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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

Date

Authors

Affiliation

Details

May 2019 (published online)

Ramya Parthasarathy, Vijayendra Rao,

Nethra Palaniswamy

McKinsey & Co,

World Bank,

World Bank

Parthasarathy, Ramya, Vijayendra Rao and Nethra Palaniswamy. 2019. Deliberative Democracy in an Unequal World: A Text-As-Data Analysis of South India’s Village Assemblies. American Political Science Review.

Apr 2019

Rajah Rasiah, Latifah Merican Cheong, Cheong Kee Cheok, Norman V. Loayza

University of Malaya; Malaysian Economic Association (formerly); University of Malaya; World Bank

Rasiah, Rajah, Latifah Merican Cheong, Cheong Kee Cheok, and Norman V. Loayza. 2019. Introduction: ASEAN — Towards Economic Convergence. Journal of Southeast Asian Economies Vol 36 (1). Special Issue on "ASEAN: Towards Economic Convergence" by Rajah Rasiah, Latifah Merican Cheong, Cheong Kee Cheok, Norman V Loayza, editors.

Apr 2019

Sharmila Devadas, Steven Pennings

World Bank

Devadas, Sharmila and Steven Pennings. 2019. Assessing the Effect of Public Capital on Growth: An Extension of the World Bank Long-Term Growth Model. Journal of Infrastructure, Policy and Development, 3(1): 22-55.

Mar 2019

Nethra Palaniswamy,  Ramya Parthasarathy, Vijayendra Rao  

World Bank,
McKinsey & Co,
World Bank

Parthasarathy, Ramya, Vijayendra Rao and Nethra Palaniswamy. 2019. Unheard Voices: The Challenge of Inducing Women's Civic Speech. World Development 115: 64-77.

Mar 2019

Paul Christian,
Eeshani Kandpal, Nethra Palaniswamy,  Vijayendra Rao

World Bank

Christian, Paul, Eeshani Kandpal, and Nethra Palaniswamy and Vijayendra Rao. 2019. Safety Nets and Natural Disaster Mitigation: Evidence from Cyclone Phailin in Odisha. Climatic Change Vol. 153 Issue 1-2: 141-164.

Mar 2019

Lay Lian Chuah, Norman V. Loayza, and Achim D. Schmillen

World Bank

Loayza, Norman V., Lay Lian Chuah, and Achim D. Scmillen.  2019. El futuro del trabajo: Una carrera con la máquina y no contra esta.  Revista Moneda, Banco Central de Reserva del Perú, Vol 177: 32-38.

Mar 2019

Paromita Sanyal, Vijayendra Rao, Umang Prabhakar

Florida State University, World Bank, Florida State University

Sanyal, Paramita, Vijayendra Rao, and Umang Prabhakar. 2019. How Women Talk in Democracy. Qualitative Sociology, 42(1): 49-70.

June 2018

Suzanne Verver, Martin Walker, Young Eun Kim, Grace Fobi,  Afework H Tekle, Honorat G.M. Zouré, Samuel Wanji, Daniel A. Boakye, Annette C. Kuesel, Sake J. de Vlas,  Michel Boussinesq, Maria-Gloria Basáñez, Wilma A. Stolk

University Medical Center Rotterdam; Imperial College London; World Bank; Independent Consultant, Cameroon; World Health Organization (WHO); WHO; University of Buea; University of Ghana; WHO; University Medical Center Rotterdam; Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Montpellier, France;Imperial College London; University Medical Center Rotterdam

Verver, Suzanne, Martin Walker, Young Eun Kim, Grace Fobi, Afework H. Tekle, Honorat G.M. Zouré, Samuel Wanji, Daniel A. Boakye, Annette C. Kuesel, Sake J. de Vlas, Michel Boussinesq, Maria-Gloria Basáñez, Wilma A. Stolk. 2018. How Can Onchocerciasis Elimination in Africa Be Accelerated? Modeling the Impact of Increased Ivermectin Treatment Frequency and Complementary Vector Control. Clinical Infectious Diseases 66(4):  S267–S274. June. 

