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Tax administration practices and firms’ perceptions of corruption : evidence from Europe and Central Asia (English)

Two competing conceptualizations of corruption in the literature allow viewing it either as efficient or burdensome from firms' perspective. Using data on the prevalence and nature of firms' interactions with tax authorities in 28 countries in Europe and Central Asia, this paper contributes to the evaluation of competing ideas in the literature about firms’ experience of corruption in tax administration. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8122 JUN 27, 2017

Ponomariov,B.; Balabushko,Oleksii; Kisunko,Gregory Disclosed

The labor market effects of financial crises : the role of temporary contracts in central and western Europe (English)

This paper examines how the 2008-09 financial crisis affected labor markets in Central and Western Europe, and how this impact depended on employment protections laws. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8085 JUN 05, 2017

Sharma,Siddharth; Winkler,Hernan Jorge Disclosed

Is EU's open aviation policy good for air transport? (English)

International air transport is at a crossroads. The aviation industry's center of gravity has moved toward the East, with main hubs in the Gulf region and ever-increasing passenger markets located in Asia. ... See More +

Brief 119854 JUN 01, 2017

Abate,Megersa Abera; Christidis, Panayotis Disclosed

The economics of forced displacement : an introduction (English)

Forced displacement -- defined as the displacement of refugees and internally displaced persons due to violence -- has reached an unprecedented scale and global attention during the past few years, particularly in the aftermath of the Syrian refugee crisis in 2011 and the European Union's migration crisis in 2015. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8038 APR 25, 2017

Verme,Paolo Disclosed

How is the internet changing labor market arrangements ? evidence from telecommunications reforms in Europe (English)

This paper exploits variations in the timing of telecommunications reforms across Europe to analyze the relationship between the rise of alternative work arrangements and the emergence of the Internet. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7976 FEB 16, 2017

Vazquez,Emmanuel Jose; Winkler,Hernan Jorge Disclosed

Doing business in the European Union 2017 : Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania : Сравняване на бизнес регламенти за местни фирми в 22 града в България, Унгария и Румъния с 187 други страни (Bulgarian)

Doing Business in the European Union 2017 focuses on business regulations and their enforcement in five Doing Business areas. It goes beyond Sofia, Budapest and Bucharest to benchmark 19 additional cities. ... See More +

Working Paper 119195 JAN 01, 2017

Romanian, Hungarian Disclosed

Doing business in the European Union 2017 : Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania (Vol. 2) : Comparing business regulation for domestic firms in 22 cities in Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania with 187 other economies (English)

Doing Business in the European Union 2017 focuses on business regulations and their enforcement in five Doing Business areas. It goes beyond Sofia, Budapest and Bucharest to benchmark 19 additional cities. ... See More +

Working Paper 119195 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Doing business in the European Union 2017 : Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania : A hazai vállalatok üzleti szabályozásának összehasonlítása Bulgária, Magyarország és Románia 22 városában további 187 gazdasággal (Hungarian)

Doing Business in the European Union 2017 focuses on business regulations and their enforcement in five Doing Business areas. It goes beyond Sofia, Budapest and Bucharest to benchmark 19 additional cities. ... See More +

Working Paper 119195 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Doing business in the European Union 2017 : Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania : Compararea reglementărilor comerciale aplicabile companiilor locale în 22 de orașe din Bulgaria, România și Ungaria cu alte 187 țări (Romanian)

Doing Business in the European Union 2017 focuses on business regulations and their enforcement in five Doing Business areas. It goes beyond Sofia, Budapest and Bucharest to benchmark 19 additional cities. ... See More +

Working Paper 119195 JAN 01, 2017

Hungarian, Bulgarian Disclosed

Growth recovery in southern Europe : a dozen lessons, old and new (English)

Greece, Ireland, Portugal, and Spain entered a period of severe economic and financial stress in the aftermath of the 2008 crisis. Their collective experience confirmed the primacy of total debt, private or public, in affecting the onset of, depth of, and recovery from economic crises. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7877 NOV 02, 2016

Islam,Roumeen Disclosed

Doing business regional profile 2017 : European Union (EU) (English)

Doing Business sheds light on how easy or difficult it is for a local entrepreneur to open and run a small to medium-size business when complying with relevant regulations. ... See More +

Working Paper 110163 OCT 25, 2016

Disclosed

Building long-term portfolio benchmarks for pension funds in emerging economies (English)

The movement from a defined benefit to a defined contribution pension system has important implications in the area of portfolio allocation. While the focus of defined benefit pension funds is essentially in the long term, some defined contribution funds might have incentives to invest with shorter-term horizons. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7784 AUG 04, 2016

Rudolph,Heinz P.; Sabat,Jorge Disclosed

Building voluntary pension schemes in emerging economies (English)

After the financial crisis, some Central and Eastern Europe countries partially or totally reversed the pension reforms they had initiated in the previous two decades. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7779 AUG 03, 2016

Rudolph,Heinz P. Disclosed

Trade and investment implications of Brexit (English)

The exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Brexit) may have a negative impact on trade and investment flows not just for the UK, but also for the countries with the largest exposure to the UK. ... See More +

Working Paper 107118 JUL 11, 2016

Disclosed

Euro currency risk and the geography of debt flows to peripheral European monetary union members (English)

The pattern of debt flows to peripheral European Monetary Union members seems puzzling: they are mostly indirect and channeled through the large countries of the European Monetary Union. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7738 JUN 30, 2016

Ersal-Kiziler,Eylem; Nguyen,Ha Minh Disclosed

Ageing and family solidarity in Europe : patterns and driving factors of intergenerational support (English)

At the beginning of the twenty-first century, intergenerational relations remain a key aspect of the future development and sustainability of the European social model. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7678 MAY 17, 2016

Albertini,Marco Disclosed

Financial sector advisory center : annual report 2015 (English)

Economic growth is critical to ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity.Growing economies create jobs, generate income, produce social benefits and attract investments. ... See More +

Annual Report 105607 MAY 01, 2016

Disclosed

Pinpointing poverty in Europe : new evidence for policy making (English)

More than 122 million people, almost 25 percent of European Union (EU)citizens, are at risk of poverty or social exclusion. The funding and targetingof basic services and of programs to reduce poverty and social exclusiondepend on the availability of detailed knowledge of the disparities in socioeconomicwell-being across and within EU member states. ... See More +

Publication 113564 APR 14, 2016

Simler,Kenneth Disclosed

Corporate sector accounting and auditing in the EU acquis communautaire (English)

This report reflects significant changes in European Union (EU) corporate financial reporting since 2011. In June 2013, a new accounting directive was adopted, replacing the fourth and seventh directives on company law. ... See More +

Working Paper 105673 JAN 01, 2016

Olivier,Henri; Frerejacque,Pascal Disclosed

Doing business regional profile 2016 : Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa (OHADA) (English)

Doing Business sheds light on how easy or difficult it is for a local entrepreneur to open and run a small to medium-size business when complying with relevant regulations. ... See More +

Working Paper 103367 JAN 01, 2016

Disclosed

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Tax administration practices and firms’ perceptions of corruption : evidence from Europe and Central Asia (English)
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JUN 27, 2017 WPS8122 Policy Research Working Paper
The labor market effects of financial crises : the role of temporary contracts in central and western Europe (English)
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JUN 05, 2017 WPS8085 Policy Research Working Paper
Is EU's open aviation policy good for air transport? (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 119854 Brief
The economics of forced displacement : an introduction (English)
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APR 25, 2017 WPS8038 Policy Research Working Paper
How is the internet changing labor market arrangements ? evidence from telecommunications reforms in Europe (English)
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FEB 16, 2017 WPS7976 Policy Research Working Paper
Doing business in the European Union 2017 : Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania : Сравняване на бизнес регламенти за местни фирми в 22 града в България, Унгария и Румъния с 187 други страни (Bulgarian)
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JAN 01, 2017 119195 Working Paper Romanian, Hungarian
Doing business in the European Union 2017 : Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania (Vol. 2) : Comparing business regulation for domestic firms in 22 cities in Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania with 187 other economies (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 119195 Working Paper
Doing business in the European Union 2017 : Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania : A hazai vállalatok üzleti szabályozásának összehasonlítása Bulgária, Magyarország és Románia 22 városában további 187 gazdasággal (Hungarian)
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JAN 01, 2017 119195 Working Paper
Doing business in the European Union 2017 : Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania : Compararea reglementărilor comerciale aplicabile companiilor locale în 22 de orașe din Bulgaria, România și Ungaria cu alte 187 țări (Romanian)
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JAN 01, 2017 119195 Working Paper Hungarian, Bulgarian
Growth recovery in southern Europe : a dozen lessons, old and new (English)
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NOV 02, 2016 WPS7877 Policy Research Working Paper
Doing business regional profile 2017 : European Union (EU) (English)
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OCT 25, 2016 110163 Working Paper
Building long-term portfolio benchmarks for pension funds in emerging economies (English)
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AUG 04, 2016 WPS7784 Policy Research Working Paper
Building voluntary pension schemes in emerging economies (English)
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AUG 03, 2016 WPS7779 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade and investment implications of Brexit (English)
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JUL 11, 2016 107118 Working Paper
Euro currency risk and the geography of debt flows to peripheral European monetary union members (English)
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JUN 30, 2016 WPS7738 Policy Research Working Paper
Ageing and family solidarity in Europe : patterns and driving factors of intergenerational support (English)
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MAY 17, 2016 WPS7678 Policy Research Working Paper
Financial sector advisory center : annual report 2015 (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 105607 Annual Report
Pinpointing poverty in Europe : new evidence for policy making (English)
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APR 14, 2016 113564 Publication
Corporate sector accounting and auditing in the EU acquis communautaire (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 105673 Working Paper
Doing business regional profile 2016 : Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa (OHADA) (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103367 Working Paper