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Why are more sovereigns issuing in Euros? Choosing between USD and EUR-denominated bonds (English)

This paper presents and discusses the arguments offered by several sovereigns that have joined a trend starting in 2013 whereby sovereign and corporate issuers, especially in Latin America, have gradually replaced a portion of the funding raised in U.S. dollars with euros. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8324 JAN 30, 2018

Velandia-Rubiano,Antonio; Cabral,Rodrigo Silveira Veiga Disclosed

State ownership of financial institutions in Europe and Central Asia (English)

This paper introduces key findings from a new cross-country survey on state-owned financial institutions in Europe and Central Asia. It covers 41 such institutions operating in the region as of end 2016, and considers variables in the areas of mandates, instruments, performance, governance, and monitoring/evaluation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8288 DEC 20, 2017

Skamnelos,Ilias; Ferrari,Aurora; Mare,Davide Salvatore Disclosed

Business environment and firm performance in European lagging regions (English)

This paper explores the relationship between the regional business environment, lagging regions, and firm performance in four European countries: Italy, Poland, Romania, and Spain. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8281 DEC 18, 2017

Hallak,Issam; Harasztosi,Peter; Farole,Thomas; Tan,Shawn Weiming Disclosed

Court user feedback : a Swedish case study (English)

Courts in Sweden have developed an effective way to gauge user satisfaction and improve the court user experience through user feedback. Their results are impressive. ... See More +

Working Paper 122136 DEC 01, 2017

Disclosed

What works? : examples of empirically proven justice reforms (English)

This report What Works? Examples of Empirically Proven Justice Reforms examines theimpact of select judicial reforms on efficiency of justice, quality of justice, and access to justice in India, Senegal, Pakistan, Italy, the United States, Argentina, Israel, and Brazil. ... See More +

Working Paper 122188 DEC 01, 2017

Harley,Georgia; Panter,Elaine Rene Elizabeth; Chemin,Matthieu Disclosed

Aging and long term care systems : a review of finance and governance arrangements in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific (English)

Population aging is a global issue that is either affecting or will soon affect virtually every country around the world. With large numbers of older people experiencing significant losses of intrinsic capacity, leading a dignified and meaningful life is often only possible with the care and support of others. ... See More +

Working Paper 121749 NOV 01, 2017

Joshua,Laurie Christopher Disclosed

Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - European Union (English)

Doing Business 2018 is the 15th in a series of annual reports investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. ... See More +

Working Paper 122094 NOV 01, 2017

Disclosed

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

Comparative analysis of bar associations and law societies in select European jurisdictions (English)

As some of European Union’s (EU’s) neighboring countries are about to embark on EU accession negotiations, they are looking to reform their justice systems to align them with EU standards. ... See More +

Working Paper 121502 JAN 01, 2017

Harley,Georgia; Said,Agnes Cristiana Disclosed

Comparative analysis of bar associations and law societies in select European jurisdictions : Uporedna analiza advokatskih komora i udruženja u izabranim Evropskim zemljama (Serbian)

As some of European Union’s (EU’s) neighboring countries are about to embark on EU accession negotiations, they are looking to reform their justice systems to align them with EU standards. ... See More +

Working Paper 121502 JAN 01, 2017

Harley,Georgia; Said,Agnes Cristiana 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

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Why are more sovereigns issuing in Euros? Choosing between USD and EUR-denominated bonds (English)
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JAN 30, 2018 WPS8324 Policy Research Working Paper
State ownership of financial institutions in Europe and Central Asia (English)
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DEC 20, 2017 WPS8288 Policy Research Working Paper
Business environment and firm performance in European lagging regions (English)
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DEC 18, 2017 WPS8281 Policy Research Working Paper
Court user feedback : a Swedish case study (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 122136 Working Paper
What works? : examples of empirically proven justice reforms (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 122188 Working Paper
Aging and long term care systems : a review of finance and governance arrangements in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121749 Working Paper
Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - European Union (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 122094 Working Paper
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
Comparative analysis of bar associations and law societies in select European jurisdictions (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 121502 Working Paper
Comparative analysis of bar associations and law societies in select European jurisdictions : Uporedna analiza advokatskih komora i udruženja u izabranim Evropskim zemljama (Serbian)
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JAN 01, 2017 121502 Working Paper
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