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Policy Research Working Paper
Vogt-Schilb Adrien, Hallegatte Stephane, de Gouvello ChristopheMar 01, 2014

Decision makers facing abatement targets need to decide which abatement measures to implement, and in which order. This paper investigates the ability of marginal abatement cost (MAC) curves to inform this...

Madrigal Marcelino, Jordan Rhonda LenaiJan 01, 2014

Brazil has one of the world's cleanest energy portfolios, with 85.3 percent of overall energy production coming from renewable sources (compared with the worldwide average of 16 percent), and with 75 percent of...

De Nys Erwin, Freitas Paula, Persechini InêsJan 01, 2014

Over the course of history, dams have captivated the interest of society at large. Used to store large amounts of water, dams are also constructed to control flood waters and generate hydroelectricity. Due to...

Policy Research Working Paper
Bruhn Miriam, de Souza Leao Luciana, Legovini Arianna, Marchetti Rogelio, Zia BilalDec 01, 2013

This paper studies the impact of a comprehensive financial education program spanning six states, 868 schools, and approximately 20,000 high school students in Brazil through a randomized control trial. The ...

Policy Research Working Paper
Moore Alexander, Straub Stephane, Dethier Jean-JacquesOct 01, 2013

The paper examines the capital structure of regulated infrastructure firms. The authors develop a model showing that leverage, the ratio of liabilities to assets, is lower under high-powered regulation and that ...


Food price inflation in Brazil in the twelve months to June 2008 was 18 percent, while overall inflation was seven percent.  Read More »

Deborah Wetzer, World Bank Country Director for Brazil
Country Director for Brazil
Pablo Fajnzylber
Lead Economist and Sector Leader

Measuring Development Success in Difficult Environments

Laura Ralston

Mar 26, 2014

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The Value of South-South Exchange

Anush Bezhanyan

Mar 21, 2014


Evidence shows that fiscal responsibility laws can help coordinate and sustain commitments to fiscal prudence, but they are not a substitute for commitment. Read More »