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Testing the importance of search frictions, matching, and reservation prestige through randomized experiments in Jordan (anglais)

Unemployment rates for tertiary-educated youth in Jordan are high, as is the duration of unemployment. Two randomized experiments in Jordan were used to test different theories that may explain this phenomenon. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS7030 SEP 01, 2014

Groh, Matthew; McKenzie, David; Shammout, Nour; Vishwanath, Tara

Inequality is bad for growth of the poor (but not for that of the rich) (anglais)

The paper assesses the impact of overall inequality, as well as inequality among the poor and among the rich, on the growth rates along various percentiles of the income distribution. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS6963 JUL 01, 2014

van der Weide, Roy; Milanovic, Branko

Estimation of normal mixtures in a nested error model with an application to small area estimation of poverty and inequality (anglais)

This paper proposes a method for estimating distribution functions that are associated with the nested errors in linear mixed models. The estimator incorporates Empirical Bayes prediction while making minimal assumptions about the shape of the error distributions. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS6962 JUL 01, 2014

Elbers, Chris; van der Weide, Roy

Trade flows and trade disputes (anglais)

This paper introduces a new data set and establishes a set of basic facts and patterns regarding the trade that countries fight about under World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS6979 JUL 01, 2014

Bown, Chad P.; Reynolds, Kara M.

Fiscal multipliers in recessions and expansions : does it matter whether government spending is increasing or decreasing ? (anglais)

Using non-linear methods, this paper finds that existing estimates of government spending multipliers in expansion and recession may yield biased results by ignoring whether government spending is increasing or decreasing. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS6993 JUL 01, 2014

Riera-Crichton, Daniel; Vegh, Carlos A.; Vuletin, Guillermo

Financial (dis-)information : evidence from an audit study in Mexico (anglais)

An audit study was conducted in peri-urban Mexico to understand the quality of information and products offered to low-income potential customers. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS6902 JUN 01, 2014

Gine, Xavier; Martinez Cuellar, Cristina; Mazer, Rafael Keenan

The price of empowerment : experimental evidence on land titling in Tanzania (anglais)

This paper reports on a randomized field experiment that uses price incentives to address economic and gender inequality in land tenure formalization. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS6908 JUN 01, 2014

Ali, Daniel Ayalew; Collin, Matthew; Deininger, Klaus; Dercon, Stefan; Sandefur, Justin; Zeitlin, Andrew

Institutional investors and long-term investment : evidence from Chile (anglais)

Developing countries are trying to develop long-term financial markets and institutional investors are expected to play a key role. This paper uses unique evidence on the universe of institutional investors from the leading case of Chile to study to what extent mutual funds, pension funds, and insurance companies hold and bid for long-term instruments, and which factors affect their choices. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS6922 JUN 01, 2014

Opazo, Luis; Raddatz, Claudio; Schmukler, Sergio L.

Does involvement of local NGOs enhance public service delivery ? cautionary evidence from a Malaria-prevention evaluation in India (anglais)

Using data from an experimental supportive intervention to India's malaria control program, this paper studies the impact of leveraging local non-state capacity to promote mosquito net usage and recommended fever care-seeking patterns. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS6931 JUN 01, 2014

Das, Ashis; Friedman, Jed; Kandpal, Eeshani

Radio's impact on preferences for patronage benefits (anglais)

Citizens in developing countries support politicians who provide patronage or clientelist benefits, such as government jobs and gifts at the time of elections. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS6932 JUN 01, 2014

Keefer, Philip; Khemani, Stuti

Economics of transiting to renewable energy in Morocco : a general equilibrium analysis (anglais)

Morocco has set an ambitious target of supplying 42 percent of electricity through renewable sources, 14 percent each through hydro, wind, and solar, by 2020. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS6940 JUN 01, 2014

Timilsina, Govinda R.; Landis, Florian

Deals and delays : firm-level evidence on corruption and policy implementation times (anglais)

This paper examines whether demands for bribes for particular government services are associated with expedited or delayed policy implementation. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS6949 JUN 01, 2014

Freund, Caroline; Hallward-Driemeier, Mary; Rijkers, Bob

The anatomy of failure : an ethnography of a randomized trial to deepen democracy in rural India (anglais)

Programs that induce citizen participation to improve the quality of government at the local level are the subjects of large amounts of funding and intense debate. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS6958 JUN 01, 2014

Ananthpur, Kripa; Malik, Kabir; Rao, Vijayendra

A global assessment of human capital mobility: the role of non-OECD destinations (anglais)

Discussions of high-skilled mobility typically evoke migration patterns from poorer to wealthier countries, which ignore movements to and between developing countries. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS6863 MAY 01, 2014

Artuc, Erhan; Docquier, Frederic; Ozden, Caglar; Parsons, Christopher

International asset allocations and capital flows : the benchmark effect (anglais)

