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The Use of Corporate Tax Incentives : A Guidance Note and Experience from Poland, Hungary and Latvia (English)

Targeted reductions in corporate income tax rates may in some cases increase investment by firms, which can increase employment and the incomes of employees and suppliers, improve the availability of goods to their customers, and increase access to new technology. ... See More +

Report 139826 JUN 28, 2019

Clark,William Steven; Skrok,Emilia Disclosed

Tax Incentives to Encourage Corporate Investment in Latvia : Preliminary Version (English)

This paper analyzes the effect of accelerated depreciation (AD) policy on firm investment using administrative firm-level data for 2007-14. We find that past use of AD had a positive effect on firm investment rates. ... See More +

Report 139824 JUN 28, 2019

Pluta,Anna; Hazans,Mihails Disclosed

Investment Responses to Tax Policy under Uncertainty (English)

How does economic uncertainty affect the impact of tax policy? To answer this question, we exploit a unique natural experiment, in which two very similar investment subsidies were implemented in the same country, two years apart: once during a period of economic stability, and once during a period of very high uncertainty. ... See More +

Report 139825 JUN 28, 2019

Albinowski,Maciej Adam; Guceri,Irem Disclosed

Aid Intensity and Firm Subsidiaries Reaction in Hungary (English)

This study examines whether firms react to changes in investment incentives provided by the government. The authors analyze firms’ location and investment choice in a Central Eastern European country, Hungary, based on subsidiary level administrative tax microdata. ... See More +

Report 139902 JUN 28, 2019

Varga,Zsuzsanna; Mosberger, Pálma Disclosed

Europe and Central Asia - Towards Safer Roads in the Eastern Partnership Region (English)

The Eastern partnership (EaP) was launched in May 2009 by the European Union to enhance the cooperation with six countries of Eastern Europe and Southern Caucasus: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. ... See More +

Report AUS0000831 JUN 01, 2019

Dimitropoulos,Ioannis Disclosed

Assessing the Value of Market Access from Belt and Road Projects (English)

This paper describes a parsimonious approach to the economic analysis of transportation investments. In a gravity model of trade, project benefits may be summarized by a money metric for the change in market access experienced by all cities due to the investment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8815 APR 11, 2019

Reed,Tristan; Trubetskoy,Alexandr Disclosed

Labor Market Participation and Postponed Retirement in Central and Eastern Europe (English)

This paper shows that as the educational composition in the fifty-five to sixty-four year-old age bracket improved between the mid-1990s and the mid-2010s, the effective retirement age rose rapidly in the Central and Eastern European region. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 136567 APR 01, 2019

Gal,Robert I.; Radó,Márta Disclosed

Household Savings in Central Eastern and Southeastern Europe : How Do Poorer Households Save? (English)

Based on a survey of households in 10 Central Eastern European and Western Balkan countries, this paper presents new and unique evidence on which households have savings and how they save. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8751 FEB 19, 2019

Beckmann,Elisabeth Disclosed

Indicative TEN-T Investment Action Plan (English)

The Eastern partnership (Eap) is a joint policy initiative, which aims to deepen and strengthen relations between the European Union (EU), its member states and its six Eastern neighbours of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. ... See More +

Report 138289 DEC 01, 2018

Disclosed

Does Job Polarization Explain the Rise in Earnings Inequality ? Evidence from Europe (English)

Earnings inequality and job polarization have increased significantly in several countries since the early 1990s. Using data from European countries covering a 20-year period, this paper provides new evidence that the decline of middle-skilled occupations and the simultaneous increase of high- and low-skilled occupations are important factors accounting for the rise of inequality, especially at the bottom of the distribution. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8652 NOV 26, 2018

Bussolo,Maurizio; Torre,Ivan; Winkler,Hernan Jorge Disclosed

Europe - Skills for Competitiveness (English)

The global technology and innovation frontier pushes forward at a rapid pace, and countries around the world seek to either keep up, or catch up. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS0000244 NOV 01, 2018

Valerio,Alexandria; Liu,Ji; Butcher,Neil; Baijnath,Mohini Disclosed

Europe and Central Asia - Development of EU governance indicators : actionable regulatory governance indicators – final report (English)

The European Union’s Cohesion Policy is its biggest investment instrument. It supports the Europe 2020 strategy of smart, sustainable, and inclusive growth. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS0000221 JUN 13, 2018

Disclosed

Multidimensional connectivity : benefits, risks, and policy implications for Europe and Central Asia (English)

International connections through trade, foreign direct investment, migration, the Internet, and other channels are critical for the transmission of knowledge and growth and form macroeconomic linkages. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8438 MAY 11, 2018

Gould,David Michael; Kenett,Dror Yossef; Panterov,Georgi Lyudmilov Disclosed

International data flows and privacy : the conflict and its resolution (English)

The free flow of data across borders underpins today's globalized economy. But the flow of personal data outside the jurisdiction of national regulators also raises concerns about the protection of privacy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8431 MAY 07, 2018

Mattoo,Aaditya; Meltzer,Joshua Paul Disclosed

Public sector governance indicators for EU regions (English)

