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Ambar Narayan

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First Name:Ambar
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Last Name:Narayan
RePEc Short-ID:pna484
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Washington, District of Columbia (United States)
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Working papers

  1. Baseler,Travis Andreas & Narayan,Ambar & Ng,Odyssia Sophie Si Jia & Sinha Roy,Sutirtha, 2023. "Does Food Insecurity Hinder Migration ? Experimental Evidence from the Indian Public Distribution System," Policy Research Working Paper Series 10549, The World Bank.
  2. Azevedo,Joao Pedro Wagner De & Cojocaru,Alexandru & Montalva Talledo,Veronica Sonia & Narayan,Ambar, 2023. "COVID-19 School Closures, Learning Losses and Intergenerational Mobility," Policy Research Working Paper Series 10381, The World Bank.
  3. He,Yiming & Narayan,Ambar & Olinto,Pedro & Sinha Roy,Sutirtha & Sarma,Nayantara, 2023. "Synthesis of the Impacts of Covid-19 on India’s Labor Market : Looking at People, Placesand Policies," Policy Research Working Paper Series 10366, The World Bank.
  4. Narayan,Ambar & Cojocaru,Alexandru & Agrawal,Sarthak & Bundervoet,Tom & Davalos,Maria Eugenia & Garcia,Natalia & Lakner,Christoph & Mahler,Daniel Gerszon & Montalva Talledo,Veronica Sonia & Ten,Andrey, 2022. "COVID-19 and Economic Inequality : Short-Term Impacts with Long-Term Consequences," Policy Research Working Paper Series 9902, The World Bank.
  5. Sarthak Agrawal & Alexandru Cojocaru & Veronica Montalva & Ambar Narayan & Tom Bundervoet & Andrey Ten, 2021. "COVID-19 and Inequality," World Bank Publications - Reports 35867, The World Bank Group.
  6. Roy van der Weide & Ambar Narayan, 2019. "China and the United States: Different economic models but similarly low levels of socioeconomic mobility," WIDER Working Paper Series wp-2019-121, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
  7. Ambar Narayan & Judy Yang, 2019. "Economic Mobility Across Generations in the Developing East Asia and Pacific Region," World Bank Publications - Reports 32483, The World Bank Group.
  8. van der Weide, Roy & Narayan, Ambar & Negre, Mario, 2019. "Economic mobility across generations: Old versus new EU member states," Briefing Papers 14/2019, German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS).
  9. Narayan,Ambar & Murgai,Rinku, 2016. "Looking back on two decades of poverty and well-being in India," Policy Research Working Paper Series 7626, The World Bank.
  10. Balcazar Salazar,Carlos Felipe & Desai,Sonal & Murgai,Rinku & Narayan,Ambar, 2016. "Why did poverty decline in India ? a nonparametric decomposition exercise," Policy Research Working Paper Series 7602, The World Bank.
  11. Tiwari,Sailesh & Lara Ibarra,Gabriel & Narayan,Ambar, 2015. "How unfair is the inequality of wage earnings in Russia ? estimates from panel data," Policy Research Working Paper Series 7291, The World Bank.
  12. Balcazar, Carlos Felipe & Narayan, Ambar & Tiwari, Sailesh, 2015. "Born with a silver spoon : inequality in educational achievement across the world," Policy Research Working Paper Series 7152, The World Bank.
  13. Skoufias, Emmanuel & Narita, Renata & Narayan, Ambar, 2014. "Does access to information empower the poor ? evidence from the Dominican Republic," Policy Research Working Paper Series 6895, The World Bank.
  14. Skoufias, Emmanuel & Narayan, Ambar & Dasgupta, Basab & Kaiser, Kai, 2014. "Electoral accountability and local government spending in Indonesia," Policy Research Working Paper Series 6782, The World Bank.
  15. Molina, Ezequiel & Narayan, Ambar & Saavedra-Chanduvi, Jaime, 2013. "Outcomes, opportunity and development : why unequal opportunities and not outcomes hinder economic development," Policy Research Working Paper Series 6735, The World Bank.
  16. Narayan, Ambar & Saavedra-Chanduvi, Jaime & Tiwari, Sailesh, 2013. "Shared prosperity : links to growth, inequality and inequality of opportunity," Policy Research Working Paper Series 6649, The World Bank.
  17. Abras, Ana & Cuesta, Jose & Hoyos, Alejandro & Narayan, Ambar, 2012. "Equality of opportunities and fiscal incidence in Cote d'Ivoire," Policy Research Working Paper Series 6048, The World Bank.
  18. Skoufias, Emmanuel & Narayan, Ambar & Dasgupta, Basab & Kaiser, Kai, 2011. "Electoral accountability, fiscal decentralization and service delivery in Indonesia," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5614, The World Bank.
  19. Leite, Phillippe & Narayan, Ambar & Skoufias, Emmanuel, 2011. "How do ex ante simulations compare with ex post evaluations ? evidence from the impact of conditional cash transfer programs," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5705, The World Bank.
  20. Habib, Bilal & Narayan, Ambar & Olivieri, Sergio & Sanchez-Paramo, Carolina, 2010. "Assessing poverty and distributional impacts of the global crisis in the Philippines : a microsimulation approach," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5286, The World Bank.
  21. Habib, Bilal & Narayan, Ambar & Olivieri, Sergio & Sanchez-Paramo, Carolina, 2010. "Assessing ex ante the poverty and distributional impact of the global crisis in a developing country : a micro-simulation approach with application to Bangladesh," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5238, The World Bank.
  22. Dasgupta, Basab & Narayan, Ambar & Skoufias, Emmanuel, 2009. "Measuring the quality of education and health services : the use of perception data from Indonesia," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5033, The World Bank.
  23. World Bank, 2008. "Bangladesh - Poverty Assessment for Bangladesh : Creating Opportunities and Bridging the East-West Divide," World Bank Publications - Reports 6144, The World Bank Group.


