This series provides the best papers from the Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics, a forum begun in 1989 for discussion and debate of important policy issues facing developing countries. The conferences emphasize the contribution that empirical economic research can make to understanding development processes and to formulating sound development policies. Conference papers are written by researchers in and outside the World Bank. The review process, a mix of internal and external review, is overseen by an Advisory Committee for the series. This series is produced by the World Bank's Development Economics Vice Presidency.
(Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the World Bank, 2016-09)
Basu, Kaushik; Foster, Andrew; Basu, Kaushik; Foster, Andrew
This volume contains the Papers and
Proceedings of the 26th Annual Bank Conference on
Development Economics (ABCDE) held on June 15–16, 2015, in
Mexico City. The theme of the conference was
"Productivity, Growth, and the Law," and it was
hosted jointly by the Bank of Mexico and the World Bank. The
2015 ABCDE Organizing Committee was composed of Kaushik Basu
(World Bank, Chair), Asli Demirguc¸-Kunt and Indermit Gill
(World Bank), Alberto Torres and Laura Juarez (Bank of
Mexico), and Andrew Foster (Brown University).