordella
8319: Regional carbon pricing for international maritime transport: challenges and opportunities for global geographical coverage Downloads
Goran Dominioni, Dirk Heine and Beatriz Martinez Romera
8318: Broadband internet, labor demand, and total factor productivity in Colombia Downloads
Carlos Ospino
8317: The making of behavioral development economics Downloads
Allison Davis Demeritt and Karla Hoff
8316: Cyclonic storm landfalls in Bangladesh, west Bengal and Odisha, 1877-2016: a spatiotemporal analysis Downloads
Sunando Bandyopadhyay, Susmita Dasgupta, Zahirul Huque Khan and David J. Wheeler
8315: Financial sector strategies and financial sector outcomes: do the strategies perform? Downloads
Martin Melecký and Anca Maria Podpiera
8314: Global data set on education quality (1965-2015) Downloads
Nadir Altinok, Noam Angrist and Harry Patrinos
8313: The impact of social mobilization on health service delivery and health outcomes: evidence from rural Pakistan Downloads
Xavier Gine, Salma Khalid and Ghazala Mansuri
8312: Lessons from reforming financial management information systems: a review of the evidence Downloads
Ali Hashim and Moritz Piatti-Fünfkirchen
8311: The changing way governments talk about poverty and inequality: evidence from two centuries of Latin American presidential speeches Downloads
Oscar Calvo-Gonzalez, Axel Eizmendi and German Jeremias Reyes
8310: Winners never quit, quitters never grow: using text mining to measure policy volatility and its link with long-term growth in Latin America Downloads
Oscar Calvo-Gonzalez and Axel Eizmendi
8309: A primer on human capital Downloads
Luca Flabbi and Roberta V. Gatti
8308: Structural reforms and firms'productivity: evidence from developing countries Downloads
Sampawende Tapsoba and Wilfried Kouamé
8307: Female migration in Lesotho: determinants and opportunities Downloads
Ioana Alexandra Botea, Nell Compernolle and Shubha Chakravarty
8306: Marital shocks and women's welfare in Africa Downloads
Dominique van de Walle and Marie Albertine Djuikom
8305: Impact of phone reminders on survey response rates: evidence from a web-based survey in an international organization Downloads
Lode Smets
8304: Simulating pension income scenarios with penCalc: an illustration for India's national pension system Downloads
William Joseph Price and Renuka Sane
8303: What explains the gender gap reversal in education ? the role of the tail hypothesis Downloads
Laurent Bossavie and Ohto Kanninen
8302: Transport corridors and their wider economic benefits: a critical review of the literature Downloads
Mark Roberts, Martin Melecký, Theophile Bougna and Yan-000462055 Xu
8301: Insecurity and industrial organization: evidence from Afghanistan Downloads
Ott Toomet, Joshua Evan Blumenstock, Thomas Scherer, Sylvan Rene Herskowitz, Tarek F. Ghani and Ethan B. Kapstein
8300: Cross-border spillover effects of the g20 financial regulatory reforms: results from a pilot survey Downloads
Clive Briault, Erik H.B. Feyen, Ines Gonzalez Del Mazo, Jan Rademacher, Brian Kwok Chung Yee and Ilias Skamnelos
8299: Can we measure the power of the grabbing hand?: a comparative analysis of different indicators of corruption Downloads
Alexander James Hamilton and Craig Hammer
8295: Can mothers afford to work in Poland: labor supply incentives of social benefits and childcare costs Downloads
Matteo Morgandi and Ali Bargu
8290: Preschool and child development under extreme poverty: evidence from a randomized experiment in rural Mozambique Downloads
Sebastian Martinez, Sophie Naudeau and Vitor Azevedo Pereira
8289: How (not) to fix problems that matter: assessing and responding to Malawi's history of institutional reform Downloads
Katherine Bridges and Michael Woolcock
8288: State ownership of financial institutions in Europe and Central Asia Downloads
Aurora Ferrari, Davide Salvatore Mare and Ilias Skamnelos
8287: Cost recovery and financial viability of the power sector in developing countries: a literature review Downloads
Joern Torsten Huenteler, Istvan Dobozi, Ani Balabanyan and Sudeshna Ghosh Banerjee
8286: Are international banks different? evidence on bank performance and strategy Downloads
Ata Can Bertay, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Harry P. Huizinga
8285: Public infrastructure and structural transformation Downloads
Fidel Perez Sebastian and Jevgenijs Steinbuks