Nov 2017
(published online)

Nur Ain Shahrier, Lay Lian Chuah

Sunway University Business School; World Bank

Shahrier, Nur Ain and Lay Lian Chuah. 2017. Estimating Malaysia’s Output Gap: Have We Closed the Gap? The Singapore Economic Review

Oct 2017 (published online)

Norman Loayza, Edgar Villa, Martha Misas

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

Loayza, Norman, Edgar Villa, and Martha Misas. 2019. Illicit Activity and Money Laundering from an Economic Growth Perspective: A Model and an Application to Colombia. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization Volume 159: 442-487.

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

Date

Authors

Affiliation

Details

May 2019

Young Eun Kim, Norman V. Loayza

World Bank

Kim, Young Eun, and Norman V. Loayza. 2019. Productivity Growth: Patterns and Determinants across the World. Policy Research working paper; no. WPS 8852. Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.

May 2019

Fabian Mendez Ramos

World Bank

Mendez Ramos, Fabian. 2019. Uncertainty in Ex-Ante Poverty and Income Distribution : Insights from Output Growth and Natural Resource Country Typologies. Policy Research working paper; no. WPS 8841. Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. 

Oct 2018

Sharmila Devadas, Steven Pennings

World Bank

Devadas, Sharmila, and Steven Michael Pennings. 2018. Assessing the Effect of Public Capital on Growth: An Extension of the World Bank Long-Term Growth Model. Policy Research working paper; no. WPS 8604. Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.

July 2018

Shareen Joshi, Nishtha Kochhar, and Vijayendra Rao

Georgetown University; Georgetown University/World Bank; World Bank

Joshi, Shareen, Nishtha Kochhar, and Vijayendra Rao. 2018. Jati Inequality in Rural Bihar. Policy Research working paper; no. WPS 8512. Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.

Apr 2018

Norman Loayza,
Amine Ouazad,
Romain Ranciere

World Bank, HEC Montreal, University of Southern California

Loayza, Norman V., Amine Ouazad, and Romain Ranciere. 2018. Financial Development, Growth, and Crisis: Is There a Trade-Off?. NBER Working Paper No. 24474.

Also previously published as World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No.WPS 8237. November 2017.

Mar 2018

Paul Christian, Eeshani Kandpal, Nethra Palaniswamy, Vijayendra Rao

World Bank

Christian, Paul, Eeshani Kandpal, Nethra Palaniswamy, and Vijayendra Rao. 2018. Safety Nets and Natural Disaster Mitigation: Evidence from Cyclone Phailin in Odisha. Policy Research working paper; no. WPS 8375. Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.

Mar 2018

Lay Lian Chuah, Norman Loayza, and Ha Nguyen

World Bank

Chuah, Lay Lian, Norman V. Loayza, and Ha Minh Nguyen. 2018. Resource Misallocation and Productivity Gaps in Malaysia. Policy Research working paper; no. WPS 8368. 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.

January 2017 version

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. 

A Toolkit for Informality Scenario Analysis:
Excel FileUser Guide

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

Date

Authors

Affiliation

Details

Dec 2018

Vijayendra Rao, Paromita Sanyal

World Bank, Florida State University

Rao, Vijayendra and Paromita Sanyal. 2018. Oral Democracy: Deliberation in Indian Village Assemblies. Cambridge University Press. 

Oct 2018

Shareen Joshi,

Nishtha Kochhar, Vijayendra Rao

Georgetown University; Georgetown University;

World Bank

Joshi, Shareen, Nishtha Kochhar, and Vijayendra Rao. 2018. Are Caste Categories Misleading? The Relationship Between Gender and Jati in Three Indian State,  in Siwan Anderson, Lori Beaman, and Jean-Philippe Platteau (eds.) Towards Gender Equity in Development. Oxford University Press.

July 2018

Norman Loayza, Amine Ouazad, Romain Ranciere

World Bank; HEC Montreal; University of Southern California

Loayza, Norman, Amine Ouazad, and Romain Ranciere. 2018. Financial Development, Growth, and Crisis: Is There a Trade-Off? In Handbook of Finance and Development. Thorsten Beck and Ross Levine, editors.

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. 2015. Building 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 ApproachesOECD. Paris. pp. 123-133.