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FPD Academy: Round 3

The call for submissions for the third round of FPD Academy closed on February 11, 2011.Twenty seven submissions were received from across the World Bank Group. The members of the FPD Academy committee, identified the following four papers as winners according to the criteria of the Academy. The authors of winning papers have presented their work between March and August of 2011.

Ladies First? Firm-level Evidence on the Labor Impacts of the East Asian Crisis
Mary Hallward-Driemeier, Bob Rijkers, and Andrew Waxman
May 25, 2011
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Unexploited Gains from International Diversification: Patters of Portfolio Holdings around the World
Tatiana Didier, Roberto Rigobon, and Sergio L. Schmukler
July 12, 2011
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Success and failure of African exporters
Olivier Cadot, Leonardo Iacovone, Denisse Pierola, and Ferdinand Rauch
June 20, 2011
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How do Governments Respond after Catastrophes? Natural-Disaster Shocks and the Fiscal Stance
Martin Melecky and Claudio Raddatz
September 15, 2011
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Members of the FPD Academy Committee- Third Round
Asli Demirgüç-Kunt (Chair), Tatiana Nenova, Sole Martinez Peria, Samuel Maimbo, Aurora Ferrari, and Martin Cihak