Prof. dr. Bob Rijkers


1.     “Protectionism and Gender Inequality in Developing Countries”  (with E. Artuc, G.Porto, and N.Depetris-Chauvin) Journal of Globalization and Development (forthcoming)

2.     “Robots, Tasks, and Trade” (with E. Artuc and P. Bastos)  Journal of International Economics 145, 2023

3.     “Transnational Terrorism and the Internet” (with Q.Do and N.Gomez-Parra) Journal of Development Economics,  164, 2023.

4.     “Corruption in Customs: Evidence from Madagascar” (with C. Chalendard, A. Fernandes, and G. Raballand) Quarterly Journal of Economics  Vol 138(1), 2023. 

5.     “Elite Capture of Aid: Evidence from Offshore Bank Accounts” (with Niels Johannessen and Jorgen Juel Andersen) Journal of Political Economy Vol 30, No 2, 2022.

6.     “Household Responses to Illness Shocks: Evidence from High-Frequency Labor Market   Data in Ghana” (with R. Heath, and G. Mansuri) Journal of Human Resources, Vol 57, No 1, 2022.  

7.     “Does Democratization Promote Competition? Evidence from Indonesia” (with M. Hallward-Driemeier and A. Kochanova)  Economic Journal, Vol 131, Issue 640, 2021.  

8.     “Who on Earth Can Work from Home?” (with D. Garrote Sanchez Nicolas, N. Gomez Parra C.Ozden, M.Viollaz, and H. Winkler) World Bank Research Observer , Vol 36, Issue 1, 2021.

9.     “Measuring Employment in Developing Countries: Evidence from a Survey Experiment” (with D. Sharma, R. Heath, G. Mansuri, and W. Seitz)  World Bank Economic Review, Vol 35, Issue 3, 2021. 

10.  “Household Impacts of Tariffs” (with E. Artuc and G. Porto) World Bank Economic Review World Bank Economic Review, Vol 35, Issue 3, 2021. 

11.   “Trading Off Income and Inequality with Trade Policy” (with G. Porto and E. Artuc)  Journal of International Economics, Vol 120, 2019. 

12.   “Political Connections and Tariff Evasion: Evidence from Tunisia” (with G. Raballand and L.Baghdadi) World Bank Economic Review, Vol 31, No 2, 2017.

13.  “All in the Family: State Capture in Tunisia” (with C. Freund and A. Nucifora). Journal of Development Economics Vol 124, 2017.

14.  “Can Minimum Wages Close Gender Pay Gaps? Firm-level evidence from Indonesia” (with M. Hallward-Driemeier and A. Waxman) Review of Income and Wealth, Vol 62, No 2,  2017.

15.  “Risky Business: Political Instability and Foreign Direct Greenfield Investment in the Arab World” (with M.Burger and E. Ianchovichina) World Bank Economic Review, Vol 30, No2,  2016. 

16.  “Deals and Delays: Firm-Level Evidence on Corruption and Policy Implementation Times” (with C.Freund and M.Hallward-Driemeier). World Bank Economic Review, Vol 30, No2,  2016.

17.  "Do Employers' Responses to Crises Impact Men and Women Differently? Firm-Level Evidence from Indonesia" (with M. Hallward-Driemeier and A. Waxman) Review of Development Economics, 2016.

18.  “Heterogeneity in Subjective Wellbeing: an Application to Occupational Allocation in Africa” (with P. Falco, W. Maloney and M. Sarrias) Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol 111, 2015.

19.   “Which Firms Create the Most Jobs? Evidence From Tunisia” (with H. Arouri, C. Freund and A. Nucifora, Labour Economics. Vol 31, 2014.

20.  “Episodes of Unemployment Reduction in Rich, Middle-Income, and Transition Economies” (with C. Freund) Journal of Comparative Economics, Vol 4, No 4, 2014.

21.  “Do Crises Catalyze Creative Destruction? Firm-level evidence from Indonesia” (with M. Hallward-Driemeier) Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 95, No. 5, 2013.

22.  “The Effects of Risk and Shocks on Non-Farm Enterprise Development in Rural Ethiopia” (with M. Söderbom). World Development, Vol 45, 2013.

23.  “Gender and Rural Non-farm Entrepreneurship” (with R. Costa) World Development, Vol. 40, No 12, 2013.

24.  “Coping with Crises: Policies to Protect Employment and Earnings” (with P. Paci and A. Revenga) World Bank Research Observer Vol 27, Issue 2, 2012.

25.  “A Rural-Urban Comparison of Ethiopian Manufacturing Firms” (with M. Söderbom and J. Loening), World Development, Vol 38, No 9, 2010.

26.  “Who Benefits from Promoting SMEs? Some Empirical Evidence from Ethiopia.” (with F. Teal and C. Ruggeri Laderchi) World Development, Vol 38, No 4, 2010.