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

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. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS6962 JUL 01, 2014

Elbers, Chris; van der Weide, Roy

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

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. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS6963 JUL 01, 2014

van der Weide, Roy; Milanovic, Branko

Trade flows and trade disputes (Английский)

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. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики 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 ? (Английский)

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. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS6993 JUL 01, 2014

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

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

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

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS6902 JUN 01, 2014

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

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

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

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики 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 (Английский)

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. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS6922 JUN 01, 2014

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

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

This paper examines whether demands for bribes for particular government services are associated with expedited or delayed policy implementation. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS6949 JUN 01, 2014

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

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

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

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS6932 JUN 01, 2014

Keefer, Philip; Khemani, Stuti

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

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. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS6958 JUN 01, 2014

Ananthpur, Kripa; Malik, Kabir; Rao, Vijayendra

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

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. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS6940 JUN 01, 2014

Timilsina, Govinda R.; Landis, Florian

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

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. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS6931 JUN 01, 2014

Das, Ashis; Friedman, Jed; Kandpal, Eeshani

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

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. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS6866 MAY 01, 2014

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

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

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

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS6863 MAY 01, 2014

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

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

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. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS6842 APR 01, 2014

Dollar, David; Kleineberg, Tatjana; Kraay, Aart

The heterogeneous effects of HIV testing (Английский)

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. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS6823 MAR 01, 2014

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

Designing experiments to measure spillover effects (Английский)

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. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики 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 (Английский)

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. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS6751 JAN 01, 2014

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

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

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. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS6720 DEC 01, 2013

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

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

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. ... Подробнее +

Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики WPS6726 DEC 01, 2013

Ravallion, Martin; Himelein, Kristen; Beegle, Kathleen

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Estimation of normal mixtures in a nested error model with an application to small area estimation of poverty and inequality (Английский)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6962 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
Inequality is bad for growth of the poor (but not for that of the rich) (Английский)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6963 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
Trade flows and trade disputes (Английский)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6979 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
Fiscal multipliers in recessions and expansions : does it matter whether government spending is increasing or decreasing ? (Английский)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6993 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
Financial (dis-)information : evidence from an audit study in Mexico (Английский)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6902 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
The price of empowerment : experimental evidence on land titling in Tanzania (Английский)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6908 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
Institutional investors and long-term investment : evidence from Chile (Английский)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6922 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
Deals and delays : firm-level evidence on corruption and policy implementation times (Английский)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6949 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
Radio's impact on preferences for patronage benefits (Английский)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6932 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
The anatomy of failure : an ethnography of a randomized trial to deepen democracy in rural India (Английский)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6958 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
Economics of transiting to renewable energy in Morocco : a general equilibrium analysis (Английский)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6940 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
Does involvement of local NGOs enhance public service delivery ? cautionary evidence from a Malaria-prevention evaluation in India (Английский)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6931 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
International asset allocations and capital flows : the benchmark effect (Английский)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6866 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
A global assessment of human capital mobility: the role of non-OECD destinations (Английский)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6863 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
Growth, inequality, and social welfare : cross-country evidence (Английский)
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APR 01, 2014 WPS6842 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
The heterogeneous effects of HIV testing (Английский)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6823 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
Designing experiments to measure spillover effects (Английский)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6824 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
Coping with risk : the effects of shocks on reproductive health and transactional sex in rural Tanzania (Английский)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6751 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
Clean-development investments : an incentive-compatible CGE modeling framework (Английский)
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DEC 01, 2013 WPS6720 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики
Can subjective questions on economic welfare be trusted ? evidence for three developing countries (Английский)
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DEC 01, 2013 WPS6726 Рабочий документ в рамках исследования вопросов политики