May 2016: In this Policy Research Talk, Senior Economist Quy-Toan Do applies the tools of forensic economics to elephant poaching in Africa, Somali piracy, and Daesh to uncover the market forces underlying each of these activities.
Exporter behavior changes as countries get larger or richer | New dataset of national poverty thresholds for setting international poverty lines | Measuring under-reporting of corruption in firm surveys | The psychological cost of reconciliation | Increasing aid effectiveness | Testing incentives to formalize firms | Land restrictions and womenâs participation in the labor force | The food price spikes of and child growth in Indonesia
Norman Loayza is a Lead Economist in the Development Research Group at the World Bank. He directed the 2014 World Development Report: Risk and Opportunity. His research focuses on economic and social development, including macroeconomic management, economic growth, informality, private and public saving, financial depth and stability, natural disasters, and crime and violence.