This week, amidst fireworks and stultifying Washington heat, five Policy Research Working Papers were published. They cover weakly relative poverty measures, PPPs in electricity generation, carbon emissions, universal health care, financial literacy, and economic analysis of projects in a greenhouse world.
- More Relatively-Poor People in a Less Absolutely-Poor World by Martin Ravallion and Shaohua Chen
- Economic Implications of Moving Toward Global Convergence on Emission Intensities  by Govinda R. Timilsina
- Universal Health Care and Informal Labor Markets: The Case of Thailand by Adam Wagstaff and Wanwiphang Manachotphong
- Economic Analysis of Projects in a Greenhouse World by Kirk Hamilton and Jana Stöver
- Key Drivers of PPPs in Electricity Generation in Developing Countries: Cross-Country Evidence of Switching Between PPP Investment in Fossil Fuel and Renewable-Based Generation by Maria Vagliasindi
- Financial Literacy around the World: An Overview of the Evidence with Practical Suggestions for the Way Forward by Billa Zia and Lisa Xu