8284: Poverty from space: using high-resolution satellite imagery for estimating economic well-being Downloads
Ryan Engstrom, Jonathan Samuel Hersh and David Newhouse
8283: Increasing the sustainability of rural water service: findings from the impact evaluation baseline survey in Nicaragua Downloads
Christian Borja-Vega, Joshua Sean Gruber and Alexander Matthew Spevack
8282: Data gaps, data incomparability, and data imputation: a review of poverty measurement methods for data-scarce environments Downloads
Dean Mitchell Jolliffe, Hai-Anh H. Dang, Calogero Carletto, Hai-Anh H. Dang, Dean Mitchell Jolliffe and Calogero Carletto
8281: Business environment and firm performance in European lagging regions Downloads
Thomas Farole, Issam Hallak, Peter Harasztosi, Shawn Weiming Tan, Thomas Farole, Issam Hallak, Peter Harasztosi and Shawn Weiming Tan
8280: Quasi-fiscal deficits in the electricity sector of the Middle East and North Africa: sources and size Downloads
Daniel Camos, Antonio Estache and Mohamad M. Hamid
8279: The profits of wisdom: the impacts of a business support program in Tanzania Downloads
Elena Bardasi, Marine Gassier, Markus P. Goldstein and Alaka Holla
8278: Mobile infrastructure and rural business enterprises: evidence from sim registration mandate in Niger Downloads
Francis Annan and Aly Sanoh
8277: The global costs of protectionism Downloads
Zornitsa Kutlina-Dimitrova and Csilla Lakatos
8276: Are psychometric tools a viable screening method for small and medium-size enterprise lending ? evidence from Peru Downloads
Irani Arraiz, Claudia Ruiz Ortega, Rodolfo Mario Stucchi, Miriam Bruhn, Irani Arraiz, Miriam Bruhn, Claudia Ruiz Ortega and Rodolfo Mario Stucchi
8275: The impact of hurricane strikes on short-term local economic activity: evidence from nightlight images in the Dominican Republic Downloads
Oscar Anil Ishizawa Escudero, Juan Jose Miranda Montero and Eric Strobl
8274: How do multinationals report their economic, social, and environmental impacts? evidence from global reporting initiative data Downloads
Deborah Elisabeth Winkler
8273: Building macro SAMs from cross-country databases: method and matrices for 133 countries Downloads
Martín Cicowiez and Hans Lofgren
8272: A GEM for streamlined dynamic CGE analysis: structure, interface, data, and macro application Downloads
Martín Cicowiez and Hans Lofgren
8271: Man vs. machine in predicting successful entrepreneurs: evidence from a business plan competition in Nigeria Downloads
David McKenzie and Dario Sansone
8270: Mission and the bottom line: performance incentives in a multi-goal organization Downloads
Xavier Gine, Ghazala Mansuri and Slesh Anand Shrestha
8269: Appraisal econometrics for proposed transport corridors: optimal placement, intervention design, and wider economic benefits Downloads
Martin Melecký
8268: Capital and labor: the factor income composition of top incomes in the United States, 1962-2006 Downloads
Anthony B. Atkinson and Christoph Lakner
8267: The whys of social exclusion: insights from behavioral economics Downloads
Karla Hoff and James Sonam Walsh
8266: The value of reference letters Downloads
Simon Martin Abel, Rulof Petrus Burger and Patrizio Piraino
8265: Change management that works: making impacts in challenging environments Downloads
Caroline Sian Hughes, Sokbunthoeun So, Erwin Ariadharma and Leah April
8264: Double for nothing ? experimental evidence on an unconditional teacher salary increase in Indonesia Downloads
Joppe Jaitze De Ree, Karthik Muralidharan, Menno Prasad Pradhan and F. Rogers
8263: Association of World Bank policy lending with social development policies and institutions Downloads
Zeljko Bogetic and Lodewijk Smets
8262: The internet and Chinese exports in the pre-Alibaba era Downloads
Ana Margarida Fernandes, Aaditya Mattoo, Huy Le Nguyen and Marc Tobias Schiffbauer
8261: Teaching with the test: experimental evidence on diagnostic feedback and capacity building for public schools in Argentina Downloads
Rafael De Hoyos, Alejandro Jorge Ganimian and Peter Anthony Holland
8260: Macroeconomic implications of financial imperfections: a survey Downloads
Stijn Claessens and Ayhan Kose
8259: Asset prices and macroeconomic outcomes: a survey Downloads
Stijn Claessens and Ayhan Kose
8258: A regime-based effect of fiscal policy: evidence from an emerging economy Downloads
Bechir Naier Bouzid
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