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Can geography explain agricultural productivity differences across countries?
Low agricultural productivity in developing countries is not destiny, as there is remarkable potential for raising crop yields given their land...
School internet access improved student learning in Peru…but it took time!
School-based internet access boosted test scores in Peru, but these effects took time to materialise
The long-run effect of public works employment: Evidence from Tunisia
Public works employment in Tunisia has large, positive effects for both directly targeted individuals and their neighbours in the short-term, which...
Job losses, unemployment benefits and domestic violence: Evidence from Brazil
Job losses, through reduced income and increased exposure, lead to substantial increases in domestic violence against women which are not mitigated...
Removing local barriers to entry can boost productivity growth: Evidence from Peru
Removing local barriers to entry can be a cost-efficient way to boost aggregate productivity growth in developing countries
How import competition can increase quality upgrading and exporting: Evidence from Peru
Trade-induced competition on final goods drove firms in the Peruvian apparel industry to upgrade the quality of their products and export more
Creative destruction and catch-up growth in India
Selectively supporting transformative firms is a viable strategy to promote growth where there is less creative destruction
Chinese foreign aid: Can self-interest benefit recipients?
China's domestic political needs drive much of its foreign aid to other countries – yet this aid has potentially large economic benefits for...
Preschool quality and child development: Evidence from Colombia
Interventions that only provide material resources to preschools may fail to achieve any benefits, and have unintended negative consequences, if...