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Research Papers and Books

November 28, 2016

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The papers and books are rigorous analytical pieces designed to tackle specific research questions relevant for social and economic development.

Journal Articles/Publications

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Nov 2017 Vijayendra Rao,
Kripa Ananthpur,
Kabir Malik
World Bank;
Madras Institute of Development Studies, India;
World Bank
 
Rao, Vijayendra, Kripa Ananthpur, and Kabir Malik. 2017. The Anatomy of Failure: An Ethnography of a Randomized Trial to Deepen Democracy in Rural India. World Development 99: 481 – 497.
June 2017 (published online) Roberto Chang,
Constantino Hevia,
Norman Loayza
Rutgers University;
Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Argentina; World Bank
Chang, Roberto, Constantino Hevia, and Norman Loayza. 2017. Privatization and Nationalization Cycles. Macroeconomic Dynamics
Mar 2017 Young Eun Kim, Wilma A. Stolk, Marcel Tanner, Fabrizio Tediosi World Bank; Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, University of Basel, Switzerland; Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, University of Basel, Switzerland Kim, Young Eun, Wilma A. Stolk, Marcel Tanner, and Fabrizio Tediosi. 2017. Modelling the Health and Economic Impacts of the Elimination of River Blindness (Onchocerciasis) in Africa. BMJ Global Health, 2(2).
Dec 2016 Norman Loayza World Bank Loayza, Norman V. 2016.Informality in the Process of Development and Growth.World Econ. 39: 1856–1916.
Sep 2016 Michael Woolcock World Bank Woolcock, Michael. 2016. Critical Elements for Ensuring the Success of More Inclusive Social Policies, in World Social Science Report 2016,  Challenging Inequalities: Pathways to a Just World. UNESCO Publishing, Paris. Pages 241-244.
2016 Raphael Bergoeing, Norman Loayza, Facundo Piguillem Chile's Center for Public Studies and University of Chile; World Bank; Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance Bergoeing, Raphael, Norman V. Loayza, and Facundo Piguillem. 2016. The Whole is Greater than the Sum of Its Parts: Complementary Reforms to Address Microeconomic Distortions. World Bank Economic Review 30 (2): 268-305.
Aug 2016
Norman Loayza, Jamele Rigolini
World Bank; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Germany

Loayza, Norman, and Jamele Rigolini. 2016. The Local Impact of Mining on Poverty and Inequality: Evidence from the Commodity Boom in Peru. World Development 84 (Issue C): 219-234.
Apr 2016
Ximena Del Carpio, Norman Loayza,
Tomoko Wada

World Bank; World Bank;
University of Minnesota

Del Carpio, Ximena, Norman Loayza, and Tomoko Wada. 2016. The Impact of Conditional Cash Transfers on the Amount and Type of Child Labor. World Development 80 (Issue C): 33-47. 
Nov 2015
Deval Desai,
Michael Woolcock

Harvard Law School; World Bank
Desai, Deval and Michael Woolcock. 2015.Experimental Justice Reform: Lessons from the World Bank and Beyond. Annual Review of Law and Social Science 11: 155-174  

Working Papers

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Nov 2017 Norman Loayza,
Amine Ouazad,
Romain Ranciere
World Bank,
HEC Montreal,
University of Southern California
Loayza, Norman V., Amine Ouazad, and Romain Ranciere. 2017. Financial Development, Growth, and Crisis: Is There a Trade-Off?. Policy Research working paper; no. WPS 8237. Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.
Sep 2017 Monica Das Gupta, Rajib Dasgupta,
P. Kugananthan, Vijayendra Rao,
T.V. Somanathan,
K.N. Tewari
University of Maryland;
Jawarhalal Nehru University;
Chennai Municipal Corporation (retired);
World Bank;
Government of India;
Municipal Corporation of Delhi (retired)
 