This paper studies channels through which well-known benchmark indexes impact asset allocations and capital flows across countries. The study uses unique monthly micro-level data of benchmark compositions and mutual fund investments during 1996-2012. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS6866 MAY 01, 2014

Raddatz, Claudio; Schmukler, Sergio L.; Williams, Tomas

Growth, inequality, and social welfare : cross-country evidence (anglais)

Social welfare functions that assign weights to individuals based on their income levels can be used to document the relative importance of growth and inequality changes for changes in social welfare. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS6842 APR 01, 2014

Dollar, David; Kleineberg, Tatjana; Kraay, Aart

The heterogeneous effects of HIV testing (anglais)

An extensive multi-disciplinary literature examines the effects of learning one's HIV status on subsequent risky sexual behaviors. However, many of these studies rely on non-experimental designs; use self-reported outcome measures, or both. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS6823 MAR 01, 2014

Baird, Sarah; Gong, Erick; McIntosh, Craig; Ozler, Berk

Designing experiments to measure spillover effects (anglais)

This paper formalizes the design of experiments intended specifically to study spillover effects. By first randomizing the intensity of treatment within clusters and then randomly assigning individual treatment conditional on this cluster-level intensity, a novel set of treatment effects can be identified. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS6824 MAR 01, 2014

Baird, Sarah; Bohren, J. Aislinn; McIntosh, Craig; Ozler, Berk

Coping with risk : the effects of shocks on reproductive health and transactional sex in rural Tanzania (anglais)

Transactional sex is believed to be an important risk-coping mechanism for women in Sub-Saharan Africa and a leading contributor to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS6751 JAN 01, 2014

de Walque, Damien; Dow, William H.; Gong, Erick

Clean-development investments : an incentive-compatible CGE modeling framework (anglais)

The Clean Development Mechanism established under the Kyoto Protocol allows industrialized Annex I countries to offset part of their domestic emissions by investing in emissions-reduction projects in developing non-Annex I countries. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS6720 DEC 01, 2013

Bohringer, Christoph; Rutherford, Thomas F.; Springmannc, Marco

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Testing the importance of search frictions, matching, and reservation prestige through randomized experiments in Jordan (anglais)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7030 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques
Inequality is bad for growth of the poor (but not for that of the rich) (anglais)
Voir la suite
JUL 01, 2014 WPS6963 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques
Estimation of normal mixtures in a nested error model with an application to small area estimation of poverty and inequality (anglais)
Voir la suite
JUL 01, 2014 WPS6962 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques
Trade flows and trade disputes (anglais)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6979 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques
Fiscal multipliers in recessions and expansions : does it matter whether government spending is increasing or decreasing ? (anglais)
Voir la suite
JUL 01, 2014 WPS6993 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques
Financial (dis-)information : evidence from an audit study in Mexico (anglais)
Voir la suite
JUN 01, 2014 WPS6902 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques
The price of empowerment : experimental evidence on land titling in Tanzania (anglais)
Voir la suite
JUN 01, 2014 WPS6908 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques
Institutional investors and long-term investment : evidence from Chile (anglais)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6922 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques
Does involvement of local NGOs enhance public service delivery ? cautionary evidence from a Malaria-prevention evaluation in India (anglais)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6931 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques
Radio's impact on preferences for patronage benefits (anglais)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6932 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques
Economics of transiting to renewable energy in Morocco : a general equilibrium analysis (anglais)
Voir la suite
JUN 01, 2014 WPS6940 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques
Deals and delays : firm-level evidence on corruption and policy implementation times (anglais)
Voir la suite
JUN 01, 2014 WPS6949 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques
The anatomy of failure : an ethnography of a randomized trial to deepen democracy in rural India (anglais)
Voir la suite
JUN 01, 2014 WPS6958 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques
A global assessment of human capital mobility: the role of non-OECD destinations (anglais)
Voir la suite
MAY 01, 2014 WPS6863 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques
International asset allocations and capital flows : the benchmark effect (anglais)
Voir la suite
MAY 01, 2014 WPS6866 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques
Growth, inequality, and social welfare : cross-country evidence (anglais)
Voir la suite
APR 01, 2014 WPS6842 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques
The heterogeneous effects of HIV testing (anglais)
Voir la suite
MAR 01, 2014 WPS6823 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques
Designing experiments to measure spillover effects (anglais)
Voir la suite
MAR 01, 2014 WPS6824 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques
Coping with risk : the effects of shocks on reproductive health and transactional sex in rural Tanzania (anglais)
Voir la suite
JAN 01, 2014 WPS6751 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques
Clean-development investments : an incentive-compatible CGE modeling framework (anglais)
Voir la suite
DEC 01, 2013 WPS6720 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques