Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak

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The findings, interpretations, and conclusions expressed in this paper are entirely those of the authors. They do not necessarily represent the views of the World Bank, its Executive Directors, or the countries they represent. Abstract We examine the impact of urban form and public transit supply on the commute mode choices and annual miles driven of(More)
We examine the effect of political decentralization on pollution spillovers across jurisdictional boundaries. Upstream water use has spillover effects on downstream jurisdictions, and greater decentralization (i.e. a larger number of political jurisdictions managing the same river) may exacerbate these spillovers, as upstream communities have fewer(More)
Large literatures in economics and political science examine democracy's impact on health, education, and other development indicators, but the political economy of electricity allocation has been ignored in previous work. Politicians determine electricity consumption patterns through state ownership and regulation (e.g. price subsidies). This study uses(More)
Poor sanitation contributes to morbidity and mortality in the developing world, but there is disagreement on what policies can increase sanitation coverage. To measure the effects of alternative policies on investment in hygienic latrines, we assigned 380 communities in rural Bangladesh to different marketing treatments-community motivation and information;(More)
The rural northwestern districts of Bangladesh, home to 10 million people, experience a pre-harvest seasonal famine, locally known as Monga, with disturbing regularity. Surprisingly, out-migration from the Monga-prone districts is not all that common. This research tests whether migration could play any role in Monga mitigation. We implemented a randomized(More)
  • Yoonyoung Cho, Davie Kalomba, Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, Victor Orozco, Sangeeta Raja, Rachel Hoy +1 other
  • 2013
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Notes: Center discussion papers are preliminary materials circulated to stimulate discussion and critical comments. Abstract Hunger during pre-harvest lean seasons is widespread in the agrarian areas of Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. We randomly assign an $8.50 incentive to households in rural Bangladesh to out-migrate during the lean season. The incentive(More)
Notes: Center discussion papers are preliminary materials circulated to stimulate discussion and critical comments. Abstract We estimate the general-equilibrium labor market effects of a large-scale randomized intervention in which we designed and marketed a rainfall index insurance product across three states in India. Marketing agricultural insurance to(More)
The views expressed in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of the IMF or IMF policy. Abstract: This paper assesses financial sector development in twenty Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) countries. Based on data collected on a wide range of financial sector indicators, including from surveys of country(More)