Das Gupta, Monica, Rajib Dasgupta, P. Kugananthan, Vijayendra Rao, Trikkur V. Somanathan, and K.N. Tewari. 2017. Flies Without Borders : Lessons from Chennai on Improving India's Municipal Public Health Services. Policy Research working paper; no. WPS 8197. Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.
Aug 2017 Fabian Mendez Ramos World Bank Mendez Ramos, Fabian. 2017. Assessing Forecast Uncertainty: An Information Bayesian Approach. Policy Research working paper; no. WPS 8165. Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.
June 2017 Ha Nguyen and Jiaming Soh World Bank;
Bank Negara Malaysia
Nguyen, Ha Minh, and Jiaming Soh. 2017. Employment Multipliers over the Business Cycle. Policy Research working paper; no. WPS 8105. Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.
May 2017 Samuel Pursch, Andrea Woodhouse, Michael Woolcock, and Matthew Zurstrassen World Bank Pursch, Samuel James, Andrea Fitri Woodhouse, Michael Woolcock, and Matthew Pierre Zurstrassen. 2017. Documenting Myanmar's Social Transformation: Insights from Six Rounds of Research on Livelihoods and Social Change in Rural Communities. Policy Research working paper; no. WPS 8055. Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group
May 2017 Constantino Hevia, Norman Loayza, and Claudia Meza-Cuadra Universidad Torcuato di Tella; World Bank; World Bank Hevia, Constantino, Norman V. Loayza, and Claudia Maria Meza Cuadra Balcazar. 2017. Industrial Policies vs Public Goods Under Asymmetric Information. Policy Research working paper; no. WPS 8052. Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.
Jan 2017 Tatiana Didier Ruth Llovet Montanes
Sergio L. Schmukler
World Bank

Didier Brandao, Tatiana, Ruth Llovet Montanes, and Sergio L. Schmukler. 2016. International financial integration of East Asia and Pacific. Policy Research working paper; no. WPS 7772. Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.

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Jan 2017 Ha Nguyen, Huong Nguyen, and Anh Pham World Bank;
Tufts University;
George Mason University
Nguyen, Ha Minh, Huong Nguyen and Anh Pham. 2017. Impact of oil price fluctuations on financial markets since 2014. Policy Research working paper; no. WPS 7957. Washington, D.C.: World Bank Group.
Oct 2016 Norman Loayza World Bank

Loayza, Norman V. 2016. Informality in the process of development and growth. Policy Research working paper; no. WPS 7858. Washington, D.C.: World Bank Group. 

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June 2016
Kirk Hamilton,
John Helliwell,
Michael Woolcock

London School of Economics; University of British Columbia; World Bank
Hamilton, Kirk E., John F. Helliwell, and Michael Woolcock. 2016. Social capital, trust, and well-being in the evaluation of wealth. Policy Research working paper; no. WPS 7707. Washington, D.C.: World Bank Group. 
May 2016 Norman Loayza
World Bank Loayza, Norman. 2016.La productividad como clave del crecimiento y el desarrollo: en el Perú y el mundo. Peruvian Economic Association, Working Paper no. 69.
Feb 2016 Edgar Villa
Martha A. Misas
Norman Loayza

Universidad de La
Sabana, Campus Puente del Común. Chía, Colombia; Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia;
World Bank

Villa, Edgar, Martha A. Misas and Norman V. Loayza. 2016.Illicit activity and money laundering from an economic growth perspective: a model and an application to Colombia. Policy Research working paper; no. WPS 7578. Washington, D.C.: World Bank Group. 
Jan 2016
Matt Andrews, Lant Pritchett, Michael Woolcock
Harvard Kennedy School; Harvard Kennedy School; World Bank
Andrews, Matt, Lant Pritchett and Michael Woolcock. 2016. The Big Stuck in State Capability for Policy Implementation. Center for International Development, Harvard University: Working Paper No. 318. 
Oct 2015 Maria Gonzalez De Asis,
Michael Woolcock

World Bank Gonzalez De Asis, Maria, and Michael Woolcock. 2015.Operationalizing the Science of Delivery Agenda to Enhance Development Results. Washington, D.C.: World Bank Group. 

Books and Book Chapters

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Jan 2017 Matt Andrews, Lant Pritchett,
Michael Woolcock

Harvard Kennedy School; Harvard Kennedy School;
World Bank

Andrews, Matt, Lant Pritchett and Michael Woolcock. 2017. Building State Capability: Evidence, Analysis, Action. Oxford University Press. 
Nov 2015 Michael Woolcock
World Bank Woolcock, Michael. 2015. Culture, Politics and Development, in Carol Lancaster and Nicholas van de Walle (eds.) Oxford Handbook of the Politics of Development. New York: Oxford University Press. 
2015 Matt Andrews, Lant Pritchett, Salimah Samji, Michael Woolcock
Harvard Kennedy School; Harvard Kennedy School; Harvard Kennedy School; World Bank
Andrews, Matt, Lant Pritchett, Salimah Samji and Michael Woolcock. 2015Building Capability By Delivering Results: Putting Problem Driven Iterative Adaption (PDIA) Principles into Practice, in Alan Whaites, Eduardo Gonzales, Sara Fyson and Graham Teskey (eds.) A Governance Practitioner’s Notebook: Alternative Ideas and Approaches. OECD. Paris. pp. 123-133.