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The Effects of Fiscal Stimulus: Evidence from the 2009 'Cash for Clunkers' Program

Abstract: A key rationale for fiscal stimulus is to boost consumption when aggregate demand is perceived to be inefficiently low. We examine the ability of the government to increase consumption by evaluating the impact of the 2009 “Cash for Clunkers” pr… more »

Fighting Poverty in Kenya by Selling Water Pumps to Poor Farmers

Yes Africa Can: Stories from a Dynamic ContinentKickStart Irrigation Pumps: Adapting technology to development challengesABOUT THE PROJECTThe African Success story is a World Bank research study anchored in the Africa Region Chief Economist’s Off… more »

U.S. Farmers, Timber Producers Call for an End to Tropical Deforestation - Study Shows Rainforest Protections Would Net $200 Billion for US Soy, Beef, Timber and Oilseed Producers

Leading U.S. farm and forest products groups today called on Congress and the administration to help end tropical deforestation. The groups cited a new report showing that overseas agriculture and logging operations are expanding production by cutting do… more »

Bringing Building Efficiency to Light - Free Webcast - June 14, 2010 at 1pm EDT

Everyone knows that lighting retrofits represent the low-hanging fruit of building energy-efficiency opportunities. Investments in replacing bulbs, upgrading fixtures, and utilizing smart controls and management systems can repay themselves quickly and p… more »