  1. van der Weide, Roy & Lakner, Christoph & Mahler, Daniel Gerszon & Narayan, Ambar & Gupta, Rakesh, 2024. "Intergenerational mobility around the world: A new database," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 166(C).
  2. Francisco H. G. Ferreira & Shaohua Chen & Andrew Dabalen & Yuri Dikhanov & Nada Hamadeh & Dean Jolliffe & Ambar Narayan & Espen Beer Prydz & Ana Revenga & Prem Sangraula & Umar Serajuddin & Nobuo Yosh, 2016. "A global count of the extreme poor in 2012: data issues, methodology and initial results," The Journal of Economic Inequality, Springer;Society for the Study of Economic Inequality, vol. 14(2), pages 141-172, June.
  3. Ana Abras & Alejandro Hoyos & Ambar Narayan & Sailesh Tiwari, 2013. "Inequality of opportunities in the labor market: evidence from life in transition surveys in Europe and Central Asia," IZA Journal of Labor & Development, Springer;Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit GmbH (IZA), vol. 2(1), pages 1-22, December.
  4. Zaman, Hassan & Narayan , Ambar & Kotikula, Aphichoke, 2012. "Are Bangladesh's Recent Gains in Poverty Reduction Different from the Past?," Bangladesh Development Studies, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS), vol. 35(1), pages 1-26, March.
  5. Habib, Bilal & Narayan, Ambar & Olivieri, Sergio & Sanchez, Carolina, 2010. "The Impact of the Financial Crisis on Poverty and Income Distribution: Insights from Simulations in Selected Countries," World Bank - Economic Premise, The World Bank, issue 7, pages 1-4, March.
  6. Basu, Kaushik & Narayan, Ambar & Ravallion, Martin, 2001. "Is literacy shared within households? Theory and evidence for Bangladesh," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 8(6), pages 649-665, December.


  1. Ambar Narayan & Roy Van der Weide & Alexandru Cojocaru & Christoph Lakner & Silvia Redaelli & Daniel Gerszon Mahler & Rakesh Gupta N. Ramasubbaiah & Stefan Thewissen, 2018. "Fair Progress?," World Bank Publications - Books, The World Bank Group, number 28428, December.
  2. Nandini Krishnan & Gabriel Lara Ibarra & Ambar Narayan & Sailesh Tiwari & Tara Vishwanath, 2016. "Uneven Odds, Unequal Outcomes," World Bank Publications - Books, The World Bank Group, number 24596, December.
  3. Andrew Dabalen & Ambar Narayan & Jaime Saavedra-Chanduvi & Alejandro Hoyos Suarez & Ana Abras & Sailesh Tiwari, 2015. "Do African Children Have an Equal Chance? : A Human Opportunity Report for Sub-Saharan Africa," World Bank Publications - Books, The World Bank Group, number 20458, December.
  4. Sergio Olivieri & Sergiy Radyakin & Stainslav Kolenikov & Michael Lokshin & Ambar Narayan & Carolina Sánchez-Páramo, 2014. "Simulating Distributional Impacts of Macro-dynamics : Theory and Practical Applications," World Bank Publications - Books, The World Bank Group, number 20391, December.
  5. Ambar Narayan & Carolina Sánchez-Páramo, 2012. "Knowing, When You Do Not Know : Simulating the Poverty and Distributional Impacts of an Economic Crisis," World Bank Publications - Books, The World Bank Group, number 2229, December.

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NEP is an announcement service for new working papers, with a weekly report in each of many fields. This author has had 13 papers announced in NEP. These are the fields, ordered by number of announcements, along with their dates. If the author is listed in the directory of specialists for this field, a link is also provided.
  1. NEP-DEV: Development (9) 2009-09-19 2010-03-28 2010-05-22 2011-04-09 2011-07-02 2012-05-02 2013-10-18 2014-01-10 2016-04-04. Author is listed
  2. NEP-CMP: Computational Economics (3) 2010-03-28 2010-05-22 2011-07-02
  3. NEP-LTV: Unemployment, Inequality and Poverty (3) 2012-05-02 2013-10-18 2016-04-04
  4. NEP-DEM: Demographic Economics (2) 2012-05-02 2014-01-10
  5. NEP-PBE: Public Economics (2) 2011-04-09 2014-03-01
  6. NEP-POL: Positive Political Economics (2) 2011-04-09 2014-03-01
  7. NEP-SEA: South East Asia (2) 2009-09-19 2014-03-01
  8. NEP-AFR: Africa (1) 2012-05-02
  9. NEP-CIS: Confederation of Independent States (1) 2015-06-13
  10. NEP-CNA: China (1) 2020-03-02
  11. NEP-EDU: Education (1) 2015-01-26
  12. NEP-GRO: Economic Growth (1) 2014-01-10
  13. NEP-HEA: Health Economics (1) 2009-09-19
  14. NEP-TRA: Transition Economics (1) 2015-06-13


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