The report summarizes the work of the Bank team in collaboration with DG REGIO (Directorate-General Regional and Urban Policy) to identify and curate an initial set of Public Sector Governance (PSG) indicators that can measure the performance of public sector institutions at the national and subnational levels. ... See More +

Working Paper 126398 MAY 01, 2018

Bernstein,David S.; Recanatini,Francesca; Georgieva-Andonovska,Elena Georgieva Disclosed

Actionable regulatory governance indicators for EU regions (English)

The European Union's Cohesion Policy is its biggest investment instrument. With a budget of 351.8 Euros billion for 2014–2020, the Cohesion Policy accounts for around one-third of the EU budget. ... See More +

Working Paper 126400 MAY 01, 2018

Ladegaard,Peter Farup; Bernstein,David S.; Fozzard,Adrian; Johns,Melissa Marie; Saltane,Valentina; Bergstein,Elin; Blanc,Florentin; Lemoine,Joseph Antoine; Lundkvist,Petter; Novik,Nadia; Georgieva,Dorina Peteva; Konstantinova,Radka Encheva; Soares A O Rodrigues,Margarida; Arzinos,Ioannis Disclosed

Portraits of Labor Market Exclusion 2.0 : Synthesis Note (English)

This report is part of a joint study between the European Commission (EC), the World Bank, andthe Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). ... See More +

Working Paper 124639 MAR 26, 2018

Disclosed

Europe and Central Asia - Development of EU governance indicators : indicators of citizen-centric public service delivery – final report : Citizen-Centric Governance Indicators Final Report (English)

The report is structured into five parts. Part one presents the conceptual framework that forms the backdrop for developing citizen-centric service delivery indicators and summarizes what citizen-centric service delivery entails. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS0000222 MAR 16, 2018

Recanatini,Francesca; Knack,Stephen; Bernstein,David S.; Agarwal,Sanjay; Ladegaard,Peter Farup; Pfeil, Hélène Disclosed

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

Doing business in the European Union 2018 : Croatia, the Czech Republic, Portugal, and Slovakia (Vol. 2) : Main report (English)

Doing business in the European Union 2018: Croatia, the Czech Republic, Portugal, and Slovakia focuses on business regulations and their enforcement in five doing business areas. ... See More +

Working Paper 129193 JAN 01, 2018

Papahagi,Madalina G.; Rooms,Tommaso; Salgado Otonel,Pilar; Vilquin,Julien; Buxan Raposo,Iria; Sagnori Diniz,Laura; Grujicic,Marko; Hambardzumyan,Anushavan; Ilic,Nikola-000519314; Jankovic,Matej; Kralik,Branislav; Muron,Matus; Musulin,Dasa; Pacholska,Denisa; Pereira,Diogo Marvao; Tjong,Erick Disclosed

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The Use of Corporate Tax Incentives : A Guidance Note and Experience from Poland, Hungary and Latvia (English)
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JUN 28, 2019 139826 Report
Tax Incentives to Encourage Corporate Investment in Latvia : Preliminary Version (English)
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JUN 28, 2019 139824 Report
Investment Responses to Tax Policy under Uncertainty (English)
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JUN 28, 2019 139825 Report
Aid Intensity and Firm Subsidiaries Reaction in Hungary (English)
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JUN 28, 2019 139902 Report
Europe and Central Asia - Towards Safer Roads in the Eastern Partnership Region (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 AUS0000831 Report
Assessing the Value of Market Access from Belt and Road Projects (English)
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APR 11, 2019 WPS8815 Policy Research Working Paper
Labor Market Participation and Postponed Retirement in Central and Eastern Europe (English)
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APR 01, 2019 136567 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Household Savings in Central Eastern and Southeastern Europe : How Do Poorer Households Save? (English)
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FEB 19, 2019 WPS8751 Policy Research Working Paper
Indicative TEN-T Investment Action Plan (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 138289 Report
Does Job Polarization Explain the Rise in Earnings Inequality ? Evidence from Europe (English)
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NOV 26, 2018 WPS8652 Policy Research Working Paper
Europe - Skills for Competitiveness (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 AUS0000244 Working Paper
Europe and Central Asia - Development of EU governance indicators : actionable regulatory governance indicators – final report (English)
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JUN 13, 2018 AUS0000221 Working Paper
Multidimensional connectivity : benefits, risks, and policy implications for Europe and Central Asia (English)
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MAY 11, 2018 WPS8438 Policy Research Working Paper
International data flows and privacy : the conflict and its resolution (English)
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MAY 07, 2018 WPS8431 Policy Research Working Paper
Public sector governance indicators for EU regions (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 126398 Working Paper
Actionable regulatory governance indicators for EU regions (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 126400 Working Paper
Portraits of Labor Market Exclusion 2.0 : Synthesis Note (English)
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MAR 26, 2018 124639 Working Paper
Europe and Central Asia - Development of EU governance indicators : indicators of citizen-centric public service delivery – final report : Citizen-Centric Governance Indicators Final Report (English)
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MAR 16, 2018 AUS0000222 Working Paper
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
Doing business in the European Union 2018 : Croatia, the Czech Republic, Portugal, and Slovakia (Vol. 2) : Main report (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 129193 Working Paper