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

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. ... 更多显示

政策研究报告 WPS6962 2014年7月1日

Elbers, Chris; van der Weide, Roy

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

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. ... 更多显示

政策研究报告 WPS6963 2014年7月1日

van der Weide, Roy; Milanovic, Branko

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

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

政策研究报告 WPS6902 2014年6月1日

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

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

This paper reports on a randomized field experiment that uses price incentives to address economic and gender inequality in land tenure formalization. ... 更多显示

政策研究报告 WPS6908 2014年6月1日

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

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

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. ... 更多显示

政策研究报告 WPS6922 2014年6月1日

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

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

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. ... 更多显示

政策研究报告 WPS6940 2014年6月1日

Timilsina, Govinda R.; Landis, Florian

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

This paper examines whether demands for bribes for particular government services are associated with expedited or delayed policy implementation. ... 更多显示

政策研究报告 WPS6949 2014年6月1日

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

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

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. ... 更多显示

政策研究报告 WPS6931 2014年6月1日

Das, Ashis; Friedman, Jed; Kandpal, Eeshani

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

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

政策研究报告 WPS6932 2014年6月1日

Keefer, Philip; Khemani, Stuti

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

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. ... 更多显示

政策研究报告 WPS6958 2014年6月1日

Ananthpur, Kripa; Malik, Kabir; Rao, Vijayendra

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

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. ... 更多显示

政策研究报告 WPS6866 2014年5月1日

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

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

Discussions of high-skilled mobility typically evoke migration patterns from poorer to wealthier countries, which ignore movements to and between developing countries. ... 更多显示

政策研究报告 WPS6863 2014年5月1日

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

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

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. ... 更多显示

政策研究报告 WPS6842 2014年4月1日

Dollar, David; Kleineberg, Tatjana; Kraay, Aart

The heterogeneous effects of HIV testing (英文)

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. ... 更多显示

政策研究报告 WPS6823 2014年3月1日

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

Designing experiments to measure spillover effects (英文)

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. ... 更多显示

政策研究报告 WPS6824 2014年3月1日

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 (英文)

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. ... 更多显示

政策研究报告 WPS6751 2014年1月1日

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

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

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. ... 更多显示

政策研究报告 WPS6720 2013年12月1日

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

Can subjective questions on economic welfare be trusted ? evidence for three developing countries (英文)

While self-assessments of welfare have become popular for measuring poverty and estimating welfare effects, the methods can be deceptive given systematic heterogeneity in respondents' scales. ... 更多显示

政策研究报告 WPS6726 2013年12月1日

Ravallion, Martin; Himelein, Kristen; Beegle, Kathleen

A systemic analysis of land markets and land institutions in West African cities : rules and practices - the case of Bamako, Mali (英文)

This paper presents a new type of land market analysis relevant to cities with plural tenure systems as in West Africa. The methodology hinges on a systemic analysis of land delivery channels, which helps to show how land is initially made available for circulation, how tenure can be formalized incrementally, and the different means whereby households can access land. ... 更多显示

政策研究报告 WPS6687 2013年11月1日

Durand-Lasserve, Alain; Durand-Lasserve, Maylis; Selod, Harris

The social impact of financial crises: evidence from the global financial crisis (英文)

Financial systems can contribute to economic development by providing people with useful tools for risk management, but when they fail to manage the risks they retain, they can create severe financial crises with devastating social and economic effects. ... 更多显示

政策研究报告 WPS6703 2013年11月1日

Otker-Robe, Inci; Podpiera, Anca Maria

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Estimation of normal mixtures in a nested error model with an application to small area estimation of poverty and inequality (英文)
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2014年7月1日 WPS6962 政策研究报告
Inequality is bad for growth of the poor (but not for that of the rich) (英文)
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2014年7月1日 WPS6963 政策研究报告
Financial (dis-)information : evidence from an audit study in Mexico (英文)
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2014年6月1日 WPS6902 政策研究报告
The price of empowerment : experimental evidence on land titling in Tanzania (英文)
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2014年6月1日 WPS6908 政策研究报告
Institutional investors and long-term investment : evidence from Chile (英文)
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2014年6月1日 WPS6922 政策研究报告
Economics of transiting to renewable energy in Morocco : a general equilibrium analysis : Economics of transiting to renewable energy in Morocco : a general equilibrium analysis (英文)
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2014年6月1日 WPS6940 政策研究报告
Deals and delays : firm-level evidence on corruption and policy implementation times (英文)
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2014年6月1日 WPS6949 政策研究报告
Does involvement of local NGOs enhance public service delivery ? cautionary evidence from a Malaria-prevention evaluation in India (英文)
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2014年6月1日 WPS6931 政策研究报告
Radio's impact on preferences for patronage benefits (英文)
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2014年6月1日 WPS6932 政策研究报告
The anatomy of failure : an ethnography of a randomized trial to deepen democracy in rural India (英文)
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2014年6月1日 WPS6958 政策研究报告
International asset allocations and capital flows : the benchmark effect (英文)
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2014年5月1日 WPS6866 政策研究报告
A global assessment of human capital mobility: the role of non-OECD destinations (英文)
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2014年5月1日 WPS6863 政策研究报告
Growth, inequality, and social welfare : cross-country evidence (英文)
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2014年4月1日 WPS6842 政策研究报告
The heterogeneous effects of HIV testing (英文)
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2014年3月1日 WPS6823 政策研究报告
Designing experiments to measure spillover effects (英文)
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2014年3月1日 WPS6824 政策研究报告
Coping with risk : the effects of shocks on reproductive health and transactional sex in rural Tanzania (英文)
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2014年1月1日 WPS6751 政策研究报告
Clean-development investments : an incentive-compatible CGE modeling framework (英文)
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2013年12月1日 WPS6720 政策研究报告
Can subjective questions on economic welfare be trusted ? evidence for three developing countries (英文)
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2013年12月1日 WPS6726 政策研究报告
A systemic analysis of land markets and land institutions in West African cities : rules and practices - the case of Bamako, Mali (英文)
更多显示
2013年11月1日 WPS6687 政策研究报告
The social impact of financial crises: evidence from the global financial crisis (英文)
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2013年11月1日 WPS6703 政策研究报告