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Measuring risk preferences in rural Ethiopia : risk tolerance and exogenous income proxies (英文)

Risk-aversion has generally been found to decrease in income. This may lead one to expect that poor countries will be more risk-averse than rich countries. ... 更多显示

政策研究报告 WPS7137 2014年12月1日

Vieider, Ferdinand M.; Beyene, Abebe; Bluffstone, Randall; Dissanayake, Sahan; Gebreegziabher, Zenebe; Martinsson, Peter; Mekonnen, Alemu

Climate change, soil salinity, and the economics of high-yield rice production in coastal Bangladesh (英文)

It is a virtual certainty that sea-level rise will continue throughout the century and beyond 2100 even if greenhouse gas emissions are stabilized in the near future. ... 更多显示

政策研究报告 WPS7140 2014年12月1日

Dasgupta, Susmita; Hossain, Md. Moqbul; Huq, Mainul; Wheeler, David

Who remained in poverty, who moved up, and who fell down ? an investigation of poverty dynamics in Senegal in the late 2000s (英文)

Poverty estimates based on cross-section data provide static snapshots of poverty rates. Although a time series of cross-section data can offer some insights into poverty trends, it does not allow for an assessment of dynamics at the household level. ... 更多显示

政策研究报告 WPS7141 2014年12月1日

Dang, Hai-Anh H.; Lanjouw, Peter F.; Swinkels, Rob

How significant is Africaapos;s demographic dividend for its future growth and poverty reduction ? (英文)

Africa will be undergoing substantial demographic changes in the coming decades with the rising working age share of its population. The opportunity of African countries to convert these changes into demographic dividends for growth and poverty reduction will depend on several factors. ... 更多显示

政策研究报告 WPS7134 2014年12月1日

Ahmed, S. Amer; Cruz, Marcio; Go, Delfin S.; Maliszewska, Maryla; Osorio-Rodarte, Israel

Village political economy, land tenure insecurity, and the rural to urban migration decision : evidence from China (英文)

This paper investigates the impact of land tenure insecurity on the migration decisions of Chinaapos;s rural residents. A simple model first frames the relationship among these variables and the probability that a reallocation of land will occur in the following year. ... 更多显示

政策研究报告 WPS7080 2014年11月1日

Giles, John; Mu, Ren

Informing migration policies : a data primer (英文)

Researchers in many fields, such as demography, economics, and sociology, have established various data collection methodologies and principles to answer a range of academic and policy questions on migration. ... 更多显示

政策研究报告 WPS7082 2014年11月1日

Carletto, Calogero; Larrison, Jennica; Ozden, Caglar

Protected areas and deforestation : new results from high resolution panel data (英文)

This paper investigates the effectiveness of protected areas in slowing tropical forest clearing in 64 countries in Asia/Pacific, Africa, and Latin America for the period 2001-2012. ... 更多显示

政策研究报告 WPS7091 2014年11月1日

Blankespoor, Brian; Dasgupta, Susmita; Wheeler, David

Rewarding safer sex : conditional cash transfers for HIV/STI prevention (英文)

Incentive-based policies have been shown to be powerful in many areas of behavior, but have rarely been tested in the sexual domain. The Rewarding Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention and Control in Tanzania (RESPECT) study is a randomized controlled trial testing the hypothesis that a system of rapid feedback and positive reinforcement that uses cash as the primary incentive can be used to reduce risky sexual activity among young people, male and female, who are at high risk of HIV infection. ... 更多显示

政策研究报告 WPS7099 2014年11月1日

de Walque, Damien; Dow, William H.; Nathan, Rose

Radio frequency (un)identification : results from a proof-of-concept trial of the use of RFID technology to measure microenterprise turnover in Sri Lanka (英文)

Accurate measurement of stock levels, turnover, and profitability in microenterprises in developing countries is difficult because the majority of these firms do not keep detailed records. ... 更多显示

政策研究报告 WPS7064 2014年10月1日

de Mel, Suresh; Herath, Dammika; McKenzie, David; Pathak, Yuvraj

Agricultural policies and trade paths in Turkey (英文)

In 1959, shortly after the European Economic Community was founded under the 1957 Treaty of Rome, Turkey applied for Associate Membership in the then six-member common market. ... 更多显示

政策研究报告 WPS7059 2014年10月1日

Larson, Donald F.; Martin, Will; Sahin, Sebnem; Tsigas, Marino

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

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. ... 更多显示

政策研究报告 WPS7030 2014年9月1日

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

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

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

Trade flows and trade disputes (英文)

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. ... 更多显示

政策研究报告 WPS6979 2014年7月1日

Bown, Chad P.; Reynolds, Kara M.

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

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. ... 更多显示

政策研究报告 WPS6993 2014年7月1日

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

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.

Radioapos;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

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

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Measuring risk preferences in rural Ethiopia : risk tolerance and exogenous income proxies (英文)
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2014年12月1日 WPS7137 政策研究报告
Climate change, soil salinity, and the economics of high-yield rice production in coastal Bangladesh (英文)
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2014年12月1日 WPS7140 政策研究报告
Who remained in poverty, who moved up, and who fell down ? an investigation of poverty dynamics in Senegal in the late 2000s (英文)
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2014年12月1日 WPS7141 政策研究报告
How significant is Africaapos;s demographic dividend for its future growth and poverty reduction ? (英文)
更多显示
2014年12月1日 WPS7134 政策研究报告
Village political economy, land tenure insecurity, and the rural to urban migration decision : evidence from China (英文)
更多显示
2014年11月1日 WPS7080 政策研究报告
Informing migration policies : a data primer (英文)
更多显示
2014年11月1日 WPS7082 政策研究报告
Protected areas and deforestation : new results from high resolution panel data (英文)
更多显示
2014年11月1日 WPS7091 政策研究报告
Rewarding safer sex : conditional cash transfers for HIV/STI prevention (英文)
更多显示
2014年11月1日 WPS7099 政策研究报告
Radio frequency (un)identification : results from a proof-of-concept trial of the use of RFID technology to measure microenterprise turnover in Sri Lanka (英文)
更多显示
2014年10月1日 WPS7064 政策研究报告
Agricultural policies and trade paths in Turkey (英文)
更多显示
2014年10月1日 WPS7059 政策研究报告
Testing the importance of search frictions, matching, and reservation prestige through randomized experiments in Jordan (英文)
更多显示
2014年9月1日 WPS7030 政策研究报告
Inequality is bad for growth of the poor (but not for that of the rich) (英文)
更多显示
2014年7月1日 WPS6963 政策研究报告
Estimation of normal mixtures in a nested error model with an application to small area estimation of poverty and inequality (英文)
更多显示
2014年7月1日 WPS6962 政策研究报告
Trade flows and trade disputes (英文)
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2014年7月1日 WPS6979 政策研究报告
Fiscal multipliers in recessions and expansions : does it matter whether government spending is increasing or decreasing ? (英文)
更多显示
2014年7月1日 WPS6993 政策研究报告
Financial (dis-)information : evidence from an audit study in Mexico (英文)
更多显示
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)
更多显示
2014年6月1日 WPS6908 政策研究报告
Institutional investors and long-term investment : evidence from Chile (英文)
更多显示
2014年6月1日 WPS6922 政策研究报告
Radioapos;s impact on preferences for patronage benefits (英文)
更多显示
2014年6月1日 WPS6932 政策研究报告
Economics of transiting to renewable energy in Morocco : a general equilibrium analysis (英文)
更多显示
2014年6月1日 WPS6940 政策研究报告